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Ore Dock Brewing Company hosts TV6 & FOX UP Business After Hours

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) — Ore Dock Brewing Company hosted the kickoff of the Marquette Area Blues Fest.

TV6 & FOX UP Business After Hours was presented with the assistance of the Lake Superior Community Partnership. The event was designed as a casual gathering for business people from Marquette County and UP

It included food, drink, raffle prizes and a live performance by the Flat Broke Blues Band. Walt Lindala, member of the Flat Broke Blues Band and director of the Marquette Area Blues Fest, explained why his band performed at the event.

“We are really happy to be here again for another year as this event really kicks off the whole blues weekend in Marquette,” Lindala said. “We’re just gonna do our thing and play some music.”

Lindala also encouraged everyone to attend Blues Fest.

“These are musicians who make a living playing for people, but they lost it for a few years with COVID,” Lindala explained. “One of the great things is when people come in, support the bands, buy merchandise and come to the shows, it means a lot. It’s artists from all over the country and all over town, so you don’t want to miss it.

Blues Fest takes place at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette Friday through Sunday. The Friday event is free. Tickets for the rest of the weekend are $60 in advance and $70 at the door.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Marquette Area Blues Society website by clicking here.