• monsterpieceCalling all Monsters! If you’re between the ages of 8-13, you are invited to invade the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts!

    “Monsterpiece Theater” is a fun filled youth theater program where you’ll learn skills in acting, mime, juggling, acrobatics and very cool backlight illusions. Local performer Mat Emerick is the director…or “monster maker” as he likes to call it. An open call will be held at the Dogwood on Tuesday, August 29 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. with weekly Tuesday night practices after that. The program concludes with a very funny, family friendly Halloween show on Saturday, October 28. No blood or gore, “Monsterpiece Theater” is a masterpiece of spooky, kooky skits and music!

    Free admission. Please call the Dogwood Center Box Office with any questions at 231.924.8885.

  • sc_cure_for_the_common_1200x12003-700x7001The Second City, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, brings “The Cure for the Common Comedy” on Saturday, September 9 to the Dogwood Center Main Stage at 7:30 p.m.

    Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.  See the stars of tomorrow performing all-new material to help you laugh your way into the fall season!

    The Second City is known for producing the premiere comic talent in the industry.  From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey - The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium.

    This performance may be inappropriate for younger audience members.  You must be 17 years or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend this event.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $20.00. Main Stage. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Call the Dogwood to reserve yours at 231-924-8885!

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885. You may also purchase tickets from the Dogwood Center Facebook page!

    Tickets may also be purchased at the NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • generalassemblyThe General Assembly was formed in the fall of 1971 by a group of musicians from the Ludington area . The players enjoyed the sounds of the big bands and wanted to regularly play the music long associated with such names as Basie, Kenton, Herman, Miller, the Dorseys, and others. Since that time the band has performed throughout Michigan, from the Detroit area to Traverse City, while receiving requests for appearances from as far away as San Francisco. Audiences have responded with “The best in the Midwest”, “Great performance”, “We should have had a dance floor”, and “Our audience insists you come back next year.”

    Many of the band members have been employed outside the field of music. A partial list of occupations includes doctors, dairy farmers, teachers, the operator of an automobile recycling center, an attorney, and a college president. While most of these performers are not full time musicians, they all have extensive training and experience. Some are professionals who have settled down to a steadier life but continue to play for their love of the music. As musicians have left throughout the years replacements have come from a continuously larger area, with some traveling over 100 miles one way to rehearse with the group on a regular basis.

    The director of The General Assembly is its lead trombonist, Tom Sheppardson, who holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in music education and has an extensive performance background, ranging from Dixieland jazz to the symphony orchestra. He has performed with such notables as Louis Armstrong, Max Roach, The Temptations, Bobby Vinton, Henry Mancini, Peter Nero, and many others.

    While many groups advertise the “big band sound,” The General Assembly is not just a combo playing old songs. It is a full 17 piece orchestra with female vocalist performing the best of the old and new in music for dancing and listening.

    Click here to purchase tickets. $12.50 Main Stage. General Admission Seating. 3:00 p.m.

    Dogwood Box Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885.

    Tickets may also be purchased at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. For more information please contact the NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • sweetteatrioVoted Alabama’s Country Female Artist of the Year for 2016, Sweet Tea Trio is winning the hearts and catching the eye of fans across the country. Their sound is unique, unlike what you hear on country radio today. If you haven’t met them yet, you are sure to remember Sweet Tea Trio once you do. They are all singer/songwriters with a southern charm that is contagious and as authentic as their voices! Victoria Camp, Savannah Coker and Kate Falcon have joined forces to give country music fans their first taste of an all - female trio since groups like the Dixie Chicks and the Pistol Annies. Sweet Tea made their national television debut singing the National Anthem at the Talladega races and has shared the stage with favorites like Lonestar, Tracy Lawrence, Scotty McCreery, Diamond Rio, Drake White, Shenandoah and others. Sweet Tea is reaching fans of all ages with a focus on amazing harmonies and impressive energy on stage.

    For more on Sweet Tea Trio please visit their website, www.sweetteatrio.com

    Click here to purchase tickets! $15. Black Box. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets. Call the Dogwood to reserve yours at 231-924-8885!

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885. You may also purchase tickets from the Dogwood Center Facebook page!

    Tickets may also be purchased at the NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • monsterpiece“Monsterpiece Theater” is a fun filled youth theater program where local youth will show off their new skills in acting, mime, juggling, acrobatics and very cool backlight illusions. Local performer Mat Emerick is the director…or “monster maker” as he likes to call it. The program is a very funny, family friendly Halloween show. No blood or gore, “Monsterpiece Theater” is a masterpiece of spooky, kooky skits and music!

    Free admission. Main Stage. General admission seating. Donations for Dogwood programming will be accepted at the door. Please call the Dogwood Center Box Office with any questions at 231.924.8885.

    *An open call will be  held on Tuesday, August 29 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Dogwood Center for kids ages 8-13 who want to participate in the program.

  • jeff-daniels-and-ben-daniels-band-640x360-1b12c10cddIn 1976, Jeff Daniels bought a Guild D-40 from Herb David’s Guitar Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, threw it in the back of his old Buick, and moved to New York City. That guitar led to a creative outlet, became a solace, a road into the artist that he didn’t know existed. Now, over 40 years later, he just released his 8th record, Simple Truths.

    On his album, Days Like These, Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band recorded songs that often were inspired by his career. For instance, the idea for the bluegrass-y Now You Know You Can comes from the filming of the pilot of  The Newsroom, the HBO drama for which he won an Emmy playing Will McAvoy, anchor of a cable newscast.

    When Ben Daniels decided he was going to be a musician, it was more than a career choice. A natural poet, this young songwriter went to school on Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and Jack White, among others. His lyrics speak directly to a younger generation that hears, sees, and thinks about the very things he is writing. From their opening song to the finale of their set, the Ben Daniels Band cuts through with their originality, musicianship, and a sound that spans Americana, Blues, Jazz, and Rock.

    The son of actor Jeff Daniels he has quietly monitored what it takes to live life as an artist. Beyond a passed down talent, the Ben Daniels Band believes in hard work, perseverance, and creatively challenging themselves and their audience.

    With Tommy Reifel on bass, Wesley Fritezmeier on drums / mandolin, and Amanda Daniels on percussion/vocals, Ben Daniels Band’s live show never fails to take over the venue. With five CDs under their belts – Coming From The C, Checkin’ In To The Michigan Inn, Can’t You See, The Mountain Home EP, and their dual album & movie release Old Gold – the Ben Daniels Band is has grown to be a formidable group that sounds pleasantly familiar, yet unforgettably unique.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $27.50. Main Stage. Reserved seating. 7:30 p.m.

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885. You may also purchase tickets from the Dogwood Center Facebook page!

    Tickets may also be purchased at the NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.