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(Press Release provided by City Opera House)

TRAVERSE CITY: City Opera House brings back Picnic at the Opera–Northern Michigan’s ONLY live TV variety show! Start your new year with Picnic at the Opera by being part of the live studio audience in Traverse City. Hosts Miriam Pico, David Chown, and Jamie Kramer kick off the six week series. Don’t miss the unique shows at noon every Wednesday from January 20 through February 24.

Weekly, UpNorth Media Center and City Opera House bring you a different FREE live TV variety show chock-full of the best talent in the region. Plus, you experience what it is like to be part of a live studio audience! Pack your lunch and pop in for one or join us for six. Come for 20 minutes or stay for the whole hour. Be part of a live TV audience and find out why fans come back week after week!

Wednesday, January 20*
Miriam Pico and David Chown
Nik Carman, The Dance Center, Farmer Foot Drums’s Pete Farmer

Wednesday, January 27*
Miriam Pico and David Chown
Turbo Pup, Ben Whiting, Nichole Baxter & Lauren, The Dance Center, Dave Basey

Wednesday, February 3*
Miriam Pico and David Chown
Oh Brother Big Sister, Elevated Arts, The Dance Center, Kyle Skarshaug, Josh Paul

Wednesday, February 10*
Miriam Pico and David Chown
Seth Bernard, TC Central Poms, The Dance Center, TC Sings, Jeremy West

Wednesday, February 17*
Miriam Pico and David Chown
Jazz North, TC West Musical, The Dance Center, Gary Langley

Wednesday, February 24*
Miriam Pico and David Chown
Song of the Lakes, Old Town Playhouse – Mary Poppins, The Dance Center, Natasha Matskevych, Neal Anderson

*Performers are subject to change.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Show starts at 12 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Admission is FREE and guests are welcome to bring a lunch. Donations are encouraged and benefit the City Opera House mission: To promote and nurture City Opera House as a regional hub for connecting people to the arts and each other. Event details and weekly schedule at

Can’t make it downtown? Catch the show online or televised on UpNorthTV Channel 189.

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Photo(s) by Melisa McKolay. Courtesy City Opera House.