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Grab your friends and join us! Breweries, cideries, meaderies, and wineries will have their craft brews on tap, great music will be performed both evenings, delicious local food served from food trucks will tempt your taste buds, and thousands of other craft brew and music lovers will join you amidst a warm summer weekend in Traverse City.

We’re excited to celebrate with you!


The Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival will return to the front lawn at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons for the tenth year on August 11 and 12, 2017. This summer’s festival will bring a bevy of hundreds of the best brews in Michigan as well as brews from beyond our high five border. Enjoy three stages of music, marching bands, great food and craft beer, a new 2,000 capacity Silent Disco Presents tent, and many fun surprises!

On Friday, celebrate 50 years of Led Zeppelin with Zoso, the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham, and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. Along with Zoso will be other special guests. Saturday will be headlined by Moon Taxi, a festival favorite, the band has performed at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Governor's Ball, Hangout Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands and more. We're really excited to also welcome Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, The Accidentals Duo Throwback, May Erlewine & The Motivations, That 1 Guy (he'll play his infamous Silent Disco set as well!), Heatbox, DJ Abilities, a comedy stage featuring Brad Wenzel and other comedians with a special Silent Disco "Roast" (watch out!), Lucas Paul Band, Brotha James, G-Snacks, Andrew Sturtz, Biomassive, Deep Blue Water Samba, marching bands, DJ Dominate, DJs, 1,500 wireless headsets with three Silent Disco stages, a local's stage, after-parties throughout Traverse City, and much more to be announced!

The festival will pay tribute to Michigan’s eclectic craft brewery scene while featuring flavors from select breweries throughout the U.S and Canada. With over 300 beers, ciders, meads, and wines, the weekend will be overflowing with flavorful beverages, delicious food, over 100 musicians, and thousands of craft brew and music lovers. Patrons will be able to explore every corner of the craft brew culture via a Rare Brew Tour, Homebrewer's Challenge, and more!

A limited number of this year’s Early Bird tickets have sold out. General Admission tickets include 5 tasting tokens and a commemorative tasting glass, access to a full lineup of national music and talent, merchandise, Rare Brew Tour, and the Homebrewer’s Challenge. General Admission tickets go on sale, Tuesday, May 9 at 11am. Friday GA tickets are $45, Saturday GA tickets are $50, and GA weekend passes are $90.

The Microbrew & Music Festival has hosted 17 festivals, raising over $150,000 for our collaborative nonprofits and invested over $1M into Michigan brews, artists, businesses, and contractors and is proud to raise a glass to the great work in the mitten state.

We invite you to experience an evening of savory, thirst-quenching craft brews, the music of accomplished performers – local and national, and appetizing eats from local food vendors. Since the summer of 2008 we have celebrated and highlighted the craft brew culture and musicians of Michigan along with thousands of brew and live music devotees.

The Microbrew & Music Festival supports hundreds of community-based artists, small businesses, vendors, farmers, local food providers, arts and entertainment companies, hotels and motels, and others throughout Michigan. This commitment only strengthens our purpose to enrich each local economy.

Must be 21 or older to attend. No Exceptions (including infants)

Friday Lineup:
Zoso, the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience.
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
That 1 Guy
DJ Abilities
Andrew Sturtz
DJ Dominate
More to be announced soon!

Saturday Lineup:
Moon Taxi
May Erlewine & The Motivations
The Accidentals Duo Throwback
That 1 Guy
DJ Abilities
Lucas Paul Band
Brotha James
G- Snacks
Andrew Sturtz
Brad Wenzel and other comedians
DJ Dominate
More to be announced soon!

*Lineup subject to change

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS- On Sale Tuesday, May 9 at 11am!
Friday- $45
Saturday- $50
Weekend Ticket- $90

General Admission Wristbands:
Friday Entrance: 5pm
Saturday Entrance: 4pm

(5) drink sample tokens per night
(1) commemorative tasting glass per night
300+ brews, wines, ciders, and meads
Rare beer tour (Saturday only)
Stellar lineup of live musical acts
Local food vendors
Access to homebrewer’s court ( Saturday only)
Silent disco
Additional drink tokens will be available for purchase on-site

EARLY BIRD TICKETS- On Sale Monday, May 1st at 11am!
(Limited Quantity) SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!
Saturday- $45

Early Bird Wristbands:

Early entry one hour prior to GA gates
Friday Entrance: 4pm
Saturday Entrance: 3pm

One-on-one time with brewers and/or brewery representatives
(5) drink sample tokens per night
(1) commemorative tasting glass per night
300+ brews, wines, ciders, and meads
Rare beer tour (Saturday only)
Stellar lineup of live musical acts
Local food vendors
Access to homebrewer’s court (Saturday only)
Silent disco
Additional drink tokens will be available for purchase on-site


Acoustic Draft Mead - Arbor Brewing Co. - Arcadia Ales - Ascension Brewing Co. - Atwater Brewery - Ballast Point - Beards Brewery - Bell's Brewery - Big Lake Brewing - Blake's Hard Cider Co. - Bonobo Winery - Brewery Ferment - Brewery Terra Firma - Dark Horse Brewing Co. - Deschutes Brewery - Drafting Table Brewing Co. - Draught Horse Brewery - Earthen Ales - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery - Founders Brewing Co. - Great Lakes Brewing Co. - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Lagunitas Brewing Co. - Latitude 42 Brewing Co. -Left Foot Charley - Loggers Brewing Co. - Mitten Brewing Co. - Monkey Fist Brewing Co. - Mountain Town Brewing - New Holland Brewing Co. - Nickel Brook Brewing Co. - Nomad Cidery - North Peak Brewing Co. - Odd Side Ales - Ore Dock Brewing Co. - Perrin Brewing Co. - Petoskey Brewing - Roak Brewing Co. - Saugatuck Brewing Co. - Short's Brewing Co. - Snowbelt Brewing Co. -St. Ambrose Cellars - Starcut Ciders - Stormcloud Brewing Co. - Superior Lakes Mead, Wine & Cider - Tandem Ciders- Unity Vibration Kombucha

*Subject to change

Tickets and more information can be found at microbrewandmusic.com.

This is an entertainment event that will happen rain or shine. No refunds will be issued. Exchanges may be made only for ticket upgrades.

Your ticket will arrive in the form of a wristband. Your wristband is your ticket. It is very helpful and will result in a swifter-moving line if you place it on your wrist before entering the festival. Do this carefully! Please do not remove the “glass” tab. The tab on your wristband will be taken off when you receive your tasting glass at entry.

If you select to pick them up at the MyNorth Ticket office, 125 Park St., in downtown Traverse City, their hours are M-F, 9am-5pm. If you are unable to pick them up in advance, they will be available at will call at the main entrance to the festival!

*Please e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] if you would like to add an authorized person to pick up your tickets at the MyNorth office.

The Microbrew & Music Festival will accept credit cards and cash at the door for ticket purchases, if tickets are not sold out in advance. We will also accept credit cards at the merchandise area. Please be prepared to pay with cash for drink tokens and food (some food vendors may take credit cards).

In addition to microbrew samples, festival attendees will have access to a full lineup of national 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.


Because our product is an entertainment experience, we do not offer refunds on tickets. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Microbrew & Music Festival nor Tent Venue are responsible for lost, stolen, or forgotten tickets or wristbands.

If unforeseen circumstances force us to cancel an event, we will refund your ticket price (less any fees) in the same manner that you purchased the ticket. For example, if you purchased the ticket using your VISA card, we will refund the same credit card.

For more information visit microbrewandmusic.com/

Microbrew / Wristband Information: (231) 943-2929 If you elected to have your tickets mailed, but don't receive them or receive the wrong thing, please contact the number above.

Ticket Purchasing: (800) 836-0717

Venue Information

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
830 Cottageview Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-1900

Organizer Information

Mount Mancelona

2497 Ski Run Road
Mancelona, MI 49659

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