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Mackinac Arts Council – Music In The Park – 2016

8pm, Marquette Park, most Thursdays in June & July, 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. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues–the best of Americana. All concerts are free. We do recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.

Jetty Rae & Chris DuPont – Music In The Park – June 30, 2016
[ June 30, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] Jetty Rae has been singing, touring, and recording since 2005. She released her first album Blackberries in 2007 and it opened the door to tour Northern Michigan at numerous festivals, and venues including Traverse City Film Festival, The Cherry Festival, and Blissfest. Ann Arbor-based singer/songwriter Chris DuPont will join Jetty for her performance. Chris was a finalist at the Rocky [...] more...

Megan Dooley – Music In The Park – July 7, 2016
[ July 7, 2016; 3:00 pm; ] Dubbed “The First Lady” of the Kalamazoo music scene by Revue Magazine, Megan Dooley has been performing in Michigan and surrounding areas for over 14 years. Steeped in rich American roots music that bursts with a modern attitude and soulful inflection, Dooley captures audiences whether performing solo or leading a full band. Her rich, gritty, and powerful [...] more...

The Swift Brothers – Music In The Park – July 14, 2016
[ July 14, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] Dan Laird and Mark Collins are The Swift Brothers. A new twist on songs you've heard before and the best in new original music. If you like Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers, you'll love The Swift Brothers! Think Folk-Pop, along the lines of Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers. Don't let the word "acoustic" fool [...] more...

Valentiger – Music In The Park – July 21, 2016
[ July 21, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] From Midwestern landscapes of Michigan, and the vinyl collection of parents' basements, are Valentiger. Joey Basch of Founders Brewing Company says of the band, "Carefully crafted and effortlessly orchestrated, Valentiger's collective confidence is as deserved as it is tongue-in-cheek. Their infusion of wit and humor with an enlightened cultural outlook creates a product as reflective of their [...] more...

Michigan Rattlers – Music In The Park – July 28, 2016
[ July 28, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] The Michigan Rattlers is a Los Angeles, California-based band born in Petosky, Michigan. While their beginnings of this performing pair are otherwise not specified, the group currently consists of Graham Young (guitar and vocals) and Adam Reed (upright bass, guitar, vocals and production). Their signature sound is a blend of country and rock ‘n’ roll but—as [...] more...

Matt Gabriel – Music In The Park – August 4, 2016
[ August 4, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] Born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan, 25 year old Matt Gabriel has been writing and performing original music for 9 years now. The last 4 of those years, all over the country. From the noisy jazz bars in the deep south of Louisiana to the singer/songwriter coffee shops of Seattle Washington. The progression of his [...] more...

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