July 28, 2021


Rock and Roll Hall of Famers on Way to Interlochen

Chicago’s Greatest Hits Tour
By Ross Boissoneau | July 24, 2021

People attending the Chicago show at Interlochen Aug. 3 may feel like they’re traveling back through time. The band will be opening the show with the first song from the band’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, released in 1969. It will then move on to its hits from the ’70s, then the ’80s.  It’s all part of the band’s Greatest Hits tour, which started back in the pre-pandemic era. “When we played ... Read More >>

Yes, Virginia, Dunesville is Happening July 23–25

Family friendly music festival at Harmony Pines
By Northern Express Staff & Contributors | July 17, 2021

The Dunesville Music Festival, held at Harmony Pines, between Interlochen and Lake Ann, will be held July 23 through 25, and it is expected to be much, much more than dozens of music acts in a pine-dotted meadow … there’s camping (through Monday, July 26), live art, body hooping, devil sticks demonstrations, yoga, workshops, food vendors, a kids activity tent, and more! Act Casual, Ataboy!, Chirp, Feeding Grizzlies, Blue Water Ramblers, The ... Read More >>

Beulah’s Free Concerts Hit the Streets

Jake Allen, May Erlewine, The Accidentals & More
By Lynda Wheatley | July 3, 2021

Beulah has a longtime tradition of hosting music in the park each summer, but this year, due to popular demand, the village is taking its free Thursday night concert series to the street. “We are barricading the streets and expect thousands for the free shows,” says event coordinator Steve Loveless. Each gig starts at 7pm — but plan to come early. Pre-party activities like shopping, ice cream and of course, dining out at ... Read More >>

Harry Connick Jr., Young Americans, The Accidentals & Sawyer Fredericks

More summer (and fall) entertainment at Interlochen, Boyne Highlands, and City Opera House in TC
By Lynda Wheatley | June 12, 2021

And the hits just keep coming. Interlochen Center for the Arts (pictured above) has announced the return of its Interlochen Arts Festival, albeit in abbreviated for, for August. Tickets will go on sale June 22 here for these performances: Chicago, Aug, 3;  Harry Connick, Jr., Aug. 10; The Greatest Hits of Foreigner, Aug. 14; Jake Owen, Aug. 26; the Old Crow Medicine Show (with special guest Molly Tuttle) Aug. 28; and Buddy Guy ... Read More >>

Summer Music Highlights

Broaden your musical horizons with this mix of must-see concerts
By Ross Boissoneau | June 5, 2021

Heartfelt CountryJuly 17: Morgan MylesLavender Hills FarmNamed a 2019 “Artist to Watch” by the Nashville-based country music website The Boot, Morgan Myles was recognized even earlier by Rolling Stone, which called her one of “Ten Country Artists You Need To Know in 2016.” Myles draws comparisons to everyone from Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride to Mariah Carey and Janis Joplin for her big voice and vocal range. Originally from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Myles ... Read More >>

Windy City Blues Blowin’ In

Dennos & Ramsdell partner to bring two free Blues concerts to fans
By Lynda Wheatley | March 20, 2021

The Dennos Museum Center and The Ramsdell Center for the Performing Arts (RRCA) are collaborating on a special Windy City Line Up, bringing local audiences free performances and live Zoom sessions with two Chicago Blues musicians: Davy Knowles (pictured above left), at 7:30pm Friday, March 26, and Toronzo Cannon, at 7:30pm Friday, April 9. Both concerts are free and can be streamed through the Dennos Museum Center Youtube channel. Each zoom session, also free, will begin 30 ... Read More >>

Framing Britney Spears

Hey, Watch It
By Meg Weichman | Feb. 20, 2021

You might think you know the story, and even if you do know the story, it’s time to get outraged all over again. Tracing the life of Britney Spears from her rise as a pop princess to global phenomenon and then her tragic downfall as a national punching bag, the documentary Framing Britney Spears revisits Britney’s story a now-unbelievable 13 years into a legal conservatorship that has taken away her most basic ... Read More >>

Join the Marley Party, Mon!

Love Live outdoor birthday bash for Bob Marley at Jacob's Farm
By Lynda Wheatley | Jan. 30, 2021

Marley music, Jamaican jerk chicken tacos, hot dogs, cocktails, hot cocoa, sledding, snowshoeing XC skiing, bonfires, igloos, and more — and the whole family is invited? Believe it. From noon to 6pm Saturday, Feb. 6, Jacob’s Farm in Traverse City is hosting Love Live, a free outdoor party to celebrate the birth of the one and only Bob Marley, and we can’t think of a better way to spend a winter’s day. ... Read More >>

Sufjan is Back

Stuff We Love
By Lynda Wheatley | Jan. 16, 2021

Petoskey-born and raised musician Sufjan Stevens released his eighth studio album, The Ascension, last September, but for those of you who (like us) can’t get enough of his poetic lyrics and ethereal sound, you can enjoy a bit of both on a new tune, “Song of Trouble,” which dropped last week Wednesday. The first single from the first solo album trumpeter CJ Camerieri released under his CARM moniker, the song was co-written ... Read More >>

Hey, Watch It

Saved by the Bell
By Meg Weichman | Dec. 5, 2020

“I’m so excited” to report that the ultimate ’90s teen sitcom, Saved by the Bell, is back! And before you roll your eyes at yet another TV revival, reunion, reboot, or what have you, we promise you that this continuation of the beloved show not only will delight its grown fans but also happens to be one of the best new sitcoms this year. With serious comedy chops behind it (think 30 Rock writers), the ... Read More >>

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