9th Annual Winter Microbrew & Music Festival Relocates to Mount Mancelona, Celebrates with a Smaller, Intimate Festival

The 2018 Winter Microbrew & Music Festival is on the move! This year’s festivities will take place on February 10, 2018, at Mount Mancelona, a historic ski hill and lodge that sits just over a mile north of Mancelona, Michigan. This festival will offer fewer tickets and a more intimate atmosphere but will again feature the great music and tasty brews you’ve come to expect.

We invite brew gurus, lovers of craft beer, wine, cider, and mead, and music fans to pull on your liquid long johns and join us under heated tents and beside roaring bonfires. The Microbrew & Music Festival will feature beer, wine, cider, and mead from craft breweries from around the state (and beyond!), acclaimed live musical acts, local food vendors, a silent disco, and more to be announced. Early bird doors will open at 2 p.m. and general admission doors will open at 3 p.m. The event will end at 8 p.m.

Music lineup and liquid lineup, transportation details, and other important details will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Sam and Abby Porter, owners of Microbrew & Music Festival and Mount Mancelona, are looking forward to welcoming you to Mount Mancelona and are excited to provide a burst of energy to local and regional restaurants, shops, and resorts during a cold, snowy weekend in February.

“Our winter version of this festival is a blast,” Sam says. “It’s always such a pleasure to see so many good folks come together to celebrate our communities, dance, huddle around glowing bonfires, share stories and smiles, and raise a toast to the seasons of Northern Michigan.”

VIP tickets include all festival experiences plus access to the historic Mount Mancelona lodge and live music, nibbles, and a craft beer bar experience. It also includes a custom tasting glass, 10 drink tokens, private restrooms, lodge atmosphere, and open lodge fire pit.

General admission tickets include all festival experiences, custom tasting glass, and 5 drink tokens.

Microbrew & Music Tickets
  • Early Bird VIP Tickets, very limited: $125, on sale December 18 at 10 a.m.
  • Early Bird GA Tickets, very limited: $40, on sale December 18 at 10 a.m.
  • VIP Tickets: $150, on sale December 22 at 10 a.m.
  • GA Tickets: $50, on sale December 22 at 10 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at microbrewandmusic.com or MyNorthTickets.com.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, especially with the reduced number of tickets, as the festival has sold out in past years. Ticket buyers and attendees must be 21 years of age, no exceptions. Mount Mancelona is located at 2497 Ski Run Road, Mancelona, Michigan.

Complete festival details, ticket information, and announcements can be found online at microbrewandmusic.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/microbrewandmusic. The Microbrew & Music Festival is presented with additional support from Michigan brewers and community volunteers. 100% of net alcohol proceeds benefit regional nonprofits. We are dedicated to supporting local businesses and creating year-round events that promote and sustain local food, beer, wine, arts, merchants, businesses, and organizations.

Video: Winter Microbrew & Music Festival

This is how much fun MyNorthTickets had with 3,000 of our friends in downtown Traverse City during the seventh annual festival when it was single-digit cold, the beer was flowin’, and the music kept us all warm! We love our jobs!


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