Mittenfest is an annual music festival and fundraiser featuring Michigan musicians. All proceeds benefit 826 Michigan, a youth-centered creative writing nonprofit. Mittenfest XI will take place in Ypsilanti, MI and Bona Sera on December 29-31, 2017. If you would like to be considered to perform, please fill out this form. Female musicians, LGBTQ individuals and people of color are encouraged to apply.


By submitting an application, you understand that if accepted to perform, you agree to the following:
1) This is an unpaid gig! Bands will not receive monetary compensation for performing. However, bands are permitted and encouraged to bring and sell their merchandise. Tables will be provided.
2) Members of bands and performers will gain free admission for their day of performance only.
3) The name of your band and its members may be used along with photography of your band and its members on the Mittenfest website and in press articles and posters related to the event.
4) Mittenfest is, above all, a fundraiser. None of the people who organize the festival, nor the venue, retain any of the proceeds from ticket sales or sponsorships. All proceeds from the festival including tickets, wristband sales, sponsorships, your performance, your time, and the time of the staff and organizers is a donation to 826 Michigan, Inc. a Michigan based 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.

Thank you so much for your interest in Mittenfest XII! Please send any questions/concerns/inquiries to

Band/Performer Name
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Contact Email
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Contact Phone Number
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Hometown/where are you based?
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Have you played Mittenfest before?
If you have played Mittenfest before, please list the years to the best of your ability.
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Please list names of band members.
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Mittenfest strives to be inclusive. Only answer the questions you are comfortable answering.
How many people in your band identify as female?
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How many people in your band identify as LGBTQ?
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How many people of color are in your band?
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Hint: the more days you are available, the more likely you are to be selected.
Please check the days you are available.
Anything else you want to tell us about your availability?
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Where can we hear your music? Please provide links!
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Where can we find you on the Internets? Please provide website/facebook/twitter/instagram accounts.
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