Fourth annual Depot Music Fest set for Aug. 4

The fourth annual Depot Music Festival in Cadillac is set for Saturday, Aug. 4. Music will begin at 3 p.m. and will continue until 9:30 p.m., and this year’s headliners will be 1000 Watt Prophets. (Courtesy photo)

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CADILLAC — Load up the lawn chairs and bring the whole family to the fourth annual Depot Music Fest, at the Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion in downtown Cadillac.

Admission is free for this family-friendly event, which is set for 3 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and features a variety of musical performances throughout the day. Food is available at the non-profit After 26 Depot Café, 127 W. Cass St., located in the Cadillac Train Depot, adjacent to the festival grounds. A beer and wine tent will be open to adults. All proceeds benefit the After 26 Project, which provides training and employment opportunities for adults with developmental and cognitive differences.

More than 30 vendors from the Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan and Farm Market will provide a festive shopping experience, and the children’s splashpad area always is a featured attraction.

Musicians from Lansing to Traverse City are scheduled to perform. Chris Winklemann takes the stage at 3:15 p.m., followed by Those Meddlin’ Kids  at 3:55 p.m., Keenan Cooper will go onstage at 4:35 p.m. and Rick West will begin performing at 5:15 p.m. Alex Mendenall will begin at 5:55 p.m., Adam Joynt will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., and headliners, 1000 Watt Prophets, will entertain from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kelly Hondorp, After 26 Depot Café manager, at (231) 468-3526 or; or David Gaunt, After 26 Project board member, (231) 884-2423; or visit

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