Tabfest Returns After Five Years! National, Regional and Local Musical Acts Highlight Charity Event in Mendon, OH, taking place from July 20th-21st, 2018. To submit a story or to just say hello, email us at [email protected] Check out the Live Music News and Review.com Facebook page for updates and announcements. From the YouTube channel of tabfest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27EmSz9ryd4 Organizers of Tabfest announced today that the formerly annual event will return in 2018 following a five-year hiatus. Tabfest 2018 will feature a diverse lineup of bands that will play this year’s charity event on July 20 and 21 in Mendon, Ohio. RSVP to the Facebook link HERE. From the organizers: “Tabfest started as an organized party in 1998. The goal was to have a good time and to collect aluminum can tabs for donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The party was a huge success, so Tabfest became an annual event the following year, as the event featured a DJ and a larger venue. Once again the event was a success and plans quickly turned toward making the 3rd Tabfest a two-day charity music festival with camping. We moved the venue to the Mendon Speedway at the Grand Lake Motorcycle Club for the first music festival version of Tabfest and the rest is history.” From the YouTube channel of tabfest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmUrBAczYFU Once Tabfest started gaining regional attention, a 501(C)(3) notforprofit foundation was formed to manage the event. The organization was named the Harmony for Ohio Foundation and established this mission: to raise funds through various programs for the direct support of Ohio-based, nonprofit organizations whose programs provide comfort and care to children and families in need. Tabfest and the Harmony for Ohio Foundation are powered 100% by volunteer efforts. Aside from Tabfest, the Harmony for Ohio Foundation has produced an annual Turkey Trot that is held on Thanksgiving morning in Minster, Ohio. The foundation has also hosted a number of charity golf outings as fundraisers. In total, the Harmony for Ohio Foundation has donated $70,000 and over 10,000 pounds of aluminum can tabs to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley, the Mendon Lions Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Van Wert, Auglaize and Mercer Counties, St. Marys Community Foundation’s Shop With a Cop program, MED Foundation, JTD Hospital Foundation, and Hero Strong. Tabfest 2018 features sixteen musical acts from around the region, including Freekbass & The Bump Assembly Featuring Sammi Garett from Turkuaz (Cincinnati), Scotty Bratcher Band (Nashville), The OneEyed Show (St. Marys, OH), Glostik Willy (Muncie, IN), My Sister Sarah (Cincinnati), Willie Phoenix and the Soul Underground (Columbus), Zoo Trippin’ (Columbus), PhAMILY BANd (Columbus), DNA (St. Marys, OH), Terrapin Moon (Columbus, OH), Petey and the Diners (St. Marys, OH), Swamp Jaw (St. Marys, OH), NixonPerry (St. Marys, OH), Boxrobot (Dublin, OH), Bill Kurzenberger (Columbus, OH), and Clare Caywood (St. Marys, OH). Many of these acts have been featured before on previous Tabfest lineups. Visit www.tabfest.com for more information on Tabfest and the Harmony for Ohio Foundation. Visitors can purchase tickets and get directions and full details about the event. Tabfest is produced by the Harmony for Ohio Foundation. You can RSVP to the official Facebook event HERE. To submit a story or to just say hello, email us at [email protected] Check out the Live Music News and Review.com Facebook page for updates and announcements.