Tag Archives: Ypsitucky Bluegrass Festival

Jamboree update

As most of you probably know, there’s a big, outdoor music festival taking place here in Ypsi this weekend. It’s being called the Jamboree, and, as luck would have it, I had an opportunity to sit down with festival director Don Sicheneder and ask him a few questions this evening. Here’s our interview: MARK: So, […]

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The other side of the Ypsitucky debate

I told you a few days ago why I felt it was fine to use the suffix “tucky” to promote a Bluegrass music festival here in Ypsilanti this summer. Now, in the spirit of open mindedness, I give you the other side of the debate. The following letter comes from my fellow Ypsi 2020 Task […]

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“Oh, my God, did he say Ypsitucky?”

When I first moved back to Ypsi, Linette and I made some shirts that said “Buy Indie in Ypsi.” We thought that we were doing a good thing – encouraging people to support the locally owned, independent stores in their community – but some folks didn’t see it that way. We received complaints from a […]

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