All Call Music Festival 2.0 – The Return
The second annual All Call Music Festival will be returning to downtown Traverse City on September 3, bringing an exciting wave of new bands and eclectic musicians to the area.
Launching their own music festival seemed the easiest way for entrepreneurs Gary and Allison Jonas to enjoy the kind of contemporary music they craved — and the event is once again being hosted at The Little Fleet bar, one of their many projects, in a one-day only experience featuring six acts.
IPR’s Dan Wanschura and arts and culture commentator Joe Beyer sat down to preview the event, and talk about the diversity of sounds and musicians playing this year which includes everything from funk inspired big brass jazz (Ann Arbor based band Nomo) to minimalist punk (MRKT) to soul and R&B (Molly) to a new kind of multiethnic hip hop (Tunde Olaniran) to emotive pop (VV Lightbody) to something possibly combining them all in Stoop Lee.
Arranged and curated like a one of a kind mixtape, the idea is to let your ears roam and experiment to new sounds and Beyer says he thinks All Call 2.0 will do just that. Passes are available online.
PS – to go deeper, re-spin this IPR sound capsule from last summer and hear the genesis story of the festival, and what fueled organizers to create it. And for the musically curious, you can preview this year’s lineup on Spotify.