About Music Fest 4 Vets
Music Fest 4 Vets music festival, previously known as Michigan Vet Fest, started in 2006 and is held annually in Metro Detroit, Michigan. This music event was created by Russ Barnett and his friends to help U.S. Veterans in need, and it is the unwavering purpose of this event.
In 2015, event name changed to Music Fest 4 Vets to better show it’s a live entertainment music event and to avoid confusion with many vet fests names.
In 2016, registered organization name in State of Michigan officially changed from Michigan Vest Fest Music Festival to Music Fest 4 Vets.
Music Fest 4 Vets is an all-volunteer organization, music festival an all-volunteer event. We gladly accept most offers from those who want to help. Sponsorships and donations to help with expenses, volunteering time at the fest itself, event planning expertise and promotion, donating auction/raffle items, and other good stuff, we’d be glad to hear from you. Our contact info is on Contact Us page.
People running the fest do not get paid, their time is donated.
NOTE: Fest Organization does not pay for – nor reimburse – personal expenses from people running the fest. Example: organization does not pay expenses associated with networking or socializing. Due to recent headlines about other organizations, it’s important you know this.
Most of the credit for this fest goes to Russ Barnett, a Vietnam Vet and musician, who ran it through 2014. Starting in 2006 as a one day music event with several bands and musicians, it recently grew into a two day music festival featuring two stages with main stage sound provided by a professional sound company. In 2015, 21 bands plus specialty music acts – 100 Musicians – donated their time and talents in support of Vets!
All involved with the fest thank Veterans for their service and are excited about this annual live entertainment event as an opportunity to support them.
Music Fest 4 Vets Facebook page → facebook.com/MusicFest4Vets
A Big THANK YOU goes to all who attend, volunteer, and donate to support Veterans.