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3rd Annual Stormcloud Gong Show Revives Classic Talent Contest
Stormcloud Brewing Company is celebrating a classic television talent show and raising money for a community non-profit organization. The Stormcloud Gong Show returns Saturday, March 16 at Stormcloud’s pub in downtown Frankfort. The amateur talent contest invites contestants to perform a unique act to a live audience, with two competitors claiming prizes from Stormcloud and Frankfort’s historic Garden Theater.
A percentage of Stormcloud’s pub sales during the event will be donated to Grow Benzie, a non-profit farmstead and community center dedicated to enriching the lives of Benzie County residents. Grow Benzie Executive Director Josh Stoltz will host the event, which is a parody of the popular 1970s game show, The Gong Show, hosted by Chuck Barris. In the original competition, contenders performed novelty acts for celebrity judges. If a judge considered an act to be bad, the judge would strike a large gong, forcing the contestant to stop their act. The final contestant to avoid being gonged was awarded a cash prize.
The final two contestants to avoid the gong at The Stormcloud Gong Show will be awarded a Year of Beer Card from Stormcloud or a Year of Movies from The Garden Theater. The Stormcloud Gong Show gets underway Saturday, March 16 at 8pm. View photos from past Stormcloud Gong Shows and sign-up to become a contestant by visiting: Stormcloudbrewing.com/gong
About Stormcloud Brewing Company
Stormcloud Brewing Company opened in June 2013 just two blocks from Lake Michigan in the coastal city of Frankfort, located in northwest lower Michigan. A small brewery specializing in Belgian-style brewing, Stormcloud offers 16 taps in addition to a full menu of flatbread pizzas, small plate appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, and specialty popcorn. In August 2016, Stormcloud was named the Best New Brewery in Michigan by MLive Media Group. In June 2017, Stormcloud was named Best Local Brew Pub or Tap Room by the readers of Traverse Magazine. Stormcloud Brewing Company is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild and Lakeshore Brewers Guild. Visit Stormcloud online at Stormcloudbrewing.com.