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For complete details on Tickets, Schedule of Events, Breweries, Musicians, Directions, Answers to Your Questions, and more, click here: SUMMER 2010 TCMMF INFO!

Friday & Saturday, August 27 & 28, 2010 – RAIN or SHINE!


2010 Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival Ticket Info
> 1-Day & 2-Day Tickets are available.
2-DAY PACKAGE = $50.00, 21+, 5-10 PM on Friday, 4-10 PM on Saturday.
FRIDAY TICKET = $30.00, All Ages, 5-10 PM.
SATURDAY TICKET = $30.00, 21+, 4-10 PM.

> Friday is All Ages. You must be 21+ in order to purchase a Saturday Ticket or a 2-Day Ticket. ID must be present at time of entry.
> For any online ticket purchases prior to August 20, physical tickets will be mailed via USPS (at no add’l charge, unless otherwise chosen). For any online ticket purchases on or after August 20, ticket holder names will automatically be placed on the event’s willcall list.
> All online ticket sales will end at 5AM (EST) on August 27. Any remaining tickets will be available at the gate.

Tickets are also available in Traverse City at North Peak, Kilkenny’s, Oryana and Zamar Guitar. Advance ticket sales are encouraged, as admission will be an additional $5 at the door.

$1 will be added to each ticket as a “Restoration Fee” in support of the Village Lawn and it’s historic arboretum.

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
The Village campus is abundant with a wide array of trees from all over the world.
Part of Dr. James Decker Munson’s “Beauty is Therapy” ideal, was to surround the hospital
with beautiful trees for the patients and their families to enjoy.
In fact, there is such a variety of trees, many local schools advise their students to visit our lawn
for their Leaf Collection assignments. Imagine…finding a Gingko Biloba tree, right in Traverse City!


GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT is offering a special Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival package which includes:
> 1-Night Accommodations (Saturday night)
> 1 Saturday Festival Ticket per Person (includes access to Resort’s VIP tent)
> Shuttle to/from Festival w/ VIP Entry
> 1 Commemorative Festival Pint Glass per Person
> 1 Breakfast per Person
Prices start at only $142.75 per person in the Hotel.
Prices start at only $182.75 per person in the Tower.
For reservations, please visit www.GrandTraverseResort.com or call 800-236-1577.

Abita Brewing Company

The Abita Brewing Co. is a brewery company in the Abita Springs, in the USA. The organization blends its lager with water obtained from the artesian wells seen in the Abita Springs. In 2005, Stuff Magazine considered their Turbodog Ale as the best lager produced in the US. Under autonomous possession, the bar is situated at the first brewing area of the Abita Springs and highlights the lagers, that navigate to these guys with a few blends select to the mix bar, in partnership with the distillery.

Arbor Brewing Company
Arcadia Brewing Company
Atwater Block Brewery
Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
Big Sky Brewing Company
The Boston Beer Company
Breckenridge Brewery
Brewery Ommegang
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Detroit Beer Company
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Founders Brewing Company
Frankenmuth Brewery
Goose Island Beer Company
Gray’s Brewing Company
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Liberty Street Brewing Company
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Michigan Brewing Company
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
New Holland Brewing
North Peak Brewing Company
Redhook Ale Brewery
Right Brain Brewery
Sam Adams
Schmohz Brewing Company
Short’s Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Stevens Point Brewery
Stone Brewing Company
Summit Brewing Company
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Three Sergeants Brewing Company
Tri-City Brewing Company
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Wolverine State Brewing Company

Acoustic Draft Mead
B. Nektar Meadery
Crows Organic Hard Cider
Left Foot Charley
Redstone Meadery
Tandem Ciders
Vander Mill Cider Mill & Winery



Singer-songwriter sensation Brett Dennen, Grammy-winning band Ozomatli and internationally acclaimed act Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are among the musical guests scheduled to perform at the 2010 Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival August 27 & 28 at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Brett Dennen, the popular crooner behind such hits as “Darlin’ Do Not Fear” and “Ain’t No Reason,” previously played in Traverse City in 2009 before a full house at the City Opera House. Grammy-winning Latin/hip hop/funk band Ozomatli has shared the stage with artists ranging from Carlos Santana to O.A.R. to Rage Against the Machine, and became official cultural ambassadors in 2008 at the invitation of the U.S. State Department for their commitment to social justice. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars is comprised of survivors of West Africa’s horrific refugee camps whose hopeful West African and Jamaican reggae music have earned them spots at Bonnaroo, South by Southwest and on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Brett Dennen “Ain’t Gonna Lose You” : www.brettdennen.net

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Ozomatli “Saturday Night” : www.ozomatli.com

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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars “Muloma” : www.refugeeallstars.org

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Acclaimed musical guests and past festival acts including Lubriphonic, Heatbox, Down the Line, Bump, Mike Moran, Levi Britton, Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums (see YouTube videos below for videos of each of these artists) and more to be announced will round out the festival weekend lineup.

The TC Summer Microbrew & Music Festival launched in August 2009, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees in its first year. The event was billed as a “celebration of craft beer, local harvest and live music.” Over 30 national and Michigan breweries, six local restaurants and 50 musicians from around the country were featured at the event, including Grammy-winning artist Buckwheat Zydeco.

The festival raised over $5,000 for local non-profit organization Little Artshram and inspired a spin-off winter version at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa during February’s Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest, which broke Resort attendance records with over 3,000 festival-goers and raised another $5,000 for Little Artshram.

The festival has been so successful that organizers announced they are expanding the summer event to two days this year – August 27 & 28. The first night will be open to all ages and will feature a headlining evening performance by Brett Dennen on the Historic Front Lawn at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. A special beer tent for attendees 21 and up will be on-site that evening featuring selected microbrews and craft food offerings.

The second day, open exclusively to attendees 21 and up, will feature an expanded festival experience with over 45 breweries, two stages featuring live music including Ozomatli and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, craft food stands and vending, and special partner activities and events.

“Everything about the festival will be bigger and better this year,” said Sam Porter, owner of Porterhouse Productions. “We’re taking all of the elements people loved about the past summer and winter festivals and raising them to the next level. This will be a huge community celebration that should bring the summer season in TC to a close with a bang.”

Porter also announced the festival is partnering with the Third Coast Bicycle Festival (www.tcbikefest.org) to highlight special cycling attractions and events throughout the weekend, including fixed gear bike sprints, trial rides, cycle cross races and more. The Third Coast Bicycle Festival takes place August 22-29 throughout Traverse City.

Tickets to the 2010 TC Summer Microbrew & Music Festival are on sale now for $30 per day or $50 for a two-day pass, and can be purchased at Oryana, North Peak, Kilkenny’s, GT Resort & Spa and Zamar Guitar, as well as online at www.porterhouseproductions.com. NOTE: Ticket buyers MUST BE 21+ to purchase either a two-day pass or a one-day Saturday pass. >> BUY ONLINE TICKETS NOW! <<

RSVP on TCSMMF’s Facbook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=245334954582

For a recap of the 2009 TC Summer Microbrew & Music Festival, click here: http://www.porterhouseproductions.com/2009/07/15/traverse-city-music-microbrewery-festival/

For a video recap of the 2010 TC Winter Microbrew & Music Festival, click here: http://exposureroom.com/members/avocado/00a539831d3441e1813e524b52ee6399/

Lubriphonic “Rain Keeps on Falling” : www.lubriphonic.com

Heatbox – A Collection of Tunes & “I Need A Jack & Coke” www.heatboxmusic.com

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Down The Line “Cryin’” : www.downthelineband.com

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Bump “Wrong, Right” : www.bumpgroove.com

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Mike Moran “Madhouse” : www.mikemoranmusic.com

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Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums – Alma Highland Games 2009 : www.grandtraversepipesanddrums.org

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