Bowers Harbor Park Summer Concert Series
Bowers Harbor Park Summer Concert Series
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A fun summer concert series is coming to Bowers Harbor Park. The concerts will be held on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature local musicians and students from the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Concert dates are:

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  • July 5 – Seth Bernard and Jordan Hamilton
  • July 12 – 1000 Watt Prophet Duo with featured guest Peter Murphy
  • July 19 – Honesty and the Liars with Freshwater Collective (and Al Jankowski!)
  • July 26 – The Big Fun Band featuring Jeff Haas and Don Julin
  • August 2 – Tracy Bonham

Bring some food and beverages, meet your friends and neighbors, and enjoy some local live music.

Donations will benefit Old Mission Peninsula School and Carter’s Kids Playgrounds. For more information, contact the school at (231) 252-0225.

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  1. Music at Bowers Harbor Park? Amazing! Back in the day, the Peninsula Redeyes opted out of their usual Sunday afternoon baseball game for some live music at the park. The result was the police raided the place, a fracas ensued, and a whole bunch of people got arrested, resulting in a large trial that lasted for months. It made national news, and I even heard about it on Paul Harvey’s national radio show. Why was it so wrong then and so right now? My, how times have changed.

  2. The band that played was Stickfish. The members were Doug Clep, Roland Woodring, and 2 others. Doug moved to Chicago to play, and then Dallas to play. He has resided in Dallas ever since. He has never revisited this town, partly due to the arrest. He was the lead guitarist. I, Jeff Lardie, also born and raised on the Peninsula, married Doug’s sister. We remember having to come up with $1,000 CASH to bail out all 4 men. What was minimum wage? $2.30? It was a lot of money.


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