Thanks so much to all who made this the biggest and best Walk the Beat summer ever!
Congratulations to Ann Wade, winner of the Walk the Beat Albion 2022 Best Band award!
Congratulations to C-Mit, winner of the Walk the Beat Albion 2022 Word Up! award.
Door prize winners announced!
|Venue #||Venue||Prize||Winning #||Name|
|1a||Tasty Wagon||$200 Visa Gift Card||634||Jessica Diemert|
|1b||Tasty Wagon||$200 Cash Prize Sponsored by Albion Biggby & Milkster Creamery||777||Betty Butterfield|
|2||Putvin State Farm Insurance||Weber Q 189-Sq Titanium Portable Gas Grill||646||John Suttini|
|3||Albion College @ Automart||Bohm Theatre and Albion Malleable Gift Certificates||1114||Merideth Murley|
|4a||Dickerson Music Company||Gift Certificate to Dickerson Music||252||Vanessa Ybarra|
|4b||Dickerson Music Company||Margarita Maker, donated by Albion Insurance||658||Dan Kempton|
|5||Stirling Books and Brew||Gift Certificate to Sterling Books and Brew||1090||Alise McElheny|
|6||Team1Plastics @ Bournelis Park||A Casio CT-S1 Keyboard As Door Prize||234||Bia Embry|
|7||The Recorder @ Lloyd Park||Bohm Theatre and Albion Malleable Gift Certificates||226||Denise Farmer|
|8||Courtyard by Marriott Albion||1 Night Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott||507||Dorene Dean|
|9||Word Up! @ the Bohm Theater||Bohm Membership Pass & Gift Certificates||723||Angie Decola|
|10a||Gaddis Impressions @ Ismon House||Locally Produced T-shirts, Tumblers, Koozies and More!||619||Leigh Hays|
|10b||Gaddis Impressions @ Ismon House||$200 Cash Prize Sponsored by Albion Biggby & Milkster Creamery||21||Eric Worley|
|11||Yellow Bird Chocolate Shop||A Beautiful Gift Basket with Branded Merchandise and Shelf-Stable Confections||894||Bryn Osborne|
|12||Albion Malleable Brewing Company||Malleable Merch Package with Gift Certificates & Assortment of Goods||566||Lisa Marie Paniccia|
|13||Homestead Savings Bank||Gift Card Bouquet of Different Local Area Business in Albion||569||Shalane Gonzales|
|14a||Albion Historical Society at Gardner Historic Museum||Gift Certificate to Dickerson Music and Cash Prize Sponsored by Albion Biggby & Milkster Creamery||619||Leigh Hays|
|14a||Albion Historical Society at Gardner Historic Museum||$200 Cash Prize Sponsored by Albion Biggby & Milkster Creamery||101||Johnny Guist|
2022 Walk the Beat Music Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2022, 1 to 5 p.m.
The 2022 Walk the Beat Music Festival is finally here! Come on down to Downtown Albion to enjoy a day long celebration of local music, art and small business. Music from 30 musical acts will be performed in 14 locations along Superior St. and Michigan Ave. Enter to win 17 door prizes worth a total of $3400! While you’re there, don’t forget to vote for your favorite band for their chance to claim the title of best band.
Festival Venues & Prizes
- Tasty Wagon
Visa Gift Card and Cash Prize Sponsored by Albion Biggby & Milkster Creamery
- Putvin State Farm – Collaboration Corner
Weber Q 189-Sq Titanium Portable Gas Grill
- Albion College – Albion AutoMart
Bohm Theatre and Albion Malleable Gift Certificates
- Dickerson Music
Gift Certificate to Dickerson Music
- Stirling Books and Brew
Gift Certificate to Stirling Books and Brew
- Team 1 Plastics – Bournelis Park
A Casio CT-S1 Keyboard As Door Prize
- The Recorder – Lloyd Park
Bohm Theatre and Albion Malleable Gift Certificates
- Courtyard by Marriott
1 Night Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott
- Word Up! – The Historic Bohm Theatre
Bohm Membership Pass & Gift Certificates
- Gaddis Impressions – Ismon House
Locally Produced T-shirts, Tumblers, Koozies and More!
Cash Prize sponsored by Albion Biggby & Milkster Creamery
- Yellow Bird Chocolate
A Beautiful Gift Basket with Branded Merchandise and Shelf-Stable Confections
- Albion Malleable Brewing Company
Malleable Merch Package with Gift Certificates & Assortment of Goods
- Homestead Savings Bank
Gift Card Bouquet of Different Local Area Business in Albion
- Albion Historical Society – Gardner House Museum
Gift Certificate to Dickerson Music and Cash Prize Sponsored by Albion Biggby & Milkster Creamery
|1 p.m.||2 p.m.||3 p.m.||4 p.m.|
|Dan Nelson||Samantha and The Heartstrings|
Putvin State Farm Insurance at Collaboration Corner
Albion College at Albion AutoMart
|The Ryne Experience||The Brown Thrasher|
|Kevin B Klein||Smoke & Flame|
Stirling Books and Brew
|David Goyette||Rock Star Randy and Friends|
Team 1 Plastics at Bournelis Park
|Rae of Light Band||Lost Magic|
The Recorder at Lloyd Park
|Animal Command||Dave’s at 7|
Courtyard by Marriott Albion
|The Youngsters||Julies Bones|
Word Up! at The Bohm Theater
Gaddis Impressions at Ismon House
Yellow Bird Chocolate Shop
|Olivia Van Goor Trio||Ann Wade|
Albion Malleable Brewery
|Crossroads Resurrection||Feeding Grizzlies|
Homestead Savings Bank
|Parr and Laban||That Cover Band|
Albion Historical Society at Gardner Historic Museum
How are all these Events Possible?
Our year round work is made possible by our incredible sponsors (most of which are local businesses), musicians, volunteers, and our generous donors.
Musical Artists! Thank you for your dedication to music. This event was created to build the music scene in Albion, and we are grateful for what you do!
Thank you to all our sponsors!
Registration for volunteers is always open. Join us and be a part of Albion’s cool music scene.
For your trouble you’ll get:
- Breakfast at the Malleable
- Automatic entry for every door prize
- Admission to the after party at Albion Malleable Brewing where pizza will be served, and winners will be announced.
Generous Gifts from People Like You!
Your gifts to Walk the Beat – Albion make it all possible. Walk the Beat is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. You can make a tax deductible gift now through our secure online giving form.
Thank you to all of our supporters!
What is Walk the Beat?
We support kids, businesses and local organizations. We build community through music. We are a non-profit organization (501c3) designed to strengthen and promote city music scenes. Music changes lives, so we:
- Provide kids with free music lessons and instruments
- Partner with and promote live music venues
- Act as a support system for your specific music scene
- Partner with other non-profits to build community through music
Street Music Festivals
The biggest yearly Walk the Beat events are our annual street music festivals.
- Live music everywhere you look in your downtown.
- Crowds literally “walk the beat” from show to show
- Music and prizes at every stop
- The music, crowds, and prizes create a vibrant festival atmosphere.
- There are three annual full-scale music festivals this summer, in Montegue/White Hall, Grand Haven, and in Albion.