Michigan Irish Music Festival brings ‘full day of Irish entertainment’ to Muskegon this fall


MUSKEGON, MI – A day celebrating Irish music, culture and food is coming to Muskegon this fall.

Hackley Hooley, an event of the Michigan Irish Music Festival, will feature live music from four groups from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 18 at Hackley Park, 350 W. Webster Ave.

The event takes place in place of the four-day festival which was canceled earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Michigan Irish Music Festival President Chris Zahrt said in a statement attendees can look forward to a “full day of Irish fun”.

Related: Michigan Irish Music Festival cancels 2021 event due to ongoing pandemic

Stage numbers include Old Blind Dogs, One for the Foxes, Runa, and Seamus Kennedy.

Irish food, drink, cultural exhibits and shopping will also be in the spotlight.

The Michigan Irish Music Festival drew nearly 40,000 attendees for its 20th year in 2019. Last year’s event was held virtually.

Two more Muskegon festivals are scheduled for September this year, including the Polish Muskegon Festival on September 3-4 and Taste of Muskegon on September 24-25.

Tickets for the Hackley Hooley will be sold online in advance for $ 10 starting August 1. Additional ticketing information will be shared on the Michigan Irish Music Festival Facebook page and on michiganirish.org.

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