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Crystal Mountain – Michigan PGA Women’s Open Pro-Am – June 23 – 25, 2017
[ June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017. ] Bring your friends and play with a Pro! Our annual Pro-Am event kicks off the 2017 Michigan PGA Women's Open Tournament. The Pro-Am is a 36-hole scramble, featuring two divisions: Women's Only, and Mixed/Men's teams. Each team consists of 4-players plus a professional. The event is open to everyone. Women's Open Pro-Am includes: • 36 holes of golf • [...] more...

Traverse City Wine and Cider Festival – June 24, 2017
[ June 24, 2017; 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Join us for the 9th annual Traverse City Wine & Cider Festival to celebrate local wine, food and culture. Get a true taste of the region with great wines, art, food trucks and live musical entertainment all in one location! Local Wines and Hard Wines will be flowing into your glass as wineries from Northern Michigan feature great [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Michigan PGA Women’s Open – June 26 – 28, 2017
[ June 26, 2017 to June 28, 2017. ] Crystal Mountain is proud to be celebrating 13 years as host of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open. We hope you will join us for this premier event considered among the finest Women’s Open Championships in the nation. more...

Marc Broussard – Interlochen Arts Festival – June 27, 2017
[ June 27, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Singer/songwriter Marc Broussard is best known for his Louisiana-born brand of heartfelt music, best described as a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. In his career, he has released eight studio albums, one live album, three EPs, and has charted twice on Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks. Broussard is [...] more...

Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs – Interlochen Arts Festival – June 28, 2017
[ June 28, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Two immediately identifiable voices combine for an evening of classic hits as five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald teams with Boz Scaggs in a showcase of songs that span the past 40 years. Friends and touring partners for years, McDonald and Scaggs share a palpable affinity for each other as they play their hits and share [...] more...

PAUL SHAFFER & The World’s Most Dangerous Band plus Special Guest Vocalist Valerie Simpson – Interlochen Arts Festival – June 29, 2017
[ June 29, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] A mainstay in the arena of televised musical direction, Paul Shaffer has influenced the sound of a generation. From his early days orchestrating the band on Saturday Night Live to his more than 30 years as musical director for David Letterman, Shaffer has had a hand in the sounds and songs that peppered the landscape [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration – June 30 – July 5, 2017
[ June 30, 2017 to July 5, 2017. ] Bring the entire family and join us as we convert Crystal Mountain into “Main Street USA” and celebrate our country’s independence in good old fashioned red, white and blue style! This annual event—open to all—includes a family carnival, fireworks over the mountain, golf scrambles, live entertainment & more! more...

OK Go – Interlochen Arts Festival – June 30, 2017
[ June 30, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] With a career that includes award-winning videos, New York Times op-eds, a major label split and the establishment of a DIY trans-media mini-empire (Paracadute), collaborations with pioneering dance companies and tech giants, animators and Muppets, and an experiment that encoded their music on actual strands of DNA, OK Go continue to fearlessly dream and build [...] more...

National Cherry Festival – July 1 – 8, 2017
[ July 1, 2017 to July 8, 2017. ] July 1 - 8, 2017 in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan! The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable. Each day Festival goers find cherry delights along with parades, family and kids events and entertainment. In all, there are more [...] more...

World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Karina Canellakis, conductor – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 2, 2017
[ July 2, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Internationally praised for both her technical and lyrical command of music, Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, conducts the 2017 debut performance of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Already known to many in the classical music world for her virtuoso violin playing, Ms. Canellakis played regularly in the Chicago Symphony [...] more...

The Capitol Steps – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 3, 2017
[ July 3, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Back by popular demand! The Capitol Steps once again bring their blend of hilarious political commentary to the Corson Auditorium. With 35 albums consisting primarily of song parodies based on political highs and lows, The Capitol Steps satirize the very people and places that have employed them. And with all the political headlines bombarding us on [...] more...

Michael Feinstein – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 6, 2017
[ July 6, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Five-time Grammy Award nominee Michael Feinstein is arguably best-known as a singer whose penchant for crooning the classics of the Great American Songbook has garnered him critical praise and a legion of devoted followers. However, his acumen as a historian, author, archivist and expert on this music is equally as important and allows him an [...] more...

Vox Vidorra – Summer Sounds Concert – Michigan Legacy Art Park – July 7, 2017
[ July 7, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Lead by vocal phenom Molly Bouwsma Schultz, this Kalamazoo band is quickly becoming one of the most popular acts in Michigan. Vox Vidorra combines rich, Motown worthy vocals with an underbelly of indie rock, soul, and jazz. Concerts begin at 7pm in Michigan Legacy Art Park's outdoor amphitheater. Tickets Admission: $10 per adult. Kids 12 and under are [...] more...

Shen Wei Dance Arts – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 8, 2017
[ July 8, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] "I want to capture and focus on moments of transference … to reveal the journey of dance-making and art-making, live in each performance." — Shen Wei Choreographer, director, dancer, painter, designer and lead choreographer for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Shen Wei brings his internationally renowned dance company, Shen Wei Dance Arts, to [...] more...

World Youth Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 9, 2017
[ July 9, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Acclaimed by the New York Times as "one of the finest conductors of her generation," Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta leads the World Youth Symphony Orchestra through a repertoire that includes "Tsingtao Overture" by Long and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Conductor, communicator, recording artist, audience builder, champion of American composers and distinguished musical citizen, JoAnn [...] more...

Interlochen “Collage” – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 11, 2017
[ July 11, 2017; 7:30 pm; ] Join us for "Collage" and experience the very best of Interlochen in a non-stop, fast-paced showcase. Highlighting each arts area in rapid succession, "Collage" is one of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ most popular annual events. This spectacular program highlights outstanding samplings from dance, creative writing, theatre, visual arts, film, music and more. Beautiful and inspiring, this exhibition [...] more...

Trace Adkins – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 12, 2017
[ July 12, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Trace Adkins is not only a Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry, but has gained fame as a TV personality, an actor and an author. With more than 10 million albums sold, this commanding performer has used his deep, distinctive voice to carve out a reputation that offers wild times, late nights and good [...] more...

Blake Elliott & The Robinson Affair – Summer Sounds Concert – Michigan Legacy Art Park – July 14, 2017
[ July 14, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] One of the hardest working women in the northern Michigan music scene brings her retro bluesy rock to the amphitheater stage. Concerts begin at 7pm in Michigan Legacy Art Park's outdoor amphitheater. Tickets Admission: $10 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets will be required for attendance at this year’s concerts. Some tickets will be available at [...] more...

Nagata Shachu – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 15, 2017
[ July 15, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Nagata Shachu is a professional Japanese taiko drumming and music group taking the unmistakable sound of this ancient Asian art form to new heights. The group of highly skilled musicians is known for presenting mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances with its use of the traditional Japanese drum (taiko), bamboo flutes, gongs, woodblocks and the three-stringed shamisen. Nagata [...] more...

World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Simone Porter, violin – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 16, 2017
[ July 16, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Conductor Carlos Kalmar directs the World Youth Symphony Orchestra through a repertoire including such masterpieces as "Capriccio Italien" by Tchaikovsky, Prangcharoen's "Phenomenon" and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216. Carlos Kalmar is in his thirteenth season as music director of the Oregon Symphony. He is also chief conductor and artistic director of [...] more...

Straight No Chaser – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 17, 2017
[ July 17, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] YouTube sensations turned professional musical act, the ten-man a cappella group Straight No Chaser provides performances of pure musical harmonies sprinkled with comedic lyrics. Clever and fresh, this talented group packs venues around the country and has made numerous TV appearances in their ten-year career. In a time when so much music is digitally processed, it's [...] more...

Diana Ross – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 19, 2017
[ July 19, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Singer. Movie star. International icon. This is Diana Ross. A fixture in American music for almost 50 years, Ms. Ross has roots firmly planted in the Motown sound, but has added song after song to the list of award-winning and chart-topping brilliance. Each of her hits is instantly recognized as another magical moment in the [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – July 21 – 22, 2017
[ July 21, 2017 5:00 pm to July 22, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Mount Valor – Summer Sounds Concert – Michigan Legacy Art Park – July 21, 2017
[ July 21, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Interlochen instructor Kyle Novy returns to the Art Park to perform original songs from his ambitious “52 Songs” songwriting and recording project. Concerts begin at 7pm in Michigan Legacy Art Park's outdoor amphitheater. Tickets Admission: $10 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets will be required for attendance at this year’s concerts. Some tickets will be available [...] more...

Amos Lee with special guest Bailen – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 22, 2017
[ July 22, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Over the course of more than a dozen years and six studio albums, singer-songwriter Amos Lee has continued to evolve, develop and challenge himself as a musician. With a distinctive voice that the New York Times has called "honeyed—light amber, mildly sweet, with a touch of grain," Lee creates a creole blend of musical flavors [...] more...

World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Cristian Măcelaru, conductor – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 23, 2017
[ July 23, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] One of the fastest rising stars of the conducting world, Music Director and Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Cristian Măcelaru leads the World Youth Symphony Orchestra through a repertoire that includes "Carnival Overture" by Dvorak and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Newly appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, [...] more...

Chris Janson with special guest Davisson Brothers Band – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 25, 2017
[ July 25, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] Country star Chris Janson is a singer who Rolling Stone magazine has called one of Nashville's most "prolific" songwriters, having written singles for Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Randy Houser and others. His sultry voice is the epitome of country twang, and it earned him his second consecutive nomination for ACM New Male Vocalist of [...] more...

Mark Nizer, 4D Comedy & Juggling Show – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 27, 2017
[ July 27, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] International juggling champion Mark Nizer brings his astounding one-man show to Corson Auditorium. With an unbelievable talent that combines both physical and comedic timing, Nizer's knack for balance and precision provides an eye-popping performance perfect for audiences of every age. International juggling champion Mark Nizer has been seen on MTV, HBO's Just for Laughs, Arsenio Hall, [...] more...

Danish String Quartet – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 28, 2017
[ July 28, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] With an impressive list of international accolades, the Danish String Quartet has become as highly regarded as they are entertaining. Their music and showmanship, with a repertoire that includes everything from Brahms to Danish folk tunes, has established them as one of the finest and most exciting chamber music ensembles working today. The Danish String Quartet [...] more...

Nessa – Summer Sounds Concert – Michigan Legacy Art Park – July 28, 2017
[ July 28, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] This Celtic ensemble fuses traditional ballads and dances with elements of classical, folk, jazz, rock, and world music. Concerts begin at 7pm in Michigan Legacy Art Park's outdoor amphitheater. Tickets Admission: $10 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets will be required for attendance at this year’s concerts. Some tickets will be available at the door, but [...] more...

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