Absolute Michigan’s headquarters is at the gorgeous The Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City. This Friday, October 12 from 5-10 PM Porterhouse Productions hosts a celebration of the bounty of Michigan at the October Festival at the Commons with Greensky Bluegrass.
The event features a food truck rally and wines from Black Star Farms, ciders from Left Foot Charley and 19 great seasonal ales including the festival’s Omena Harvest Ale (brewed with 50 pounds of freshly picked hops from Amy and Brian Tennis of New Mission Organic Hops), Filling Station Bayreuth Oktoberfest, Bell’s Best Brown, Arbor Strawberry Blonde, Founders’ All Day IPA & Breakfast Stout, Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam, Arcadia Jaw Jacker, Dark Horse Octoberfest and Cheboygan Oktoberfest and North Peak Hooligan! In addition to full meals, the food trucks will be selling tasting portions and all the libations, food & music is 100% Michigan. Even better, 100% of the alcohol sales support the great work of Bay Area Recycling for Charities.
There’s also a Silent Disco with DJ Dominate, glow in the dark LED disc golf, bonfires & heated tents. And speaking of that Michigan music, acts include Lindsey Lou and the Flatbellies, the Joshua Davis Band and Greensky Bluegrass - all Michiganders and all very good. Greensky Bluegrass all hail from Michigan and regularly light up stages across the nation with some of the finest names in bluegrass & music.
Tickets are available online where you can also see a promo video – $20 in advance or $25 day of event. Here’s Greensky Bluegrass absolutely tearing it up with Scott Law. It was a show that also featured May & Seth Bernard and is a treat!