The Phoenix Theory Band featured at Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

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The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson on Saturday, May 9 will feature live entertainment all day long. Guests can sample their favorite wines, beers, hard ciders and spirits while listening to awesome live music.

The Phoenix Theory is the headliner, beginning at 3 p.m. The band brings a wealth of talent and experience from their previous musical endeavors to form one of Detroit's premier cover bands, featuring members from Fifty Amp Fuse, Scoot Magoo, and Mitch Ryder. The Phoenix Theory takes listeners to new heights of musical entertainment by performing tightly rehearsed renditions of your classic rock and dance favorites from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today.

“The Phoenix Theory Band has entertained the crowd at the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest to a resounding success,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “It is fun to see people dancing in front of the stage while enjoying the great Michigan wines and beers. This is another way we continue to look for ways to expand our events and work with Pure Michigan companies.”

Be sure to visit the MIS Cares booth while you are at the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest to see the difference the speedway is making in the community. In addition, MIS Cares will have activities.

Here’s the complete schedule of events for the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson:

noon  Event gates open    
all day  Vote for your favorite winery, brewery, distillery  Experience Jackson Booth   
all day  Hot Laps sponsored by Brooklyn Ford  Pit Road  $10
12 - 7 p.m.  Retail Store Open Retail Store   
12 - 7 p.m.  Package delivery service to your car  Outside Retail Store  Free
12 - 9 p.m.  Taxi rides available to Jackson County hotel   Fares Vary
1 p.m.  Wine Pairing: Island Winery  Suite 216 $15
1:30 p.m. Beer Flight: New Holland Brewing  Suite 215  $15 
2 p.m. Wine Pairing: Round Barn Winery  Suite 217 $15 
2:30 p.m. Wine and Canvas Michigan Room $20 
3 p.m.  Welcome by event host Experience Jackson  Main Stage   
3 - 7 p.m.  Live music! The Phoenix Theory  Main Stage   
3 p.m.  Beer Pairing: Founders Brewing  Suite 216  $15 
3:30 p.m. Wine Flight: Pleasantview Winery Suite 215 $15 
4 p.m.  Wine and Canvas  Michigan Room  $20 
4 p.m.  Wine Pairing: Chateau Chantal  Suite 217  $15 
5 p.m.  Wine Pairing: Chateau Grand Traverse  Suite 216  $15 
5 p.m. Wine and Canvas  Michigan Room $20
6 p.m.  Favorite winery, brewery, distillery announced  Main Stage   
7 p.m.  Event Ends     

Advance purchase for pairings and flights is recommended. Call 800-354-1010.

The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson is a celebration of Michigan wines, beers, hard ciders, distilleries and food – all at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR’s fastest racetrack.

The craft beer craze is sweeping Michigan, making the state fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs. The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest is a great place to try all the seasonal beers that this state offers.

The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson is one of the only events that you can taste and buy at one place. The on-site retail store makes it easy for you to take home your favorite wine, beer or spirit to share with family and friends.

Michigan wineries, breweries and distilleries will also be featured, making the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson a Pure Michigan event. New in 2015, distilleries will also be featured.

Advance tickets for the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson are $30. Each ticket includes $10 worth of tasting tokens.

This event is for guests 21 and older.

Michigan International Speedway will host the inaugural SPEEDWAY STOMP™ 5K paced by Experience Jackson on Friday, May 8, the day before this year’s Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson.

Cost is $45 per runner and includes an inaugural finisher’s medal, commemorative event shirt, official timing and scoring bib and results and a ticket to the May 9 Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson. (Please note: Any age may enter the SPEEDWAY STOMP™ paced by Experience Jackson, but only guests 21 and older may use the ticket to the wine fest.)

Stay on site! Weekend camping is also available for $35 (nonelectric sites) and $50 (electric sites) in the track’s MISCamping.com Graves Farm Campground. Need an RV? A hassle-free camping option is available for the wine and brew fest at www.MIScamping.com.

Or stay nearby! Contact the Jackson County Visitors Bureau at www.experiencejackson.com for a listing of convenient hotels.

Tickets and details are available at www.MISpeedway.com or by calling 800-354-1010. Also, please visit our Twitter feed @MIWineBeerFest for information about the wine festival.

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