3885 Old 27 South, Gaylord, 705-7100, www.stampedesaloon.com
Live bands most Saturdays. Hosts mostly local cover bands with some regional acts and dinner specials year round.
Railside Bar and Grill
501 Underwood Ave., Elmira, 231-546-3248, Railside Bar on Facebook
Live entertainment some Saturdays, featuring a variety of contemporary music. No cover most nights.
121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire, 231-533-6622, www.shortsbrewing.com
Live bands Fridays and Saturdays, featuring local and regional acts performing roots, acoustic and fusion musicians. Short’s also has special events with multiple bands and dance lessons on Tuesdays.
8294 Mill St., Vanderbilt, 983-3550
Karaoke most weekends and live entertainment many Saturdays.
Redwood Steak House
4965 Salling Ave., Lewiston, 786-4600, www.theredwoodsteakhouse.com
Sneaky Peat and comedian/musician Mike Ridley perform regularly on Saturdays.
6811 M-72 West, Grayling, 344-1760
Features music most Fridays and Saturdays with rock ‘n’ roll cover bands and alternative rock originals.
03492 Old Mackinaw Trail, Boyne Falls, 231-549-2076, www.atenplace.com
Concerts at the Aten Place barn take place in July and August with a mix of folk, celtic, bluegrass and alternative fusion music.
Lakes of the North Clubhouse
Off Mancelona Road south of Gaylord, 231-585-6000, www.lakesofthenorth.com
Lakes of the North hosts the Friends of Music performance series, offering family-friendly entertainment, June-August. Regional and nationally known musicians perform jazz, ragtime, dixieland and more.
1200 Gornick Ave., Gaylord, 732-3574, www.bowlgaylord.com
Inside the Gaylord Bowling Center, the Blacklight Lounge hosts local bands throughout the year as well as a dance party every Saturday night with DJ.
Dhaseleer Events Barn
15794 Paddock Road, Charlevoix, 231-675-7768, www.blackcatconcerts.com
The events barn hosts the annual Black Cat Concert Series, featuring regional and national musicians performing bluegrass, roots and acoustic music.
115 East State St., Mancelona, 231-587-9621
Bucks Bar has live entertainment with live band or DJs every Friday and Saturday.
12946 S. Straits Highway, Wolverine, 231-525-8737, www.mauldoonsaloon.com
Seasonal destination features live music Saturdays during peak winter time and bike nights during the summer. Hosts mostly rock ‘n’ roll cover bands.
10530 Old 27 South, Waters, 732-4378, www.thekegbar.com
Rock ‘n’ roll during the spring and summer every Saturday night. May-August is bike night every Thursday with live music. Karaoke on Saturdays during the winter.
Blissfest Music Organization
Sponsors many special concerts throughout the year. Most are held at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.
Freshwater Art Gallery
217 S. Lake St., Boyne City, 231-582-2588, www.freshwaterartgallery.com
Featuring statewide and regional acts performing a variety of folk, blues, bluegrass and contemporary alternative bands.