Summer Sounds

Summer Sounds 2015 Concert Series

fullhouse2Entertain 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. This year the series is expanding from five to six performances thanks to our generous sponsors.

All concerts take place on at 7 p.m. at the amphitheater.

Wednesday, July 1 – Joshua Davis
As seen on NBC’s television show The Voice, Joshua Davis writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul.
Due to his immense popularity, the Joshua Davis concert was ticketed and is now SOLD OUT. 

Friday, July 17 – May Erlewine with Seth Bernard
The sounds and influences you’ll hear in her music range from good old fashioned folk and country swing to soul singers, rock and music from all over the wide world. It’s all bundled together with stories and melodies to take you on a journey of the heart.

Friday, July 24 – Benzie Playboys
K.Jones and the Benzie Playboys play some great “old school” zydeco and cajun music with traditional button accordions, fiddles, and washboard for an authentic Louisiana dance experience.

Friday, July 31 – Interlochen Faculty Revue
Singer-songwriters Courtney Kaiser-Sandler and Kyle Novy will share the stage with cellist Crispin Campbell and percussionist John Driscoll for a performance that highlights the teaching talent of Interlochen.

Friday, August 7 – Ruth and Max Bloomquist
With influences of folk, bluegrass, and country, they have created a heart touching, audience pleasing acoustic Americana that is all their own.

Saturday, August 8 Terry Barber
A classically-trained countertenor with an extreme range and versatile voice, Terry Barber is equally at home in the concert hall, recording studio, theater and opera house. His solo voice can be heard on every major label with a variety of artists from Madonna to the London Philharmonic.
This concert will be ticketed – buy yours at MyNorth Tickets.

Friday, August 14 – The Accidentals
Back by popular demand, Traverse City singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Katie Larson, Savannah Buist and Michael Dause, have created a sound all their own that is winning praise from music lovers across the country.

$10 suggested donation for admission.


Summer Sounds is underwritten by:

Maurice and Linda White
Jim and Maree Mulvoy
Crystal Mountain
National Endowment for the Arts
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Dr. Tom and Julie Dawson
Diane Wilbur and Jim Szalay
Benzie County Visitors Bureau
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Traverse City State Bank

Abramson Family Dentistry
Cooke Sheet Metal, Inc.
Ferguson Enterprise


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The amphitheater was originally built in 1995 and dedicated in memory of Jessie Frohlich by Edward P. Frohlich. An acoustic engineer helped choose the acoustically ideal location, and Michigan architect Bob Holdeman designed the venue. It was rebuilt for the 2014 season with a major grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Its terraced seating, built by David Barr and Jim Ristine, accommodates about 150 people, with additional space for another 50 to 100 people to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.