Summer Sounds 2017


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For over twenty years, concert-goers have enjoyed the fresh air, relaxed atmosphere and great music of Summer Sounds, a perfect way to spend a midsummer evening.

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For questions or to become a sponsor, please contact our office.


Become a Summer Sounds Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available. By helping to underwrite the series, all revenue from ticket sales will directly benefit Michigan Legacy Art Park.

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Or please contact our office.

$5,000: Presenting Sponsor (1)

  • Recognition as the presenter of the Summer Sounds 2017 concert series
  • Logo on wayfinding signs
  • Opportunity to address the audience from the stage at any or all concerts
  • Plus all “Series Sponsor” benefits

$2,500: Series Sponsor

  • Prominent placement of your name/logo and link to website in all Summer Sounds email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • 5,000 concert schedules distributed at area businesses and visitors centers will feature your name/logo
  • Recognition in ads placed in local newspapers
  • Reserved table seating for six at three concerts of choice*
  • Six complimentary tickets to each of the seven concerts

$1,000: Concert Sponsor

  • Priority placement of your name/logo and link to website in all Summer Sounds email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • 5,000 concert schedules distributed at area businesses and visitors centers will feature your name/logo
  • Recognition in ads placed in local newspapers
  • Reserved table seating for six at two concerts of choice*
  • Four complimentary tickets to each of the seven concerts

$500: Supporting Sponsor

  • Name/logo and link to website in all Summer Sounds email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • 5,000 concert schedules distributed at area businesses and visitors centers will feature your name/logo
  • Recognition in ads placed in local newspapers
  • Reserved table seating for six at a concert of choice*
  • Two complimentary tickets to each of the seven concerts

$250: Friend of Summer Sounds

  • Your name/logo and link to website in all Summer Sounds email blasts and online marketing
  • 5,000 concert schedules distributed at area businesses and visitors centers will feature your name
  • Two complimentary tickets to each of the seven concerts

*Limited number of tables available. Reservation on first-come-first-served basis. Does not include admission.

2017 Sponsors

Updated May 1, 2017. Become a sponsor today to join this list.

MR Chain

Crystal Mountain

MCACA Logo

NEA Logo

DTE Energy

Benzie Sunrise Rotary

9&10 News Helping Hands

Benzie County Visitors Bureau

Jon & Amy Ballinger

Blarney Castle Oil Co.

Lucy Brand

Kathy & Harry Eiferle

Tom & Julie Dawson

Iron Fish Distillery

Charles Keeling

MI Pest

Izumi Myers

William & Martha Paine

Portland Building

Traverse City State Bank

Rich & Sue Smith

Watson Benzie

Mo & Linda White


The Accidentals 2015

About the Amphitheater

The amphitheater was originally built in 1995 and dedicated in memory of Jessie Frohlich by Edward P. Frohlich. An acoustic engineer helped choose the acoustically ideal location, and Michigan architect Bob Holdeman designed the venue. It was rebuilt for the 2014 season with a major grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Its terraced seating, built by David Barr and Jim Ristine, accommodates about 150 people, with additional space for another 50 to 100 people to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

Terry Barber

Terry Barber | Photo: John Bullington

Rachael and Dominic Davis

Rachael & Dominic Davis | Photo: John Bullington

Channing and Quinn perform at Michigan Legacy Art Park

Photo by David McGowan