Celebrate the Great Lakes at the Inland Seas Summer Festival!

The 2011 Inland Seas Summer Festival takes place this Saturday, July 16th on the waterfront at the Inland Seas Education Center in Suttons Bay.

The event kicks off with the 5K Road Race/Walk at 9 AM along scenic Lake Michigan and it’s only $25 to participate! The music follows from 10 AM – 5 PM. There are also tours of the schooner Inland Seas, short sails aboard ISEA’s Friendship Sloop Liberty,  hands-on activities from numerous Great Lakes organizations, food, art & other vendors, and the announcement of the winners of a hand-made Abenaki canoe built in the ISEA Boat Shop by volunteers, a Boardwalk D7 folding bicycle from Brick Wheels, dinner for four at Trattoria Stella, and a sail for 6 aboard ISEA’s Friendship sloop Liberty!

Tickets for the music are $10 per person, with kids 15 and under free – click the link above to register for the race or music and much more information.

Music Lineup

The Inland Seas Summer Festival will provide live music from several musicians throughout the day. The Sour Belly Trio made of members from Sour Mash – a local Roots Bluegrass and Alternative Folk group; 3-Hour Tour – a Power-Folk group playing Leelanau County Style songs you know by heart; and Don Julin – master of jazz. The headline act will feature Don Middlebrook & Living Soul, a Buffet cover band – think trop rock, Jimmy Buffet meets Kenny Chesney.

11:00am – 3-Hour Tour
12:00pm – Don Julin
1:00pm – Sour Belly Trio
2:15pm – Don Middlebrook & Living Soul (Jimmy Buffest covers)
3:45pm – Don Middlebrook & Living Soul