Monday, July 6, 2009

The Homestead Announces Top of the Mountain Concert

Three of Northern Michigan’s most noted musical artists are gathering on Tuesday, July 14 for a “Top of the Mountain Concert” at The Homestead -- America’s Freshwater Resort, in Glen Arbor. Pat Niemesto, Chris Skellenger and Andre Villoch will all perform between 7 and 9pm.

Pat Niemesto - As a member of the New Third Coast -- a trio of musicians who come together to deliver a unique Power Folk, Leelanau County style sound -- Pat Niemesto takes the lead on bass, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and vocals, as well as contributing to the group’s eclectic and refreshing songwriting. The strong three-part harmonies, combined with diverse instrumental musical expression, have created a large following throughout Northwestern Lower Michigan and beyond. (

Chris Skellenger - Long noted as a songwriter/solo performer, singer/guitarist with the original Third Coast band, and now a group called Three Hour Tour, Chris Skellenger’s day job is in landscaping with the North Coast Nursery in Empire, which he owns with his wife, Susan.

Andre Villoch - For years André Villoch has performed in Michigan and Indiana as a musician, actor and comedian. As a singer/songwriter, he delivers a fun performance of original material with a percussive guitar and a lyrical voice. In 2003, André released his first album, Gum Wrapper Roses, which is now heard in 12 countries (including Antarctica). His second album, Roadworthy, was released in June 2007. (

For $10 per person, guests can ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain overlooking the breathtaking Sleeping Bear Bay and enjoy an evening with some of the best music in the Northwest. A cash bar, featuring beer, wine and soda, will be available. Tickets are available by calling 231.334.5378.

The Homestead is Northern Michigan’s largest waterfront resort community located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – a unit of the National Park Service. Along with its unmatched natural setting and miles of frontage on Lake Michigan and the Crystal River, the resort offers guest pools, tennis and golf in the summer; downhill and cross country skiing in the winter; and shops, restaurants, meeting centers and the luxurious new Spa Amira throughout all four seasons.

For more information, visit or call 231.334.5100.

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