10th Annual Short’s Fest Celebrates Summer + Creative Brews

The 10th Annual Short’s Fest is going to be an epic celebration of creative beer, cider and food on Saturday, August 3. This Northern Michigan event will sell out, so get your tickets in advance.

Held in conjunction with Elk Rapids Harbor Days, this day of fun in the sun is at Short’s production facility in Elk Rapids. There will be tours, live music and a specialty release of Shortsicle—a tart ale with strawberry, pineapple and lactose. Food trucks will be plentiful with everything a beer connoisseur’s palette could desire, plus lots of Short’s Brews and Starcut Ciders, of course. Doors will be open from 5–11 p.m. Last call will be at 10:30 p.m., just in time to enjoy the Harbor Days fireworks display with a beer in hand!

Short’s Fest Band Lineup

5:30 p.m. // The Daylites

Established in 2006 at the University of Michigan, the Daylites deliver a high-energy show covering everything from Motown cuts to classic rock gems.

7:30 p.m. // Reggie Smith & The After Party

Reggie Smith & The After Party is a Detroit-based, four-piece rock band with influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to The Black Crowes, U2, The Beatles, all hard rock styles, soul, funk, blues, jazz, country—you name it.

9:30 p.m. // Melophobix

Primarily an original band, most of their repertoire has been written and composed by the group’s collective efforts. That being said, the group has also gained a reputation for re-imagined covers, which honor some of their favorite musicians. With well-crafted performances, combining dynamic and high-energy tunes with exciting stage presence and radiant personalities, Melophobix is guaranteed to win over audiences of all ages and backgrounds.