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Mackinac Arts Council – Music In The Park – 2021

Mackinac Arts Council - Music In The Park

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

EVERY THURSDAY 6:30pm
MARQUETTE PARK
Rain location: Mission Point Theater

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Mackinac’s Got Talent! – Music In The Park – June 30, 2022
[ June 30, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Round 1 of Mackinac's Got Talent. Experience the boundless creativity of Mackinac Island! Open to all island residents and summer employees. Complete guidelines for entry forthcoming. <> 6:30pm, 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...

The Moxie Strings – Music In The Park – July 7, 2022
[ July 7, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Equipped with degrees in classical music, The Moxie Strings compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many traditions, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. Alison performs on a newly-invented, electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary 5-string violin, both through a variety of audio effects pedals. [...] more...

Remnose – Music In The Park – July 14, 2022
[ July 14, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Four want-to-be Yoopers making up-north music from underneath the bridge. Think rowboats, think Lake Superior, think something. <> 6:30pm, 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 Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. [...] more...

Yuriana Sobrino – Music In The Park – July 21, 2022
[ July 21, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Yuriana shared the stage with both National and Internationally famed artists at renowned venues like the Zinco Jazz Club in Mexico City. Tyler Mitchel (bassist with The Sun Ra Orchestra, and Art Taylor), and Gene Perla (Elvin Jones’ bassist) to mention a couple, making a name for herself in the Mexican jazz scene as one of [...] more...

FINKEL – Music In The Park – July 28, 2022
[ July 28, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] FINKEL is a married couple that likes to do out-of-the-box stuff to create music. Their next album, Islanders, is coming soon with a feature length doc., to be screened Friday, July 29 at Mission Point Theater (the day after this performance). Welcome to a fever dream. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer [...] more...

Nashon Holloway – Music In The Park – August 4, 2022
[ August 4, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] With a name meaning “oracle” Nashon was born to sing healing. NPR refers to her live music as “crisp and colorful,” and the soulful sound of her jazz-tinged voice and guitar-playing is where Jill Scott meets Lianne La Havas. Having composed for symphony orchestra, she has embraced the divine privilege of recording with producer Narada Michael [...] more...

Charlie Millard Band – Music In The Park – August 11, 2022
[ August 11, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] A pianist, guitarist and songwriter from Alanson who performs regularly across northern Michigan, Charlie Millard hosts a regular open-mic night in Petoskey and fronts his own indie-rock band. “Ray Charles, Greg Brown, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison are staples in the house along with a bit of blues,” said Millard, whose skills were honed with help [...] more...

Michigan Rattlers – Music In The Park – August 18, 2022
[ August 18, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, musical group Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), Christian Wilder (piano), and Tony Audia (drums) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. They regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! (Finals) – Music In The Park – August 25, 2022
[ August 25, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] The grand finale of the third annual Mackinac-Island talent showcase, featuring island residents and employees from all over the world. Don't miss the unforgettable finale of this city-wide talent showcase and award ceremony. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic [...] more...

Scott Mulvahill – Music In The Park – September 1, 2022
[ September 1, 2022; 6:30 pm; ] Raised in Houston, Scott Mulvahill cut his teeth as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ acclaimed band, Kentucky Thunder. The group toured internationally for five years, backed by the bottom-heavy pulse of Mulvahill's upright bass. Along the way, he also composed music of his own, shining a light on the genre-jumping influences — Paul Simon’s sophisticated [...] more...

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