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Press Release – Harvest Fest Fundraiser at Old Dog Tavern

July 25, 2012

From a Fair Food Matters press release….

Harvest Fest musical fundraiser coming to Old Dog Tavern

Two very different musical ensembles will perform on Saturday, July 28 beginning at 9 p.m. at Old Dog Tavern (402 E. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo), with proceeds benefiting the Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest.

Michigan Hiryu Daiko will demonstrate the ancient art of Japanese Taiko (“great drum”). For six centuries, the beat of these massive drums, ranging from one foot to six feet in diameter, could be heard over great distances and historically was used as a means of communication.

Then, Highway 20 will take the stage. This Kalamazoo-based band plays a blend of country and rock.

Doors open at 8 p.m. If weather permits, the performances will take place in Old Dog Tavern’s new outdoor garden.

The $5 cover will help support the Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest, an annual, community-wide celebration of local food, local farming and sustainable living.

The 10th annual Harvest Fest will take place on Sunday, September 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Tillers International, 10515 East OP Avenue, Scotts, Michigan. This year’s event will focus on food justice and food sovereignty, and will feature keynote speaker Malik Yakini, executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, as well as music, food, demonstrations and family tent activities.

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