Drive South brings together two seasoned musicians known most recently as the core of country band Sister Wilene. Vocal duets, featuring tight harmony singing, are the perfect match for Brown’s original American roots music. Drive South…You won’t regret it!
Gopherwood is pleased to present one of our favorite performers, Willy Porter with singing partner Carmen Nickerson, in a special House Concert. Willy Porter is perhaps best known as a down tuned six string wonder, but as a singer and a writer, and as a showman, he merits equal regard…
We are sad to announce that the North American Snow Festival (NASF) will not be held this coming February as it has the past 35 years, HOWEVER, the good news is many of the individual events that have lived under the NASF umbrella for so many years are still planning to live on! Please stay tuned to this page in coming weeks and months as we will be sharing information to keep you up to date on those individual events throughout the winter season.
More good news: this Facebook page will also continue on! It will be used as a way to connect our fans with information about recreation on our local trail systems - a nod to the history from which this festival originally started (snowmobiling). So stay tuned for that as well 🙂
The following event details have been confirmed to date: * Organizers of the annual Cadillac Area Silent Observer Chili Cook-off are rescheduling their competition for the same night as the Silent Observer hockey game at the Wexford Civic Center on Feb. 22nd, 2020. The format of this event will basically remain the same as it has in previous years.
* Pilgrims Village Fishing Shop will hold their annual fishing tournament on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. Contact them directly for details on registration.
* The Oasis Family Resource Center Polar Dip will also be scheduled as normal, on Feb. 1st. Anyone interested in learning more can call the Oasis office at (231) 775-7299.
* The Miss Cadillac NASF Pageant will continue, though it may renamed "Miss Cadillac" and resettled as a new event within another popular annual community festival moving forward.
More details will be shared as we learn them... Thank you all for the support over the years, thousands of volunteer hours and lots of fun NASF memories - we sure had a good run! 💙❄️ ... See MoreSee Less
Here's our NASF Queen Skyelar Hibbs with Governor Gretchen Whitmer at this morning's 42nd annual Governor's Breakfast in Cadillac!Miss Cadillac NASF NASF - North American Snow Festival ... See MoreSee Less
Hook-laden pop with a kaleidoscopic array of worldly influences, The Ragbirds exhibit a gleeful disregard for contemporary folk-rock convention.The five-piece project is clearly built around the multi-talented Erin Zindle, who is proficient in a variety of stringed instruments.
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On October 9-10, 2015, Cadillac will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the KISS Homecoming at Cadillac High School. The legendary rock band KISS visited the small town of Cadillac in 1975 to connect with their football team and perform a concert in the gym, a story that has become iconic in Rock and Roll history.
This year’s homecoming coincides with the 120th Anniversary of Cadillac Viking football, so special festivities are being planned. The weekend will include: The homecoming football game, KISS-themed additions to the homecoming parade, a re-creation of the concert in the gym (featuring the World’s Best KISS Tribute Band – Mr. Speed), the unveiling of a permanent KISS monument, walking tours of KISStorical markers at significant spots around town, promotions by local businesses, and much more.
Joy Vandrie, Director of the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau, expects the weekend will have great appeal to KISS fans. “This event will garner world wide attention and not only attract many visitors to Cadillac for this unique weekend, but also establish Cadillac as a permanent KISS tourism destination.”
The KISS Cadillac Homecoming is a collaborative event with Cadillac Area Festival & Events, Cadillac Area Public Schools, the Cadillac Viking Athletic Boosters, and the Cadillac Band Boosters. All NET proceeds from the event will benefit the two booster clubs.
A committee of local citizens and many volunteers are working hard to make this event a success. Committee member Jim Neff, the person responsible for bringing KISS to Cadillac in 1975, adds: “We have the total backing of KISS and their management at McGhee Entertainment. The goal for everyone involved is to do something positive for the City of Cadillac and the students at Cadillac High School.”
A schedule of events, ticket information for the KISS tribute concert featuring Mr. Speed, sponsorship opportunities, and ways for KISS fans to donate to the monument fund will be announced soon.
KISS Cadillac Homecoming 40th Anniversary – Instagram Photos
Here are the latest photos of the KISS Cadillac Homecoming via Instagram (hashtag #kisscadillac). Do you have an instagram account? Tag your KISS Cadillac Homecoming instagram photos with #kisscadillac and they will appear here in our KISS Cadillac Homecoming Instagram Photo Stream.
Join us to enjoy a unique and scenic tour of Northern Michigan in the springtime!
Tickets – $25 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 6 to 12, children 6 and under are free.
Tickets are available at the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau, ONLY cash or checks will be accepted. Sale starts Wednesday, April 20th at 9am. Please note, ticket quantities are limited – day of purchases may not be available! (more…)
Set on 100+ acres of pristine farmland and surrounded by natural hardwoods within the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament to pure north country peace and celebration.
Hoxeyville boasts two stages featuring national touring artists, as well as the best and brightest Michigan talent. With an intimate capacity of three thousand and an amazing lineup, 2016 is not to be missed!
The site is strategically located near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River—a national wild and scenic river—world class blue-ribbon trout stream and a renowned paddle sports playground. Kestelwoods restaurant, party store and campground is a convenient five minute walk from the festival grounds.
Festival entrance opens at 10 a.m. on Friday August 19.
Early Bird ticket holders will not be allowed in on Thursday, August 18. No early entry will be allowed, please do not arrive early.
Wristbands must be worn at all times while on the festival site—no exceptions.
You will be charged double the face value ticket price if you are on site without a wristband and possibly charged with trespassing and ejected.
All sales are final.
No refunds will be issued. This is a rain or shine event.
The initial lineup of artists confirmed for this year’s event include:
Joshua Davis Quartet
Luke Winslow King
Airborne or Aquatic
Horseshoes & Hand…
Lindsay Lou & FB
Eggs Bernard & the Electrons
Whistle Stop Revue
Big Dudee Roo
Nik James &
Cold Tone Harvest
Gifts or Creatures
Mark Lavengood’s Bluegrass Experience
Herb & Hanson
Deep Fried Pickle Project
Hoxeyville is postponed to our traditional weekend in 2021, August 13-15.
We held out hope that within this 60 day window our outlook would be more reassuring—but the inevitable truth is that large scale events and social distancing cannot coexist, and we cannot guarantee the health and safety of our patrons, staff, artists, vendors and volunteers in the face of Covid-19.
All tickets will be honored for 2021. Volunteer shifts remain the same, and all confirmed vending spaces will be held.
Hoxeyville has always been ferociously independent and free from corporate sponsorship. This means most years we break even if we do at all—5-13 truth be told.
You are essential to the livelihood of all musicians and artists you support. YOUR support makes everything possible.
Due to Covid-19, current ticket sales simply do not cover the cost of producing Hoxeyville. We are asking you to hold onto your tickets a little while longer. This offers more time to plan an epic trip to the Northwoods with your family and friends, and grants us more time to learn and implement necessary features to help safeguard the fun—whatever the future brings.
2021 tickets will go on sale this fall. If you cannot attend next year, you are welcome to gift or sell your tickets to family or friends. We encourage you to use our Facebook events page to post tickets available. We will happily transfer orders to the new ticket holders.
If you are interested in donating your tickets to our fund for individuals and families that would truly benefit from a safe and positive weekend musical experience, please contact us. We quietly provide this opportunity to those nominated each year.
We hope you can use this gift of time to make new summer memories with your families—we can’t wait to make more with all of you.
You have one of the best festivals, and I have no doubt everyone will continue to support you next year and in future years to come! I know I will!! Much love ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🕺
Love you all! I applaud you all for making such a hard decision but the correct decision. It’ll just make next years return that much sweeter! Can’t wait 😊
What a difficult decision, and I know how your hearts are torn. It is the right decision, despite how much we will miss our special time in the forest in August. We love you!
I know this was a difficult decision.
Thank you for making the responsible choice for all of our friends and family.
I love your guys and Team Hoxey.❤️
I was hoping this would be my first Hoxeyville. The universe blessed me with a weekend on those grounds with some of my best friends last month however so im not completely heartbroken. But still this hurts. And I will see you in 2021 Hoxeyville! 💞
Completely understandable. Thank you for prioritizing the health and safety of your community <3 We will see you next year!
Very tough but good decision..next year will be even “sweeter”....🎶🌀💚
Sad to hear but not surprised. Hopefully things will be better next year👍
Understandable. We wish our Hoxeyville family a healthy and safe 2020, and can't wait to see y'all next year!
It's sad but not surprising. I think you made the best decision for fellow Hoxieville-ers. See you in 2021.
You made the very best choice for all of us. Thank you guys for everything, you know we will be at 2021! Love you!💜🙏🏽💜
Big hugs Hoxeyville family!!!! You will be in my heart until we meet again. Then I hope to hug the heck out of you alll in person. ❤️😊✌️🌈Love The Arch’s
I knew this was coming but DANG! We love our Hoxeyville experience every year.
Very sad but understandable😢.
Feeling sad about this but better to all come back safe next year! Sending Hoxeyville love...❤️❤️❤️
We will miss this weekend of pure joy this year and look forward to next year.
So sad but not surprised. This is my favorite weekend of the year. Will be looking forward to next year
Couldn’t make it this year but now very excited for next year! 💪😎
We love our sweet Hoxey family. ❤️
Oh no I was so hoping you could go for it!! Maybe do an October fest.
I knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make reading this any easier. 😢 See you in 2021! 💗 🎶
Can’t wait to be with you all in 2021! Stay safe and healthy out there💜
Don't miss the final online edition in our Kid's Concert Series, starring the one and only Deep Fried Pickle Project Jug Band this Sunday, May 31 at 2PM EST! Tune in right here on our facebook page. Feel free to bring along any kazoos, pots, pans, shakers and noise-makers for their interactive show. ... See MoreSee Less
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5K & 10K:
14 & under | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 I 70-74 I 75-79 I 80-84 I 85 and over
Cadillac Adventure Triathlon:
14-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 I 70-74 I 75-79 I 80-84 I 85 and over
Stand Up Paddleboard:
The SUP will race the same triangle course as the Kayak portion of the Adventure Triathlon (see map below). Timing will be done via a timing chip for accuracy. First place awards only for this event in all age groups for both male and female categories.
SUP Age groups are as follows:
15-25 | 26-35 | 36-45 | 46-55 | 55 & over
Kids Fun Run:
This race lets everyone in on the fun! These age appropriate distances provide fun for the racers and great photo ops for parents and grandparents. Start the running flame in your future Olympian. All racers receive a runners bib and a “finishers medal.” The Kids Fun Run and events are free.
2016 is the 44th year of the 10K, the longest continually running 10K in Michigan. The “festival” will include vendors and live music. Come join us!
When: Saturday September 3rd, 2016
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Where: Cadillac City Park & Rotary Pavilion area on Lake Street – Cadillac, MI
We are sorry to report the Cadillac Festival of Races is cancelled for 2019. We have seen a steady decline in participants over the last 4-5 years and this year is no exception. Please know if you have already registered to run/bike/board or if your business has so generously sponsored, you will received a full refund. If anyone has questions, they can be directed to our email address email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
This post is getting an enormous amount of eyeballs and responses, which is heart warming, but why do the 3770 people that saw this not sign up and participate?
It’s not like we don’t want to do the race...
Karen Shuboy Sullivan, gee I wonder why I quit this race 4 or 5 years ago....
That is sad. I have run this race once. I live in Owosso and we have a festival of races during our Curwood Festival. Less than 35 people finished the half this year. They may as well put a fork in that one as well. Each year the numbers go down.
I so appreciate all you and your volunteers have done to bring quality racing to Cadillac. After doing about 40 of Cadillac‘s Labor Day races, it will seem different thiis year.
A loss for our community. Longest running 10k in Michigan I believe. And one of, if not THE, first adventure type multi-sport events in Michigan. The venue, awards, race environment and support over the years have been some of the best I’ve personally experienced compared to numerous races I’ve participated in throughout the state. Thank you for the years of effort trying to maintain and grow this event in our community.
I’m just gonna live in my race shirts and weep. It was great. I wish planning and volunteering was all cheaper and easier. I’ve always wished we could have a mud run or obstacle race or bubble run or foam run or foam glow or anything not around here. But I know that takes lots of 💰 and lots of people and of course participants. Really sad to see the longest running 10k go bye bye. But as a volunteer for this and many organizations, I totally understand.
Absolutely loved this event! So sad to see it cancelled. I’ll miss the cool shirts too...
it was great while it lasted and THANK YOU to all that made it happen over the years!!
This post is getting an enormous amount of eyeballs and responses, which is heart warming, but why do the 1400 people that saw this not sign up and participate?
It’s not like we don’t want to do the race...
I’m so sad! I have run this race, since 2012, the year after I met my husband.
My favorite race last year and my first overall win which I'll never forget. I really liked this race and sad to see it being cancelled but understand
That's too bad😞 look forward to it every year
I would love to do it but since back surgery I don’t run anymore....I’m sorry to see it go
This is exactly what happened to the “Ride for A Cause” for our local Oasis ...it use to bring in thousands for Oasis and after a decade dwindled to nothing ... unfortunate. In Wexford county when I looked at the non-profits we were trying to support back than it was 140!! A very generous community however it’s just a rotating movement of the same money - people can’t donate or participate in everything ..
Lena Marie Tammy Wenn 😞 😞 😞
JaneJerry Sinkel 🙁
I ran in this race the last two years, and won silver in my age group last year. I had a blast and will miss this event, but I also understand the reason for cancelling it. Thank you Gus, as well as all the volunteers, for putting on such a fun and exciting race. Hopefully, this event can make a comeback at some point.
Really? I'm surprised that it has declined so much.
I’m sorry to see it’s ended...
But honestly today is the first time I’ve ever heard about the race,and I’ve lived in Cadillac for 8 years and lake city for 25 before that...I’m just wondering if maybe there wasn’t enough people aware of it? Because I’ve talked to many others that have also never known about it and they are also from the area...
You can’t even just put on a 5k or the 10k? This is the longest running 10k. That would be terrible to just end that like that
I was planning on signing up in the next few weeks. Great race! 😢
I'm sad and disappointed, but understand the enormous amount of resources it takes for an event like this. I had planned to participate in the adventure tri, shame on me for not registering early to show support for this event.
Thanks for the years of races!
We think there are simply too many competing events in the region and interest has changed from races in our format to “color runs” mud runs and obstacle course racing.
We’ve seen a very sharp decline in registrations and sponsorship, to the point we had to decide to either loose a lot of money or pull the plug. We are a non profit that has donated to worthy causes in our community over the years. It is really unfortunate to see it end after a very very long continuous “run”
Cadillac Festival of Races presented a check for $4000 to Single Track Sisters Fat Bike Team yesterday. They will use the money to buy much needed tools & equipment and they hope to expand the team! We were also able to donate to After 26, Cadillac Jaycees and Full Potential Adventures. Thank you again to everyone who sponsored, donated, participated and volunteered! We are able to do some really great things for our community because of you! ... See MoreSee Less