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The 2018 Winter Microbrew & Music Festival is on the move! This year’s festivities will take place on February 10, 2018, at Mount Mancelona, an historic ski hill and lodge that sits just over a mile north of Mancelona, Michigan. This festival will offer fewer tickets and a more intimate atmosphere but will again feature the great music and tasty brews you’ve come to expect.

Ninth Annual Winter Microbrew & Music Festival to Relocate to Historic Mount Mancelona, will Celebrate with a New Michigan Nature & Backcountry Festival Setting and Unique Weekend Activities

Friday, February 9th Live From The Lodge
Brewers Dinner with Michigan Music featuring Delilah Dewylde, Michigan Game
Chef Dave Jessop and Michigan Beer, Cider, Mead & Wine 5 course
pairing. Amazing Valentine Date Night! Great coursed game dinner, $54/pp

Brewers Dinner February 9th Ticket $50 includes food, music, and brews. (only 40 tickets available!)

GA Tickets include all festival experiences, custom tasting glass, and 5 1/2 pint drink tokens.

Brewers Dinner February 9th Ticket $50 includes food, music, and brews. (only 40 tickets available!)

6PM arrive
7PM 5 course Game and Paired Apps
8PM Delilah Dewylde on set
10PM events finished

Feb 10th Ninth Annual Winter Microbrew & Music Festival

Early Bird VIP Tickets - Sold Out
Early Bird GA Tickets - Sold Out
VIP Tickets: $150.00, limited on sale now
GA Tickets: $50.00, limited on sale now
NEW: Traverse City Buses (see below for details)
Designated Driver Music Fest No Beer Only Ticket: $25.00
B Super Fan Bus Tickets range from $10-$40 and are very limited!
Please contact Sam to book a bus in a different location.

CONTACT: SAM PORTER, 231-499-4968 / [email protected]


Traverse City Shuttle (Blue Lakes Charter Buses) Schedule
• 11:30 AM – Pickup at Old Town Parking Deck, followed by Holiday Inn, and
finally stopping at a beverage store for your BYOB supplies.
• 1:50 PM – Arrive at the main entrance.
• 8:20 PM – Leave for TC with Silent Disco on Bus.

Band Set Times:

Main Stage:
2 PM Doors!
2:30 PM Tom Zipp & The Bullpen Country Band
3:45 PM Slow Tako
5 PM The Ragbirds
6:30 PM Mustard Plug
8 PM All done! Cheers and Massive Gratitude!

Lodge Stage for VIP/Friends of Mt Mancelona tickets, brewers and artists
2 PM Doors and DJ Johnny Walker "Vinyl On The Bar” for all to DJ!
3 PM Luke “Blue” Woltanski and His Worn Out Soles
4:30 PM Olivia Manville & The Aquatic troupe Set 1 (Lodge Tours Available)
6:15 PM Olivia Manville & The Aquatic troupe Set 2

Silent Disco Stage:
4 PM-6:15 PM DJ Susan Melton Big Country Hits
5 PM-6:30 PM DJ JR Top 40, Techno, House, 80’s-90’s Throwbacks
6:30 PM-8:15 DJ Dominate Top 40 Mash Up, Originals, Full On Dance Party!

Roaming Entertainment & Performers:
2 PM-8 PM - Snowboarders & Skiers Aerial Show hitting bonfire #2 Jump
3 PM-8 PM - Fire Hula Hoopers, Staff Dancers, Poi Fire Spinners
6 PM - 8 PM - Tommy Tropic Fire and Ski Juggler

3 PM - 6 PM - Mountain Top Tasting feature rare beers sponsored by Summit Sports Snowshoes.
2 PM - 8 PM - Giant Connect Four, Corn Hole, Can Jam, and more
2 PM - 8 PM - Live Chainsaw Carving with Wendy Barnes
2 PM - 8 PM - Vintage Snowmobiles and 1962 Tucker Demonstration

Shuttle Info:
Free Shuttle from Mancelona Family Fare and there is parking at Mt Mancelona
Traverse City Shuttle 12:30 Pickup Old Town Parking Deck, TC Holiday Inn &
Acme Holiday Inn Tickets and discount package shuttle ticket and
festival tickets! Leaves Mt Mancelona 8:30 PM with Silent Disco on way home!

Food :
Chow Pigs Eatin’ Ribs BBQ, Happy Tacos, Cheese & Co., Mitten Fired Pizza
VIPS/Friends Of Mt Mancelona - Brew Pairings with Philippino Chef Jennifer
Wilson and Game Appetizers

Arbor Brewing, Griffin Claw, Saugatuck, Grand Armory, Arcadia, Great Lakes
Brewing, Acoustic Mead, Atwater
Tapestry brewery, Odd Side Brewery, Big Lake Brewery, Petoskey Brewery,
St Ambrose Cellars, BWell Cider
Old Nation, Baia Estates Wine and many more! Check out the Michigan Rare
Beers featured at top of mountain and custom rare beer bar!

Friday Feb. 9th kick-off Brewers Dinner and evening with Delilah Dewylde and her roots alt-country honkey tonk band. Delilah is a pillar in Michigan Craft Beer communities and will pair deliciously with a Brewers Dinner starting with apps, paella over inside wood-fired stove and many breweries. Ticket includes concert on the new historic Mt Mancelona Lodge 150 year old barn-wood stage and this is the launch of a new story and film project called Live From The Lodge pairing Michigan Music, Michigan Beverages, Wineries and Breweries and Michigan Chefs. We will be filming and recording for a very intimate gathering. Only 40 tickets available as the rest are for the brewers, sponsors and artists coming to join the gathering.6PM arrival, 7PM 5 Course Game Meal with Paired apps, 8PM Show , 10PM Artists finished . Includes pairing pours, glass and additional alcohol can be purchased

Sam and Abby Porter, owners of Microbrew & Music Festival and Mount Mancelona, are looking forward to welcoming you to Mount Mancelona and are excited to provide a burst of energy to local and regional businesses and especially the community of Mancelona where they are dedicated to building in collaboration the youth empowerment to veterans non-profit programs and many B-Corp modeled for-profit startups developing to create jobs for the community. We are excited to share this 100+ Acre Mt Mancelona Festival and Event outdoor recreation four season venue and contact us to volunteer or apply your skills and passion to future jobs and startups.

“Our winter version of this festival is a blast and this will be the best venue since we have weeks to build the experience,” says Sam Porter. “It’s always such a pleasure to see so many good folks come together to celebrate our communities, dance, huddle around glowing bonfires, share stories and smiles, and raise a toast to the seasons of Northern Michigan.”

VIP Tickets include all festival experiences plus access to the historic Mount Mancelona lodge and live music, brew paired nibbles, and a craft beer and liquid bar experience in the lodge with brewers meet and greet. It also includes a custom tasting glass, 10 ½ pint drink tokens, private lodge, lodge restrooms, lodge atmosphere from pool table to wood-fired hot tub, and open lodge fire pit.

GA Tickets include all festival experiences, custom tasting glass, and 5 1/2 pint drink tokens.

Tickets can be purchased online at microbrewandmusic.com or mynorthtickets.com. Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, especially with the reduced number of tickets and the festival has sold out in past years. Ticket buyers and attendees must be 21 years of age, no exceptions. Mount Mancelona is located 45 minutes from Traverse City at 2497 Ski Run Road, Mancelona, Michigan.

Complete festival details, ticket information, and announcements can be found online at microbrewandmusic.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/microbrewandmusic. The Microbrew & Music Festival is presented with additional support from Michigan brewers and community volunteers. 100% of net alcohol proceeds benefit regional nonprofits. With over 100 N. Michigan festivals and events over 12 years we have worked hard and very dedicated to supporting local businesses and creating year-round events that promote and sustain local food, beer, wine, arts, merchants, businesses, and organizations.


Please find hi-res photos (credit must go to Oden & Janelle Photography) here: http://bit.ly/2fMgtZJ

Venue Information

Mount Mancelona
2497 Ski Run Road
Mancelona, MI 49659
+1 (231) 499-4968

Organizer Information

Mount Mancelona

2497 Ski Run Road
Mancelona, MI 49659

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