Welcome to the Week for September 1 – 7. School bells are ringing, summer is fading but being a true four seasons state, Michigan has something for everyone no matter what time of year. A quick glance at this week we see that the Smokin’ Jazz Barbecue Blues Festival in Brighton features authentic jazz, blues and zydeco, but it also offers some of the tastiest barbecue this side of the Mason/Dixon line. The Hopps of Fun Beer & Wine Festival in Mackinaw City features an extensive sampling of 50 plus award winning Michigan microbrewed beers and over 40 wines from Michigan’s four internationally recognized wine regions. The Wheatland Music Festival boasts a wide variety of activities, as well as the star-studded lineup on the main stage. Some of the acts include nationally known performers like Pine Leaf Boys, Dale Watson, Crooked Still, Cheryl Wheeler, David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, The Cherryholmes Family, The Chicken Chokers, Tim Graves & Cherokee along with Michigan favorites like Earthwork Music, The Ragbirds, Madcat & Kane with Mark Schrock. Check out the Great Lakes Cider & Perry Festival in St. Johns and sample of the finest cider and perry (cider made from pears) from the Great Lakes area will be available for tasting. In addition to the cider and perry tastings, food vendors will be selling sweet and savory selections.
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