• 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

    For more more on The Accidentals visit their 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.

    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.

  • This evening we see how music expresses a culture of peace; our experience of it, our longings for it, and our need of it.  The Newaygo  County People for Peace, along with local sponsors, present 3 music groups and one solo musician—all of Newaygo county—in the annual Concert for Peace.  The musicians play music in 4 different styles but all have in common polished skill that makes listening delightful.  In addition, two talented student musicians will again bring us the beauty of piano music during interludes of the concert.

    The music of Framing Rhythm draws the listener into the unity of all peoples of the world because some version of the framed drum is found in all cultures.  Amy Oak, Barb Pitcher, Beth Keloneva, and Brenda Huckins Bonter preserve the tradition of frame drumming with fascinating skill and musicality.  If you haven’t heard them yet, the beauty of their drumming will astonish you. Sponsored by Carole Sutphen; Leana Blake; Janikka-Rene & Bill Garrity; and White Pine Massage (231-215-3552).

    p4peace-2015-my-names-not-steve1My Name’s Not Steve, a blend of two local acoustic groups formed especially for this concert, features Peggy Maat, Charlie Johnson, and Shelly & Dan Wierenga.   The smooth harmony of the two women’s voices , expanded into 4-part harmony when the men join in, expresses the wonderful unity in human relationships.  Included in their traditional-style songs will be “Peace In Our Time”, by Steve Barber, former Newaygo school principal.  Instrument maker, Guido Guitars and Mandolins (231-924-1964) is sponsoring this group.

    The warmth and welcoming sounds of Pryer Times comes from a young sister duo, Mary Pryer on guitar and Faith on String Bass.  More and more people in the area have seen and heard the careful attention they pay to each other as theyp4peace-pryertimes20151 sing their own, unique interpretation of gospel and familiar songs.  If kindness and trust can be sung, these girls can sing it! Sponsored by RiverView Psychological Services P.C. - Big Rapids (231-796-9188) and Grand Rapids (616-464-0811).

    Sandra Bernard’s deep and soulful voice magnifies the meaningful lyrics of the songs she sings.  Her singing tonight will call us to open our eyes to those living on the edges of our individual and common worlds, and to recognize that we all belong to each other. She regularly hosts the Thursday Open Mic Evenings  at the River Stop Cafe in downtown Newaygo which is sponsoring her at this concert.

    p4peace-cody2015As we settle into our seats for the evening, James O’ Banion will play the piano for us. During intermission  we will again have piano music by Cody Routley, sponsored  by Gala Gourmet in downtown Newaygo.

    This concert announces the beginning of the 30 Days of Peace, September 21 to October 20, a period of celebration, inquiry, and the action of building a culture of Peace.

    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. Doors and silent auction 6:00 p.m. Concert 7:00 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.

    For more on Kari Lynch visit her website 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.

    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.

  • It’s not often that we have the opportunity to be part of something that’s never been done before. But on Saturday evening, October 3, you can experience something that’s both new and special. “For the Love of Art” is the first-of-its-kind fundraiser to benefit both NCCA-Artsplace and the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts.

    for-the-love-of-art-web-bannerdwThat’s right, we are designating one evening to support Newaygo County’s two premier arts organizations. And to make the evening memorable, we’ll surround you with art, experiences and entertainment you can’t get anywhere else:

    A live auction that includes signed, original artwork, as well as unique experiences and other items for you to bid on

    Renown local artists appearing live to create art for the evening’s live auction

    An original, handcrafted cocktail designed and mixed exclusively for this event

    Live music from both Molly Janusz and Mary Radamacher & the Rad Pack

    Of course, we’ll also have food, door prizes and plenty of time to enjoy the company of others, all for just $35 per person.  Beer, wine and our exclusive cocktail will be available for purchase. Our festivities will begin at the Dogwood Center at 6:00 p.m. with drinks and appetizers and our live entertainment will wrap up around 9:30 p.m.

    Click here to purchase your tickets today! Tickets are available now at NCCA-Artsplace, the Dogwood Center box office or by calling 231.924.8885. But don’t wait. Only a limited number of tickets are available for this special evening.

    Thank you for continued support of NCCA-Artsplace and the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts and for your commitment to the value of arts. We look forward to seeing you throughout the summer and fall – and especially on October 3!

    PS: Buy your tickets before September 15 and be entered into a special drawing for a $100 gift certificate for shopping at NCCA-Artsplace Holiday Artist Market or $100 gift certificate for tickets to upcoming Dogwood Programs!

  • delilahdewydleA long time ago, at the dawn of the Atomic Age, a succession of no-good punks and ill-mannered teenagers took the best of American roots music — hard-partying honky tonk country, searing gutbucket blues and lonesome hillbilly twang — and distilled it into a potent moonshine known as rockabilly. This combustible formula, passed down through the generations, forms the heart of the revved-up stylings of Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys.

    Mixing their own self-penned songs with vintage country/honky tonk hits, rockabilly favorites, and surf gems by such artists as Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Buck Owens, Gene Vincent, and Dick Dale, Delilah and the Lost Boys come out on stage looking and sounding like a step back in time. Dressed to the nines in the tradition of pre-color television, the band thrilled audiences across the Midwest with its spirited performances.

    Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys got its start in 2005. Just like rockabilly originators Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and Carl Perkins, this Michigan trio cut its teeth on steel-guitar driven country in the style popularized by Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce. But the draw of the big beat was irresistible, and over time the band’s approach has become sharper and tighter. Not self-consciously retro, Delilah and the Lost Boys remain committed to hand-crafted American music that stands at the crossroads of creativity and craftsmanship, liberally drawing from hony tonk country, rockabilly and surf musicBandleader Delilah DeWylde (upright bass/lead vocals) is veteran of the West Michigan music scene and an alumna of rockabilly institution DangerVille. Her outsized stage presence is the centerpiece of the show — one minute singing sweetly, the next standing on her bass and slapping it into submission.

    Next to the sound and fury of Miss Delilah stands cool character Lee Harvey on the big ol’ orange Gretsch guitar. His serious demeanor onstage reveals his reverence for the precision and technique of the “original” guitar gods—the likes of Paul Burlison, Billy Byrd, Cliff Gallup, Grady Martin, Dick Dale, Luther Perkins, Scotty Moore and Don Rich.

    Drummer D.J. McCoy may not be affiliated with the famous feud between Hatfield and McCoy families, but he pounds his drums like they stole his prized hog nonetheless.  Another veteran of the Michigan music scene, D.J.  is a “drummer’s drummer” who makes his competition drool with both his skills and the vintage kits he plays.

    Taking their task seriously, this trio plies its trade the old-fashioned way – live and in person, logging more than 75 gigs a year throughout the Midwest and beyond. The band also has recorded three LPs (as they used to call ’em): 2008’s Honky Tonk Heart, 2010’s The Price You Pay and Win My Love - recorded in 2012.

    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.

  • hundred-foot-journeyThe Dogwood Center and the Newaygo County People for Peace present the film “The Hundred Foot Journey”!

    The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory’s acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite and Madame Mallory herself, both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

    Comedy and drama starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, and Manish Dayal. Rated PG. Running time 122 minutes.

    Click here to purchase tickets. $5. Black Box. 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 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.

  • 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!

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

    *An open call will be held on Tuesday, September 1 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Dogwood Center for kids ages 8-13 who would like to participate in the program.

  • SWEET DREAMS: MANDY BARNETT SINGS PATSY CLINEmandybarnett3

    An evening of enduring country and pop classics

    Acclaimed recording artist and performer Mandy Barnett takes you on a sparkling musical journey performing an evening of Patsy Cline’s hits including “Sweet Dreams,” “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Walking After Midnight,” “Faded Love,” and more, along with other classic country and pop standards, and selections from her own albums. It’s a night of show-stopping entertainment, celebrating the great music of our time as performed by “a torch singer in the grandest sense of the word” (Allison Stewart, Chicago Tribune).

    Mandy originated the role of “Patsy Cline” in the theatrical production Always…Patsy Cline at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, where the performances sold out nightly, and she has wowed critics and audiences ever since. Mandy, in role as Patsy, appears on the original cast album recording.

    Mandy is a frequent guest on the Grand Ole Opry, and is equally as comfortable onstage with symphony orchestras. Her robust delivery on her contemporary yet retro-sounding country and pop-tinged material harkens back to the likes of all-time great female singers and timeless sounds.

    “a spectacular performance”

    “completely mesmerizing”

    “a veritable singing machine”

    “absolutely amazing”

    Among the many publications praising Mandy’s talents, the Los Angeles Times has heralded her “pipes of steel,” “big, brassy voice and vintage-sounding arrangements.” Time, People, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and other major magazines have likewise extolled Mandy’s world-class vocals, “preternatural interpretative gifts” (Dave Marsh, Playboy), and “natural musicality” (Ralph Novak, People).

    Mandy has released critically lauded albums, including “I’ve Got a Right to Cry,” produced by the legendary Owen Bradley, who also produced Patsy Cline. Mandy’s current album, “I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson,” fulfills a promise Mandy made to her friend and Country Music Hall of Fame member, singer/songwriter Don Gibson, and includes such iconic songs as the title track, “Sweet Dreams” (also recorded by Patsy Cline), and “Oh Lonesome Me.” Featuring this album as “starred and recommended,” USA Today calls Mandy one of the “finest classic country and torch singers” to come out of Nashville.

    Mandy has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” PBS’s “Sessions at West 54th,” and numerous other television broadcasts.

    For more on Mandy Barnett please visit her website by clicking here.

    Click here to purchase tickets. $20. Main Stage. Reserved Seating. 7:30 p.m.

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

    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.