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Makers Trail Festival at Weko Beach

June 9, 1:00pm - 10:00pm

Meet our makers on the beach at the 1st Annual Makers Trail Festival on Weko Beach!

Every land has its makers. Crafters of furniture. Forgers of steel. Tillers of the earth. In Southwest Michigan, ours are masters of making wine, beer and spirits. June 9, we’re bringing these Berrien County makers and their amazing craft beverages to Weko Beach — one of the most spectacular festival beaches on Lake Michigan.

Event Details

We’ll pop corks, tap kegs, mix and pour your picks from 1 p.m. to sunset. Here’s your chance to taste something new – then try another and another. Or, stick to drinking your local go-to favorites. Your DD can stay hydrated with lots of refreshing water, juices and sodas.

• Dance or chill to your kind of music. We’ve stacked the lineup with some of the best music makers in the region. They’ll pump out tunes all festival long at no extra charge.

Headliner Performance
7:30-9:45 pm BILLY STRINGS! – Nashville’s phenom bluegrass musician is going to bring your heart rate up as the sun goes down! Our headliner plays hard, lives hard and strums so fast strings go flying. Strings grew up in Michigan before relocating to the “Music City” in 2016 where his career has exploded! In August 2017, Rolling Stones named Strings among the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” and The Journal of Roots Music “No Depression” newsletter said Strings’ September 2017 debut album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, is “a fiery, down-home, foot-stomping, barn burning, sawdust flying” collection of music. This beloved, young artist is passionate about the roots of American music and we’re excited to bring him on stage in his native state.

1:00-2:00 pm The Undertakers Blues Band: You’ll dig this trio’s mix of jump/swing blues, funky blues and tunes for traditional blues fans.

2:30-3:30 pm The Andrew Fisher Quartet: These crowd-pleasers play wave after wave of Michigan neo-soul, funk and jazz.

4:00-5:00 pm StarHeart: This brother and sister duo sing a combination of folk, rock, blues, funk, hip-hop and country that put listeners into a joyful groove.

5:30-6:45 pm James Neary & The Bevy Blue: here’s where blues fuses with rock and soul and brings audiences to their feet again and again and again.

• Did we say you get in for $10? So, invite every friend and family member 21 or older to join you.

• Free parking. Free shuttles. That’s right. No charge. Shuttles will run frequently so you can come and go all festival long. Park at any of these three convenient Bridgman, MI locations:
Elementary School, 3891 Lake St.
Middle School, 10254 California Rd.
High School, 9965 Gast Rd.