Summer Sounds 2013

Entertain your family and friends at a concert in the Art Park this summer. The relaxed atmosphere and great music are a perfect way to enjoy a midsummer evening.

All concerts take place on Fridays at 7 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheatre. Tickets are $10 per adult, $8 per Art Park member, free for children 17 years and under. All proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit Michigan Legacy Art Park.



Summer Sounds 2013 Concert Series

July 5: Heidi Hepler & Michèle Ramo GroupBUY TICKETS
Heidi Hepler, singer-lyricist is a former Miss Michigan who represented the state at the Miss America Pageant. Michèle Ramo, world class Italian guitarist, violinist, mandolinist and composer met Heidi while performing, and soon married. Todd Curtis, singer, trumpeter and actor, is Heidi's brother in from Los Angeles for a visit to his home state of Michigan. Todd brings vast artistic experiences, film work and starring roles in the daytime shows 'Capitol' and 'The Young and Restless'. Heidi and Todd are Interlochen Arts Camp alumni. The group is joined by pianist Danny Patrona and drummer-percussionist Miguel Gutierrez for an evening of family fun and World Music: Brazilian-Latin-American Jazz.

July 12: Miriam Picó & David ChownBUY TICKETS
Miriam Picó & David Chown are a nationally recognized vocal / piano duo from Traverse City, Michigan.  They will perform original songs along with a number of jazz standards and pop songs.

July 19: Ruth & Max BloomquistBUY TICKETS
With influences of folk, bluegrass, and country,Ruth and Max have created a heart touching, audience pleasing acoustic Americana that is all their own. Ruth's trademark rich alto is unmistakable, and her songs evoke images and emotions common to us all. Click here to visit the group's website.

July 26: Fauxgrass QuartetBUY TICKETS
With a fresh, playful, and heart-felt approach to structure, this progressive bluegrass performance will flow between genres with unique instrumental communication.

August 2: Tumbao BravoBUY TICKETS
This exciting Cuban jazz combo has released four critically acclaimed CDs of mostly original compositions that have been featured on all the major jazz public radio stations throughout the country.


Rides from the Art Park parking lot to the amphitheatre begin at 6:15 p.m. for those unable to walk the trail.

If raining the concert will be held indoors at Crystal Mountain.

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at each concert.


Join the following sponsors by becoming a Summer Sounds 2013 Concert Series sponsor today!

Summer Sounds is underwritten in part by these friends of Michigan Legacy Art Park:

Maurice and Linda White, Bruce and Becky Sharp, Chuck and Georgia Bavol, Nancy Cotcamp, Tom and Julie Dawson, Jon and Amy Ballinger, David Mix and Mary Ann Cheney, Mike and Catherine Fruge,Roger and Joanna Garrett Fund, Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation and:




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The Jessie Frohlich Amphitheater was built in 1995 by David Barr and Jim Ristine. An acoustic engineer helped choose the acoustically ideal location, and Michigan architect Bob Holdeman designed the venue. Its terraced seating accommodates about 150 people, with additional space for another 50 people to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.