Petoskey Area Musician Eliza Thorp Launches Nub’s Nob Music Series

HARBOR SPRINGS – Nub’s Nob ski area and resort will come alive this summer with three musical evenings hosted, booked and staged by local musician Eliza Thorp.

This freshman series — aptly dubbed Nub’s Nob Summer Series — is small but will bring Michigan-based powerhouse artists to the ski resort alongside an open-mic night for area artists give the best of themselves on stage.

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“I guess it all happened through perseverance,” Thorp said.

“I had approached Ben Doornbos (Nub’s Nob Managing Director) last year about it and we just couldn’t make it work with my schedule so we just waited until this year but I I started stalking him again as the season got closer to get the ball rolling,” she said.

Eliza Thorp, musician from the Petoskey area, is shown.

Thorp, a musician in her own right, has performed statewide and is a singer-songwriter who has a list of accolades, including a “Queen of the Sea” studio album in which the region’s publication from Grand Rapids, Local Spins, said “it unfolds subtly and brilliantly with beautiful, thought-provoking lyrics that reflect his Michigan upbringing in Petoskey.”

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Thorp is also currently in the production stages of his second album and its follow-up due out later this year.

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However, the upcoming series — though booked and put together by Thorp — will feature other Michigan-based artists, including Northern Michigan’s Charlie Millard Band and Detroit’s Remnose.

“I knew them all and I directed them all through Ben and we both thought they would be perfect for this show,” Thorp said.

Nub’s Nob’s next summer series kicks off this month on Thursday, June 16 with an open mic open to everyone. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and open mic will begin at 6:30 p.m. Piano, amp and microphone will be available. However, musicians who use other instruments – such as guitars – are asked to bring their own.

The second date on Thursday, July 21 will feature the Charlie Millard Band with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and music starting at 7 p.m.

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The third and final date on Thursday, September 8 will feature Remnose with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and music starting at 7 p.m. sharp.

Open mic is free, but the next two shows have a suggested donation of $10-$15 at the door to help pay performers.

All upcoming shows and open mic will also take place on the resort’s new Winter Garden Terrace with food and beverage offerings.

“I think it will be really special,” Thorp said.

“Nub already has this big family and fan base and it’s a really special place for a lot of people but I think it’s going to be even more special with the setting there in the summer, the hills, the music and the sunset. of sunshine surrounded by friends,” she says.

More information on the upcoming series can be found on Thorp’s Facebook page at

Contact reporter Sean Miller at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter, @seanmillerpnrand Instagram, @sean_everest.

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