2018-07-29 / Insight

Lost in the Woods Music Festival

Aug. 4 event to include 17 performers over 10 hours
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Local music duo Untamed Beauty, featuring Deb Barber (left) and Emily Barber took the stage during the Lost in the Woods Music Festival in 2017. 
File Photo Local music duo Untamed Beauty, featuring Deb Barber (left) and Emily Barber took the stage during the Lost in the Woods Music Festival in 2017. File Photo Proceeds to benefit agencies who support the vulnerable

OREGON TWP. — The fourth annual Lost in the Woods Music Festival is set to kick off at noon on Saturday, Aug. 4, and event organizers for the annual family fun day and fundraiser have created a musical lineup spanning 10 hours featuring more than a dozen bands.

The annual festival was established four years ago as a way to positively remember victims of abuse or crime as well as raise money for local organizations that directly support the most vulnerable in Lapeer County.

Last year, the festival raised more than $2,000, with $500 used to purchase a television for the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer for use with intake procedures. The remaining money, said retired North Branch Area Schools educator and Lost in the Woods Music Festival volunteer Linda Forys, was divided among Lapeer County Suicide Prevention Network, Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Abuse (LACADA), Families Against Narcotics, Golden Arrow, New Light Child and Family Institute and Stone Soup.

This year’s lineup, both in terms of music as well as family activities, is expected to be the best in the festival’s four years of existence. “We got a grant from the Lapeer County Community Foundation for (a) Bounce House, and a grant from the Youth Advocacy Committee through the Lapeer County Community Foundation for ‘Fun With Sparkles,’ a clown that does face painting, balloon animals and glitter tattoos,” said Forys.

In addition, Forys said that during the festival attendees will have the opportunity to enter a raffle featuring eight prizes, including a bracelet from Lapeer Gold and Diamond, massage and sauna packages from Massage Green in Lapeer, a Young Living Basket from Cody Beck and gift certificates for Aladdin’s Cleaning and Restoration of Lapeer and Gordon’s Food Service.

Attendees will also have the chance to win two “family fun packages,” said Forys, that include a variety of items such as “food coupons from McDonald’s, LASER roller skating passes, Blend coupons, NCG Cinemas – Lapeer movie passes and more.”

Forys said T-shirts commemorating this year’s festival will be available for purchase, along with ice cream and other refreshments. Gerlach’s Bowling Center in Lapeer will provide lawn bowling and NCG Cinemas – Lapeer will offer free popcorn.

Visitors will have opportunity to learn how various organizations support the Lapeer County area. Six groups — Lapeer County Certified Emergency Management Team (CERT), Hamilton Community Health Network, Family Literacy of Lapeer County, Lapeer County Community Mental Health, Forever Friends Network of Lapeer County and New Light Child & Family Institute — will be on hand with informational booths. A variety of community first responders will also provide tours of emergency vehicles, including a Lapeer Fire & Rescue fire truck, a Lapeer County EMS ambulance, a Michigan State Police cruiser and the Lapeer County Sheriff Dept.’s “Lapeer Lightning” cruiser.

Musical lineup for festival

The Lost in the Woods Music Festival will feature 17 musical acts over 10 hours, starting with a noon kickoff and closing the evening with a performance by Davis Green.

• Noon – 12:15: Kickoff

• 12:15 – 12:45: Band of Brothers

• 12:50 – 1:20: Julia Wiles

• 1:25 – 1:55: Jarod Vanwagoner

• 1:55 – 2:25: Jake Cox and Gavin Poffenberger

• 2:30 – 3:00: Untamed Beauty

• 3:00 – 3:40: The Inevitables

• 3:40 – 4:10: Madison Morse

• 4:10 – 4:40: Richard Clark

• 4:45 – 5:15: Radio Frequency

• 5:15 – 6:00: Chris Eilersen

• 6:00 – 6:30: Pete Folco

• 6:30 – 7:00: Delaney Natke

• 7:00 – 7:30: Voltage

• 7:30 – 7:45: Phillip DeLaSotta

• 7:45 – 8:15: AParent MLC

• 8:15 – 9:05: Frame 42

• 9:05 – 10:00: Davis Green

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