The Newaygo County People for Peace present their annual “Concert for Peace”!
Miiskwaasining Nagamojig (Swamp Singers) have been singing together in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language) since 2009. Members gather to share songs, stories, food and ceremony in Ann Arbor, Milwaukee and Newaygo. They gather to protect language, culture and community and have seen one another through many life changes. Their songs are a blend of traditional, contemporary and new songs. They are from eleven to eighty years old and represent Ojibwe, Odawa, Passamaquoddy, Haudenosaunee, Oneida and Potawatomi nations. Eastsidemike & A Couple Muggs are three retired guys who like to play Folk, Blues, Country, Swing and Originals for a journey back through time. Each person has unique part of the music represented. Eastsidemike performs a hybrid style of Americana music and original songs with guitar and vocals. Tommy Dolson has been playing mandolin for 10 plus years and adds a nice range of vocals to the mix. Chris Cudworth has a nice groove with his bass playing, either acoustic with the “Big Red Dawg House” bass or electric. A fun time is guaranteed. Cody Routley, a 13 year old Fremont resident, is active in Pride of Newaygo County and 4-H. He is an excellent student and accomplished athlete in wrestling and soccer. He received his first keyboard at age two and began formal piano lessons at age four. He participated in the St. Cecilia Junior Festival with encouragement and instruction from Bernadine Johnson, earning his first trophy this year. Cody will be performing a variety of music from different eras and genres on piano and saxophone as well as adding vocals. Zellie’s Opry House Band is four friends playing acoustic music that can warm up any audience at Zellie’s Opry House, getting everyone together and ready for the main act. At this concert they are a main act, playing some “straight-ahead” Bluegrass, with that driving, up-beat tempo that brightens even a sagging heart. As always, they will do what a peace builder does, they will bring us together. Newaygo County Community Choir will perform selections from their Spring 2016 concert “Songs of the Civil War”. The pieces exemplify how the experience of this war began a cultural questioning of war itself. In these songs we can hear the former views of war bringing honor, glory, and the best expression of manhood beingchallenged with the intense experiences of suffering and the awareness of our common humanity.
Concert sponsors include Bob & Bonnie Erber, The Harrington Inn, Log Carpenter, Inc., Riverview Psychological Services, and White Insurance Agency.
Click here to purchase tickets! $12.50 Adults, $6 special event pricing for students (I.D. required) and kids 18 and under. Black Box. General admission seating. Tables available for reservation with the purchase of 8 tickets. Call the Dogwood to reserve your table 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 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.
*Pictured top to bottom: Miiskwaasining Nagamojig (Swamp Singers), Eastside Mike & A Couple Muggs, Cody Routley, and Zellie’s Opry House Band.