Mackinac Island's Music in the Park

Summer 2014

With a spectacular backdrop, the Mackinac Island's Music in the Park summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, 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 in a perfect Northern Michigan setting. All concerts are free, 8pm, Marquette Park, Thursdays in July.

July 3 American Opera American Opera is a musical project consisting of John Bee and his friends. Hailing from Saginaw, Michigan and recently transplanted to New York City, by way of a short stint in Chicago, American Opera draws comparisons to The Avett Brothers, Iron and Wine, and David Bazan. John’s trademark voice couples with his introspective and deeply personal lyrics, making a connection to anyone within earshot.

July 10 The Accidentals They met in 2011 at their public high school. Katie, a freshman cello player, "playing up" in the Philharmonic Orchestra, and Savannah, a junior, Concert Master violinist, volunteered for a class assignment that threw them together for their first rehearsal- and The Accidentals were born. It's not surprising that both girls grew up in musical families with influences from rock to classical, jazz to bluegrass. Their collective loves you won’t find readily on mainstream radio.

July 17 Jetty Rae Jetty Rae is a singer and songwriter originally from Northern Michigan. She has been singing, touring, and recording since 2004. She released her first full-length album, “Blackberries,” in 2007; her first EP, “Nobody,” in November 2009; and a lullaby album, “La La Lu and the Lazy Moon,” in July 2011. Her album “Drowning in Grain” was released in February 2012, and “Climbing Clouds” was released in August of 2013. Jetty garnered the attention of JetBlue when she played at the opening of their new Terminal at JFK International Airport. interviewed Jetty for their “Needle In The Haystack” series, and her song “I Love You,” was selected as a free download and featured on their up-and-coming artist blog.

July 24 Hawks and Owls Fronted by award-winning musician Bruce Ling, Hawks and Owls string band performs a collection of Old-Time Traditional Fiddle tunes, Bluegrass, Country Blues, Irish, and original compositions using the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and stand- up bass. They are equally at home in a dance hall knocking out fiddle tunes, or in a formal performance at a concert hall. Bruce's understanding of the evolution of traditional music is expressed in their performances, where the audience is treated to colorful facts about the homegrown music of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in America, and the immigration of "folk" music from the British Isles in those perio

July 31 Karisa Wilson and Ensemble Karisa Wilson is an award winning singer-songwriter from Michigan. She writes and performs a blend of Indie folk, jazz and blues. She's also a classically trained violinist. Her albums "Little Girl" and "Stronger" have been awarded "Best Album" & "Best Folk Album" by the WYCE Jammies, one of Michigan's most prestious Indie awards. Whether playing guitar, violin or upright bass, Wilson expertly weaves her powerful jazz-laden voice with modern folk and, at times, even country tones.
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