Tickets are on sale for Interlochen’s 2009 Summer Arts Festival!

Here’s the lineup:

Sunday, June 7: Willie Nelson & Family – The country music legend returns!

Tuesday, June 23: Indigo Girls – Grammy Award-winning folk and roots music duo Emily Saliers and Amy Ray.

Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28; Thursday-Sunday, July 2-5 Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. The Bard’s boisterous comedy—with a twist.

Saturday, June 27 Cherryholmes – America’s new first family of bluegrass.

Sunday, June 28 World Youth Symphony Orchestra "Shostakovich Symphony no. 1"

Monday, June 29 Parsons Dance Company – Exuberant, sexy, athletic modern dance.

Tuesday, June 30 The Wallflowers – Grammy-award winning band led by Bob’s son, Jakob Dylan.

Thursday, July 2 Arianna String Quartet – One of the country’s finest chamber groups.

Friday, July 3 The Capitol Steps (5 pm, 8pm shows) – The political satyr group comes North (again) to help us laugh at Washington.

Sunday, July 5 The World Youth Symphony Orchestra with The Ahn Trio – Three sisters born in Korea and educated at Juilliard turn up the chamber music heat.

Tuesday, July 7 Interlochen Collage – Sampler of the incredible student talent from around the globe that gathers at Interlochen each summer.

Wednesday, July 8 Ra Ra Riot with Mason Proper – New wave and classic indie-rock with cello infused chamber pop. Wow!

Thursday, July 9 Irish Fest: Eileen Ivers & the Glengarry Bhoys – Celebration of Irish music and dance.

Friday, July 10  Paula Poundstone – Laugh til you cry while you enjoy the frequent panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.

Sunday, July 12 World Youth Symphony Orchestra "David Effron conducts Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique"

Monday, July 13, Marcus Strickland Trio – Saxophonist and Jazz scene rising star.

Thursday, July 16 Maia String Quartet – Versatile, innovative globe-trotting quartet based at the University of Iowa

Friday, July 17, Circo Comedia – Hilariously funny French Canadian daredevils entertain with acrobatics, juggling, magic and more.

Sunday, July 19 World Youth Symphony Orchestra with Chris Thile – The former start of the Grammy-Award winning Nickel Creek joins the WYSO for an exclusive preview of his first mandolin concerto.

Monday, July 20 Steve Miller Band – The Joker makes his Interlochen debut.

Tuesday, July 21 Leon Bates "American Originals" – Sit back while this renowned pianist entertains with Gershwin, Copeland and other works by American composers.

Wednesday, July 22 Gordon Lightfoot – The troubadour famous for songs including Sundown and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Sunday, July 26 World Youth Symphony Orchestra "Leslie B. Dunner conducts Orpheus & Petrushka"

Thursday-Friday, July 30-31 Saturday-Sunday August 1-2 HS Musical Anything GoesInterlochen’s high school theatre company presents the Cole Porter classic.

Wednesday, August 5 Kenny Loggins – The Grammy-winning icon entertains with Loggins & Messina’s classics and his solo recordings.

Thursday, August 6 Joan Baez – The singer, musician, social activist is still entertaining.

 Saturday, August 8 Hot Peas N’ Butter – Innovative children’s musical group.

Wednesday, August 12, Friday August 14, Monday, August 17 Enso String Quartet – Rising stars in the string quartet world.

Thursday, August 13 Little Big Town – The fresh sound on the country music scene.

Saturday, August 15 Styx – Yep, three decades and counting the band who gave us Lady is still performing. This will be their first time at Interlochen.

Thursday, August 20 Guitar Festival: Stick N’ Jazz – A lineup of guitar all-stars entertains at this festival.

Friday, August 21 Guitar Festival: Spanish Classic

Saturday, August 22 Guitar Festival: Double Grammy Guitar

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Photo(s) by Courtesy Interlochen Center for the Arts