Fan Favorite Cruises and Exciting New Acts Headline the Princess Wenonah in 2023

Spring rains and extended sunlight are a sure sign that we will be enjoying outdoor activities soon. It’s time to plan your summer of fun and pencil in a few dates on the water with family and friends. You might even convince the boss that a group outing on the Princess Wenonah is a great way to end the work week.

Perennial favorites Jedi Mind Trip, The Rockshow, and The Soul XPress are back to Rock the Boat with high-energy performances that consistently bring fans to hear the music that has rocked us from the 1970’s to today.

Atomic Annie
Atomic Annie

Newcomers to the Rock the Boat scene include the quirky and offbeat Marsupial Creampie, a band that puts their unique spin on a wide variety tunes. Female-fronted Atomic Annie hails from the greater Lansing area and is pumped to bring their versatile setlist to the Princess Wenonah for the first time. Supergroup Nameless combines the talents of several local bands to push out hits you love but don’t hear on the usual bar circuit.

The Rhett Yocom Blues Band

We will be switching up genres to offer two high quality Blues-inspired acts this season. The Rhett Yocom Blues Band’s roster of seasoned musicians have earned acclaim for their homegrown style and and we will introduce you to Papa Kiszka, the original musical influence of they boys you know as Greta Van Fleet – he’s the father of three of GVF’s band members! 

Papa Kiszka
Papa Kiszka
The Princess Wenonah at Wenonah Park near the Doubletree Hotel

Saturday evenings are for Carefree Cruisin’with acoustic and smaller groups designed for date nights and group outings where the music adds to the ambiance but allows for conversation over dinner. 

Marsupial Creampie
Marsupial Creampie

We have a great line-up of entertaining musicians for Carefree Cruisin’, including Greg Hind, who toured globally with the Aussie group The Little River Band. The series also features solo performers Dale Boulton and Jim McKeith, a duo arrangement with Bob Hughes and full band experiences with the accomplished Laurie & the Lefties and a return engagement of Marsupial Creampie.

All evening events include a catered meal by the famous Krzysiak House Restaurant and feature a cash bar with a great selection of beverages, including soft drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails.

Looking for daytime tour options? Family and group friendly river tours will resume in mid-June. Daytime tours are a great way to relax and learn something new about the Saginaw River and the community surrounding it. Live tour guides offer a personalized experience and chance to sip a cool drink while you take in the scenery.

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To round out your adventure in Bay City, book discounted lodging at the Doubletree Hotel, located right next to our dock (be prepared to share your Bay City Boat Lines reservation confirmation), explore great dining and shopping options in downtown Bay City, visit our State Park on the Saginaw Bay, hike local trails, attend one of the cool festivals and events happening in town.

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