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Friday, February 17, 2017
Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Center
1129 Charlevoix Ave
Petoskey, MI 49770
Join Oil & Water Don't Mix and Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) at the Petoskey Blues Fest on Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18. Three incredible bands each night join together to blow us all away and raise funds to help us to Shut Down Line 5.
The Friday night lineup includes The Barbarossa Brothers, The Accidentals, and headliner Thornetta Davis. Check out the Saturday Lineup here.
The Barbarossa Brothers share influences and musical inspiration from the likes of The Band, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, The Grateful Dead, Stevie Ray Vaughan and “great songwriters.” And together, not only have they jelled as the “Michigan-bred, bayou folk-rock” trio, Barbarossa Brothers, but they feel as if they’re emissaries and ambassadors of the Saginaw area’s music scene from which they sprang.
The Accidentals are Traverse City's own multi-instrumentalists and singers Savannah Buist, Katie Larson and Michael Dause. They exhibit a musical and lyrical sophistication that outstrips most mainstream bands while retaining a deliriously infectious pop sheen. It makes listeners feel like every song is a buoyant summer drive on a crystal-clear sunny day. And they unfurl it all with the unbridled effervescence of youth.
Thornetta Davis is the Queen of Detroit’s blues scene with over 30 Detroit Music Awards to her name. She began her career with Lamont Zodiac and the Love Signs, who became The Chisel Brothers featuring Thornetta Davis when the lead singer departed. Her first solo album was released in 1996, entitled Sunday Morning Music on Seattle’s Sub Pop label. The HBO Series The Sopranos picked up “Cry” from that album and Entertainment Weekly magazine gave the CD a hugely positive review.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit O&WDM and NMEAC in our efforts to #ShutDownLine5. This is a Magnolia Entertainment production. Sponsors include Labatt Brewing, Odawa Casino, and Fletch's GMC Buick.
Odawa Casino is offering a special: $99 per 2 adults 19+ per night rate that requires calling to book and mention "Petoskey Blues Fest" with breakfast, $10 free slot play and $5 food comp per person. Call 877-442-6464 ext 6.
Shuttle service will be available from the Odawa Casino to the Festival and back for all.
Please RSVP below and share now on social media. Let's get together for a fantastic time and get this pipeline shut down, too!