Northern Michigan Arts: Interlochen Announces 2013 Summer Arts Festival


The Avett Brothers
Monday, July 1 @8pm, Kresge Auditorium Known for their rowdy, infectious stage shows, the Avett Brothers tear through tunes with unbridled energy, popping banjo & guitar strings right and left while inciting stomping singalongs to their own rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock & pop.

Capitol Steps
Friday, July 5 @8pm, Corson Auditorium
Rip-roaring fun, the Capitol Steps’ special brand of political fireworks is an Independence Day tradition at Interlochen. Unafraid to say in public what most of us are thinking, their hilarious song parodies skewer both sides of the political fence.

Violinist Jennifer Koh, World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, July 7 @8pm, Kresge Auditorium
Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. She will make her Interlochen debut in a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Violin Concert No. 2.” We also feature Richard Strauss’s “Don Juan” and Stella Sung’s “Loco-Motion.”

Interlochen “Collage”
Tuesday, July 9 @7:30pm, Kresge Auditorium
One of Interlochen’s most popular events, “Collage” presents an exhilarating sampler of student performances encompassing music, dance, theatre, creative writing, film and visual arts. Come early for pre-concert activities on the mall!

Luna Negra Dance Theater
Wednesday, July 10 @8pm, Corson Auditorium Luna Negra Dance Theater blends the discipline of ballet and the dynamic movement of contemporary dance and infuses it with the explosive, fiery energy of Latin dance forms.

Dwight Yoakam with special guests The Railers
Thursday, July 11 @8pm, Kresge Auditorium Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Dwight Yoakam. His latest album, “3 Pears,” balances his country core with a fiercely independent embrace of rock.

Kevin Cole With Sylvia Mcnair
Friday, July 12 @8pm, Corson Auditorium
Interlochen alumnus Kevin Cole is a classical concert pianist and the definitive interpreter of George Gershwin. Two-time Grammy Award winner Sylvia McNair lays claim to a stellar career in the musical realms of opera, oratorio, cabaret and musical theater.

Turtle Island Quartet
Saturday, July 13 @8pm, Corson Auditorium Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles.

Harry Connick, Jr. Tuesday, July 16 @8pm, Kresge Auditorium ?Harry Connick, Jr. is an American singer, conductor, pianist, actor and composer. A versatile entertainer, he has earned three Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, two Tony nominations, induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, sales of over 28 million albums, ten No. 1 US jazz albums, and a slew of rave reviews.?

Steve Miller Band
Wednesday, July 17 @8pm, Kresge Auditorium Songs such as “Fly Like an Eagle,” “The Joker” and “Abracadabra,” numerous award-winning albums and a fresh and vibrant career spanning more than 40 years have cemented Steve Miller as one of rock music’s all-time greats.

Melissa Etheridge
Thursday, July 18 @8pm, Kresge Auditorium With hits like “I Want to Come Over” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” Melissa Etheridge has gone platinum six times, earned multiple Grammys and won an Oscar. She is known for her mixture of personal lyrics, pop-based folk-rock and smoky vocals.

Brian Wilson with Al Jardine, David Marks and Wilson Phillips
Tuesday, July 23 @8pm, Kresge Auditorium Brian Wilson will be joined by fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks. Also appearing with Brian will be daughters Carnie and Wendy Wilson, along with Chynna Phillips, as the vocal group Wilson Phillips.

Trace Adkins
Friday, July 26 @8pm, Kresge Auditorium With hits like “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Just Fishin’” and “Ladies Love Country Boys,” Trace Adkins is one of country music’s most accomplished entertainers.?

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