“EVERY ONE OF US WILL FAIL, THE REAL QUESTION IS HOW WILL WE RESPOND?”

Sept 21, 2019 | 7:30PM

Mix and mingle with the storytellers and performers during the after-party under our outdoor pavilion.
Enjoy music by Code West, craft beer and drinks, and a special menu from local restaurants.

“DEMYSTIFYING THE PROCESS OF INNOVATION”
— USA TODAY

FAILURE LAB

Doors 6:30, Event Begins 7:30
Failure Lab is an international movement showcasing the untold failures behind success. This one-of-a-kind platform integrates storytelling and music to reveal the vulnerabilities of influential people in order to eliminate the fear, stigma and isolation around failure.

With a refreshing environment of openness, it helps pave the way for change by crushing the isolation and stigma around failure. Failure then takes its rightful place as the crucial first step to the next big thing. Embrace it, learn from it, build on it.

SPEAKERS

Failure Lab is filled with storytellers and entertainers recounting their most memorable brush with failure. The audience is encouraged to share their thoughts on social media using the hashtag #failurelab during the performances between stories.

PERMORMANCES

In between each speaker will feature a live performance in a range of genres, styles and mediums. Their risk-taking and willingness to try new things is what Failure Lab is all about.

SPEAKER LINEUP

Alexandra Meister
Company Member | Grand Rapids Ballet

Ryan Kilpatrick
Director | Housing Next

Michael Hyacinthe
Co-Founder | Chairman of Has Heart, U.S. Navy Veteran

Missy Corey
Chef | Pennyroyal Café and Provisions

Kathleen Piggins
Weight Watcher Coach & Writer

Salvatore Sapienza
Minister & Author

PERFORMER LINEUP

Cirque du K
IG: @kzoo.circus
FB: Cirque du K

Deavondre Jones
Founder of Dance Spire
IG: @deavondrej

Lexi Adams
IG: @_lexiadams
lexiadamsmusic.com

Lane Ellens
IG: @lane.ellens.music
lane-ellens.bandcamp.com

Michigan Academy of Folk Music Stringband
www.mifolkmusic.com

Code West
FB: Codewest.live

West MI Gay Men’s Chorus
FB: WMGMC.ORG

Failure Lab event sponsors: Perrigo, Chemical Bank, Allegan County Community Foundations, Twisthink, and and Three Joy Associates / David Goldberg, Meijer

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