Written by Aaron-Michael Fox.

The 12th annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival (HMAF) returns to downtown Huntington for a week of events starting Monday, August 29, 2022.

HMAF 12 Poster

The first event on Monday night is the HMAF 72 Hour Film Sprint. Over 20 local filmmakers have signed up to make short films over a span of three days based on randomly assigned prompts. The films will be screened live at Pullman Square Monday night beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

On Tuesday, August 30, the Foundry Theatre presents “Lost and Foundry” at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium featuring performances by Daniel O’Malley, Alchemy Theater, The Good Time Horror Podcast, and The Huntington Symphony Orchestra. The show starts at 6 p.m. and tickets start at $15.

Wednesday night will feature the “biggest local comedy show of the year” with the HMAF Comedy Variety Show at Black Sheep in Pullman Square. See local comedians, drag performers, and sketch comedians starting at 6:30 p.m..

Thursday night will be the HMAF 12 Talent Show at the J.W. Scott Community Center at 6 p.m. Come out and cheer on your favorite acts as they perform for their chance to win a spot on HMAF 12 Saturday at The Ritter Park Amphitheater.

Friday night, HMAF will take over 9th Street Live on the 300 block of 9th Street from 7-10 p.m. The show will feature live performances by Rozwell Kid with Friendly Fire on the Thoroughbred Construction Stage.

The main festival will begin at noon on Saturday at the Ritter Park Amphitheater. Tickets start at $15. After the festival, beginning at 8 p.m., will be the official HMAFter Party at The Loud featuring Massing, The Dead Frets, and DJ Tim Irr. There will be a $10 cover to the afterparty.

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