765 Union Street, Portland

 
  June 23-24-252017

What's Happening in the Tent?

The big white tent on Father Flohe Field is the hub for all Summerfest activities!
The tent will be bigger this year, and it's location makes it the perfect place to sit and watch all of the things that are happening around the field.  It is close enough to the Kids Karnival that you can keep an eye on the kids while they play games.  Sit inside where it's shady and watch the baseball games.  Enjoy food and beverages, too!  The Food Court is accessible from inside the tent.

Fabulous Friday

Friday night fun returns to Summerfest this year as we bring you the Journey Tribute Band from Traverse City, Michigan.  This is the same band that performs throughout the tri-state area and at casinos throughout Michigan. They are bringing their lights and sound teams along---this will be a professional show.

  • Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door.
  • Doors open at 5:00 pm.  Local band, El Kabong takes the stage at 6:15 pm.
  • Journey Tribute Band will begin at 9:30 pm until 11:30 pm.
  • Must be 21 or above to be admitted
  • Food will be available from Sweet Caroline's BBQ and other vendors

Super Saturday

The Food Court opens at 9:00 a.m.  Delicious homemade food will be available all day.


Euchre Tournament starts at 12:30 (runs approximately 2-3 hours)


DJ Trivia will provide fun and prizes from 2:30-4:30 p.m.  (See additional information below.)


Tent is open to everyone until 7:00 p.m.


After 7:00 pm the tent is open to the over 21 crowd.   Cover charge $5 after 7:00 p.m.  



50/50 Raffles every hour after 9:00 p.m.

Spectacular Sunday

Sunday Chicken/Swiss Steak Dinner begins at 11:30 a.m.


Live music on stage 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Three Husbands on the Loose.  (See additional information below)


The Hubbardston Dance Troupe will perform traditional Irish Dance from 1:30-3:00 p.m.   (See additional information below)


Raffles start at approximately 3:00 p.m.
 

Journey the Tribute Band

Who are they?  In their own words:


"We are a five man Journey Tribute group with the Incredible Frontman Jim Adkins aka "Ninja Dave". Not only does he look and dress the part but his vocals are literally second to none. His performances on shows like America's Got Talent and audition for the current spot in Journey shows his abillity to capture the audience!


"The multi talented musicians bringing this group together have an extensive resume playing in various groups most recently such as Common Cents, Re-Booted and Powerplay. The vocals of Steve, Charlie and Kevin are so good that you will think you are listening to the original Group. 


"With the recent addition of Jeff Adamick on the drums "The Journey" will take you from the begining to the end and back with all the hits you remember!"

El Kabong

El Kabong is a classic rock cover bands, covering tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. We are known for cover dance tunes, strong vocals and harmonies, and power driving guitars. WARNING-- NO FREEBIRD.

Band Members
Mark Mauren: Guitars, Bass, vocals
Scott Koster: Lead Guitar, vocals
Jerry Krause: Bass, Keys, Tuba, vocals
Mike Willemin: Drums, NO VOCALS

Skank




SKANK is a Michigan based rockband playing 4 decades of the most definitive "sleaze" rock hits ever written. It's a wild ride of "over the topness"


Shelby Ann-Marie




Our very own Shelby Ann-Marie is a nineteen year old up-and-coming singer who is making her mark in the music industry. 

She has opened for acts including Chase Rice, Craig Morgan, The Band Perry, Trace Adkins, Parmalee, and Steve Azar, she continues to perform and write.

The Royal Ramblers

The Royal Ramblers play a little bit of all kinds of rock. And sometimes some country. Oh, and some funk.

Band Members: 

Tom Brown: Vocals, rhythm guitar, tambourine, harmonica.
Jon Brown: Lead guitar, vocals, annoyatron.
Dave Fitzpatrick: Bass, vocals.
Ted Alberta: Drums.

DJ Trivia

Special DJ Trivia Event!  DJ Trivia starts promptly at 2:30 p.m. in the tent at Summerfest.  Tell your friends to join you for  a special afternoon of fun.  Cash prizes as follows:

1st place team = $100
2nd place team = $50
3rd place team = $25

In addition to cash prizes, the more people you bring, the more bonus league points you can bring back to your home locations.


Three Husbands on the Loose

“Three Husbands On The Loose” is a trio of very old friends from Ionia: Bryan Kimble, David McCord, and Doug Trumble.  In the mid-1970s, they formed a band called “Glass Freeway.”

But then came those features of life like wives, kids, jobs, mortgages and such that began to pull them away from the band. So they each went their separate way for a while, dabbling in other distractions. Until a few years ago, one fateful day, the three of them picked up their instruments at the same time and started reminiscing. “Remember this one?” And, lo and behold, it was fun!

Three Husbands on the Loose have become a mainstay of the final day of Summerfest, performing each year since 2008.  

Hubbardston Dance Troupe


The Hubbardston Dance Troupe is a community based dance troupe out of Hubbardston, MI. They have 60 dancers in the troupe this year, including a younger troupe called the Sprites, which is made up of dancers between the ages of 3-7. 


They dance because they love to and because they love to keep the Irish heritage alive! They perform throughout the Hubbardston area, as well as all across Michigan. 


Come see us them at Summerfest!