Summer Kickoff June 2 with John Gorka & Lynn Miles

The 2018-2019 Sleder’s “On the Porch” Concert Series concludes on June 2 with a summer kickoff concert.  “New folk” singer-songwriter John Gorka will perform at 7:00 pm with special guest Lynn Miles.  John Gorka has 14 critically acclaimed albums and has had collaborations with Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DeFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, and many others.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!  Bring your mom to Sleder’s for her favorite food and a special Mother’s Day celebration featuring the all-women, American roots band, Stella! The concert begins at 3:00 pm on our Victorian-style porch, a perfect acoustic listening room and warm setting for sharing some special moments with moms.  Read more about Stella! here. 

Vance Gilbert Returns May 5!

Sleder’s Tavern is delighted to be hosting a return performance by Vance Gilbert.  Vance burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics.  Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records […]

This Sunday! The Dūges Open for Legendary Folk Troubadour Bill Staines

Spring is here and music is in the air! Come delight in the glory of it this Sunday, March 31 on the porch at Sleder's! The Dūges will be opening for legendary folk troubadour Bill Stains at 4 pm. Tickets are on sale now.  The Dūges, Garrison Wilson and Doug Moser, are a musical duo whose selections range from classic folk, rock, and pop to [...]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Sleder’s!

Join us for a fun St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 17 at Sleder's! The tavern is decorated for St. Patrick's Day, so come enjoy a Guinness and homestyle meal at the tavern this weekend. On Sunday, we will be serving our classic, Irish-American Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Dinner from noon until 9 pm. Sunday, on the porch at 5:00 pm, the phenomenal Steel [...]

Bill Staines Spring Concert with Opening Act: The Dūges, March 31

Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce the next concert in its On the Porch Concert Series featuring Red House Recording artist, Bill Staines.  Bill has been making his performances in Northern Michigan an annual rite of spring.  His touring up north started in 1994, and he has been part of Sleder’s On the Porch Concert Series since 1998.  This March will mark his 25th […]

The Outside Track in Concert – March 12

Renowned Celtic band, The Outside Track, will perform their award winning fusion of Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton songs, tunes, and step dancing at Sleder’s in Traverse City just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. The show is set for Tuesday evening, March 12 at 7 pm ET on Sleder’s “porch”–an acoustic listening room with table service for drinks and dining during the show. About […]

“Good Will is Good Business” and Good Music!

The Sleder’s motto, “Good will is good business” is credited to Polly Sleder (nee Kluzak, 1888 – 1967).  Polly was the daughter-in-law of Vencil M. Sleder (1850-1904), the Bohemian immigrant who founded Sleder’s in 1882.  When Polly was running the tavern and sold a case of beer, she’d throw in a double shot and a beer for free.  In the 1930s during prohibition, Polly and Louis […]

Kitty Donohoe in Concert, Feb. 3

Sleder’s is pleased to announce Ann Arbor based songwriter and Michigan Emmy recipient Kitty Donohoe will be performing on the Porch on February 3 at 3 pm.  Iconic WFMT-Chicago folk DJ, Rich Warren put Kitty on his list of the 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 years, saying she is “far above and beyond most singer-songwriters.” She writes music described as “earthy, luminous, and […]

The Joe Wilson Trio in Concert, Jan. 27

Sleder's Tavern is pleased to announce The Joe Wilson Trio will be kicking off the 2019 On the Porch Concert Series.  Joe, playing the Dobro guitar, will be joined by two of Northern Michigan's finest acoustic musicians, Don Julin (mandolin) and Kevin Gills (bass).  The trio will perform original tunes off their 2018 album, Green Street, which aims to showcase "elite instrumentalism in acoustic music" [...]
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