West Michigan Wine & Jazz Festival

Interested in an evening of great jazz and fine wines? Come to the second annual West Michigan Wine & Jazz Festival!

The festival will be held from June 30th through July 4th with a new lineup of musical guests performing each day. The Book Nook Java Shop and Best Cellars Wine Bar in downtown Montague will be hosting this 5 day event.

If you have tickets for Happy Hour recitals, you can look forward to free wine tastings (5 choices), which are included in the price of your ticket. There are also gourmet cheese and chocolate samplings available on theme nights.

Sunday July 3rd, the Gene Knific Trio will perform during the Champagne Jazz Brunch at 10am, and on July 4th, the Lakeshore Big Band will perform at the Whitehall Gazebo in Goodrich Park at 8pm. Traditional 4th of July fireworks will follow.

Aside from the July 4th concert at Goodrich Park, all performances will be held at The Book Nook Java Shop and Best Cellars Wine Bar in Montague—just a 5 minute walk from The Weathervane Inn.


Lineup of Musical Events

Thursday, June 30th

  • 7pm Jazz Night – Checkers Morton

Friday, July 1st

  • 10am Jazz & Java ­– Daniel Solberg
  • 5pm Wine Tasting ­– Kathy Lamar & Robin Conell
  • 8pm Showcase ­– Josh Quinlan Trio

Saturday, July 2nd

  • 10am Jazz & Java ­– Dot Org Jazz Organ Combo
  • 5pm Wine Tasting ­– Matthew Ball Boogie Woogie Kid
  • 8pm Showcase ­– Xavier Davis Trio

Sunday, July 3rd

  • 10am Music & Mimosas Brunch ­– Gene Knific Trio

Monday, July 4th

  • 10am Bloody’s and Blues ­– The Feral Cats
  • 8pm Pre-Fireworks ­– Lakeshore Big Band


Getting Tickets

For a pass to all events, purchase a festival pass for $75, or buy tickets for individual events at $15 per event. Wine tastings are included in the ticket price for Happy Hour recitals. Please keep in mind there are limited tickets available, so get yours quick!

Tickets to the West Michigan Wine & Jazz Festival can be purchased at:

The Book Nook & Java Shop / Best Cellars Wine Bar

8744 Ferry Street
Montague MI 49437
(231) 894-5333

Celebrate July 4th at The Weathervane Inn

In addition to the Wine & Jazz Festival, there’s always lots to do in West Michigan for July 4th—art fairs, parades, and of course fireworks over Lake Michigan! Last year at The Weathervane Inn, we were delighted to accommodate couples from Grand Rapids, Holland, and other areas all across the state for this event.

We expect an even bigger crowd this year, so if you’re interested in visiting during the festival, be sure and book ahead!

We have a variety of luxury rooms available that would make a great place to stay for a romantic getaway with your sweetheart. Come to enjoy the beach or shopping during the day (or relax in your own in-room Jacuzzi!). Then in the evenings, head over to The Book Nook for a jazz performance and some excellent wine tasting. Again, the venue is just a 5 minute walk from our lakeside inn.

We’d be ecstatic to welcome you to town for this year’s Wine & Jazz Fest, so book your room now! All you need to do to make a reservation is fill out the simple form at the top of the page.

Or if you questions, just call us at 1-877-893-8931. Our staff would be happy to help facilitate you in any way. Remember, your relaxing and recharging romantic getaway could be just around the corner!

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