Illustration based on a photo by Glenn Cook.
2022 CDL Song Fest
October 22 , 2022
All Day | All Ages | Open to the Public
Join us for a music-filled day celebrating the art and craft of songwriting at the our fifth annual CDL Song Fest. Whether you're a music maker or a music lover, this is your day! Join us in the afternoon as local teen music acts take the stage in the Reading Garden followed by a workshop designed to hone your songwriting skills. This year, we are thrilled to feature legendary bassist of alternative rock band the Replacements, former Guns N' Roses member, and lead singer-songwriter for Bash & Pop and Cowboys in the Campfire, Tommy Stinson in performance and conversation, too! (Read Stinson's in-depth interview below.) Song Fest is family-friendly and open to the public.
Song Fest Schedule
Teen Song Fest Showcase
Get into the Song Fest groove with this teens-only concert!
Local bands WildChildz, Wicked Cricket, and The Jazz Project, and musicians Trilian Krug, Liam Favre, and Dahlia Berggren will perform in the Reading Garden. Cheer them on during this SongFest program debut!
Interested in being a performer next year? Email Stacey Comfort email@example.com!
Reading Garden* | All Ages | Drop-in
*In the event of bad weather, concert will be held in the McKune Room.
Introduction to Songwriting
Get advice from seasoned songwriter Judy Banker! From nailing down a bridge to fine tuning your lyrics, after this workshop, your music really sing! Stay tuned for this year's presenter announcements! Click here to register.
McKune Room | Teens & Adults | Registration required
Up Close with Tommy Stinson
Prairie House at Robin Hills Farm | 20390 M-52, Chelsea MI | Drop-in
Martin Bandyke, morning host of ann arbor’s 107one, interviews musician Tommy Stinson about his career, influences, and craft.
Tommy Stinson Live!
Interview with Tommy Stinson
Click to read an exclusive, in depth Tommy Stinson interview with CDL Board member Gary Munce and CDL Administrative Assistant Chris Berggren