Music in the Woods just gets better and better each year. Imago combines all the best that our amazing community has to offer into one magical day.

This year’s event featured 8 different performances that started with a huge python from Arrowhead Reptile Rescue and ended with Jake Speed and the Freddies playing their beloved bluegrass with their own special blend of heart and humor.

Joey and Owen, MITW Champions, holding a python from Arrowhead Reptile Rescue

In between was jazz, violin, beach music, and more bluegrass. LF3 (salsa) and Siri Imani (spoken word/hip hop) were especially thrilling on the main stage.

When folks were not enjoying the performances, they were enjoying everything else Music in the Woods had to offer. Kids and parents were excited to take on the Family Activities that invited explorers to discover Imago’s preserve and take on fun challenges. Music in the Woods was happy to feature first time participants, MashRoots and their tasty food. Also new (ish) was the Forest Faire, an exhibit of like-minded organizations sharing information about their work with attendees.

Some of our most loved regular features were also on hand. Including beer from West Side Brewing and the always amazing, silent auction.

The silent auction has always been a Music in the Woods highlight. Imago intentionally features people and organizations in our community. Not only are people bidding on wonderful art or unique experiences, but they are also learning about their talented (and generous) neighbors.

We would be remiss to write about Music in the Woods and not mention all of the many people that help make this event great. A HUGE thank you to our sponsors, auction donors, volunteers, and event champions that give so much to make sure that MITW is a huge success!

Siri Imani performing on the main stage.