By Charles Sercombe
The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is once again gearing up, and organizers could use a little help.
Volunteers are needed for a number of jobs, such as setting things up, cleaning the festival grounds, running supplies and a ton of other tasks.
According to the festival’s Facebook page, the experience will be fun.
“This is an awesome community festival and volunteering is a great way to be a part and give back to the community and you’ll get a free T-shirt and five free beverage tickets in exchange for your services!”
Yes, you read that right, you will get a T-shirt, and five free drinks.
Volunteers are needed for the following:
• Friday from noon to 3 p.m. for festival set up (volunteers must be able to lift at least 30 pounds)
• Saturday/Sunday/Monday in 4-hour shifts.
• Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, clean-up.
To volunteer go online at https://www.facebook.com/Hamtownfest/
Also, this year’s poster design is out, and it was created by local artist Emily Wood.
The music line-up has also been announced, and it’s going to cause a heat wave. Motown recording legends Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, yes, of “Heat Wave” fame, will play on Monday at the south stage at 9 p.m., which will close the weekend.
Also featured are some of the best Detroit garage bands, such as Detroit 442 (5:30 p.m., Monday at the north stage) and The Muggs (8:30 p.m. on Monday at the north stage).
A new band worth catching before they hit the big time is the Craig Brown Band (8 p.m. on Saturday at the south stage).
Favorites Danny D will be on hand (5 p.m. on Sunday at the south stage) who will be followed at 7 p.m. by the Polish Muslims.
Here’s the full schedule:
1:30 p.m. Martez Claybren
2:30 p.m. Career Club
3:30 p.m. Girl Fight
4:30 p.m. 2000blue
5:30 p.m. Legume
6:30 p.m. Ancient Language
7:30 p.m. Double Winter
8:30 p.m. Stef Chura
2 p.m. Young Punk
3 p.m. Old Empire
4 p.m. Honeybabe
5 p.m. Supercoolwicked
6 p.m. Kesswa
7 p.m. Sugarcoats
8 p.m. Craig Brown Band
9 p.m. Awesome Dre
1:30 p.m. The Strains
2:30 p.m. Kimball
3:30 p.m. Proud Parents
4:30 p.m. Werewolf Jones & the Haunted Hearts
5:30 p.m. Wasabi Dream
6:30 p.m. Sisters of your Sunshine Vapor
7:30 p.m. Krillin
8:30 p.m. DJ Mike Anderson, DJ Mike Wimbush, DJ Chuck E, DJ Don Q, and DJ Blayd
2 p.m. The Redones
3 p.m. Pokketchange
4 p.m. Michael Hurt
5 p.m. Danny D
7 p.m. The Polish Muslims
3:30 p.m. Stephanie Cox & the Blox
4:30 p.m. Koltay
5:30 p.m. Detroit 442
6:30 p.m. J. Walker & the Crossguards
7:30 p.m. Wild Savages
8:30 p.m. The Muggs
3 p.m. Poor Player
4 .p.m. Drinkard Sisters
5 p.m. VSTRS
6 p.m. Mugen Hoso
7 p.m. The Octopus
8 p.m. Lu-Fuki
9 p.m. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
Aug. 17, 2018