June, Starting June 18: Wednesday & Saturday Evenings

July & August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings

Sept & October:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings

A winery tour kicks off the evening at 6pm, with dinner seating at 6:30. The price is $75 per person, inclusive of tax, gratuity and wine.

Reservations are required at least a day in advance and can be made by calling 1-800-969-4009 or booking online. Payment is taken at time of booking.  Cancelations accepted up to 3 days prior to reservation for full refund.

Enjoy a beautifully and elegant multi-course meal, each course perfectly paired with a Chateau Chantal wine and prepared in-house.

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The Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival encompasses four consecutive weeks of premier hunter/jumper competition held annually during July in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.

The festival attracts thousands of the nation’s best horses and riders who are in attendance to win a share of the $600,000 awarded in total prize money, qualify for year-end national championships, earn points towards USEF/USHJA Horse of the Year titles plus enjoy one of the country’s most highly acclaimed summer vacation destinations.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend on the weekends while the feature competitions are in session, from 8am - 5pm or until close.

Please see the feature events schedule below for the most exciting times & days to attend.

All events are $10/day/person, except:

Kid’s Day & Family Day - children under the age of 18 admitted for free.

Red, White, and Blue Day - current and past members of the Military admitted for free.

Admission includes on-site parking and access to all five competition rings, vendors and concession area.

Spectators are encouraged to wear sensible walking shoes as the terrain is undulating. Handicapped areas are very limited. Seating is aluminum bleacher and picnic grass style with-out and with cover.

Events will be conducted “rain or shine” unless severe weather warrants cancellation; no refunds on admission fees. Dogs are not allowed. Please keep to designated spectator areas.

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Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through October.

Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu.

Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain’s commitment to the sustainability of the local food movement and the role that our restaurants play in it.

When: July 17-19, 5pm-close
Where: Thistle Pub & Grille
Cost: Starting at $29 per person
Menu: Stay tuned!

Reservations requested. Call the Thistle Pub & Grille at 888.968.7686, ext. 6052.

Additional 2014 Farm-To-Table Dates

August 14-16
September 18-20
October 16-18

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American singer/songwriter Kyle Jennings arrived on the music scene in 2004 when his album “Shine” was released with Dark Horse Records in Nashville. Out of the box, Jennings’ music made an aggressive first impression likely due to cross-genre rock influences of his early youth, such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. A gritty mix of Americana, Rock, Country, and Blues marble Jennings’ musical style.

Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the event. Special ticket packages also available: $39 for your choice of 3 or $55 for all 5 Music on the Mountain concerts.

Call 231.334.5100 to reserve.

Transportation to the top of Bay Mountain begins at 6 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside Mountain Flowers Lodge.

Good friends, a great view, and some incredible live music await you during The Homestead’s 2014 Music on the Mountain Summer Concert Series.

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Two of country music’s most iconic talents in one stop! Music legends Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station will share the stage together for the first time. The two groups’ unique personalities combined with impeccable musicianship and decades of award-winning songs are sure to create a show full of unforgettable moments. And to top it off, celebrated songwriter Jason Isbell will open the show at 7 p.m.

Willie Nelson
A seven-time Grammy Award winner, Willie Nelson has received numerous accolades including American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and others. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, an annual series of fundraising events which began as an all-star benefit concert in 1985 to raise money for American family farmers. He continues to lobby against horse slaughter and produces his own blend of biodiesel fuel. An old-school road-dog troubadour with new school wheels, Willie plays concerts year-round, tirelessly touring on Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans to places that are always worth the ride.

Alison Krauss & Union Station
Alison Krauss is a bluegrass virtuoso who effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. Since signing with Rounder records at the age of 14, Krauss has sold over 12 million albums and won 27 Grammy Awards, the most for any female and the second most of any recording artist in Grammy history.

“Paper Airplane” is the latest masterpiece in Krauss’ illustrious career. Recorded in partnership with her remarkably skillful and renowned band, Union Station, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country, Bluegrass and Folk Album Charts upon its release.

Jason Isbell
“Southeastern” is not a record Jason has made before, and not simply because the glorious storm and drama of his band, the 400 Unit, is absent. They will tour together; it’s not a break-up record, not an album of dissolving, but, rather, songs of discovery. And not at all afraid, not even amid the tears.

Which is to say that he has grown up.

That it has been a dozen years since he showed up at a party and left in the Drive-By Truckers’ van with two travel days to learn their songs. And then taught them some of his songs in the bargain. Jason Isbell’s solo career has seemed equally effortless, from “Sirens of the Ditch’ (2007) to “Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit” (2009), through “Here We Rest” (2011) and last year’s “Live From Alabama.” Loud records, unrepentantly southern, resplendent with careful songwriting. Songs which inspire and intimidate other musicians, and critics.

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A night of Jazz with one of Grand Rapids’ best. Robin Connell taught Jazz at Interlochen Arts Camp for twenty years.

Admission: A suggested $10 donation per adult.

Concerts begin at 7pm at the outdoor amphitheater at the Michigan Legacy Park at Crystal Mountain

To purchase your custom gourmet picnic dinner for two delivered to you at the concert; call Crystal Mountain at (231) 378-2000 ext. 5000. Pricing starts at $24.95.

Additional Summer Sounds Concerts

July 11: The Accidentals
July 25: Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
August 1: Lee Murdock
August 8: Miriam Pico & David Chown

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The Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival will feature tastes from Leelanau wineries, a distillery, a brewery, delicious food from Leelanau restaurants, art by local talent, and live music from local legends Billy Strings, Don Julin, and Dawn Campbell.

A total of 12 fantastic Leelanau wineries will be attending this year’s festival.

Join us for a fantastic day of wine on the water!

All attendees will need to provide a valid Drivers License or State ID upon entry to the festival. Must be 21 or over to drink.

Marina Park - Suttons Bay
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014

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Hailing from all corners of Michigan, the group gives a nod to American traditional music, while boldly taking their own songs in new directions. Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound.

Admission: A suggested $10 donation per adult.

Concerts begin at 7pm at the outdoor amphitheater at the Michigan Legacy Park at Crystal Mountain

To purchase your custom gourmet picnic dinner for two delivered to you at the concert; call Crystal Mountain at (231) 378-2000 ext. 5000. Pricing starts at $24.95.

Additional Summer Sounds Concerts

July 11: The Accidentals
July 18: Robin Connell Jazz Trio
August 1: Lee Murdock
August 8: Miriam Pico & David Chown

For more information about the 2014 Summer Sounds concerts, please visit Michigan Legacy Art Park >>

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