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Sad Summer Festival featuring local Detroit artists

Sad Summer Festival announced its cross country run earlier this year – receiving a huge welcome from the pop punk crowd.

The Michigan date of the festival will be hosted at the Crofoot festival grounds on Sunday, July 21.

Headliners like The Maine, Mayday Parade, State Champs and The Wonder Years cater to all alt rock fans. In addition, the festival is hosting a handful of local Detroit artists on its stages.

Shortly, who spent the majority of this year on tour with names such as The Wonder Years and Small Talks, will be playing on Sunday. You can stream Mapping/Haven on Spotify here.


Pop-punk trio Almost Made the Mixtape will also be performing. The band has released two EP’s this year; Things I Learned That Summer as well as the most recent And the Crowd Goes Wild

For a change of pace, alt-indie band A Year in New York will also be performing. The band has been performing unreleased new music at their sets – leaving us excited for what’s in store this weekend.

Singer/songwriter Josie Pace will be taking the stage as well. Her vibrant, driven sound blends her kick-ass attitude with a powerful rock sound. Her 2019 single “Fire” can be streamed here.

Signature Mistakes and Young Pioneer are two other Detroit names that are featured on the lineup. Both bands have made their stake in the alt rock local scene. Stream Signature Mistake’s recent release “Too Many Words” here. 

Other local artists include; Alix, Former Critics, Greg Butcher and the Degens, Hail Your Highness, Last Night Saved My Life, Seaholm, Something Missing and The Plastic Beach. 

In addition to showcasing local talent – the festival has teamed up with Baldwin Center to  run a coffee drive at the festival. Attendees can bring bags of regular ground coffee to donate.

For additional information on the festival, visit their website  as well as the event’s Facebook page.

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