Great Entertainment!

Lifetime resident Zip Fleis will open up with Zip and the Zippers with Polka music to get us all dancing in the streets!   Following Zip will be on to the stage are the Benzie Playboys, then Soul Patch and we'll close the day with Grupo Aye.  We can't wait!  Put September 15th on your calendar now and plan to be in Lake Leelanau for a great day of music, wine, food, authors and crafts.  

Zip & the Zippers

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Zip and the Zippers will open the Lake Leelanau Street Fair in Tip Top Fashion with their legendary Polkas and Waltzes. Zip Fleis has been followed by all Polka lovers in the region. Joined by his long time accompanist and his sister Tillie Fleis, Zip will be welcoming a couple of new Zippers from the local duet Dolce to the stage. We dare our visitors to not want to get up and kick up their heels, so bring your dancing shoes!

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Benzie Playboys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exWPjpWFhTM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2DA59bKgK0

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
Learn more about our sound and style

K. JONES & THE BENZIE PLAYBOYS
are bringing the roots sound of southwest Louisiana’s Creole, Cajun, and Zydeco scene to ya’ll up here in theGreat Lakes area.

THE PLAYBOYS ARE DEDICATED
to keeping the Cajun/Creole music alive with live performances for two-steppin’, waltzing, and smoking red hot zydeco dancing.

CAJUN/CREOLE FRENCH LYRICS
are common in many of the tunes we sing in the tradition of Amede Ardoin, Bois Sec, Canray Fontenot, Boozoo Chavis, John Delafose, the Balfa Brothers, Iry LeJune, Dennis McGee and many others.

THE 10 BUTTON DIATONIC ACCORDION
of K.Jones is the driving force of our music, with Jonah Powell on fiddle. Jamie Bernard is on the drums, and Doug Albright on bass. Mark Stoltz is our man on the scrubboard and tit’fer driving the beat…..Mark also gives dancing lessons parties and workshops.


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Soul Patch

Soul Patch is a conscious Groove driven, Traverse City based, assembly of brothers in sound,

Formed in late 2005, this lovable blend of spirits is nothing short of an amazing ride! Bringing a wide variety of musical influences delivered through their own brand of conscious groove, Soul Patch has logged hundreds of shows over thousands of miles to countless new and old friends. Leaning heavily on positive reggae vibes yet seamlessly infusing doses of Funk, Rock, Americana, and Soul. You're sure to find your dance frequency at a Soul Patch show!


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Grupo Aye

Grupo Ayé is a high energy brass kicking Afro=Caribbean/Salsa band. Its 10 members ignite any venue in which they perform with their hot rhythms, tight vocals and smoking brass.

Grupo Ayé was formed by Robert Mulligan, one of the most sought after percussionists/educators in the Midwest. His career includes performing and/or recording with some of the top Latin, Jazz and Pop musicians in mid-America, including Marcos Cavalcante, Steve Talaga, Andrew Lazaro’s Caribe Breeze, Aretha Franklin, Juan Daniel Castro, Orquesta Sabrosa, Orquesta Ritmo, Tumbao Bravo, Terry Lower and many others

Mulligan spent part of his childhood in Omena in Leelanau County, where his mother lives. He studied for four years at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor, spent his final year of high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, skied every winter at Sugar Loaf Resort and hosted a jazz show on the community radio station WNMC.

Grupo Ayé plays original music as well as some Latin covers. However, no matter what the song is they always apply their own stylistic touch that is AYE. They play a combination of Cuban Timba, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Latin Jazz that will get you on your feet dancing in seconds. Don’t miss this new electrifying 10 piece Latin orchestra, GRUPO AY É