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Seth Bernard // Jordan Hamilton

12 weeks of bands, breweries, and non-profits. All shows are free and open to the public.

Artists: Seth Bernard & Jordan Hamilton Music
Brewery: Creston Brewery
Nonprofit: Educate Youth 501c3

Seth Bernard - Born and raised on Earthwork Farm in rural Northern Michigan, Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a renowned Michigan-based collective of successful independent musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building.

Seth has traveled the world and blanketed the US as a magnetic performer and uplifting cultural worker and is equally at home fronting a large electrified ensemble as he is holding a crowd with nothing but an acoustic guitar. Seth has served as the Director of the Musical Ambassador Program for On the Ground where he helped cultivate partnerships and cultural exchanges between communities in southern Mexico, Ethiopia and eastern Congo and communities in Michigan with a focus on solidarity and creative collaboration. “Eggs” Bernard is a NMEAC Environmentalist of the Year Award winner for Arts Education & Grassroots Activism and in early 2018, launched the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan, a social movement using storytelling and music to amplify the groundswell of support for water issues. In 2019, Bernard founded and launched Title Track, a state-wide nonprofit organization engaging creative practice to build resilient social-ecological systems that support clean water, racial equity, and youth empowerment.

Jordan Hamilton Music - A cellist finding and creating music, achieving balance. #cellovate. Cellist of Last Gasp Collective and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Jordan merges songwriting, loop pedals, sample machines, and vocals to create a sonic landscape of experimental hip-hop, folk, soul, and classical music. The Western Michigan University graduate aims to find new ways for the cello, a traditional instrument, to relate to a modern audience where it can be found playing the music of Bach, the Beatles, or Chance the Rapper. Filled with an eclectic range of songs, Jordan’s set is sure to capture the heart and mind while reflecting on new horizons.

Creston Brewery
We are an eclectic group of individuals committed to working together to provide each person who steps through our doors with the best we can give. From the beer to the food to the service, we want you to feel at home and feel appreciated. We strive for this attitude to go beyond our walls and strive to do what we can to better our community as well.

Our focus is small because even the smallest things matter.

Educate Youth 501c3: The mission of Educate Youth is to provide programming for Ypsilanti teens which will promote positive outcomes in all areas of life. We are committed to increasing the number of Ypsilanti students who receive a diploma, and for each graduate to have a post-high school plan, one student at a time.

Thank you to our headline sponsor Comerica Bank for joining us in making this season shine!

Earlier Event: August 30
DJ in the Garden
Later Event: September 3
Tears & Cheers