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Downtown Gaylord Summer Concert Series 2024

Get ready to groove your way into the weekend all summer long! Our outdoor summer music series in Gaylord will be happening every Friday night. That’s 15 free concerts right downtown (minus Alpenfest weekend). These family-friendly events start at 7:00 pm in Claude Shannon Park. If you think you’ll need a break from dancing, don’t forget to BYOC (bring your own chair). Drinks and food are available just steps away at our downtown locations.  


Formed in 2010, The Remedee comprises a collective of singers and musicians whose combined talents have delighted audiences across Michigan and Canada. The group consists of Jeff FitzGerald, Mike Walker, James Tobin, and Ed Fellabaum.


Infusing elements of southern rock into his country sound, Spencer Oppermann distinguishes himself from many contemporary country artists. Often described as possessing an old-country soul with a classic rock twist, his songwriting seamlessly blends heartfelt, mature experiences with a youthful perspective, captivating listeners across multiple generations.


Shawn Riley embarked on his professional music journey in 1979 as a solo artist. In 1997, he assembled a group of exceptional musicians, giving rise to The Shawn Riley Band, which swiftly ascended to become one of Michigan’s premier live performance acts.


Based in Kalamazoo, Grace Theisen is a talented Blues/Americana artist. Grace secured the title of Best New Artist of 2021 in Cari Cole’s awards and was heralded as an “Artist To Watch” by Michigan’s Local Spins media outlet in January 2022.


Psychedelic Rock meets Blues in this band of forward-thinking enthusiasts. Robby Hovie takes the helm on lead vocals and guitar, supported by Sammy Hovie on guitar, Cody Fryczynski on guitar, Gabe Rellinger on bass, Cole Adrian on keys, Dan Schillinger on drums, and Jeff Neill on world percussion. View them on Facebook.


Serita Crowley, a self-proclaimed “Funkateer,” from Grand Rapids, Michigan leads the band Serita’s Black Rose. She delivers an electrifying fusion of FUNK, ROCK, BLUES, NEO-SOUL, and AMERICANA. Serita and her partner Jon Hayes have been the driving force behind the band for almost two decades.


Originating in a small Detroit studio apartment, Pinter Whitnick pared down their favorite tunes into duo-sized versions in 2020. Kayleigh on bass and vocals, Alex on guitar, keys, vocals, and foot percussion, creating an 80s/90s duo with a big sound. They’ve since brought their unique style to venues across Michigan, offering a nostalgic sonic journey.


Hailing from Kalamazoo, Michigan, The Go Rounds are hailed as one of contemporary indie rock’s most innovative groups. With five studio albums and numerous live shows under their belt, they’ve earned a reputation as bold visionaries in the music scene, firmly establishing themselves within the Great Lakes music community.


Michigan’s own creators of funky, sultry, and unconventional rock & roll vibes, Distant Stars are all about pushing boundaries and leaving lasting impressions.


The Marsupials bring to life a genre-defying, high-octane blend of rock and an array of sonic marvels straight from Michigan.


The Empty Pockets ignite a bright blend of Americana, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll with roots soul. With countless miles on the road and performances alongside legends like Kenny Loggins, the Chicago quartet shines on their 2023 LP, Gotta Find The Moon.


Aldrich embodies an organic, dynamic one-man-band experience, combining robust vocals with rhythmic foot percussion and acoustic guitar. His soundscapes are a fusion of folk, rock, pop, and blues influences.


Jake Allen offers a captivating sonic experience, blending prog-pop with ambient instrumentals and intricate guitar work. His music creates a mesmerizing atmosphere, showcasing the guitar’s versatility and captivating listeners with its ethereal sound.


Erin Zindle’s solo music diverges from the sound of her nationally touring band, Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds. It’s intimate and poetic, characterized by layered piano and introspective strings.


Northern Michigan’s vibrant and dynamic rock ensemble, known as Driving Dawn, energizes audiences with their electrifying performances and infectious sound.


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