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Mackinac Arts Council – Music In The Park – 2017

With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues—the best of Americana.

7pm, Marquette Park, Every Thursday, June 22 thru August 17, FREE

All concerts are free. We recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.

John Patrick Peters – Music In The Park – June 22, 2017
[ June 22, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Founded in 2011, John Patrick Peters is described as "a youthful flame igniting a forest fire on the moon, smoldering guitar based rock with a bluesy crust hardened by a northern breeze." His fusion band is made up of some of the finest Musicians in the nation, all currently studying jazz at Michigan State University. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette [...] more...

Nashon Holloway – Music In The Park – June 29, 2017
[ June 29, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Where Amy Winehouse meets Corinne Bailey Rae, Nashon is a soulful songstress who just released her first studio album. Performance credits include features on The Oprah Winfrey Show with David Foster, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Taste of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. A one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, hers is an artistic, jazzy style and relevant essence born [...] more...

Rachel B and the Boys – Music In The Park – July 6, 2017
[ July 6, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Rachel B is a singer-songwriter thriving with a self-appointed genre of "soul empowerment pop," blending vivacity and uplifting melodies with hints of sass. She was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award and Berklee’s Women’s Composer Award, and her magnetic stage presence has led her to perform at Chicago Symphony Hall, Berklee [...] more...

Allye Gaietto – Music In The Park – July 13, 2017
[ July 13, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Allye Gaietto is a singer-songwriter based in Detroit. Her songs range from sparse and simple to intricate and complex; her genre is best described as eccentric, thoughtful jazz-influenced pop. Her lyrics are wrought with self-aware fragility, brought to life by a voice always caught halfway between a shout and a whisper. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - [...] more...

Benjaman James – Music In The Park – July 20, 2017
[ July 20, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Traverse City native Benjaman James is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with roots in funk, jazz, R&B, and soul. Benjaman inspires his audience by generating dance-worthy, captivating music that takes listeners on an energetic improvisational journey. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National [...] more...

Olivia Millerschin – Music In The Park – July 27, 2017
[ July 27, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Olivia Millerschin won a John Lennon Songwriting Award, was a quarter-finalist on America’s Got Talent, and a finalist in the Detroit Music Awards and the West Coast’s LA Music Critics Awards. She infuses clever lyrics, haunting melodies, and colorful folk with pop and soulful elements. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer [...] more...

The Swift Brothers – Music In The Park – August 3, 2017
[ August 3, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] If you like Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers, you'll love The Swift Brothers. With a variety of instruments and equipment from guitars and banjos to foot percussion and digital effect pedals, the duo takes on a wide variety of covers ranging from The Ramones to Mazzy Star while taking pride in their ability to create [...] more...

Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe – Music In The Park – August 10, 2017
[ August 10, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Olivia Mainville has toured with Caravan of Thieves, and has collaborated with Michigan artists including the Ragbirds, the Appleseed Collective, the Accidentals, and Jack and the Bear. She has appeared at Michigan venues including Blissfest, the Majestic in Detroit, and the Ark in Ann Arbor. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer [...] more...

Gifts or Creatures – Music In The Park – August 17, 2017
[ August 17, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Gifts or Creatures is the musical pursuit of husband-wife duo Brandon and Bethany Foote. The couple fuses a blend of midwestern folklore, old world history and cinematic soundscapes to create a trove of antique Americana. Both are also active members of Michigan's Earthwork Music Collective, advocating for original music and environmental awareness throughout the Great Lakes region. Listen <> 7pm, [...] more...

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