Summer Sounds

TheAccidentals(1)RotorySymbol 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 amphitheater.

$10 suggested donation for admission.

Because Summer Sounds is underwritten by our generous sponsors, all donations for admission directly benefit Michigan Legacy Art Park – its sculpture, grounds, and programs.

2015 Concert Line Up Coming Soon…


Summer Sounds 2014 Concert Series

July 11 – The Accidentals
Young Traverse City singer-songwriter duo and multi-instrumentalists, Katie Larson and Savannah Buist, have created a sound all their own that is winning praise from music lovers of all genres.

July 18 – Robin Connell Jazz Trio
A night of Jazz with one of Grand Rapids’ best, Robin Connell taught Jazz at Interlochen Arts Camp for twenty years. She tickles the ivories with original arrangements of time honored jazz standards and her own unique compositions. Honing her craft for more than three decades, she sings and ‘tells the story’ with the depth that comes from true-life experience.

July 25 – Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
The Flatbellys throwback sound, propelled by Lindsay Lou’s striking delivery, spins a sort of musical magic that meshes Appalachian tradition with a rootsy Michigan vigor.

August 1 – Lee Murdock
Lee Murdock’s Great Lakes songs are made of hard work, hard living, ships that go down and ships that come in. A fluent instrumentalist, Murdock’s musical influences span fifteen generations, combining ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles with his flair for storytelling. Folk music for the modern era, Lee Murdock’s work is an anthem to the people who live, work, learn and play along the freshwater highways of North America.

August 8 – Miriam Pico with David Chown and friends
Back by popular demand, this nationally recognized vocal / piano duo from Traverse City will perform original songs along with a number of jazz standards and pop songs with two additional band members.

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

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

To purchase your custom gourmet picnic dinner for two delivered to you at the concert, call Crystal Mountain at (231) 378-2000 ext. 5000. Pricing starts at $24.95.

Join the following sponsors by becoming a Summer Sounds 2014 Concert Series sponsor today!
Summer Sounds is underwritten by these friends of Michigan Legacy Art Park:

Chuck and Georgia Bavol
Tom and Julie Dawson
Diane Wilbur and Jim Szalay
Maurice and Linda White

Mike and Catherine Fruge | Becky and Bruce Sharp


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The amphitheater was originally built in 1995. An acoustic engineer helped choose the acoustically ideal location, and Michigan architect Bob Holdeman designed the venue. It will be 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 people to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.