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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and The Revivalists headline weekend of New Orleans-inspired music, craft brews, and local food
Traverse City, MI (April 25, 2016)—The Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival will return to the front lawn at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons for the ninth year on August 26 and 27, 2016. This summer’s festival will bring a bevy of some of the best brews in Michigan as well as brews from beyond our high-five border. New Orleans-inspired live musical acts will grace the stage and local food will include a Pit BBQ Competition.
The festival will pay tribute to Michigan’s eclectic craft brewery scene while featuring flavors from select breweries throughout the U.S and Canada. With over 300 beers, ciders, meads, and wines, the weekend will be overflowing with flavorful beverages, delicious food, talented musicians, and thousands of beer and music lovers. Patrons will be able to explore every corner of the craft brew culture via a Rare Brew Tour, Homebrewer’s Challenge, and a new Brewer’s Collaboration Court. Also, the Hop n’ Brew Shack will make its return and feature extra-special brews and first releases from select breweries.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and The Revivalists (one of Rolling Stone’s March 2016 10 New Artists You Need to Know) will headline the weekend and will be supported by Traverse City’s own The Accidentals, The Heard, festival favorites That 1 Guy and Heatbox, The Last Revel, The Change, Detroit Party Marching Band, Deep Blue Water Samba, and more to be announced in the coming weeks. The Silent Disco tent will be rockin’ with 10 DJs, including DJ Dominate.
This year’s GA tickets go on sale on Tuesday, April 25, at 10 AM and include 5 tasting tokens and commemorative tasting glass, plus access to a full lineup of national musical talent, merchandise, the Homebrewer’s Challenge, Brewer’s Collaboration Court, and Hop n’ Brew Shack. Friday tickets are $50, Saturday tickets are $55, and weekend passes are $100. Early bird tickets are now sold out.
The Microbrew & Music Festival has hosted 15 festivals, raising over $100,000 for our collaborative nonprofits, invested over $1M into Michigan brews, local food, passionate musicians, and sustainable practices and is proud to raise a glass to the great work in the mitten state.
Tickets and more information can be found on microbrewandmusic.com.