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Paella in the Park - 3rd Annual
Clinch Park
Traverse City, MI
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Paella in the Park - 3rd Annual

2012 3rd Annual Paella in the Park
presented by Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
Friday, August 3, 2012
4:00 p.m.  9:30 p.m.
at Clinch Park in Traverse City, Michigan
This is a strictly 21+ event.

Tickets are $36 in advance or $41 at the door and include:
* A commemorative wine glass
* (5) wine pour tokens
* (3) 4 oz. servings of paella
* All festival entertainment
* Additional food and wine tickets available for purchase at the event
* A dollar from every ticket will benefit Traverse City's Bay Front Parks

The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula and Porterhouse Productions present 7 wineries, 7 restaurants, 21 delicious paellas and music from Spin Doctors and Grupo Ayé at Clinch Park on the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay!

Grupo Ayé
Andrew Sturtz Trio

Winery/Restaurant Pairings:
Each of the seven chefs will be making 3 paellas over the course of the evening  1 vegetarian, and 2 meat options.
Black Star Farms === Hearth & Vine
Bowers Harbor Vineyards === Aerie Restaurant & Lounge at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Brys Estate === Mana
Chateau Chantal === The Towne Plaza
Chateau Grand Traverse === Siren Hall
Peninsula Cellars === Mission Table
2 Lads === Bay Town Kitchen

What is Paella? And how is it pronounced?
Paella (pie-yay-a) is a Valencian rice dish that originated in its modern form in the mid-19th century near lake Albufera, a lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain. Many non-Spaniards view paella as Spain's national dish, but most Spaniards consider it to be a regional Valencian dish. Valencians, in turn, regard paella as one of their identifying symbols. There are three widely known types of paella: Valencian paella (Spanish: paella valenciana), seafood paella (Spanish: paella de marisco) and mixed paella (Spanish: paella mixta), but there are many others as well. Valencian paella consists of white rice, green vegetables, meat (rabbit, chicken, duck), land snails, beans and seasoning. Seafood paella replaces meat and snails with seafood and omits beans and green vegetables. Mixed paella is a free-style combination of meat, seafood, vegetables, and sometimes beans. Most paella chefs use calasparra or bomba rices for this dish. Other key ingredients include saffron and olive oil.

Hotel Options
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Bayshore Resort
Park Place Hotel
Holiday Inn West Bay
Cambria Suites
More options available at Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau's website under "LODGING"

Important Ticket Information:

* Ages 21+ only for this event  no exceptions, please (no infants, toddlers, kids, or teens  thanks for your understanding). Please bring your ID with you and be prepared to show it at the door. Thank you!

* Advance ticket price does not reflect outlet or online handling fees. We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance. Even though we advertise a "Day Of" ticket price, there is always a chance it can sell out before hand.

* Refunds and Exchanges  ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Please review ticket ordering information carefully prior to ticket purchase. Neither Brown Paper Tickets nor the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula or Porterhouse Productions will refund or exchange tickets, unless event is canceled or rescheduled.


Chart-topping alternative rock band Spin Doctors will headline the third annual Paella in the Park festival in downtown Traverse City August 3 at the former Clinch Park Zoo grounds.

The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula and Porterhouse Productions are teaming up to produce the annual summer culinary and music event. Previous events, featuring such best-selling national music acts as Blues Traveler and Cherry Poppin' Daddies, have attracted full capacity or sold-out crowds of up to 2,000 attendees.

Paella in the Park, which will go from 4-9:30 p.m., will feature the seven wineries of Old Mission Peninsula paired with seven regional chefs who will prepare Spanish paellas on-site. Each winery will host a station featuring three 36" pans in which chefs will cook paella using featured wines from that vintner and fresh local ingredients. For the first time this year, the festival will also feature a new desserts and sweets bar for attendees to enjoy local confectionary treats.

The evening will be capped by a live performance by Spin Doctors at sunset on the shores of beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay. Spin Doctors are renowned for their high-energy live shows and infectious pop hits, having dominated American music charts in the '90s with such internationally popular songs as "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong."

"Pocket Full of Kryptonite," Spin Doctors' landmark debut album, was one of the 100 best-selling albums of the '90s, selling more than five million copies in the U.S. and another five million copies overseas. Their follow-up album, "Turn It Upside Down," was also certified platinum and cemented their status as one of the most influential alt-rock groups of the decade. The band has toured with such renowned acts as The Rolling Stones, Phish and Widespread Panic, and continues to sell out shows across the country today.

Popular Michigan-based Afro-Cuban band Grupo Aye will perform as opening entertainment at the event. The nine-piece ensemble specializes in a grooving, danceable sound that mixes salsa, Latin jazz, bachata and merengue influences.

Chefs representing various local restaurants will prepare their own unique takes on paella at the event. Paella, a rice-based dish that boasts hundreds of variations using different ingredients, is one of Spain's most popular food entrees. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to converse with local chefs about the art of making paella, as well as enjoy food and wine at each station.

Tickets to Paella in the Park are on sale now at Tickets are $36 in advance or $41 at the door and include a commemorative wine glass, (5) wine pour tokens, (3) 4 oz. servings of paella and all entertainment. Additional food and wine tickets will be available for purchase at the event. A dollar from every ticket will benefit Traverse City's Bay Front Parks.

Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as space is limited. This event is open to ages 21+, no exceptions. Festival proceeds will benefit local non-profits Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula and Traverse City's Bay Front Parks.

For more information on Paella in the Park, visit



Clinch Park (View)
161 E Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, MI 49684
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Pop & Top 40
Music > Rock
Music > World

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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