February 2, 2016




So, the little rodent in Pennsylvania says we’re gonna have an early spring this year.  Yeah, right.  I think the last time he “said” that, we had ice in the bay until almost May.  Oh well.  At least it hasn’t been below zero…yet.

Some exciting new restaurant venues on the docket this year for PeteMusic; The Paper Station and Mustang Wendy’s, both in Harbor Springs, MI (and both excellent!), the new 40 Acres Tavern at Boyne Mountain (ditto), and the beautiful new Vintage steakhouse at the Inn At Bay Harbor (formerly the South American).  Great, intimate venues with some really wonderful menu offerings…all 4 are definitely worth checking out.

The big news:  The Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop (www.mackinacislandsongwritersworkshop.org) is growing, and we’re forming a non-profit parent corporation, Big Water Creative Arts, as an “umbrella” organization for the MISW and more music/arts projects & educational programs in the future.  We’ve got several new events planned for 2016, more school programs in the works, a showcase at this year’s Festival On The Bay, and we’ve already started getting our first few registrants for the workshop in October.  Lots going on, kids.  Stay tuned….