West Michigan News

Music and ideas come to a boil at festival

July 01, 2010
Music can start the conversations that bring a community together. Leaders of the I.D.E.A. Association are convinced of that and are putting it to the test over the July 4 holiday weekend.

On a recent summer afternoon, as they sit inside Water Street coffee shop in downtown Kalamazoo, I.D.E.A. Association founders Matthew Lechel and Mark Thompson recap the genesis of their nonprofit organization and their plans for the first Boiling Pot Festival, an event to gather people through music and art and ask them to help find solutions to the issues that plague society.

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Category: Arts&Culture, Community, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Kalamazoo, WestMichigan