Shanty Creek Resort, in the Lakeview Lounge — 8-11 p.m. Fri. and 9 p.m.-midnight Sat., with Jerry Lambert Aug. 16; Last Day Band Aug. 17; Linsie & Lee Aug. 23; Danny Bellenbaum Aug. 24; Nelson Olstrom Aug. 30; Ron Hernandez Aug. 31; 5820 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, 533-8621.
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.
Brookside Inn, live acoustic music on the deck with Jake Frysinger 7-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 115 N. Michigan Ave., Beulah; 882-9688.
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.
Elberta Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m., free, with Ron Klueck Aug. 21; Renee Herman Aug. 28; at the amphitheatre, Waterfront Park, Elberta.
Frankfort Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m., free, with the M & M Band Aug. 16; Curtis Family Band Aug. 30; Mineral Springs Park, Frankfort.
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.
Aten Place Concerts in the Barn series, 7:30 p.m., with LJ Booth and Chris Kokesh Aug. 17; Jennie DeVoe Aug. 24; tickets $16 in advance or starting at 6:30 p.m. the day of the concert, no food or beverages sold on the premises, picnic pavilion available and patrons invited to bring snacks and desserts to share at intermission; Old Mackinaw Trail, south of Cherry Hill Road, Boyne Falls; for details or tickets, visit www.atenplace.com or call 549-2076.
Boyne Mountain Resort, in the Snowflake Lounge — Bill Da Cat 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. through Aug. 31; in the Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria — 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with Bike Nights and Car Cruise-Ins featuring Hipps n Ricco Aug. 20; David Jake Aug. 27; in Everett’s — 7-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Ron Getz Aug. 16; Ben Overbeek Aug. 17; Chris and Memorie Aug. 23; Toby Jones Aug. 24; Nathan Bates Aug. 20; Jeff Bihlman Aug. 31; at the Tiki Hut — 2-5 p.m. Sat., with Hipps n Ricco Aug. 17; Dave Cisco Aug. 24; Hipps n Ricco Aug. 31; in the Beach House Restaurant — 6-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Charlie Reager Aug. 16; Nathan Bates Aug. 17; Nelson Olstrom Aug. 23; Greg Seaman Aug. 24; Jeff Bihlman Aug. 30; Chris and Memorie Aug. 31; 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls; 549-6000 or www.boyneresorts.com.
Charlevoix Public Library, SummerFolk Series 6:30 p.m., followed by open mic (sign up starts at 6 p.m.), with Charlie Millard Aug. 26; and Jack Elliott Sept. 30; Jazz @ the Library 7 p.m. in the children's garden (bring your own seating), the Jazz @ the Library Trio will be joined by featured performer Steve Little Aug. 21; Jim Cooper Aug. 28; Sunday Serenade 2-3 p.m. with Paul Gelderblom Aug. 18; 220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix; 547-7340 or www.charlevoixlibrary.org.
Dhaseleer Events Barn Black Cat Concert Series, Breathe Owl Breathe 8 p.m. Aug. 22; Seth and May Bernard 8 p.m. Aug. 29; Red Tail Ring 8 p.m. Sept. 8; Scott Cook 8 p.m. Sept. 15; Harvest Moon Dance and concert 8 p.m. Oct. 19; tickets are $16.50 in advance from brown paper tickets, $20 at the door if available, free for ages 12/younger; 15794 Paddock Road, near Charlevoix; 675-7768 or www.blackcatconcerts.com.
Red Mesa Grill, “Casa Tuesdays” live entertainment; 117 Water St., Boyne City.
Villager Pub, Sleeping Gypsies Aug. 30-31; 427 Bridge St., Charlevoix; 547-6925.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — 9-11:30 p.m. with Charlie & Brian Aug. 16; Charlie's Root Fusion Aug. 17; Ben Overbeek Aug. 23; Chris & Adam Aug. 24; Chris Calleja Aug. 30; IDK Aug. 31; Chris Calleja Sept. 6; Charlie's Root Fusion Sept. 7; Nelson Olstrom Sept. 13; IDK Sept. 14; The Remedee Sept. 20-21; 600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs; 526-3000, www.boyne.com.
The Inn at Bay Harbor, in the South American Grille and Wine Bar — 7-11 p.m. Wed. and Fri.-Sat., with Ben Overbeek Aug. 16; Pete Kehoe Aug. 17; Pete Kehoe Aug. 21; Josh Hall Aug. 23; Nathan Bates Aug. 24; Pete Kehoe Aug. 28; Michelle Chenard Aug. 30; Ron Getz Aug. 31; Green Chimney Trio 8-11 p.m. Sept. 3; Pete Kehoe Sept. 4; Nathan Bates Sept. 6; Ben Overbeek Sept. 7; Adam Engelman and Sean Bilby with Pete Kehoe 7-10 p.m. Sept. 11; Ben Overbeek Sept. 13; Michelle Chenard Sept. 14; Adam Engelman and Sean Bilby 7-10 p.m. Sept. 18; Pete Kehoe Sept. 20; Chris Calleja Sept. 21; Adam Engelman and Sean Bilby with Pete Kehoe 7-10 p.m. Sept. 25; Josh Hall Sept. 27; Ron Getz Sept. 28; in the Cabana Bar (weather permitting) — 5-9 p.m. Thurs. and 5-8 p.m. Sun., with Pete Kehoe Aug. 18; Adam, Pat & Sean Aug. 22; Nathan Bates Aug. 25; Adam, Pat & Sean Aug. 29; Michelle Chenard Sept. 1; Adam, Pat & Sean Sept. 5; 3600 Village Harbor Dr., Petoskey; 439-4000 or www.innatbayharbor.com.
Petoskey's Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park, noon Tues., Wed. (concerts geared toward children), and Fri., with Pete Kehoe Aug. 16; in Pennsylvania Park's gazebo, in case of inclement weather, concerts will move to the Ross Stoakes Theatre inside Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey; www.crookedtree.org.
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY
Bayview Inn, karaoke Thurs.; 5074 U. S. 31 N., Acme; 938-1610.
Bowers Harbor Vineyards, on the new patio Sat. through September, music by Ben Richey, create a "Doggie Bag" of appetizers to share while sipping wine; 2896 Bowers Harbor Road, off Peninsula Drive, TC; 223-7615.
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.
Cambria Suites’ Reflect Bistro & Lounge, Sundays in the Summer Series 7-9 p.m. with Medicinal Groove Aug. 18; no cover charge; 225 Munson Ave., TC; 778-9000 or www.traversecitylodging.com.
Chateau Chantal, Jazz at Sunset 7-9:30 p.m. Thurs., with different configurations of the Jeff Haas Trio and special guests, plus artist-in-residence Lisa Flahive creating original works of art, no cover charge, select Chateau wines, sparkling juices and lemonade available, Flahive's art is available for purchase with proceeds benefiting Haas' Building Bridges with Music program; 15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City; 223-4110 or email@example.com.
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.
The Filling Station, Younce Guitar Duo 7-10 p.m. Wed.; 642 Railroad Place, TC.
Freshwater Events' Open Mic by the Bay, 6-8 p.m. Tues., and 1-3 p.m. Sun., for vocalists and acoustic musicians; Clinch Park, Grandview Parkway, TC; for details or to sign up to play, visit www.freshwaterevents.com.
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, John Pomeroy 7-11 p.m. Fri., and 8-11 p.m. Sat. in the Grand Lobby; GT Resort & Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme; (800) 748-0303.
Ground Zero @ Streeters, Chris Cagle with special guests JoCaine Sept. 7; Aggressive Fight League 4 Sept. 14; Uncle Kracker Oct. 12; Craig Morgan, Oct. 19; Love and Theft Nov. 22; 1669 S. Garfield Ave., TC; www.groundzeroonline.com or 932-1300.
Harbor 22, deck open, happy hour 4-7 p.m., 12719 S. West Bay Shore Dr., TC; 922-2114, www.harbor22.com.
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.
Hide Away Bar & Grill, DJ music by Hot Traxx 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.; 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.
Horizon Books, live music 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery, every Tues. free Cocktail Cinema at 7 p.m., followed by Tasty Tunez 8-11 p.m. with PHDJ Martoosh; 229 Garland St., TC; 929-3254 or www.facebook.com/insideoutgallery-tc/events.
Interlochen Summer Arts Festival, the Enso String Quartet 8 p.m. Aug. 17, Corson; for concert prices, tickets and details, call (800) 681-5920, 276-7800, fax 276-7444 or go to tickets.interlochen.org; for a schedule of student events, prices and tickets, visit presents.interlochen.org or call the box office, (800) 681-5920.
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. Ron Getz; Thurs. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with Mike Moran and Pauly Jams; live music 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat. with One Hot Robot Aug. 16-17; Sweet J Band Aug. 23-24; Paper Plane Pilots Aug. 30-31; Risque Sept. 6-7; Lucas Paul Sept. 13-14; Blue Effect Sept. 20-21; Alter Ego Sept. 27-28; Jetty Rae Oct. 4-5; Paper Plane Pilots Oct. 11-12; Lucas Paul Oct. 18-19; Soul Patch Oct. 25-26; One Hot Robot Nov. 1-2; Sweet J Band Nov. 8-9; Scarkazm Nov. 15-16; Blue Effect Nov. 22-23; Paper Plane Pilots Nov. 29-30; Soul Patch Dec. 6-7; Lucas Paul Dec. 13-14; Alter Ego Dec. 20-21; Jetty Rae Dec. 27-28; basement level of North Peak Brewing Company, 400 W. Front, TC; www.kilkennyspub.com.
Left Foot Charley, Open Mic Monday 6-9 p.m., Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Thurs. with one-plate ethnic meals available, $15 dine-in, $10 take-out; 806 Red Dr., Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 995-0500.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; live music 8-10 p.m. Thurs.; plus Willie & the Wannabe 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 16; the Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 17; no music Aug. 23-24; Live Wire 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 30; G Snacks 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Aug. 31; Jazz North 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 6; Fresh Fossils 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 7; Zen Stew 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 13; Rainmakers 8:30 11:30 p.m. Sept. 14; Willie & the Wannabe 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 20; G Snacks 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sept. 21; Live Wire 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 27; the Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 28; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, dinner specials in the lounge starting at 5 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; entertainment 7 p.m. Fri.; 3100 Holiday Road, TC; www.mt-holiday.com.
Mr. C's Pub & Grill, happy hour 3-7 p.m. daily; open air patio with a fire pit; live entertainment 7-10 p.m. with the Britton-Davis Duo Aug. 16; the Britton-Davis Duo Aug. 23; Kellerville Aug. 24; the Britton-Davis Duo Aug. 30; Levi Britton Aug. 31; 9009 M-72 East, Williamsburg; 267-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Peak Brewing Company, on the deck — Mike Moran Aug. 16; Just Right Aug. 17; Chris Sterr Aug. 18; Benjamin Bennetts Duo Aug. 21; Ron Getz Aug. 22; Big Rand Aug. 24; Rob Abate Aug. 28; Ryan Harcourt Aug. 29; Chris Sterr Aug. 30; Mike Moran Aug. 31; 400 W. Front, 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, Monday Night Jazz 9-11 p.m. with Steve Stargardt and Janice Keegan Aug. 19; Steve Stargardt and Laurie Sear Aug. 26; plus live music with Miriam Pico and guest 9 p.m.-midnight Aug. 16; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and guest 9-11 p.m. Aug. 17; Blake Elliott 8-10 p.m. Aug. 20; Hipps n Ricco 8-10 p.m. Aug. 21; Miriam Pico and David Chown 9-11 p.m. Aug. 22; Al Jankowski and Miriam Pico 9 p.m.-midnight Aug. 23-24; Blake Elliott 8-10 p.m. Aug. 27; Hipps n Ricco 8-10 p.m. Aug. 28; Miriam Pico and guest Aug. 29; Al Jankowski and guest Aug. 30; Al Jankowski and Elizabeth Sexton Rivers 9 p.m.-midnight Aug. 31; 236 E. Front St., TC; 929-1710.
Poppycocks, On Quartet every Fri.; 128 E. Front St., TC; 941-7632.
Right Brain Brewery, 225 E. 16th St., TC; 944-1239 or 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 jazz 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 8-10 p.m. every Sat., $3 Senior Center Network members, $5 non-members on band nights, free on clavinova nights; live bands Reflections Aug. 10; 801 E. Front St., TC; 922-4911.
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 Risque 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 16-17; DJ Ricky T 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Aug. 24; Elements of Funk Aug. 31; 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, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys 9 p.m. Aug. 24; 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.
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, live music 3-7 p.m. Mon. during the Farmers Market; on the Piazza, Grand Traverse Commons, TC.
West Bay Beach Resort-A Holiday Inn Resort, in Shimmers — DJ 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri. and Sat.; on the Patio Bar — Ron Getz 5-9 p.m. Aug. 19; Ron Getz and Mike Moran 5-9 p.m. Aug. 21; The Bohemians 5-9 p.m. Aug. 22; Ron Getz 5-9 p.m. Aug. 26; Ron Getz and Mike Moran 5-9 p.m. Aug. 28; The Bohemians 5-9 p.m. Aug. 29; 615 E. Front, TC; 947-3700 or www.tcwestbay.com.
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.
The Inn at Black Star Farms, Jazz Cafe concerts 7 p.m. Wed., featuring Mike Davis and Friends, $15 tickets available at the door, wine, cider and brandy available; 10844 E. Revold Road, Suttons Bay; for details, call 944-1251 or visit www.blackstarfarms.com.
Leelanau Sands Casino, in the Leelanau Sands Showroom — Wed. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m.; Thurs. 45th Parallel Polka Band 1-5 p.m.; plus Pow Wow Comedy Jam, free show, Aug. 17; Two Track Rodeo, free country show, Aug. 24; Squeeze Box Polka Band 1-5 p.m. Aug. 29; Lonesome Fugitive, free country show, Aug. 31; Peshawbestown; (800) 922-2946.
Stony Point Pub, open mic 8 p.m. Sat. hosted by WNMC's Sandy B; 111 St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay; 271-1007.
Stampede Saloon, Tues. Ladies Night, Wed. Men’s Nite; DJ dance music 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.; live band 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; 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.
Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts, Blues Brothers Revue Aug. 17; "The Importance of Being Ernest" Sept. 20-22; Tiempo Libre Oct. 9; Etta May Nov. 9; Bryan Anthony and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra "Celebrating Sinatra" Dec. 7; the Irish Rovers March 1, 2014; Freddy Fusion's Science Magic Show April 12, 2014; Kirtland Community College, 10775 N. St. Helen Road, Roscommon; (989) 275-6777 or www.kirtlandcenter.com.
Southside Festival Grounds, Aug 17 — country artist John Conlee with T. Graham Brown, $25 general admission, $40 VIP, tickets at Sunny Country studios, 13999 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Southside Hideout in Buckley, all Desert Sun tanning salons in Traverse City and Kalkaska, F.Y.E. in the Grand Traverse Mall, online at www.startickets.com, by calling (800) 585-3737; Aug. 18 — Southern rock/country band Blackberry Smoke with supporting acts Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys and the Paula Nelson Band, gates open 4 p.m., advance tickets $25 general admission, $45 VIP, at the gate $30 general admission, $55 VIP, available at www.startickets.com/events/item/blackberry-smoke, also at Southside Hideout in Buckley and RPM Records in TC; Sept. 7 - Rock 'N' Rides Car Show, gates open 8 a.m., $20 registration fee, 2 p.m. judging followed by after-party, www.rocknridesfestival.com; 620 W. Wexford Ave., Buckley; wwwzuniwe.com or 715-3395.