Tag Archive: Blues


– Music – Jazz – Blues –
-2017 – October –

10-4, first Wednesday of every month, 
– 6:30-9:30 p.m.,
TV’s Grand Event
2651 W. Jefferson Avenue,
Trenton, MI 48183,
734-671-5676,
Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band
Ron on trombone,
Johnny Trudell on trumpet
all-star band.
reservations recommended. $5 cover,
food is reasonably priced and excellent (the hotel has the former Opus One chef).
food and drink specials.
http://www.tvsgrandevent.com/home

10-5, First Thursday of each month,

7:30-10:30 p.m.,
Sports Channel Bar
25419 Jefferson,
St. Clair Shores,
586-771-2333
Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn/vocals,
Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals,
Dennis DeCello on drums,
Jerry Neeley on keys,
Tom Ploeger on sax
Sit-ins welcome!
hear some good easy jazz, nice setting and great food.
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10-5, First Thursday of each month.

Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks #325,
41700 Ann Arbor Road,
Plymouth, MI 48170,
734-453-1780
West Side Ramblers
Morgan Humecky   vocals, lead guitar and banjo;
Sherry Humecky the hammered dulcimer;
Brian Newsom chord melody/rhythm banjo;
Kim Dominick electric bass;
Bob Ervin, rhythm guitar and vocals.
http://www.plymouthannarborelks325.com
email jazzattheelks@gmail.com.

10-6, Friday,
ConCorde Inn of Clinton Township,
44315 N. Gratiot Ave.,
Clinton Township, MI
48036,

Hurricane Fundraiser Dance, – Swing Detroit.

7:15 p.m.-8 p.m.- Beginner dance lesson – John Salalila.
8-10 p.m., Tbone Paxton on trombone backed by the RJ Spangler Trio.
7-11 p.m.,  $15,
Cash Bar, 50/50 and silent auction.
Get your picture taken free with a great photographer:
https://mdm3962.wixsite.com/artofcapturinglife
http://www.facebook.com/swingdetroitdotcom,
http://www.concordeinns.com,
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446621482052650/10-8, Sunday,  7 p.m
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Tamir Hendelman Trio,
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-10, Tuesday,  7-10 p.m.
Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325
41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth MI.
734-453-1780
Blues @ The Elks – in partnership with the Detroit Blues Society
(www.detroitbluessociety.org).
Monsieur Guillame & His Zydeco Hepcats.
Monsieur on accordion and vocals,
Erich Goebel on guitar and vocals,
Joe LaBeau on sax,
Perez Morris on frottoir (rub board) and congas,
Mike Ziegeler on drums
Frankie Lee on bass.
$5 donation at the door and bring your dancing shoes.
http://www.plyaa325.com
email jazzattheelks@gmail.com.

10-13, Friday, 7:30 p.m. I
Forum Hall at Palmer Commons
University of Michigan campus,
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ellen Rowe New Album Concert
“Momentum-Portraits of Women In Motion.”
Ellen Rowe, piano
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet;
Tia Fuller, alto sax;
Virginia Mayhew, tenor sax;
Lisa Parrott, bari sax;
Melissa Gardiner, trombone;
Marion Hayden and Marlene Rosenberg , bass;
Allison Miller, drums
The pieces are new compositions for a new album recording October 14 and 15.
free and open to the public.

10-13, Friday,  8 p.m.,
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Bob Sweet Quartet,
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-14, Saturday,  8 p.m.,
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Petra van Nuis, vocalist
Andy Brown guitar,
Jim Dapogny,
Paul Keller
Pete Siers,
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-15, Sunday,
Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site
49965 Van Dyke Ave.,
between 22 and 23 Mile Roads,
Shelby Township, MI 48317.
586-739-4800
Annual Open House
featuring Johnny Trudell,
http://www.packardmotorfdn.org/Coming%20Events.htm

10-15, Sunday,  2 p.m.,
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit,
6600 W. Maple Road,
West Bloomfield,
248-661-1000,
Hot Ivories – From Ragtime  to Rock and Beyond.
Four-pianist piano summit
Matt Ball,
Jarrod Champion,
Jon Milan
Kerry Price,
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
jccdet.org

10-15, Sunday,  1-5 p.m.
9545 McDougall
(Joseph Campau to Eveline),
Hamtramck,
313-874-5322.
Attic Dwellers Acoustic Jam Session at P.L.A.V. Post #6, ,
Free and open to all levels of acoustic players and listeners.
The attic Dwellers Acoustic Club charges no dues
is an open-circle acoustic jam session
all who want to lead some songs can,
those who want to play along or just listen, also can.
PA available for vocalists. Beginners to experts can enjoy.
(To get on their mailing list, contact them at:)
atticdwellersdetroit@gmail.com,
If parking fills up, there is a public parking lot nearby on Eveline.)

10-18, Wednesday,
Schoolcraft College Liberal Arts Office and Music Department.
Schoolcraft College, Kehrl Auditorium, VisTaTechCenter,
18600 Haggerty Rd.,
Livonia.
734-462-4403,
Noon Jazz Concert
Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet
Chris Codish organ,
Cory Allen guitar
Marcus Elliot, saxophone
Sean, drums.
Free, open to the public
Your donation at the door helps fund music student scholarships.
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/music

10-20 through 10-22, Friday through Sunday,
TERRACE INN JAZZ WEEKEND

(sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society),
Cakewalkin’ Jass Band from Toledo
Dave Bennett Quartet,
traditional jazz weekend getaway … almost sold out.
http://www.TheTerraceInn.com
10-22, Sunday,  2 p.m.,
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Paul Keller’s At Sundown Quintet
Paul, bass,
Sarah D’Angelo, voice and clarinet,
Duncan McMillan , piano,
Steve Wood , sax/flute
and others …
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-23, Monday,  8 p.m.,
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Brian Charette and Jordan Young: A Circuit Bent Organ Duo, .
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-30, Monday,
Zal Gaz Grotto Club
Ann Arbor
during the performance of the Paul Keller Orchestra.
Linda Yohn will be the recipient of the 2017 Ron Brooks Award for 2017.
Linda has been the Program Director for WEMU for twenty years.
More details to come. Congratulations, Linda!

10-31, Tuesday,  7- 9:30 p.m.
Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325
41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth MI.
734-453-1780
Shahida Nurullah Quartet.
$10 at the door.
http://www.plyaa325.com
email jazzattheelks@gmail.com.

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( we have not given these people a plug in a while … )
Dirty Dog Jazz Café.
11-15 and 11-16, Wednesday and Thursday,
97 Kercheval Ave.,
Grosse Pointe,
Emma Aboukasm, Vocalist
Cliff Monear,
Jeff Pedraz
Pete Siers
http://www.dirtydogjazz.com11-29, Wednesday,
Noon Classical Concert at Schoolcraft College
Schoolcraft College Liberal Arts Office and Music Department.
Schoolcraft College, Kehrl Auditorium, VisTaTechCenter,
18600 Haggerty Rd.,
Livonia.
734-462-4403,
Anthony Bonamici on piano,
from Hertzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg Russia
Free, open to the public
Your donation at the door helps fund music student scholarships.
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/music

12-13, Wednesday,
Schoolcraft College Liberal Arts Office and Music Department.
Schoolcraft College, Kehrl Auditorium, VisTaTechCenter,
18600 Haggerty Rd.,
Livonia.
734-462-4403,
Noon Jazz Concert
Paul Keller Holiday Jazz Concert
featuring Sarah D’Angelo vocals,
Paul Finkbeiner trumpet,
Keith Kaminski sax,
Terry Kimura trombone,
Ellen Rowe piano
Sean Dobbins drums
Free, open to the public
Your donation at the door helps fund music student scholarships.
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/music

GDJS Presents Earlybird New Years’s Eve Dinner and Jazz
5th year presenting – jazzy “Earlybird” New Year’s Eve at Shield’s.
http://www.GreaterDetroitJazzSociety.com

DETROIT BLUES SOCIETY
Find out what is happening in the Detroit blues scene by becoming a member
http://www.detroitbluessociety.org

 

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– MUSIC –
– S.E.Michigan –
– Labor Day Weekend –

– Michigan State Fair –

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  • Thursday, August 31, 2017      10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Friday, September 1, 2017:     10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 2, 2017: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Sunday, September 3, 2017:    10:00 am –  10:00 pm

  • Monday, September 4, 2017:   10:00 am –   9:00 pm

    • (Interior exposition hall will close at 5:00pm on Monday)

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– Detroit Jazz Festival –

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HISTORY

The Detroit International Jazz Festival was founded in 1980 by Robert McCabe and the Detroit Renaissance.
Along with the Detroit Grand Prix and the International Freedom Festival, the Festival was intended to bring people into the city and to provide all segments of the population with world-class entertainment.From 1980 to 1991, the Festival flourished through a partnership with the highly regarded international jazz festival in Montreux, Switzerland.
In 1991, the Festival merged with Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, where it resided until September 2005.In March 2005, Detroit philanthropist and Mack Avenue Records Chairman Gretchen Valade emerged as a major sponsor of the Festival.
With additional support from the Knight Foundation, the Festival expanded in all aspects.
Its new footprint, covering three blocks, provided two additional stages and more space for food vendors and other activities.

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Looking to attract new audiences to jazz and the Festival, in 2011, jazz musician Chris Collins was appointed as artistic director and has since taken on the role of president of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation.
With Collins’ vision and the support of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Board of Directors – led by Chair Gretchen Valade – the Foundation has continued to integrate new and exciting artistic elements and opportunities into the signature event, in addition to year-round programming.

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The Detroit Jazz Festival is now managed and produced by the Detroit International Jazz Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2006.
Through the generosity of Detroit philanthropist and Mack Avenue Records Chairman Gretchen Valade, the Foundation also established a significant endowment to support Festival operations.
The staff and advisory committee continuously work to raise the balance of operating costs through corporate partnerships, contributions and earned-income opportunities.

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For nearly 40 years, the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation has celebrated Detroit’s rich history of jazz music by providing year-round concerts and educational programming, and of course, organizing the world’s largest free jazz festival over Labor Day weekend.

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With the support of corporate sponsors, philanthropic organizations, individual donors and volunteers, the Detroit Jazz Festival is free to music fans looking to revel in the artistry and improvisation of jazz legends, rising stars, legacy and homecoming artists.
Each year’s lineup of more than 60 performances spanning multiple stages, as well as spontaneous late-night jam sessions, offers something for everyone.

Year-round educational programming creates one-of-a-kind opportunities for regional students and aspiring musicians to help them achieve artistic excellence, while  concerts celebrate the works of students and mentors, in addition to local and national artists.

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The 20th Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats

presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Downtown Royal Oak.
200 performances on nine stages,
a  Fine Arts Show,
local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in Metro-Detroit.
Each year international, regional and local attractions at the festival
in the the City of Royal Oak .

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Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is free to enter until 5pm on Friday only.  
Festival admission is
$3 until 3pm,
$5 after 3pm,
$7 after 5pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

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– Hamtramck –

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   2017  –  Hamtramck Labor Day Festival – hamtownfest.

Hamtramck
38th annual Labor Day Festival,
Sep. 2, 3, and 4, 2017

 

For the past three decades Hamtramck celebrated Labor Day weekend with a festival on the Main Street of Joseph Campau,  Leave your bike with  Wheelhouse Detroit,   for FREE.
located at the northeast corner of Caniff and Jos. Campau,
With two separate stages, booths from a number of restaurants and a full line-up of carnival rides, there’s never a dull moment at the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival.

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History of Labor Day Festival,
Hamtramck

37 years of fun

Hamtramck City Festival was first proposed in 1980.

The Dodge Main factory had just closed.

Then-Mayor Robert Kozaren, with the help of a group of dedicated citizens, conceived having a huge city festival that would  boost the spirits of the residents, and show  that Hamtramck  could smile in the face of a crisis.

The first festival was planned for late September.

From the start it was a huge success, with over 100,00 people attending.
People from across the area came to the festival
to enjoy the music, food, crafts and all manner of fun.

The festival was moved up to Labor Day to take advantage of the better weather and longer holiday weekend.

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Hamtramck History

Founded in the wake of the American Revolution, Hamtramck remained largely unknown for more than 100 years as a dusty farming community on the edge of Detroit, Michigan.
In 1910, the town took a new direction with the opening of John and Horace Dodge’s auto factory.
By 1930, it had a population of 56,000 –
one of the most densely populated cities in the United States.

Polish immigrants made up the majority of this  population.
After centuries of repression by the Russians, Prussians, Austrians, and Germans, the Polish immigrants hungered for democracy. .
By 1922,  Hamtramck  incorporated as a city, the Poles were the controlling influence,
Even as the sounds of heavy industry faded,  Hamtramck maintained its persona as an immigrant community.
these days Arabs, Bangladeshis, Bosnians, Serbians, find the city an attractive place to settle.

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(primarily from)
(Kowalski, Greg. Hamtramck: The Driven City. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.)

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Lansing JazzFest Schedule – 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

5:30 – 6:45    Solace with Aneesa Strings and Dakota Peterson
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15      Nicole New & the Woodward Horns
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Orquesta Ritmo
North Stage

9:30 – 11:00   Lowdown Brass Band
MICA (South) Stage

Saturday, August 6, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

2:00 – 3:00     JAMM Scholarship Band
MICA (South) Stage

3:00 – 4:00     Nashon Holloway and Bryan Blowers
North Stage

4:00 – 5:30     Betty Baxter “Satin Sounds” – 2016 JAMM Tribute Honoree
MICA (South) Stage

5:30 – 6:45     Fred Knapp Trio
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15    The People’s Jazz Band
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Michael Dease wsg Doug Webb
North Stage

9:30 -11:00    Ramona Collins


 

MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival

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Friday, August 12, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, noon – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 14, noon – 6:00 p.m.

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Sunday, August 14

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY STAGE JAM TENT

Paulette Brockington, Swing Dance, Noon–12:30 p.m.
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Detroit – Summer – 2016 – DownTown Parks – June –

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  • JUNE –

Mn –   06 – 12:00 PM –          CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       NEW WORLD SOUL

Tu –  07  – 11:00 AM –           CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       PRINCE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

–   6 – 8 PM.       –     PARADISE VALLEY –        Ken Kozora, Project


Wd –  08 – 12:00 PM –           CAMPUS MARTIUS –        THE FLUTTER & WOW
The Flutter and Wow band is known for their captivating stage presence as they merge vocal harmonies, infectious rhythms, and strings into their unique brand of Rustbelt Americana.
The band lead by Tasha Lord
Detroit Music Award Nominees 2012-2016
Best Folk Band,
Best Acoustic Band,
Best Folk Recording-Outstanding Americana Vocalist.

Th –     09 – 12:00 PM –        CAMPUS MARTIUS           iHeartMedia
5:30 PM –         CAMPUS MARTIUS –        Mix & Mingle –x- Channel 955-
PARK BEACH
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.
– 06 – 8 PM.      –   PARADISE VALLEY –          Dave Hamilton Band
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Fr –  10 –   12:00 PM     –      CAMPUS MARTIUS  –         MADELYN GRANT
Madelyn Grant is a young soul and R&B singer
Her vocals are on the Grammy nominated remix of ODESZA’s “Say My Name”
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Mn –    13  – 12:00 PM                 CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       PEACEFUL WARRIORS PROJECT

Tu –     14  – 12:00 PM                CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       THE TED NAGY TRIO
–  6 – 8 P.M.    –        PARADISE VALLEY –          Obed Succori, Trio

Wd –  15  – 12:00 PM      –         CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       BILLY BRANDT

Th –   16  –   5:30 PM –              CAMPUS MARTIUS –        Mix & Mingle –x- Channel 955-              PARK BEACH
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.
– 6 – 8 PM.    –         PARADISE VALLEY –          Maestro Pastor Steve Thompson

Fr –  17  –  12:00 PM      –        CAMPUS MARTIUS –        DETROIT’S PUBLIC SECRET
5:30 PM    –           CAMPUS MARTIUS –        MOLLYWOP!
–   @ THE BEACH  –          Detroit-based band that plays original and classic reggae music.
Smooth vocal harmonies and hard-hitting musicians bring the party …

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Mn –  20  – 12:00 PM –                CAMPUS MARTIUS           TRUE LOVE BAND
The True Love Band is a Professional Family Band specializing in jazz, funk and R and B.
They are active in performing for various communities throughout Detroit

Tu –  21 – 12:00 PM –                   CAMPUS MARTIUS –        MISTY LOVE
–  6 – 8 P.M.        –          PARADISE VALLEY –          Mark Stone, Group

Wd –  22 – 12:00 PM –               CAMPUS MARTIUS –  NIKKI HOLLAND & DIRTY ELIZABETHS
“Americana music right from Detroit, MI.
Nikki Holland & The Dirty Elizabeths deliver a full-flavored singer songwriter experience with a blend of folk rock music, sides of country and blues, and pop for a smooth finish.

Th –   23  –   5:30 PM –               CAMPUS MARTIUS –        Mix & Mingle –x- Channel 955-              PARK BEACH
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.
– 6 – 8 PM.    –           PARADISE VALLEY –          Big Will 360

Fr – 24  – 11:00 AM – 2 PM     CADILLAC SQUARE –        FARMERS’ MARKET
Shop a great selection of fresh produce and cottage foods from an array of local growers.
12:00 PM             CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       ANNABELLE ROAD
9:00 PM –          CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       CLARE DUNN
MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Clare Dunn is a dynamic new artist on the country music scene garnering praise for her sultry vocals and sizzling guitar work.On tour with superstars including
Bob Seger,
Keith Urban
Miranda Lambert
Critics call her “magnetic on stage.”
Clare plays lead guitar on all of her material including her current single, “Tuxedo,” off her self-titled EP. The Colorado native was named “One to Watch” by
USA Today,
Billboard,
Rolling Stone,
Boston Globe,
and recently joined Miranda Lambert on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour
and Chris Young on the I’m Comin’ Over Tour.

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Mn –        27  – 12:00 PM –             CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       DUANE HARLICK

Tu –        28  – 12:00 PM –              CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       OFF THE LEDGE
“Good times call for great music.” Off The Ledge is a band that impeccably combines elements of blues, funk, rock, jazz, and folk into their songs for your listening pleasure.
–  6 – 8 P.M.        –             PARADISE VALLEY –          Steve Grady, Kasan Belgrave,                                                                                                                                The Jazz Off Band

Wd –    29  –  12:00 PM –               CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       ALAN TURNER
Nashville recording artist, Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band are well known for their high energy rocking country entertainment!
They have been nominated for 18 Detroit Music Awards and were a national nominee for the 2015 Inspirational Country Music Award, “New Artist of the Year”!


Th –   30  –   5:30 PM –                   CAMPUS MARTIUS –        Mix & Mingle –x- Channel 955-          PARK BEACH
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.
– 6 – 8 PM.    –             PARADISE VALLEY –          “Our Songs…Our Stories”

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Music – Jazz, Blues, Swing …  May  2016 ++

5-03, Tuesday,   7 p.m.,
Dave Bennett –  fundraiser for Waterford Kettering HS Music Program,
Waterford Kettering Performing Arts Center,

2800 Kettering Drive, Waterford, 48327.
Tickets $10, www.waterfordpac.com

5-03, Tuesday,   Every  at 5:00 p.m.,
5 O’Clock Rush Concert Series
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
.
8000 Woodward Ave.,

  • 5-03 – Alan Day and Stefan K
  • 5-10 – Vocalist Tony Camilletti with pianist Harvey Reed
  • 5-17 – Vocalist Brad McNett with pianist Scott Gwinnell
  • 5-24 – Vocalist Sandra Bomar with pianist Harvey Reed
  • 6-07 – Alan Day and Stefan K
  • 6-14 – Vocalist Ramona Collins with pianist Josh Silver
  • 6-21 – summer Solstice Jazz concert featuring the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra,
    7-8:30 p.m. (guest vocalists TBA)
  • 6-28 – Vocalist Kate Patterson with pianist Bill Meyer

5-03, Tuesday,   5:30 p.m.
Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band
Paul Klinger,
James Dapogny on piano,
Paul Keller,
Mike Jones on clarinet,
Rod McDonald, Guitar
Terry Kimura. trombone.
Dixieland and Traditional Jazz
$10 entertainment charge. :
Zal Gaz Grotto
j
azz from the 1920s and 30s.
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor.

5-03, Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.
Pianist Charles Boles,
guitarist Ron English,
bassist John Dana
Renell Gonzalez
no cover!
Dirty Dog Jazz Café.
97 Kercheval,
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236,
(313) 882-5299.

5-03, Tuesday. 8 p.m.
Dennis Coffey
Motown, Jazz and Blues
Pat Smillie – 1st Tuesday,
Theo Spight, Detroit Lions’ vocalist – 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Lady Champagne 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore, Detroit.
313-873-1739.
Great jazz, great food, no cover, and free lighted parking.

5-03, Tuesday,    8-11 p.m.
Michele Ramo
Jenuine Cigar Lounge,

44791 Schoenherr Road.
Call Jenuwine at 586/ 997-1731.
www.ramomusic.com

5-03, Tuesday,    7-10 p.m.,
Pianist Pat Cronley
drummer John Hill
bass player Jack McDonald
swinging’ Special guest sit-ins.
Soggy Bottom
613 Martin Luther King Ave.
N of downtown Flint.

5-03, Tuesday, 8-11PM.
jam session – full set of jazz, then open to sit-ins.
New Way Bar
,
23130 Woodward Ave,
Ferndale, MI 48220
No cover charge.

5-04, Wednesday,
Dirty Dog Jazz Café.
97 Kercheval,
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236,
(313) 882-5299.
Usually no cover charge for Wednesday and Thursday jazz shows!
Please visit their web site for more details about the artists and pricing.

  • 5-04 through 5-07 – Michael Zaporski on piano
  • 5-11 through 5-14 – Randy Napoleon on guitar
  • 5-18 through 5-19 – trumpeter Roy Hargrove & the Detroit Jazz Festival All-Star Trio
  • 5-25 through 5-26 – Anthony Stanco on trumpet
  • 5-27 through 5-28 – Tia Fuller
  • 6-02 through 6-04 – Dennis Coffey on guitar
  • 6-08 through 6-11 – Drummer Pete Siers featuring Dave Bennett

5-04, Tuesday,    4- p.m.,
Paul Keller and Bob Mervak
piano/bass duo jazz
Gentleman’s Consignment clothing store
,
625 S. Washington,
amazing clothing and jazz. Free refreshments.

5-04, Wednesday (every),    9:30-12:30 p.m.,
The Lotus Jam,
weekly jam session
James Hughes and Jimmy Smith.
Different rhythm sections weekly,
jam session after the 1st set,
Black Lotus Brewing Company,
1 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, 48017.
www.blacklotusbrewery.com

5-04, Wednesday (first of each month),    6:30-9:30 p.m.,
Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band
Grand Hotel (TV’s Grand Event) in Trenton.
2651 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183,
734-671-5676,
http://www.tvsgrandevent.com/homer
eservations recommended. $5 cover, food and drink specials.

5-04, Wednesday,    8 p.m.,
The Hot Club of Detroit
Evin Perri on guitar,
Julian Labro on accordion,
Ivan Pena on rhythm guitar
Jordan Schug on bass.
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Avenue,
Ann Arbor, 48104,
734-769-2999, kerrytown concert house.com.

5-04, Wednesday    6:30-9:30 p.m.  
(
first of every month, next month changes to THURSDAY!),
The West Side Ramblers
Morgan Humecky on vocals, lead guitar and banjo;
Sherry Humecky on the hammered dulcimer;
Brian Newsom on chord melody/rhythm banjo;
Kim Dominick on electric bass;
Bob Ervin, rhythm guitar and vocals.
older music of the 1900s or earlier -Dixieland, Big Band, Folk, Country western and more.
Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325
41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth MI.
734-453-1780
www.plymouthannarborelks325.com
email
jazzattheelks@gmail.com.

5-04, every Wednesday,    8-11 p.m.,
Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland
The Sodbuster
Haymarket Square,
5758 N. Main Street
Sylvania, Ohio,
419-517-1045,
www.sodbusterbar.com
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5-05, Thursday (except the second) – 7-9:30 p.m.
Jerry McKenzie’s Just Jazz
Ray Tini on bass with special guests each week
Nikola’s

Telegraph just north of 10 Mile Rd., west side of the street.
2nd Thursday: Don Swindell Band.

  • 5-05 – Jim Cooper on vibes
  • 5-12 – Don Swindell Band
  • 5-19 – Sandra Bomar on vocals.
  • 5-29 – Paul Vornhagen on flute/saxophone/vocals

(( 5-05, 5-19, 2nd and 4th Thursday. Temporarily until hockey playoffs are over: ))

5-05:     7-10 p.m.,
Bootlegger’s Pig & Whiskey,
15412 Mack Avenue.
new bar owned by Jai-Lee Dearing,,
5-05, Thursday:
O’Malley’s Bar and Grill,
15231 Farmington, x 5 Mile
Livonia,
734-427-7775,
http://omalleyslivonia.com.

5-05, Thursday,      8:30 p.m
pianist Bill Meyer,
Ralphe Armstrong on bass
Gayelynn McKinney on drums.
No cover for the best live jam
2738 Russell in the Detroit Eastern Market.

5-05, First Thursday of each month,      7:30-10:30 p.m.,
Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn and vocals,
Jerry Neeley on keyboard/vocals,
Tom Ploeger on sax,
Dennis DeCello on drums,
Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals
Sports Channel Bar,
25419 Jefferson Avenue, north of 10 Mile Rd., next to Harbor Lanes,
St. Clair Shores.
586-771-2333.
Sit-ins welcome! .

5-05, Thursday, 1st only,    7-10 p.m.
Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO)
Club 54

Van Dyke Road just north of 16 Mile Road on the east side of the street (in the Sterling Plaza)!
586-795-0054.
$5 cover, not much for a 19-piece band!

5-05, Thursday,      6-9 PM
Paul Keller,
Sarah D’Angelo
Duncan McMillan
London Chop House,
155 E/W.?  Congress
downtown Detroit.

5-05, Thursday,      8-11 p.m.,
Michele Ramo on 8-string guitar.
Jenuwine Cigar Factory Outlets
, #
44791 Schoenherr Rd.,
Sterling Heights,
586-997-1731.
www.ramomusic.com

5-05 every Thursday,    7-10 p.m.
Fred Scott on solo piano and vocals,
La Dolce Vita,

17546 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit,
313-865-0331.

5-05, every Thursday,     5:30-8:30 p.m.
Dan David Trio
Detroit Seafood Market

435 Randolph St., Detroit.
313-962-4180
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5-06, Friday, 5:01 (( last of the Spring season ))
Linda Yohn, 89 1 WEMU Music Director:
Los Gatos.
Rush Street Nightclub,
314 South Main Street
Ann Arbor
www.wemu.org
734-487-2229.

5-06, Friday,      7-10 p.m.
The Rich Michaels Trio
Rich on drums,
Ray Tini on bass
Chuck Shermetaro, featuring special guests every week,
Joe’s Top Dog Restaurant and Bar,
13342 Michigan Avenue,
Dearborn, 48126 (1 block East of Scheafer).
313-846-0888.
Parking in back, and they have great food!
www.RichMichaelsTrio.com

  • 5-6 – Chris Collins on saxophone, Tad Weed on piano
  • 5-13 – Meri Slaven on vocals
  • 5-20 – Johnny Trudell on trumpet
  • 5-27 – Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

5-06 and 5-07, Friday and Saturday,      7-10:30 p.m.,
trumpeter Jimmy Smith, Jazz Series
Onyx,
208 W. Fifth Street,
Royal Oak,
no cover,
www.jimmysmithmusic.net

5-06, Friday – Paul Keller and Friends perform great jazz from 7 till 10:30 PM at Onyx, 208 W. Fifth. Joining Paul will be Beth Stalker, vibraphonist Jim Cooper (from Chicago via Saugatuck), and saxophonist Steve Wood. Great food and drinks at Onyx.

5-06, Friday, Vocalist Kathy Kosins accompanied by Cliff Monear on piano at Maria’s in West Bloomfield, 7-9:30 p.m.

5-06, every Friday,      7-10:30 p.m.,
pianist Pat Cronley – vocalist Joanne Roach
Prime 29 Steakhouse,
6545 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield,
248- 737-7463.

5-06 and 5-07, Friday and Saturday,      6-9 p.m.,
Fred Scott on piano and vocals
Little Daddy’s
,
27250 Eureka Road,
Taylor, 48180,
734-287-8600,
www.littledaddys.com
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5-07, Saturday,      1-3:30 p.m.
The Greater Detroit Jazz Society
Jazz at Shield’s
TNT Big Band – Tony DiMaria and Ted Smith.
Featured vocalist – Renee King Jackson.
Shield’s of Southfield,
$10 entertainment charge.
5-07,   6-9 p.m.
Jazz at the Maple – Dave Lundin Jazz Duo,
Dave Lundin on piano
Keith Malinowski on bass.
Maple Theater Cafe,
Corner Maple and Telegraph.

5-07, Saturday,      7-10pm,
Vocalist Meri Slaven
Pianist Kevin Grenier,
Osteria 222
22266 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn
313-792-7500.
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5-08, Sunday,      2 p.m.,
Kind of Blue Revisited
Ellen Rose on piano,
Paul Keller on bass,
Pete Siers on drums,
Paul Finkbeiner on trumpet
Stephen Grady on saxophone.
Kerrytown Concert House,
734-769-2999.
415 North Fourth Avenue,
Ann Arbor, 48104,
www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

 

5-08, every Sunday, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
vocalist Sheila Landis and 7-string guitarist Rick Matle
jazz, blues and R&B   –  Sunday, Brunch
Beans and Cornbread Soulful Bistro

29508 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield,
Reservations suggested. 248-208-1680.
www.beanscornbread.com.

5-08, Sunday, (every)     Brunch, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Gene Parker
Perrysburg Holiday Inn
(exit 193 off 75 south)
Ohio

5-08, Sunday (every), 10 a.m. brunch,
Trumpeter Ingrid Racine Quartet
Gandy Dancer,
401 Depot Street
Ann Arbor
734-769-0592, . Call to make sure she’s playing that day.

5-08, Sunday,
Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings,
Zal Gaz Grotto.

2070 Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor, between Liberty and Pauline – across from Ann Arbor west side Post Office. Entertainment charge $10,
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5-09, Monday,      7-10 p.m.
Paul Keller Orchestra
Zal Gaz Grotto
,
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor.
$10 entertainment charge
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5-10, Tuesday,      7-10 p.m..
Blues @ The Elks features
Kathleen Murray Band.
Kathleen Murray on vocals,
Bob Bowman on drums,
Mike Ferencz on guitar,
Craig Scott on bass and
Evan Mercer on keys.
 www.kathleenmurrayband.com.
Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325
41700 Ann Arbor Rd.,
Plymouth, Mi. 48170    (1/2 mile W. of I-275)
734-453-1780 for info.,
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5-11, Wednesday,      6:30-9:30 p.m.,
The Rec Bowl
in downtown Mt. Clemens kicks off it’s summer series,
Jazzin’ with Some Barbecue –
The Millionaires
with vocalists Camille Price and Dan Devins,
jazz bands and dancing – Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society.
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5-12, Thursday,      7:30 p.m..
The Brian Delaney Quartet
Ypsilanti Community Choir Spring Concert
Towsley Auditorium
Washtenaw Community Campus,
:
http://www.ypsicommchoir.org/calendar.php

5-12, Thursday (every other)      8-10 p.m.,
Rob Crozier Duo
VinBar
Ann Arbor
,
111 W. Liberty St.,
Ann Arbor, 48104.
no cover.
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5-14, Saturday,      Doors open at 7 p.m., shows start at 8 p.m.,
Kittens & Crooners,
Elegant evenings featuring metro-Detroit’s top jazz vocalists,
wine samplings, tasty bites and local Art House artists
Northville’s Tipping Pointe Theatre,
361 E. Cady Street,
Northville.
May 14: Paul King / July 9 Beth Stalker.
Pre-sale tickets: 586-484-8797,
www.2Stones ;Events.com, Presented by Financial Architects, Inc.
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5-15, Sunday, 4 p.m.,
Randy Napoleon Trio Album Release
Randy Napoleon on guitar,
Rodney Whitaker on bass
Keith Hall on drums.
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Avenue,
Ann Arbor, 48104,
734-769-2999. www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com
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5-18, Wednesday,      6:30-9:30 p.m.,
The Rec Bowl
Dave Bennett Quartet. – Dave’s birthday
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5-19, Third Thursday,       7-10 p.m.
The Riverboat Ramblers
Bob Ervin,
Brian Newsom
Pat MacCarroll
Commonwealth Club,
30088 Dequindre Road,
Warren, MI 48092-1811,
586-751-9560.

5-19, Third Thursday,   . 5-7:30 p.m
Pat Cronley and Friends
White Horse
.
621 West Court St.,
Flint,
810-234-3811.
part of Flint Jazz Walk.

5-19, Third Friday,     9 p.m. to midnight. 
Dennis Coffey Quartet
Motor City Wine

1949 Michigan Avenue
Corktown, telephone
313-483-7283.
www.MotorCityWine.com
5-19, Thursday,      7-9:30 p.m.
“Anything Goes” sing-along at the Dakota Inn with Kerry Price,
John R just north of McNichols (6 Mile)
Detroit.
Good German food and drink, lighted and guarded parking lot, reservations recommended, 313-856-9722.
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5-20, Friday,      2:15-3:15 p.m.,
Metro Jazz Voices
All Seasons of West Bloomfield
,
5600 Drake,
West Bloomfield,
248-841-8001.
Free and open to the public.

5-20, Friday,     9-10 p.m.,
The Rochester Symphony Orchestra
vocalist Edye Evans Hyde and The Terry Lower Quartet
play “American Treasures.” 8 p.m.,
featuring their 2016 Young Artist Award Winner pianist Greg Hartmann,
playing ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’,
 248-651-4181.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rochester.

5-20, Friday,   12:30 p.m.
Vocalist/pianist Kerry Price presents “Sentimental Journey”
the music of post-World War II.
Programs with sing-along
Mahany-Meininger Senior Center,
3500 Marais in Royal Oak,
near ROHS, $2 at the door.

5-20, Friday, 8 p.m.,
From Ragtime to Rock N’ Roll
Jon Milan on piano,
Kerry Price on piano and vocals,
Matthew Ball (“The Boogie Woogie Kid”) on piano
Dave Bennett, piano and vocals.
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Avenue,
Ann Arbor, 48104,
734-769-2999. www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

5-20, Friday,      7-10:30p.m.,
Vocalist Meri Slaven
pianist Scott Gwinnell,
Miles Brown on bass,
Bill Higgins on drums a
Carl Cafagna on sax/flute,
The Onyx
208 West 5th St.,
Royal Oak,
248-543-6911.

5-20, Friday,
Planet D Nonet at Bootleggers
,
Grosse Pointe Park
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5-22, Sunday, 6-8 pm
The Brian Delaney Quartet
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery,
420 N. Main Street,
Chelsea, MI.
In support of recent CD release “Let’s Get Acquainted.”
No cover charge, Good food & drink.

5-22, Sunday,
Attic Dwellers Acoustic Jam Session
P.L.A.V. Post #6,
9545 McDougall
Hamtramck, (Joseph Campau to Eveline),
313-874-5322
Free and open to all levels of acoustic players and listeners. atticdwellersdetroit@gmail.com, .

5-22, Sunday,
“CHEEK to CHEEK”
Sandra Bomar and Tony Camilletti on vocals,
Harvey Reed on piano,
John Dana on bass,
Eric Lundquist on sax and winds
Miguel Gutierrez on drums.
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge,
20510 Livernois Ave.,
Detroit;
$5 cover.
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5-26, , Thursday      (every 4th Thursday), ( 6-23 )  7-10 p.m.,
The Metro Detroit Jazz Orchestra,
“Live at the Blue Goose Inn” featuring vocalist Gary Sacco,
28911 Jefferson Ave.,
St. Clair Shores, 48081,
586-296-0950.
 Hear and download free tracks of the band here:
http://metrodetroitjazzorchestra.com/music
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5-29, Sunday,      2:30 p.m
The Speakeasy Quartet – “Jazz a la French Flair” – a cabaret-style concert.
.,
re-visits the Parisian Salon theme from a couple years ago with favorites and new tunes making a “French Connection.” Music of
Edith Piaf,
Maurice Chevalier,
Sydney Bechet,
The Hot Club of France etc.

Ray Manzerolle, re-joins the SEQ!
Mike Karoub, cello;
Hugh Leal, guitar;
Mike Karloff, piano
Place Concorde,
7515 Forest Glade Dr.
Windsor (10 min. from bridge or tunnel via E.C. Row expressway)
Wine and full bar and snacks available in a cabaret style concert in the banquet room
Tickets on sale from Place Concorde or by phone order at 519 948-5545.
Advance $20, at the door $25.

5-29, Sunday,      4-7 p.m
Planet D Nonet
Blue Goose Inn,.,
no cover, donations accepted ,
http://rjspangler.com/pd9.php
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5-31, Tuesday,      7 p.m.
Elaine Greenberg’s fabulous cancer fundraiser “Jazzalot”,
Temple Israel in West Bloomfield,
Dave Bennett,
George Benson on sax,
The Cliff Monear Trio
Sean Dobbins – Drums
Nick Calandro – bass)
the talented young people of The Southeastern Music Academy Jazz Ensemble
Tickets $30 tax-deductible.
For ticket info or to charge your tickets, call 248-702-5938.
You can also send a check, payable to “Living for Music, Inc.’
along with self-addressed envelope to:
Living For Music, inc., P.O. Box 7023, Huntington Woods, MI 48070.

 

5-31, Tuesday,
Jazz @ The Elks
RJ Spangler’s Planet D Nonet 9 piece Jazz/Swing Band.
Enjoy listening to and dancing to
RJ Spangler on Drums,
Justin Jozwiak on Reeds,
Jim Holden on Brass,
Goode Wyche III on Tenor Sax,
James O’Donnell on Trumpet and Vocals,
Ken Ferry on Trumpet and Flugelhorn,
T-Bone Paxton on Trombone and Vocals,
Mike Zaporski on Keys,
Shannon Wade on Bass.
See their website at www.rjspangler.com/pd9.php.
$10 donation,
Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks #325,
41700 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, 48170.
734-453-1780,
www.PlymouthAnnArborElks325.com.
http://rjspangler.com/pd9.php
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6-3, Friday,      8 p.m.,
TNT Big Band
vocalist Charlie Dental
Cadieux Cafe
,
www.CadieuxCafe.com
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6-4, Saturday,      7-10pm,

Vocalist Meri Slaven
Pianist Kevin Grenier,
Osteria 222
22266 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn
313-792-7500.

6-4, Saturday, Planet D Nonet, North Oakland Homeless Benefit, (sold out).
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6-5, Sunday,
The Jazz Cycle
Mt. Clemens Art Fair.
Performances
start at 11:30 a.m. Come hear a variety of Jazz from your Classic Standards, to Jazz Funk, Fusion, Latin and Ballads. Location of performance is in front of the Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place Drive.
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August 27-29, 2015 (thu-sat) Kalamazoo Island Festival – at Growlers Baseball Field, Mayor Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo (West MI).
http://www.islandfestkalamazoo.com/ + 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).

bluesbythebaytawas.org
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). http://www.porkiesfestival.org/ + 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).

http://www.masondda.com/Sun-Dried.html + facebook
Annual, free Admission, showcases a variety of musical performances ranging from rock, jazz, blues, latin jazz, salsa, and country.

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September 4-6, 2015 (fri-sun) Marquette Area Blues Fest – in Marquette, MI (U.P., upper peninsula). marquetteareabluessociety.org/
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).
http://www.artsbeatseats.com/ + 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. http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/
Free Admission, several stages, features Jazz & crossover music.

September 5, 2015 (sat) Thumbfest – in Lexington (in Michigan’s Thumb).
http://www.bluewaterfolksociety.org/ + 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.

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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 –

R,L (music : ET CZ BL BG OT WL RT RK FK GP CH )

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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  • A ‘tba’ in place of information means “to be arranged“.
  • show dates: The month, starting day, ending day, and the year. Events with dates from prior years indicates that we were unable to get updates as the event sponsor did not respond to our requests to update.
  • 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.
  • show name: If a ^ is at the end of a show name, this indicates a mall show.
  • dir. & ph.no.: The directors for the show; arts and crafts, food, entertainment, and show director and their phone numbers.
  • attnd. last yr: This is the number of people that attended last year. An `na’ indicates a first year event or a mall show. If ‘undisclosed’ this means it was not disclosed by the promoter.
  • # 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.                                                                          http://festivalnet.com/music_festivals.html                        —————————————————————————————————————————————
  • na:  Indicates non applicable or none.
  • Entertainment Levels: I = International, N = National, R = Regional, L = Local Music:

JULY

7-12 Common Ground Music Festival
Lansing • (517) 267-1502 • http://www.commongroundfest.com

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.

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13-18 Eaton County Fair
Charlotte • (517) 543-4510 • http://www.eatoncountyfair.com
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17-18 Old Town Scrapfest
Lansing • (517) 485-4283 • http://www.oldtownscrapfest.com
Teams have two weeks to create art out of recycled materials that will be displayed during event.

Food, music and beverages and more!

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25 Car Capital Auto Show
Lansing • (517) 372-0529 • http://www.reoldsmuseum.org/
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25 Taste of Downtown
Lansing • (517) 487-3322 • http://www.tasteofdowntown.org
food sampling, wine tasting from over 100 varieties of wine from around the world and live music on Washington Square!

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date & time
park
location
act/event
part of the series
 
June 23, 11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
June 23, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
June 24, 11:30 AM
PARADISE VALLEY PARK
 
June 24, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
June 24, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
June 25, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
June 25, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
June 26, 11:30 AM
PARADISE VALLEY PARK
 
June 26, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
June 26, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
June 27, 12:00 PM
CAPITOL PARK
 
June 27, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
June 27, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
June 27, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
June 27, 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
June 27, 9:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
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June 30, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 08, 11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 08, 11:30 AM
PARADISE VALLEY PARK
 
July 08, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 08, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 08, 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 09, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 09, 12:00 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK
 
July 09, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 10, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 10, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 10, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 11, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 11, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 11, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 12, 8:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
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July 14, 11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 14, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 14, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 15, 11:30 AM
PARADISE VALLEY PARK
 
July 15, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 15, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 15, 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 16, 12:00 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK
 
July 16, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 16, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 17, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 17, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 17, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 18, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 18, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 18, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 19, 8:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
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July 21, 11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 21, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 21, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 22, 11:30 AM
PARADISE VALLEY PARK
 
July 22, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 22, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 22, 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 22, 7:45 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 23, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 23, 12:00 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK
 
July 23, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 24, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 24, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 25, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 5:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 6:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 6:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 7:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 8:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 8:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 9:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 25, 10:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 26, 8:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
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July 28, 11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 28, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 28, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 29, 11:30 AM
PARADISE VALLEY PARK
 
July 29, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 29, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 29, 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 30, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 30, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 30, 12:00 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK
 
July 31, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
July 31, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
July 31, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
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August 01, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 01, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 01, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 02, 8:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
August 04, 11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 04, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 04, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 05, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 05, 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 06, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 06, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 06, 12:00 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK
 
August 07, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 07, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 07, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 08, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 08, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 08, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 09, 8:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
Sn
 
 
 
 
 
August 11, 11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 11, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 11, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 12, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 12, 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 13, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 14, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 14, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 15, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 15, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 16, 8:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
Sn
 
 
 
 
 
August 18, 11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 18, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 18, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 19, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 19, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 20, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 20, 12:00 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK
 
August 21, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 21, 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
 
August 22, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 22, 5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 22, 9:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
Sn
 
 
 
 
 
 
August 25, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
August 26, 12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
 
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 – Top of the Park – 2014 –

June

 

13

First Friday

5:00pm Retreat: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

5:00pm Brett Mitchell

6:15pm Chris Dupont

7:30pm Tumbao Bravo

9:30pm The Sun Messengers

11:00pm DJ Robert Lux

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14

Saturday

5:00pm Retreat: T’ai Chi

5:00pm Kylee Phillips

6:00pm Mike Vial

7:00pm Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio

8:00pm  – $$ – An Evening of Classic Comedy with Lily Tomlin

8:00pm October Babies

9:30pm Third Coast Kings

11:00pm DJ Nick Ayers

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15

Sunday

1:00pm Kids Rock Workshop

5:00pm Retreat: Iyengar Yoga

5:00pm Olivia Millerschin

6:00pm The Understorey

7:00pm Kids Rock: Dirty Sock Funtime Band

8:00pm  – $$ – CAKE wsg Wanda Jackson

8:30pm The Macpodz

10:00pm  – MV – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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17

Tuesday

5:00pm Tasting Tuesday

5:00pm Samantha West

6:00pm The Potter’s Field

7:00pm Captain Ivory

8:30pm Dragon Wagon

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18

Wednesday

5:00pm Wind Down Wednesday

5:00pm Bill Edwards

6:00pm Bob Skon

7:00pm Creole Du Nord

7:00pm Spontaneous Art

8:00pm – $$ – Cécile McLorin Salvant

8:30pm Madcat Midnight Blues Journey

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19

Thursday

2:30pm Architects of Air: Miracoco

5:00pm Jim Roll

6:00pm Dave Boutette

7:00pm Hoodang

8:30pm Frontier Ruckus

10:00pm – MV – The Blues Brothers

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20

Friday

2:30pm Architects of Air: Miracoco

5:00pm Retreat: Capoeira

5:00pm San and Emily Slomovits

6:00pm Abigail Stauffer

7:00pm Moxie Strings

8:00pm -$$ – Spanish Harlem Orchestra

8:00pm Lucas Paul Band

9:30pm The Saints of Soul

11:00pm DJ Maxx Makau

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21

Saturday

 2:30pm Architects of Air: Miracoco

5:00pm Retreat: Summer Solstice Yoga

5:00pm Audra Kubat

6:00pm Ralston Bowles

7:00pm The Kickstand Band

8:00pm – $$ – MOMIX: Botanica

8:30pm The Horse Cave Trio

((( New Center Park – Detroit – Lindy Dance Party – )))

9:30pm Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

11:00pm DJ Scout

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22

Sunday

1:00pm Architects of Air: Miracoco

5:00pm Retreat: Hula Hoop Fitness    

5:00pm Tom Butwin

6:00pm Magdalen Fossum

7:00pm Kids Rock: The O>matics

8:00pm – $$ – MOMIX: Botanica

8:30pm Los Gatos

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Tuesday

5:00pm Tasting Tuesday

5:00pm William Wyatt

6:00pm Austin Scott

7:00pm Bill Bynum and Co

8:00pm  – $$ – Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

8:30pm Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys

10:00pm – MV – When Harry Met Sally

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25

Wednesday

5:00pm Wind Down Wednesday

5:00pm Elle Casazza

6:00pm Spencer Michaud

7:00pm Sean Blackman’s In Transit Trio

7:00pm Spontaneous Art

8:30pm La Santa Cecilia

10:00pm – MV – Gravity

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26

Thursday

5:00pm Timothy Monger

6:00pm The Accidentals

7:00pm The Appleseed Collective

8:00pm – $$ – NPR’s Ask Me Another

8:30pm Boy & Bear

10:00pm – MV – Spaceballs

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27

Friday

5:00pm Retreat: Aikido Yoshokai

5:00pm Paledave and Jenny Fair

6:00pm Les Tambours

7:00pm The Crane Wives

8:30pm Les Tambours

9:30pm The Ragbirds

11:00pm DJ Mathew Altruda

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28

Saturday

((( YA Salsa – Dance Lessons – 15 Mile )))

5:00pm Retreat: West African Dance

5:00pm Shari Kane and Dave Steele

6:00pm Les Tambours

7:00pm Chicago Afrobeat Project

8:00pm – $$ – Robert Cray and Mavis Staples

8:30pm Les Tambours

9:30pm Orquesta Ritmo

11:00pm DJ Ayinde Audio

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29

Sunday

1:00pm Kids Rock Workshop

5:00pm Retreat: Spontaneous Art Yoga

5:00pm Zander Michigan

((( YA Salsa – Sunday Social – Grand River – Farmington Hills ))

6:00pm Keri Lynn Roche

7:00pm Kids Rock: Aaron Nigel Smith

8:30pm Hullabaloo

10:00pm  – MV – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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July

 

1

Tuesday

5:00pm Tasting Tuesday

5:00pm Elden Kelly

6:00pm The Whiskey Charmers

7:00pm The Ben Daniels Band

8:30pm The Jill Jack Band

10:00pm – MV – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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2

Wednesday

5:00pm Wind Down Wednesday

5:00pm Acoustic Resonance

6:00pm Jason Dennie

7:00pm A L’Afrique

7:00pm Spontaneous Art

8:00pm – $$ – Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory wsg Tift Merritt

8:30pm Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

10:00pm – MV – The Artist

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3

Thursday

5:00pm Blake Elliott

6:00pm Dave Menzo

7:00pm Laith Al-Saadi

8:30pm Joe Hertler and The Rainbow Seekers

10:00pm – MV – Star Trek Into Darkness

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4

Friday

5:00pm Retreat: Laughter Yoga

5:00pm – $$ – The Capitol Steps

5:00pm Adam Plomaritas

6:00pm Nervous But Excited

7:00pm Dan Henig Band

8:00pm The Bluescasters

9:30pm Lady Sunshine and the X-Band

11:00pm DJ Kirsten Carey

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5

Saturday

5:00pm Retreat: yogaFLEX

5:00pm Briar Rabbit

6:00pm Diana Lawrence

7:00pm Black Note Graffiti

8:00pm The Outer Vibe

9:30pm Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

11:00pm DJ Chuck Sipperley

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6

So Long Sunday

5:00pm Retreat: Pilates

5:00pm The Hummingbirds

6:00pm Annie and Rod Capps

7:00pm The Brothers Groove

8:00pm George Bedard and The Kingpins

10:00pm – MV – The Wizard of Oz

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