The festival actually started in 1977 when co-host’s Marv Herzog and Harold Mitas began the Summer Polka Fest, that partnership lasted for nine years. In 1986 Harold Mitas bought Marv Herzog out and ran the Summer Polka Fest one remaining year in Frankenmuth and then moved the festival to the Saginaw Civic Center. In 1987 Mark Janson and Tim Elbers partnered and ran the Frankenmuth Festival of Polkas. In 1988 Mark Janson and Marv Herzog formed the parent corporation RAM Productions, Inc. and thus began the Summer Music Fest. Mark Janson purchased Marv and Teresa Herzog’s shares in RAM Pro-ductions in 2002 soon after Marv was diagnosed with cancer. Marv died December 12, 2002. The Summer Music Fest could not happen each year with-out the financial or in-kind help from its many sponsors, all those who volunteer, and of course all those who at-tend. It is our intent to continue the Summer Music Fest for many years to come. Meals, Sandwiches, Snacks & More! Thanks For Attending See You Next Year!
Thank you everyone for the past 31 years,
Mark, Val, Tyler and Zachary Janson.
As we look ahead, we hope to see you on the dance floor soon doing the “Hand Jive”, “The Stroll”, “The Twist”, and “The Locomotion”. It’s time to Jitterbug the night away! In that regard, The Fabulous Hubcaps are planning to appear at the Summer Music Fest, August 17th and 18th. To our Michigan Fans, yes, The Hubcaps will be back again for our 31st straight season, performing at the Heritage Park in Frankenmuth.
August 9-10-11, 2018 - August 16-17-18, 2018
Gates open Everyday at 12:30 pm Music Starts at 1:00 pm
The Late Sixties, Psychedelic Music,
Peace and Love.
Do you remember the Woodstock era?
It was a period of musical and creative energy that has never been equaled before or since! If you are too young to remember that magical time, you can now be transported back there instantly with the one and only “Magic Bus”
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