• new-west-webFeaturing Jeff Stein, John Storie and Perry Smith, New West has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting edge guitar ensemble. Performing popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, New West combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New York, New West tours extensively throughout the United States giving concerts and masterclasses. Their music is regularly featured on NPR and jazz/americana radio stations all over the country.

    Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, New West Guitar Group infuses it latest disc “Big City” with its signature blend of laid-back virtuosity and expert arrangements that “sometime verge on the orchestral” (All Music Guide).

    Firmly rooted in classic jazz, the trio’s versatility as both players and composers has given them a reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble repertoire. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has praised the group for its ability to shift seamlessly “from chamber-like elegance and fragile introspection to exhilarating swing and gritty blues”.

    “Shimmering arpeggios, collectively strummed chords…tight cracking interplay and complementary playing.” ~Fill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine

    “The group’s creativity in not being afraid to stretch boundaries is helping to forge a new area of music…” ~Vintage Guitar Magazine

    “Spanning musical genres and boasting world class chops, the New West Guitar Group proves to be masters of their instrument.” ~Metronome Magazine

    Click here to purchase tickets! $12.50. Black Box. General admission. 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 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 Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

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    Discover the Big Top Within….Cirque Amongus, a one-day Circus Camp will introduce children, ages 6- 12 years old, to a range of circus skills.  There will definitely be an abundance of fun as participants laugh and giggle while they ride unicycles and tiny bikes, walk a tightrope or with stilts, jump rope, do magic tricks, stay atop a rolling barrel, swing on a trapeze, or learn to juggle.

    In the morning, students will learn each of the 10 different circus acts.  After lunch, they chose their favorite and spend the afternoon perfecting it and putting together an act with other participants, assisted by Cirque Amongus instructors and volunteers.  At the end of the day, when their families come back, the whole troupe puts on a show with their newly found skills.

    The daylong program by Cirque Amongus, a Livonia company that brings all the equipment and instructors for “Circus Day”, will promote teamwork, self-esteem and fun throughout the day.

    Click here to register. The cost for the day is $30 per child. Children must be ages 6 - 12 years old to participate and the program will be limited to 50 participants.  It will be a full day of activities between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  and followed immediately with a performance for the families at pick-up time.  Children will need to bring a sack lunch.  Light snacks will be provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  Advanced registration is required.

    The Dogwood Center Box Office is open 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.  For information, phone 231.924.4022.

  • rsobwcroppedThe Rhythm Society Orchestra is a 15 piece dance band specializing in true vintage swing music. Their sound is heavily influenced by Count Basie and Harry James. Although based in Detroit, this band covers top venues throughout the Midwest and has been featured on numerous television and radio programs.

    Crooner Paul King describes his style as “a mixture of Mel Torme, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra - with a dash of Cab Calloway thrown in”. Detroit’s Metro Times jokes, “his voice has been banned in some nightclubs for inducing public displays of affection on the dance floor”.

    The Rhythm Society Orchestra was recently featured in a Michigan-made independent film, Forever in Time, directed by Chuck Grady.

    “Backed by the solid, horn-heavy sounds of the swingin’ Rhythm Society, handsome front man Paul King belts out the tunes in vintage suave style. In an instant, you’ll be transported into the dance halls of the ’30’s and ’40’s, where a cool-suited cat grabs the hand of the nearest full-skirted honey and the dance-floor crowd parts to watch them take a manic dip and twirl.

    “Irresistible big band song - simply flawless” ~Sarah Klein, METRO TIMES

    Click here to purchase tickets! $15 Adults, Kids 18 and under free admission but a ticket is required. Main Stage. General admission. 7:30 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 Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • lucas-wilsonGet ready for a lot of folk, rock, and soul with Lucas Wilson and the Bad Disciples on Friday, July 11! More information to come!

    Tickets on sale soon! $12.50. Black Box. General Admission. 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 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 Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • jumanjiJoin in on the fun and kick off the 2014 Baby Food Festival by watching the film “Jumanji” on the big screen! The film is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, and Kirsten Dunst. The 1995 film is rated PG and runs 104 minutes.

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

  • journeymen-150x200An evening of original, bluegrass, and acoustic swing that is sure to be a fun night out!

    The Journeymen is a trio of hand-selected super-pickers from Michigan and Oregon. The band started in 2009 and tours from the Mid-West to the West coast. On guitar and banjo is Luke Gitchel. Luke has previously found fame on the stage of Dolly Parton’s amusement park, Dixie Stampede, where he played for thousands of tourists each day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. On mandolin, Brian Oberlin travels the world as a mandolinist with several different bands and orchestras. His is also the founder of the River of the West Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Seth Sutton plays the stand-up bass and is the leader of Michigan’s premier swing band, The Midnight Cattle Callers.

    The Journeymen play a selection of original swing and bluegrass while adding three part harmonies in a moments notice. From swinging out on a Bob Wills tune on their electric instruments, they will easily switch gears and blast out a barn burner bluegrass tune on their acoustic instruments. They are the winners of the 2011 Tygh Valley Bluegrass Band Concert in Oregon. Don’t miss what’ sure to be a great night out at the Dogwood!

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

    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 Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • graccordionensembleThe Grand Rapids Accordion Ensemble was founded in early 1991 by Ray Tomaszewski, a talented accordionist whose aim was the promotion and preservation of quality accordion learning and performance. With Dr. Jon Nichols as conductor, the 42 member ensemble meets for rehearsal each week and is in great demand of area performances!

    The program for the evening will include patriotic and well known marches and polkas plus much, much more! Come out for a great evening with favorites like Edelweiss from Sound of Music and selections from My Fair Lady.

    Tickets on sale soon. Main Stage. General admission. 7:30 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 Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • Rick Reuther’s “Sinatra in Vegas” show includes some of Frank’s most beloved classics, such as Luck Be a LadyFly Me to the MoonThe Lady is a Tramp, and One for My Baby.  The show swings vigorously, with a nod or two to Frank’s artistry with a ballad.

    This will be a memorable performance with great vocals and instrumentals  ….. one you will not want to miss!

    Playing with Rick will be the Tom Hagen All Stars.  The band consists of: piano, bass, drums, trumpet, sax, trombone, and a percussionist.

    Tickets on sale soon. Black Box. General Admission. 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 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 Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • shafaat_red-websiteUstad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, son of Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, has enthralled audiences worldwide at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals, and universities all over India, American, Europe, China, Russia, and Japan. Recently, he performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the US, The Bonnaroo Festival. In the past, he’s shared a television concert with Ray Charles in Germany. In addition, some of his CD’shave been produced by the famous Dr. Deepak Chopra. His unique concert presentation includes Indian classical/folk music on Sitar, Tabla, and vocal with Sufi inspired compositions and a multicultural fusion of Eastern and Western music.

    “Virtuoso….Classical purity astonishing….intellectual and poetic….creator as well as performer” ~The Washington Post

    Visit Ustad Shafaat Khan’s website by clicking here.

    Tickets on sale soon.

  • ragbirds1Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumental Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world. The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow.

    Surrounding Zindle’s earthy-sweet voice is the whirlwind of guitarist T.J. Zindle and dynamic bassist Brian Crist, spinning over the world-beat grooves of drummer Loren Kranz and percussionist Randall Moore. Zindle skillfully switches between violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, and percussion, all while dancing around the stage, drawing the awe of audiences across the country.

    The Ragbirds albums have received local and national praise, hailed “Highly impressive” by USA Today and touted as “Astounding international eclecticism” by Reveal Arts. The Ragbirds were formed in 2005 with the release of Yes Nearby. 2007’s world-travel themed Wanderlove was Homegrown Music Network’s #1 selling album in the fall of 2008. The 2009 international release of Finally Almost Ready saw the band invade Japan with the single “Book of Matches” reaching #1 on the charts in Osaka. In 2010, The Ragbirds reached yet another milestone in their young careers when they independently marketed and sold their 10,000th album.

    The Ragbirds have performed in over 30 states to a tune of 150+ shows a year. Crisscrossing the nation in their converted diesel bus that runs on recycled waste vegetable oil, these festival favorites have performed at Rothbury, 10,000 Lakes, Summer Camp, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Hookahville, and more, and have shared the stage with Rusted Root, Railroad Earth, Toubab Krewe, Hot Buttered Rum, The Duhks, and many others.

    Tickets on sale soon. Black Box. General Admission. 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 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 Artsplace at 231.924.4022.