Presenting our 2018 Concert Schedule!
Concerts in the Courtyard is an eclectic series of musical concerts featuring some of the finest musicians in the state and from across the country. All shows are held on Thursday evenings in the great-sounding and beautiful flower-lined courtyard behind the Old Town General Store. Tickets are $15/$9 students and available in advance at the store and at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefit Music is the Foundation, supporting music programs in Mid-Michigan classrooms and communities.
Here’s a nice article and interview about our concerts from Eva Niehouse, an MSU student.
All shows on Thursdays @ 7:30 pm
Tickets in advance at the store or at the door (cash or check only)
Link to ONLINE TICKETS below each event
June 14 – Madcat Ruth & John Churchville
Peter Madcat Ruth is a Grammy Award-winning virtuoso harmonica player based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. But Madcat doesn’t just play harmonica, he also sings, and plays ukulele, guitar, high-hat, and jaw-harp. Madcat will be accompanied by John Churchville, a specialist in Indian tabla drumming.
June 28 – Greg Klyma
Road tested troubadour. Relentless songwriter. You’ll find Greg Klyma at intersection of Tom Petty and Hank Williams playing his well-loved guitar and spinning yarns. Greg is on tour in support of Never Knew Caroline, featuring Peter Case, Gurf Morlix, and Bill Kirchen.
July 12 – Victor & Penny
Since 2010, Victor & Penny have been delighting audiences nationally with their deft blend of originals, hot jazz, and offbeat pop standards. While many bands exploring America’s musical roots are content to faithfully recreate period music, Victor & Penny infuse their music with a strong sense of swing rooted in the riff-driven style of Kansas City jazz to create their own distinctive style.
July 26 – Wild Ponies (Doug and Telisha Williams)
Wild Ponies offer dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Released August 25th 2017 on Gearbox Records, their newest release “Galax” salutes Wild Ponies’ traditional roots while exploring new, progressive territory. “It’s an album about the pieces of our past that stick with us, informing our present while pushing us toward a future. An album about a town, a country, and a world that’s forever spinning toward something new. An album that redefines Wild Ponies’ sound, while highlighting influences that have always rested just beneath the surface.”
August 16 – Monte Pride and Friends
Monte Pride is a Michigan-born, Michigan-based singer-songwriter & fingerstyle guitarist whose songs recall the delicate vocals of Simon & Garfunkel, with guitar-work reminiscent of Nick Drake and The Tallest Man on Earth. He blends haunting melodies with vivid lyricism,
bringing stories of love, loss, and longing to life in a complex array of healing, soul-stirring song.
September 6 – Rachael Davis
A Concerts in the Courtyard favorite returns to Lansing! Multi-instrumentalist Rachael Davis is as renown for her expressive and explosive voice as she is for uniting the often desperate worlds of folk, blues, country, and pop.”We don’t have Eva Cassidy anymore but we do have Rachael Davis” Susan Werner