Boost the week’s fun factor with a night out to take in some live Northern Michigan music entertainment. Here’s what we turned up in a survey of some favorite Traverse City, Frankfort, Harbor Springs, and Bellaire brewpubs and dance bars.

Boyne Highlands 

600 Boyne Highlands Dr., Harbor Springs, 231.526.3000

  • Tuesday, December 29: Kellerville, Slopeside Lounge
  • Wednesday, December 30: Pete Kehoe, Slopeside Lounge
  • Thursday, New Year’s Eve, December 31 at 9 p.m.: Born Suspect, Zoo Bar

InsideOut Gallery

229 Garland St, Traverse City, 231.929.3254

  • Tuesday, December 29 from 6 p.m. to midnight: Ball Out for Ben, 8 Bands, including Levi Britton, Jack Fivecoate and more. Fundraiser for Ben Elliott.

Union Street Station

117 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.941.1930

  • Tuesday, December 29: Open mic with host Chris Sterr 
  • Thursday, New Year’s Eve, December 31: Soul Patch & Brother James

Short’s Brewing

121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire, 231.498.2300

  • Tuesday, December 29 at 8 p.m.: Amy Andrews, singer/songwriter
  • Wednesday, December 30 at 8:30 p.m.: Pistil Whips, folk duo
  • Thursday, New Year’s Eve, December 31 at 9 p.m.: Seth Bernard and Friends

Side Traxx

520 Franklin St., Traverse City, 231.935.1666

  • Tuesdays: DJ Dance
  • Wednesdays: Karaoke
  • Thursdays: DJ Dance
  • Fridays: DJ Dance
  • Saturdays: DJ Dance
  • Sundays: DJ Dance

StormCloud Brewing Co.

303 Main St., Frankfort, 231.352.0118

  • Tuesday, December 29 from 8 to 10 p.m.: Jake Frysinger, solo guitar
  • Wednesday, December 30 from 8 to 10 p.m.: Keith Scott Blues
  • Thursday, New Year’s Eve, December 31 from 8 to 10 p.m.: Dot Org

Workshop Brewing Company

221 Garland St., Traverse City, 231.421.8977

  • Wednesday, December 30 at 6:00 p.m.: Workshop Jazz Society Jam
  • Thursday, New Year’s Eve, December 31 at 8:00 p.m.: New Year’s Eve with Brett Mitchell

Also, find more ideas in our New Year’s Eve roundup of Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events.

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