UPDATE: BootFest 2019 canceled; Halloween party to take place instead

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MANISIQUE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: October 21, 4:18 p.m.

An upcoming musical festival TV6 & FOX UP reported on last week has been canceled.

According to Facebook posts on the Boot Lake Bar & Grill page, they have decided to cancel BootFest 2019 due to low ticket sales. The concert event was supposed to take place October 25 and 26 at the Boot Lake Bar & Grill located just off M-94 in Schoolcraft County.

In a post, the establishment said, "Without ticket sales, we cannot justify bringing national talent to the U.P. So instead - we will fave a FREE Halloween party."

Boot Lake Bar & Grill also said anyone who purchased BootFest will be reimbursed.

As mentioned above, there will instead be an Ore Dock Tap Takeover Halloween Party, on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 8 p.m.

You can learn more about that event in the embedded post below or directly on the Boot Lake Bar & Grill Facebook Page.

BootFest will return October 25th and 26th at the Boot Lake Bar & Grill located just off M-94 in Manistique.

The festivities start Friday with a VIP Halloween party featuring celebrity guest bartender, Kenny Olson. You might remember Olson as the guitarist for Kid Rock. He'll be accompanied by keyboard artist, Peter keys who currently tours for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Attendees at Friday’s event can get the party start early, meet the bands and check out an acoustic jam session.

The main event will start Saturday afternoon with a pig roast, games, a mechanical bull and performances by regional and nationally known bands, including All-Time Low Stars, Gasoline Gypsies, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys and the Lows.

Several popular local bands such as Not Quite Canada, Stranded and Infathom

Jennifer Champagne, part owner of the Boot Lake Bar & Grill says part of the proceeds from the event will support a good cause.

“For every ticket that's sold, $5 is being given to the Alger County Community Collaborative. They are working to get enough money to bring in a school counselor for Alger County Schools. They are advocates for mental health and suicide prevention,” Champagne declared.


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