The Handmade Music Festival was created by and for the love of music and community. We are creating an atmosphere where the music flows freely, as does love, friendship and gratitude. Music is a universal language bringing generations together and that is our mission. A portion of the proceeds of this festival will be donated to a local charity. We are a community of musicians and music lovers who aim to bring the highest caliber musicianship to Mid-Michigan. We are committed to creating a family friendly atmosphere while swaying to a handpicked playlist of bluegrass, psychedelic folk, Americana, and soul.
Our venue, Showboat Park, is located in beautiful Chesaning along the Shiawassee River. The park was home to many musicians, dancers and members of this wonderful community for decades. We hope to protect the integrity of this gift that sits in the heart of Chesaning, allowing the community to once again bring art to life - right in our own backyard.
Our first Handmade Music Festival was held in October 2018 with nearly two dozen Michigan bands playing all original music. We had approximately 300 attendees, food trucks, craft and music vendors and so much more.
We are kicking off our fourth year with “Music from the Mitten," a celebration of Michigan musicians and their original music – handmade and homegrown. That is who we are. We are able to bring these talented musicians to our community with help from businesses like you. We thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to celebrating with you.