Festival of the Sun Music Announcement

Old Town Lansing’s Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun are fast approaching. We are pleased to officially announce our entertainment for Festival of the Sun on Saturday, June 23, from 2 until 11 p.m. Starting the day is returning favorites Those Willows (previously known as Sunny Side Up) an alternative/folk style band, followed by East Lansing native Sabertooth Fiancee, who will bring a jazz, pop, ska style flair.

Next up will be Empty Orchestra, an indie/experimental/country band from Flint, MI. They deliver the “rough edge of urban folk of Billy Bragg, or the smoky idiosyncratic poet-blues of Tom Waits and a revival of classic 70’s singer/songwriter balladry,” according to Jeff Milo of Real Detroit Weekly. They will bring a new mix to the Festival and encourage attendance by their fan base on the eastern side of the state.

In the evening, prepare yourself for the lush guitar tones and dreamy three-part harmonies of Elliot Street Lunatic.  This four piece Lansing indie rock band is not only catching the attention of people in Michigan, but building a fan base all across the country.

Finally, we are very proud to announce that Frontier Ruckus, a national touring band from Michigan, will be joining Festival of the Sun to close out the night. Frontier Ruckus is a folk-rock band with lyrically intensive songs. They’ve been noted in many local and national reviews for their talent, and in 2010 the Rolling Stone named Frontier Ruckus one of the ‘Essential Sets’ at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

“We are pleased to be featuring a variety of musical talent in Old Town. Festival of the Sun and Moon has provided some wonderful acts in the past, we are keeping that tradition alive with this year’s diverse line-up,” said Louise Gradwohl, Festival of the Moon & Festival of the Sun Director.

Many more exciting announcements to come in the realm of Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun, so keep posted by visiting www.festivalofthesun.com and www.festivalofthemoon.com. If you have any questions, please call the OTCA office at 517-485-4283 or email us at oldtown@iloveoldtown.org.