Summer has gone into full swing and there are a slew of happenings near and about.
This week’s Thursday Night Concert series in downtown Fremont (Vet’s Park) features the Blue Water Ramblers starting at 7pm.
From their website:
The Blue Water Ramblers' repertoire comes right out of our Michigan life experiences and the history of the Great Lakes region. It includes shanties, ballads, rallying cries, paeans, humor, love songs, gospel music and children's ditties. Everyone agrees that these combine into a versatile repertoire to the delight and entertainment of their audiences. "I think my hero, Woody Guthrie, would approve," opined Banjo-Jim. "We're singing the people's songs about the people's lives and they can join right in and sing along."
Rambler Bear Berends is an old friend, meaning I’ve known him a long time and, like myself, he is old.
Their music is way fun and a great way to spend a summer evening-particularly since Thursday is supposed to see a little drop in degrees.
Dogwood Main Stage will welcome the Red Clay Strays 7:30pm Friday
Yes, the events are beginning to multiply at the Dogwood Center and this Friday the Main Stage will be the setting for this high energy band with Alabama roots and a Southern Rock/Country sound that sings out summertime. Here’s the skinny:
More music you say? Don’t mind a small drive?
Then head to Big Rapids for the Bands, Brews, and BBQ Festival being held at the BR Hemlock Park Bandshell from 2pm-10pm. Local Eateries will be tossing out some goods,a beer tent will be serving up the brews and the music will be flowing as well. We hear the Key West Permafrost Blues Band is worthy of some listening so grab a lawn chair and blanket and get ready to get down.
Event is free, donations encouraged.
Looking for a different type of entertainment?
Well, if you love carnivals, rodeos, tractor pulls and drag racing the Berlin Fair is going on all week.
Farmer’s Market- Fremont Saturday 8am-1pm
We understand Morrison Gardens (a subsidiary of Morrison Orchards we believe) has been making appearances at the Fremont Farm Market on Saturdays. Alas, the sweet cherries we all love may have ended their always welcome season, but the garden gang will be featuring some of the tasty tart variety and will be delivering on the greens including lettuce, kale, chard, etc. All with a promise that more veggie favorites will be making future appearances. And rumor has it breads from the Morrison kitchen may make an appearance as well as a bit of aloe for those nasty sunburns,
And if you read the pieces Kathy Morrison did for us a few years ago on son Max’s bike around Australia...
...say hi to Max when you’re scoring some chard.
Farmer’s Market- Muskegon Tues, Wed, Thurs, 8am-2pm. Sat 9am-2pm.
The Cheese Lady, The Fishmonger’s Wife, Laughing Tree Bread (see article by Donna Iverson) https://www.nearnorthnow.com/features-and-fun/laughing-tree-brick-oven-bakery
Just three of the multiple reasons to go.
And if by Sunday you haven’t had enough music head for the deck at the Driftwood where Jack Leaver and Denny Middleton will be providing the musical backdrop for the area's best deck viewing.
Like we said it’s Summertime full speed ahead so get outside, catch some fun, and always be kind to one another because, as we all know, mean people suck big time.
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