Sing Me Home Festival Returns Saturday To North Manchester

September 25, 2023 at 6:12 p.m.
Pictured is Carrie Newcomer.
Pictured is Carrie Newcomer.

By Staff Report

NORTH MANCHESTER - The Sing Me Home Festival returns to North Manchester with a full-day event on Saturday, hosted at Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Sing Me Home 2023 is free, open to the public and will feature local artisans, local food, family-friendly activities and a diverse lineup of music including acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, Grammy-winner Peter Madcat Ruth, Indianapolis-based Mariachi Zelaya, award-winning hip-hop/soul cellist & singer-songwriter Jordan Hamilton, and the Miami Nation of Indiana Twigh Twee Singers. A free evening community meal will also be served celebrating local farmers during this harvest season, the release states.
Manchester Church of the Brethren Associate Pastor of Youth & Congregational Life Seth Hendricks serves as Sing Me Home’s co-coordinator, according to a provided news release.
Hendricks said, “We hope to create a space where a gathered community can experience a deep, spiritual sense of home. Whether it’s being in the beautiful physical setting of our festival grounds, in the company of beloved friends and neighbors, or being inspired by phenomenal musicians, we look forward to sharing a wonderful day together on September 30th. All are welcome to join us!”
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based musician and North Manchester native Chris Good is Sing Me Home’s founder and co-coordinator.

    Pictured is Jordan Hamilton.
 
 

Good said, “We are so excited to build upon a successful first year of programming in 2022 by hosting our most ambitious event yet. It means so much to us to have broad community support to be able to offer this incredible lineup to the community for free! Personally, I can’t wait to enjoy the talents of some of my absolute favorite artists and humans with friends and family in my own hometown! We’re really looking forward to welcoming both locals and visitors from afar for an inspiring day of celebrating local and regional culture as we continue to grow this Sing Me Home vision for what we hope will be a tradition for years to come.”
No registration is required to attend the majority of the day, which will be held outside on the festival grounds hosted by Manchester Church of the Brethren at 1306 Beckley St., North Manchester. A RSVP is required to reserve a seat for the featured evening program that will be held indoors featuring Michigan-based cellist/singer-songwriter Jordan Hamilton, Miami Nation of Indiana tribal council member Erin Oliver, and singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer with pianist Gary Walters & The Gathering of Spirits String Quartet.

    Pictured is Chris Good.
 
 


The Sing Me Home Festival is a collaboration between Manchester Church of the Brethren and Good and Hendricks’ band Friends with the Weather. Learn more about Saturday’s event including official schedule, volunteer opportunities, artist profiles and FAQ at singmehome.org.

NORTH MANCHESTER - The Sing Me Home Festival returns to North Manchester with a full-day event on Saturday, hosted at Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Sing Me Home 2023 is free, open to the public and will feature local artisans, local food, family-friendly activities and a diverse lineup of music including acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, Grammy-winner Peter Madcat Ruth, Indianapolis-based Mariachi Zelaya, award-winning hip-hop/soul cellist & singer-songwriter Jordan Hamilton, and the Miami Nation of Indiana Twigh Twee Singers. A free evening community meal will also be served celebrating local farmers during this harvest season, the release states.
Manchester Church of the Brethren Associate Pastor of Youth & Congregational Life Seth Hendricks serves as Sing Me Home’s co-coordinator, according to a provided news release.
Hendricks said, “We hope to create a space where a gathered community can experience a deep, spiritual sense of home. Whether it’s being in the beautiful physical setting of our festival grounds, in the company of beloved friends and neighbors, or being inspired by phenomenal musicians, we look forward to sharing a wonderful day together on September 30th. All are welcome to join us!”
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based musician and North Manchester native Chris Good is Sing Me Home’s founder and co-coordinator.

    Pictured is Jordan Hamilton.
 
 

Good said, “We are so excited to build upon a successful first year of programming in 2022 by hosting our most ambitious event yet. It means so much to us to have broad community support to be able to offer this incredible lineup to the community for free! Personally, I can’t wait to enjoy the talents of some of my absolute favorite artists and humans with friends and family in my own hometown! We’re really looking forward to welcoming both locals and visitors from afar for an inspiring day of celebrating local and regional culture as we continue to grow this Sing Me Home vision for what we hope will be a tradition for years to come.”
No registration is required to attend the majority of the day, which will be held outside on the festival grounds hosted by Manchester Church of the Brethren at 1306 Beckley St., North Manchester. A RSVP is required to reserve a seat for the featured evening program that will be held indoors featuring Michigan-based cellist/singer-songwriter Jordan Hamilton, Miami Nation of Indiana tribal council member Erin Oliver, and singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer with pianist Gary Walters & The Gathering of Spirits String Quartet.

    Pictured is Chris Good.
 
 


The Sing Me Home Festival is a collaboration between Manchester Church of the Brethren and Good and Hendricks’ band Friends with the Weather. Learn more about Saturday’s event including official schedule, volunteer opportunities, artist profiles and FAQ at singmehome.org.

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