Fri, Feb 2
Feb 3

Ice, Wine, Beer & Blues

Featuring Laith Al-Saadi
The Laith Al-Saadi concert is sold out, but beer and wine tasting passes for Friday night are still available!

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Featuring a Friday night beer and wine tasting in downtown Marshall, live ice sculpting, and a Saturday night concert by blues virtuoso Laith Al-Saadi, IWBB is a can’t-miss winter event!

Friday evening join your friends in downtown Marshall to sample delicious beer and wine at 11 different business locations. Enjoy appetizers, mingle with friends, and watch live “sci-fi” themed ice sculpting. Each tasting ticket entitles you to eleven samples, one at each location. You can purchase your tickets right here online, then on the night of the event, park downtown and proceed to either Living MI, Handle & Hinge, or EastEnd Gallery to receive your wristband and begin your night. ID’s will be checked. Please bring your printed-at-home ticket with you.

This year’s locations include:

Handle & Hinge

Living Mi

Solitude & Co

Serendipity and the Brew

Professional Academy of Cosmetology

Vixens Ink and Beauty

The Mole Hole

Bayberry House Interiors

The Hub @ 128

Eastend Studio & Gallery

Highpoint Community Bank

Collectible goblets will be available to purchase the night of the event at EastEnd, Handle & Hinge, or Living MI. If you purchase a goblet online, you can also pick it up at any of those three locations the night of the event, or you can purchase a goblet in person beginning Wednesday the 31st at our goblet presale locations, Eastend Studio and Pawfitters / Trailblazers.

We need volunteers! Take a shift pouring drinks and serving food and get a tasting wristband FREE. Click here to sign up for a shift!

Saturday concert features Laith Al-Saadi.

In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America’s hearts and a spot in the Season 10 finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” Now he’s poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world.

Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops – honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Paul Rodgers and recently opened for Bob Seger on his farewell tour in January, 2019.

“Laith is one of the most diverse talents we have,” said Maroon 5 frontman and ‘The Voice’ coach Adam Levine. “Incredible guitar player, incredible singer.”

Entertainment Weekly called Laith Al-Saadi “a power performer who is so legitimate and memorable.”

Audiences have agreed, propelling Al-Saadi’s most recent CD release, “REAL” to the top of the blues chart for five weeks and the top 20 album chart for two weeks. Laith also had four singles in the top ten iTunes singles charts, and his albums “In The Round” and “Long Time Coming” spent time at the top of the rock and album charts. Al-Saadi also received a Detroit Music Award in 2018 for Best New Recording for his Digital EP “A 75th Birthday Tribute to Jimi Hendrix.

Guitar World Magazine has called Laith Al-Saadi a cross between “Danny Gatton and Buddy Guy at their best,” and in 2006 Guitar Center crowned him one of the top four blues guitarists in the United States.

Dinner will be available in our Downstage Club before Saturday’s concert courtesy of Emerald Hills! They’ll be offering pulled pork or shredded chicken sliders. Your choice of sliders 2 sliders for just $5. So come hungry!


Blaine Luis

Currently in the process of writing songs for his debut album, Luis performs regularly as a solo acoustic act and with his trio, the Blaine Luis Band. Their performances comprise a list of unrecorded originals and covers that includes everything from ZZ Top to James Brown, Chris Stapleton, and KC & The Sunshine Band in a cohesive blues rock package. In July of 2023, they performed at and won the Adventure Bound Green Valley Battle of the Bands and received a $2,500 live recording package at The Starlight Room from their performance during the White Lake Walk The Beat Festival.

Collectible Goblets

From EastEnd Artist Leann Thornton

One of the most fun Ice, Wine, Beer and Blues traditions is the collectible goblets! Each year, we offer limited-edition goblets custom made by a local artist. This year, they are from EastEnd’s Leann Thornton. There are many unique stiles, so there’s sure to be one to fit your mood and personality! Pick your favorite and bring it back every year, or get a new one each year and build a collection. Proceeds benefit the goblet maker and The Franke Center. You can pre-purchase a goblet along with your tasting pass online, buy one on the night of the event, or get one of our goblet presale locations in the days leading up to the festival (more info coming soon!)

Goblets will be available to purchase the night of the event with cash at any of the eleven tasting locations. If you purchase a goblet online, you can pick it up at EastEnd, Handle & Hinge, or Living MI the night of the event. You can purchase a goblet in person beginning Wednesday the 31st at our goblet presale locations, Eastend Studio and Pawfitters / Trailblazers.

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Friday, February 2nd

  • Shopping Specials in Downtown Marshall | All Day
  • Live Ice Sculpting in Downtown Marshall | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wine & Beer tasting in Downtown Marshall | 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 3rd

  • Shopping Specials in Downtown Marshall | All Day
  • Preshow featuring Blaine Luis | 7:00 pm
  • Concert featuring Laith Al-Saadi | 8:00 pm
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Franke Center For the Arts
Downtown Marshall
Marshall, MI 49068