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Monday, July 08, 2013 8:29 PM


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MENDON — Tabfest Charity Music Festival will be returning to Mendon July 26-27, for the very last time after a 16-year run. This annual festival plans to go out with a fantastic event featuring a full-musical line up.


“After doing this for 16 years, raising more than $40,000 and close to 10,000 pounds of aluminum can tabs for charity, we have decided to go out with a bang with one last great event,” said Tabfest founder, Curt Albers. “We have another great line-up of bands, and we hope our long-time supporters will join us to write the final chapter in the Tabfest story and put an exclamation point on our long-time commitment to supporting local charities.”


Tabfest is an annual charity concert campout that has become one of the largest and best-known music festivals of its kind within the region. This year’s musical line-up will include the much-expected eclectic mix of classic rock, blues, jazz, country, folk, funk, jam, and bluegrass music.

Special performers will include Freekbass, The One-Eyed Show, The Spikedrivers, The Recipe, Mike Perkins, Aliver Hall, Purple Overcoat, Petey and the Diners, Fox Valley Harvest, Skilless Villains, Mike Switzer, Steve Snethkamp, Ryan Fox, Aaron Cooper, and others to be announced at a later time.

One-Eyed ShowThe festival will begin on Friday and will feature event co-founders and St. Marys’ own, The One-Eyed Show, and long-time Tabfest favorite, Mike Perkins. Funk king, Freekbass, will lead the bill on Saturday, along with The Recipe from West Virginia and The Spike Drivers from Columbus.

All proceeds from the event will go to charity, and attendees are encouraged to save their aluminum can tabs from the event to be recycled in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Tabfest will once again be held at the Mendon Speedway at Grand Lake Motorcycle Club located at 8619 Deep Cut Rd. in Mendon. Presale weekend passes are currently available for a discount at Tickets can also be purchased at the gate at the time of the festival for $50 for a two-day pass, $25 for a Friday one-day pass, $30 for a Saturday one-day pass. Ticket purchases include primitive camping and live music. Early bird camping passes for Thursday, July 25, are available for $15.

Visit for more information on Tabfest and the Harmony for Ohio Foundation. Visitors can purchase tickets, get directions, and view full details about the event on this page.

Last Updated on Monday, July 08, 2013 10:00 PM

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