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The Ragbirds

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The most engaging new band I’ve heard this year is The Ragbirds...eclectic, restlessly creative, poetic, and delivered with confidence, it grows on you with every listen.
— Jeffery Overstreet, Looking Closer

Led by dynamic, multi-instrumentalist front-woman Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds create music that is equally danceable, intelligent and vulnerable – a rare combination in an increasingly marketing-driven industry. Since 2005 they have gathered and maintained a passionate, grassroots fan base by continually reinventing themselves with an ever-evolving sound, while remaining rooted in the high-energy, world-inspired folk-rock that they have become known for.

With a genre-bending hybrid of indie-pop melodies, global-infused beats, rock guitar riffs and folk sensibilities, this is music that comes to life on stage. Every concert leaves each listener in a higher place than when it began. The Ragbirds are constant travelers, impressed upon by a global consciousness, with lyrics that point to the daily paradox of intentionally cultivating hope in the midst of a crazed and jaded world.


Free and open to all — no registration is required.

7:30pm on the lakefront lawn
Grounds open at 6:30pm

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held in The Patriot Theater.
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The War Memorial’s talented culinary team will serve up a taste of Americana, including juicy burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and other traditional summertime fare. A full bar, including water, a variety of sodas, beer, wine, and liquor, will be available to enhance your experience! You’re welcome to bring your own picnic, but by Michigan law, no outside alcoholic beverages may be brought to SummerFest.