Premiering the Pure Michigan Singalong Video

Last month, Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss embarked on an epic Pure Michigan road trip, where they visited 50 Michigan cities in 7 days. Throughout their journey, they interacted with people from communities along the way to create an energetic digital video that highlights various things the state has to offer. We’re excited to premiere the final video below.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on Rob and Jeff’s adventures! Let us know if you took part in the making of this fun singalong!

 

  • Illwind

    I loved the video.  You included many places that I visited this August such as Traverse City, Ludington, Gaylord, etc.  And you included my hometown of Royal Oak.  How did you manage to get to so many places in one week.  I visited for two weeks and I didn’t get to half of your cities.  Your video was a special treat for me.  I will definitely be back!  Sincerely, Lee from Chicago N.W. suburbs

  • traceyadate

    @PureMichigan @BarrettAll @robblissgr ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! Put a smile on my face and brought tears to my eyes! #homesick

  • JanisMercerStasiak

    Awesome job, Mr. Bliss and Mr. Barrett.   As always, you have reprensented us well.  Congrats!   Pure Michigan,  these two and this video = One Amazing Hit!
     

  • lori_milo

    @traceyadate You just tweeted my thoughts exactly! :’) #PureMichigan #AlwaysAGoodTime @PureMichigan @BarrettAll @robblissgr

  • DannyTaylor14

    @jamiepatrona they played this video at Ford Field during the Lions game today.

  • jamiepatrona

    @DannyTaylor14 I know! What did you think?

  • DannyTaylor14

    @jamiepatrona super job. Really well done. Just wish I was in it.

  • aaronstan16

    @PureMichigan Man, now I’m disappointed I couldn’t make it for the Red Wings shoot. Great video anyways!

  • robblissgr

    @CaptainMichigan thank you!

  • robblissgr

    @DIADetroit you guys looked so good

  • robblissgr

    @traceyadate I felt the same way

  • greamiuui2

    @jamiepatrona http://t.co/FZcLtvka

  • lmr2020

    @mackinacisle 50 cities in 7days & pure michigan funded it! I’m not sure what value there is in filming a short video in such a short time!

  • DavidVeselenak

    Fun. I realize people won’t always be happy with things like this (“You didn’t visit my hometown, ______”) but a pretty nice representation of our great state. I’ll watch it a few more times today, trying to see if I recognize anyone!

  • JudithGrabowski

    Thoroughly enjoyed my adventures to the many cities I’ve been in while visiting Michigan.

  • lynntrall

    I really enjoyed the video! I remembered seeing the news covering the making of it while they were in Holland… loved it!

  • JodieWatson

    gotta love it – governors office sends this out – and me – a state employee – cant view the video because we dont have the latest flash program installed…. ours is likely 10 yrs out of date…. and we cant install it ourselves… have to have DTMB do those kinds of things.  Come on governor – how about bringing your employees into the current world in technology~!

  • joephasalisz

    Awesome!!! Go Michigan!  Go Muskegon!
    Joe Salisz

  • http://www.shesoftware.com/ David Greene

    Your video was a special treat for me.  I will definitely be back!  Sincerely, Lee from Chicago N.W. suburbs

  • darlene_massey

    @PureMichigan @BarrettAll @robblissgr thumbs up

  • dukeskay

    @PureMichigan @BarrettAll @robblissgr

  • bcbray

    @ClovisSangrael Hahaha! That is awesome.

  • ClovisSangrael

    @bcbray have you seen the Grand Rapids lipdub? i don’t know why we seem to be cornering the market on this kind of thing, but sure. why not?

  • bcbray

    @ClovisSangrael Hmm… I think I have seen it, but can’t get a mental image right now. We corner the market b/c we’re rad.

  • DonaldJohn

    Why Didn’t you show Detroit? Or mention that in 2010, Michigan lead the nation!…. In Violent crimes, Aggravated assault,  Motor vehicle theft, and was second in Arson to Toledo.

  • Illwind

     @DonaldJohn
     We should remember the goodness & beauty of Michigan, not dwell on the bad things.  There is so much beauty in Michigan and I saw it again during the two weeks I spent there in August.  Beauty in scenery and in thepeople.
     

  • ctcsme

    Good video, buf you left off the best which is the Coper Country towns-Houghton/ Hancock/ Calumet/ Laurium/ Copper Harbor. Sad as they are the best of the UP.  

  • ctcsme

    Good video, but you left the best of the UP out which is The Copper Country. What a shame as Houghton, Hancock, Calumet, Laurium and Copper Harbor make the UP great.  

  • http://www.michigan.org/blog Pure Michigan

     @ctcsme The Copper Country is beautiful with lots of state parks, including Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park. Maybe Rob and Jeff will do another video and feature the area. 

  • http://www.michigan.org/blog Pure Michigan

     @David Greene Thanks for your comment, David. Thanks for stopping by.

  • ctcsme

     @Pure Michigan   @ctcsme Let’s hope so, as it was sad to see this area be slighted in this very nice and uplifting video for the State of MI. No place in MI has the feel nor history of The Copper Country.It is a nature lovers paradise and home to MTU a world class engineering college. It is truly a unique place that is hard to leave and return back to my home in VA at the end of each summer vacation. I am not a MI native, but all my relatives are who are scattered all about MI. It’s a great State with nice people, so keep up the good work of geting the word out.   

  • ctcsme

     @Pure Michigan   @ctcsme Let’s hope so, as it was sad to see this area being slighted in this very nice and uplifting video for the State of MI. No place in MI has the feel nor history of The Copper Country. It is a nature lovers paradise and home to MTU a world class engineering college. It is truly a unique place that is hard to leave and return back to my home in VA at the end of each summer vacation. I am not a MI native, but all my relatives are who are scattered all about MI. It’s a great State with nice people, so keep up the good work of geting the word out.  

  • Mary Jo Bedro

    Great video to showcase summer in Michigan.  Looking forward coverage of all seasons in the mitten!

  • Mary Jo Bedro

    Great video of summer in Michigan!  Looking forward to a video of each season in the mitten

  • Diamonds and Pearls

    Video is gone! Did someone forget to buy rights to the song? If so, that would be very sad. Loved the video, and would hate for it to disappear in copyright oblivion.
     

  • ctcsme

     @Diamonds and Pearls

     http://www.wimp.com/singalong/

  • DetropiaTheFilm

    @BeefcakeFactory how about the mikado instead ?

  • DavidNDoreenDaly

    Great video!!  Why haven’t we seen it on TV??

  • http://www.michigan.org/blog Pure Michigan

     @Diamonds and Pearls The producers secured usage rights to the song and were unaware of any secondary copyright claim holders. The producers are working to get this resolved. 

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