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Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Dates for this package have ended. Please browse our other 2018 packages.

Package Price:

$2,149 per couple, $1,859 single
$599 per additional adult

Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in the finest musical weekend of the year with some of the country’s top performers. Every year presents a new performer line-up so stay tuned for the 2017 announcement. Past headliners include Michael Feinstein, Bob James, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Arturo Sandoval, New York Voices, Wynton Marsalis, and Trombone Shorty. You are encouraged to make your reservations early so you don’t miss out on what is promised to be an enjoyable weekend.

For your listening pleasure, you’re invited to enjoy the mastery of top jazz virtuosos during daytime concerts in the Tea Garden and evening performances in the Theatre. The package includes evening cocktail receptions, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, full breakfast and five-course dinner daily, and all entertainment.You will also enjoy a Sunday morning gospel performance on the Front Porch. Saturday and Sunday mornings you will have the unique opportunity to interact with the artists during Q&A sessions hosted by jazz expert Paul Anthony. All weekend long you will be able to sit back and relax nightly in the Cupola Bar and The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand with nightly musical performances.

All Weekend with Paul Keller, Dave Bennett

Every evening in the Cupola Bar you can enjoy the bass sounds of Paul Keller. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Paul studied classical music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Today Paul is a string bassist from Metro Detroit. He has earned the nickname “The House Bass Player For The State Of Michigan” as each year, he logs many miles traveling across the state to perform at various music venues. Mr. Keller is an integral part of Labor Day Jazz Weekend every year and we are excited to welcome him back.

Paul Keller
Paul Keller

You will not want to miss Dave Bennett also performing every evening at The Jockey Club right across the street from Grand Hotel. Michigan clarinetist Dave Bennett is an authentic musical prodigy who brings life to the classical sound and music of Benny Goodman with incredible technique and style. Truly a young phenom, Dave resides in Waterford, Michigan. He began playing at age 10 and has taught himself to play Goodman’s music completely by ear while listening to one of his grandfather’s tapes. Dave now tours performing his Tribute to Benny Goldman across the county. Mr. Bennett has been a guest favorite for a number of years and we are also excited to welcome him back.

Dave Bennett
Dave Bennett

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Have you been to a past Labor Day Jazz Weekend? Listen to Q&A podcasts of past performers by Paul Anthony below!

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Stay a fourth night free, add a fifth night for $229 per room*

Make your reservation online or call reservations at 1-800-33GRAND for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Friday evening performance
  • Saturday morning Q&A session with Friday evening performer hosted by Paul Anthony
  • Saturday afternoon Tea Garden performance
  • Saturday evening cocktail reception
  • Saturday evening performance by Jane Monheit
  • Sunday morning gospel performance
  • Sunday morning Q&A session with Saturday evening performer hosted by Paul Anthony
  • Sunday afternoon Tea Garden performance
  • All entertainment – including late night performances
  • Cookout luncheon in Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Regular additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.