This summer, fans of the popular Traverse City band, The Accidentals, will not have to go far to enjoy their favorite entertainers.  The band returns for another unforgettable event at Bay View, following their memorable performance in 2021.

“The Accidentals began their journey in a public classroom in Traverse City,” says Chris Ludwa, Artistic Director at Bay View. “Bay View believes in the future of music education and we support artists wherever they are on their journey. The Accidentals are a fantastic example of how music education blooms into something really special.”

The Accidents will play on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 8 pm at the Speaker’s Stand in Bay View. General ticket sales begin Friday, March 22 at 10 am at  If the event is held outdoors, children are free with a paid adult. In case of inclement weather, the event will be located at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. There will be no pre-sale for children.

Concertmaster violinist, Savannah Buist and cellist, Katie Larson, met in high school and completed their education at Interlochen Arts Academy. The trio evolved into an all-female band at the beginning of 2023, when drummer Michael Dause passed his sticks to Detroit-native Katelynn Corll. This powerhouse trio played to a sold out audience at the Meijer Gardens last summer.

 “Northern Michigan is a beautiful place and has a rich musical culture. It is no surprise that talented musicians would be inspired and channel their talent. It’s wonderful to celebrate their success,” Ludwa says.  

The band has six albums, three EPs and two live albums under their belt. Several songs have been selected for the big screen, including scoring the indie documentary “One Simple Question” and “Marrow” for the award-winning movie, “Almost Home.” “Michigan and Again” was featured on an episode of “The Boys” on Amazon Prime and “Chekov’s Gun” is the soundtrack for a Turner Classic Movies reel.

Now in its 149th summer, Bay View is a registered National Historic Landmark and is open to the public. Bay View has roots in the Methodist Camp meeting and evolved to offer a full line-up of Chautauqua programming. Bay View’s offerings include education, performing arts, recreation, and worship and many are free. As in independent public charity, Bay View strives to be a place where people of all ages are supported to be the best versions of themselves. To Experience Summer With Us and see the full calendar of activities, go to