By Ken DeLaat
As of Friday it has been four years since Eric, Krista and Nick Looman opened the doors to Newaygo Brewing Co. In doing so they altered the downtown business landscape with the addition of this engaging gathering spot
Since then it has served as a hub of activity where townsfolk and tourists intermingle while enjoying some of the most innovative brewing creations to be found and some truly righteous food.
“Entering our fifth summer is surreal,”said Nick. “I am really happy to have many new things in place for a great season like weekly music and events, outdoor seating, expanded kitchen space, and new summer brews! We definitely feel at home in Newaygo now.”
“Still being here so many years after launching the brewery is a testament to the Newaygo community.,” added Krista. “Our growth is their growth. Its really cool to be able to set a precedent for change and culture.”
To commemorate the entrance into year 5 there will be a Friday version of Acoustic Lunch with Coty Bouchard from noon to 4pm then at 7pm be ready because The Big Boss Band will be taking the place by storm and holding court until 10pm. On Saturday Jack Leaver will make a most welcome return to hold the noon to 4pm slot.
Happy B-Day Brewaygo.
Local mandolinist, Brian Oberlin, brings his longtime musical friends from Germany for a concert in the Dogwood Black Box on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The four musicians will play their own sets of music along with plenty of collaborations including classical, bluegrass, swing, Gypsy, jazz, blues, and much more.
Tickets are $15.00 and are available through the Dogwood Center Box Office, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
The Enchanted Forest at Camp Newaygo returns on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00am – 4:00 PM. Fun family-friendly event in a superb setting. Make sure you do the CN wetlands trail at some point this spring or summer. It is truly a worthy hike.
If you’re looking to rock and roll this weekend the Riverstop Saloon will be hosting the Kyle Hilton Band Friday and Saturday
And of course it is the opening day of trout season Saturday which means lots of folks coming up to enjoy the fishing in this magical area we get to call home.
Speaking of trout, avid angler Charles Chandler has a worthy read in our Pulse section about a vision for the White River.
Give it a peek.
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