Festival Info

June 30th and July 1st, Dee Stadium Houghton UPsummerFest.com 
Houghton Rotary is launching a new fundraiser this year, the U.P. Summer Fest, June 30th and July 1st celebrating U.P. Craft Beer, Brats and Bands as the main event, ice level at the Dee!  This is the inaugural year of U.P. Summer Fest replacing Seafood Fest.

It’s a Music Fest! The U.P. Summer Fest features music with roots in the Upper Peninsula.  Headliner Hannah Bethel, Country Soulful Singer and Songwriter from Houghton.  Hannah’s bringing her band, based in Nashville, up north for our event!  Outlaw’d, an “Outlaw” Country Classics and Modern Country Hits mixed with some Southern Rock.  Night Screamer, plays mostly 80’s Fist-Pumpers, songs like:  Paradise City, Don’t Stop Believing, Nothing but a Good Time, etc.  All sorts of “unplugged” favorites from artists such as Pink Floyd to John Mayer performed by Uncle Floyd and classic rock from Soundwaves.

It’s a Beer Fest! U.P. Summer Fest highlights the most popular craft beer from three top breweries in the Upper Peninsula: Keweenaw Brewing Co., Upper Hand and Blackrocks.

General Admission – Main Event Both options include $8 of tokens to spend on Craft Beer, Wine Brats, or Hot Dogs!  $15 – 1 day  OR  $20 – 2 days

The Keweenaw Roadhouse BBQ

As a replacement to our Seafood Fest Gala, we are having an Extraordinary VIP Celebration upstairs in the Dee Ballroom, The Keweenaw Roadhouse BBQ. With this BBQ ticket, you also get 2 evenings of music at the UP SummerFest.  Friday night only, the BBQ provides an exclusive dining experience in the ballroom, while enjoying the UP SummerFest music being played at the ice level.  The premium dinner features smokehouse brisket from Fitzgerald’s, half rack of baby back ribs and southern BBQ sides from the Bonfire Grill and key lime pie from Joey’s.

Reserve your Keweenaw Roadhouse BBQ Tickets Individual tickets are $50 each or buy a table for friends and colleagues

1 Table   $300

2 Tables  $575

3 Tables  $850

Reserve tables thru Marilyn Swift or Kelly Jepsen.  Or, purchase individual tickets for $50 each either online at UPsummerFest.com or thru Marilyn and Kelly.  Event is already over half sold out, so don’t delay!
It’s a Music Fest!                   It’s a Food Fest!                  It’s a Brew Fest!

Beat the Long Lines – online purchases made in advance at UPsummerFest.com, tickets and/or wrist bands will be awaiting your arrival at WILL CALL.