Ballads & Brews 2015

July 17-19, 2015
Veterans Memorial Park
Bay City, MI

Music has always been a very important part of Bay City’s award-winning maritime festival, Tall Ship Celebration. In 2013, TSC took its love of music one step further and created “Ballads & Brews,” an evening venue featuring international maritime and folk musicians and Michigan craft brewed beers. The inaugural Ballads & Brews event was such a success, TSC has decided to produce it every summer as a fundraiser to support the popular maritime festival that occurs every three or four years.

The schooner Appledore IV will offer public sailing opportunities throughout the weekend and organizers have extended an invitation to other tall ships that might be passing by! Ballads and Brews will also host Bay City’s first food truck rally featuring specialty food trucks and vendors from around the state! Check out the unique dishes served up by Killer Hibachi, Tamale Rose, Sweet Joy Waffles, Smokin’ J’s and Killer Griller!

Ballads & Brews 2015 will be three-days of amazing music and merriment in the spirit of our popular maritime festival. We hope you will consider being a part of this new annual event that seeks to keep the enthusiasm of Tall Ship Celebration alive and well until the fleet returns to the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes Bay Region in 2016.

>> View the Performance Schedule

>> View the Workshop Schedule

Tall Ships Celebration 2016

Tall Ship Celebration will return in 2016! Bay City was proud to receive the 2013 Port of Year Award by Tall Ships America for the July 2013 Event. Thank you to all of our handworking volunteers for making the event such a success. See you in 2016!