Northport Hosts 6th Annual Leelanau UnCaged Street Festival, September 29, 2018:
The 6th annual Leelanau UnCaged Festival will be September 29, 2018. This music and arts street fest has become the biggest and longest FREE festival in the North, drawing over 40 performance groups and 90 artists.
The street festival is in Northport on the main downtown streets and runs from noon to 10 p.m. Last year it attracted 8,000 people. This year, for the first time, UnCaged will be a Zero Waste event. With the help of Bay Area Recycling for Charities, all food service products will be recycled or composted.
Among the musicians will be Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff, Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations and Treetown Swingtet from Ann Arbor, which specializes in gypsy jazz. Other music will range from oldies to bluegrass to reggae to Celtic folk to Texas swing and more. The ever-popular Kids’ tent will once again include the Popeye Regatta.
Philp eAlso returning is Grand Rapids puppeteer Kevin Kammeraad. Northport Schools art teacher Jenny Evans will also oversee the creative painting of about 300 old skis, donated by the Homestead Resort. A dozen vendors will sell tasty food on the streets, while Northport’s restaurants and bars stay open late.
Leelanau Uncaged was inspired by the music and philosophy of avant-garde composer John Cage, who once said, “Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in.” It is run by volunteers, with financial support from all of Northport’s merchants. That means this festival continues to be free.
Event sponsors are the Leelanau Township Community Foundation, the Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos, Thomas & Milliken Millwork, Coldwell Banker and Schmidt Realtors and the Philip S. Harper Foundation. Leelanau UnCaged is a venture of the Northport ARTS Association.
For more information, please visit www.leelanauuncaged.com