Calendar – Holidays – U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association’s 42nd Annual Labor Day Weekend Show – Sept. 1-4

August 29, 2017

Escanaba – The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association’s 42nd Annual Labor Day Weekend Show will be held Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 4 at the U.P. State Fair Grounds in Escanaba.

Show hours are:
Friday, September 1: (Preview Day) noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 3: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, September 4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s feature will be Ford, Fordson, and Ferguson equipment. Displays will include antique tractors, antique farming equipment, gas and steam engines, many demonstrations, and a daily tractor parade at 1 p.m. and the engine Crank UP will be at 2 p.m.

The Agricultural Museum will be open, as well as the Antique Village. There will be a flea market, a gun and knife show, and an antique auto show. Also, many food vendors will be on hand.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – 14th Annual Marquette Area Blues Festival – Sept. 1-3

August 29, 2017

Marquette – The 14th Annual Marquette Area Blues Festival will be held Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.

The festival will kick off with a free concert on Friday night with Tweed Funk at 6 p.m. and Erin Jaimes and Dylan Bishop at 8 p.m.

Saturday, a ticketed event, will feature Tyler Detloff at 1 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Blues Trust at 2:30 p.m., Felix Reyes and Paul Linden at 4 p.m., Marquise Knox at 6 p.m. and Thornetta Davis at 8 p.m.

Sunday, a ticketed event, will feature The Occasions at 1 p.m., Mid-Nite Storm at 2:30 p.m., Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal at 4 p.m., Shawn Holt and the Teardrops at 6 p.m., and Toronzo at 8 p.m.

In addition to great Blues music throughout the weekend, there will be a wide array of delicious foods, arts and crafts, interactive artist workshops, blues merchandise, and a fully stocked beverage tent with a great selection of local craft brews, imported and domestic favorites as well as a selection of wines.… Read the rest