2018 Summer Sounds performers

Summer Sounds Preview

It is with great excitement that we look forward to another wonderful Summer Sounds concert series this year! It’s hard to find a better way to spend a summer night than out in the woods enjoying fabulous live music in the Art Park.

Remember, kids come free to Summer Sounds, and adult tickets are only $10. It’s a great, fun affordable option for a high quality concert experience this summer.

Here is a preview of what’s coming:

The Bergamot: July 6

This husband-and-wife duo provided a memorable season finale performance in 2017, so early on in planning, we felt strongly about bringing them back to Summer Sounds this year. Their stage presence and superb songwriting combines with an accessible, earthy style that anyone who simply loves music will enjoy.

The Bergamot Tickets

Nina & The Buffalo Riders: July 13

Led by songwriter Nina Ledesma’s powerhouse vocals, this up-and-coming band is gaining a lot of buzz in the Detroit music scene right now. The bluesy, soulful classic rock appeals to music fans across generations. We are very excited to have Nina and the band play at the Art Park for the first time.

Nina & Buffalo Riders Tickets

Catch them now before they go supernova. The band’s sound is bluesy and psychedelic while Nina’s powerhouse vocals are soon to be classified one of the seven wonders of the Midwestern world.Metro Times Detroit

Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt: July 20

Fifteen years ago, these two performed together at Summer Sounds, and people are still talking about it. For over fourty years, Sally and Claudia have been writing music, performing and teaching around the globe. Each has an incredibly impressive musical resume, including recording, scoring stage productions, writing folk operas, playing on A Prarie Home Companion, and passing on their world-weary wisdom and musical expertise to others.

Don’t miss this historic concert.

Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt Tickets

Jonathan Timm: July 27

Jonathan Timm is originally from northwest Michigan, but his life-long love for classic country music took him to Nashville in 2011, where he spent the next six years refining his sound and his songwriting. Though often heart-wrenching, his music comes with no shortage of energy. One can hear both his Michigan home and Nashville influences in his alt-country sound that combines elements of vintage country music with rock and indie, reminiscent of The Avett Brothers.

Catch a great new local artist at a beautiful venue!

Jonathan Timm Tickets

Grupo Ayé: August 4

Grupo Ayé is a high energy ten-piece Latin orchestra that plays a mixture of Cuban Timba, Salsa, Bachata, Merengué and Latin Jazz. From Grand Rapids to Traverse City, many have enjoyed their performances over the years. Led by percussionist (and Interlochen Arts Academy alumni), Robert Mulligan, Grupo Ayé is known for infectious world rhythms that get people moving.

Tickets started flying early for this concert, so get yours online today.

Grupo Ayé Tickets

Nashon Holloway Band: August 11

Last summer, Nashon Holloway blew the audience away with her incredible voice and performance. She injects soul into folk music and with the backing of her talented band, created an experience that left people talking. We are very excited to have Nashon and her band return for what promises to be a series finale to remember for years to come. Bring friends, bring your family. This is definitely one concert not to miss.

Nashon Holloway Tickets

Listen along on Spotify

Spotify users can enjoy this playlist of music from these artists. See you at Summer Sounds!

Presenting Sponsor

Mo & Linda White

Summer Sounds is also underwritten in part by:

MR Chain Crystal Mountain MCACA Logo NEA Logo Benzie County Visitors Bureau Benzie Sunrise Rotary Jon Zickert Group Real Estate One Ambramson Family Dentistry MI Pest

Martha Garber · Larry Noble

Friends of Summer Sounds

Georgia Bavol · Blarney Castle Oil Co. · Cooke Sheet Metal · Tom & Julie Dawson · Martha Garber · Jerry Gretzinger & Meg Staley · Elaine Johnson · Chuck & Judy Kraus · Charles Keeling · Bill & Bev Pirrami · Portland Building · Stratus Marble & Granite · Joe & Glenda Wierzbicki · Diane Wilbur & Jim Szalay

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