Recent and Featured Music & Art Articles

  • Paulina Michigan Country Music Singer Paulina Jayne

    On Saturday September 6th the Southside Country Jamboree festival is being held in Buckley. This year’s lineup includes headliner Frankie Ballard as well as Northern Michigan bands, […]

  • Frankie Ballard will be in Buckley on September 6th Northern Michigan September 2014 Concert Line-Up

    The Northern Michigan Music scene in September is packed and ranges from a country jamboree to an Elvis festival. Check out the list below for a complete […]

  • Spend an evening at Wuerfel Park to watch the Beach Bums during Labor Day weekend. How to Have the Best 2014 Northern Michigan Labor Day Weekend

    Here are a handful of Northern Michigan travel ideas to make your 2014 Northern Michigan Labor Day weekend the best slice of your summer. Whether you’re planning a […]

  • Piping on a friend's dock on Torch Lake. Torch Lake Troubadour: The Bagpiper at the End of the Dock

    Every summer for the last two decades, Andy Michaud, director of bands at Chatfield High School in Littleton, Colorado, has taken a Northern Michigan vacation at his […]

  • K. Jones and the Benzie Playboys perform in Leland on August 30th. Autumn Northern Michigan Concert Round-Up: Classical, Zydeco & Jazz

    Northern Michigan music events in late August and September provide open-eared listeners with a colorful array of genres. Whether you’re into the foot stomping styles of the […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Quilt Wins Grand Rapids ArtPrize Ann Loveless’ Sleeping Bear Dunes Quilt Exhibit in Traverse City

    Traverse City’s Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the art exhibition “Ann Loveless: Art Quilts” from August 31st to October 5th, 2014. Most recently, Loveless […]

  • Photo courtesy of Porterhouse Productions 2014 Traverse City Summer Microbrew and Music Festival

    One of Northern Michigan’s favorite music and foodie festivals returns to the Grand Traverse Commons on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd: the Traverse City Microbrew […]

  • TC Waterman SUP challenge 2014 TC Waterman Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge in Traverse City

    The TC Waterman Stand-Up Paddleboard Challenge returns for a 5th year on Saturday, August 16th to combine a stand-up-and-coming Northern Michigan sport with Northern Michigan beer, food […]

  • All photos courtesy of Andrew R. Bender and Hoxeyville Music Festival 2014 Hoxeyville Music Festival

    The Hoxeyville Music Festival is set within the Manistee National Forest on 85 acres of pristine, heirloom farmland and features nationally touring and Northern Michigan musicians for […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Michigan Legacy Art Park. Michigan Legacy Art Park’s 2014 Legacy Gala

    On Saturday, August 16th, the non-profit Michigan Legacy Art Park will host its principal fundraiser event, the Legacy Gala, at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. The gala […]

  • Traverse Symphony Orchestra Video: Traverse Symphony Orchestra

    The Traverse Symphony Orchestra—Northern Michigan’s premier classical music ensemble—is based in Traverse City and features talent-saturated sections and the guidance of world-renowned conductor, Kevin Rhodes. With concert […]

  • Robert Pavelek performs with the Beaver Island Brass Quintet in an afternoon concert at Holy Cross Church. Baroque On Beaver: Beaver Island’s Annual Classical Music Festival

    Beaver Island is an unlikely place for a week-long Northern Michigan festival celebrating classical music, but during Baroque on Beaver the compositions of Europe’s greats—and a few […]

  • May Erlewine Traverse Classics: Profiling May Erlewine and Seth Bernard

    A profile of Seth Bernard and Daisy May Erlewine, two musicians whose new take on old-time music is taking the region by storm and, they hope, preserving the Great Lakes to boot.

  • The Rubber Ducky dive. Photo by the Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival. 5 Fun Northern Michigan Festivals In August 2014

    Northern Michigan festivals are just good clean fun—unless you’re going to an event like the Buckley Old Engine Show, in which case it’s just good noisy, greasy, […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Garden Fest Comes to Botanic Garden in Traverse City

    On Sunday, August 10th, the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park will host Garden Fest from noon to 5 pm in Traverse City. This family-friendly event will […]

  • Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett and His Large Band to Perform at Flintfields

    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 […]

  • Take a tour of Short's production facility during Short's Fest. Photo by Michael Murphy IV Photography. 2014 Short’s Fest a Celebration of Northern Michigan Beer in Elk Rapids

    Short’s Fest is an annual celebration of Northern Michigan beer, food and music at Short’s Brewing Co.’s production facility in Elk Rapids. This year, the one-day event […]

  • Summer Microbrew & Music 2014 Headliner Nahko Medicine People Win Summer Microbrew & Music Tickets

    Enter below for your chance to win a pair of Summer Microbrew & Music 2014 tickets for Friday & Saturday, general admission. Submit Your Entry for Summer […]

  • Rootenanny Music Festival Rootenanny Music Festival in Ellsworth, Michigan

    Rootenanny music festival brings the talent of large outdoor music events to the Rocky Top Preserve, an intimately Up North setting in Ellsworth, Michigan. Celebrating its 10th […]

  • Nauti-Cat Catamaran on Grand Traverse Bay Special Nauti-Cat Cruise: Sailing for Survivors

    The Nauti-Cat—a large catamaran that sails across West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City—is well-known for being a good time, but on Sunday, July 27th, the boat […]