Event List

Main Stage:

  • 1 p.m.: Blake Elliott and The Robinson Affair
  • 3:15 p.m.: The Appleseed Collective
  • 5:30 p.m.: Steppin’ In It

Second Stage:

  • 2:15 p.m.: The Accidentals
  • 4:15 p.m.: TC Sings
  • 4:45 p.m.: Little Omena

Blake Elliott
Blake Elliott


  • 3–4 p.m.: Community Sustained Compost Project with Ty and Carter Schmidt
  • 4–5 p.m.: A Holistic Approach to Regenerative Agriculture with Craig Shaft
  • 5–6 p.m.: How to Effectively Talk about Climate Change with Krystn Madrine

Community Sponsors

Third Annual Dirt Fest

Dirt Fest 2014 event logoSaturday, April 12, 2014,
1–7 p.m.

Location: NMC's Welcome Center,
in the Health & Science Building,
1705 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI

Cost: Free for everyone

Dirt Fest is an all inclusive Earth Day celebration for our dynamic Northern Michigan community. It is a means of communicating how to get involved with a multitude of environmental issues, both locally and globally, through a dialogue with music, art and interactive workshops.

The Appleseed Collective band from Ann ArborDirt Fest is a celebration filled with creative expression that plants the seed of environmental consciousness and provides the resources to help it grow.

This free festival begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. The event features three bands: Blake Elliott and The Robinson Affair (Traverse City), the Appleseed Collective (from Ann Arbor, shown above), and Steppin’ In It (from Lansing, shown below).

The Steppin' In It band from LansingWorkshops will include: Community Sustained Compost Project; A Holistic Approach to Regenerative Agriculture; and How to Effectively Talk about Climate Change. In case not everyone is busy dancing or participating in one of our workshops, we will also have various arts and crafts tables set up at the event for folks of all ages to take part in while the music plays.