June 15, 2016
Summer craziness is upon us. Performing nearly every night, idiot drivers from downstate & out of state, trying to meet up with friends and family that ALWAYS visit when it’s busiest for we northern Michigan residents (but still love you all)….and trying to get some golf in whenever possible. But the rain is falling today, and I can hear the veggies and herbs growing, which means my lawn will be calling to be mowed by the weekend. But the sun is coming….
This summer in your travels, be sure and patronize all the wonderful venues that have live local music, wherever you may be. We’re blessed here in northern Michigan to have so many great venues with live music, as well as many wonderful festivals featuring local and regional musicians. Live music doesn’t survive without the support of y’all….without listeners and fans, we’d be playing in the living room or on the porch to nobody. A big THANK YOU to ALL of you who do support us. We really, really appreciate it!!!
–Festival On The Bay/Songwriter Showcase (http://www.petoskeyfestival.com), August 20. An assortment of talented performing songwriters on the Midway Stage from noon until 6 pm. Admission is free. Come support your favorite local performing songwriters!!
–September Songfest/Crooked Tree Arts Center (Petoskey) (http://www.crookedtree.org), September 9. A benefit for the MISW/Big Water Creative Arts, Inc., featuring some of our alumni from past workshops along with the Petoskey Montessori School kids singing songs of their own creation! More info on the exact lineup coming soon.
–Wheatland Music Festival (www.wheatlandmusic.org), September 11. On stage at the Song Tent with Michelle Chenard. Time slot (tentatively) 12:50-1:30 pm. It’s a fantastic festival, all weekend long. If you’ve never been, you really need to experience it. There’ll also be a couple of our MISW alumni performing at Wheatland as well. Check it out!
–Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop: (www.mackinacislandsongwritersworkshop.org), October 13-16. Our 3rd year, and we’ve already been getting registrations for the past couple months. A wonderful bunch of workshops and instructors dedicated to helping you become a better and more effective songwriter. Space is limited (we try to keep it small and intimate), so don’t wait until September to sign up! Details on the website.
That’s it for now. Everybody enjoy the sun and the warmth, drive safely, put on the sunblock, and here’s to a great summer!!!