The Non-Electrified Musical UnFest is held at the Whispering
1805 N. Irving Rd.
Whispering waters is just outside Hastings
Michigan, about 30 miles
north and 20 miles east of Kalamazoo. If you used to attend SMDF when
it was at the expo center in Hastings, Whispering Waters is the place
just south of the expo center that you may have turned into by mistake.
Maps and stuff
Roger and Uta (the owners of the campground) have
been wonderful to
us each year and we have arranged once again to host a musical jamming
weekend. As always, admission to the campground (and the UnFest)
is $5 per person / per day
and includes tent or (smaller) RV camping (with power) in the common area if you choose to
stay overnight. If you have a camper of any sort that won't fit in the common area
you will need to call the campground and make a reservation for
a regular campsite.
Admission will also include all campground
facilities like showers and the pool.... and they have a really cool building with a huge front
porch (suitable for jamming) that houses clean and plentiful showers
and bathrooms as well as a nice commons area with comfy chairs, a
microwave, a TV, a library, and in general a place to get in out of the
cold or rain if the weather dumps on us. However, that WON'T HAPPEN,
Please note that beginning in 2016, the campground is transitioning to all
seasonal rentals. However, the UnFest will remain unchanged UNLESS you have a
camping vehicle that requires a regular pullthrough campsite. In that case, you MUST call the
campground and make sure they have a regular pullthrough space for you.
We will be jamming in the pavilion across the playground from the office.
In addition to that jamming area, we will have what the campground calls
the "common area" all to our selves to set up canopies and tents and
the like. And if the bugs get too bad, we can jam all night in the basement
lounge area of the office building. There will be power available in both areas, and if you're
really into roughing it, most regular campsites have phone available!
And if that isn't enough, there is a great river that runs through the campground.
Check out the link to the campground, above.
PLEASE bring a canopy if you have one. Any kind of
canopy, big or small so we can have some alternate jamming areas in the common area where we camp.