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Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – August 31 – September 3, 2018

Grand Hotel's Labor Day Jazz Weekend

For your listening pleasure, you’re invited to enjoy the mastery of top jazz virtuosos during daytime concerts in the Tea Garden and evening performances in the Theatre. The package includes evening cocktail receptions, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, full breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. You will also enjoy a Sunday morning gospel performance on the Front Porch. Saturday and Sunday mornings you will have the unique opportunity to interact with the artists during Q&A sessions hosted by Paul Anthony. All weekend long you will be able to sit back and relax with late night performances at the Cupola Bar and The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand. Escape to America’s Summer Place for the Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in the melody of beautiful Jazz music played by some of the country’s top performers. This year presents one of our strongest performer line-ups and we hope you will join us.

ANNOUNCING 2018 PERFORMERS

Presenting The Four Freshmen Friday evening for the opening performance in the Theatre

The Four Freshmen

We are proud to announce The Four Freshmen will be opening the weekend Friday evening in the Theatre. Since their inception in 1948, The Four Freshmen have continued to tour worldwide, entertaining audiences year round. In 1948, four young men created a sound that forever changed the way vocal jazz harmony was heard and performed. Known as The Four Freshmen, the group started with two brothers, Don and Ross Barbour, their cousin Bob Flanigan, and friend Hal Kratzsch. Thus, the original Four Freshmen was born and began touring, playing bowling alleys and small clubs across the country. Today the group includes Bob Ferreira, Jonathan Gaines, Tommy Boynton, and Stein Malvey. Bob joined in 1992 and sings the bass vocal part and plays drums. Stein joining the Freshmen in 2013, sings the 2nd part and plays guitar. Jon, joining the Freshmen in 2017 sings the 3rd part and plays trumpet. Tommy, joining the Freshmen in 2015, sings the lead vocals and plays bass. You may recognize one of their biggest hits with Capital Records called “It’s a Blue World.” We look forward to welcoming this jazz quartet to Grand Hotel.

Saturday performances by Cécile McLorin Salvant and Paquito D’Rivera

Cécile McLorin Salvant

We are excited to welcome to Grand Hotel for the first time 2017 GRAMMY® award winner vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. Cécile won this year’s GRAMMY® award for Best Jazz Vocal, after also winning in 2016. She first made waves in the jazz world when, at the urging of her mother, she entered the most prestigious jazz vocal competition in the world. She made it to the finals as their youngest performer and was selected by an illustrious panel of judges – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, and Al Jarreau – as the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition winner. In 2013, she made her Mack Avenue Records debut with WomanChild, garnering a GRAMMY® Award-nomination, NPR Music’s pick for “Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year,” and three placements in DownBeat’s critic’s poll as “Jazz Album of the Year,” “Top Female Vocalist,” and “Best Female Jazz Up and Coming Artist of the Year,” among many other accolades. Her 2015 follow up release, For One To Love, won the GRAMMY® Award for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.”

Her music has been featured in multiple Chanel “Chance” campaigns and is included in the soundtrack for HBO’s acclaimed film, Bessie. New York Times Magazine included her recording of “Trolley Song” as one of “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going,” The New Yorker profiled her at age 27, Vanity Fair featured her in their “Millennials That Are Shaking Up The Jazz World” piece and Gilles Peterson included her as an “Artist to Watch” in The Atlantic. We are delighted to add Cécile’s artistic voice to the line-up this year.

Saturday evening sit back and relax with, Paquito D’Rivera in the Theatre.

Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY® awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. As an author, instructor, and performer, he is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award 2005 and the National Medal of the Arts 2005, as well as the Living Jazz Legend Award from the Kennedy Center. These are only a handful of accolades recognizing Mr D’Riveria and his jazz mastery. In 1999, and in celebration of its 500 year history, the Universidad de Alcala de Henares presented Paquito with a special award recognizing his contribution to the arts, his humane qualities, and his defense of rights and liberties of artists around the world. The National Endowment for the Arts website affirms “he has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart.” We are honored to welcome Paquito D’Rivera and his five-piece set to the stage on Saturday evening in the Grand Hotel Theatre.

Friday and Saturday evening performances at The Jockey Club with Duffy Jackson

Duffy Jackson

Duff Clark “Duffy” Jackson is a legendary swing jazz drummer. His Dad was Chubby Jackson, renowned upright bass player from Woody Herman’s Orchestra. By the age of ten, Duffy had built up quite a reputation as the “Jazz Wonderkind”, making national television Since his early years Duffy Jackson’s powerful, swinging style has driven such big name bands as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton and Illinois Jacquet. He’s also performed with such Jazz legends as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Buddy Rich and Harry “Sweets” Edison to name a few. In addition to his extensive performance and recording experiences, Duffy has been active as an educator, teaching at the University of Miami, Youngstown University, Valdosta State College, and Florida Atlantic University. He has served as guest artist/educator for the Collegiate Band Program at Walt Disney World. He conducts rhythm section and improvisational workshops for elementary, high school and college students and frequently holds Master classes for working drummers as well.


Sunday morning and evening performances by Rachael Davis.

Rachael Davis

Rachael Davis will play the Sunday morning Gospel set on the Front Porch followed by a performance at The Jockey Club that evening.

Multi-instrumentalist Rachael Davis is as renown for her expressive–and explosive–voice as she is for uniting the often desperate worlds of folk, blues, country, and pop. Over a decade career of solo albums and collaborations, the Michigan native has established herself as the best (barely) kept secret in folk music with a poise and confidence on stage–not to mention a song repertoire–that is more associated with veterans with decades of experience. The daughter of professional folk singers, as a child Davis took to harmony, piano, and ukulele early and at 8, joined the family band Lake Effect, performing regularly at folk festivals throughout her home state of Michigan and around the U.S.

Sunday afternoon performance by Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis

We are excited to welcome back Branford Marsalis who performed at Grand Hotel in 2013. Branford will take the stage Saturday afternoon in the Grand Hotel Tea Garden. Growing up in the rich environment of New Orleans as the oldest son of pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, Branford was drawn to music along with siblings Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason, all whom have performed at Grand Hotel in the past. Branford’s success includes numerous awards, including three Grammys and (together with his father and brothers) and his citation as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. He has continued to expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002 that has allowed him to produce both his own projects and those of the jazz world’s most promising artists. Classical music inhabits a growing portion of Branford’s musical universe. Branford is frequently heard with leading symphony orchestras including those in Chicago, Detroit, Dusseldorf and North Carolina as well as the New York Philharmonic. He also served as Creative Director for the Cincinnati Symphony’s Ascent series in 2012‐13. Broadway has also welcomed Branford’s contributions, including original music for a revival of August Wilson’s Fences music for The Mountaintop, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, and served as musical curator for the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. Branford is sure to provide delightful musical sound Saturday afternoon for your listening pleasure.

All Weekend with Paul Keller

Every evening in the Cupola Bar you can enjoy the bass sounds of Paul Keller. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Paul studied classical music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Today Paul is a string bassist from Metro Detroit. He has earned the nickname “The House Bass Player For The State Of Michigan” as each year he logs many miles traveling across the state to perform at various music venues. Mr. Keller is an integral part of Labor Day Jazz Weekend every year and we are excited to welcome him back.

Paul Keller
Paul Keller

View performances of this year’s artists:
Cécile McLorin Salvant

Four Freshmen

Branford Marsalis

Rachael Davis

You are encouraged to make your reservation early so you don’t miss out on what is promised to be an enjoyable weekend! Stay tuned for more information! Coming soon for 2018!

Sign up for the Grand Hotel eclub and watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates!

Have you been to a past Labor Day Jazz Weekend? Listen to Q&A podcasts of past performers by Paul Anthony below!

Paul Anthony Podcast

Weekend sponsored by:

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Stay a fourth night FREE: add a fifth night for $239* per room. Extra dates available include August 29, 30, and September 3, 4.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

      • Accommodations (fourth night free)
      • Full breakfast and dinner daily
      • Friday evening Welcome Reception
      • Friday evening Theatre performance by The Four Freshmen
      • Friday evening late night performances by Duffy Jackson and Paul Keller
      • Saturday morning Q&A session hosted by Paul Anthony
      • Saturday afternoon Tea Garden performance by Cécile McLorin Salvant
      • Saturday evening cocktail reception
      • Saturday evening Theatre performance by Paquito D’Rivera
      • Saturday evening late night performances by Duffy Jackson and Paul Keller
      • Sunday morning gospel performance by Rachael Davis
      • Sunday morning Q&A session hosted by Paul Anthony
      • Sunday afternoon Tea Garden performance by Branford Marsalis
      • Sunday evening late night performances by Rachael Davis and Paul Keller
      • All entertainment – including late night performances
      • Cookout luncheon in Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons
      • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
      • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
      • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Regular additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.

Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Arrive: Friday, August 31, 2018
Depart: Monday, September 3, 2018

Package Price:

$2,225 per couple
$1,935 single,
$599 per additional adult

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THE 61st ANNUAL MACKINAC BRIDGE WALK – September 3, 2018

The Mackinac Bridge Authority, the St. Ignace Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce would like to make your Bridge Walk as pleasant as possible and offer the following information:

As it was for the 2017 Annual Bridge Walk, the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic form 6:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, to accommodate the 2018 Annual Bridge Walk.

No bus transportation across the bridge will be available this year. Walkers who decide to walk across the entire bridge will need to arrange their own transportation back to the end of the bridge where they started – after the bridge reopens to public traffic at noon.

There is limited parking space available west of the Mackinac Bridge Authority plaza area. Free parking and shuttle service is being provided by the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce and St. Ignace Visitor’s Bureau and is available at Little Bear East Arena.

There is no fee or registration required to participate in the walk.

The walk begins at 7 a.m. You may start walking any time after the governor’s party starts the walk at approximately 7 a.m. No one will be permitted to start after 11:30 a.m., so make sure you arrive early.

This year, the walk begins in St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula, and in Mackinaw City at the south end of the bridge in the Lower Peninsula. To participate in the walk you may:

** Walk from either end of the bridge, then turn around at the midpoint and return to the community where you started the walk. Beginning at 10 a.m., the turnaround point will be moved towards the ends of the bridge, but you may start walking up until 11:30 a.m.

** Walk from either end of the bridge, and continue across to the other side. This option is most like previous bridge walks. However, since bus transportation across the bridge will not be available, walkers who choose this option will need to arrange for their own transportation back across after the bridge reopens at noon. Walkers who do not reach the midpoint of the bridge before 10 a.m. will be turned back.

** Walk from either end of the bridge, continuing across to the other side, then walking back to the end of the bridge you started from. This options will mean a 10-mile round trip for participants. If walkers in this option do not reach the midpoint of the bridge on their return trip by 10 a.m. will be turned back.

Walkers will use the left-hand outside paved lane as they walk onto the bridge, regardless of which end of the bridge they start from. Walkers who turn back at the midpoint will turn right, then return using the opposite side outside paved lane. Walkers who choose to cross the entire bridge will stay in the left-hand outside paved lane all the way across.

The Michigan State Police and other official personnel will be available in the event of an emergency. Please note, there are no restrooms on the bridge and the average length of time to walk the bridge is about two hours. Portable toilets will be located in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City.

Baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on the bridge during the walk. Prohibited items include signs, banners, umbrellas, bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, wagons and similar types of devices. With the sole exception of working service dogs, no animals are allowed. Walkers must stay away from bridge railings and the center mall which divides the walkers from the vehicular traffic. Except for pre-qualified, registered participants in the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Run, no running or racing is permitted on the bridge. Playing tag on the bridge is not permitted and no smoking on the bridge, please. For information on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Run, please go to www.michiganfitness.org or contact the Governor’s Council at 517-347-7891.

You will receive a numbered bridge walk certificate at the completion of your walk. Certificates will be distributed at both ends of the bridge.

Individuals under the age of 18 should have the permission of a parent or guardian to participate in the walk. Any two or more people walking together should make plans for a meeting place in the event that they become separated during the walk.

Disclaimer of liability: Before beginning the walk, all participants should carefully determine that they are physically fit and medically able to participate in the annual walk since the physical strain of the walk could lead to serious health problems. Participants should also understand that walking involves risks of injury from falls due to the surface condition of the bridge, contact with other participants, and the effects of weather including high heat and/or humidity. THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, MACKINAC BRIDGE AUTHORITY, ST. IGNACE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MACKINAW AREA CHAMBER OR COMMERCE, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS ASSUME NO OBLIGATIONS WITH REGARD TO SUCH RISKS AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY WALKER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL WALK.

As in the past, persons who need reasonable accommodations due to disability may contact the Mackinac Bridge Authority by Aug. 31, 2018 at 906-643-7600. TTY users may call the Michigan Relay Center at 800-649-3777.

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Mackinac Bridge – Photos From Instagram

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Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 11 – October 29, 2018

2018 Maze Season: Aug. 11 – Oct. 29

Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan!

This fall at Jacob’s Corn Maze, we’re celebrating the state that we call home with this year’s Pure Michigan theme. Join us at our 10-acre corn maze as we pay tribute to the Great Lakes State. Now that’s Pure Michigan.

Hours

    • Everyday | 10:00am to 6:00pm

Beginning Sept 14

  • Sunday – Thursday | 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday | 10:00am to 9:00pm

Rates

General Admission $12.00
Children ages 5-11 $8.00
Under 4 Free
Groups of 20 or more $9.00 per person

Jacob’s You-Pick

Click links at the bottom of this page under “Currently Available at Jacob’s Farm” for information on fruit that is now ripe for picking!

Hours

Open June through October

Every Day: Dawn – Dusk (Self-Serve)

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Jacob’s Corn Maze On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Jacob’s Corn Maze Page On Facebook.

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Sunday September 23rd, 2018 - 8:24 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

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Honey Crisp!!!

 

Comment on Facebook

Yum, the best

I can smell this photo

My fave

Jodi! 🍎

Sunday September 23rd, 2018 - 8:22 am

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Comment on Facebook

Looks like fun was had!

Monday September 10th, 2018 - 8:54 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

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Comment on Facebook

Do you have the tractor rides yet?

What kind of apples do you have right now?

Mike, Ashley is my lovely niece!!

Alicia Rikli we should do this!

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Sunday September 9th, 2018 - 9:56 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

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Saturn (donut) Peaches are ready!!

 

Comment on Facebook

Can’t eat just one!

Are the honey crisps ready????❤️

Are the Saturn peaches 'you pick' today?

I've never seen those before! They look delicious! 🙂

those are really cool looking and great for kids to eat.

Never heard of them!!! Look yummy!!

Those peaches are addictive!

LUV EM----THANKS!!!!!!

Yum those are yummy!

Michael DeFayette

Samantha Bruce John

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Thursday September 6th, 2018 - 10:27 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

It’s officially fall! Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy it with your friends and family. We have an awesome design at Jacobs Corn Maze this year! ... See MoreSee Less

It’s officially fall! Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy it with your friends and family. We have an awesome design at Jacobs Corn Maze this year!

 

Comment on Facebook

Is it open now?

Tammi Norton-Willoughby next weekend

Marcy Speights Sawatzki when I went to TC this happens to be the best corn maze ever!!

Nicole Cockrell come back and we'll do this one with the kids😁

Zach Barker can we go

Jeffrey, ready to guide? 😂

Jessica Cavanaugh we should do this one

Jennifer Lea Lewis field trip idea 💡 😊

What a great maze!!!!

So cool

Wow

Justin Paul James Thiebaut Crystal Coon Chayanne Coon

Gary Schemke, can we please go this year

Jim Guy

Joshua Schooley

Cassandra Hardy

Jill Lienczewski

Jack Minder

Travis Jacobson

Jesus Chuey

Jen Kalchik

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Jacob’s Corn Maze – Photos via Instagram

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