• The annual NCCA West Michigan Luthier concert is back at the Dogwood on February 7! mark-swanson-guitar-small

    The ultimate combination of music and visual arts happens at the NCCA’s West Michigan Luthier Concert! Come out and enjoy live performances by West Michigan musicians performing on hand-made instruments from regional luthiers. A stunning photographic exhibit in the lobby gallery accompanies the concert.

    Musicians performing include Chester Winowiecki and Adrian Schuster; Bud Greenman, Erik White and Tom Sutherland; Donald Benson; Fred Covertini; Mark Swanson and Jim Spalink; and Keith Caldwell.

    Tickets are $12.50. Black Box. 7:30 p.m.  Click here to purchase your tickets!

    Dogwood 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. For information, phone 231.924.4022.

  • hungrycaterpillarwebMermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s elegant stage adaptation of Eric Carle’s beloved work has made theatre history, both in Nova Scotia and throughout North America. With its objective of introducing very little children to their first performing arts experience, the production has served as well to encourage literacy and the love of reading, and has acquainted thousands of young people and their parents with Nova Scotia and its talented artists.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky; and The Mixed Up Camelion’s discovery of his own unique nature. Directed and designed by Jim Morrow, who ranks among Canada’s most esteemed puppetry creators, the triple-bill show incorporates evocative original music by Nova Scotian composer Steven Naylor, and innovative “black light” staging techniques which highlight Morrow’s stunning puppets and props. The work follows closely the books from which they are adapted, providing a new generation with a seamless entry into the world of theatre and music.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites has become a signature piece of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Now in its thirty-sixth season, Mermaid ranks among North America’s most respected creators of family entertainment. Unique adaptations of children’s literature have delighted close to four million young people on four continents.

    Click here to watch a promotional video of the show!

    Click here to purchase tickets! $15 Adults, $5 kids 18 and under. Main Stage. General admission seating. 3:00 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.

  • joshuadaviswebJoshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. He writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul. Performing Songwriter Magazine called the result, “Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around.

    For over 15 years Joshua has made his living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge across the US and Canada at festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses and dives - as a solo act, front man for roots ensemble “Steppin’ In It”, classic swing band “Shout Sister Shout”, songwriter showcase band “The Starlight Six” and frequently as a workshop facilitator, presenter or instructor.

    His music is steeped in ragtime blues, sweet jazz and real country but Davis’s broad schooling in the cultural, political and musical roots of American tradition has resulted in more than a simple retelling of universal themes. Dubbed, “the Michigan version of the Great American Songscape” (Chris Reitz, Elderly Instruments), his catalog is a seamless snapshot of American past and present. Joshua has shared stages with a diverse list of luminaries, such as Tim O’Brien, Greg Brown, The Indigo Girls, Leftover Salmon, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Corey Harris, John Gorka, Jeff Daniels, Ellis Paul, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy LaFave, Ray Bonneville, Arlo Guthrie, Abigail Washburn, Larry McCray, Sunny Wilkinson, Catie Curtis, Bill Kirchen, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, Bernie Leadon, Wayne Hancock, The Verve Pipe, John Hammond, Pete Seeger and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

    His music receives regular airplay across the US and has been heard in at least 180 countries. His records have consistently appeared on major independent and free-format radio charts. Among other honors, “Fool Rooster” earned the album of the year slot from Progressive Torch and Twang, a cult favorite Americana show on WDBM, “Magnolia Belles” won Americana album of the year from WYCE, “Simple Tunes for Troubled Times” was one of Folk Alley’s best albums of 2009 and Shout Sister Shout’s “Hit That Jive” reached #1 on the Roots Music Report jazz chart and was the longest charting jazz album of that year.

    For more on Joshua Davis and his music, click here.

    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 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 the Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • swan-lake-photo-webGrand Rapids Ballet’s “Swan Lake”, the timeless story of tragic love and deception will come to life in March at the Dogwood Center!  This production will be staged by GRB Artistic Director, Patricia Barker, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

    In the story line of “Swan Lake”, Odette, a beautiful princess, is cursed by the evil sorcerer Van Rothbart to live as a swan forever.  Her spell can only be broken if a prince swears his everlasting love to her.  Tchaikovsky’s magical score and the illustrious Black Swan pas de deux have made “Swan Lake” one of the most enduring, moving and admired classical ballets of all time.

    “Swan Lake is a beautiful production with gorgeous sets and ornate costumes.  The poise and grace of our dancers will make this a superb experience for any ballet lover, ” said Artistic Director Patricia Barker.

    This program is funded in part by grants from the Fremont Area Community Foundation and The Gerber Foundation.

    Celebrating its 43rd anniversary this season, the Grand Rapids Ballet remains committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance.  Grand Rapids Ballet is Michigan’s only professional ballet company and has a rich history marked by steady growth, a commitment to excellence, and strong community support.  We are so pleased to have the Grand Rapids Ballet perform at the Dogwood Center!

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

    Click here to purchase your tickets! $17.50 Adults, $10.00 Children 18 and under. Main Stage. Reserved Seating. 7:30 p.m.

    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.  For information, phone 231.924.4022.