An Evening for the Great Lakes featuring Chris Thile

  • Thursday | July 5th, 2018
  • 5:00 pm
  • Epicure Catering & Cherry Basket Farm, 5530 N West Bayshore Drive, Omena, MI

Join us for a very special evening to benefit FLOW (For Love of Water) and their work to protect the Great Lakes.

The event will take place on the grounds at the fully restored Cherry Basket Farm in Omena, newly listed on the Historic Register. Drinks from Baia Estate Leelanau, Arbor Brewing and Iron Fish Distillery, award winning farm to table fare by Epicure Catering, and a performance by Chris Thile are all included in the ticket price. Four time GRAMMY winner Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, singer, composer, and bandleader of both Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. He is host of the weekly radio show, Live From Here, and was awarded the MacArthur "Genius" Grant in 2012.

All ticket proceeds will benefit FLOW (For Love of Water). Founded in 2011, FLOW, a nonprofit organization, works to protect the Great Lakes through use of public trust principles and an underpinning of strong science and technical analysis. The organizers would like to extend a huge thank you to Patagonia, who is the presenting underwriter of this event.

Holding approximately 20% of the world’s surface freshwater, the Lakes have over 10,000 miles of shoreline in the U.S. and Canada, border 8 states and Ontario, and provide drinking water for 40 million people. They are at risk from invasive species like Asian carp, chemical contaminants, habitat loss, algal blooms, oil and gas pipelines and private water extraction.

Tickets for this event will go on sale on May 15th at 9:00 am EST.