Leelanau UnCaged – September 30, 2017
It will be a full day of music, dance, food and art.
This event is inspired by John Cage, the famous American composer of music who once said of Spain that it was “the multiplicity of simultaneous visual and audible events all going together in one’s experience and producing enjoyment.”
So be ready to have the senses stimulated with an Uncaged, John Cage day.
Leelanau UnCaged On Facebook
Below are the latest postings from the Leelanau UnCaged Page On Facebook.
Wednesday June 17th, 2020 - 7:41 pm
Love Charlie. Beautiful song Aaron
We’re here at UnCaged page listening. Strong!! Love it. Sound is great
Leelanau UnCaged updated their cover photo.
Thursday April 30th, 2020 - 1:02 pm
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Leelanau UnCaged updated their cover photo.
Thursday April 30th, 2020 - 1:01 pm
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Thursday April 30th, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Ahhh, we are so happy yet (still sad) that an opportunity for a couple to get married at the Willowbrook Mill in downtown Northport has a new opening, Sept 26. That is the day we are ‘caging’ UnCaged this year. It doesn’t make the hurt less painful but a small wedding versus 8,000 in the street is easy logic to understand.
The UnCaged Team would like to thank the Willowbrook Mill for providing an amazing venue for our indoor performances during UnCaged. Mimi and Joel are good friends of UnCaged and we are forever grateful. 2021 will be an incredible celebration at UnCaged and this year will be a special wedding day for someone!
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Wednesday April 29th, 2020 - 2:55 pm
Leelanau UnCaged Caged for 2020
In response to the COVID-19 threat, Leelanau UnCaged, Northport’s popular September street festival, is caging up for 2020 and postponing until next year.
Scheduled for September 26 this year, the 8th annual Leelanau UnCaged will instead unfold on September 25, 2021, with all the joy, zest and surprises as ever. Next year’s Leelanau UnCaged will feature, as always, more than 30 musical performances on five stages scattered throughout downtown Northport, plus scores of artists and food vendors.
In the past few years the one-day event has become the longest, most popular FREE music festival in northern Michigan, drawing as many as 8,000 people to the town of 650. Headliners have included the Red Elvises, the Microtones, Grupo Aye, and Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations. Music genres range from Celtic to gypsy jazz to reggae to opera and beyond, plus classical dance, Native American dance and belly dancing. A Kids’ Leelanau UnCaged gives opportunities for creative expression to new generations.
Said Sandy Dhuyvetter, director of Leelanau UnCaged: “Our team of volunteers had a terrific day planned but, for the sake of safety and security, we’ll just postpone it a year, making it even better for 2021.”
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Sorry for all involved! This is happening worldwide (festival cancellations) & is very difficult for us on the performing side of things [Uncaged doesn't affect me this year but plenty of other cancellations are happending!]. But I can't even imagine how difficult for the staff & volunteers who work so hard to put these events together! Thank you for all you do AND for making the decision in a timely manner for the performers/vendors.
This is one of our favorite venues to perform. I play drums for the Belly Dancers, and last yr with first time performance by Deep Blue Water Samba School. Yes it’s a disappointment. That being said I understand the need to protect our communities. Stay Safe-Stay Strong. See all of you next year.
Thank you to all the volunteers and organizers for all the time and effort you put into this each year. Our favorite festival of summer...your decision is understood and we look forward to next year. All your hard work and planning is appreciated.
Super bummed but Cathy and I understand. 2021, let’s make this festival one for the history books. Everyone stay safe...
Smart move.. thank you for looking after the safety of people who are vulnerable to this virus. The 2nd wave is predicted to hit this fall and winter and the time frame this virus will run will most likely be a couple years.. hopefully the vaccine is available this fall / winter as well...
Thanks for putting our safety first! We’ll sure miss it it! See you in 2021!❤️
Thank you for being safe and cautious. Best case scenario and the spread is drastically reduced/eliminated, and people will still visit and spend their money in Northport!
This past year was our first time to Leelanau UnCaged and we loved it! Sad to hear the news but we will definitely be back in 2021!
UnCaged takes a lot of preparation and commitments in the months leading up to it. we don’t want to waste Money and volunteers’ work without knowing it’s a go. Given Dr. Fauci’s & other’s warnings about a probable 2nd wave in fall, it’s just prudent to discourage big gatherings during its incubation phase. 2021 will be knockout though!
So sorry to hear it but understand. We've loved uncaged & will miss it.
It’s the safe thing to do! I’ll look forward to next year!! Thank you!
I'm sure that this was difficult, but it is the right decision. Cant' wait for 2021. Stay Negative!
What a disappointment! But it’s the right decision. Stay well, everyone!
That sign would make a great shirt design for this year!
Good decision given the dubious future ahead. If the virus had been taken seriously right from the beginning things would have been different. Instead we had a lot of deniers, inspired by our lying leaders, who chose to put their selfish interests ahead of all others. Thanks for being proactive!
Absolutely stupid to cancel, sorry just being honest.
You people are still the best. We will look forward to 2021. Meredith family kettle corn.
I am a Crystal Bindi drummer as well. We just adore you and love being a part of this festival! Thank you for all of your hard work and your thoughtful consideration to protect the community. See you in 2021!! ❤🥁💃
I want to react with a haha bc your sign is very creative. But I'm also very sad
Way too early to cancel.
The Crystal Bindi dancers and drummers are so bummed - we love you guys! But, we understand. Stay safe and we hope to bring the shiny shenanigans and rhythms next year!
You are supported. Until next year! 🥳🥳
Yea!!! DD AND MCS from the D might have a chance to perform again. Be safe
Thanks for a really fun community event! Can't wait until next year...
Love this event! It is awesome what you do in a day!👍👏🏻😃