Michigan Venue Trade Group Forms

Scott Hammontree, managing partner for Grand Rapids’ The Intersection, said the new trade group – Michigan Independent Venue and Promoter Association (MIVPA) – gives promoters and music venues “a collective voice” as they scramble for survival.

“Our venues and fans have made enough noise to get the attention of some legislators,” he said. “We hope the new organization and lobbying efforts help complete a bridge to the other side of this.”

Concert in the Park | Traverse City F&M Park

September 11, 2020 at 6:30pm | F&M Park Traverse City

A physically distant experience. This will be a FREE public concert to be enjoyed by the whole family featuring new music and old favorites by Michael Robertson and Honesty Elliot, featuring Al Jankowski on keys and woodwinds/brass.

There are picnic tables in the park. Guests are invited to bring their dinner or munchies and enjoy sharing an evening filled with delightful music in the park. For the kids, there is a lovely playground. Please join us.

Musician Treatment Foundation

Please join us in supporting The Musician Treatment Foundation.

The Musician Treatment Foundation (MTF) assists in providing surgical and nonsurgical care for the shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries of uninsured and underinsured professional musicians so they can maintain their livelihoods and keep the music playing for us all. MTF is dedicated to fostering a world that cares for its injured musicians regardless of their ability to pay.

Please Support the Traverse Area Musician Relief Fund

The musician relief fund was established in October of 2013. Our mission is to provide a safety net to Traverse City area working musicians when an unforeseen medical emergency or disaster occurs.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic musicians are losing their source of income, due to cancelled performances/events. Your assistance now is appreciated more than ever. 100% of the proceeds go toward critical assistance

Musicians Relief Fund | Learn More Click Here

Live-Stream | Share Your Event / Wedding Online

We believe that your friends, family, and peers would love to share in your event/wedding from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Freshwater Events, LLC long known for installing professional audio and video systems (including live-stream gear) for business, education, and place of worship, is now offering portable event based broadcasts via live-streaming.

http://freshwaterevents.com/livestream

Dance like nobody's watching | an online party

Saturday Nights | Entertainment starts at 8pm | Make it a date night, or meet new singles in the comment section. 

Freshwater Events will bring to your ears and screens some of the best entertainment in Northern Michigan live over the internet. We will provide a hyperlink to past performances whenever possible. 

We hope that you enjoy.

While you are enjoying our featured entertainers, please consider donating to the Traverse Area Musician's Relief Fund

21-June | Make Music Day

Despite this uncertainty, we wanted to let you know that Make Music Day will still be happening on 21 June across the world. Unlike traditional music festivals, Make Music Day is an open invitation for everyone to make music anywhere and everywhere. We hope to be taking over the streets with music on 21 June, but if we can’t, we invite you to join one of the online Make Music Day initiatives that will take place no matter what.

Living Room Concerts over the internet

It is our pleasure to be a founding partner of the Third Coast Creative Alliance, a new membership based organization that is hosting a gig-calendar advertising many of the house concerts occuring in the Mitten as the result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Band are getting their performances canceled left and right, but musicians are driven to make music even if it's streamed live over the internet from their living room.