Lyle Lovett and His Large Band are set to perform at Flintfields horse park on Friday, August 8th in Williamsburg near Traverse City. The Grammy-winning country superstar’s music performance will be followed by another Northern Michigan event on Sunday the 9th: Cars, Beats and Eats—a concert, car show and foodie event all packed into one Sunday afternoon. Both events are produced by Northern Michigan events company Tent Venue, and will feature Northern Michigan food and drink.
Tickets to the events are available on MyNorthTickets.com.
Friday, August 8th — Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music with a career that has spanned 14 albums and four Grammy Awards. He was also given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.
Opening for Lyle is Michigan talent May Erlewine. Born to a family of musicians, May has been playing music her entire life when she learned to sing and play piano at an early age. Now, with four releases to her name, May works a variety of venues coast to coast, but mainly focuses on her home state of Michigan.
Flintfields of Northern Michigan is known for the world-renowned annual Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival, which attracts top-level riders to Northern Michigan each July. The six acres of Flintfields overlooks East Bay and includes RV hookups, which make staying overnight simple. Guests will be able to park on the grounds of Flintfields and be transported to the venue on top of the highest point in Grand Traverse County by carriage, hayride or golf car.
Gates open at 5 pm for an enticing menu of local food based on a 50’s grilling theme with a twist. Grilling will be done with locally sourced burgers, brats and dogs. Craft beer, wine and a selection of non-alcoholic offering swill also be served. Concert begins at 7:30. Don’t miss one of the summer’s hottest dates and most vibrant performances!
Saturday, August 9th — Cars, Beats and Eats
Held the day after Lyle and his band perform at Flintfields, the first ever Cars, Beats and Eats is slated to be an iconic classic car show in Northern Michigan. The Traverse City Summer Classic Drive, which precedes the event and is a tour of the Torch Lake area, will end at the event at Flintfields.
Local chefs will be serving up culinary American classics alongside Curbie, the 1946 Ford Flathead V8 soda jerk and ice cream truck. Adorn your favorite 1950’s hair style, leather jackets and temporary (or maybe not) tattoos and cheer on competitors at the flaming tailpipe contest as they rev their engines to the live music of Corvairs and Delilah DeWilde as well as headliner Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. This family friendly event is great for kids of all ages.
Tickets for ages 3 and under are free, 4-17 years of age is $5, advance adult general admission $15 and day of adult general admission is $20. VIP tickets are also available for $50 and include a covered tent, seated dining area, choice viewing during the concert and upgraded private restrooms. If you have a classic vehicle that you want to show off pre-registration is $35 for one car and day of registration is $40.