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Cadillac’s Coyote Crossing Resort is celebrating summer with 14 new concerts. Learn more about these Northern Michigan events and see what this state-of-the-art outdoor music venue has planned for 2021.

In 2019, you created a state-of-the-art outdoor music venue. For people who haven’t visited yet, tell us about it.

Our venue is outside next to our restaurant with an outdoor service bar and the stage is a protected 24×16’ rustic style with state-of-the-art equipment. Seating in our “corral” is predominantly picnic tables, with premier seating on raised decks, which get table service. The tables in the grass are self-serve for food and drinks. We also allow guests to bring their own chairs. Call in advance to reserve our deck tables.

You’ve got 14 summer shows. Tell us a little bit about the mix of artists who will be performing. 

We have a wide range of musical talent playing this summer ranging from folk to bluegrass, Americana to outlaw country, rock ‘n roll as well as funk!

Events happen rain or shine—is seating covered or should people bring an umbrella just in case? 

Some seating has a sun shade, but not covered for rain, so an umbrella is a good idea just in case. The musicians are protected.

What are your hopes for this space, and how do you see it benefiting the Cadillac area?

We’re hoping to become the premier intimate outdoor venue in Northern Michigan, bringing in world-class acts. We especially appreciate our Cadillac area business sponsors and their vision in helping us attain this goal. And special thanks to Emington Schultz Farm Bureau Agency in being our platinum stage sponsor.

Ward Davis // June 12

A southern man at heart, this all-American singer/songwriter has collaborated with several artists including Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Bucky Covington and many more. After touring nationwide with Cody Jinks, Davis will now be visiting Northern Michigan this June!

Roosevelt Diggs // June 26

Roosevelt Diggs finds itself in the long-standing Michigan tradition of acoustic-based music. Blending Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rockabilly, and Rock and Roll into a melting pot of true Americana, Roosevelt Diggs proudly carries on this tradition and brings a genuine approach to acoustic music.

Drew Hale Band // July 10

Throughout Michigan, the name Drew Hale is synonymous with powerful vocals, compelling lyrics and haunting melodies. Influenced by Texas roots and artists such as Reckless Kelly and Eric Church, the Drew Hale Band’s music pays homage to the red dirt country and southern rock scenes, as well as paints a picture of their love for the people and culture of Michigan, where the band calls home.

Double Show: Rachael Davis & Luke Winslow-King // July 17

Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. Blue Mesa is both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.

Adam Joynt Band // July 24

The Adam Joynt Band will once again play on the Emington Schultz Insurance stage! The band has played at Coyote multiple times and always brings good vibes and great music!

Myron Elkins & the Dying Breed // July 31

We’re welcoming Myron Elkins & The Dying Breed back to Coyote! The band played three times last summer and are back for more in 2021!

Michigan Rattlers // August 7

Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young, Adam Reed, and Christian Wilder began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school.

Drew Hale Band with Sam Morrow // August 21

Opening with Sam Morrow!

SAM MORROW – Two years before releasing Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down — the most guitar-driven, groove-heavy album of Sam Morrow’s catalog, with songs that roll just as hard as they rock — Morrow hit the highway in support of his third record, Concrete & Mud. Despite the 28-year-old being a road warrior for years, this time things felt different.

DREW HALE – Throughout Michigan, the name Drew Hale is synonymous with powerful vocals, compelling lyrics and haunting melodies. In 2016, Drew won the national Country Showdown competition held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, earning him the title Best New Act in Country Music, as well as the $100,000 cash prize.

Matt Sayles // August 28

Matthew R. Sayles is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founder of Philville Records, an independent label he formed in 2000 in Marquette, Michigan. An accomplished, internationally traveled musician, Sayles’s live performances evoke a modern interpretation of the coffee house shows of the 1950s and 60s, while still keeping one foot grounded in the beer halls, honky-tonks, and night clubs of the recent past and present.

The Insiders // September 4

The Insiders present the premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers experience. With 6 veteran musicians and decades of combined stage and touring experience, The Insiders are genuinely running down the dream.