Check out the Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival in Arcadia on Saturday, August 31 for great music, Michigan craft beers and awesome food trucks!

The Northern Michigan festival is hosted by Music Moves Me, a new non-profit organization that supports and promotes music education through collaboration with schools and community groups across northwestern Michigan. In addition to the flagship festival, Minnehaha Brewhaha, the nonprofit will be hosting seasonal instrument drives to increase access in public schools and has partnered with Guitars for Vets in support of their mission to use music therapy to help veterans heal. 

Additionally, Music Moves Me helps fulfill an endowment scholarship fund at Interlochen Center for the Arts. This fund was created in memory of Ron Stoops, a life-long music lover and avid performer. As the father of some of the nonprofit’s founding members, Ron’s story is central to Music Moves Me.

Tickets to the Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival cost $25 online and $30 at the door. They include all-day access to the festival, five tasting tokens and a souvenir tasting glass. Kids ages 12 and under are free. Music-only tickets cost $10. The festival begins at 11 a.m. and tastings begin at noon. Tickets are available online at

Beverages: The festival will feature more than 30 local breweries and distilleries, including Stormcloud and Iron Fish, offering beer, wine and spirits. 

Music: The lineup includes Jake Allen, Cindi Lou and the Red Hot Royals, Full Cord, Sweetwater Blues Band, The Accidentals and Cousin Curtiss.

Food trucks and more: Steelhead Cafe, Southern Sin Thesis, Clarke’s Hotdog Wagon, Tacoz and Nachoz and Lutheran Donuts will be offering good eats all day, so come hungry!

Event tip: Bring a lawn chair. There’s limited seating, so if you want to guarantee yourself a spot, bring a seat!