Awesome, Dude!
Totally Gnarly!

This event is held annually in April.

Tickets will go on sale February 15, 2023

Bring back totally awesome memories by celebrating the music, trends and events of the 1980’s. Peg your stonewashed jeans, tease your hair, and grab your friends…This is your chance to relive the 1980s! Outrageous Live Cover Bands, Best Dressed Contest, a huge display of 80’s Memorabilia, Retro Video Games, Breakdancing Show and much more.

For FESTIVAL information, contact info@80sfest.org (quickest) or text or call 989-652-8008 (not answered year-round).

Proceeds go tocancer-related causes

Why we do what we do

We started this festival in 2005 in memory of our mom, Jill Zehnder, to raise money for people dealing with the hardships that come with cancer. Together we have made a difference in so many people’s lives, and that is why we keep having you back for more fun!


Causes We Support

[Bringin' Back the 80s is a 501c4 non-profit]
Hospice of Hope

Camp Hope for Kids

Wellspring Lutheran Services Hospice Program

The Pink Fund

New Day Foundation

Children with Hairloss

Camp Casey

Angels of Hope

Hospitality Houses

Covenant Cancer Center

Starlite Shores

...and many more

Your feedback is important

We put on this festival for people to have a great time while raising money for a good cause. If you have feedback on the festival itself or have donation ideas, please contact us!

Our Sponsors

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Coors Light

Distributed by JP O'Sullivan

Schaefer & Bierlein

Where Service Sells Cars

Frankenmuth Credit Union

Your Hometown Financial Solution

Support Our Cause

Proceeds go to cancer-related causes.


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Frankenmuth Jellystone
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Prost Wine Bar
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Tdub's Pizzeria
Frankenmuth Motel
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Bavarian Inn Lodge/Restaurant
Great Lakes Regional Dumpster
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Emil Rummel Agency
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K&B Bierlein Builders
White House Boutique
Worley Landscaping
Zehnder's Restaurant

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