The Saturday Six Pack is dubbed Ypsilanti’s “wild weekly block party” by Concentrate Media

While we were all sleeping, the little elves at Concentrate Media posted a very nice feature about The Saturday Six Pack. Here, to give you a flavor of the piece, is how it begins.

You could call “The Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard” a political affairs forum, a performing arts showcase, or a free-form auditory community collage. But if you stop by the AM1700 studio for an episode of the radio show some time, the best way to describe it is a wild weekly block party.

People gather inside the studio building and on the street outside, watching, laughing and occasionally chipping in to the broadcast. Guests who have finished their stint on-mic with Maynard tend to hang around and enjoy the rest of the show, sometimes jumping in to participate in later segments. And conversely, an episode rarely goes by without at least one random bystander going on the air to chat with Maynard about something or other.

It’s a vibrant little scene that’s arisen every Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the corner of Washington and Pearl in Ypsilanti, right next door to the Déjà Vu strip club. And it’s especially remarkable when you take into account that “The Saturday Six Pack” has only been around for about four months…

The article, written by Patrick Dunn, would have been awesome on its own, but it was made doubly great thanks to the contributions of photographer Doug Coombe, some of which you’ll find copied here with his approval.

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[note: As long as Patrick and Doug had been given the assignment of covering The Saturday Six Pack for Concentrate, I had them both on the show as guests. In case you’re interested in hearing what they sound like, here are links to those individual shows… Episode 14 with Patrick Dunn and Episode 15 with Doug Coombe. Enjoy.]

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3 Comments

  1. Dee
    Posted May 6, 2015 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    I want for there to be more stories like this. I want your head to explode.

  2. Posted May 6, 2015 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Great article, congrats! I told you–you’ve served Garrison Keillor. He will serve back and then IT’S ON! I can’t wait for that :)

    Keep up the good work. I think we’ll have our first recording for you next week!

  3. Posted May 7, 2015 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I think the Saturday Six Pack is the best thing you’ve ever done.

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