MARQUETTE, Michigan – Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette has released their Hiawatha Ale. It’s actually a partnership between the Hiawatha Music Co-op and Blackrocks Brewery as a portion of the proceeds go to the co-op to help keep the music festival going.
It’s also a volunteer sign up event for the music co-op. In addition to the annual release of the brew, there was also live music Thursday. Those who help organize the music festival say it takes about 700 volunteers to put it on.
“Being a volunteer is a great way to get involved with the festival, coming out and seeing all the great music is one thing but getting involved and being a part of it, it’s a great way to really give back and be a part of the music festival,” said Adam Mohrman, Volunteer Coordinator.
This year the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival is July 20-22. This is the 40th year for the festival.