Preparing for Saginaw WonderFest - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Preparing for Saginaw WonderFest

Posted: Updated:
SAGINAW (WJRT) -

(08/24/12) - At least 10,000 people are expected to come out to the Saginaw WonderFest this weekend.

The event is a way to honor Stevie Wonder, who was born in Saginaw.

The musician got his start playing as a child at the First Ward Community Center before moving to Detroit.

Wonder will not make an appearance, but popular talent from all across the region will get to show off their skills.

"It's all kicking off noon at Saturday on Ojibway Island. We've got musicians from all different genres of music. From country to Jazz to R&B to gospel, to contemporary to pop to rock. It's going to be a fabulous day. It's supposed to be beautiful outside. It's going to be a great day to come out to the island and just enjoy the talent that's around the Saginaw area for the Great Lakes Bay Region," said organizer Shannone Dunlap.

Dunlap says there is also a tribute dinner Friday night at the Dow Event Center at 6 p.m.

"We have a tribute to Stevie Wonder. The most well known international super star that has been born from the Saginaw area. We're paying tribute to him at The Dow Event Center with the tribute dinner. Tickets are still available. You can still get them at the door," she said.

WonderFest is Saturday from 12-8 p.m. at Ojibway in Saginaw Island. It is free.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Volunteer basketball coach charged with videotaping girl in her home

    Volunteer basketball coach charged with videotaping girl in her home

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:20:00 GMT
    A Gratiot County man is in trouble with the law after being accused of secretly videotaping a unclothed girl at her home.
    A Gratiot County man is in trouble with the law after being accused of secretly videotaping a unclothed girl at her home.
  • Local woman is dragged during carjacking

    Local woman is dragged during carjacking

    Local woman is dragged during carjacking

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:26:34 GMT
    (07/25/14) - Scary moments for a local woman, simply trying to drive down a Flint street.She was carjacked and dragged all within a few minutes.Now, the Genesee County Sheriff's department is asking for you help solving the crime.Sheriff Robert Pickell says two women were driving along Sherman street when they came across two cars blocking the street.The driver tried to squeeze through and knocked off a mirror.One of the cars then sped up and blocked her in.The driver got out of his car, grab...
    (07/25/14) - Scary moments for a local woman, simply trying to drive down a Flint street.She was carjacked and dragged all within a few minutes.Now, the Genesee County Sheriff's department is asking for you help solving the crime.Sheriff Robert Pickell says two women were driving along Sherman street when they came across two cars blocking the street.The driver tried to squeeze through and knocked off a mirror.One of the cars then sped up and blocked her in.The driver got out of his car, grab...
  • Iosco County Sheriff's Department investigating deadly boating accident

    Iosco County Sheriff's Department investigating deadly boating accident

    Iosco County Sheriff's Department investigating deadly boating accident

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:59:06 GMT
    (07/25/2014) - It was a tragic day out on the water in Iosco County Friday.The Sheriff's Department tells us an Arizona woman was pulling a teen on an inner tube behind a boat when the teen struck an anchored swimming platform. It happened out on Lake Jose in Plainfield Township just after 12:00 p.m. The 16 year old from Virginia was killed in the accident. Police are investigating the accident.
    (07/25/2014) - It was a tragic day out on the water in Iosco County Friday.The Sheriff's Department tells us an Arizona woman was pulling a teen on an inner tube behind a boat when the teen struck an anchored swimming platform. It happened out on Lake Jose in Plainfield Township just after 12:00 p.m. The 16 year old from Virginia was killed in the accident. Police are investigating the accident.
Powered by WorldNow

abc12.com

ABC12 Main Station
810-233-3130

Mailing Address:
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, Michigan 48503

Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WJRT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.