• sarah-potenza-e1403137038583After spending seven years with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza relocated to Nashville Tennessee with not much more than her husband and her monster vocals. That coupled with her honest reflective songwriting she quickly garnered the attention of the city’s thriving music scene and she became a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program.

    One of her performances on Music City Roots resulted in a phone call from the NBC television show, “The Voice”. Potenza took the challenge in stride and managed to land a four chair turn and out of 50,000 contestants, she made it to the top twenty!

    Her passion for performing and undeniable voice resonated with America and made her a fan favorite across the country. Nashville welcomed her home with pride and celebrated her authentic, heart-felt songwriting with a sold out show at the Bluebird Cafe and her debut on the Grand Old Opry.

    Check out Sarah’s performance of “Wasted Love” on “The Voice” here.

    For more information on Sarah click here to visit her website.

    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.

    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 the 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 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • field-of-dreamsJoin in on the fun and kick off the 2015 Baby Food Festival by watching the film “Field of Dreams” on the big screen!

    “If you build it, he will come.” That’s the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, “he” seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. But as the weeks go by, Ray receives several other messages from a disembodied voice, one of which is “Ease his pain.” He realizes that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives. One of these folks is writer Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), whom Ray kidnaps and takes to a ball game and then to his farm. Another is Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine. The final “second-chancer” turns out to be much closer to Ray. That “magical” field in Dyersville, Iowa still draws thousands of baseball-happy tourists each year.

    Starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, and Amy Madigan . The 1989 film is rated PG and runs 107 minutes.

    Free admission, donations accepted at the door to help support the programs of the Dogwood Center. 7:30 p.m.

  • The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will present “Argonuts: Jason & the Quest for the Golden Fleece, A Comedy of Tragic Proportions” on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.!

    Join Jason, Hera, Medea, Hercules, and many more in the greatest adventure story ever told!  Our heroes must overcome tricksters, Olympians, tempests, and a good old Greek tragedy in this hilarious version of the Ancient Greek myth, Jason and his heroic quest for the Golden Fleece.  Truly a comedy of tragic proportions!

    “Argonuts” has over 30 Newaygo County youth in the show!

    This program is funded by a Fremont Area Community Foundation Summer Youth Initiative Grant.

    Free admission. Donations accepted at the door to support Dogwood programs.  7:30 p.m. Main Stage. General admission seating.

    Please call 231.924.8885 for more information.

  • The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater will present “Argonuts: Jason & the Quest for the Golden Fleece, A Comedy of Tragic Proportions” on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.!

    Join Jason, Hera, Medea, Hercules, and many more in the greatest adventure story ever told!  Our heroes must overcome tricksters, Olympians, tempests, and a good old Greek tragedy in this hilarious version of the Ancient Greek myth, Jason and his heroic quest for the Golden Fleece.  Truly a comedy of tragic proportions!

    “Argonuts” has over 30 Newaygo County youth in the show!

    This program is funded by a Fremont Area Community Foundation Summer Youth Initiative Grant.

    Free admission. Donations accepted at the door to support Dogwood programs.  7:30 p.m. Main Stage. General admission seating.

    Please call 231.924.8885 for more information.

  • fauxgrassThe Fauxgrass approach to music, original and traditional, has quickly landed them a place in the progressive bluegrass community since their 2011 inception. With a fresh, playful, and heart-felt approach to structure Fauxgrass performances flow between genres with unique instrumental communication. The current members consist of Adam Balcer (guitar, vocals), Tim McKay (bass, vocals), Joey Schultz (banjo, vocals) and Jason Wheeler (mandolin, vocals). They have toured extensively through the mid-west, Colorado, and northeast coast, as well as establishing themselves as a regular presence in the Michigan music scene. They are continuing to build momentum as their unique songwriting and fun performances find enthusiastic reception around the region. Their creative approach to a familiar musical style is a breath of fresh air, and something worth experiencing for the acoustic music lover.

    For more information on Fauxgrass, visit there website by clicking here.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $12.50. 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 today!

    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 the 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 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • grpipeband3The Grand Rapids & District Pipe Band is proud to be the oldest pipe band in West Michigan! If you love the sound of bagpipes and drums, come on over to the Dogwood on Saturday, August 22 for a unique concert full of history, music, and dance!

    Click here to purchase tickets! $10 Adults, $5 Kids 18 and Under. Main Stage. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets are available here online, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont.

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    Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event.  For information, phone 231.924.8885.

    NCCA-Artsplace hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • 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, September 1 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 24. 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.

  • theaccidentalsTwo girls, three years, two albums, two movies scored, thirteen instruments, fifty original songs, seven hundred live shows, thousands of fans….just graduated high school! That is the story of Katie Larson and Savannah Buist of The Accidentals. In 2014 they added multi-instrumental, singer-songwriter, Michael Dause on percussion to their studio/tour schedule for….”one of the most ground-breaking musical experiences one might just have in a lifetime. If you’re looking for a new indie folk band to get into, you couldn’t do much better than The Accidentals.” ~Jonathan Frahm, YAHOO Voices

    Click here to purchase tickets! $12.50. Black Box. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets.

    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 the 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 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • karilynchWith incredible enthusiasm, impressive vocal and a dynamic stage presence, Kari Lynch knows how to deliver an exciting, powerful and unforgettable performance.

    When, Kari was 6-years-old, her grandmother played her, Patsy Cline’s cassette tape in the car. The first song was “Crazy” and she fell in love with country music. An introduction to, Garth Brook’s, “No Fences” shortly thereafter sealed the deal. She started writing songs and performing and has been captivating crowds since, with no plans to slow down.

    Her dedication and love of singing and songwriting has paid off in a big way. In 2013 and 2014 she played hundreds of dates, many of those opening for some of country music’s most recognized artists including, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Alabama, The Charlie Daniels Band, and many more. Kari is constantly working to perfect her craft and keep the momentum going. “To look at those lineups and see my name on the same bill blows me away every time and makes me appreciate success that’s built from the ground up. I know what can be accomplished with hard work.”

    It’s an appreciation for her dedicated fan base and striving to create good and honest music that also fuels the fire. Her talent for songwriting and connecting with fans is reflected in an ever growing, dedicated fan base that continually flocks to shows, takes her album home and follows, Kari on all of her social media networks. “Music has always been about connecting with people for me. I started writing music and singing when I was 7-years-old because it was the only way I knew how to figure out life. It’s a blessing that I get to perform original songs and have relentless, amazing fans who are so supportive in every aspect and always hungry for new music.”

    Kari’s first acoustic EP, “one happy love song…” debuted on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” list for country music in 2009 and stayed there for 6 weeks. Her second album project, a full band/self-titled EP, released to 5-star ratings and reviews and received radio play on several stations.

    Her most recent project, “Kari Lynch Band EP” has seen similar success. The singles, “Sapphire Blues” and “Sincerely, Gone” quickly gained radio play in regular rotation on several stations. In November of 2013, she worked with the Michigan based film company, Such Video, to create her first music video for an original song, “Nowhere Now.” The video gathered attention from many media outlets and continues to further her establishment as one of the most promising acts on the country scene.

    Kari’s talents, extraordinary work ethic, and passion for performing, writing and creating music that extends to the audience with every lyric and melody is undeniable. You will not meet a more determined, hardworking and driven singer/songwriter. With a rapidly growing fan base, a loaded tour schedule, a new album in the works and unique, ear-grabbing music that mixes elements of traditional country, folk, pop, and rock–This is an artist you will not forget.

    Tickets on sale soon. Black Box. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets.

    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 the 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 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.