The Intersection, located at 133 Grandville Avenue Southwest in Grand Rapids, is where music lives. They offer live music, presenting some of the best bands in the area. Artists include Dayglow, Benny the Butcher, Bass Country, Jinjer, The Cadillac Three, Michigan Rattlers, Fozzy, and more. They have also featured national recording acts like Old Dominion, Chase Rice and more.
Ore Dock Brewing Company began during a 4,000 mile road trip across the western portion of the country. Andrea and Wes Pernsteiner, founders of the brewery, often visited local breweries when they traveled, feeling as if local breweries gave them a taste of the local area. This road trip was no exception, but the couple found themselves yearning for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They decided to create one of their own in Marquette in a downtown historic building. It is believed the building was constructed in 1864 and used as a grocery and granary as well as a Chinese laundry on the second floor. A fire destroyed the building in 1868 along with much of the downtown area, leading the town to forbid the construction of any building using wood. Today, the building shows evidence of the ornate sandstone work that was used to reconstruct it after the fire. You can find the brewery at 114 Spring Street in Marquette.
The Ark, located at 316 South Main Street in Ann Arbor is one of the top music clubs in the world. Despite seating for 400, the venue feels intimate and presents a wide range of musical genres. They offer live music over 300 nights per year in an establishment with outstanding acoustics. Not only do they present well-known musical acts, but they also try to nurture rising artists as well.
Schuberg’s Bar and Grill is known for good food, good times, and a relaxed atmosphere. Locals gather there to meet up with friends, former college roommates, and family. The bar has not changed over its long history with pine-covered walls and original, locally built furnishings. They are located at 109 North Michigan Avenue in Big Rapids.