• lionwitchLionheart productions presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12. March 11 shows will begin at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. and March 12 at 2:00 p.m.

    This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Adults $15, Students and Seniors $10. General admission seating. Saturday, March 11 shows begin at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m..  On Sunday, March 12, the show begins at 2:00 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. You may also purchase tickets from the Dogwood Facebook page!

    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.

  • lionwitchLionheart productions presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12. March 11 shows will begin at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. and March 12 at 2:00 p.m.

    This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Adults $15, Students and Seniors $10. General admission seating. Saturday, March 11 shows begin at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.. On Sunday, March 12, the show begins at 2:00 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. You may also purchase tickets from the Dogwood Facebook page!

    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.

  • lunasaLúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles).

    Lúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band’s career and boast an impressive back catalogue of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums.

    The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. They have been invited to appear at the White House.

    Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.

    Of the band, legendary Irish fiddler Kevin Burke says, “Maintaining the unique, intimate qualities of a musical tradition while at the same time meeting and fulfilling the demands of the contemporary music world is a difficult juxtaposition to achieve, yet Lúnasa have managed to accomplish exactly that.”

    With the release of LÚNASA WITH THE RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA in 2013, the band continued to explore new directions in the world of Irish traditional music. “Thankfully, the huge melting pot of music that exists within the Irish tradition allows us to seek out exciting and unexplored melodies that work for a band like ourselves,” says Kevin Crawford. “This combined with the newer self composed pieces and strong belief in what we do help to keep both the band and the tradition very much alive and kicking.” Referencing the new CD in particular, Seán Smyth adds: “As for the future, there are many, many musical journeys left open to us. For now, we’re going to savor the orchestral theme and look forward to recreating these wonderful arrangements in theatres and with audiences around the world.”

    The individual members are in increasing demand across the globe for touring and recording work – Trevor went out on a European tour with his old band mates, The Waterboys; Cillian collaborated with The Boss, Bruce Springsteen on his 2014 release ‘High Hopes’ – the album went straight in at #1 on the album charts across the world; Kevin toured with Martin Hayes and John Doyle as The Teetotalers; while Ed has toured with Flook and Cara Dillon; while Sean transforms back to being Dr Smyth and his medical profession between Lúnasa tours.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $17.50. Black Box. General admission seating. 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 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.

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  • livingstontaylorLivingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

    From top-40 hits I Will Be in Love with You and I’ll Come Running, to I Can Dream of You and Boatman, both recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads.

    Livingston has never stopped performing since those early coffeehouse days, touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull, and he maintains a busy concert schedule of over 80 shows a year. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connect him to his fans. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge, and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway.

    Livingston is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a Stage Performance course since 1989. He teaches young artists invaluable lessons learned over the course of an extensive career on the road; the course is consistently voted the most popular at the College. His book, Stage Performance, released in 2011 offers those lessons to anyone who is interested in elevating their presentation standards to professional standards.

    Livingston’s latest album, Blue Sky, was released in the spring of 2014. It is the third in a series of albums over the last decade that includes There You Are Again (2005) and Last Alaska Moon (2009). It completes a body of work that makes it clear that this artist is not slowing down.

    For more on Livingston please visit his website by clicking here.

    Click here to purchase tickets. $22.50. Main Stage. Reserved seating. 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 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.

  • emerick8Time for some fun during Spring Break! Students of this class, ages 8-16, get to learn some new skills and have the opportunity to show them off in a skit or two at the Vaudeville show on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dogwood!

    From the early 1880’s to the end of the 1920’s, Vaudeville was the most popular form of live entertainment in the United States. Vaudeville offered a variety of acts with something for everyone! Students of this class will learn some new skills and have the option to be a part of a “slapstick” (physical) comedy act and a juggling and acrobatics act in the annual Vaudeville show at the Dogwood. Local performer, Mat Emerick, will teach the skills needed for the performance.

    Click here to register. Pre-registration is required and students must participate in all three classes. $20. Ages 8 - 16. Class size limit 20 students. Class is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 5 - 7.

    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 register from the Dogwood Center Facebook page!

    Registration may also be done 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.

  • emerick81Time for some fun during Spring Break! Students of this class, ages 8-16, get to learn some new skills and have the opportunity to show them off in a skit or two at the Vaudeville show on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dogwood!

    From the early 1880’s to the end of the 1920’s, Vaudeville was the most popular form of live entertainment in the United States. Vaudeville offered a variety of acts with something for everyone! Students of this class will learn some new skills and have the option to be a part of a “slapstick” (physical) comedy act and a juggling and acrobatics act in the annual Vaudeville show at the Dogwood. Local performer, Mat Emerick, will teach the skills needed for the performance.

    Click here to register. Pre-registration is required and students must participate in all three classes. $20. Ages 8 - 16. Class size limit 20 students. Class is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 5 - 7.

    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 register from the Dogwood Center Facebook page!

    Registration may also be done 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.

  • emerick82Time for some fun during Spring Break! Students of this class, ages 8-16, get to learn some new skills and have the opportunity to show them off in a skit or two at the Vaudeville show on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dogwood!

    From the early 1880’s to the end of the 1920’s, Vaudeville was the most popular form of live entertainment in the United States. Vaudeville offered a variety of acts with something for everyone! Students of this class will learn some new skills and have the option to be a part of a “slapstick” (physical) comedy act and a juggling and acrobatics act in the annual Vaudeville show at the Dogwood. Local performer, Mat Emerick, will teach the skills needed for the performance.

    Click here to register. Pre-registration is required and students must participate in all three classes. $20. Ages 8 - 16. Class size limit 20 students. Class is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 5 - 7.

    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 register from the Dogwood Center Facebook page!

    Registration may also be done 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.

  • davidlindleyMulti-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad “Mr. Dave’s” uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.

    David Lindley grew up in southern California, first taking up the banjo as a teenager, and subsequently winning the annual Topanga canyon banjo and fiddle contest five times as he explored the American folk music tradition. between 1967 and 1971 Lindley founded and lead what must now be seen as the first world music rock band, the Kaleidoscope. In 1971, Mr. Dave joined forces with Jackson Browne, serving as Jackson’s most significant musical co-conspirator until 1981. In 1979, Lindley had begun working with old friend Ry Cooder on ‘Bop Till you Drop’ and ‘The Long Riders’ sound track, a musical collaboration that lasts to this day, and has spawned many recording projects and several world tours as an acoustic duo.

    In 1981, Lindley created his own remarkable Band El Rayo-X, which integrated American roots music and world beat with a heavy reggae influence. ‘El Rayo-X’, ‘Win This Record’ and ‘Very Greasy’, as well as a live e.p. during this period he also came forth with a solo album, ‘Mr. Dave’. Lindley and guitarist Henry Kaiser went to Madagascar for two weeks in 1991 and recorded six albums of indigenous Malagasy music (including two collaborative cd’s, ‘A World Out of Time’ volumes one and two on Shanachie) which proved to have a major impact on the world music scene, both for the quality of the Grammy nominated music recorded, and the fair and ethical way the Malagasy musicians were dealt with. Throughout this long and distinguished career, Lindley has been one of Hollywood’s most in demand session musicians, lending his skills to the recorded works of Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby and Nash, Warren Zevon, and many others.

    In 1990 a chance meeting of Lindley and Jordanian born percussionist Hani Naser led to an impromptu jam and an instant decision that “we should take this on the road.” David and Hani toured the world for the following six years. The duo recorded two self-released “Official Bootleg” compact discs, ‘Live in Tokyo Playing Real Good’ and ‘Live All Over the Place Playing Even Better’ on Pleemhead audio. At his expansive and eclectic live performances David Lindley consistently gives one of the most unique concert experiences available to adventuresome music listeners. Currently David is associated with the Rosebud agency.

    For more on David Lindley please visit his website by clicking here. You may also visit his YouTube channel by clicking here.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $20. Black Box. General admission seating. 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 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.

  • gr-symphonygrsymphonylogo2016-21The Grand Rapids Symphony returns to the Dogwood Center on Wednesday, April 12 for a sure to be incredible performance! Join us and you will experience a world-class orchestra performing for you live at the Dogwood! And, as a special feature…one of the musical selections will include the artwork of Newaygo County youth as a beautiful and inspiring background!  A wonderful evening with a wonderful orchestra!

    This program is funded by the Fremont Area Community Foundation and Nestle Nutrition/Gerber Products.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $17.50 Adults, $5.00 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.

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  • twinmandolinslingersTwo solo mandolinists, each performing their unique solo sets that include classical, bluegrass, swing, jazz, western Swing, and original music. As the main and encore performance, the two join forces and play spellbinding arrangements for two mandolins including The William Tell Overture, Sabre Dance, Mantello e Cilindro, and many American folk songs. The duo released their first album together in November, 2015 and have toured extensively up and down the West Coast.

    Evan J. Marshall is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, and is generally regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin in Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s finest mandolinists performing together. Evan hails from Los Angeles, CA. www.evanjmarshall.com

    One of the few great musicians of our time.” - Chet Atkins

    The audience was dazzled by his virtuosity.” - Pasadena Star News

    He sounded at times like the Boston Symphony!” - Providence Journal Bulletin

    Brian Oberlin from Rockford, Michigan and now living in Portland, Oregon, is a solo swing strong force on the mandolin and croons all the while. He travels the world awing audiences with his tasteful arrangements of swing, bluegrass, and original music that swings and stomps. Brian is also an accomplished classical mandolin player. www.mandoberlin.com

    A champion of the instruments capabilities.” - Don Steirnberg

    The solo performance he laid out was stunningly captivating.” - Fremont Times Indicator

    His solo performance sounds complete, totally integrated, and really fun.” - Mandolin Magazine

    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 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.