Iron Fish Distillery welcomes Benjaman James Sunday, August 12 from 7–9 p.m. at their historic barn venue. From their start playing at Traverse City Central High School’s band room, to audiences of thousands at Frederik Meijer Gardens, the Short’s Brewing Anni Party, and on-air at NPR, Benjaman James’ “hot horns and heavy grooves” have been making dancers out of the most static crowds across the Midwest.

Catch Benjaman James and his self-titled eight-piece pop-funk band for an intimate barn concert. As a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with roots in funk, jazz, R&B, and soul, Benjaman inspires his audience by generating dance-worthy, captivating, lyrical music that takes listeners on an energetic improvisational journey. Tickets are available exclusively at for $10.

Guests of the Benjaman James concert who bring a food donation to help stock the BACN (Benzie Area Christian Neighbors) Food Pantry, which serves Benzie and Manistee Counties, will receive half off a cocktail of their choosing.

Iron Fish Distillery is situated in a growing Northwest Michigan regional hub of agricultural destinations tied to local food, wine, mead, and craft brewing producers, attracting more than 65,000 people to the farm, tasting room, and centennial barn.

Iron Fish is Michigan’s first working farm, growing and sourcing local grain to distill a full line of small-batch craft spirits on a reclaimed 1890’s farmstead. Iron Fish does this from the ground up with practices that respect the health of nearby watersheds. Inspired by the steelhead trout that journey each year to their origin in the nearby Betsie River, Iron Fish is returning spirit to its origin using heritage methods of distilling on an environmentally third-party verified farm.

Want to know more about Iron Fish? Read this story featured in Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.