The Skyline Event Center

located in the heart of Northeast Michigan, presents a year-round schedule of music, art, expositions, and other public activities celebrating the life, work, culture, and community of the Michigan Northwoods.  

Every area of the country offers places to work and places to live.  What makes a community a great place to live?  The third place - the restaurants, entertainment, gathering, and celebration places that enrich our lives and relationships.

Benefits of Sponsorship – We All Win!

With sponsorship revenues, Skyline:         

Offers programs at affordable prices  
Brings people into the community   
Promotes this area to the region/state 
Involves the community in programming
Reaches a larger, more diverse audience  

and our Sponsor:

Builds a relationship with the community
Attracts customers and employees to the area
Gains regional/state recognition
Becomes a partner in programming
Reaches a larger, more diverse audience

Sponsors can direct funding to a particular program or event (see the list below) or contribute to the general operations of Skyline.  

Why Skyline?

       A beautiful place!  Log home gallery and gathering venue; 17 acres of woods and fields

       A central location in NE Michigan – within 80 minutes we have

o   200,000+ people

o   $5 billion+ Gross Regional Product

o   Plenty of natural beauty: scenic forests, lakes, and rivers, wildlife, birds, farmland

o   Relaxation and recreation, golf, hiking, canoeing, hunting, fishing, and more!

o   Urban centers: Alpena, Oscoda, Tawas, West Branch, Grayling, Gaylord, and more

       Convenient access from downstate communities

Signature events for 2015 include:

       The HotSpot Café - free internet for residents and visitors

       Friday Fireside – regular concerts featuring local and regional performers

       Fine Arts Gallery – presenting the work of local and regional artists

       Community Events – Independence Day Celebration (Games, Concert and Fireworks), Cookies & Carols, New Year’s Eve, Trunk or Treat

       Theme Weekends – Maple Syrup Days, Food Cart Carnival, Fall Pumpkin Festival, Opening Day Open House, Farewell to the Bees

       Major Expositions and Concerts

o   Uniquely Wood – a celebration of woodcraft and industry

o   Uniquely Wood Concert - on the outdoor stage; Bob Bernard’s Waltz Posse

o   UpNorth Naturally – a full weekend seminar with herbalist Jim McDonald

o   UpNorth Concert – on the outdoor stage; the Wilson Brothers

o   Brews’n’Blues Festival – on the outdoor stage; 12 hours of great live music 

Title Sponsors 

receive top recognition in promotion and advertising, banners, signage, and onstage announcements.  In effect, the sponsor’s name is associated with the event throughout the promotion period and the event itself. 

Event Sponsors 

will appear in all promotion and advertising, with individual banners at the event, and onstage announcements.

Sponsors receive promotional material, memorabilia, and tickets to distribute to employees and customers.


are listed in event program materials and recognized onstage (if desired), and will receive tickets and memorabilia.

We will gratefully accept donations in any amount for any purpose, including in-kind products and services, and we always welcome volunteers to perform a wide variety of tasks!

We will happily take your contribution any time, but sooner is better, because we need funding to do promotion, and we want to include your name on printed materials! 

     - we will print 2015 schedules in April to distribute statewide

     - we promote events for 6-8 weeks prior to the event itself

     - larger events like Brews’n’Blues begin promotion efforts on Memorial Day weekend

     - event program books, t-shirts, and other memorabilia have production lead times

 Let’s Work Together!  

You can call us today at (888) 352-4762, or email info@Skyline.Events  to set up a convenient time.

Copyright (c) 2015 Economic Development Alliance for Oscoda County

PO Box 777
Mio, MI  48647
(888) 352-1938