The Michigan State University Museum presents the Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing, Michigan — music, dance and culture from across America and around the world.
The award-winning Great Lakes Folk Festival, produced by the MSU Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program, is a celebration of culture, tradition and community. The Michigan State University Museum works year-round to develop this festival program that reflects the immense variety and vitality of art, skill, knowledge, and wisdom of our cultural heritage for the public. GLFF offers a one-of-a-kind mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, food, an arts marketplace, and many special activities for kids
For twenty years the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) has offered a free, multiple-stage, live outdoor music event for residents and visitors of Greater Lansing. The SSJF is a celebration of jazz music, one of the truly original American art forms, that includes performances by nationally recognized and regional performers, as well as youth and community education.
Join us in WKAR’s Studio A for an exciting night of…well, a little bit of everything! From music and dancing to free food and prizes, this event has something for everyone.
Come out to create “camp” themed crafts, such as friendship bracelets and canvas paintings while relaxing in your tent. You can perform at the open mic or even learn some different ballroom dances. Participate in potato sack races and giant jenga to win some Sandbox Swag.
We’re going to kick this off at 5pm on March 31st in the WKAR Studio A. This event is FREE for all MSU students plus one guest. This night is the perfect example of what Media Sandbox is and you’re not going to want to miss it!
***Free and Open to the Public***
Sergio Aragones: MSU Comics Forum Keynote Address
Location: Residential College in the Arts & Humanities Theatre, Snyder/Phillips Hall Basement, Michigan State University
Aragones is the most honored cartoonist, having won every major award in the field including the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award. He is widely known for his contributions to Mad Magazine and his long-running comic book series, Groo the Wanderer. Recently, Aragones completed a Groo vs. Conan crossover with artist, Tom Yeates, and continues his more than 50 years of contributions to Mad Magazine.