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Mackinac Arts Council – Music In The Park – 2019

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 20 thru August 22, FREE

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

The Go Rounds (with Brian Thomas) – Music In The Park – August 8, 2019
[ August 8, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] The Go Rounds have used Psychedelic Americana Pop, Twang-Rock & Jelly-Roll and [bits of all your favorite bands exploded into rock n roll confetti] as placeholders intending to cast an umbrella over the sprawling landscape of their sound. The result is an experience that is at once accessible, engaging, evocative and surprising– the comfort of [...] more...

Britney Stoney (with F I N K E L) – Music In The Park – August 15, 2019
[ August 15, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Britney Stoney is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose performance career began at open mic nights throughout the city. She now plays at festivals and events across metropolitan Detroit such as Arts, Beats, & Eats, River Days, Meridian Winter Blast and at Campus Martius Park. Stoney is deeply inspired by the human experience and hopes [...] more...

Friends with the Weather (with Wixie Harrington) – Music In The Park – August 22, 2019
[ August 22, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Friends with the Weather is a project from the trio of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalists Seth Hendricks, Chris Good, and David Hupp. Friends with the Weather brings a freshness of new material, written in the midst of unique times, creating new sonic textures amidst new collaborations. The band joins the community supported music collective, Earthwork Music, that believes [...] more...

Sunny Wilkinson (with Paul Bedour) – Music In The Park – June 20, 2019
[ June 20, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Sunny Wilkinson has taken her place in that elite group of jazz vocalists who have stretched the boundaries and found themselves "one of a kind." Sunny has sung with music icons such as The Count Basie Orchestra, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Milt Hinton, Curtis Fuller and many more. Paul BeDour [...] more...

Scale Model (with Gabi Bowditch) – Music In The Park – June 27, 2019
[ June 27, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Scale Model is a synth-pop/rock band based in Nashville, TN. They combine interweaving guitars and synthesizers with catchy vocal melodies and a danceable rhythm section to create a sound that transcends the staples of pop. Gabi Bowditch is an energetic musician who loves to engage with those around her as she incorporates all genres, decades and [...] more...

Jetty Rae – Music In The Park – July 4, 2019
[ July 4, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Jetty Rae is a singer and songwriter originally from Northern Michigan. She has been singing, touring, and recording since 2004. Jetty Rae shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan and Miranda Lambert at Lilith Fair in Detroit where she was handpicked by Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride as the featured local artist. <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - [...] more...

Bassel and the Supernaturals – Music In The Park – July 11, 2019
[ July 11, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Bassel & The Supernaturals combines funk and soul with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria. Their latest album draws inspiration from artists such as Snarky Puppy, Jamiroquai, and Steely Dan's "Aja." They've been featured on PRI, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Paste Magazine, Huffington Post, NowThis, and many others. <> 7pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With [...] more...

Megan Dooley – Music In The Park – July 18, 2019
[ July 18, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Megan Dooley is a guitar playing, ukulele strumming, whistling Michigan songstress performing with a myriad of players and genres, rightly dubbed "The First Lady of Kalamazoo". <> 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 [...] more...

Darby O. Bell (with Pete Kehoe) – Music In The Park – July 25, 2019
[ July 25, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Darby O. Bell released her debut album in 2018 filled with songs she wrote following her leave from the group while living in Alanson. Bell left the Young Americans in 2017 and moved to Michigan where she lives and performs in the Petoskey area. Pete Kehoe is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, award-winning composer, producer & engineer [...] more...

Echoes – Music In The Park – August 1, 2019
[ August 1, 2019; 7:00 pm; ] Echoes is a collectivist ensemble whose music pairs futuristic electronic sounds with focused improvisations to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Over the course of almost four years they have toured North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In 2018, the band released its first EP, “Square Two,” and their first LP will be [...] more...

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Reminder: There is no Sunday 2:00pm concert today. There will be a brass recital on Friday (Aug 23) at Ste. Anne's. ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday August 10th, 2019 - 10:44 am

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Music in the Park this Thursday was a blast! Thanks to The Go Rounds for a great show 🎵

Only two more weeks left in the series for 2019 - every Thursday at 7pm in Marquette Park. See you there!
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Tuesday August 6th, 2019 - 10:36 pm

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Beautiful and mesmerizing marbling techniques at tonight's class with Heidi Reichenbach Finley of Marbling Supplies, LLC

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