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Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 3 – 6, 2021

Grand Hotel's Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in the melody of beautiful jazz music, played by some of the country’s top performers.

The package includes receptions, a cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment — plus a Sunday morning gospel performance on the Front Porch. Interact with the artists during Q&A sessions hosted by Paul Anthony on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Then sit back and relax with late-night performances at the Cupola Bar and The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand all weekend long.

Make your reservation early, so you don’t miss out on what is promised to be a memorable weekend!

Performer Announcements

We are excited to welcome Diane Schuur, The Yellowjackets, Anat Cohen, The Hot Sardines, Dave Bennett, and Paul Keller as this year’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend Performers.

Diane Schuur

Long regarded as one of Contemporary Jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Schuur was blind from birth; but she was gifted with perfect pitch and three-and-a-half-octave vocal range. She initially taught herself piano by ear and later received formal piano training at The Washington State School for the Blind, which she attended until she was 11 years of age. Schuur’s latest recording Running On Faith was co-produced by Schuur and Grammy winning saxophonist Ernie Watts. On this very personal musical statement, released by Jazzheads Music Group (JH1243), the vocalist creates new versions of songs for which she has a deep-rooted affection. Performing on piano throughout, Schuur arranges music by some of her favorite performers and songwriters; from Miles Davis to Carole King to Paul Simon. Grand Hotel is excited to welcome Ms. Schuur back to the festival.

The Yellowjackets

Throughout their storied 43-year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy® nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. The Yellowjackets formed in the late 1970’s as the backup band for guitarist Robben Ford. They recorded their first album together in 1980. Shortly after that recording, however, Ford decided to part ways and go in a different musical direction. As a result, the modern day Yellowjackets were formed — a trio with Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip and Ricky Lawson. Since then, and with the addition of Bob Mintzer, the Yellowjackets have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups. The most recent addition to the band adds Australian bass player Dane Alderson in to the mix. With his exceptional rhythmic sensibility and natural disposition toward groove, Dane brings a new energy to the band and adds a youthful approach to the music.

Anat Cohen

Ever charismatic, prolific and inspired, Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Anat has been declared Clarinetist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association every year since 2007 and has also been named the top clarinetist in both the readers and critics polls in DownBeat for multiple years running. That’s not to mention years of being named Rising Star in the soprano and tenor saxophone categories in DownBeat, as well as Jazz Artist of the Year. As The Chicago Tribune has said, “The lyric beauty of her tone, easy fluidity of her technique and extroverted manner of her delivery make this music accessible to all.” The New York Times writes, “Ms. Cohen on the clarinet was a revelation. Using the clarinet’s upper register, she could evoke infectious joy. In the lower register, her playing could conjure a deep, soulful melancholy.”

The Hot Sardines

“These are times that need live music. And I don’t know of anything that brings people together like the joy of hearing traditional jazz live,” says Elizabeth Bougerol, co-leader of The Hot Sardines, with pianist and bandleader, Evan Palazzo. These mischief-makers of hot jazz have been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times, London), with more than a year on the Billboard Jazz chart and 20+ million streams on Spotify (over 90 countries). “Everything in our DNA is about connecting with the audience. That’s where we feel most at home,” says Elizabeth, of playing live with the eight-piece band (including one wildly percussive tap dancer). The Sardines have gone from speakeasies and underground parties in Brooklyn, to festival crowds of 25,000 and a TV debut on Later… with Jools Holland. “That’s where jazz lives,” adds Evan. “In the playing, in sharing that experience, in coming together to create a moment that won’t happen again.”

Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who also plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and vocalizes. He’s been a favorite of Grand Hotel guests, playing the annual festival a number of times. Dave has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, and has played with numerous orchestras including Detroit, Nashville, Toronto, San Antonio, and Vancouver. Dozens of performing arts centers across the US have has success with Dave’s presentations. He’s been featured on NPR Radio’s “Jazz at Riverwalk”, and made his European debut at Switzerland’s Bern Jazz Festival in a combo alongside the late Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli.

Paul Keller

Paul Keller is a string bassist who has earned the nickname of “The House Bass Player For The State Of Michigan”. Paul leads the 15 piece Paul Keller Orchestra along with the three horn piece sextet, the Paul Keller Ensemble. Paul has also performed on over 60 CD’s for many musical artists and was honored as the Jazz Musician of the the Year in 2001 by the West Michigan Jazz Society. Paul was also awarded as the 2002 Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist by the Detroit Music Society.

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See photos from past Labor Day Jazz Weekends on the Grand Hotel Facebook page.

Dates of Availability:

Friday, September 3 • Depart Monday, September 6, 2021

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception, and evening Theatre performance
  • Saturday and Sunday morning Q&A sessions hosted by Paul Anthony
  • Saturday afternoon Tea Garden concert, and evening Theatre performance
  • Saturday evening 2 complimentary tickets included for cocktails
  • Sunday morning gospel performance
  • Sunday afternoon Tea Garden concert
  • Sunday cocktail reception
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening late night performances
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel
  • Valid for stays September 3 – September 6, 2021

This Labor Day Weekend package is available online or by calling 1-800-334-7263.

Room Only Option

Available September 1, 2021 – September 7, 2021

New this year, you can book a room only and still enjoy access to most of the weekend’s festivities and concerts.

  • Stay four nights or more and receive 25% off your stay
  • Rates starting from $619 per couple per night
  • Complimentary access to Friday and Saturday evening concerts and Sunday morning Gospel on the Front Porch
  • Tickets to the cookout luncheon concerts in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday are available for purchase
  • Meals may be purchased separately
  • All resort amenities included
  • Discounted ferry tickets
  • Valid for stays September 1-7, 2021

Room Only

*Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply. Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and an $8.50 per person baggage-handling charge. Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply. Dates subject to availability.

Package Price:

  • Rates starting at $1,199.00 per couple per night
  • Room only rates starting at $619 per couple per night

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Grand Hotel – Fall Michigan Golf Live Package – September 12 – 16, 2021

Grand Hotel - Fall Michigan Golf Live Package

Arrive Sunday, September 12 • Depart Thursday, September 16, 2021

Package Price:

  • Rates starting at $1,178.00 per couple

This package is currently sold out. Please call Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263 to be put on the waitlist.

Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details:

  • $149.00 per additional adult, per night
  • Take advantage of our lowest rate of the season and stay an additional night on September 17 for $329 per night, based on double occupancy. The additional night includes breakfast and dinner.

Description

Tee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Fall Michigan Golf Live Package. Named for the state’s leading golf program, Michigan Golf Live, show host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event — complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, Monday morning golf scramble, and box lunch.

The Jewel Golf Course was designed by architect Jerry Matthews and is ranked as a top northern U.S. golf resort by Condé Nast Traveler and the Best Grand Golf Hotel by Golf Digest. It provides unforgettable views of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, and the seasonal beauty of Mackinac Island. We hope you’ll come to be part of the fun, friends, and memories of this very special time at Grand Hotel!

Michigan Golf Live

Now in its 3rd decade of celebrating the greatest game on earth, Michigan Golf Live continues to grow its audience throughout the Midwest on both radio and television. Executive Producer and Host, Bill Hobson, is found behind the mic and in front of the camera every weekend of the season, with MGL Radio heard across the state on 15 stations every Saturday morning, and MGL-TV seen on FOX Sports Detroit each Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM.
View Michigan Golf Live

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel (cart included)
  • Sunday evening Welcome Reception
  • Monday morning golf scramble
  • Monday evening reception
  • Box lunch on Monday
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

This Grand Hotel golf package is currently sold out. Please call our reservations department at 1-800-334-7263 to be put on a waitlist. We encourage you to book early as both the Summer and Fall packages have sold out in previous years.

This golf package in Michigan is available online or by calling 1-800-334-7263. We encourage you to book early as both the Summer and Fall packages have sold out in previous years.

*Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply. Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and an $8.50 per person baggage-handling charge. Extra charges apply for additional adults or children over double occupancy. Dates subject to availability.

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Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – October 8 -10, 2021

Grand Hotel - Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend

Raise a glass this October for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, on Mackinac Island for this special weekend featuring Michigan wines. More details will be coming soon!

The weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. On Saturday, enjoy breakfast in the Main Dining Room followed by morning and early afternoon themed wine seminars.

Later that evening, enjoy featured wines at a special private dinner. Afterward sip demitasse, enjoy musical entertainment in the Terrace Room or gather with friends in the Cupola Bar.

This package usually sells out, make your reservation soon!

Featured Winery:
This years featured winery for our Fall Wine Appreciation weekend is Trinchero Family Estates. Trinchero Family Estates has been family owned and operated since 1948 in the heart of Napa Valley. They are a global presence and have created over 50 wine and spirit brands. Follow Trinchero Family Estates on Facebook for more exciting news!

Barry Wiss, President of Trade Relations for Trinchero Family Estates
Barry Wiss will be hosting this years Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. He has been working with Trinchero Family Estates since 1995, starting as the Senior Director of Hospitality and Education and is now the President of Trade Relations. Barry has established an innovative and creative education program combining culinary and wine expertise, Vine to Dine. Read more about Barry here.

Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier at Grand Hotel
The eighth woman Sommelier in the world, Elizabeth enjoys sharing her vast knowledge every season with our guests during this special themed weekend. You can also find her in our Main Dining Room helping you choose the perfect wine during your meal every evening.

Learn More About Our Master Sommelier

Additionally, Grand Hotel’s Salle à Manger was recently awarded an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for another consecutive year. It recognizes Grand Hotel’s well-chosen assortment of quality producers and list of choices that satisfy discerning wine lovers.

Arrive Friday, October 8 • Depart Sunday, October 10, 2021

Package Price:

  • Rates starting at $1,538.00 per couple; $1,388.00 single

Additional Pricing:

  • Take advantage of our lowest rate this season and stay additional nights October 7 and/or 10 for $329 per night, based on double occupancy. The additional nights include breakfast and dinner.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Themed wine seminars
  • Saturday evening special dinner (adults only)
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

*Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply. Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and an $8.50 per person baggage-handling charge. Extra charges apply for additional adults and children over double occupancy rates. Dates subject to availability.

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Grand Hotel – October Michigan Golf Live Package – October 10 – 13, 2021

Grand Hotel - Fall Michigan Golf Live Package

Arrive Sunday, October 10 • Depart Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Package Price:

  • Rates starting at $689.00 per couple per night, $614.00 single per night

Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details:

  • This package has a length of stay requirement of 3 nights.
  • Regular package rates apply the nights of October 10 – 11
  • Take advantage of our lowest rate this season and stay additional nights October 9 and/or 12 for $399 per night, based on double occupancy. Regular children rates apply. The additional nights include breakfast and dinner.

Description

Tee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Fall Michigan Golf Live Package. Named for the state’s leading golf program, Michigan Golf Live, show host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event — complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, Monday morning golf scramble, and box lunch.

The Jewel Golf Course was designed by architect Jerry Matthews and is ranked as a top northern U.S. golf resort by Condé Nast Traveler and the Best Grand Golf Hotel by Golf Digest. It provides unforgettable views of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, and the seasonal beauty of Mackinac Island. We hope you’ll come to be part of the fun, friends, and memories of this very special time at Grand Hotel!

Michigan Golf Live

Now in its 3rd decade of celebrating the greatest game on earth, Michigan Golf Live continues to grow its audience throughout the Midwest on both radio and television. Executive Producer and Host, Bill Hobson, is found behind the mic and in front of the camera every weekend of the season, with MGL Radio heard across the state on 15 stations every Saturday morning, and MGL-TV seen on FOX Sports Detroit each Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM.
View Michigan Golf Live

Dates of Availability:

Sunday, October 10 to Wednesday, October 13

Package Includes:

 

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel (cart included)
  • Sunday evening Welcome Reception
  • Monday morning golf scramble
  • Monday evening reception
  • Box lunch on Monday
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

This golf package in Michigan is available online or by calling 1-800-334-7263. We encourage you to book early as both the Summer and Fall packages have sold out this year.

*Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy. Regular children’s rates apply. Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and an $8.50 per person baggage-handling charge. Extra charges apply for additional adults or children over double occupancy. Dates subject to availability.

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