Interlochen 2010 Summer Arts Festival Line-up

Interlochen Arts Festival Mealtickets cardDo You Have Your Ticket to Summer Entertainment Fun Yet?


Hot off the presses, and in Mealtickets displays this week, are the new cards for the Interlochen Summer Arts Festival. You’ve probably already seen their large program, but you can’t beat the convenience of our little cards. They’re a perfect pocket-sized schedule of Interlochen’s concert lineup.

Pick up an Interlochen card today at area hotels other display locations. And order your tickets to one of the Traverse area’s oldest and most creative arts institutions. Order tickets online at www.tickets.interlochen.org


2010 Summer Arts Festival

  • June 14:    Sheryl Crow w/Colbie Caillat
  • June 26:    The Moody Blues
  • June 30:    Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer
  • July 1-4:    Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”
  • July 3:    The Capitol Steps
  • July 4:    World Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • July 8-11:    Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”
  • July 8:    Taj Mahal w/Shemekia Copeland
  • July 9:    Playhouse Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul
  • July 11:    WYSO w/David Shifrin
  • July 13:    Interlochen “Collage”
  • July 14:    POST Comedy Theater
  • July 17:    Punch Brothers w/Loudon Wainwright III
  • July 18:    JoAnn Falletta conducts WYSO
  • July 21:    Peter & Paul: A Tribute to Mary & 50 Years of Music & Friendship
  • July 22:    The Oak Ridge Boys
  • July 23:    Paul Taylor Dance Company
  • July 24:    Leanne Morgan, comedienne
  • July 25:    WYSO w/Philippe Quint
  • July 26:    Parker String Quartet
  • July 27:    Cloud Cult
  • Aug 1:    Erik Nielsen conducts WYSO
  • Aug 5- 8:    “Aida”
  • Aug 9:    Lyle Lovett
  • Aug 10:    Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home
  • Companion
  • Aug 13:    David Sanborn
  • Aug 16, 18 & 21:  Enso String Quartet
  • Aug 19:    Foreigner
  • Aug 20:    Josh Turner
  • Aug 24:     Brandi Carlile
  • Aug 26-28:      Interlochen Guitar Festival

Great Indoor Folk Festival in The Village 2/13

The 2nd Annual Great Indoor Folk Festival

Saturday, February 13th from 12pm – 5pm
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

The all-folk, all-acoustic festival aims to be bigger and better this year, expanding down another hallway at the southern end of the Mercato and also establishing a new stage at Left Foot Charley. As with last year’s event, there will be a band stage, a duo stage, children’s stage and solo stage, as well as an open mic at Cuppa Joe. Family friendly and free admission…fun for all!


While you’re at the Commons, stop by Left Foot Charley for their H’arts and Arts for All fundraiser

NM3, RedHot Marketing and Left Foot Charley are sponsoring a special event for VSA (Very Special Arts of Grand Traverse County.) $50 Ticket includes a Silent Auction, Music, Wine & Food. Proceeds to benefit VSA.

For more information contact Left Foot Charley at 231.995.0500.

Interlochen Presents: "A Christmas Carol" 12/11 – 12/13

Interlochen Christmas Carol image"A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL"
December 11-13, Corson Auditorium
Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2pm

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of redemption and kindness comes alive in a spectacular musical production. Called by The New York Times "a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey," this enchanting holiday classic features a beautiful score by composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and lyricist Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical: The Musical). Order tickets online at tickets.interlochen.org

By |2009-12-07T14:01:40-05:00December 7th, 2009|Entertainment, Traverse City|0 Comments

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 9/11 – 9/12


Harry Potter Movie graphicTime Travelers Wife movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Friday, September 11 – Saturday, September 12th



Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, rated PG

The Time Travelers Wife, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.


By |2009-09-11T21:00:01-05:00September 11th, 2009|Attractions, Benzie, Entertainment|0 Comments

Free Learn to Skate Clinic at Howe Arena 9/12

Get a Free Skating Lesson from Twin Bays Skating Club

TBSC is offering a FREE Learn to Skate Clinic for beginning skaters from age 3 through adult this Saturday, September 12th from 11am to 12:20pm at HOWE ARENA.  Bring your friends, relatives, neighbors and show them how much fun skating can be!!  The regular basic skills program will begin on Saturday Oct. 3 and Monday Oct. 5.  Basic Skills registration packets/info will be available at the clinic.  Any skater who attends the free clinic and signs up for the basic skills program at the clinic will receive a 10% discount on their basic skills registration.


The Twin Bays Skating Club offers skating lessons at all levels for children and adults. For more information on the Basic Skills and other programs visit their website at www.twinbays.org.

By |2009-09-10T19:56:27-05:00September 10th, 2009|Check This Out, Entertainment, Traverse City|0 Comments

Traverse City Microbrewery & Music Festival 8/29

Traverse City Microbrewery & Music Festival image1st Annual Microbrewery Festival takes place Saturday August 29th at The Village of Grand Traverse Commons


Whether you’re a die-hard mug-toting Right Brain fan, or relish the trip up to Short’s for a pint in Bellaire, you can’t resist the opportunity to sample them both, and then some, at the Traverse City Microbrewery & Music Festival this weekend. Hosted on the grand lawn in front of Building 50 at The Village, this festival has something for everyone.

Craft brewers from across the state will gather amongs the trees to share samples with guests under the tent. And while you’re sipping brews from the dozens of vendors you can take in the amazing music including GT Pipes & Drums, Mike Moran & Levi Britton and Buckwheat Zydeco.


Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and includes 8 pours and entertainment throughout the evening. Festivities begin at 5pm and close at 10pm. Attendees must be 21 and over with photo ID.


For more details and a complete list of brewers, entertainment and schedule of events check out www.tcbeerfest.com.


By |2009-08-26T20:09:53-05:00August 26th, 2009|Attractions, Entertainment, Events, Traverse City|0 Comments

Budweiser Clydesdales Visit Turtle Creek Casino

Budweiser Clydesdale imageLarger than life, the Budweiser Clydesdales are in town to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of distributor H. Cox and Son.


Here are a few fun facts about these amazing icons of tradition

  • A typical Budweiser Clydesdale is 6′ tall and weights between 1800-2300lbs.
  • Drivers must handle 75lbs of rein and tension to control 12 tons of horses and wagon
  • The harnesses alone are worth $70,000
  • Dalmations have traveled with each Clydesdale hitch since the 1950s


Check out these magnificient animals for free at the Turtle Creek Casino. They’ll be on display from Tuesday – Sunday.

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 8/21 – 9/2

G.I. Joe movie graphicStar Trek movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Friday August 21st – Wednesday  September 2nd


G.I. Joe, The Rise of Cobra, rated PG-13

Star Trek, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.


By |2009-08-23T04:54:48-05:00August 23rd, 2009|Attractions, Benzie, Entertainment|0 Comments

Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

First annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival at The Village


After years of watching the wine festivals in Leland and Northport swell to numbers that can barely be contained by the tents overhead, there is finally a festival right here in Traverse City. Saturday, August 22nd the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival will be held on the grounds outside Building 50 at The Village.

The festival features wines from 22 area wineries, from both Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas. And unlike other wine festivals, which operate primarily as tasting events, attendees will receive 2 full glass pours with the $20 ticket. Additional drink tickets are available for $4.


The event also includes a juried art show, live music from Thom Jayne and the Nomads, as well as food from Underground Cheesecake, Bourbon 72, Silvertree Deli and Maybings.


Tickets are $20 and are available through participating wineries or purchase online through the LPVA. For more details about the festival visit their website at www.traversecitywinefestival.com.


Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 8/7 – 8/20

G-Force movie graphicThe Proposal movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Friday August 7th – Thursday August 20th


G-Force, rated PG

The Proposal, rated PG-13


Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.

By |2009-08-08T10:32:33-05:00August 8th, 2009|Attractions, Benzie, Entertainment|0 Comments

Uncorked at The Cherry Stop

Uncorked Wine Bar at The Cherry StopCherry Stop Unveils Wine Bar Identity


Uncorked – A Northern Michigan Wine Bar has been redefined by Nick & Jamie Roster, owners of the Cherry Stop. The wine bar, launched last summer, is Traverse City’s first, and exclusively features only Northern Michigan wines as well as Michigan beers and spirits. Check out their Cherritini made with Grand Traverse Distillery’s Cherry Vodka!


Looking for entertainment? Uncorked Wine Bar will feature live entertainment every Friday evening from 5-7 PM, beginning Friday, July 3.  Entertainment is courtesy of The Music Factory of Traverse City, featuring Charlie Tomlin, Matt Hathaway, and Ben Richey, as well as many of their talented students. The live music series is intended to provide students an opportunity for performance experience. The Music Factory also hopes to raise awareness of a new scholarship fund available to students who, without help, would not have access to study.

Uncorked is the Northern Michigan Wine Bar located inside The Cherry Stop at 211 East Front Street in downtown Traverse City.  Uncorked features products from 27 local wineries, five Michigan breweries and two Michigan distilleries. For a more information on The Cherry Stop including a map to their location, visit our Attractions page.

My Up-North Summer To-Do List

Every year summer seems to come and go in the blink of an eye. In an effort make sure I enjoy it I’ve learned a helpful trick. Start out the season with a summer "Must-Do" list. Mine is usually a combination of favorite activities and things I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t made time for. There’s something to be said for writng things down that makes you more apt to do it.

So I’ll share with you a few from my 2009 Summer Must-Do checklist:



Five Needles at Michigan Legacy Art Park1. Enjoy a Day at the Park – I’ve never been on a walk through the Michigan Legacy Art Park at Crystal Mountain Resort, so this is the year. I can’t wait to see the larger than life-size sculptures, like Five Fingers, scattered throughout the park.



2. Learn a New Trick – It’s important to keep learning. So this summer I thought I might take a watercolor class. There are great day classes or seminars at the Crystal Lake Arts Center. Or maybe I’ll try to improve my photography skills with the digital photography workshop at Interlochen. There’s something out there for everyone if you know where to look.



fresh michigan cherries3. Pick Fresh Fruit – When I was a kid we picked cherries, strawberries and raspberries to eat, freeze and make jam. I think my kids are ready to continue the tradition. My favorite was always picking cherries. But since that usually requires a ladder, perhaps we’ll go for blueberries this year. With all the U-pick farms in the area it shouldn’t be hard to decide.



4. A Quiet Day at the Beach – Sometimes the best activity is inactivity. Toes in the sand, book in hand, and all by myself. That sounds like a perfectly relaxing way to enjoy a sunny afternoon.



Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre popcorn5. Eat a Barrel of Popcorn – …on a lawn chair, in front of the car, at the Cherry Bowl Drive-In. I’ll try to share, but I’m not promising. With real melted butter poured on top of the fresh kernels, it’s hard to resist this movie-lover’s treat.



6. Sip and Savor – I’ve been looking forward to an evening sipping a glass of Riesling and one of the small plate appetizers at Left Foot Charley in The Village. Sitting outside watching visitors come and go – ahhh, this is the life.



dinner at LuLu's in Bellaire7. Try a New Restaurant – Summer is a great time to try new things. And since I love food, one of my favorite adventures is to discover a new restaurant. Whether it’s new to the area, or just new to me, it’s always a treat. Last summer we enjoyed Blu in Glen Arbor, and this winter LuLu’s in Bellaire. Who knows where this summer will lead.



8. Shop the Farmers Market – Almost every town in Northern Michigan has a farmer’s market. From the Sara Hardy market in Downtown Traverse City, to The Village, you can’t beat the fresh foods, handmade products and beautiful plants available each week.



Point Betsie Lighthouse image9. Climb the Lighthouse – I’ve been to the beach at Point Betsie Lighthouse dozens of times, but I’ve never been inside. This summer I want to climb to the top of the light and check out the view. It’s amazing that after 150 years, boats still depend on the light to guide them safely through the Manitou passage.



10. Experience a Silent Movie – I’ve seen movies at the drive-in, the State Theatre and even at the City Opera House, but I’ve yet to experience an authentic silent film at the Music House Museum. Watching Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin with live accompaniment on the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ is a truly unique opportunity.


Now that I’ve shared some of my Up North Michigan summer must-do list, what about you? Take a few minutes and compile your own list of new places to visit, favorite activiites to share, and adventures to experience. Already have a list? Join our discussion on Facebook and share your summer ideas! Let’s make this season a memorable one.

Interlochen 2009 Arts Festival Tickets Available

Arts Festival Tickets on Sale Today!

Interlochen Center for the Arts invites you to join us this summer to enjoy a great lineup that includes classical virtuosos, rock-n-roll legends, country superstars, folk icons, master comedians, phenomenal dancers and more!

Highlights include:

  • Willie Nelson & Family
  • Steve Miller Band
  • Paula Poundstone
  • Interlochen Irish Festival, featuring Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul and the Glengarry Bhoys
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Ra Ra Riot
  • Parsons Dance Company
  • Hot Peas ‘N Butter
  • Indigo Girls
  • Styx
  • The Capitol Steps
  • Joan Baez
  • Cherryholmes
  • The Wallflowers …and much more!

Ticket go on sale today, April 24 and can be ordered online at https://tickets.interlochen.org/ or by calling the Interlochen Box Office at 231.276.7800 or 800.681.5920

By |2009-04-24T14:00:06-05:00April 24th, 2009|Attractions, Check This Out, Entertainment, Events|0 Comments

Great Indoor Folk Festival at The Village

Dozens of Folk Artists Perform on Saturday at Building 50

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is host to a folk festival on Saturday February 7th. Five stages will be set-up throughout Building 50 to host as many as 75 performers throughout the day. Brought to you by Northern Michigan Songwriters in the Round. For a complete list of performers Click Here.

In addition, Another Cuppa Joe will host an Open Mic Stage at their coffeehouse in The Village.


The festival is a free, non-profit event. Individual artists will offer their CDs available for sale. 


By |2009-02-03T12:08:06-05:00February 3rd, 2009|Check This Out, Entertainment, Events, Traverse City|0 Comments

Right Brain Brewery Celebrates 1st Year

Right Brain Brewery beer flight photoJoin the One Year Anniversary Celebration at Right Brain Brewery

Saturday, November 29th in the Warehouse District


Traverse City’s only micro-brewery, Right Brain Brewery, will be tapping the kegs in honor of their one year anniversary. They will be pouring the sought after CEO stout, a fresh batch of Distill My Heart Bourbon Stout, and a yet to be named beer that has been aging in cherry port casks for 4 months. (Stop by the brewery to get in on the "Name Your Beer" contest) They will have new CEO gear, and will be dressing the "Big, Rich, and Powerful" part. 

At 6pm there will be food from Home Grown Eatery, and the bands begin to play. A different band will entertain you every hour, followed by a jam session around 10pm.


If you haven’t been to Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City’s warehouse district, then you’ve been missing out on the best beer in town. Help them celebrate their first year in business and raise a glass to Russell, John and all the gang. For a detailed map of their location check out our Attractions page.

Top 5 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Traverse City

 A Little Rain Won’t Dampen Your Fun in Traverse City

I know the last thing you want to see on vacation is rain. But before you reach for the TV remote take a few moments to consider the great opportunities waiting indoors at some of Traverse City’s best destinations. Here’s a guide to some of my favorite rain or shine day trips.

Lightpaintings exhibit at Dennos Museum Center1. Visit Local Museums

Traverse City has a thriving culture of artists, musicians, and the patrons who support them. Whether you’ve always wanted to know more about Inuit Art, or have wondered what ever happened the original "model city", our local museums can show you.

The Dennos Museum Center on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College invites you to "Come Alive Inside!" They have several gallery exhibitions featuring fine art, science and the performing arts. Kids will love the Discovery Gallery with it’s hands-on exhibits. You’ll also find one of the largest and most historically complete collections of Inuit art.

For the lovers of history and music, you must check out one of Traverse City’s most unique museums. The Music House Museum, located just outside Traverse City on US 31 North in Acme, is a one-of-a-kind collection of music making machines from 1870 – 1930. To see an antique Nickelodeon or a phonograph is a treat, but to experience the music of these historical pieces is a memorable visit indeed. On the one-hour musical tour you’ll see the 1924 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, rescued from the Cinderella Theater in Detroit, and the impressive 1922 Mortier Dance Organ from Belgium.

If you have young children to entertain I’d recommend the Great Lake Children’s Musuem. Their new location across from West Bay on M-22 has wonderful interactive exhibits for the young and curious. The museum teaches children about the Great Lakes through hands-on activities and water-themed play areas. Their giftshop is also a great place to pick-up learning based toys and books.


2. Tour the Wineries

Black Star Farms winery on Old Mission peninsulaTraverse City, and the peninsulas which surround it, are making a name for themselves in the wine industry. We share the same latitude as several famous wine-making regions in Europe. The bays that surround us help cultivate some of the best grape growing regions in our country. But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself how wonderful Traverse City wines can be.

The Old Mission peninsula is home to seven distinct wineries and counting. From small tasting rooms to expansive estates, there are many tasty stops along the wine trail. The first of which is Black Star Farms Old Mission tasting room. Some of you may know of their expansive agriculinary destination near Suttons Bay, but Black Star Farms is making fabulous wines from Old Mission vineyards as well. Their tasting room, on McKinley Rd, is the only place you’ll be able to taste some of their vintages, including 2007 Arcturos Pinot Noir Rose as it can only be sold on Old Mission Peninsula.

Just up the road you’ll find Peninsula Cellars in the little red schoolhouse along M-37. This tiny tasting room has refined big flavors into some award-winning wines including the region’s only white cherry wine. Peninsula Cellars is owned and operated by the Kroupa family, who also grow much of the fruit used in their production.

There are several other wineries on Old Mission peninsula well worth your attention including our well known Chateau Grand Traverse, and the estates of Chateau Chantal. However I’d be remiss if I didn’t send you back into the heart of the city to Left Foot Charley. Located in The Village, Traverse City’s own Central Park. The former Northern Michigan Asylum is home to a bevy of food artisans, shops and businesses including the area’s only urban winery. If you’re lucky you might catch wine-maker Brian Ulbrich behind the bar where he’s likely to serve a little wit along with his latest vintage.


3.  Play Ball!

golf simulator at the Traverse City Golf CenterIf you’re stuck in with a rain delay at the Traverse City Beach Bums baseball game don’t despair. I have some great ideas for the sports fans too. Whether you’re a bowler, a golfer, or prefer your sports with a comfy seat and a refreshing beverage, you can satisfy your athletic nature in Traverse City no matter the weather.

Just a few miles from the Beach Bums stadium, on the other side of Chums Corners you’ll find one of the the area’s newest and most entertaining venues. Wilderness Crossings sits back from the road just off US-31. This is family entertainment at it’s finest. The kids will love the arcade games, laser tag and cosmic golf course. Mom and dad, you can kick back in the sports bar or enjoy a meal in the Wild Pony Saloon. When you’re all back together don’t forget to slip on some bowling shoes for a game or two. And the best part is, the entire 34,000 sq. ft. facility is smoke free.

Golfers, if a downpour on the course sent you back to the clubhouse, I’ve got just the place for you. The Traverse City Golf Center on Secor road, near Boones Long Lake Inn, has everything you need keep your head in the game. From their extensive indoor pro shop with PING fitting center, to the indoor chipping stations and putting green, there’s more here than meets the eye. Ever wanted to play with the pros at Pebble Beach? Well step up to their golf simulator and you’ll get the chance. If the weather improves, be sure to step outside to test your shot on the driving range or improve your skills in their sand trap.


A barrel of popcorn at the Cherry Bowl Drive-In4.  Celebrate Movie Magic

There’s been much ado about the movie industry coming to Traverse City, and rightfully so. We have so much to offer movie fans and movie makers alike. From art films in an historic theater to classic family entertainment, a movie is a great way to save a rainy day.

The renovation of downtown Traverse City’s State Theatre brought our community together in support a common goal. Michael Moore helped establish the area’s first Film Festival which put Traverse City on the map for cinephile’s everywhere. Become a Friend of the Festival and get a sneak peak at the upcoming films, as well as first shot at tickets. But you don’t have to wait for the Film Festival to enjoy a movie at the State. The marquee lights up every night with their feature presentation.

If casual family fun is more your style then you don’t want to miss stepping back in time at the Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre. Rain or shine dusk is the time. That’s their motto. I admit, it’s great fun to bring your chairs, pop the tailgate and enjoy the movie magic pouring from the original post-mounted speakers. But don’t let a little rain stop you. Tune your car stereo to their FM channel and enjoy the movie with windows closed, fresh barrel of popcorn in your lap and the big screen just outside. What better way to enjoy some classic americana.


The Radish restaurant in Olde Town Traverse City5.  Focus on Food

If you need an excuse to get out and sample the flavors of Traverse City I suppose a rainy day is as good an excuse as any. Personally I don’t need much encouragement. In all honesty I couldn’t possibly highlight all our great food options in one short list. Instead I hope to send you on a foodie excursion, where you just might pick up a few new favorites to share.

If you’re in Olde Town Traverse City there’s a new twist on fast food you’re going to enjoy. In fact, it’s fast food with no guilt, no grease, and no regrets. The Radish focuses on fresh ingredients with a 60+ item salad bar. No more, "hold the onion," or, "dressing on the side," you make just the way you like it. You can’t argue with that logic. 

Downtown Traverse City is a great destination it’s own rite, with countless restaurants, eateries, brew pubs to explore. But let’s not forget the retail outlets that offer fantastic edibles as well. A couple of my favorites include Fustini’s, where you taste and enjoy olive oils and balsamic vinegars. The Cherry Stop is the only place to go for anything cherry. And if time allows I have to endulge in some gelato at American Spoon Foods.

My tour du jour wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some off-the-beaten path restaurants that spring to mind when family and friends come to town. For a fabulous view of West Grand Traverse Bay you can’t beat Scott’s Harbor Grill. Even in the rain you can enjoy the boats in the harbor from a window-side table. Everyone loves a good italian restaurant and my family is taken with Chef Mickey Cannon at the Tuscan Bistro. But if your trip takes you along the Old Mission peninsula I’d recommend the Old Mission Tavern. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s a top-notch white-tablecloth restaurant with a beautiful gallery to browse while you wait.


So next time you find yourself pulling out the umbrella with a sigh, just remember Traverse City is full of great ways to keep the whole family happy on a rainy day, or anytime for that matter.


Concert at The Village Sat 8/16

 Airborn or Aquatic Play Under the Water Tower at The Village

Saturday, August 16 (7-10pm)
Airborne or Aquatic Live in The Village! 
Under the Big, Blue Water Tower 
(Gray Drive, Behind Building 50)

Don’t miss this all-ages concert featuring local band, Airborne or Aquatic along with opening act, Evelyn Shelagowski. $5-10 suggested donation.

For information on upcoming events at The Village check out their calendar. Visit our Attractions page for more info and a map of their location near downtown Traverse City.


By |2008-08-13T19:07:56-05:00August 13th, 2008|Entertainment, Traverse City|0 Comments

Northwest Michigan Fair Begins 8/3

 Celebrate the 100th Year of the Northwest Michigan Fair August 3 – 9

Goin’ to the Fair, Goin’ to the Fair, Goin’ to the Northwest Michigan Fair. I’ve been hearing that banjo jingle for as long as I can remember. It’s like the chicken dance, you just can’t get it out of your head. So with 100 years to celebrate they’ve decided now it’s time for an upgrade. You can vote for the best version of the song from now until August 1st. The winner will be announced on TV 7&4 News at 5pm on August 1st. Watch their videos on the news then vote for your favorite on the TV 7&4 website here.


But the fair is much more than a jingle. It’s proud children exhibiting for 4-H. It’s amusement rides and cotton candy to entertain the child in us all. There are animals of all kinds to pet, ride and learn about. There’s the demolition derby, tough trucks, concerts, Bingo and even a queen’s coronation. Everyone loves a good county fair, and the Northwest Michigan Fair is one of the best.


Northwest Michigan Fair graphic

For a complete schedule check out their website here. The Northwest Michigan Fair is located just outside Traverse City off highway M-37 in Grawn. Bring the whole family for some good ole’ American fun.

By |2008-07-31T09:41:13-05:00July 31st, 2008|Attractions, Entertainment, Events, Traverse City|0 Comments

6/20 Interlochen Presents: Jesse Harris

 Interlochen Arts Festival Season Begins with Jesse Harris

 A staple of New York’s East Village music scene, singer-songwriter Jesse Harris writes introspective, finely-crafted folk-pop. Although he has seven albums of his own, Harris is best known for the songs he’s written for others, including the Grammy-winning "Don’t Know Why," performed by Norah Jones.

To purchase tickets online visit the Interlochen website. Or call their box office at 231.276.7800 or 800.681.5920.

For a complete 2008 Summer Arts Festival concert list check out our Attractions page where you’ll also find a map to their location.

By |2008-06-18T19:29:31-05:00June 18th, 2008|Entertainment, Traverse City|0 Comments