Entertainers

Pete Kehoe

Pete Kehoe is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & award-winning composer. His acoustics cover styles from folk to funk, rock, and pop to blues. Pete regularly performs a solo acoustic act at some of the biggest resorts in the midwest, playing a mix of clever, off-the-beaten-path covers and originals. He's played with and/or opened for such diverse artists as CeCe Peniston, Humble Pie, The Romantics, Rick Derringer, Edwin McCain, Aaron Lewis (Staind), Hootie & The Blowfish, Colbie Caillat, and more. His brilliant music and welcoming personality will quickly make you feel as though you've come to visit a friend. 

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Wixie Harrington

Wixie Harrington has quickly become a crowd-pleaser. Melissa's vocal stylings paired with Mark's instrumentals will leave you speechless. This duo can really get the boat rocking and it won't be long before you're dancing and singing too. 

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Paul Bedour

Paul is a longtime Island favorite entertainer who's performed at the Pink Pony and other venues. He plays his acoustic guitar while rocking out to your favorite hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

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DJ Mike Williford / Northern Entertainment Consultants

DJ Mike is certified by the American Disc Jockey Association & has entertained Mackinac Island visitors for almost 20 years with his fantastic people skills & phenomenal music selections.

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Myk Rise

Myk is an entertainer who has performed throughout his home state of Michigan as a solo artist and as a member of various incarnations of his band for over 30 years. His repertoire includes over 500 songs from the 50's on up to the present.

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Chris Calleja

Chris Calleja performs a wide variety of your favorite songs. Chris departed metro Detroit for Nashville in 1995 to pursue musicianship full-time as a member of various bands. He’s since moved to northern Michigan to share his solo performance talents, and this is your opportunity to catch him live!

Chimney Rock Band

Mackinac Island’s very own Chimney Rock Band. Myk, Tom & Bill are small-town famous for their 60’s and 70’s classic rock shows. Guitarist/singer Myk Rise, a 20-year performance veteran, has over 600 tunes in his songbook. Drummer/singer Bill Newland is an accomplished musician from Harbor Springs. Bass player Tom Chambers is an Islander and boasts his first Rock & Roll gig on the Island back in 1969. This band is well known and locally loved for their popular tunes.

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Michelle Chenard

Michelle Chenard is a veteran singer/songwriter who has been continually voted a favorite in Northern Michigan as Best Solo Performer, Best of the Best and more in Northern Express, Northern Michigan’s largest newsweekly. She released her first music video, Blade, with critical acclaim and to a packed house at City Park Grill, a well-known music venue in Petoskey, Michigan, in the spring of 2012. The same year she scored a Michigan Emmy® Award for the musical score on the TV documentary Sacrifice and Honor: A Tribute to our Northern Michigan Veterans. She continually performs hundreds of shows statewide each year. In addition to her ambitious performance schedule, Michelle founded Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop with her brother from another mother, Pete Kehoe; has been writing and recording with country artist Julianne Ankley; and performing with her band, Blood Sisters.

Singing and playing guitar since she was seven years old, it’s no surprise that Chenard has garnered such respect and accolades.

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Charlie Reager

Charlie has been playing music all of his life. Meeting and sharing the stage with many national acts, most notably Willie Nelson, has given Charlie a very exciting career. After singing and playing drums with Uncle Ugly for over 20 years, he went solo. Charlie can be found playing guitar and singing throughout the Straits area. 

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Mike Ridley

Mike is known throughout Michigan for his great live performances in popular local taverns. This talented performer's song parodies are always well crafted and highlight his musicianship. His interactive music sets are guaranteed to be the life of the party. It is always a night to remember when Mike Ridley is in town. Want to hear the parody song that fits your city and/or your college? Want to have some good laughs and hear some good music? Ridley is your Michigan Man. Get your Attitude Checked here!

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Gabi Bowditch

Gabi Bowditch is an energetic musician who loves to engage with those around her as she incorporates all genres, decades, and styles of music into one entertaining acoustic set. Playing your favorites from country to classics and everything in between, she is a versatile musician known for her fun performances and funky style from the shores of the Great Lakes to the Pacific. 

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Will Springsteen

Will Springsteen is a local singer/songwriter. While he mostly plays in the Straits of Mackinac region, he can be heard occasionally at various venues, festivals, and events throughout the state and the country. Will's jams include rock, country, and folk, including hit favorites and original material. Outside of his solo performances, you may have seen him playing with The Springsteen Brothers and The Moon Howlers. Native to St.Ignace, Will’s been a local favorite on the Northern Michigan music scene since 2008.

Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen attended Musicians Institute right out of high school in Hollywood, California.  Over the years, he has developed numerous styles of singing a wide range of music genres, including jazz, blues, classic rock, pop, classic country, modern country, and top 40 hits.  His musical range is so eclectic he always keeps the crowds guessing at what he will sing next

Trenton & Emily

Trenton Von Klingler & Emily Springsteen bring you American Roots Music & Acoustic Variety. Both lifelong musicians, Trenton previously performed in the Greater Lansing Area with bluegrass band, Blitz Creek, and Scrambled Eggs, a gospel group. Catch him slicing up the guitar, dobro, mandolin, or banjo at any given show. Emily was trained vocally right here in St Ignace by the late-great Martin Bell, before she sailed off to the tropics and launched her solo vocalist/guitarist career in Key West. With music genres incorporating Traditional, Singer-Songwriter and Nashville Classics, Trenton & Emily will show you a down-home experience.