Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival
Acme, Mi – Lovers of craft beer, world music and winter fun won’t want to miss the first annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival taking place under heated tents on the Clubhouse grounds at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on Friday, February 12, 2010, from 5PM – 10PM. Tickets can be purchased at Oryana, Old Town Coffee, North Peak and the Resort’s Lobby Marketplace beginning Monday, December 21. Tickets will also be available online at tcbeerfest.com and porterhouseproductions.com.
The TC Winter Microbrew & Music Festival will kick off the Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest, a weekend-long festival scheduled for February 12-14 featuring three days of activities at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, downtown Traverse City and Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area. See www.winterwonderfest.org for more details.
The TC Winter Microbrew & Music Festival will take place outdoors next to the Resort’s Clubhouse. Guests will step out of the lodge into a winter wonderland featuring the main brew tent with live music from Euforquestra, an eight piece “Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk” dance band from Fort Collins, CO, the rockabilly honky-tonk of Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys, local favorites Levi Britton and the Rachael Davis Band, Steppin’ In It, Joshua Davis, and the bagpipes and drum ensemble of Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums. Bonfires and free sleigh rides will encircle a frozen winter pond surrounded by three tents showcasing dozens of craft breweries, local & national musicians and creative winter beer games. Activities, special events and prizes will be featured throughout the night.
“After the success of the first-ever TC Microbrew & Music Festival this summer at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, we realized there was a great opportunity to bring the event back in the winter,” said Sam Porter of Porterhouse Productions, which produces the festival. “The Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest and Grand Traverse Resort are the perfect community partners for us to team up with to kick off Friday and support a weekend that draws thousands of visitors to our region.”
A $25 ticket to the festival includes live performances throughout the night from national and local artists, craft beer education, five 7 oz. pours (with additional tokens available for purchase), free sleigh rides, free Celtic Shuttle service from downtown Traverse City to the Resort and back, and more.
An after-party hosted by Short’s Brewery and the Michigan Brewers Guild will take place at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, located on the 16th floor of the Resort’s Tower, from 10PM-2AM. Short’s will serve their popular local brews as guests enjoy live music and dancing. Local food, unique merchandise and beer gear will be showcased at this special event.
Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets to the festival in advance – entrance is an additional $5 at the door. Ticket buyers must be over 21.
Porterhouse Productions is now accepting applications and partner opportunities from breweries, artists, sponsors, shanty builders, snow fort builders, vendors and volunteers at [email protected].
The Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival is presented by Porterhouse Productions and Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, with special thanks to IRONKEEP, Traverse City volunteers, the Michigan Brewers Guild and Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest sponsors and partners.