2018 Interlochen Arts Festival Performance Lineup Announced!

An annual sign that summer fun is on its way, the 2018 Interlochen Arts Festival has announced its official lineup! With a wide variety of musical acts, comedy and cultural performances, the 2018 festival includes performances by Reba McEntire, Steve Martin and Martin Short, The Beach Boys, Blondie, Jim Gaffigan, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and more!

The lineup also includes Interlochen Presents: Interlochen Contemporary, a summer-long program that celebrates the art and artists who influenced the evolution of dance, music and more from 1945 to the present. This includes performances by the Koresh Dance Company, pianist Sarah Cahill, members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and many more.

New for 2018 is Premier Parking for all Kresge Auditorium performances. A section of parking areas will be set aside for guests, with a shuttle service to and from the venue offered at an additional cost.

The Interlochen Arts Festival is listed below in its entirety. Tickets for all events go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 27. The fastest and easiest way to order tickets is online at tickets.interlochen.org.

JUNE PERFORMANCES – Interlochen Arts Festival

June 23–August 5
My Time is Yours: recent works by Megan Hildebrandt
Corson Auditorium

June 27
Cory McAbee – “Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences”
DeRoy Center for Film Studies, 8 p.m.

June 28
An Evening With YES
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

June 28
Book Reading: Brittany Cavallaro
The Writing House, 7 p.m.

June 30
Blondie
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

June 29–30 and July 6–7
Much Ado About Nothing
Upton-Morley Pavilion, 8 p.m.

JULY PERFORMANCES – Interlochen Arts Festival

July 1
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Michael Francis, conductor; Martin Chalifour, violin
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 2
Violin and Guitar Duo Recital, with Martin Chalifour and Mak Grgic
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

July 2, 3, and 5
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Harvey Theatre, 8 p.m.

July 3
The Capitol Steps
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 4
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Corson Auditorium, 2 p.m.

July 5
Sarah Cahill, pianist
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

July 6
Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents an Evening of Chamber Music
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

July 7
Koresh Dance Company
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 8
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 10
Interlochen “Collage”
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 11
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic and Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 12
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m

July 13
An Evening With Lindsey Stirling
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 15
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, conductor
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 17
The Beach Boys
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 18
Brentano String Quartet
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 21
THE PEKING ACROBATS
Kresge Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

July 22
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Sarah Chang, violin
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 24
Reba McEntire
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 26
Book Signing: Kaitlyn Greenidge
The Writing House, 7 p.m.

July 28
Friction Quartet
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

July 29
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor; Jeff Thayer, violin
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

AUGUST PERFORMANCES – Interlochen Arts Festival

August 2–4, 7 p.m. and August 5, 1:30 p.m.
Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
High School Musical Theatre Company
Corson Auditorium

August 5
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
“Les Préludes”
Jung-Ho Pak, conductor; Interlochen Festival Choir
Interlochen Bowl, 7:30 p.m.

August 10
The Avett Brothers
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

August 11
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life with The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

August 13, 15 and 18
The Telegraph Quartet
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

August 16
Jim Gaffigan
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

August 21
Earth, Wind & Fire
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

August 24
Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

August 28
Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci and Dave Weckl
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

—Press release provided by Interlochen Center for the Arts


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