Opening Night Party
Gates Open @ 6 pm
(included with the following festival passes: Patron Pass, FastPass, Super Pass)
Downtown Saugatuck: Coghlin Park (corner of Culver & Griffith Streets)
Grass seating - feel free to bring a blanket
Food and drinks, including a BBQ cookout by The Hickory Pit and a selection of speciality crafted drafts from the Beer Garden, will be available for purchase.
(NO coolers, picnic baskets, food or alcohol allowed to be brought in or out)
FEATURED MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY: BEVERLY MCCLELLAN
Beverly McClellan is best known as a finalist on the first season of NBC's The VOICE, making it to the top four with Grammy-Award winning artist Christina Aguilera as a mentor. Beverly’s honest lyrics, raw sound, and her powerful performances on The VOICE have won her comparisons to Etta James, Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. She is currently touring with BB King.
Opening for Beverly will be GARRETT BORNS and VALENTIGER.
Outdoor Screening at Dusk: SHORTS SPECTACULAR program featuring a collection of award-winning short films - a must see!!
Poster signing with artist Ron English. Ron, a pop iconoclast, paints, infiltrates, reinvents and satirizes modern culture and its mainstream visual iconography on canvas, in song, and directly onto hundreds of pirated billboards. Ron is a world renown artist & is Waterfront's in house poster artist. This year - Ron portrayed himself on The Simpsons alongside Shepard Fairey.