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The After 26 Project
Cafe, Banquets, & Private Parties

After 26 welcomes headliner 1000 Watt Prophets, a Traverse City-based band with some local roots, including lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Zak Bunce and bassist/vocalist Denny Richards. They will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. and close out the evening.

Also appearing at this year’s Depot Music Fest is The American Hotel System, a rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The melding of hard rock, Americana, and folk, The American Hotel System has a diverse musical range.

Other on-stage entertainment includes musicians Adam Joynt, Jack Purkiss, and a special demonstration from the Landing Dance Academy

The Cadillac City Park will be filled with
Crafters, Entrepreneurs, & Small Biz owners.
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The DTE Energy Foundation has been an incredible supporter of the After 26 Project for the past six years.  They support not only us, but many important non-profits throughout the State of Michigan. 

Learn about After 26 sustainer drive HERE


Offering healthy & hearty menu choices
Click here for our breakfast & lunch menu

We're thrilled to announce that the After 26 Depot Cafe & Unique Gifts has been selected for the Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews on TripAdvisor.

A recent patron decided to honor our Project workers by purchasing a brick in each of their names. From left to right, Joey Galvanak,
Joel Nichols, & Donald Barber on the bottom proudly display bricks that will forever document their important role at the After 26 Project.

Thanks to everyone that attended and supported the 4th Annual Depot Music Fest.  Click here for a short video tour of the event and mark August 3, 2019 for next years Depot Music Fest!

Go to our Media page to connect to the many stories about the After 26 Project, and the After 26 Depot Cafe, that have been newsworthy.  From two popular PBS television programs, to radio interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and more, it is a collection of significant media events.

 The Depot officially opened on Tuesday June 4th, 2013. 

Project Worker Keith proudly displays his paycheck!
"This is the best day of my life"
Project worker Keith is pictured above receiving his first paycheck.  On opening day, which was Tuesday June 4th, 2013, Keith was asked how it was going and his response was, "This is the best day of my life!"    
We have received a wide range of community support from so many people!  Volunteers, individuals, retirees, community organizations, civic clubs, local businesses, in-kind donations, also the Cadillac Chamber of Commerce, the AMVET, the federal government, the city of Cadillac, the community and people of Cadillac.   Thank you all!  Each of you is playing a vital role in this cause!

Volunteers...The After26 Project would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers.  They give their precious time and make such a meaningful contribution.  Click here to see an updated volunteer list.

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