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PDF-MW-Dtrt-20150827 Prts- A02-15HMp-Dtrt-NC-A02a-15K--Doc11-14.pngThe 2015 schedule for the 43rd annual Noel Night is listed below.


  1. – 3980 Second


Enjoy the sounds of Ryan Spencer ofJamaican Queens.
Detroit Clothing Circle •
Sfumato Fragrances Subtrakt • 419.206.7113 •

     2  – 71 Garfield
• 313.831.5100 •
…, refreshments, and more!

LTGraphics Artist Studio & Showroom
71 Garfield, Suite 170 • 313.930.0318 •
Lynne Ford Studio 71 Garfield, Suite 160A •
Sharper Vision 71 Garfield, Suite 180 • 313.974.7299 •
SocraTea 71 Garfield, Suite 50 • 313.833.7100 • … holiday tea tasting and cookie pairing (supplies limited).

Trent Creative
71 Garfield, Suitte 150 • 313.799.0348 • Open house and refreshments.

  1. – 8 Degrees Plato Detroit

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT** 3409 Cass • 313.888.9972 •

A variety of craft beers, meads and hard cider offered for sale. Take home a growler filled with fresh holiday ale or enjoy a pint in the tap room! Performances by Bruce Farrell & Chrissy Morgan.


  1. – Artloft
    **NEW TO NOEL NIGHT** 4160 Cass, Suite C • 313.818.0023 • 
    Musical trio performing on stage in store and Mrs. Claus will be handing out candy canes and random surprise gifts.

5:30-5:45 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause
6:15-6:45 p.m. – Julie Monahan, Flute Solo
7:15-8:15 p.m. – Britney Stoney performs

  1. – Avalon International Breads

422 W. Willis • 313.832.0008 •
Warm up with hot drinks, soups, hand pies and lots of love at Avalon
freshly baked cookies, samples of their Stollen and new Italian Pannetone!
Enter their holiday cookie decorating contest and join their
“hustle line” from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Instruction provided.
5:15-5:30 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause
5:45-6:15 & 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Vista Vero
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Nikki Holland
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Michael Adams

 6 – AYV Midtown
4100 Woodward, Suite 201 (Located next door to the Majestic) • 313.831.2473 •
retail showroom for the lifestyle clothing brand: AYV Premium Lifestyle Apparel

7 – Back Alley Bikes | Hardcore Detroit | Ocelot Print Shop

3535 Cass • 313.873.5630
Located inside the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation
7:30 & 8:30 p.m. – Hardcore Detroit  – Break Dance performances in the CCNDC community room

  1. – Bethel A.M.E. Church
    5050 St. Antoine • 313.831.8810 •

4:45 p.m. – Bethel Praise Chorale
5:00 p.m. – Bethel Kids Jump 4 Jesus/Women of Praise
5:15 p.m. – Bethel A.M.E. Church Choir
5:30 p.m. – Burton International Dance Company
5:45 p.m. – Jazz & Spirit Dance Theatre of Detroit
6:00 p.m. – St. Stephen A.M.E. Church Choir
6:15 p.m. – St. Stephen Praise in Motion Dancers
6:30 p.m. – Duke Ellington Sophisticated Ladies Choir
6:45 p.m. – Duke Ellington Dance Ensemble
7:00 p.m. – Gospel Temple Baptist Church Choir
7:20 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts Dance Company
7:45 p.m. – Michael Mindingall & Communion
7:45 p.m. – Duke Ellington School Dance Team
8:00 p.m. – East English Village Prepatory Academy Dance Team
8:15 p.m. – Greater Quinn A.M.E. Church
8:45 p.m. – Spain Middle School Dance Company
9:00 p.m. – Anna Marie (soloist)
9:15 p.m. – Diamond Divas Dancers
9:30 p.m. – Aaron Bravesoul Parrott

9 – The Black Dress Co.
87 E. Canfield • 313.833.7795 •
6:15-7:00, 7:15-8:00 & 8:15-9:00 p.m. –Collective Peace

  1. – Bob’s Classic Kicks
    4717 Woodward • 313.832.7513 •
    DJ and live band. Hot cocoa will also be served.

11 – Busted Bra Shop
15 E. Kirby, Suite A • 313.288.0449 •

12 – Campus Bible Fellowship
74 W. Forest • 313.833.9038 •
Enjoy a holiday music ensemble featuring songs performed by a
string quartet, handbell ensemble, and vocalists at

6:00 pm, 7:00 pm & 8:00 pm
at the CrossRoads to the Nations House.
They will also have complimentary holiday refreshments available.

  1. – Cass Café
    4620 Cass • 313.831.1400 •
    6:00-9:00 p.m. – Lac La Belle performs
    an acoustic duo from Detroit, Michigan,
    Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace.
    Influenced by early Americana
    accordion, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, harmonizing vocals, and fingerpicking resonator guitar.
    favorite holiday tunes alongside festive bluegrass, old-time, and 1920’s western swing.

Exhibition: “The Artists of Corktown Studios.”
On view:  November 7, 2015 – January 24, 2016.

14 – Cass Corridor Commons – 4605 Cass
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Detroit Community Music Showcase
PARLOR ROOM: 5:00 p.m. – CommonUnity Café –  menu of seasonal treats, so you can fill you hearts and appetites with cheer!

  1. – Cathedral Church of St. Paul
    4800 Woodward • 313.831.5000 •
    5:00-10:00 p.m. – Live Animals of the Nativity on the Woodward Lawn.  5:15 p.m. – “Strolling” Tour of the Cathedral
    6:00 p.m. – Cathedral Choir in Concert
    6:30 p.m. – PianOboe in Concert
    7:00 p.m. – “Seated” Tour of the Cathedral
    7:30 p.m. – Organ Recital by Jeremy David Tarrant
    8:00 p.m. – Holiday Music by the 35-piece Five Lakes Silver Band.
  2. – Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren • 313.494.5800 •
    GM THEATER: 5:15-6:00 p.m. – Ballet Renaissance 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Delta Prep Academy High School, Vocal21. Detroit Design Center Gallery
    **EXTENDED HOURS** 4225 Third •

… baked goods and savory treats. Holiday gift sales.

10:00 p.m. – The Strange performs, including local performers Brett Lucas, James Simonson, and many more.


  1. – City Bird | Nest

460 W. Canfield • 313.831.9146 • 460 W. Canfield • 313.831.9776 •


  1. – College for Creative Studies

201 E. Kirby • 313.664.7400 •

annual Student and Alumni Art Sale will be held in the Walter B. Ford II Building, …

Blacksmithing and glassblowing demonstrations by CCS faculty and students will be held in the Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden.

6:00-8:45 p.m. – Friends Vocal Quintet (in the Walter B. Ford II Building)


  1. – Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward • 313.832.8540 •

A light snack will be available to their guests.


  1. – Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs

5461 Brush • 313.873.1727 •

An evening of holiday shopping and music, free hustle lessons and ZUMBA, quilt displays and building tours.

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Enjoy the music of the Violin Divas 7:15-8:15 p.m. – Lady Champagne



  1. – Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward • 313.833.1805 •


GRAND TRUNK PASSENGER STATION: STREETS OF OLD DETROIT: LEGENDS PLAZA (outside Woodward entrance): 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir Qui Qui Edibles will provide food for purchase throughout the night.

WRIGLEY HALL: BOOTH AUDITORIUM: 5:00 & 6:30 p.m. – Madrigale Chorale 7:30 p.m. – Twelfth Night Singers 8:45 p.m.- Keith Gamble Quartet

AMERICA’S MOTOR CITY: 6:00 & 7:00 p.m. – YMCA Deep River Choir


  1. – Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward • 313.833.7900 •

LECTURE HALL: 5:00 & 6:30 p.m. – Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company performs “My Favorite Holiday Memories” 8:00 p.m. – Shakespeare in Detroit performs “Veni, Vidi, Vici”


RIVERA COURT:   5:15 & 6:30 p.m. – Cree Carrico performs “A Broadway Christmas” 8:45 p.m. – Imani Winds

PRENTIS COURT: 5:00-9:00 p.m. – The Snow Queen 6:00 p.m. – Dixon’s Violin

KIRBY ENTRANCE: 5:00-8:30 p.m. – Photos with Santa.

STUDIO 1ST LEVEL: 5:00-8:30 p.m. – Gingerbread workshop craft activity

CRYSTAL GALLERY: 6:15 p.m. – Tia Imani Hanna  8:00 p.m. – Inner Voices

KRESGE RECEPTION: 5:45 p.m. – Nicole New 7:15 & 8:45 p.m. – Augustus Williamson

DETROIT FILM THEATER: 6:15 p.m. – Tuba Christmas 7:00 p.m. – Festival Singers  7:45 p.m. – Mosaic Singers

Food and drink available in Cafe DIA, Kresge Court, and the Great Hall. Holiday shopping also available.


  1. – Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward • 313.481.1339 •

CASS MEZZANINE: 5:00-10:00 p.m. – Gratitude Steel Band

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY: 5:00-8:45 p.m. – Visit with Santa
SOUTH WING: 5:00 p.m. – Living Arts 5:45 p.m. – Dance City Performance Team & Studio Detroit 7:30 p.m. – Marygrove Repertory Dance 8:30 p.m. – Heritage Works

CLARA STANTON JONES FRIENDS AUDITORIUM: 5:15 p.m. – The Marvin Jones Trio 6:45 p.m. – PanaMO 8:15 p.m. – Maurice Davis

GALLERIA: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – A poetry and music performance featuring InsideOut Literary Arts Projectwriters:

Audra Kubat, Mahogany Jones, Naidra Walls, Terrell Morrow, Hajjar Baban and Justin Rogers.


  1. Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 •

ATRIUM: 6:15-6:45 p.m. – Detroit Children’s Choir MUSIC BOX: 7:00 & 8:15 p.m. – The Diving Bell (FREE)

ORCHESTRA HALL: “Mahler’s Resurrection” (Tickets required $ ).


  1. – Detroit Yoga Lab

69 W. Forest • 313.831.9642 •


  1. – Ecumenical Theological Seminary

2930 Woodward • 313.831.5200 •

… Light refreshments will be offered.

6:00 p.m. – AKA Ringing Pearls Bell Choir.


  1. – Epicurus Restaurant

111 W. Warren • 313.832.0133

5:30-9:00 p.m. – Jay Graves performs.

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  1. – First Congregational Church

33 E. Forest • 313.831.4080 •


SANCTUARY: 6:30 p.m. – Detroit Medical Orchestra – “Symphony No. 5, Op. 64” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

This performance will play the full sympony and will last approximately 50 minutes. 8:30 p.m. – Madeleine Peyroux – American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist Delicious hot food will also be available for sale.


  1. – FLO Boutique

404 W. Willis • 313.831.4901 •

… live dancing mannequins.



  1. – Galerie Camille

4130 Cass, Suite C • 313.974.6737 •

… Multimedia street performers …


  1. – The Garden Theater

3929 Woodward • 313.832.0888 •


beautifully renovated historic theater, … Midtown’s newest restaurant inside, The Block.

A cash bar inside the theater will be open during the evening.

7:30 p.m. – Project Daydream performs “Madeline the Musical” 9:00 p.m. – Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys


  1. – Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

3965 Woodward • 313.831.9627 •

Stop in for a locally roasted cup of coffee, glass of beer or wine or a cocktail with a holiday twist.

acoustic trio The Half Bloofs (x – The Blueflowers acoustic trio) from 5;30-8:30 p.m.

late night DJ sessionafter 9:00 p.m.


  1. – Great Expressions

3670 Woodward • 313.355.1665 •


  1. – The Green Garage

4444 Second • 313.444.4054 •

5:30 p.m. – Kitty Donohoe performs


  1. – The Hannan House

4750 Woodward • 313.833.1300 •

HANNAN CAFE: 6:30 p.m. – DEPSA Youth Chorale 7:30 p.m. – Lorenzo Rhodes

ELLEN KAYROD GALLERY: LOWER LEVEL: 6:00 p.m. – DSA Male Ensemble: Visions 7:00 p.m. – Hannan Center for Lifelong Learning’s Belly Dancing Class: The Silver Shakers 7:30 p.m. – Chinese Program


37.-    Hellenic Museum of Michigan

67 E. Kirby • 313.871.4100 •

… live Greek music, dance, pastries and much more!

Exhibit:  “Nike: Greece’s Critical Role in Nazi Germany’s Defeat”


  1. – The Inn on Ferry Street

84 E. Ferry • 313.871.6000 •

Tours of the Scott House will be available throughout the evening.


  1. – The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit

111 E. Kirby • 313.871.8600 •

“Holidays Around the World,” –  cultural performances, ethnic food, displays unique gifts from many lands.


  1. – Kit and Ace


4240 Cass, Suite 106  •

Christmas music mixes by DJ IV Wolves


  1. – Majestic Theater Complex

4120 Woodward • 313.833.9700 •

Majestic Cafe dinner, drinks and laughter featuring  Konrad Lee, Loung Singer Extraordinaire.

There will be food and drinks for purchase and holiday shopping in the Majestic for Noel Night.


  1. – Michigan Science Center

5020 John R • 313.577.8400 •

5:00-8:30 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods Student Art Gallery 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods performances from their

Madrigal Choir, Concert Choir, Chorale Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Flute Quartet, Dance Department …

Arts Academy in the Woods is a 2015 sponsor of Noel Night!

MiSci LUNAR GALLERY STAGE: 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – The Music of Wizard of Oz: – Warren Civic Theater.

singers perform songs from their upcoming show on the MiSci Lunar Gallery Stage.

MiSci DTE ENERGY SPARKS THEATER: 6:00-8:30 p.m. –

MiSci KIDS TOWN: MiSci ENTRANCE LOBBY: 6:30-7:30 p.m. –  Super Grover

MiSci COSMIC CAFE: Open 5:00-8:30 p.m. Grab ‘n Go food and beverages. Prices range from $0.50 – $8.00.

FOOD TRUCKS | 5:00-9:00 p.m. Beignets 2 Go and Bigalora Wood Fired Pizza will be located in the Science Center’s parking lot.


  1. – University Prep Science & Math Middle School


5100 John R • 313.832.8400 •

Holiday crafts for children 12 and under. Snacks also available ($).

CAFETERIA: 5:00 p.m. – UPSM Elementary School 5th Grade Choir 5:45 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Singers & Strings 6:30 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Dancers 7:15 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Singers & Strings 8:00 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Dancers


  1. – Michigan State University – Detroit Center

3408 Woodward • 313.578.9708 •

2ND FLOOR ENSEMBLE ROOM: 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Instrument Petting Zoo!

2ND FLOOR FRONT LOBBY: 5:00-6:00 p.m. – Mariella Mouse in the Opera House Story Time – Children …

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM: 5:30-6:30 p.m. – MSU Detroit Gospel Choir, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Spartan Youth Jazz – Open jam session


  1. – Model D House

4470 Second •


  1. – Motor City Brewing Works

470 W. Canfield • 313.832.2700 •

Detroit’s oldest Brewery celebrates hand‐crafted beers and ciders,

and serves gourmet pizzas and other foods featuring locally grown produce…


  1. – Motor City Brewing Works Warehouse | RUNdetroit | Shinola

441 W. Canfield

… live entertainment from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Kid’s Holiday Dance Party featuring DJ Anytime and His Incredible Pop Machine 7:30 p.m. – Danny and the Darleans | All ages show 9:00-10:00 p.m. – Bronze Radio Return | All ages show


  1. – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

4454 Woodward • 313.832.6622 •

Art, music, treats and crafts for all ages.

Pilar Cote will DJ Latin music throughout the evening.

5:00-9:00 p.m. – Art activity with Lisa Luevanos

MUSEUM: Exhibition: United States of Latin America. Curated by: Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra.

…thirty emerging artists from Latin America,

MOBILE HOMESTEAD: Exhibition: You Can’t Print That! 50 Years of The Fifth Estate.


  1. – N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

52 E. Forest • 313.831.8700 •

 “Simbi dzebasa – Four contemporary artists from Zimbabwe

3:00-10:00 p.m. – House music by DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale


  1. Plymouth United Church of Christ

600 E. Warren • 313.831.2460 •

LOWER LEVEL: … light meal with sides and drinks.  – Secured parking also available.

UPPER LEVEL SANCTUARY: 5:00 p.m. – Spain School Performing Arts Mime/Choir/Dance 5:30 p.m. – Plymouth Renaissance Choir 5:45 p.m. – MacArthur K-8 University Academy Middle School Concert Choir – Southfield 6:05 p.m. – Plymouth Gospel Choir/Plymouth Youth Choir 6:15 p.m. – Levey Middle School Marching Band – Southfield 6:30 p.m. – Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy 7:00 p.m. – Dancematics 7:30 p.m. – Cass Tech Orchestra 8:00 p.m. – Higher Praise Dancers/Plymouth “Water” Chorale/Plymouth Blended Voices 8:30 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts Dancers


  1. – Preservation Detroit

4735 Cass • 313.577.3559 •

Placemaking Cass Park activities and gallery of historic buildings.

… DJ Jeff Richards will spin Detroit and holiday tunes.

Free hot cider and cookies, and more!


  1. – St. Josaphat Church


715 E. Canfield • 313.831.6659 •


  1. – The Scarab Club

**EXTENDED HOURS** 217 E. Farnsworth • 313.831.1250 •

Two bars with beer, wine & spirits, hot chocolate & cider.

Food Truck Rally. Visit Santa by the fire and create kid-friendly craft.

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Delta Prep Academy Vocal 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Suzuki Royal Oak 7:15-8:00 p.m. – Laith Al-Saadi 8:30-9:30 p.m. – RJ Spangler


  1. – Simone DeSousa Gallery

444 W. Willis • 313.833.9000 •

Music and refreshments.


  1. – Small Mall on 2nd

4246 Second • 313.960.4656

… Wi-Fi Study Hall and Sweet Chateau Cupcakes.

5:30-9:00 p.m. – A local pianist will provide musical accompaniment to sing Christmas carols.

Light refreshments. Holiday shopping.


  1. – Source Booksellers

4240 Cass, Suite 105 • 313.832.1155 •

7:30-10:00 p.m. – Barbara Ware, local jazz singer and her musicians …


  1. – Spiral Collective – Dell Pryor Gallery | Tulani Rose

Dell Pryor Gallery • 4201 Cass • 313.833.6990 • Tulani Rose • 4201 Cass • 313.832.2477 •

5:00 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause 6:00-9:00 p.m. – Enjoy the holiday sounds with visiting DJ JMO of St. Louis – Christmas House music.


  1. – University of Michigan – Detroit Center

3663 Woodward • 313.593.3584 •

Visit the U-M Detroit Center and enjoy seasonal musical performances, a scavenger hunt and holiday crafts.

5:00 p.m. – Oak Park Voices of Inspiration School Choir 6:00 p.m. – Detroit Christian Youth Orchestra 6:45 p.m. – Winans Academy Orchestra 7:10 p.m. – Winans Academy Dance Company 8:30 p.m. – LSO Dance Company


  1. – Wayne State University Art Department Gallery

150 Art Building (in WSU’s Community Arts Center, near Cass & Kirby) • 313.577.2980 •

… Hot cocoa and cookies will be available. Art Department Gallery.


  1. – Wayne State University Bookstore

82 W. Warren • 313.577.2436

Warm up in the cafe with a seasonal holiday drink!


  1. – Wayne State University Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance

Hilberry Theatre 4743 Cass • WSU Theatre Box Office • 313-577-2972 •

2:00 & 8:00 p.m. – Inspecting Carol. By Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

(Tickets required).

Maggie Allesee Dance Theatre 4841 Cass (3317 Old Main) • 313.577.4273 •

WSU Dance Company performs their annual evening-length presentation. ($).

Studio Theatre 4743 Cass (below the Hilberry Theatre) • 313.577.2972 •

  1. – Wayne State University – Old Main Building

4841 Cass

CASS AVENUE ENTRANCE | FRONT FOYER: 4841 Cass • 313.577.6156 •

5:00-10:00 p.m. – WSU Dance Workshop students present a hot chocolate/coffee station. 5:00-10:00 p.m. – Live Coal Gallery

5:00-10:00 p.m. – T.A.P. – Teen Artists Program – art on exhibit and for sale. 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. – WSU Jazz Ensembles

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: 4841 Cass | 1st Floor • 313.577.2598 •
PLANETARIUM: Room 0209, Lower Level • 313.577.2107 •

SCHAVER MUSIC RECITAL HALL: Old Main Annex Building, enter at 480 W. Hancock between Cass and Second • 313.577.1795 •

7:30 p.m. – Holiday Strings – A recital of string chamber music featuring students from the Wayne State University Department of Music.


  1. – Wayne State University Welcome Center

42 W. Warren •


  1. – WDET 101.9 FM Detroit

**NOEL NIGHT SPONSOR** 4600 Cass • 313.577.4146 •

Hot cocoa will be available to warm you up!


  1. – Whole Foods Market – Nutrition & Culinary Education Center

3670 Woodward, Suite 103-B • 313.354.6150

Tasty samples and sparkling cider will be served.

Cooking demos will ake place at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00.


  1. – Will Leather Goods


4120 Second • 313.309.7892 •

Holiday drinks and entertainment for the entire family!


  1. – Woodward Avenue Bandstand

Located on Woodward Avenue between Kirby and Farnsworth

6:00 p.m. – Allen Park High School Marching Band 7:00 & 8:15 p.m. – Bacchanal Promotions “Top Hat Side Show” 8:00 p.m. – Detroit Party Marching Band 9:30 p.m. – Salvation Army Brass Band Sing-Along


  1. – Youth Development Commission

30 E. Canfield, 2nd Floor • 313.963.8916 •

Crafts, live music, group mural, art exhibit, youth photo competition, food and warm drinks. Holiday shopping also available!

SECOND FLOOR: 6:00 p.m. – Live music (jazz band) 7:00 p.m. – DSA – Vision Male Ensemble of the Arts 7:30 p.m. – Kia Kyndel 7:45 p.m. – Deshawn Wilson 8:00 p.m. – Photo contest judging begins. 8:15 p.m. – Akil Alvin, Donnevan Tolbert & Friends


  1. – Z Ballerini


4215 Cass • 313.312.9817 •

6:30 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause 7:30 p.m. – Urban Stringz 8:30 p.m. – The Festival Singers


  1. – Apetechnology


Old Man Winter and his Icicle Army robots will take over the College for Creative Studies’ Ford Campus’ circular drive at Kirby and John R.


  1. – Corktown Studios


  1. – Ralph Taylor | Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions

Ralph Taylor of Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions will present The Broken Angel, a large-scale dance and music production outdoors on the Wayne State University green space at the southwest corner of Woodward and Warren.


Also –



Hopcat 4265 Woodward • 313.769.8828 • Hopcate will feature a FREE performance by The Infatuations from 10:00-11:30 p.m.

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– Halloween Dance Party –

Lesson from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (Salsa by Kiyana)

Professional Show Dance at 9:00pm (-Cha-Cha-)

Meeting House Grand Ballroom of Plymouth 

Open Dancing from 9pm til Midnight

Ford Ballroom Dance Club Events are open to the public where everyone is welcome.

Singles and couples are invited to the Meeting House Grand Ballroom in Plymouth to the annual Halloween Dance Event.

Enjoy the wonderful recorded ballroom/Latin music from  DJ  Tom Walthall.

Halloween Costumes contest  – but not mandatory.

Kiyana Brown has been dancing for 18 years and has been formally trained in Cecchetti Ballet Grades I-IV.

She took a dive into the world of ballroom, teaching and choreographing – American Rhythm and Smooth .

She has also training in International Latin to eventually compete pro/pro with her partner


The Meeting house is located on the second floor of

499 South Main St.,

Plymouth, MI 48170.

$12 per person.

Include dance lesson.

dance shoes and brushes for sale.

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– Brown & Brown –

HOT Sizzling Latin Show Dance by Professional  Dancer Kiyana Brown & Chad Brown.

For more information, please contact Jenny Remington at

Or call 313-805-8044.








Music – Jazz- Detroit – MI – DJF – Labor Day WE – 2015 –

– Music – Jazz- Detroit Jazz Festival – 

  • Friday,   September 4, 2015
  • Monday, September 7, 2015

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI (map)

42.332152 -83.047036


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August 27-29, 2015 (thu-sat) Kalamazoo Island Festival – at Growlers Baseball Field, Mayor Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo (West MI). + facebook
Annual. Reggae music includes “international, national, regional, and local talent and is the largest celebration of the Caribbean culture in Michigan.”

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Blues By The Bay – in East Tawas, MI (East Michigan).
Annual three day blues festival presented by the Tawas Bay Blues Society (TBBS).

Performer Line-Up on website, $20 for all three days.

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Porcupine Mountains Music Festival – in the U.P. (upper peninsula). + facebook
Annual, held in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Annual festival features “folk, blues, bluegrass and contemporary music from top-class nationally touring artists as well as up and coming Michigan artists.

Over 30 artists, outdoor stages.”

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Sun Dried Music Festival – in Mason, MI (near Lansing). + facebook
Annual, free Admission, showcases a variety of musical performances ranging from rock, jazz, blues, latin jazz, salsa, and country.

September 4-6, 2015 (fri-sun) Marquette Area Blues Fest – in Marquette, MI (U.P., upper peninsula).
Marquette Area Blues Society (MABS) Annual Blues Festival in the Upper Peninsula includes main performances, music workshops, dance workshops, festival after party.

September 4-7, 2015 (fri-mon) Arts, Beats & Eats Festival (Ford Arts, Beats & Eats) – in Royal Oak, MI

(just north of Detroit). + facebook
“Oakland County’s Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity. The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit, plus international, regional and local attractions. annual event every Labor Day Weekend.

September 4-7, 2015 (fri-mon) Detroit Jazz Festival – 35th Annual – at Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverfront.
Free Admission, several stages, features Jazz & crossover music.

September 5, 2015 (sat) Thumbfest – in Lexington (in Michigan’s Thumb). + facebook
“Annual, FREE all-day music festival for the entire family with music stages spread throughout downtown Lexington. Thumbfest spotlights acoustic music from traditions as diverse as New Orleans brass to Celtic, PanWorld to blues, Eastern European to Americana.

There are multiple stages, workshops, jam sites, dance hall, song circles, children’s stage area, crafts and a Hootenanny at the end of the night.


08/27 to 08/29 2015 – Island Festival Growler’s Baseball Complex – Kalamazoo, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – I,N,R,L (music types: WL RT RG )

 08/27 to 08/30 2015 – Houghton County Fair Houghton County Fairgrounds – Hancock, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: CY OT FK CH Variety )
 08/28 to 08/29 2015 – Metamora Country Days Metmora Lions Hall and downtown – Metamora, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – L (music types: CY RK Variety )
 08/28 to 08/30 2015 – Blues by the Bay in the Tawases East Tawas City Park – East Tawas, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – I,N,R,L (music types: CZ BL )
 08/28 to 08/30 2015 – Hastings Summerfest Arts and Crafts Show Courthouse Lawn – Hastings, MI Entertainment: 2 stages – R,L (music types: Variety )
 08/28 to 08/30 2015 – Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Ontonagon, MI Entertainment: 3 stages – I,N,R,L (music types: BL BG CY WL RT FK )
 08/28 to 08/30 2015 – Lincoln Park Days Youth Center Park – Lincoln Park, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – L (music types: CY RK Variety )
 08/29 to 08/29 2015 – Michigan Pride Rally & Festival Old Town – Lansing, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music : SW JZ BL BG CY OT NA RK FK CR CL )
 08/29 to 08/29 2015 – Swartz Creek Art in the Park Elms Park – Swartz Creek, MI Entertainment: 0 w/Roving Performers – l (music types: Variety )
 08/29 to 08/30 2015 – Chesterfield Arts and Music Festival Brandenburg Park – Chesterfield, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: Variety )
 08/30 to 08/30 2015 – Walled Lake Market Day Downtown – Walled Lake, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – L (music types: Variety )
 09/02 to 09/06 2015 – Saline Community Fair Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds – Ann Arbor, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: TF TC CY RK CH Variety )
 09/02 to 09/07 2015 – Dickinson County Fair Dickinson County Fairgrounds – Norway, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – L (music types: CY )
 09/03 to 09/24 2015 – Imlay City Farmers’ Market – September Downtown – Imlay City, MI Entertainment: 0 w/Roving Performers – L (music types: BC JZ ET RA CZ BL BG CY OT WL RT NA RB RG FK CR GP LN CH CL )
 09/04 to 09/07 2015 – Michigan Bean Festival Mulberry Park – Fairgrove, MI Entertainment: 2 stages – R,L (music types: TF CY RK Variety )
 09/05 to 09/05 2015 – Thumbfest 2015 Downtown Lexington – Lexington, MI Entertainment: 8 stages –


09/05 to 09/05 2015 – Art on the Lake at Curtis Erickson Center Park – Curtis, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: Variety )

 09/05 to 09/05 2015 – Springfield’s Car and Craft Show Springfield Farmer’s Market – Springfield, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: OT )

09/05 to 09/06 2015 – Thumb Arts Guild Art in the Park Gallup Park – Port Austin, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: SW BG RK FK Variety )

 09/05 to 09/06 2015 – Algonac Art Fair Algonac Park – Algonac, MI Entertainment: 0 w/Roving Performers – L (music types: JZ ET OT FK )

09/05 to 09/07 2015 – Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival Downtown – Paw Paw, MI Entertainment: 4 stages –

R,L (music types: SW BC CZ BL BG CY RB RP RK CR Variety )

 09/06 to 09/27 2015 – The Sunday Artisan Market – September 315 Detroit Street – Ann Arbor, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: BL RG FK CL )


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  • sponsor: The organization, promoter or group putting the event on. If a ^ is at the end of the sponsor’s name, this indicates a promoter or multiple shows.
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  • dir. & The directors for the show; arts and crafts, food, entertainment, and show director and their phone numbers.
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  • # of years: The number of years the event has taken place.
  • deadlines: The deadline to apply to participate. If there is no date, the show closes when filled or no deadline was provided.
  • # food booths: The number of food booths the sponsor plans to have. There will be a number or a description of how the food will be provided i.e.: catered, nonprofit, concession, or local.
  • food booth fees: The fees for food vendors.
  • # exhibitors: The number of exhibitors the sponsor plans to have. (i.e. art, craft, commercial and corp./information, not food or local info booths)
  • exhibitor fees: The fees for artists, craftsmen and other exhibitors.
  • juried: This indicates that the exhibitor must submit slides, photos or a copy of his or her work to be reviewed for acceptance.
  • prize money: This refers to cash only, represented by the amount. An `na’ indicates no prize money reported by promoter.
  • entertainment / stages: The number of stages followed by symbols indicating the level of entertainment and the type of entertainment. See symbols key below.
  • other activities: Any other activities or entertainment that will be a part of the event.
  • show location: The exact place, city and state where the event will take place.ENTERTAINMENT SYMBOLS KEY:AL = alternative AM = Americana  BC = Beach  BG = Bluegrass BL = Blues    CL = Classical/Symphony CH = Children’s CR = Christian CY = Country CZ = Cajun/Zydeco EL = Electronic ET = Ethnic EX = Experimental FK = Folk FU = Funk GP = Gospel JM = Jam JZ = Jazz LN = Latin ME = Metal NA = New Age OP = Opera OT = Old-Time RA = Ragtime RB = Rhythm & Blues/Soul RG = reggae RK = Rock RO = Rockabilly RP = Rap RT = Roots SO = Soul SP = Spoken Word SW = Swing TC = Dj/Dance/Techno TF = Top Forty WL = World Variety = All kinds of music, many different types.                                                                                        —————————————————————————————————————————————
  • na:  Indicates non applicable or none.
  • Entertainment Levels: I = International, N = National, R = Regional, L = Local Music:

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Jazz Fest Lansing - 2015 Jazz Fest Lansing – 2015


Friday, August 7, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

5:30 – 6:30 Dot Org
MICA (South) Stage

6:00-7:00 Marcus Elliot
North Stage

7:00-8:30 Paul Keller Orchestra
MICA (South) Stage

8:30-9:30 Jim Cooper Quartet
North Stage

9:30-11:00 Tony Monaco / Fareed Haque Trio featuring Randy Gelispie
MICA (South) Stage

11:00-12:00 Fareed Haque’s MathGames
North Stage

River Stage (Under the Big Tent in City Lot 56)

5:45-6:45 Anthony Stanco – Jazz trumpet workshop

7:15-8:15 JAMM Scholarship Trio featuring Clif Metcalf
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

2:00-3:00 Lansing Community College Jazz Band
MICA (South) Stage

3:00-4:00 Beth Stalker
North Stage

4:00-5:30 George DeLancey
MICA (South) Stage

5:30-6:30 Endea Owens
North Stage

6:30-8:00 Betty Joplin
MICA (South) Stage

8:00-9:00 Chris Lawrence & Linosphere
North Stage

9:00-10:30 Grupo Aye
MICA (South) Stage

10:30-12:00 Late Night Grooves with Duncan McMillan

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Latin + Music – Dance –
From a few Music Types –

Son y Casino

In my previous article, I attempted to make a case about one of the advantages of learning to dance to the conga sound (which emphasizes the second and forth count). Unlike the clave, the conga is more explicit in most songs to which you listen nowadays. Therefore, if you are a beginner trying to learn how to keep a beat, learning to follow the conga’s sound functions, to this effect, much better than if you were to try finding the sound of the clave which, because it is implicit, you cannot hear.

There is another advantage to following the conga sound, which I will make a case for in this piece. And this advantage is that, by following the conga, you not only learn the preferred count for dancing the Cuban dance called son (which is danced on the 2), but you also learn the correct way of stepping to…

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– Some Thoughts from Some Dance types –

Son y Casino

Hello, everybody! This is the second video blog post from son y casino. In this one, we talk about how to find the clave during the montuno section of the song using the cowbell pattern. I hope it helps!

Recommended readings in case some of the things said in the video do not make sense or are confusing:

On the distinction between the introduction and the montuno:


On the difference between the 3-2 clave and 2-3 clave:


Once you’re done watching the above video, this following video shows what I explained above. From 3:20 to 4:20 you have a minute-long frame showing the cowbell and clave players, and you can see what I was explaining above.

In more modern music, it is a little harder to hear so clearly the cowbell pattern, so…

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7-12 Common Ground Music Festival
Lansing • (517) 267-1502 •

celebrate the 16th year of this annual week-long music celebration.

National headlining artists mix with regional and local favorites to create the summer’s hottest festival.

Enjoy rock, country, blues and more along the scenic Grand River.


13-18 Eaton County Fair
Charlotte • (517) 543-4510 •

17-18 Old Town Scrapfest
Lansing • (517) 485-4283 •
Teams have two weeks to create art out of recycled materials that will be displayed during event.

Food, music and beverages and more!


25 Car Capital Auto Show
Lansing • (517) 372-0529 •

25 Taste of Downtown
Lansing • (517) 487-3322 •
food sampling, wine tasting from over 100 varieties of wine from around the world and live music on Washington Square!






– TOP – 2015 –
– June 12 – Friday –
Rachel & Alex
June 12 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Top of the Park 2015 opens with a festival debut from Rachel & Alex, an indie folk duo from Lansing . Rachel & Alex have played across Michigan and become regulars in the Lansing music scene.
This spring they released their debut EP, Nights Like These.
Dave Menzo
June 12 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Menzo’s psychedelic pop takes you on a journey intended to express his experience of Chromesthesia (sound to color synesthesia) and its effects on his interactions with the world.
His new album, “Shhh…,” was made entirely with instruments he checked out from the
Ann Arbor District Library’s Music Tools Collection,
June 12
7:00 PM
North University Stage
Stella! is a three-piece, all-women American roots band from southeast Michigan
A singer-songwriter supergroup and features standouts on the Michigan roots scene:
Jo Serrapere,
Jen Sygit,
Laura Bates.
they create gorgeous, complex harmonies over country-roots, blues, and bluegrass influenced original songs.
In 2012, they released “Sorry Stella” with Michigan’s Earthwork Music .

The Appleseed Collective
June 12 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
Mix Django Reinhardt with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a couple blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat, and the swagger of swing and you’ll conjure up Ann Arbor’s Americana specialists The Appleseed Collective.
2014 proved to be a big year for the band, including
a multi-state tour,
opening The Ann Arbor Folk Festival,
the release of two albums,
Young Love and Live at The Ark.

Third Coast Kings
June 12 – 10:00 PM
North University Stage
Ann Arbor’s proper deep funk and soul outfit inspired by the funk groups of the 60′s and 70′s.
Their sound is a raw concoction of horn driven hooks, heavy rhythm, in the pocket tightness, Meters style funk, Otis smoothness, and James Brown attitude.
In 2014, they released West Grand Boulevard on Record Kicks
and are making a triumphant return to the festiva after a tour in Japan.
– June 13 – Saturday –
Audra Kubat
5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Detroit singer-songwriter known for her clear, beautiful voice and accomplished acoustic arrangements. performing since 1999 and a fixture of the Detroit folk scene,
hosting the popular open-mic night at Union Street in Detroit.
This year she was named Outstanding Americana Instrumentalist at the Detroit Music Awards,
She is working on her seventh studio album .
Elle Casazza
June 13 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Chicago songwriter and chanteuse Elle Casazza returns to the festival with her fiery take on blues, soul, jazz, and pop.
Fearless, sultry, and powerful, she confidently delivers original songs that weave together themes of flirtation, longing, and passion.
Hear hints of Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, and KT Tunstall in songs from her 2013 debut release For Your Pleasure.
Casazza plays regularly in Chicago at places including Schuba’s Tavern and the Hard Rock Cafe.
Vencedores Samba Bateria
June 13 – 6:45 PM
South Ingalls Mall
join the parade down North University Avenue led by the Vencedores of University of Michigan.
– a student-run samba percussion band whose mission is to share the music of Brazil.
Feel the rhythm as they perform many styles of Brazilian samba music, including
samba batucada,
samba afro,
samba show.
John Latini and The Flying Latini Brothers
June 13 – 7:15 PM
North University Stage
blues-soaked guitar, deep expressive vocals, and cleverly written lyrics,
2008 and 2009 Detroit Blues Challenge Champion and Ypsilanti resident John Latini .
The Flying Latini Brothers, which includes his brother,
Jim Latini, on drums and vocals,
John Sperendi on bass,
Neil Donato on keyboards, .
Salsa Lesson by Dance Revolution
June 13 – 8:15 PM
North University Stage
We’re dancing in the street! Before the music begins, learn how to salsa with Dance Revolution!
fun beginner lesson – B4 – Tumbao Bravo.

Tumbao Bravo
June 13 – 8:45 PM
North University Stage
an Ann Arbor Latin jazz combo that brings the rhythms of Cuba to life with congas, timbales, sax, flute, trumpet, keyboard, and bass.
Winner of the 2005, 2007, and 2013 Detroit Music Awards for
Best Jazz Recording
Best World Music Band,
In 2012, famed Cuban percussionist Pepe Espinosa (Afro Cuban All Stars, Cubanismo) joined the band. Come early for Latin dance lessons before their set!
Salsa Lesson by Dance Revolution
June 13 – 10:00 PM
North University Stage
While the bands do a changing of the guard,
Dance Revolution will keep the party going with a fun salsa lesson.
All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Orquesta RITMO
June 13 – 10:30 PM
North University Stage
Orquesta RITMO specializes in authentic Salsa music and always draws a big crowd to Top of the Park. amazing 11-piece big band –
Come early for free dance lessons before their set!
June 14 – Sunday
Kylee Phillips
June 14 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Folk pop singer, pianist, and songwriter from Plymouth, Michigan,
Mike Vial
June 14 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
independent singer-songwriter and talented guitarist whose acoustic music captures his appreciation for classic songwriters like James Taylor and Cat Stevens
In 2014, he joined the new independent label Maisonneuve Music out of Ontario, Canada, and toured throughout the Unites States and Canada .
Laith Al-Saadi
June 14 – 8:00 PM
North University Stage
returns to Top of the Park accompanied by his jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio featuring
drummer Skeeto Valdez
bassist Jordan Schug.
will plays songs from his most recent release,Real., which harkens back to the great musical traditions of New Orleans and Chicago with splashes of blues, country, gospel, and roots rock.
June 16 – Tuesday

The Flutter and Wow
June 16 – 5:00 PM
North University Stage
known for their captivating stage presence as they merge vocal harmonies, infectious rhythms, and strings into their brand of Rustbelt Americana.
they’ve been nominated for Detroit Music Awards for
Best Folk Band,
Best Acoustic Band,
Best Folk Recording.
In 2014, they released the EP, Urban Prairie.
Brett Mitchell and the giant Ghost
June 16 – 6:30 PM
North University Stage
Top of the Park
Catchy, sophisticated power pop featuring impressive guitar work, fluid vocals, toe-tapping beats, and strong songwriting
influences as broad as Bad Religion, Jimi Hendrix, and The Sundays.
joined by his band, the Giant Ghost, playing covers and original songs from his latest release,
Falling Apart at the Seams.
George Morris and The Gypsy Chorus
June 16 – 8:15 PM
North University Stage
a synth pop experiment in stylized vocals, piano and organ hooks, bouncing bass, and driving drums and drum machine that’s taken a cue from Ziggy Stardust and Sergeant Pepper.
they released the EP We Will Go To Hell For This and have been touring the Midwest.
June 17 – Wednesday
Lisa Ritchie
June 17 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Ann Arbor singer-songwriter and guitarist Lisa Ritchie has been honing her craft for 13 years,
In the past year, she’s been touring clubs and coffeehouses throughout the Midwest
and working on her upcoming debut EP, Home.
Fangs and Twang
June 17 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Billy LaLonde (drums, vocals),
Andy Benes (guitar, vocals),
Joe Bertoletti (bass, vocals)
from – Black Jake & The Carnies.
a side project to deliver twangy country songs about bigfoot, vampires, mummies, zombies, …
June 17 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
folk rock from Grand Rapids, –
gaining national attention for their lush string driven sound, three-part harmonies, and hauntingly beautiful original songs.
They released their first EP, A Brand New Start, in 2014
and won over fans and critics who likened them to Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers .
October Babies
June 17 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
their songs are a hybrid of funk, jazz, R&B, reggae/ska/dub, techno, Latin, drum & bass, …
their lyrics are predominantly in Japanese
2014 unplugged release, Untangle.
June 18 – Thursday

Julie Haven
June 18 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
rich, textured vocals and deft piano compositions,
indie pop artist capturing the spotlight since she was a teenager,
first performing in coffee houses and eventually in clubs and festivals throughout Michigan.
In 2013, she put out her fifth release, a live album, and is making her festival debut.
Timothy Monger
June 18 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
best known for his work with Michigan rock group Great Lakes Myth Society (GLMS),
co-founded with his brother James.
The Ben Daniels Band
June 18 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
Ryan Montbleau
June 18 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
refined blues influenced rock
The past few years have found him performing with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue,
fronting a new line-up for his band,
releasing his 2015 album, Growing Light.
June 19 – Friday
Madelyn Grant
June 19 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
R&B singer who grew up listening Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, and Donny Hathaway.
Her original lyrics are emotionally driven and empowering,
her sultry voice and smooth tone hypnotize the listener.
The single “Waiting” from French producer FKJ features her vocals and has over a million plays on SoundCloud.
Expect big things from this talented artist making her festival debut tonight!
Briar Rabbit
June 19 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Detroit singer-songwriter Briar Rabbit (Phillip-Michael Scales) ((uncle B.B. King ))is musically inclined.
focuses on lyrics, presenting himself as a modern storyteller marrying vintage and classical aesthetics with contemporary pop music.
His 2014 release From Your Bones was called “literate and soulful pop” by the Chicago Tribune
the first single from the album, “So Long,” won a highly competitive international songwriting competition.
In 2015, he released a new single and video for the song “Lay It on Me.”
The Moxie Strings
June 19 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
electrifying combination of
fiddler Diana Ladio,
electric cellist Alison Lynn,
percussionist Fritz McGirr.
feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms,
– fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music.
Madcat Midnight Blues Journey
June 19 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
four veterans of the local and national blues, folk, and jazz scenes.
harmonica wizard and festival favorite Peter “Madcat” Ruth,
guitar and steel fireworks – Drew “Cap’n Midnight” Howard,
bassist Mark Schrock
drummer Michael Shimmin.
Bringing improvisational exuberance to
standard and obscure blues tunes,
folk and jazz melodies,
and original music,
The Sun Messengers
June 19 – 10:15 PM
North University Stage
8 -piece, horn-driven R&B party band with a hard-hitting style that has made them a favorite in Southeast Michigan for over 30 years.
They have opened for Jay Leno,
backed up R&B luminaries Martha Reeves, The Drifters, and Sir Mack Rice,
have been rocking the Palace of Auburn Hills since 1996 as the house band for the Detroit Pistons.
June 20 – Saturday
Tom Butwin
June 20 – 5:30 PM
North University Stage
folk-inspired soul pop infused with smooth vocals and catchy guitar arrangements
akin to Jason Mraz and John Mayer.
For ten years, Butwin’s steadily been building a following in Michigan
recently nominated for two Detroit Music Awards for
Outstanding Acoustic Artist and
People’s Choice Award. In 2013,
he released a full EP, This & Hereafter, and a four-song live album just came out this spring.
Keri Lynn Roche
June 20 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose edgy take on indie pop/rock, full-bodied vocals, and tongue-in-cheek delivery have made her a rising star.
caught the national spotlight as a contestant and returning alum in recent seasons of American Idol performing at well-known venues like The House of Blues
released the single “Scar on My Heart,” and returns to Top of the Park backed by a full band.
The Outer Vibe
June 20
8:30 PM
North University Stage
The Outer Vibe of Grand Rapids took Top of the Park by storm last year.
With an outsized stage presence – they deliver songs that draw from
the Motor City’s passion and power,
the upbeat, good feelings of the West Coast,
a cinematic Southwestern nostalgia—
a blend they’ve named “surf disco.”
Their first album, Hoka Hey, garnered them national attention
Their May 2015 release, Full Circle, was created in collaboration with producer Brad Dollar
(Grateful Dead, Keb-Mo, The National)
mastering engineer Joe LaPorta (The Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Vampire Weekend).
Asked what it sounds like: “Clint Eastwood drinking a piña colada at a Dick Dale concert.”
June 20 – 10:30 PM
North University Stage
drummers, horn players, high stepping stilt acrobats, and dazzling dancers of the 24-member MarchFourth! ensemble throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high energy music and over-the-top spectacle.
began as a Fat Tuesday party on March 4, 2003, in Portland, Oregon,
More of a vaudeville circus procession than a marching band,
June 21 – Sunday
Ralston Bowles
June 21 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
the “godfather” of West Michigan’s acoustic music scene where he first got started in 1970,
released three nationally acclaimed Americana studio albums while touring the United States and Europe.
has performed and/or toured with T Bone Burnett, Arlo Guthrie, Dan Hicks, and Bob Dylan, …
back to the festival for a solo acoustic set.
Roland Remington
June 21 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
It’s tiki music for the modern age.
Roland Remington returns to the festival playing vintage melody percussion instruments to revive mid-century exotica by artists like
Martin Denny,
Les Baxter,
Henry Mancini,
Arthur Lyman.
Exotica combines the sounds of Latin America, Polynesia, and the Orient.

Laura Rain and The Caesars
June 21
8:30 PM
North University Stage
electrifying retro modern soul.
Powerhouse vocalist Laura Rain’s rich tone, artistry, and talent for effortlessly gliding between registers have won her comparisons to Aretha Franklin and Etta James.
The Caesars, all veterans of the Detroit R&B, jazz, rock, and blues scenes.
released two albums, most recently Closer,
June 23 – Tuesday
Misty Lyn and The Big Beautiful
June 23
6:15 PM
North University Stage
“gothic folk.”
tight harmonies, haunting melodies, poetically rich lyrics, vivid arrangements …
Ryan Gimpert (electric guitar, pedal steel),
Matt (drums, vocals),
Jim Roll of Backseat Productions studio (bass),
Carol Gray (fiddle, percussion, vocals).
2 studio albums,
For the Dead (2009)
False Honey (2012),
currently working on a third.
The Ragbirds
June 23 – 8:00 PM
North University Stage
a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow., touring 47 states and Japan, and has released six albums.
Their next record, Home, will be out later this year.
June 24 – Wednesday
Salsa Lesson by Dance Revolution
June 24 – 6:00 PM
North University Stage
Dance Revolution is calling your feet to TOP!
Two left feet welcome.

Los Gatos
June 24 – 6:30 PM
North University Stage
vibe-influenced Latin jazz quintet
elegant boleros, upbeat pachangas, fiery mambos, cha chas, and exotic, 6/8 Afro-Cuban dance numbers. embraced the “old-school” Latin jazz values set forth by
Cal Tjader,
Mongo Santamaria,
Tito Puente,
Joe Cuba. ..

Las Cafeteras
June 24 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras
uplifting, vibrant sound that remixes roots music and tells modern day
uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock …
eclectic instrumentation, including
donkey jawbone,
West African bass instrument -marimbol, cajón,
wooden platform used to dance zapateado jarocho.
Recently they were named “Best Latin Alternative Band” by LA Weekly featured on NPR’s “World Cafe.”
June 25 – Thursday

Jetty Rae
June 25 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Folksy, soulful, sweet, influences including Brandi Carlile, Cat Power, Ray Lamontagne, and Patty Griffin, Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride chose her as the featured local artist at Lilith Fair in Detroit,
played SXSW this spring, and recently released the single “Forever & Always.”
Chris Dupont
June 25 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
distinctive tenor, effortless guitar work, and visual lyrics
recent release, Anxious Animal, – sonic textures and thoughtful arrangements
Adam Plomaritas
June 25 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
warm voice, Telecaster, Hammond organ and brass launch you back to the era of Al Green
In 2013, he released the full EP, The Hard Way,
Secret Someones
June 25 – 8:15 PM
North University Stage
harmony-driven but heavy-hitting alt-rock four-piece based in Brooklyn.
Hannah WInkler,
Bess Rogers,
Lelia Broussard
drummer Zach Jones
I Won’t Follow, the band’s debut EP for Cherrytree/Interscope Records
June 26 – Friday
Sienna Morgan
June 26 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
talented teen released The Hard Way this year, a five-song EP featuring her original country and pop
Less Is More
June 26 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Jane Finkel and Brian Spencer, a folk alt duo
haunting, playful harmonies , thoughtful lyrics arrangements of ukulele, keyboard, guitar, and cajon.
In 2014, they released the EP Amid the Flowers.

Billy Mack and The Juke Joint Johnnies
June 26 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
high energy rockabilly, honky tonk, retro country, and swing!
Front man Billy Mack’s
Tony Handley on drums,
Gary Lintenmuth on bass,
Claybourne Stewart on sax and guitar,
boppers, rockers, two-steppers and swing dancers!

Delilah DeWylde and The Lost Boys
June 26 – 9:00 PM
North University Stage
original songs with vintage country and honky tonk hits, rockabilly favorites, and surf gems by such artists as Hank Williams, Sr., Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Buck Owens, Gene Vincent, and Dick Dale.

Horse Cave Trio
June 26 – 10:30 PM
North University Stage
music that travels the American landscape, from rockabilly to Kentucky blues, pure country to gospel.
In 2011, they released Hart County
nominated for Detroit Music Awards in 2012 outstanding country album, band, and live performance. Touting themselves as “the band most likely to steal your whiskey,”
don’t forget your dancing shoes!
June 27 – Saturday
Retreat: West African Dance with World Dance Workout
June 27 – 5:00 PM
Power Center Lawn
Spencer Michaud
June 27 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
ghosts of Motown, Tin-Pan Alley, and Jeff Buckley
versatile, powerful songs with rich guitar arrangements.
2014 debut EP, Tightrope Walker,
James and June
June 27 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Dustin and Sarah Lolli
married for ten years but only recently began collaborating as James & June,
In 2014, they released their first full EP, Chasing the Moon
Joe Summers and His Jazzabilly Sedan
June 27 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
eclectic mix of styles and genres.
gypsy music, Chet Atkins-style guitar, hot jazz informed solos, traditional jazz, ‘50s – ‘60s instrumentals
June 27 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
10-piece music collective known for their feel good sound, solid musicianship, and danceable songs. an upbeat, semi-chaotic showcase of musical expression.
Blending Afro-Caribbean rhythms, a swinging horn section, and jazz and ska influences,
The Saints of Soul
June 27 – 10:30 PM
North University Stage
high-energy show reminiscent of early Motown.
distinctive vibe that’s evolved from the eclectic roots of its members,
Soul, funk, Motown, R&B, blues, jazz, and classical influences
provocative melody, and infectious grooves.
June 28 – Sunday
Olivia Millerschin
June 28 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
simple but catchy songs and mixes pop, jazz, soul, and folk
plays the guitar, ukulele, and tambourine and has been nominated for five Detroit Music Awards, including Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording and Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist.
In 2014, she won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song “Screw Valentine’s Day” and released the EP, Over the Weather, last year.
Dave Boutette
June 28 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
blends many schools of American roots and popular music, folk, blues, swing, and old time country.
His songs feature unique storytelling and humor,
This April he put out his fifth solo EP, 1st Rate Companion.

The Chris Canas Band
June 28 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
he and his band have made it to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis several years
Their new album, Would You Mind (If I Play The Blues), is expected later this year.
June 30 – Tuesday
Chris Buhalis
June 30 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
acoustic folk songs transport listeners and tell stories of real people.
recorded his debut CD, Kenai Dreams, with the legendary Townes Van Zandt,
Magdalen Fossum
June 30 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
first played the festival at age 11,
Magdalen and her ukulele have continued to receive jubilant responses from audiences at festivals, theaters, and cafés throughout Michigan.
Named the Open Stage Performer of the Year by The Ark in 2011,
she plays ukulele, piano, fiddle, and mandolin to bring to life old standards, twenties jazz, contemporary, and original songs.
this rising star delights and entertains with humility and good cheer.
The Ingrid Racine Quartet
June 30 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
this powerful improviser toured internationally and nationally with the band NOMO
mentored many local young musicians as part of the leadership of the Neutral Zone.
she can be found playing weekly at the Gandy Dancer and The Raven’s Club,
moving between her quartet, The Heather Black Project, and The Gin Dandies.
Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience
June 30 – 8:00 PM
North University Stage
Grammy-winning Terrance Simien! An 8th generation Louisiana Creole
toured to over 40 countries in the past 25 years
A standout on the New Orleans Jazz Festival line-up for thirty years
July 1 – Wednesday
Nicole Delia
July 1 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
14, but she’s hugely talented, writing beautiful original acoustic pop songs
Her song “Forget” has been highlighted on the Indie Music Channel’s Radio Cafe Top Ten Countdown where it reached number one.
The Whiskey Charmers
July 1 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
haunting country noir, gothic Americana
Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa
captivating melodies and twangy guitar duets of love, heartbreak, whiskey soaked nights, the open road. For their 2015 self-titled release they were joined by
Brian Ferriby on drums
David Roof on bass,
Jerry Mack and The Terraplanes
July 1 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
a staple of the Southeast Michigan blues scene for over 20 years,
mixture of rockin’ blues and uptown swing, R&B, soul, and roots rock.
The Polish Muslims
July 1 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
For over 30 years, “America’s Polk-Rock Ambassadors
in the vein of Weird Al Yankovic and satire songs poking fun at current events
they were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Detroit Music
July 2 – Thursday
Derek Fawcett
July 2 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
djembe player in the soul-inflected acoustic country-rock quartet Down the Line.
In 2014, he released his debut solo EP, Feel Better.
Annie and Rod Capps
July 2 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang, and a soulful groove.
May release, Searching for Neverland.
The Go Rounds
July 2 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
songwriting and performance collective that explores high-energy twang rock, soul music, baroque folk, art rock, country, and classic rock ‘n’ roll.
2012 – Feathername from Earthwork Music,
sound has departed from the homemade psychedelic rock and soul of their early records –
embraced a fuller, orchestral sound, including horns, strings, multiple drummers, keyboards players, …
lead singer Graham Parsons.
Chris Bathgate
July 2 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
heartfelt compositions of country-tinged gothic folk
In 2012, released Salt Year on Quiet Scientific Records
July 3 – Friday
Zander Michigan
July 3 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Top of the Park
Zander Michigan (Alexander Melidis) sings, plays guitar and harmonica,…
recently released second Album, Zander The Great.
With a style that favors a straw hat and bowtie and a sound that will remind you of Bob Dylan,

Diana Lawrence
July 3 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Top of the Park
Called a “drop dead show stopper” by Music Connection Magazine,
singer-songwriter pianist Diana Lawrence draws on pop, blues, folk, jazz, and cabaret.
musical director for The Second City, the Joffrey Academy of Dance, and The Chicago Symphony Chorus, The frontwoman for Diana & The Dishes.

The Matt Besey Band
July 3 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
first gained notoriety in the early ‘90s as a guitar prodigy winning Honorable Mention in the 1996 National Fender Guitars Jimi Hendrix Competition.

Jennifer Westwood and The Handsome Devils
July 3 – 8:45 PM
North University Stage
After years of contributing vocals to R&B, soul, roots, and blues collaborations, and winning an Emmy for her vocal work and several DMA’s, she joined forces with veteran players the Handsome Devils, guitarist Dylan Dunbar (Rumpshakers, Whitey Morgan)
bassist JD Mackinder (Whitey Morgan, Deadstring Brothers)
to build out a swampy, bluesy, “dirty, greasy, and footstomping” sound.
May release, Greetings From This Town.
Captain Ivory
July 3 – 10:30 PM
North University Stage
down and dirty five-piece tight guitar, soulful vocals, and the raw power of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Inspired by Jack White, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, and the grit of Detroit
first full-length EP, Captain Ivory,
completed a two-month European tour this past spring
July 4 – Saturday
Kate Peterson
July 4 – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Paledave and Jenny Fair
July 4 – 6:00 PM
Acoustic Stage
Paledave (Dave Buehrer) and Jenny Fair are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Ypsilanti
Abigail Stauffer
July 4 – 7:00 PM
North University Stage
sweet, folksy style encompassing acoustic pop, folk, and neosoul.
playing songs from her new album, Where I’m Going, – January
features a new ukulele, cello, and drum trio.
The Bluescasters
July 4 – 8:30 PM
North University Stage
tight vocal harmonies, a groove oriented rhythm section, and rockin’ solos that drive the dance floor.

Lady Sunshine and The X-Band
July 4 – 10:30 PM
North University Stage
product of the Motor City and is a reflection of the very essence of Detroit
Sunshine and The X-Band were International Blues Challenge semifinalists
in 2014, released their latest album, Big and Sexee!
Put on your dancing shoes – smokin’ hot set at Top of the Park!
July 5 – Sunday
The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus
July 5 – 5:00 PM
Hill Auditorium Plaza
musical ambassadors of the U.S. Army and the 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus!
the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army,
The Soldiers’ Chorus, founded in 1957, is the vocal complement of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC.
Chairs will be provided.
Please make sure to dress for the weather .

July 5 – 6:30 PM
North University Stage
Kicking off So Long Sunday –
hard-hitting country featuring gritty vocals, smart lyrics, and gleaming pedal steel.
In 2013, they released the much praised Blissfield,
singer-songwriter and rhythm guitarist Dave Rossiter
George Bedard and The Kingpins
July 5 – 8:00 PM
North University Stage
an annual tradition, George Bedard and The Kingpins will close Top of the Park and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival season with their crowd-pleasing, swinging rockabilly and blues.
in 2013, he released a much-anticipated live album, Further On.
say “so long” to another great season at Top of the Park.

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