Buffed and Polished, Petoskey Rocks will returning in July 2017 for its sixth season!
Each Friday night will feature free carriage rides throughout Downtown, a Ghost Walk, Music in the Park, and a Movie in the Park at Dark!
Tickets are required for the Ghost Walk and can be purchased at the bottom of this page. It is $15 per person. Tickets are limited, so it is recommended to purchase early.
6-8:30 p.m. - Free Carriage Rides
7-8:30 p.m. - Music in the Park
8 p.m. - Ghost Walk Begins
Dark - Movie in the Park Begins
Music: Michigan Rattlers
Lifelong friends and Petoskey Natives, Graham Young and Adam Reed began writing music and performing together in our very own Petoskey High School. The pair regularly played every bar, café and stage in town, developing an inimitable musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more. Adam headed to Ohio for college as Graham went to Illinois, but upon graduation, Graham beckoned Adam to move to Los Angeles so they could start a band. A four-day cross-country road trip gave birth to Michigan Rattlers.
Movie: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bearcub Outfitters & the Sunglass Shoppe
Music: May Erlewine with Max Lockwood & Michael Shimmin
Some people might call May Erlewine “Michigan’s darling songbird”, but her songs have traveled far beyond her home state. One of the most prolific and passionate songwriters of her generation, May’s music has touched the hearts of people all over the world. Her words have held solace for weary hearts, offered a light in the darkness and held a lot of space for the pain and joy of being alive in these times. When she starts to sing, there’s no way around it. Welcome to the moment, everyone. May pulls from a wide variety of sounds and influences to create her unique musical landscape. You’ll hear traditional folk roots, old time country swing, soul and rock and roll but mostly she’s inspired by the hearts of the people and the one in her chest. This music is about feeling and it’s about telling life’s stories.
Petoskey District Library
Music: Oh Brother, Big Sister
Oh Brother Big Sister is an eclectic sensation! This brother and sister duo from Northern Michigan covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements. With a comfortable, comedic essence that makes you feel like you're with old friends in the comfort of your happy place; the BIG-sister-little-brother duo deliver music that encompasses a wide variety of music genres with an original acoustic sound that makes each performance an experience.
Movie: The Big Friendly Giant
Duffy's Garage and Grille
Music: The Accidentals
Billboard's Breakout Band at SXSW 2015, Huffington Post’s Sweet Sixteen of 2016, and Yahoo Music’s Top Ten Bands to Watch 2017…
Described by John Sinkevics of Local Spins as “genre-melding indie-folk,” The Accidentals (Sav Buist and Katie Larson) exhibit “a musical and lyrical sophistication that outstrips most mainstream bands.”
They’re kicking off 2017 as major label artists, having signed a record deal with Sony Masterworks to release a full-length album in the summer. Yahoo called it first – "this is the band to watch".
Movie: La La Land
*No Carriage Rides due to Sidewalk Sales
Music: The Pistil Whips
The Pistil Whips are a new duo based out of Boyne City, MI. They combine the styles of funk, blues, and jazz to make a sound all their own. Eric Dane Jaqua plays the revolutionary Farmer Foot Drums (a drum set operated with the feet only), guitar and vocals simultaneously, with William "Love" LaTournuea on sax, clarinet, keys and beatbox flute.
The Pistil Whips have played countless shows all over Michigan gaining new friends and fans on every stop of the way. They average 250 shows a year, and have given away thousands of cds to new faces. The Pistil Whips continue on their quest of spreading good vibes of funk and friendship across the land.
Movie: Finding Dory
Bearcub Outfitters & the Sunglass Shoppe
Kellerville is an Americana Duo that packs a punch. They juggle a double handful of instruments adding percussion through the use of a washboard, foot tambourine, rattles, shakers, and a floor tom. Lee even had his guitar customized to compliment his unique style of fingerpicking/percussion. This allows him to use his guitar as a bass drum while playing.
Kellerville is both real and imagined. On the edge of Lake Michigan, nestled in the crook of willow trees in Cross Village is a tiny part of town where Lee Dyer and Holly Keller both grew up playing music. After many years of separate creation they formed an original acoustic duo to bring them back to the town that wrought them, and bring a new age to the folks who came before. With songs of storytelling and personal experience, let Lee and Holly paint you a picture of home with a song. Welcome to Kellerville.
Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Craig Ryan and Murdick's Fudge
Grandpa Shorter's Gifts - Slime Nights and Face Painting every Friday night!
Twisted Olive Cafe - Live music on the patio from 6-9 pm
American Spoon Retail - Open and serving up recipe tastings until 9 pm
American Spoon Gelato - Open until 9 pm
Happy's Taco Shop at American Spoon - Open for dinner and drinks from 5-9 pm
Robert Frost Fine Footwear - Robin Fogg Trunk Show, Friday, July 21st from 12 - 8 pm
Ghost Walk Tickets
The walk begins promptly at 8 pm on the steps of the Stafford's Perry Hotel (100 Lewis Street) and will last about 60 - 90 minutes. Please meet on the steps a few minutes before 8 pm for check in. The walk is primarily outside and is rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. Tickets will be e-mailed within 24 hours of purchase (you do not have to print or bring them with you as your name will be on the registration list at check in).