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2012 3rd Annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Traverse City, MI
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2012 3rd Annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival
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4:00 p.m.  10:00 p.m.
In The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
ages 21+, no exceptions please

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GA TICKETS | $30.00 | BUY NOW! (please read small print below)
Also available at LOCAL TICKET OUTLETS in Traverse City: Oryana, Blue Tractor, Left Foot Charley, Brew, High Five Threads | The price will raise $5 at the door (if any remain)

EARLY BIRD TICKETS are no longer available | $25.00

Five 7 oz. pours
Tasting cup
All entertainment
Free shuttles between downtown and the Village

This is an outdoor festival taking place under heated tents in the middle of a northern Michigan winter  PLEASE DRESS WARMLY!

Over 40 breweries, wineries, cideries, and meaderies
Live polka band
Silent Disco, thanks to Silent Events
Delicious local food vendors
Beer and cuisine pairings
Heated tents, thanks to Team Bob's Heating & Cooling
Fire dancers
On-site valet parking for Trattoria Stella guests and Mercado shoppers
Multiple downtown TC after-parties

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE (thanks to Celtic Shuttles!) between the Grand Traverse Commons and the Old Town Parking Deck which is easily walkable from downtown Traverse City and in-town hotels (see hotel suggestions below). Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is offering direct shuttle service between their hotel and the festival site.

Acoustic Draft Mead
Arbor Brewing Company
Arcadia Brewing Company: Yard, Sky High Rye, London Porter, Nut Brown
Atwater Brewery
Bell's Brewery: Hall Half No Furry, Black Note Stout, Hopslam Ale, Winter White Ale, Oarsman Ale, Amber Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Best Brown Ale
Black Star Farms
Boston Beer Company
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brewery Vivant: Kludde (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), Barrel Aged Triomphe, Amber Wheat, Farmhand (French Farmhouse Ale), Solitude (Abbey Style Ale)
Brys Estate
Chateau Chantal
Chateau Grand Traverse
Cheboygan Brewing Company: Lighthouse Amber Altbier, Winter Marzen, La Cervesa
Cold Spring Brewing Company: John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale
Dark Horse Brewing Company: Crooked Tree IPA, Boffo Brown, Scotty Karate Scotch, Reserve Special Black
Founders Brewing Company: Porter, Imperial Stout, All Day IPA, Double Trouble
Frankenmuth Brewing Company: Munich Dunkel, Pilsner, Batch 69 IPA, Winter Bock, Red Sky Irish Style Ale
Great Lakes Brewing Company: Dortmunder Gold, Burning River, Commodore Perry, Edmund Fitzgerald
Higher Grounds Trading Company
Jolly Pumpkin: Calabaza Blanca, Oro de Calabaza, La Roja, Bam Biere
Keweenaw Brewing Company: Lift Bridge Brown, Red Jacket Amber, Pick Axe Blonde Ale, Widow Maker Black Ale
Left Foot Charley
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Midland Brewing Company: Copper Harbor, Dublin Stout, Midland Pale Ale, 3 Mile Marker Hefe
Mount Pleasant Brewing Company
New Holland Brewing Company
North Peak Brewing Company
Northern Natural Winery
Northwoods Soda
Odd Side Ales
Peninsula Cellars
Schmohz Brewery
Short's Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Tri City Brewing: Helles, Charity Island IPA, English Nut Brown, Scotch Ale, Giant Slayer, Belgian Tripel, Dragon Slayer
2 Lads Winery
Uncle John's Cider Mill
Unibroue: Maudite, Tris Pistoles
Vander Mill Cider Mill & Winery

BANDS & MUSICIANS & ENTERTAINMENT (schedule to be announced)
> Funktion - Don't show up to a live show unless you've come to get down; this stuff is additive-free, high-octane dance fuel. And due to the fact that Funktion's sole mission in life is to make you shake your booty, trying to stand still might cause you a few problems.
> Heatbox - This One Man Entertainment System creates beats and builds songs of Motown, A cappalla, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul and Funk from the ground up. He uses a Boss Loop Station RC-50 and a DigiTech Vocal 300 to create his songs. Recording each part as he goes, Heatbox's music is live and in the moment. Using no tracks, samples, or pre-recorded music, each song and performance is distinctly unique.
> Crane Wives utilizes three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a passion for songcraft to create organic music that is both accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves.
> Whitey Morgan and the 78s are a Honky Tonk band from Flint, Michigan. They haven't re-invented the wheel, they just picked it up and started it rolling all over again.
> Dragon Wagon - With multi-instrumentalist Rich Delcamp, Michael Bustos on bass, Fritz McGirr on percussion and the amazing Diana Ladio on fiddle, Dragon Wagon's live performance thrives with originality, humor and expert musicianship. Michigan Roots music at its finest, the band's sound can be described as bluegrass-folk rock with a shot of Irish Whiskey. Hold on to your hats and get ready for a boot-stomping good time!
> Rootstand - For over ten years, Rootstand has set course from the uplands and urban jungles of Michigan to seek their fortune on the seas and sounds of the roots of America and beyond. From fair shores to foul weather, Rootstand has remained stout-hearted; an honor that is reflected in the strength of its crew.
> Laith Al-Saadi has been a staple of the Detroit music scene for most of his adult life. His genre-defying musicianship has earned him spots opening for everyone from Buddy Guy to Taj Mahal to The Yardbirds and BB King. In 2006, Al-Saadi was crowned "King of the Blues" for the Northern Region of the United States by Guitar Center, making him one of the "Top 4 Blues Guitarists in the Country."
> Kielbasa Kings - From modern hits turned into polkas, to traditional Polish tunes, an original waltz and polka gems from the past  this is what the Kielbasa Kings are all about.
> DJ Dominate - After being involved in the wedding scene and acquiring his first set of DJ equipment, DJD started his club experience inside Shimmers Nightclub in Traverse City, Michigan, in the summer of 2010 and ventured on a new music love in creating mash up tracks, taking mixed genre songs and combining them into new creations.
> Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums - Founded in 1974, The Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums have entertained crowds throughout the Northern Michigan region. The haunting sound of the pipes, the crisp thunder of the drums, and the flash of the kilts is an unmistakable delight to the eyes, as well as the ears.
> Silent Disco - "Disco isn't dead. It just went quiet. Just walk into a Silent Disco event and see for yourself: a couple hundred people, two DJs spinning, and a dance floor filled with gyrating dancers  in total silence."
> Martha Marti Johnson

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa  100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard in Acme, Michigan, just six miles northeast of Traverse City. Offering a package starting at $97.00 per person which includes Saturday night accommodations, 1 Festival ticket (must be 21+), and Resort transportation to and from the Festival.
The Park Place Hotel  300 East State Street in downtown Traverse City, Michigan
The Bayshore Resort  833 East Front Street, just east of downtown Traverse City, Michigan
You can search for Traverse City area accommodations through the Traverse City CVB. Just CLICK this link!

The Minervini Group has been a committed partner of the summer incarnation of the festival, which has been held in the Village for the past three years, and we look forward to partnering with them again on this winter event. As with past festivals, the weekend will be a celebration of the craft microbrews, food, music, art and culture that make our region unique, as well as the natural beauty of the Village and the many wonderful merchants and residents who reside there. We thank the Traverse City community for its ongoing feedback and support, and look forward to celebrating with you this February!

Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is a Traverse City, Michigan-based non-profit company providing comprehensive recycling services to residents and businesses in the Grand Traverse Bay area. BARC offers their customers the opportunity to give back to the local community on an annual basis through their Customer Shares program: each customer may designate a charity of their choice to be the recipient of the revenues resulting from their recycling partnership with BARC.

Bay Area Recycling for Charities
Team Bob's Heating & Cooling
North American VASA
Blue Tractor
North Peak
Good Work Gallery
Michigan Brewers Guild
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Bayshore Resort
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Michigan Hop Alliance
Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
Cherry Capital Foods
Signs Now
GJ's Rentals
WKLT The Rock Station
Left Foot Charley

This will be our 6th Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival, yet another event built to celebrate the fine craft of microbrews and of music, and also to financially support non-profits, artists and musicians, brewers, and small businesses. To date, the Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festivals have raised over $30,000.00 for local nonprofits. None of this would be possible without our team or our volunteers, a group of supportive community members that has grown to over 1,000.

In the three years since we, Sam and Abby, moved back to Traverse City (we were both born and raised here), Porterhouse Productions, along with our collaborators and partners, has sold/donated/comped over 40,000 tickets to community concerts and events. When you purchase a ticket to a Porterhouse Productions event, you support and give to so much more than just the event which you are attending: every week throughout the year we volunteer time and energy to cultural activities and programs through The Good Work Collective, a space that we've made available to our community and its non-profits, organizations, artists, musicians, youth, and businesses. Your support means such a great deal to so many. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you.

1. Ages 21+ only  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!
2. Tickets include a tasting cup, five 7 oz. sample pours (about 2.5 pints), entry into the Silent Disco, and entertainment. Additional drink tokens will be available for $1.00 at the event. Your ticket purchase also includes shuttle service between The Grand Traverse Commons and the Old Town Parking Deck.
3. Please note, Porterhouse Productions is not responsible for drink ticket refunds. Last call will be at 9:30 PM. Don't buy more drink tickets than you can use!
4. 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 the event can sell out beforehand.
5. In addition to microbrew samples, festival attendees will have access to a full lineup of musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, festival activities and special events. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available for designated drivers or non-drinkers. Thank you for your understanding.
6. Refunds and Exchanges  ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Please review ticket ordering information carefully prior to ticket purchase. Neither Brown Paper Tickets nor Porterhouse Productions will refund or exchange tickets, unless event is canceled or rescheduled.



The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (View)
1200 W 11th Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
United States

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Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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