Northern Michigan Events: Join MyNorth Media at the 11th Annual Festival on the Bay, August 16-17, 2013 at the Petoskey, Michigan waterfront. Events include great live music, lots of fun kid's activities, a petting zoo, great food, competitive sporting events, Chalk & Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby, SAFE Teen Dance, parasailing over Little Traverse Bay and more! An arts and crafts show will be held on Saturday in Pennsylvania Park in downtown Petoskey.
Buttons are on sale at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce office for $5 and provide weekend-long admission to the Entertainment Tent and to the Children’s Area.
Without a button, there will be an admission fee of $5.00 per person, per day during festival.
Dance, jam and groove by the bay! 12 bands will rock the Entertainment Tent this year on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Performers will start at 5:00 pm on Friday and at noon on Saturday, and will perform until midnight both nights.
The entertainment tent is located in the Ed White Ballfield, and beer, wine, pop and water will be available for purchase.
5:00 pm - Hipps-n-Ricco
Popular northern Michigan “Blues Duo” who put out a lot of great sound!
6:30 pm - Jelly Roll Blues Band
A MyNorth Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan winner, performing a blend of blues, rock, jazz, and swing.
8:00 pm - Petoskey Steel Drum
Sponsored by Bank of Northern Michigan. A crowd favorite and another MyNorth Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan, this will be the last performance of the summer and for outgoing seniors.
9:00 pm - The Northern Skies
Folk-Rock With Teeth! The Grand-Rapids based band plays Bluegrass, Americana, and Celtic music with a nice indie vibe and energy! Check out the Northern Skies video for a sample.
10:00 pm - AllenAsTim and The Dance Hall Rockers
Allen Scott is a dynamic Tim McGraw Tribute Artist from Detroit and has been performing his tribute to the multi-award winning performer since 2004.
12:00 pm - Charlie Millard
Singer and songwriter from Alanson, Michigan
1:45 pm - Elizabeth Cannon
Singer and songwriter from Gaylord, Michigan
3:15 pm - Billy Strings & Don Julin
Bluegrass delivered with pedal-to-the-metal intensity!
4:45 pm - Under the Bridge
Collaboration of some of the most talented entertainers in Northern Michigan! Their first CD was released on May 26, 2013 at City Park Grill.
6:30 pm - Blue Molly
Four-time WYCE-FM Jammies Award-winning band playing an eclectic and energetic mix of everything from blues to R&B, rock and roll, jazz, and soul!
8:15 pm - Ben Overbeek & Tragek Mix
Jazz and funk infused band from Petoskey, this group was the winner of our “Fight for the Festival” Battle of the Bands!
10:00 pm - Funktion
Things are about to get funky! From silky smooth R&B to cool island dub rhythms to rowdy hip-hop, Funktion will make you want to move!
Children’s Area at Petoskey Festival on the Bay is all about FUN! Families visiting the festival will have plenty of activities available to entertain children of all ages. The Children’s Area is in Bayfront Park, near the Clocktower. And stop by the yellow MyNorth Media Tent on Saturday to play a few games with us and register for our kid's prize pack drawing.
Kids activities include entertainers on the Children's Stage, a large petting zoo, petoskey stone hunting, face painting, arts and crafts, games and a bouncy house. Children's Area will be open on Friday, August 16 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
3:30 pm - Storytime and Music with Mr. Ron, from the Petoksey District Library
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Large petting zoo with 40 plus animals of 20 different types of both miniature and farm animals, including several exotic animals by Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo. Petting zoo with goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, llama, alpaca, and a camel! Children can feed the animals (food will be provided for purchase for a quarter to $2 per bag) Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.