Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Tent in Town & TC Microbrew & Music Festival featuring The Wailers!

Anyone who was in Traverse City last week was sure to see the gigantic new tent setup at the Open Space downtown. A first for the US, has bought this amazing new mobile touring technology for hosting events all year. Owner Sam Porter of Porterhouse Productions just planned the tents inaugural events Paella in the Park, Great Wakes Festival and TC Waterman this past weekend. 

This coming weekend, August 23-24, the tent will be set up at the TC StateHospital/The Commons to get ready for the 5th Annual Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival, featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead on Friday night The Wailers on Saturday. Tickets for the event are available online here. If you're interested in volunteering for the event, click here.

Check out some sweet facts about this massive tent and photos.

Check out the event photos from the Paella in the Park & Great Wakes Festival from Oden & Janelle Photography HERE!!! Also, check out their photographs from the Ozomatli Concert!

This Quad Span tent holds up to 4,400 people! 

The tent take approx. 8 hours to set up and 4-5 hours to tear down.

The tent can withstand up to 110 mph winds.

The entire tent fits on a 53' flatbed trailer making it super portable and able to be moved anywhere around the country with ease.

Based on economic studies by the TCCVB, if the tent company creates 10 different events with 4,000 people, it will help to drive 3-4 million in new economic dollars to the TC market.

The tent can be completely enclosed and host events 12 months out of the year.

Photo by Oden & Janelle Photography

Photo by Oden & Janelle Photography
Private functions such as weddings of gala dinners can be hosted in the tent
with seating for over 300 people.


  1. Wow. The big party tent looks so cool, especially when the party light turns on.

  2. Wonderful!! this tent can withstand up to 110 mph wind and so Large to conduct event with more then 1000 people for 12 months also.Thanks for wonderful Tent.It's mind blowing.