765 Union Street, Portland

  June  21-22-23, 2019

This page has not been updated for 2019---please check back later!

What's Happening in the 2018 Tent?

The big white tent on Father Flohe Field is the hub for all Summer Fest activities!
The tent will be bigger this year, and it's location makes it the perfect place to sit and watch all of the things that are happening around the field.  It is close enough to the Kids Karnival that you can keep an eye on the kids while they play games.  Sit inside where it's shady and watch the baseball games.  Enjoy food and beverages, too!  The Food Court is accessible from inside the tent.

Fabulous Friday

Back by popular demand, and they've added ten new songs to their performance!

  • Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  21+ only.
  • Skank will be on stage from 7:30-11:30 p.m.
  • Four Decades of Rock and Roll!
  • Food will be available from our own local food truck, Sweet Carolines BBQ
  • Beer, craft beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served in the beer tent
  • Cover charge is $5

Super Saturday

The tent is open to everyone until 6:00 p.m.   After 6:00 pm the tent is open to the over 21 crowd. Cover charge $10 after 6:00 p.m.  

  • The Food Court opens at 9:00 a.m.  Delicious homemade food will be available all day until 7:00 pm.
  • Sweet Carolines BBQ will be onsite 7:00 pm-11:30 pm  along with Plateful Spread
  • The Euchre Tournament runs from noon-2:00 p.m.


  • Rage Under Age takes the stage at 2:00 for a FREE concert that you won't want to miss.
  • Deejay Dill Pickle arrives at 3:00 p.m. for an hour-long show. This FREE dance concert is aimed at the teen crowd, but everyone will want to see him.  

Saturday night fun begins at 6:15 when El Kabong takes the stage, followed by the Journey Tribute Band from Traverse City, Michigan.  

  • This is the same band that played at the 2017 Summer Fest.  They perform throughout the tri-state area and at casinos all over Michigan. They are bringing their lights and sound teams along---this will be a professional show.
  • Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door.

50/50 Raffles every hour after 9:00 p.m.

Spectacular Sunday

Sunday Chicken/Swiss Steak Dinner begins at 11:30 a.m.

Live music on stage 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Three Husbands on the Loose.  (See additional information below)

The Hubbardston Dance Troupe will perform traditional Irish Dance from 2:00-3:00 p.m.   (See additional information below)

Raffles start at approximately 3:00 p.m.

About Our Entertainers

DJ Dill Pickle

DJ Dill Pickle is a ten year old from Mount Pleasant who has been entertaining crowds across the state with his high-energy style.  Dylan is a 5th grader at Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.

Rage Under Age

Rage Under Age is a musician band of kids in their early teens playing rock n roll hits of many decades.  They've performed at the Ionia Free Fair and many other venues.

Journey the Tribute Band

Who are they?  In their own words:  "We are a five man Journey Tribute group with the Incredible Frontman Jim Adkins aka "Ninja Dave". Not only does he look and dress the part but his vocals are literally second to none. His performances on shows like America's Got Talent and audition for the current spot in Journey shows his abillity to capture the audience!

"The multi talented musicians bringing this group together have an extensive resume playing in various groups most recently such as Common Cents, Re-Booted and Powerplay. The vocals of Steve, Charlie and Kevin are so good that you will think you are listening to the original Group. 

"With the recent addition of Jeff Adamick on the drums "The Journey" will take you from the begining to the end and back with all the hits you remember!"

El Kabong

El Kabong is a classic rock cover bands, covering tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. We are known for cover dance tunes, strong vocals and harmonies, and power driving guitars. WARNING-- NO FREEBIRD.

Band Members:  
Mark Mauren: Guitars, Bass, vocals
Scott Koster: Lead Guitar, vocals
Jerry Krause: Bass, Keys, Tuba, vocals
Mike Willemin: Drums, NO VOCALS


SKANK is a Michigan based rockband playing 4 decades of the most definitive "sleaze" rock hits ever written. It's a wild ride of "over the topness"

Three Husbands on the Loose

“Three Husbands On The Loose” is a trio of very old friends from Ionia: Bryan Kimble, David McCord, and Doug Trumble.  In the mid-1970s, they formed a band called “Glass Freeway.”

But then came those features of life like wives, kids, jobs, mortgages and such that began to pull them away from the band. So they each went their separate way for a while, dabbling in other distractions. Until a few years ago, one fateful day, the three of them picked up their instruments at the same time and started reminiscing. “Remember this one?” And, lo and behold, it was fun!

Three Husbands on the Loose have become a mainstay of the final day of Summer Fest, performing each year since 2008.  

Hubbardston Dance Troupe

The Hubbardston Dance Troupe is a community based dance troupe out of Hubbardston, MI. They have 60 dancers in the troupe this year, including a younger troupe called the Sprites, which is made up of dancers between the ages of 3-7. 

They dance because they love to and because they love to keep the Irish heritage alive! They perform throughout the Hubbardston area, as well as all across Michigan. 

Come see us them at Summer Fest!