The Little Fleet’s Summer Launch Party in Traverse City

MyNorth News Service

(Press Release provided by The Little Fleet and Create TC)

TRAVERSE CITY: The Little Fleet and Create TC announce a new Summer Launch Party to take place on Sunday May 24 starting at 12pm. The inaugural party will be held at The Little Fleet and entire parking lot in Downtown Traverse City. Admission is free for all ages.

Gary Jonas, owner of The Little Fleet is excited about the party, “This will be our first big event here at The Little Fleet where we are extending our liquor license to spill beyond our patio into the parking lot of food trucks. This will give us room to set up multiple bars & attractions throughout the fenced off parking lot area. We plan to hold these ‘Lot 448 Events’ once a month in the summer time. Each month, The Lot 448 Events will have a different theme: May 24th: Summer Launch, June 20th: The Little Fleet 2 Year Anniversary Party, July 25th: Pop-up Arcade, August 29th: End of Summer Bash, Sept 26: Oktoberfest. All of the events will host live music, food truck eats, and other special attractions.”

The Summer Launch party will take place on Sunday, May 24th in and outside of The Little Fleet. Doors will open at 12pm with live music starting shortly after by DJ Ras Marco, Slinky & The Stairs, Hollywood Makeout and Fly Paper. DJ Ras Marco will play summer hits between band sets and remain the emcee for the day.

Slinky & The Stairs is Traverse City’s newest rock sensation featuring Chris Cargill, Rene Dupuis, Silas Filan, and Miles Prendergast. They have coined their bluesy leads and soft-rock-tones sound as “Fraggle Rock”. With a blend of original tunes and crowd favorite covers, Slinky & The Stairs is sure to set the tone for a good night.

Hollywood Makeout, formed in 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, featuring front woman Erin Lenau (former Tokyo Morose), this bubbly surf rock drips with reverb and dancing bass lines – enough to transform you to the hot sands of a 1960s beach party. The four piece garage rock group has been nominated for Album of the Year, Best New Artist Album, Song of the Year (Forgotten Face) and Best Rock/Pop Album for 2014 at this years WYCE Jammie Awards.

Fly Paper boasts soulful vocals, fiercely elegant guitars, and a high energy rhythm section. Fly Paper never fails to inspire crowds throughout the country with their original songs. Micaela’s voice is often compared to that of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. Her guitar playing carries on the traditions of Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, and Jimmy Page. The four piece band fuses elements of rock, folk, and blues into an unforgettable musical experience. With catchy songs, command of their instruments, and a powerful stage presence, Fly Paper will be remembered long after the stage lights go out!

The Summer Launch party will include a large open venue in the parking lot where food trucks will be open all day. Several beer stations will be set up in the parking lot including an unforgettable Margarita station. There will a free bounce house for children. Outdoor festivities will last from 12pm until the party stops, or around 10pm. Inside, there will be drink specials all day. A wide variety of Northern Michigan’s best summer beers and cocktails will also be available. This is a party not to miss.

Ticket Information: Tickets are FREE all day for the event. Open to all ages all day.