Welcome to Sleder’s Family Tavern, Est. 1882

Our friends from Traverse City Tourism recently visited the tavern and captured the nostalgic and family-friendly atmosphere here at Sleder’s. The footage highlights some of our delicious menu items while our very own Megan Cox, one of the family members behind this family-driven establishment, tells about the Sleder’s history and our enchanting moose, Randolph. Special thanks to our friendly staff and lovely patrons who are also featured in this clip. We hope you all enjoy this look inside Sleder’s Family Tavern. We look forward to seeing you here soon.

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Steel City Rovers – St. Paddy’s Day Concert

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Sleder’s with the Steel City Rovers! The Steel City Rovers perform a dynamic and expressive composite of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including bluegrass, folk and roots. Their original works touch on issues of love, loss, celebration, and heritage and they also breathe life into newly-discovered instrumental melodies from as far back as centuries ago. Their sophisticated arrangements […]

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 […]

Romance on Randolph

How about a night out at the most nostalgic and legendary tavern in northern Michigan? Bring your sweetheart or favorite someone to Sleder's this Valentine's Day. We'll have a Special Valentine's Menu for you. Two Three-Course Dinners for $50. Between 2/1 and 2/13, a 10% off coupon for the Special Valentine's Menu is available at the tavern. A la carte pricing will also be available [...]

“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 […]

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 […]

Celtic Trio, Daymark in Concert

Sleder’s Tavern is delighted to announce the perfect tonic for the cold winds of November: The next performance in the On the Porch Concert Series will feature the fine Celtic trio, Daymark!  The evening of Celtic music is set for Monday November 12th, 2018 at 7 p.m.   Daymark performs traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, […]

Scotland’s Alt. Blues Troubadour Dave Acari in Concert

Sleder’s Family Tavern is delighted to announce the next performance in the “On the Porch” concert series featuring Scottish blues guitarist and songwriter, Dave Arcari.  It will be a night of the blues, Monday October 22nd, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The “On the Porch” Concert Series is a monthly showcase featuring performers singing their original work in a concert in a club atmosphere.  It is a commitment to allow artists to perform their music in a concert setting, and the series focuses on performers who write/sing/perform their own material.  The show is sponsored by Connemara Concerts and WNMC 90.7 FM.

“Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out, and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening, and it was all good.  That boy bleeds for you – He a real down deep player and a soul man.”

Seasick Steve 

About Dave Acari

Scottish guitarist and songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt. blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk, and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via nine internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases.  

Arcari’s latest album, Live at Memorial Hall, was released on September 1, 2017 on double, 180g colored vinyl, CD, and download/streaming formats and is the definitive collection of his material to date.  His 2016 Hellbound Train EP entered the iTunes charts at number seven, filling a gap in releases since his previous (fifth) album, Whisky in my Blood, released on Finnish record label Blue North in March 2013.  As well as showcasing Arcari’s trademark National steel guitars, the release features performances on banjo, regular guitar, and and cigar box, which help capture the full breadth of Arcari’s song-writing and performance.

Arcari tours throughout the UK, continental Europe, and Scandinavia as well as building a profile in the USA.  His 2016 USA tour built on the foundations laid over successful US tours in 2013, 2014, and 2015 including official showcases at SxSW in Austin, Texas.  Arcari’s festival appearances include Glastonbury (UK), Red Rooster (UK), BluesAlive (Czech Republic and Poland shows), Moulin Blues (Netherlands), The Great British R&B Festival, and Peer Festival (Belgium).  He has also played industry showcases at the North by North East (NxNE) music festival in Toronto, Canada, and he was a finalist the UK Indy Music Awards reaching the top four in his category (best male solo artist).

With a busy live schedule in the UK plus regular shows in USA, Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, and Ireland, Arcari is one of the hardest gigging live artists on the circuit.  A series of shows with folks including Steve Earle, Alabama 3, Seasick Steve, Toby Keith, and Jon Spencer along with his relentless UK and European tour schedule have established Arcari as a formidable international solo performer who is fast building a media reputation as a “hell-raising National guitar madman.”

A former debt collector, Arcari cut his musical teeth busking on the streets of Glasgow before forming his first band Summerfield Blues, which won the Alexis Korner Memorial Trophy and accolade of Scottish Blues Band of the Year at Edinburgh International Blues Festival in 1993.  He went on to form pioneering alt.blues trio Radiotones, releasing three studio albums between1998 and 2003 before embarking on a solo career.

In between times, Arcari also played guitar with Union Avenue, an oddball collective playing least expected covers (think The Clash, Pink Floyd, Undertones, Bob Marley) in a late 50’s/Sun Records-era Cash style.  The band landed record of the week on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 1 show with their version of Motorhead’s Ace of Spades.

Sleder’s is delighted to be hosting this Blue(s) Monday concert by Dave Arcari.  Plan to also enjoy a good Sleder’s meal during the show! 

Tickets for Dave Acari

Sleder’s Tavern,  717 Randolph St., Traverse City, MI 49684

Oryana Food Coop, 260 E Tenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Brilliant Books, 118 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

By phone with credit card ($1 surcharge): Call Sleder’s at 231-947-9213 

$20 in advance 

$25 at the door  

Showtime

Monday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET

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