Event organizers say it will be “WILDER THAN EVER”
The Elberta Solstice Festival is back for its 12th year, Saturday June 21, 2014! Join the teeming masses of music and food buffs descending on our magical village amid the dune bluffs of Lake Michigan for a grassroots music festival with local food, beer, games, and Michigan’s best beach, and other attractions to amaze and astound you, all capped off with one of the premier fireworks displays in the region. Benzie County’s number one music festival is family friendly, quirky, cutting edge, and eco-conscious, with some of the best bands, craft beverages and artisanal food around.
This year we have fabulous favorites and fantastic new voices on the main stage: THE ACCIDENTALS, ALFREDO, MEDICINAL GROOVE, E MINOR, THE STANDING HAMPTONS, BLAKE ELLIOTT & THE ROBINSON AFFAIR, K. JONES & THE BENZIE PLAYBOYS, BLUE DIRT, SOUL PATCH, and late at night, G SNACKS. Favorite attractions are back, including the bounce house and GROSS FOOD EATING CONTEST, kids games from 2pm to 5pm, and all new this year, all the way from Detroit, WOOD-E THE CLOWN, MAGICIAN KEITH STICKLEY, and ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS with the infamous GHETTO GATORS. While your reptile brain is turned on, gorge yourself on food by Elberto’s Taqueria, Conundrum Café, the Cabbage Shed, and many others, and wash it all down with local beverages by St. Ambrose and Acoustic Mead and your fave lagers inside the beer tent.
Take advantage of FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE between Solstice Fest and Frankfort’s Art Fair and Antique Car Show. Stay on into the beautiful bayside night for the awesome WOLVERINE fireworks display. Don’t miss this northern Michigan hometown extravaganza on the wild side of Betsie Bay. 12 noon to 2 am, Saturday June 21st, at Elberta’s Historic Waterfront Park on old M-168.
Free Shuttle Stops
The Benzie Bus will be doing a FREE shuttle to and from the Solstice Festival and Frankfort from 10am-6pm The bus stops are:
• Frankfort High School
• Frankfort Elementary
• Graceland Fruit
• Fifth st. And Main in Frankfort
• In front of the pavilion at the Elberta Waterfront Park
The bus driver cell phone number to text or call for a pick up is 930-8100.
Free shuttle to Elberta and Frankfort events on June 21 from 10am-6pm