Lots happening in our slice of peninsular paradise.
Fun seekers will find a lot of offerings this week as we start getting traction for The Big One. Yes the always magical 4th of J. weekend is on tap for next weekend. The midsummer birthday celebration like no other as revelers ring in #297 for the U.S. of A. There will be plenty goings on in our parts but before that let’s give the first weekend of summer it’s due
Tonight (Wed) The Faulkners continue their commute tour of the region with a gig at Northern Trails from 6-9pm.
Backwoods Express will be knocking down a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and a whole lot of fun at Vet’s Park in Fremont Thursday starting at 7pm.
The River Stop Cafe continues their Thursday night musical offerings as Whirlin Wind perform at the downtown Newaygo eatery from 6:30-9pm. We don’t know much about them but this most welcome series by the RS folks has been a hit thus far.
Ok here’s a group we Do know about. The Guiness Brothers, one of the most popular acts in the area, will be gracing the deck at the Driftwood on Saturday (4-8pm) and Sunday (3-7pm). They never disappoint and Ms. Powell, who has some serious pipes,will get the deck rocking with her vocals.
On Friday it’s Open Mike night at Flying Bear Books in downtown Newaygo starting at 6pm so convince your cousin Nate who has been entertaining at family reunions over the years to come down and play for people he’s not related to.
Looking for some Bluegrass Gospel? Darin and Brooke Aldridge will perform on the Dogwood Center's Main Stage on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Like to dabble in the growing Michigan distillery industry? No, not investing. Sampling.
The All American North Country Store (a.k.a.Hess Lake Party Store) is the site of a Spirit Tasting event with Northern Latitudes and RWB Distillery bringing in some samples for sippers. 4-7pm Friday.
Nothing geeks up kids like loud trucks and tractors performing amazing feats in an outdoor setting. That being said, on Saturday the 3rd annual Bob Gilliland Memorial Truck and Tractor Pull is happening at the Fairgrounds in Fremont starting at 7pm. If you’ve never been to one you have to go. If you are already an aficionado it’s been marked off on your calendar since they announced it.
Downtown Muskegon has the Lakeshore Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm
Been hankering for a little rodeo action? You’re in luck. The Adam Scott Memorial Rodeo will be this weekend at 1343 40th street halfway between Newaygo and White Cloud. Good event with a lot of talent out on those grounds. Action begins Saturday at 6pm
There it is. If you have an event coming up let us know and remember we are about to welcome in July with a bang or two so look at this weekend as kind of a warmup
And by the way…
Who does the 4th better these days, Hesperia or Croton?
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