Jabo Bihlman (Jeff Bihlman)
- Dates: August 23, 2023
- 7100 E Traverse Hwy
- Traverse City, MI 49684
- Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- (231) 632-6293
All events are subject to change without notice. Please check the event website for the most updated information.
Jacob’s Farm is a 40 acre centennial farm cultivated by artisans who share an unwavering passion for agriculture, wine, food and service.
In 1892 Jacob Witkop acquired the farm after moving to Traverse City from Bierrum Holland. Not long after the farm was passed down to Jacob’s son John and his wife Mary in 1918 where they raised five children. Years later the farm was given to John and Mary’s second son Hiram where he raised four of his own children with his wife Jane.
In 1995 Michael Witkop returned to his family farm with his wife Laverna and purchased the farm from his father Hiram. In an effort to continue the Jacob’s Farm legacy Mike and Laverna launched Jacob’s Farm Enterprises, LLC in early 2008 and created their first corn maze that Fall. In 2020 Jacob’s Farm expanded with the efforts of local entrepreneurs Troy Daily and Nate Crane. The 40 acre estate is now a full service restaurant, bar, event venue in additional to the u-pick orchard and corn maze.
Jacob’s Farm has been owned and operated by the Witkop family since 1892 and is recognized by the State of Michigan’s Historical Commission as a Centennial Farm.
This summer join us for music on the farm.
Jabo (Jay-bo) Bihlman is an Emmy award winning guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. His music has appeared on all major networks in shows like "Big Sky 211", "All my Children", "Manifest" and "Sons of Anarchy". Formerly with Warner Chapel, his catalog is back in his possession and continues to garner synch placements in film and TV.
As an artist he was the lead singer/guitarist for the popular blues rock band The Bihlman Bros. He is also the lead guitarist for the Metalville artist Grinder Blues, with his brother Scot and legendary King's X frontman Dug Pinnick. Their first record debuted at #8 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Their second album, El Dos has garnered worldwide critical and fan acclaim and sat at the Billboard top 20 for weeks.