By popular demand, the original and quirky duo, Channing & Quinn, returns to the Summer Sounds concert series at Michigan Legacy Art Park in Thompsonville on Friday, July 26 with their unique style of indie folk pop.

Highly regarded by their musical peers, the duo brings theatrical flavor and inspiring musicianship to their performances. Their music has been featured on TV and movies, and Channing’s star-quality voice has most recently been at work supporting industry leader Brian Vander Ark and his band The Verve Pipe. The couple’s studio album, Up North, was named “Best Contemporary Folk Album” at the 2017 Jammie Awards, an annual celebration of the best in Michigan music.

“Channing & Quinn’s last performance was the surprise hit of the series,” says event programmer Troy DeShano. “I still remember the pure joy on every single person’s face as they were leaving the Art Park that night. It’s exactly the kind of experience you hope people have at these concerts, and I knew right in that moment we absolutely had to invite them back.”

The duo does the work of several musicians in their performances,  playing guitar, glockenspiel, ukulele, accordion, drums, banjo, looping vocals and tap dancing. Simultaneously incorporating their wide variety of talents and charming personalities into their live show makes for a delightful all-ages event.

The July 26 concert continues the Summer Sounds series at Michigan Legacy Art Park which also features upcoming performances from vintage country group, The Bootstrap Boys, and popular roots band, The Ragbirds.

All Summer Sounds concerts are family friendly and free to kids ages 12 and under. $10 tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance online at

The Art Park’s outdoor amphitheater provides a truly memorable venue to experience world-class performances—nestled in the midst of a 30-acre Northern Michigan woods. In the event of rain, concerts will be held indoors at nearby Crystal Mountain.

Concerts take place from 7–9 p.m. Rides from the trailhead parking lot to the amphitheater are available beginning at 6:15 p.m. for those with limited mobility. Guests are welcome to bring picnics, camp chairs and blankets. Free parking is available at the Art Park entrance with additional parking on Mountain Woods Drive, adjacent to the park, or at any public Crystal Mountain lot. Arriving early to allow time to hike the quarter-mile trail to the amphitheater is recommended.

Michigan Legacy Art Park is a nonprofit arts organization founded by internationally acclaimed artist David Barr in 1995 to enrich lives through experiences that connect art, nature and Michigan’s history. Contemporary Art comes to life in the park’s permanent collection of almost 50 works, located in the midst of a 30-acre forest preserve. The Art Park hosts thousands of visitors and students annually, features miles of trails, world-class outdoor concerts, art and nature workshops and extensive education programs. It is open every day of the year from dawn to dusk.

Press release provided by Michigan Legacy Art Park

Photo(s) by David McGowan