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Concerts in the Courtyard


Presenting our 2017 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. (In case of inclement weather, the show will be held inside at the MICA Gallery at 1210 Turner Street in Old Town.) 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
$15/$9 students
Tickets in advance at the store or at the door (cash or check only)
(using a credit card)

Generously sponsored by:


June 15 Sam Corbin
Thank you for attending!

June 29 Diamonds in the Rust
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July 7 The Mammals
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July 13 Scott Cook
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July 27 Taylor Taylor
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August 10 Escaping Pavement
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August 24 Cold Tone Harvest
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September 7 Ukulele Night with The Fabulous Heftones and The Ukulele Kings
The Capital City’s favorite ukulele groups are together for a very special evening in the courtyard! Brian Hefferan and Lynn Hershberger make up The Fabulous Heftones, playing the tunes and ditties of the 1920s and more. The Ukulele Kings are Ben Hassenger, Patrick Malloy, and Steve Szilagyi; three cool cats who are touring in support of their new CD, “Three Cool Cats”. Bring your uke and strum along!

September 21 The Rough & Tumble
The Rough and Tumble used to say they were from Nashville, TN. That was before April 2015 when Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler quit their day jobs, sold everything they owned, and gave their thirty day notice on their rental house to trade in for a life permanently on the road. With their sixteen foot camper and their 97 pound dog, Butter, they have been touring nationwide. Don’t let their vagabond tendencies fool you, this Americana-folk duo are a compact team of close harmonies, versatile instrumentation, and deliberate songwriting all presented with a nudge of the elbow and a tongue in the cheek. Haunting, quirky, solemn, and spritely, The Rough & Tumble are for the faint of heart and the strong of will.