Farmington-based STAND magazine, for men who give a damn about being better men, will host a one-year anniversary party in Ann Arbor on September 15.
The editors invite the public to join them from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at 2|42 Community Church, 410 S. Maple Rd. for an event that will feature a brief presentation by Eric Shanburn, Executive Director of FOCUS Detroit, a nonprofit providing support to children living in poverty.
In addition, pastor and author Nate Pyle, from Indiana, will discuss his book Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood. The evening culminates with a performance by Atlanta-based alt-pop band Paper Lights. Over the last two years Paper Lights have toured nationally, opening for acts such as Allen Stone, The Fray and Miike Snow. Their music has also been featured in commercials for Coca-Cola, Land Rover, Boeing, MTV, ESPN, Chick-fil-a and Outdoor Magazine.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet the STAND editors and pick up copies of the first four issues of the full-color magazine, which is published quarterly and appears quarterly in select book stores in October, January, April, and July.