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Mackinac Arts Council – Music In The Park – 2021

Mackinac Arts Council - Music In The ParkWith 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.

6:30pm, Marquette Park, Every Thursday, July 1 thru September 2, FREE

The Accidentals (with Gabi June) – Music In The Park – July 29, 2021
[ July 29, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Long-time island favorites, The Accidentals, are back on the island this summer, joined by Gabi June. Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals, (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) have been hailed by NPR as "displaying equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam [...] more...

E Minor – Music In The Park – August 5, 2021
[ August 5, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] With sweet and smokey melodies, Elizabeth Landry has an unmistakable folk flavor, with a hint of an old country and blues influence. <> 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 [...] more...

The Ark Band – Music In The Park – August 12, 2021
[ August 12, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Reggae comes to Music in the Park! The ARK Band is a St. Lucian reggae band based in Columbus, OH. Founded in 1987 by Terry and Eustace Bobb, (The St. Lucian Riddim Twins), The ARK Band has continually toured across the United States, Canada, and Jamaica, sharing its roots reggae, calypso and soca music. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! (Finals) – Music In The Park – August 19, 2021
[ August 19, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Final round of Mackinac's Got Talent. Experience the boundless creativity of Mackinac Island! Open to all island residents and summer employees. 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 [...] more...

Kari Lynch – Music In The Park – August 26, 2021
[ August 26, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] The Kari Lynch Band is an accomplished Alt Country band based in Nashville, TN, originally hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Talented singers, songwriters, collaborators and performers, the Kari Lynch Band knows how to deliver an exciting, powerful and unforgettable performance. Known for their powerhouse lead vocals and solid harmonies, dynamic live show, first-rate songwriting and undeniable [...] more...

Gin, Chocolate, & Bottle Rockets – Music In The Park – September 2, 2021
[ September 2, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] With powerhouse harmonies, this trio’s musical chemistry emanates from the speakers like morning sunshine through a kitchen window. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets has, according to the Isthmus, "laid themselves bare in a way that’s cathartic, even if the lyrics are a bit on the nose sometimes…the music is beautiful, catchy [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! – Music In The Park – July 1, 2021
[ July 1, 2021; 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 foothills [...] more...

Olivia Dear – Music In The Park – July 8, 2021
[ July 8, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Olivia Dear returns to the Music in the Park stage in 2021 as our first headliner of the new season! Singer-songwriter Olivia Dear plays 150+ shows annually, spanning from Los Angeles to London and in living rooms to concert halls. She’s headlined The Chapel at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, Rockwood Music [...] more...

Rachel Davis (with Chimney Rock) – Music In The Park – July 15, 2021
[ July 15, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] Rachel Davis, longtime friend of Mackinac Island, is back at Music in the Park, joined by local favorite Chimney Rock. Multi-instrumentalist Rachael Davis is as renown for her expressive--and explosive--voice as she is for uniting the often disparate worlds of folk, blues, country, and pop. Chimney Rock is a classic rock trio including Myk Rise, Bill [...] more...

The Pistil Whips – Music In The Park – July 22, 2021
[ July 22, 2021; 6:30 pm; ] The Pistil Whips combine the styles of funk, blues, and jazz to make a sound all their own. The Pistil Whips are based out of Boyne City, MI, where they combine the styles of funk, blues, and jazz to make a sound all their own. Eric Dane Jaqua plays the revolutionary Farmer Foot Drums (a drum set [...] more...

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