Totally Awesome Fest 11 lineup announced. 56 hours of free, all-ages springtime fun to begin this Friday in Ypsilanti.

Walking through the Water Street sculpture park yesterday, I discovered what appears to the official lineup of Totally Awesome Fest 11 nailed to our beloved art hut. As I don’t imagine that all of you can find your way out there by this weekend to copy everything down yourselves, I thought that I’d repost the contents of the declaration here.

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Assuming this isn’t a prank of some kind, everything kicks off in Ypsilanti with a history walk led by our friend Matt Siegfried. The walk begins at 4:00 PM on Water Street Commons and ends at VG Kids, where the likes of Jim Cherewick and Sex Police will be performing… And, from there, in accordance with Totally Awesome Fest custom, things get progressively more surreal. [There’s an inter-species basketball game at some point.]

The entire entire lineup of the free, three-day, all-ages, multi-venue festival can be found below. First, though, for the uninitiated, here’s a little documentary footage shot during last year’s Totally Awesome Fest by Adam Wright and Ian Sargent… I think it should give you a pretty good sense of the vibe, dress code, quality of beardage you should expect to come in contact with, etc.

A Totally Awesome Film from Adam Wright on Vimeo.

And here’s the ambitious, action-packed lineup.

FRIDAY 4/24
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@ WATER STREET COMMONS (RIVER ST. & MICHIGAN AVE.)
4:00 p.m. MATT SIEGFRIED HISTORY OF THE RIVER WALK ending at VG Kids

@ VG KIDS (884 RAILROAD ST.)
5:00 p.m. DJ HEE HAW
5:30 VAGRANT SYMPHONY
6:00 JIM CHEREWICK
6:30 TANAGER
7:00 QUALITY CINEMA
7:30 TOTAL THEATER
8:00 p.m. SEX POLICE

@ DREAMLAND THEATER (26 N. WASHINGTON)
9:00 p.m. DUANE THE BRAND NEW DOG
9:45 MINUS 9
10:30 VAN HOUTEN
11:15 FANGS N TWANG
12:00 ZOMBIE JESUS CHOCOLATE SUNSHINE BAND
12:45 DAUGHTERS OF ETERNITY
1:30 a.m. BATTLESHAGS

@ YPSI UNDERGROUND HOUSE (205 PERRIN ST.)
2:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
UNICORN, SHELLS, BATTLESHAGS, SKY THING, LIDLESS EYE, PINE CONES, CREODE, + MORE!

SATURDAY 4/25
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@ THE UGLY MUG (310 W. CROSS ST.)
8:00 a.m. BEN HENDERSON
9:00 J. WASHBURN GARDNER
9:30 PRINCESS XANTHIPE PRESENTS “FIREWALKER 2015”
10:00 a.m. RUSSELL DAVIS

@ THE HEN HOUSE (226 N. PROSPECT)
11:00 a.m. feat. A GIANT PINK ELEPHANT BY ALEXIS FORD
LIVE PAINTING with NATALIE BERRY & TREVOR STONE
12:00 LISA
12:30 BRIAN TUCKER
1:00 LAS DROGAS
1:30 CLARA BALMER
2:00 JAZZ DOG VARIETY SHOW
2:45 YELLOW RAIL FAMILY
3:30 MAGIC
4:00 LADY & THE CHAMP
4:30 p.m. TESS TENNESSEE MILLER

@ AM1700 (PEARL ST. & WASHINGTON ST.)
6:30 SKY THING
7:00 ROTOKILLER
7:30 p.m. AKIOKE HOSTED BY ANDREW BRUCE MITCHELL II

@ DREAMLAND THEATER (26 N. WASHINGTON ST.)
8:00 p.m. DJ HEE HAW
8:30 THANKS USA
9:00 DREAMLAND PUPPET TROUPE PRESENTS “THE SINGING CLOCK”
9:30 ROTOKILLER
10:00 YESTERCENTURIES
10:45 PRUDE BOYS
11:30 EXHUMED CORPSE
12:00 CREODE
12:30 SPELLING
1:00 a.m. DJ ONDEMAND

@ THE IMAGINARY HOUSE (211 N. HURON ST.)
2:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
FILMS, PUPPETRY, FILMS ABOUT PUPPETRY, THE POETRY MACHINE, POETRY, + MORE!

SUNDAY 4/26
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@ PROSPECT PARK (CROSS ST. & N. PROSPECT ST.)
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT & SKATE JAM w/CJ MIND CONTROL feat. A HOT DOG CART BY JASON WRIGHT

@ HOUSE OF MOLE (310 MAPLE ST.)
11:00 a.m. PANCAKE DOG TINA & TAKE HOME FASHION SHOW
12:00 STRANGE BREW
12:30 JEREMY WAUN
1:00 IZZY JOHNSON
1:30 BEST EXES
2:00 SOPHIE TULIP
2:45 DEADBEAT BEAT
3:30 UNPHAIR
4:00 AIMEE ADAMS & PATRICK ELKINS
4:30 ANNA BURCH
5:00 MODERN LADY FITNESS
5:30 AUTUMN NICOLE WETLI
6:00 RIVER SPIRIT
6:30 p.m. D. LEATHERMAN, A. MITTS, A. FELLOWS, L. CINTRON

@ 96 BRONCO HOUSE (416 OLIVE ST.)
8:00 p.m. BONEHEAD
8:45 SHABBY CHIC HEARTBREAK GARAGE
9:30 THE DEATH POSTURE
10:15 SALT CITY
11:00 EMERSON, LAKE, AND KEVIN
11:45 p.m. BOBBI PALACE

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11 Comments

  1. Posted April 20, 2015 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    This will be an interesting experience for all who attend.

  2. anonymous
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    Based on name alone, I’m voting for Prude Boys.

  3. anonymous
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Also, my grandfather would have loved DJ Hee Haw.

  4. anonymous
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    Especially if DJ Hee Haw were accompanied by Hee Haw Honeys.

    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0077023/

  5. Steve
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Does every house in Ypsilanti have to have a name?

  6. Mr. X
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I just did a search for “house name generator,” found a site, and gave it a shot. Here’s the best option it came back with.

    “House of Rottbeard”

    Not bad.

  7. Bob
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I can’t imagine it’s any more listenable than the original, but Emerson, Lake & Kevin is a genius name. So good they should retire before actually playing. Legend untarnished.

  8. createharmony
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Steve, yes, every house in Ypsi has to have a name. It is an officially unofficial requirement. Didn’t you get the rulebook?

  9. 探偵
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Will your magic event be on the internet?

  10. XXX
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    What do you mean by “Mystery Spot”?

  11. Thom Elliott
    Posted April 21, 2015 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I am apparently in a band called “Lisa” for some reason this year. It should be fun.

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