TRAVERSE CITY — Students enrolled in Northwestern Michigan College’s (NMC) Professional Communications class and Audio Tech students invite the community to the first-ever Future Generation Celebration immediately following the eighth annual Big Little Hero Race on Saturday, April 22, underneath the big white tent behind North Hall on NMC’s main campus. The free music festival begins at noon and runs until 7 p.m. Food options, games, and activities are also available. This event is family friendly.

Music lineup for the festival is:

  • Noon: The Bourdains
  • 1 p.m.: Eliza Thorp
  • 2 p.m.: Funky Uncle
  • 3 p.m.: Ted Alan and the Under-Privileged
  • 4 p.m.: The Marsupials
  • 5 p.m.: East Bay Drive with SkyeLea and Ryan Critchfield
  • 6 p.m.: Dixon’s Violin

Registration for the Big Little Hero Race is still going on at The race is an experiential learning project to raise funds towards NMC College for Kids scholarships for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Last year’s event raised $5,000 for scholarships. Participants are encouraged to come in their favorite superhero costumes. Complete race details are at

Release date: April 10, 2023

For more information:

Kristy McDonald
NMC Business Instructor (Big Little Hero Race)
(231) 735-1055

David Chown
Audio Tech Instructor (Future Generation Celebration)
(231) 883-6756

Brady Corcoran
Audio Technology Coordinator (Future Generation Celebration)
(310) 909-3924

Alex Grassa
Social Media Specialist
(231) 883-8055


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