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Short’s Brewing Co. Announces 14th Anniversary Party Battle of the Bands Lineup

Short’s Brewing Co. Announces 14th Anniversary Party Battle of the Bands Lineup

Bellaire, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Company announces the lineup for their 14th Anniversary Battle of the Bands competition. Over the course of the next two months, 13 selected bands will battle for a paying gig to perform as the opener at Short’s 14th Anniversary Party on April 28th, 2018.

Selected bands will take the pub stage on six Sundays this winter and spring, two-three each evening, to show off their skills. Each band will play three songs (one song must be original) in front of a live audience and Short’s panel of celebrity judges including representatives from the Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology and Earthwork Music. Bands will be evaluated on their stage presence, “tightness,” original song, and overall party “vibe.” The band(s) with the highest overall scores will move on to the semi-finals. A final battle will be held on Sunday, April 8th.

The Battle of the Bands will begin this Sunday, February 11th, with performances by Chirp and The SpokeDrunkie Band beginning at 5:30 pm. Other bands vying for a spot in the musical lineup for Short’s 14th Anniversary Party include Graves Crossing, Shawn Butzin & the Buskers, Jonathan Timm, Red Herring, Tribe of Chiefs, Leaving Lifted, The All Good Things Band, Hazard, E.Z. Duhzit & the Soul Jar, Off the Wall, and Neshama. A full lineup can be found by visiting

About Short’s 14th Anniversary Party

Celebrated each April, Short’s Anniversary Party brings an estimated 3,000 party attendees to downtown Bellaire for Short’s brews, Starcut Ciders, live music, and local food trucks. Headlining acts for #SBCANNIPARTY14 will be announced with ticket sales on Monday, February 19th.

About Short’s Brewing Company

Located in the heart of Downtown Bellaire, MI, Short’s Brewing Co. was established in 2004 by Joe Short.  In 2009, Short’s began keg and bottle distribution in Michigan via their Elk Rapids Production Facility. Starcut Ciders is a division of Short’s Brewing Company born out of a desire to celebrate the bounty of Michigan orchards. The brewery is known widely for their flagship and experimental brews including Huma Lupa Licious and Soft Parade. Short’s prides themselves on producing fearlessly creative beers, handmade by people who care in Northern Michigan.


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