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 […]

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" [...]

Jen Sygit Trio in Concert

  Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce the next performance in our ‘On the Porch’ concert series featuring the talented Jen Sygit Trio on Sunday December 2nd, 2018 at 4 p.m.  Joining Jen in are Sam Corbin, and Geoff Ian Lewis of Lincoln County Process.   The concert will feature banjo, acoustic guitar, light electric guitar, harmonica, cajon, and harmony vocals.   Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Sygit has three solo […]

October Filmmakers, Colors, Blues, and Brews

Fall dazzled us at Sleder’s this year with fun customers, filmmakers, brilliant fall colors, seasonal drinks and brews, and a fantastic blues concert. Here are some photo highlights!  Roadfood Adventures Filming October 12 We had a full house for the filming!  Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 12.  Roadfood’s visit to Sleder’s will be shared at Roadfood.com sometime in January and will […]

“Best New Irish Band” – Cúig in Concert

Traditional Irish music has never sounded so hot!  Cúig is an Irish five piece band with members from County Armagh and County Tyrone, Ireland, who are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition.  Sleder’s porch will be the place to be when this fresh and eclectic Irish quintet takes the stage! About Cúig             Following […]

Ireland’s “Best Folk Act,” Aoife Scott, to Perform at Sleder’s

Dublin, Ireland’s Aoife Scott, named Best Folk Act  at the 2018 Irish Post Music Awards (IRE) and Emerging Artist of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards (US), will be performing at Sleder’s “On the Porch” with renowned guitarist, Andrew Meaney, on September 11 at 7:30 pm.  About Aoife Scott Award winning Aoife Scott is a true veteran of the Irish and Folk Festival circuit having performed and […]

The Perfect Porch for Party Season

Party season has begun!  Graduations, weddings, receptions, reunions, and the glorious longer days of almost-summer have many local Northern Michiganders already busy hosting guests and welcoming home those who have been away.  Some haven’t been home since the holidays.  For others, it’s been since last summer.  Still more haven’t been Up North since the last family wedding.  Welcome back!  Welcome home!  And to those experiencing […]

Spring Finale Show: Cameron Blake with Ethan Lucas and Max Brown

Sleder’s spectacular On the Porch Music Series is planning a very special concert for its final show of the 2018 season. Cameron Blake will be performing songs from his new album, Fear Not, a courageous and intimate collection of songs that takes you on a journey to places far and wide, within and without.  Reviewers praise the CD as “exquisitely poetic” (Huffington Post), “emotionally stirring” (American Songwriter), […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Scottish Music Duo, McKasson & McDonald

Sleder’s Family Tavern is delighted to announce a Mother’s Day performance with the music of Scotland featuring McKasson and McDonald.  This compelling and creative duo, Ryan McKasson, a Scottish fiddle player, and Eric McDonald, a vocalist and guitarist, captures the heart of an audience and seemingly carries it back to the Highlands and Heather of Scotland.  The duo will be playing songs from their new CD, […]

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