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Wild Cherry Wine at Fur & Feather 2017Fur & Feather poster 2017May 27 & June 24, Saturday, 10:00 - 1:00: "Fur & Feather Swap & Bazaar", at Holmquist Feed Mill in Trenary. Wild Cherry Wine (Sharon, Steve, Sue) will be there to help keep things lively with our old time (and not so old) music. In addition to things furred and feathered there will be bake sale, raffle, silent auction, concessions. Sponsored by the Great Lakes Poultry and Livestock Connection.

Thursdays at Heritage House Apartments, Manistique, 12:00-1:30 pm, we join Frank Sweeney on banjo along with Dave Bloom on ukelele, John Gores on guitar, Dave Winters with bass and guitar, to play and sing a variety of songs and tunes for the residents and visitors in the Community Room, adding our own old time flavor to their county-rock-variety music.

Manistique Farmers Mkt 2013Beginning May 24! Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 -- from May-Oct.: Manistique Farmers Market. Fresh and beautiful vegetables and fruit, fish and eggs, jams and jellies, baked goods galore and more!  And we will be there playing cheery music for our favorite Farmers Market folks. We applaud all the wonderful vendors and all those great customers who have kept the Market going, and we're looking forward to another Fun season. 

Aura 2016July 14 & 15, Friday evening and Saturday:  40th Annual Aura Jamboree. This long running old time music jamboree is for the musician in everyone. An acoustic celebration of old time music of all sorts, from Finnish to French Canadian, Celtic to New England, Folk to Bluegrass. There is music happening all over all day and evening. It's a great time. We'll be there, enjoying the great music (it truly is awesome), dancing, and adding our 15 minute bit on stage Saturday. Sponsored by the Aura Community Hall Association this is a one-of-a-kind celebration of true community music.


May 10, Wednesday, 1:00-1:30 pm: Mich. Assoc for Family & Community District Meeting, Rapid River Calvery Lutheran Church. With a theme of Chuck Wagon Picnic we'll don our best wagon train attire to entertainment the attendees at this annual gathering. This service group was formerly known as "Home Extension"

April 16, Easter Sunday:  Adding a special note to the Easter holiday with music for our friends at Woodland Manor made the day special for us, too!


2016 -- a gentle and enjoyable year!

December 22, Thursday:  Holiday Cheer via music with our friends at the Heritage House from noon till 2:00. Then at 6:00 we'll join in the party at Woodland Manor with more Christmas songs and tunes. It'll be a full and fun day!

December 3, Saturday: Village Artisans' Silent Auction Fundraiser, doors open at 2:00 pm at the Garden Gallery. Once again Steve, Sharon Vierk, Larry Daasch and I will add cheery music to the food and wine as participants visit, browse, and bid on one-of-a-kind handmade art & craft items donated by Garden Gallery artists and supporters for this fun annual fundraiser for their non-profit Village Artisans.

Nov. 21, Monday -- Woodland Assisted Living, Manistique, Thanksgiving Dinner, 5:30 pm. We'll be sharing the resident's special dinner with family and friends by providing background music while they eat and visit.

Nov. 4, Friday -- Alger County Soil Conservation Annual Meeting/Dinner -- 5:30 - 9:00 at 387 (formerly Sydney's), Munising. Though we no longer play regularly with the Falling Rock Old Timer Jammers we're happy to join them for this event, providing music for entertainment, and dancing, after the dinner and meeting. Should be a good time!

Manistique Farmers MarketWednesdays 4:00-6:00 -- May-Oct.: Manistique Farmers Market. Fresh and beautiful vegetables and fruit, fish and eggs, jams and jellies, baked goods galore and more!  And we will be there playing cheery music for our favorite Farmers Market. We applaud all the wonderful vendors and all those great customers who have put up with the challenging road construction all summer. 

Lost Lake PartySept. 4, Sunday -- We'll again be joining our friends "Lost Lake Effect, and Friends" playing for the occasionally annual Lost Lake lake party. Good food, friendly people, and lively music! The weather may be variable but the fun is always reliable.

August 4, Thursday: Schoolcraft Hospital Healing Garden Fundraiser -- Wine, cheese, silent auction of art, and music (that's us!) at the Mackinaw Trail Winery, US 2, Manistique, 6:00-9:00 pm.

Aura 2016July 15 & 16, Friday evening and Saturday:  40th Annual Aura Jamboree. This long running old time music jamboree is for the musician in everyone. An acoustic celebration of old time music of all sorts, from Finnish to French Canadian, Celtic to New England, Folk to Bluegrass. There is music happening all over all day and evening. It's a great time. We'll be there, enjoying the great music (it truly is awesome), dancing, and adding our 15 minute bit on stage Saturday. Sponsored by the Aura Community Hall Association this is a one-of-a-kind celebration of true community music.

Steve & Sue - Pioneer DayJune 25, Saturday: Schoolcraft County Pioneer Day, Manistique, 12:00-2:00 pm. We'll be entertaining folks for several hours at this annual event which this year is being held at the Marina, highlighting the history of local fishing with a special display inside the Marina building. This is an family-friendly fund-raiser for the Schoolcraft County Historical Society.

June 15, Wednesday: Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility Birthday Party, Manistique, 2:00-3:00 pm. The Heritage House Thursday Group (see above) will be playing for the monthly birthday party celebration for the residents. We'll add some musical cheer to the cake and ice cream.

March 26, Saturday: Woodland Meadows Assisted Living, Manistique, 1:00-2:00 pm. We're happy to help the residents and their family and friends celebrate the season by providing background music for their special Easter Luncheon.


     2015 --- good memories and fun times!

December 5, Saturday: Village Artisans' Silent Auction Fundraiser, doors open at 2:00 pm at the Garden Gallery. Once again Steve, Sharon Vierk, Larry Daasch and I will add cheery music to the food and wine as participants visit, browse, and bid on one-of-a-kind handmade art & craft items donated by Garden Gallery artists and supporters for this fun annual fundraiser for their non-profit Village Artisans.

Sue & Steve, guitar & fiddleOct. 24, Saturday -- Schoolcraft County Health Fair, 8:30 am - 12:00 n, at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. There will be displays, demonstrations, vendors and medical stations at this annual event. And when you're done, or in-between, come on down to the Cafeteria for some refreshments and food while you enjoy some old-time (and maybe some not so old) music. We'll be there with healthy music for healthy living, in a background sort of way. Even if you're not hungry, stop by and say Hi.

Steve Sue Manistique Farmers Mkt 2015Wednesdays at the Manistique Farmers Market 4:00-6:00. Whether it's hot, cold, sunny, cloudy, calm (seldom), or windy (usually!), ManyTracks has a good time adding our bit of old time music to this wonderful local event at the Little Bear West Arena parking lot (near Central Park). Bring your shopping bags and fill them with great local and regional fresh food and goodies -- vegetables of all sorts as they come into season, fruit, fresh whitefish, local beef, eggs, and luscious jams, baked goods, local honey, maple syrup, flowers. It just feels good to be there. And if the weather is too challenging, the Market moves inside the Little Bear Arena, and so do the customers. It's a great group, both vendors and customers. Check out their website at ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com. The Market is closed now. It was a fun season! See you next May.

Sept. 6, Sunday -- We'll again be joining our friends "Lost Lake Effect, and Friends" playing for the occasionally annual Lost Lake lake party. Good food, friendly people, and lively music! The weather may be variable but the fun is always reliable.

Aura Jamboree 2015 Wild Cherry WineJuly 17 & 18, Friday evening and Saturday:  39th Annual Aura Jamboree. This long running old time music jamboree is for the musician in everyone. An acoustic celebration of old time music of all sorts, from Finnish to French Canadian, Celtic to New England, Folk to Bluegrass. There is music happening all over all day and evening. It's a great time. We'll be there, enjoying the great music (it truly is awesome) and adding our 15 minute bit on stage Saturday morning. Sponsored by the Aura Community Hall Association this is a one-of-a-kind celebration of true community music.

June 27, Saturday:  Munising Bay Arts Festival, at Bayshore Park and Marina in Munising. The Falling Rock Old-time Jam group, of which we are a part, will be playing lively old-time tunes from 3:00-4:00 pm for the enjoyment of visitors and artists alike. It's a great day to enjoy wonderful art from area artists and a variety of music as well.

most Thursdays at Heritage House Apartments, Manistique, 12:30-2:00 pm, we head into town to join Frank Sweeney on banjo along with Dave Bloom on ukelele, John Gores on guitar, to play and sing a variety of songs and tunes for the residents and visitors in the Community Room, adding our own old time flavor to their country/rock/variety music. Everyone is friendly and it's a fun time.

Wednesdays at Falling Rock Cafe, Munising, 7:00-9:00 pm (in the summer) -- with the "Old Time Jam Group" -- lively and fun. Our core group expands in the summer with many visitors. Come enjoy the music while having a mocha and ice cream, or soup and sandwich. We're usually there.

Third Tuesdays at the Medical Care Facility -- ManyTracks plays for the residents from 2:00-2:45 in the Special Needs area, then 3:00-3:45 in the main area Dining Room.  If you have friends or family at Medicare come on in and enjoy the music with them. We have a good time.

May 1, Friday - "Night of Hope & Joy" at the Cooks Congregational Church. Larry, Steve and I will be providing suitable background music from 5:45-6:30 during the potluck meal at this annual inspirational evening with a special speaker, physical therapist Lisa Jones.

Daasch & Schmeck playing for danceDance!-- Steve takes up his fiddle to provide toe-tapping lively music with guitarist friend Larry Daasch for the twice a month Lake Effect Arts Old-time Dances, Sept.-May. I'm the caller for the dances and we have a great time. You're welcome to come join us! For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org (or give me a call).

ManyTracks - Falling RockFebruary 23-26 -- Manistique Library "Geek the Library" week, with "Geek Night" Thursday, Feb. 26, 5:00-7:00 pm -- ManyTracks will be there with a display -- Old-time Music, Dance, and Making and Repairing Musical Instruments -- and will be playing a set of old-time tunes in the entertainment line-up. This is sure to be a fun event as community members and businesses gather at the Library to share their many and varied passions.


     2014 --- a year of big snow and big music!

December 6, Saturday: Village Artisans' Silent Auction Fundraiser, doors open at 2:45 pm at the Garden Gallery. Once again Steve, Sharon Vierk, Larry Daasch and I will add cheery music to the food and wine as participants visit, browse, and bid on one-of-a-kind handmade art & craft items donated by Garden Gallery artists and supporters for this fun fundraiser for their non-profit Village Artisans. Larry, Steve, and I along with Ginny Smith and Rick Rissman gather together weekly at the Gallery from May to November to play and share tunes and songs. Ginny and Rick are now off to other regions for the winter but we're happy to have Sharon come down from Sundell to join us for what has become an annual event for us.

Lost Lake musiciansAugust 31, Sunday -- We'll again be joining our friends "Lost Lake Effect" playing for the occasionally annual Lost Lake party. Good food, friendly people, and lively music! The weather may be variable but the fun is always reliable.

Wild Cherry Wine at 2014 Aura JamboreeJuly 19 & 20, Friday evening and Saturday:  38th Annual Aura Jamboree. This long running old time music jamboree is for the musician in everyone. An acoustic celebration of old time music of all sorts, from Finnish to French Canadian, Celtic to New England, Folk to Bluegrass. There is music happening all over all day and evening. It's a great time. We plan to be there, enjoying the great music (it truly is awesome) and adding our 15 minute bit on stage Saturday morning. Sponsored by the Aura Community Hall Association this is a one-of-a-kind celebration of true community music.

July 12, Saturday"Wild Cherry Wine" will be playing a few after dinner tunes for a private wedding, then the guitarist from 'Steppin' In It' will step in and I'll switch to calling dances for the reception. A great way to celebrate a wonderful wedding!

Saturday, July 5: Manistique Art & Craft Fair, 10:00-4:00 at Manistique's Central Park, in conjunction with the annual Independence Day celebration. "Wild Cherry Wine" will be providing entertainment throughout the day. Listen for the fiddles and guitar and look for Sharon's booth (with wonderful woodburning and painting of birds and wildlife on specially selected driftwood pieces), and stop by and say Hi!

Falling Rock JamJune 28, Saturday:  Munising Bay Arts Festival, at Bayshore Park and Marina in Munising. The Falling Rock Old-time Jam group, of which we are a part, will be playing lively old-time tunes from 1:00-2:00 pm for the enjoyment of visitors and artists alike. It's a great day to enjoy wonderful art from area artists and a variety of music as well.

June 21, Saturday"Wild Cherry Wine" is playing for a beautiful, outdoor (in the orchard) wedding. 

Wild Cherry Wine - Indian Lake 2014June 20, Friday, 7:00 pm: Wild Cherry Wine will be at Indian Lake State Park providing some suitably Old-time entertainment for the annual Upper Peninsula History Conference attendees. They have a fully packed weekend of interesting events, presentations, tours, and fun. For information and registration forms visit www.hsmichigan.org, or call the Historical Society of Michigan, 800-692-1828.

Schmeck-Troyer-Robishaw playingJune 18, Wednesday: We will be joining our violinist friend Heidi Troyer from 2:00-3:00 to play at the monthly Birthday Party at the Medical Care Facility with lots of happy fiddle tunes and music for the party. If you have friends or family at SCMCF with a birthday in June come on in and enjoy the party with them. It's always a fun time.

Falling Rock Jam Mar 2013And after the Farmers Market -- Wednesdays at Falling Rock Cafe with the "Old Time Jam Group" -- You can find us there from 6:00-8:00 playing with friends that lively, foot stomping music that makes you want to get up and dance. Anyone who plays this type of music is welcome to join us!

Steve Sue - Man Farm Mkt 2014Wednesdays at the Manistique Farmers Market! 4:00-6:00. Whether it's hot, cold, sunny or cloudy, ManyTracks has a good time adding our bit of old time music to this wonderful local event at the Little Bear West Arena parking lot (near Central Park). Bring your shopping bags and fill them with great local and regional fresh food and goodies -- vegetables of all sorts as they come into season, fruit, fresh whitefish, local beef, eggs, and luscious jams, baked goods, local honey, maple syrup, flowers. It just feels good to be there. And if the weather is too challenging, the Market moves inside the Little Bear Arena, and so do the customers. It's a great group, both vendors and customers. Check out their website at ManistiqueFarmersMarket.com

Daasch & Schmeck playing for danceBiMonthly -- Steve exchanged his dancing shoes for his fiddle to provide toe-tapping lively music with guitarist friend Larry Daasch for the bimonthly Lake Effect Arts Old-time Dance . I'm the caller for the dances and we have a great time. You're welcome to come join us! For more information and dates go to www.LakeEffectArts.org (or give me a call).

Wild Cherry Wine photoFriday, March 21: Wild Cherry Wine will play in the Holiday Inn Marquette lounge from about 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm for an informal session of that fun old-timey music! If you're around stop in.

Tuesdays, once a month (usually): Medical Care Facility -- ManyTracks often plays for the residents from 2:00-2:45 in the Special Needs area, then 3:00-3:45 in the main area Dining Room.  It's a friendly place with a lot going on! If you have friends or family at Medicare come on in and enjoy the music with them. We have a good time.

     2013 --- each year a new adventure!

December 17, Tuesday: ManyTracks will be joining with violinist Heidi Troyer (who organizes the weekly Tuesday music sessions for the Special Needs folks) at the Medical Care Facility with lots of fiddle tunes and Holiday music and songs for the residents. From 2:00-2:30 we'll be at the Special Needs unit, then we'll move to the main area Dining Room to play for the residents there (who are great at singing along!).  It'll be a good time to come visit and join in singing some familiar songs.

Wild Cherry Wine 4 - VA2013December 7, Saturday: "Village Artisans' Art for the Holidays" Silent Auction Fundraiser, doors open at 2:45 pm at the Garden Gallery in Garden, Michigan. Once again Steve, Sharon Vierk, Larry Daasch and I will add lively music to the food and wine as participants visit, browse, and bid on one-of-a-kind handmade art & craft items donated by U.P. artists for this fun fundraiser for the non-profit Village Artisans of Garden. Larry, Steve, and I along with Ginny Smith and Rick Rissman gather together weekly at the Gallery from May to November to play and share tunes and songs. Ginny and Rick are now off to other regions for the winter but we're happy to have Sharon come down from Sundell to join us for what has become an annual volunteer gig.

October 1, Tuesday: ManyTracks will be at the Medical Care Facility with a bit of old-time musical cheer for the residents. From 2:00-2:30 we'll be at the Special Needs unit, then we'll move to the main area Dining Room to play for the residents there.  If you have friends or family there come on in and enjoy the music with them.

ManyTracks at Manistique Farmers Market MayMay 29 - Sept 25, Wednesdays: ManyTracks at the Manistique Farmers Market, Little Bear West Arena parking lot (near Central Park). Steve and I are having fun adding a bit of old time music to the Farmers Market this summer so stop by for a listen and a helloSteve & Sue at Man Farm Mkt 2013 as you shop this wonderful local market from 4:00-6:00 pm. It's a great group of local and U.P. vendors selling wonderful fresh food from vegetables of all sorts, fruit, fresh whitefish, local beef, eggs, and luscious jams, baked goods, local honey, maple syrup, flowers. It just feels good to be there. And if the weather is too challenging, the Market Manistique Farmers Marketmoves inside the Little Bear Arena, and so do the customers. I love watching so many (many, many) people come out each week to buy fresh local food and support their local growers.

After the Farmers Market we head north to Munising to play at the Falling Rock Cafe with our Old-time Jam buddies from 7:00-9:00 (until Labor Day, then we switch to 6:00-8:00). So come see us either in Manistique or Munising! Wednesday is a great music day for us.

July 19 & 20, Friday evening and Saturday:  37th Annual Aura Jamboree. This long runningAura 2012 old time music jamboree is for the musician in everyone. An acoustic celebration of old time music of all sorts, from Finnish to French Canadian, Celtic to New England, Folk to Bluegrass. There is music happening all over all day and evening. It's a great time. Sharon Vierk, Tom Caron and I (Sue) will do our 12 min. onstage Saturday morning, then spend the rest of the time happily listening and playing. Sponsored by the Aura Community Hall Association this is a one-of-a-kind celebration of true community music.

Saturday, July 6: Manistique Art & Craft Fair, 10:00-5:00 at Manistique's Central Park (behind Little Bear Arena, by the Bandshell) in conjunction with the annual Independence Day celebration. "Wild Cherry Wine" will be providing entertainment throughout the day as people shop and enjoy the wonderful array of arts and crafts. Listen for the fiddles and guitar and look for Sharon's booth (with great woodburning and painting of birds and wildlife on specially selected driftwood pieces).

Falling Rock JamJune 29, Saturday:  Munising Bay Arts Festival, at Bayshore Park and Marina in Munising. The Falling Rock Jammers, of which we are a part, will be playing at the Festival at 11:00 am with lively old-time music for the enjoyment of visitors and artists alike. A great day to enjoy wonderful art from area artists and a variety of music as well. The Falling Rock Jam (from which the Jammers arise) is an open Old Time Jam Wednesday evenings at the Falling Rock Cafe. Anyone interested in this type of music is welcome to come join in! It is informal and all levels of players are welcome.

April 26, Friday: "Family Dance" at the Inwood Town Hall in Cooks, 6:30-8:30 pm . A dance for all ages, 0 to 100, with great fun, lively old-time music by "Frost Dancing!" (with Larry Daasch sitting in for John) and dancing that everyone can participate in. See www.LakeEffectArts.org/Dance for more information.

Circle dance colorThursdays, March 14 - April 11 - May 9: "Community Contra Dance" at the Elks Hall (upstairs) in Manistique, 7:00-9:00 pm. Old-time barndance from Lake Effect Arts, for adults (and middle and high school ages) with music by "Frost Dancing!" - Steve on fiddle, Heidi Troyer on fiddle and John Osterhout on guitar, and I'll be calling. For more information go to www.LakeEffectArts.org/Dance. It's a great time -- come join us!

Frost Dancing at Senior CenterMarch 21, Thursday: "Frost Dancing!" at the Manistique Senior Center, 4:00-5:00. "Frost Dancing!" will be providing a St. Patrick's Day entertainment before the monthly Senior Center potluck dinner.

March 19, Tuesday: "ManyTracks" (Steve & Sue) will be at the Medical Care Facility Alzeimer's unit at 2:00 with a bit of Irish musical cheer for the residents. If you have friends or family there come on in then and join us.

    2012 --- another great year for the music-makers!

Wild Cherry Wine - Village Artisans Dec 2012December 8, Saturday: "Village Artisans' Art for the Holidays" Silent Auction Fundraiser, 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Garden Gallery in Garden, Michigan. "Wild Cherry Wine" (Steve, Sue, & Sharon) + Larry Daasch will once again be adding lively music to the food and wine as participants visit, browse, and bid on one-of-a-kind handmade art & craft items donated by U.P. artists for this fun fundraiser for the Village Artisans.

WCW Fayette 2012August 11, Saturday:  Fayette Heritage Day - 11:00-4:00, Fayette State Park. The historic iron smelting town of Fayette is a great visit most any time but this day is especially fun with 19th century music, blacksmith demonstration, children's game of the era, baseball game, an 1875 Great Lakes Schooner Captain performance by Michael Deren, and the popular pie sale. And to add to the festivities Wild Cherry Wine will be here and there around the townsite during the day from 12:00 - 3:00 providing lively traditional music that might likely have been heard when the town was active, and is still heard and enjoyed today! AND at 11:00 the Falling Rock Jammers (of which we are a part) will be playing in the Hotel. At 3:00 Wild Cherry Wine will help launch the traditional old-time baseball game at the ball field with the national anthem.

July 20 & 21, Friday evening and Saturday:  Aura Jamboree, Aura. This long runningAura 2012 (36 yrs!) old time music jamboree is very musician friendly, and friendly musicians abound! This is a true hands-on, acoustic celebration of old time music of all sorts, from Finnish to French Canadian, Celtic to New England, Folk to BlueGrass. There is music everyway and more fiddles and accordions than I've ever seen in one place -- all out of their cases and making great music. We'll be there! Listening and playing and soaking it all in, with our 12 min stint onstage Saturday morning. Put on by the Aura Community Hall Association this is a one-of-a-kind celebration of true community music.

Saturday, July 7: Manistique Art & Craft Fair, 10:00-4:00 at the Manistique Marina Park, in conjunction with the annual Independence Day celebration. "Wild Cherry Wine" will be providing entertainment throughout the day. Listen for the fiddles and guitar and look for Sharon's booth (with wonderful woodburning and painting of birds and wildlife on specially selected driftwood pieces) and the Lake Effect Community Arts booth. And while you are there, sign up for the free drawing for a great array of art and craft supplies.

Falling Rock JamJune 30, Saturday:  Munising Bay Arts Festival, at Bayshore Park and Marina in Munising. The Falling Rock Jammers, of which we are a part, will be opening the Festival at 10:00 am with lively old-time music for the enjoyment of visitors and artists alike. A great day to enjoy wonderful art from area artists and a variety of music as well. The Falling Rock Jam (from which the Jammers arise) is an open old-time style jam session Wednesday evenings at the Falling Rock Cafe. Anyone interested in this type of music is welcome to come join in! It is informal and all levels of players are welcome.

Thursday, March 29: "Science Rocks" Talent Show Fundraiser for Superior-Central Science Olympiad Students, 7:00 pm at Sion Lutheran Church on M-94 in Chatham. A great time with a wonderful array of interesting talent from the area, both students and adults. "Wild Cherry Wine"'s Sharon Vierk is well known to the students as their bus driver (and strong supporter of the Science Olympiad), so we'll be contributing a set of fiddle tunes to the evening's entertainment. The Middle and High School teams did a great job placing 2nd and 3rd in the U.P. competition so they now head to Lansing to compete against schools of all sizes from all over the state. This has come to be an annual event for this school! It's a fun and interesting night and supports a good cause.

March 23, Friday: "Traditional Country Dance" at the "Dance Zone", 1113 Lincoln Ave, Marquette. Dance from 7:30 - 10:00 pm, with live music by "All Strings Considered"  with Steve and Sue sitting in this month for Jamie and Phil. Come on out for a family fun evening of music and called dances with Marge Sklar.

March 20, Tuesday: St. Patrick's Day at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility's Alz. unit. We'll be joining our fiddler friend Heidi Troyer to offer a bit of Irish cheer to the residents. This is always an enjoyable time. (Heidi is also the coordinator for the weekly music at the unit and a familiar face, with her violin, there.)

Wild Cherry Wine at Rock River CafeMarch 16, Friday: 'Tip a glass for the Irish' -- And celebrate Saint Patricks Day with a special leisurely dinner at the Rock River Cafe in Chatham while enjoying the Celtic tint of the music by "Wild Cherry Wine" (Steve, Sharon Vierk, Sue), from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The food is delicious and the music will have you tapping and sighing with a smile while you wait and while you eat. Reservations recommended (906-439-5509). Cover charge by donation.

    2011 --- a fun and event-filled year!

Wild Cherry Wine at Rock River CafeDecember 30, Friday: 'Fast away the old year passes; Hail the new ye lads and lasses' -- Celebrate both with a delicious leisurely dinner at the Rock River Cafe in Chatham and enjoy the joyous music of "Wild Cherry Wine" (Steve, Sharon Vierk, Sue), from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The food is special and so is the music. Reservations recommended (906-439-5509). Cover charge by donation.

Wild Cherry Wine - Dec 2011December 10, Saturday: "Village Artisans' Art for the Holidays" Silent Auction Fundraiser, 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Garden Gallery in Garden, Michigan. "Wild Cherry Wine" (Steve, Sue, & Sharon) + Larry Daasch will be adding atmosphere and music to the food and wine as participants visit, browse, and bid on one-of-a-kind handmade art & craft items donated by U.P. artists for this fun event for the Village Artisans.

All Strings Considered Jan 2011Fridays, November 18 and December 16: "Traditional Country Dance" at the "Dance Zone", 1113 Lincoln Ave, Marquette. Dance from 7:30 - 10:00 pm, with live music by "All Strings Considered"  with Steve and Sue. Come on out for a family fun evening of music and called dances with Marge Sklar.

We will also be playing at the Father Marquette School in Marquette Dec. 16 at 1:00, and at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Negaunee Nov. 18 at 2:00.

November 4, Friday: "Wild Cherry Wine" (Sharon Vierk, Steve and Sue) will be providing cheery dinner music at the Rock River Cafe in Chatham from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. At this small and unique Cafe you will find wonderful, quality food cooked and served with attention. From sandwiches to latte's to dinners, make your evening special with a trip to the Rock River Cafe and enjoy the food as well as the music. Reservations recommended (906-439-5509).

October 15, Saturday: "New Lost Lake Ramblers" concert at Falling Rock Cafe, Munising, 7:00 pm. Old-time music in tune and song to get you tapping your feet and humming along. We have fun playing and we trust you'll have fun listening! Falling Rock Cafe suggested donation $5 at the door. www.fallingrockcafe.com

Schmeck & Robishaw at FayetteSept 2, Friday & Sept 5, Monday:  ManyTracks at Fayette Historic State Park. Steve and Sue (ManyTracks) will be roaming the beautiful reconstructed historic iron smelting townsite of Fayette with fiddle and guitar providing old time music as it might have been heard during the late 1800's time that Fayette was active.

NLLR FayetteAugust 13, Saturday:  Fayette Heritage Day - 11:00-4:00, Fayette State Park. The historic iron smelting town of Fayette is a great visit most any time but this day will be especially fun with 19th century music, blacksmith demonstration, children's game of the era, baseball game, and the popular pie sale and fish boil. The New Lost Lake Ramblers will help get you into the time period with great toe-tapping traditional tunes and acoustic music from 1:00-3:00 at the renovated casting house down by the harbor.

NLLR FlanFestJuly 30, Saturday:  Flannel Jack Fest - Bay Shore Park, Munising. A fun community summer festival celebrating the romance of the logging days, with music, demonstrations, and wonderful smells and tastes from the Community Bread Oven. The New Lost Lake Rambers will be adding to the spirit of the day with plenty of traditional tunes of the era (acoustic, of course! Our specialty.), from 12:00-1:00, and from 2:00-3:00. So come out for this family and community event and enjoy the music and the fun.

NLLR Blueberry Fest 2010July 29, FridayMarquette  Blueberry Festival, downtown Marquette, 12:00 - 2:00 pm under the canopy near Pocket Park: The New Lost Lake Ramblers will once again be providing foot-stamping lively old-time dance music for the enjoyment of those coming downtown to take part in this annual, busy event, which runs from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. The NLLR are Steve and Sue, Rochelle Schuster, Marilyn & Barney Ouellette.

July 22-24, Friday-Sunday: Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival, Marquette. The 33rd for this popular festival with a great line-up of diverse and very talented traditional musicians! Wonderful music on stages and in workshop tents, and a great dance tent as well! Friday afternoon look for (and listen for!) the Hiawatha Acoustic Jam group playing near the Park office. Better yet, bring your instrument and join in! This festival is a greatly anticipated annual event for an enthusiastic crowd who fill Tourist Park with energy and appreciation for such a stellar line-up. For Info go to www.hiawathamusic.org

July 15 & 16, Friday evening and Saturday:  Aura Jamboree, Aura. This long running (35 yrs!) old time music jamboree is very musician friendly, and friendly musicians abound! This is a true hands-on, acoustic celebration of old time music of all sorts, from Finnish to French Canadian, Celtic to New England, Folk to BlueGrass. There is music everyway and more fiddles and accordians than I've ever seen in one place -- all out of their cases and making great music. We'll be there! Listening and jamming and soaking it all in, and onstage Saturday afternoon with friends Sharon Vierk (fiddle) and Tom Caron (bass). Put on by the Aura Community Hall Association this is a one-of-a-kind celebration of true community music. More info at www.aurajamboree.com

June 25, Saturday:  Munising Bay Arts Festival, at Bayshore Park and Marina in Munising. The Falling Rock Jammers, of which we are a part, will be providing lively old-time music for the enjoyment of visitors and artists alike from 3:00-4:00 pm. A great day to enjoy wonderful art from area artists and enjoy the music as well. the Falling Rock Jammers are an open old-time style jam group playing Wednesday evenings at the Falling Rock Cafe.

Friday, April 15: Talent Show Fundraiser for Superior-Central Science Olympiad Students, 7:00 pm at Sion Lutheran Church on M-94 in Chatham. A great time with a wonderful array of interesting talent from the area, both students and adults. We'll be adding our bit to the mix with local artist, bus driver and fiddler Sharon Vierk playing a mix of fiddle tunes as The Falling Rock Trio (Falling Rock Cafe being where we met). Sure to be fun and interesting, and supporting a good cause.

January - April: Monthly Square/Contra Dance at the Dance Zone, Marquette. Sklar's "Dance Zone", 1113 Lincoln Ave, Marquette. Dance from 7:30 - 10:00 pm, with live music by All Strings Considered  - Steve and Sue, Phil and Annette Watts, Rochelle Schuster, Jamie Kitchel, Maggie Morgan.

 


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