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Mackinac Arts Council – Music In The Park – 2018

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 21 thru August 9, FREE

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

Matt Gabriel – Music In The Park – June 21, 2018
[ June 21, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Matt Gabriel is a singer/songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country. The quality of Folk and Blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit. A must-see live show with a very approachable recorded sound. It’s music you can trust and believe in. Listen <> 7pm, [...] more...

Rocket Boosters – Music In The Park – June 28, 2018
[ June 28, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] The greatest groove explosion on this side of the galaxy. Their mission: to send you out to the further reaches of matter through musical exploration. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free 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 [...] more...

Chain of Lakes – Music In The Park – July 5, 2018
[ July 5, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Described by Scott Warren of The Rapidian as "Occupying a place all its own somewhere between county, folk, and rock, the music of Chain of Lakes shares a unifying sensibility similar to the work coming out of several of the rising stars on our West Michigan scene right now. Kyle Rasche has successfully captured that feeling, [...] more...

The Appleseed Collective – Music In The Park – July 12, 2018
[ July 12, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] The sounds of The Appleseed Collective are as diverse as the personalities that create them. Steeped in a rich rural Bluegrass, Irish fiddle culture, Motown, Indian Classical, and dixieland sounds, the Appleseed Collective "sweeps out the various corners of American music, taking a long look at both the sublime and the strange. The group explores both [...] more...

Abigail Stauffer – Music In The Park – July 19, 2018
[ July 19, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Folk siren Abigail Stauffer turns the language of acoustic, pop, and neo-soul music into an irresistible invitation to heal and be healed. Every song is a captivating showcase of confidence and vulnerability, crafting a balance of pain, hope, and joy. As an artist who writes about the things that really matter, Abigail will warm your heart [...] more...

The Moxie Strings – Music In The Park – July 26, 2018
[ July 26, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, joined by percussionist, Fritz McGirr, have given each the technical foundation to explore the limits of their instruments. Their polished, [...] more...

The Accidentals – Music In The Park – July 29, 2018
[ July 29, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT: JULY 29, 7:00PM IN MARQUETTE PARK Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI. Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The Accidentals have recorded and released three studio albums to popular applause [...] more...

Mark Lavengood – Music In The Park – August 2, 2018
[ August 2, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Grand Rapids' native son Mark Lavengood is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, band leader, mentor, an active member of Michigan's Earthwork Music Collective, and emeritus member of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Affectionately known as "Huggy Bear," he employs his many skills to engage and collaborate with communities through song and voice. Listen <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With [...] more...

The Harmaleighs – Music In The Park – August 9, 2018
[ August 9, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] The Harmaleighs honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. With "shimmering harmonies that evoke First Aid Kit and Lucius" (The Revue), The Harmaleighs make "spine-tingling, ethereally potent kind of music that gets embedded in the brain for the long haul, but that never wears out [...] more...


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