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Winter Microbrew and Music Festival – February 10, 2018

The 9th Annual Winter Microbrew & Music Festival has relocated to Historic Mount Mancelona where you are invited to celebrate in a New Michigan Nature & Backcountry Festival Setting and Unique Weekend of Activities

February 10, 2018
2 PM – 8 PM

This year’s festivities will take place on February 10, 2018, at Mount Mancelona, a historic ski hill, and lodge that sits just over a mile north of Mancelona, Michigan. This festival will offer unique activities from snowshoeing to the top for a rare tasting brewer tent to professional snowboard and ski aerial viewing while guests warm up around the giant bonfires and heated tents. There will be fewer tickets and a more intimate atmosphere but will again feature the great music and tasty brews you’ve come to expect from this award-winning music and food festival.

We invite brew gurus, lovers of craft beer, wine, cider, and mead, and music fans to pull on your liquid long-johns and join us under heated tents and beside roaring bonfires. The Microbrew & Music Festival will feature beer, wine, cider, and mead from craft breweries from around the state (and beyond!), acclaimed live musical acts including festival favorite Mustard Plug, The Ragbirds, Tom Zipp & The Bullpen Country Band, Slow Tako, Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe, Luke “Blue” Woltanski & His Worn-Out Soles, and many more plus local food vendors featuring Pigs Eatin’ Ribs, Man & Pan Paella, Happy Tacos, Cheese & Company, and local grub, 1000 headset Silent Disco multi-stage DJ tent with 80’s-90’s Throwbacks and new Big Country Top Hits with DJ Susan Melton, DJ Dominate, Michigan DJs, Ski Juggler Tommy Tropic, Hula Hoopers, Fire Twirlers, Vintage Snowmobiles, Historic Trucker Snow Cat Shuttles, Snowshoe Rare Beer Trail, and more to be announced! Early bird doors will open at 2 PM and GA doors will open at 3 PM. The event will end at 8PM.

New this year is our launch of Super Fan Bus where people can “Get On The Bus” throughout Michigan in craft beer lovin’ communities and experience buses presented by their favorite breweries, brewers, and bands in the top of line new 56 passenger Blue Lakes buses. Buses may include brewery films and in-depth education on the rare beers they will try on the bus and build new friendships with common Super Fans. It is BYOB on buses but we will stop after pickup at a local retailer where sourced beers will be available for all to buy and get back on the bus. Some buses will have live music in the aisles and a Silent Disco wireless dance party on the way home with classic sing-along keep the party rocking silently vibe. Look for shuttles from surrounding cities including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Petoskey and down, Grayling and Gaylord. Shuttles are free from Mancelona locations one mile away. Contact us for a private tour bus options if you have a medium to big group or with questions. All Super Fans also get a safe guaranteed ride to and from the event including the 2 PM Early Bird/VIP Entry and shuttle to the Mountain door with our 1962 Tucker Snow Cat driven transport at the Mountain which is a short winter walk.


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2 weeks ago

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Heyo 2018 Winter Microbrew Volunteers and past volunteers this is a party for you! Join us this Saturday for a gratitude party for all your support and chance to play and party at our new Mt Mancelona venue!

Sweet Corn Mount Mancelona Open House Party & Fund/FriendraiserMar 3, 10:00amMt MancelonaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sam Porter / 231-499-4968 /

Sweet Corn-Mount Mancelona Open House Party & Fund/Friendraiser

Worker Bees, Mountain Volunteers and all are invited to our first OPEN HOUSE FRIENDRAISER PARTY this Saturday, March 3rd. Come celebrate this Mountain revival that will take a community to build! Come enjoy a sunny fun-day for all to enjoy a much-requested play day on the historic Mountain during the day (And, the weather looks perfect!). At night from 5PM-LATE, we are hosting a zany 1970s-1990s Throwback Party with DJs, Music, Food and Good Times. Come take a visual tour of the Mount Mancelona Vision in the historic Lodge or get on the Hardy Farms Party Barge for a round-the-mountain driving tour that will be good fun. This is a key fundraiser and friendraiser asking for donation only with Silent Auction and other opportunities to get valued experiences and stuff and support this project

Daytime Details: 10AM-5PM • All ages and families are welcome, purpose seekers, entrepreneurs, job seekers, Winter Sport Adventurists, Mountain Bikers & and Hikers to plan trails and coming events, Drone Racers for future course, ATV, Truck and Snowmobilers to plan coming soon Hill Climb, Tiny House and Cordwood Sauna Builders, Nonprofit leaders, folks interested in our nonprofit youth empowerment to Veterans programs, Investors and Crowd Fund Folks to learn about our “You Can Own The Mountain” coming crucial community owned capital raise programs and anyone interested in this Mountain Of Dreams we saved for the community to lead. Bands, DJs or entertainers are welcome to play on our Lodge Stage, kick around all the diverse festivals and gig opportunities and support for artists. Our goal is to build relations and share our growing vision for Mount Mancelona and Mancelona community as well as our Good Work Collective nonprofit Mount Mancelona Kids Club, future resilient educational farm and kid led "Kidprenuer" developing programs.
** Activities include hiking, games galore, take the lodge and vision tour, rip some runs for the spring corn skiing/snowboarding with our 3rd oldest T-Bar running, snowmobiling, sledding and come carve your mountain bike or ski line and bring chainsaws for the trails and learn about our month of May Worker Bee Skill & Hands-On Learning Program Camping Micro-Festival.

Almost Full Moon Night Time Details: 5 PM-LATE – This is an adult-focused party but some Mount Mancelona Youth Rangers will be here in the lower Kids Club room with Safe Kid Friendly Silent Disco. It will be a heehaw good time from 5 PM untill LATE. We have plenty of MI Craft beer, Silent Auction, 50/50 Poker table, Paella on the fire, DJ Dominate closing set 11PM-2AM and 1970s through 1990’s and now hits dance party in the Lodge and Silent Disco only on the deck, 80-90s makeup, BIG Bangs and 80’s makeup salon by coloring professional stylist Rose Rage with photo booth, Mount Mancelona Props, Games, Bonfires, Wood Fired Hot Tub under the stars, Pool, Darts, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Kan Jam, and whatever we dig up or you bring along!

It is the season of corn spring snow! We will have sweet corn paella on the Lodge fireplace so bring yer toothpicks! Please bring a dish to pass, but totally not required, for a community potluck and bottle for the old bar to share but know we have PLENTY of Michigan craft beer for all of age.

Donation only and thanks for supporting the Silent Auction. RSVP if you can or contact Sam Porter for a meeting time during the day to share your work, ideas or interest in participating. or 231.499.4968

Important Information: All must sign our “Be Safe” waiver to play so we protect the "Mountain Of Dreams” for all. Please DRIVE SAFE & SOBER and we will have a 25 passenger shuttle party bus for pay-per-ride donations offering rides in 15-mile radius brought to you by our Hardy Farms. We will always help anyone get home safe. No dogs besides our Mountain Mascot Joe Pep Porter and his crew.

For more information on how to get involved see their Facebook site.

Films to share and see!
Here are some films we are working with for coming soon crowd funding, culture building and gaining support from community sponsors and top talent.
Here is the film we are working with to send to top talent and sponsors for a July 13-15 Festival. Mount Mancelona's Partnership with the Forgotten Eagles, a local Veteran's Support Group–
"Live at the Lodge" Teaser Trailer -
**Please watch this interview from the Township Supervisor Chuck Johnson who has been very supportive of our efforts like our endorsements from the Township, Antrim County, Mancelona City Mayor, Traverse City Rotary, Marsha Smith, and Jason Allen (past senator now Director of Michigan Agriculture & USDA) to name only a few. We are filled with gratitude.
Mancelona Township Supervisor Supporting the Vision for Mount Mancelona -

Recap from the first concert with Billy Strings on Nov 26 (sold out at 600 great first kickoff).

Here are some of our years of events and work with Tent Venue & Porterhouse Productions. Films here touch on our internship work to our youth empowerment Anti Bully & Get Kids Active Silent School Tour as well as our rare SaddleSpan tent productions, Symphony 2.0, Silent Disco, Michigan Music and Mentors and more.
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Paul Vance

Dina Sumner...check out the Forgotten Eagles video.

I would luv to be a part of this, but I’m presently fighting the flu

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1 month ago

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It’s a wrap! The 9th Annual Winter Microbrew & Music Festival located at Mt Mancelona was amazing!

Thank you to all who attended, the volunteers, those who poured beer, as well as our local sponsors!

Stay tuned for many new events and opportunities for people to enjoy the mountain!

Here are a few video stills. Stay tuned for the full video recap coming soon!
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We had a great time!!


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I didn't get any!😌

That was a good Paella!


1 month ago

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Hell yeah Benny

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