Crystal Shines New Spotlight on Local Music

THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – This winter, Crystal Mountain’s Vista Lounge will put a new focus on high quality, live entertainment with a brand new sound system, new lighting and a new look.

Amy Herrst, the supervisor of Crystal’s Vista Lounge, says, “We’re working hard to develop the Vista into a premier venue for the growing number of really top notch northern Michigan musicians.

Crystal is installing a brand new sound system in the Vista Lounge, working with Sonic Bloom Recording in Traverse City. Guy Hursh from Sonic Bloom gave his seal of approval for the new system and word is quickly spreading through the local music scene.

“We’re all really excited to have, what I truly believe will soon be known as, one of the best spots around for live music – for the audience and for the performers,” said Kristin Kiteley, Food and Beverage Director at Crystal Mountain, “It’s going to be an intimate space with the mountain as the backdrop and the sound quality is just going to be amazing.”

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort with one of Golf Magazine’s Top 25 Golf Schools in America, Spa Magazine’s Best Midwest Spas three years running, named among the inaugural Detroit Free Press 16 Green Leaders in Michigan and recognized as one of Condé Nast Travelers 50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America (2011) . Located in northwest lower-Michigan, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the resort features downhill and cross-country skiing, Michigan Legacy Art Park, golf, alpine slide, Previewwater playground, lodging, dining, countless year-round outdoor activities and kids programs, an IACC-approved conference center, weddings, real estate and Crystal Spa.

This winter’s lineup (so far) includes some of the brightest stars in northern Michigan. Show times are 8pm - midnight:
• December 21, 22 – Levi Britton
• December 26, 27 – The Outer Vibe
• December 28,29 – Blake Elliot and The Robinson Affair
• December 30 – Jimmy Olson
• January 4, 5 – Jason and Nick
• January 11, 12 – Ron Getz and Mike Moran
• January 18, 19 – G-Snacks
• January 25, 26 – Chris Sterr and Johnny Tornga

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