Blue Pelican Inn and Side Door Saloon, 2535 N. Main St., Central Lake; 544-2583 or www.thebluepelican.com.
Short's Brewing Company, pub hours 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire; events, dates and times subject to change, call to check, 533-6622; www.shortsbrewing.com.
Bayview Grille, Sat. 7-9 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Series, featuring local artists performing original music, no cover charge; 727 Main St., Frankfort; 352-8050.
Cabbage Shed, Open Mic Night 8 p.m. Thurs.; 198 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9843 or www.cabbageshed.com.
Crystal Palace Lounge, DJ and karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; four large-screen TVs for sports viewing; full menu, daily specials; 17170 Vondra Road at M-115, Thompsonville; 378-3104.
Geno's Sports Bar & Grill, DJ 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; home of Lucille's St. Louis-style ribs 5 p.m. every Thurs.; open noon-midnight Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., and noon-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 14848 Thompson Avenue, Thompsonville; 378-2554.
Lumberjacks Bar and Grille, karaoke 9 p.m. Thurs.; music 9 p.m.-close Fri.-Sat.; 10919 Main St., Honor; 325-2262.
Mayfair Tavern, open 4 p.m. Mon. and Thurs.-Sat., 3-9 p.m. Sun., closed Tues.-Wed.; 515 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9136 or www.themayfairtavern.com.
The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill, live acoustic music with Jake Frysinger 6-8 p.m. Wed., no cover; 1058 Michigan Ave., Benzonia; 882-9631.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — 9-11:30 p.m. with Sean Bielby June 15; Sundogs June 16; Ben Overbeek June 22; Sundogs June 23; Billy P Project June 29; IDK June 30; Hipps n Ricco July 6; Charlie's Root Fusion July 7; Sean Bielby July 13; Sundogs July 14; Nathan Bates July 20; IDK July 21; Ben Overbeek July 27; Sundogs July 28; Sean Bielby Aug. 3; TBA Aug. 4; Jeff Fitzgerald Aug. 10; IDK Aug. 11; Sean Bielby Aug. 17; The Remedee Aug. 18; Billy P Project Aug. 24; The Remedee Aug. 25; Ben Overbeek Aug. 31; Sundogs Sept. 1; Hipps n Ricco Sept. 7; The Remedee Sept. 8; Hipps n Ricco Sept. 14; Charlie's Root Fusion Sept. 15; The Remedee Sept. 21-22; on the Dornoch Patio at the Country Club — 6:30-10 p.m. with Michelle Chenard June 21; Pete Kehoe June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 2, Augg. 9, Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6; 600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs; 526-3000, www.boyne.com.
Grand Traverse County
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, John Pomeroy and Adam Denise sing and play guitar 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; GT Resort & Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme; (800) 748-0303.
Bayview Inn, karaoke Thurs.; 5074 U. S. 31 N., Acme; 938-1610.
Bud's of Interlochen, live music 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. with singer/songwriter Jim Hawley; 3061 M-137, Interlochen; 276-9090 or www.budsville.com.
Chateau Chantal, "Last Sunday" Jazz with Jeff Haas and special guests, 3-5:30 p.m. June 24, no cover charge, no reservations required; Chateau Chantal, 15900 Rue de Vin, TC; 223-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dillinger's Pub/Bootleggers, Trivia Live 7-9 p.m. Thurs.; open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; Dillinger's, 121 S. Union, TC, 941-2276; Bootleggers, 119 S. Union, TC, 922-7742.
Ground Zero @ Streeters, Thurs. College Night with DJ Dominate; Fusion Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat. with a blend of Michigan's hottest DJs; plus June 22 Puddle of Mudd with Emphatic, $22; July 20 Killswitch, Engage and Trivium; 1669 S. Garfield Ave., TC; www.groundzeroonline.com or 932-1300.
Hayloft Inn, open mic night 7:30 p.m. Thurs. for musicians, poets, comics, hosted by Bill Dungjen; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. live country and western entertainment; M-72, TC; 941-0832.
Hide Away Bar & Grill, DJ music by Hot Traxx 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., and karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon., 11:30 a.m.-midnight Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun.; 211 E. Main St., Kingsley; 263-4059.
Hofbrau, 4 p.m.-midnight Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight Sun.; 2784 M-137, Interlochen; 276-6979.
Holiday Inn West Bay Shimmers Nightclub, DJ and live entertainment Thurs.-Sat., times vary; 21 and older with valid picture ID; 615 E. Front, TC; 947-3700 or www.tcwestbay.com.
Horizon Books, live music 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. with Songwriters in the Round June 15; Front Street Jazz Band June 16; Songwriters in the Round Anniversary Show 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 22; February Sky 8:30-10:30 p.m. June 23; Nate Schmall June 29; Sisters with Class June 30; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery's Outre Lounge, Wed. 6-9 p.m. "High Spirits Hour" with the True Falsettos, free admission, vintage swing, drink specials; 229 Garland St., TC; 929-3254 or www.facebook.com/insideoutgallery-tc Events.
Jacob's Well, hours 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs.-Sun.; 1121 E. Front, TC; 946-4476; www.jacobswell.info.
Kilkenny's Irish Public House, Mon. 7-9 Team Trivia Night and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke by the Bay; Tues. Levi Britton; Wed. 8 p.m.-midnight. Open Mic Night; Thurs. Ladies' Night with live music by Tuesday Radio 8 p.m.-midnight; live music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. with Blue Effect June 15-16; Sweet J Band June 22-23; Paper Plane Pilots June 29-30; Wild Sullys July 6-7; Lucas Paul July 13-14; 12 Year Reunion July 20-21; Paper Plane Pilots July 27-28; Alter Ego Aug. 3-4; Andrew Sturtz Trio Aug. 10-11; Soul Patch Aug. 17-18; 12 Year Reunion Aug. 24-25; Paper Plane Pilots Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Egon Sept. 7-8; Lucas Paul Sept. 14-15; Soul Patch Sept. 21-22; Sweet J Band Sept. 28-29; Alter Ego Oct. 5-6; 12 Year Reunion Oct. 12-13; Brett Mitchell and the Giant Ghost Oct. 19-20; Paper Plane Pilots Oct. 26-27; Lucas Paul Nov. 2-3; Lester Bangs Nov. 9-10; Sweet J Band Nov. 16-17; Egon Nov. 23-24; 12 Year Reunion Nov. 30-Dec. 1; Alter Ego Dec. 7-8; Lucas Paul Dec. 14-15; Paper Plane Pilots Dec. 21-22; Brett Mitchell and the Giant Ghost Dec. 28-29; basement level of North Peak Brewing Company, 400 W. Front, TC; www.kilkennyspub.com.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; Wed. 7-9 p.m. Trivia; Thurs. 6-10 p.m. Classic Car Night, discounts for car owners; plus live music with Carly Jean Lewis Memorial Birthday Party 8:30-11:30 p.m. June 15, with music by Willie & the Wannabe, all monetary donations, 25 percent of sales and band pay benefit the Mitchell Lewis College Fund; Moon Dance with Dave Eikenroth ('60s Tribute to the Beatles, Rolling Stones and others) 8:30-11:30 p.m. June 16; North Shore 9:30-12:30 a.m. June 22; The Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. June 23; TCBN Recess 5-7 p.m. June 27 with free Pinnacle Vodka tasting; June 29 TBA; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, lounge opens 5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. for dinner; 3100 Holiday Road, TC; www.mt-holiday.com.
North Peak Brewing Company, on the deck 5-9 p.m. — Sweet Charlie June 15; Griffith & Johnson June 16; Jim Hawley June 20; Levi Britton June 21; Andrew Sturtz June 22; Big Rand June 23; Matt Phend June 27; Ron Getz June 28; Ron Hernandez June 29; Levi Britton June 30; Ron Getz July 4; Ryan Harcourt July 5; Keith Scott July 6; Andrew Sturtz July 7; Jim Hawley July 11; Rob Abate July 12; Chris Sterr July 13; Sweet Charlie July 14; Ryan Harcourt July 18; Ron Hernandez July 19; Levi Britton July 20; Griffith & Johnson July 21; Keith Scott July 25; Ron Getz July 26; Andrew Sturtz July 27; Big Rand July 28; Levi Britton Aug. 1; Ron Hernandez Aug. 2; Jim Hawley Aug. 3; Mark Sanders Band Aug. 4; Rob Abate Aug. 8; Ron Getz Aug. 9; Andrew Sturtz Aug. 10; Sweet Charlie Aug. 11; Matt Phend Aug. 15; Mark Sanders Band Aug. 16; Griffith & Johnson Aug. 17; Chris Sterr Aug. 18; Ryan Harcourt Aug. 22; Levi Britton Aug. 23; Andrew Sturtz Aug. 24; Jim Hawley Aug. 25; Ron Hernandez Aug. 29; Ron Getz Aug. 30; Rob Bugar Aug. 31-Sept. 3; 400 E. Front St., TC.
Park Place Hotel in the Beacon Lounge, Tom Kaufmann on piano Thurs.-Sat.; 300 E. State, TC; 946-5000.
ParkShore Resort, live DJ 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 1401 U.S. 31 N., TC; 947-3800 or www.parkshoreresort.com.
Phil's on Front, live music with Hipps n Ricco 9-11 p.m. June 15; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski 9-11 p.m. June 16; Monday Jazz with Ron Getz and Laurie Sears 8-10 p.m. June 18; Hipps n Ricco 8-10 p.m. June 20; Miriam Pico and David Chown 8-10 p.m. June 21; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski 9-11 p.m. June 22; Al Jankowski and Friend 9-11 p.m. June 23; Monday Jazz with Laurie Sears and Ron Getz 8-10 p.m. June 25; Hipps n Ricco 8-10 p.m. June 27; David Chown and Miriam PIco 8-10 p.m. June 28; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski 9-11 p.m. June 29; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski 9-11 p.m. June 30; 236 E. Front St., TC; 929-1710.
Poppycocks, On Quartet every Fri.; 128 E. Front St., TC; 941-7632.
Right Brain Brewery, Renegade Craft Pints (crafting circle) Mondays; Trivia Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; Firkin Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Vinyl Night 8 p.m. Thursdays, West 16th Street, TC; 944-1239, www.rightbrainbrewery.com.
Sail Inn Bar & Grill, karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs.; open 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 1104 Barlow, TC; 946-4195.
Side Traxx Video Dance Bar, open daily 5 p.m., gay-owned/operated, straight-friendly atmosphere; 520 Franklin St., off East Eighth Street, TC; 935-1666.
Sleder's Tavern, restaurant open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and noon-9 p.m. Sun.; bar open until 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 9 p.m. Sun.; 717 Randolph, TC; 947-9213.
TASTES of Black Star Farms, Mon. 6-8:30 p.m. open mic night with Ronnie Hernandez, bring portable instruments, no full bands because of limited space; The Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 944-1349.
Trattoria Stella, live music 6-9 p.m. Tues.; Building 50, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, off West 11th Street, TC; 929-8989 or www.stellatc.com.
Traverse City Senior Center, Saturday Night Dance 7:30-10 p.m. every Sat., live music for ballroom-style dancing, refreshments, $3/members, $5/non-members, public invited; 801 E. Front St., TC; 922-4911.
TraVino, Traverse Wine and Grille, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. (lounge until 11 p.m.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (lounge until midnight); 4341 M-72 East, Williamsburg; 938-9496.
Turtle Creek Casino, in Level 3 Lounge — every Thurs. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m. and comedy 9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. DJ Ricky T; plus CP2 June 16; Pete "Big Dog" Fetters June 23; free comedy with Bob Zany 9 p.m. June 28; Larry McCray June 30; Randy Brock July 6-7; Phunk Shway July 14; Risque July 20-21; Fonda & The Country Road Band July 27; James Reeser Blues Band July 28; hours 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 2-9 p.m. Sun.; 7741 M-72, Williamsburg; 534-8888.
Union Street Station, open mic night 10 p.m. Tues.; open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 117 S. Union TC; 941-1930.
Dingman's Bar, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. karaoke; 11021 M-72, halfway between Kalkaska and Grayling.
The Roadhouse, 8 p.m.-midnight Tues. open mic night, sound system and mics provided; 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. karaoke; U.S. 131, halfway between Kalkaska and Mancelona.
Cedar Tavern, karaoke 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.; 9039 S. Kasson, Cedar; 228-7445.
Leelanau Sands Casino, in Elements Lounge — Wed. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m. and comedy 9 p.m.; Thurs. Polka band 1-5 p.m.; plus Dyna Brass Polka Band June 16; Scott Haggard June 23; free comedy with Bob Zany 9 p.m. June 27; Risque June 29-30; The Alligators July 7; Sub-Prime Blues July 14; The K-Tones Polka Band 2-6 p.m. July 21; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — Josh Turner 8 p.m. June 28; Peshawbestown; (800) 922-2946.
O'Keefe's Firehouse Pub, open mic 9:30 p.m. Thurs.; 303 N. St. Joseph, Suttons Bay; 271-2999.
Stampede Saloon, Tues. Ladies Night, Wed. Men's Nite; live music with Yankee Station June 16; Sleeping Gypsies June 23; Misstery Spot June 30; Peril July 7; Virrus July 14; Sleeping Gypsies July 21; Limelight July 28; TBA Aug. 4; Sleeping Gypsies Aug. 11; TBA Aug. 18; Virrus Aug. 25; 3885 Old U.S. 27 South, Gaylord; (989) 705-7100, www.stampedesaloon.com.
Timothy's Pub, DJ/karaoke mix 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 110 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord; (989) 732-9333.
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Traverse City Opera House presents ... opera
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Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre launches 10th year
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