Trail Mix began in 2016 as a day-long music fest, produced by teens in the Theatre & Arts Leadership Kouncil (TALK) as a showcase of local talent and to benefit its venue, the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve. The video above helped us promote that very first fest.
When TALK relocated in 2018, a small committee of local music lovers and musicians took up the Trail Mix mantle. Trail Mix continued as a grassroots, entirely volunteer-run effort to bring amazing musical entertainment to our delightful little clearing in the woods.
After cancelling the 2020 music fest due to COVID, replacing it with a recording of nine local Trail Mix artists (now available in digital and vinyl), Trail Mix returned in 2021 as a concert series that features professional and touring artists from around the country along with local musicians. Trail Mix continues to benefit our beloved Preserve.
Planning Committee: Steve Ploum, Steve Buchtel. Kirk Lindstrum, Jeff Maharry, Andrew Palmer, Kristin Ryan, Anastasia Robieson