June 16, 2017

Well, summer is upon us once again.  The traffic is heavy, the air humid and warm (finally!), and the 4th of July is only a couple weeks away.  Each year goes faster and faster….and summer even more so.  I’ll blink twice, and it’ll be October again…

I’m doing a BUNCH of Sip N’ Sail cruises from Mackinac Island again this summer.  If you haven’t check these out (and you’re going to be on Mackinac), you definitely need to.  My personal dates are are here on my website calendar, but you can go to puremichiganboatcruises.com for schedules and to purchase tickets.  These are REALLY cool, and I love doing them.

Big Water Creative Arts, Inc. is on the move!  We’re teaching a 3-day songwriting class to middle school kids in Mancelona in July, which we’re very excited about.  BWCA is also in the planning stages of doing the same at the Bergmann Center in Charlevoix, a facility for developmentally disabled adults that does FANTASTIC work with those folks.  It’s truly amazing what’s being done there, and we’re very, very excited to bring music and songwriting to the clients there.

Also, BWCA is co-sponsoring the Midway Stage at Petoskey’s Festival On The Bay, August 18 & 19.  We’ve got a great lineup of Michigan (and many local) singer/songwriters/musicians doing their original material on both Friday and Saturday.  Check out petoskeyfestival.com for details and times.  Really looking forward to it!!

And that’s all for now.  More happenings in the fall with BWCA (our September Songfest at Crooked tree, more songwriting classes/workshops), TONS of gigs in the next 10 weeks, an original song that Michelle Chenard and I are writing for the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce (BWCA is a member) for their upcoming new promotional video (which will likely be finished in the fall).

Have a GREAT summer, everyone!  Be safe, have fun, and wear sunscreen!!!!