Brews and Blues – Take in the Festival happening Saturday in St. Ignace.

The waterfront at St. Ignace, Michigan. photo courtesy St. Ignace Visitor's Bureau,Quincy Ranville.

It’s supposed to be hot as blazes on Saturday in our region. A person could even go so far as to say it is the type of day when a cold malt-barley would fit the bill quite nicely.

An event that should please beer people and blues music appreciators is happening a mere 50 minutes down the I-75 from Sault Ste. Marie.

St. Ignace, Michigan is a lovely place to visit on any given day. On Saturday, Aug. 4th, 2018, the entire waterfront and marina area will be hosting the inaugural Brews and Blues Festival.

“We have 16 Michigan craft breweries coming. Each brewery will have two different types of craft beer, with a grand total of 32 for people to imbibe.” shared Quincy Ranville, Executive Director of St. Ignace Visitors Bureau. “We will also have hard ciders on the menu.”

“Admission is only $5.00 and a person can then purchase tickets for 4 oz. samples from a variety of beers and hard ciders.” said Ranville. “Anyone under the age of 21 yrs. is admitted free of charge.”

Ranville told Superior Media that ‘Jimmys’, a well-known blues band from Madison, Wisconsin is on tap to play live throughout the evening.

“We would love to see our Canadian friends come down and celebrate with us.” shared Ranville. “Everything gets underway from 6 pm – 10 pm.”

At 10:00 pm, there will be fireworks along the waterfront.

The evening should prove to be a hit with locals and visitors alike. As of publication of this article, there were a few rooms still left in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City.

Check out the list on the website of the craft breweries registered to attend – and hoist a pint – well you know what I mean.

See you there – cheers.