The Michigan Irish Music Festival is excited to announce its annual St. Patrick’s Party March 17 and 18 at the Bella Maria Ristorante & Event Center, 513 West Pontaluna Road, Norton Shores, MI. The new venue offers increased capacity and better acoustics, center stage entertainment, and separate gathering areas for guests to mingle.
The party will feature live entertainment both nights. Tallymore will headline the musical acts and presents a new take on traditional Irish folk favorites. Direct from Milwaukee, they are a contemporary Irish Folk band with a unique sound that fuses Celtic music with a variety of sources including old-style country and other American inspirations. The band was a featured performer and fan favorite at the 2016 Michigan Irish Music Festival.
Other highlights of the event include traditional Irish dance performances from the Ardan Academy of Dance and silent auctions. Different auctions will be held each night with a variety of items that guests will not want to miss!
Back by popular demand is McGovern’s Corned Beef and Irish fare, plus Irish soda bread and soft pretzels from the Village Baker. Irish Fest Stout, Magner’s Irish Cider, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Irish Cream and Budweiser products will also be served. Doors open at 5:30 pm both nights with music starting at 6pm. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.
The mission of the Michigan Irish Music Festival is to produce a quality Midwest Irish Music Festival that promotes Irish culture and heritage while enhancing the community through entertainment, tourism, education and philanthropy. The festival is proud to support Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and Kid’s Foot Basket with gifts of non-perishable food items and cash donations. In 2015, due to the success of the St. Pat’s Party and the Festival, the Michigan Irish Music Festival was able to do donate over 3000 pounds of food and $37,309 to these organizations.
The Michigan Irish Music Festival will return this fall, September 14-17, 2017, at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon. An additional day has officially been added to the festival with a Pub Party on Thursday, September 14th. The festival and the St. Patrick’s Party are sponsored by Mercy Health, Waddell & Reed, G&L, Family Financial Credit Union, and Budweiser. For complete Festival information visit www.michiganirish.org.