25 Years of Ann Arbor’s Edgefest

Source: Second Wave Media.

Over time, Edgefest grew from one day to two days to as many as four, spread across venues large and small, including The Firefly Club, Sweetwaters Coffee, Encore Records, and Bethlehem United Church of Christ. KCH has always served as the anchor, with its small staff handling administration, logistics, and marketing. Thanks to Relyea’s connections and KCH’s nonprofit status, the festival was able to write grants, attract sponsors, and raise additional donor support to offset expenses and pay artists.