Here is the September Music Schedule

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Leanna Collins entertains Friday and Saturday nights with her wonderful guitar and vocals.

Collins (Hettinger), began her career early. Singing, playing guitar and piano at the tender age of  9. Moving to Eastport, she honed her skills at Brownwood, Schuss Mt, Shanty Creek among others , before heading south to Key West, where she performed for over 15 years.

Leanna has recorded three CDs. Of course all are available at the Torch Lake Café

Come have some dinner and listen to a little "live" music!

Collins plays on weekends and whenever the mood strikes.

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Chris is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. He was the director of jazz at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City in 1979 & 2015 and at Central Michigan University in 1986. Chris has performed and toured with many renowned artists such as Kenny Rogers, Mel Torme, Woody Herman, The Four Tops, and The Temptations. Chris currently lives in Elk Rapids, Michigan and is the leader of the Bay Area Big Band and Chairman / Co-Founder of the Bay Area Music Foundation which offers music scholarships, educational programs, music outreach, and musical instruments for gifted and underprivileged students. “ CHANGING CHILDREN’S LIVES THROUGH MUSIC”.

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Lee Malone

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a new band from Northwest Michigan that melds the timeless groove of old school Funk and Soul with the modern swagger of current R&B, Neo-Soul, and rock. Inspired by the great studio rhythm sections and boasting three strong vocalists, SLH prides themselves in their super tight instrumentation, And full vocal harmonies.

Strobelight Honey is: Justin Palmer - keyboards/vocals, Denny Richards - bass/vocals, Mike Youker - guitar/vocals, Larry Hammond - drums/percussion.






Doc is a well known pianist and singer who regularly plays at the well know Joe Muer's in  Detroit. We are very excited to have him playing at the Torch Lake Cafe & Deep Blue bar!





Local band Shady Hill can be seen at the Torch Lake Cafe & Deep Blue Bar. Check out news sections for specific nights they will be playing.

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SKIPPER KRIPITZ (a.k.a.  skippo) has been professionally drumming since high school daze in pre-casino Atlantic City, NJ.  After stints in NYC, and Santa Cruz, Calif., he permanently established a music base of operations in Key West, since the 80's.  Now,  35 years later, he is still vigorously 'percussing' for shows, concerts, special events, a big band, dance classes, & endless small club combos.  Adept in all music styles, and leaning into a colours/ texture approach to rhythm accompaniment, this Drummer Boy  is THRILLED to be having music adventures, this summer in N. Michigan(!), with his old slaymate and Strummer Girl, Miz Leanna Collins Hettinger, at her Torch Lake Cafe .


After 24 years in Florida, Bob has moved back home to Antrim County with a bag of well-polished favorites... classic tunes from Billie Holiday, 60's pop, Beatles, Motown and more... delivered in a quiet, easy style. Bob plays from 6-9 on Mondays in the Deep Blue bar.

Open Mike Thursdays!

Leanna Collins will be hosting Open Mic Thursday nights  at the Torch Lake Cafe. So come on out and show us what you got! 

Feel free to call ahead to let us know your going to be playing. You can reach us at 231-599-1111.