Evenings at the Gazebo concert series
The Boyne Area Chamber produces this summer concert series in Old City Park on summer Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. The concerts are made possible by support from the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau and other business and individual sponsors. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, a picnic dinner and perhaps a bottle of wine - but leave your dogs at home. Old City Park is located at the corner of River and Park Streets. Hot dogs, brats, chips, pop and bottled water will be available from Thick N Juicy. For more information or to become a concert sponsor, call the chamber at 231-582-6222.
Here is the 2018 schedule:June 20 - Jordan Valley Community Band - sponsored by Boyne Co-op True Value. The Community Band is comprised of more than 35 musicians from all over Northern Michigan, and they hold rehearsals every Thursday. Director Becky Palmiter is one of a dozen members who have been with the band since it began in 1990. Palmiter was the band director for Boyne City Public Schools from 1987-1998. She says the band will be playing music ranging from patriotic to swing, jazz, marches and college fight songs. Palmiter encourages concert-goers to bring any percussion instruments such as tambourines, maracas or cowbells to play along during some audience participation numbers. Besides the Gazebo concert, the band will perform at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in July at the community bandshell in East Jordan. They also play a Christmas concert and a spring concert every year at the East Jordan High School auditorium.June 27 - Project 6 - sponsored by Self Indulgence Salon and Sound Rental Express. Project 6 is an acoustic rock trio. Band members are Dave Weber on bass and vocals, Jeff Hudson and Adam Crawford on guitar and vocals. Songs you love, played acoustically.
July 4 - No Concert (4th of July festivities include live music/bands. Check the 4th of July schedule for more details.)
July 11 - Up North Vocal Institute - sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates. Up North Vocal Institute is a unique young artist vocal program led by Boyne native, Matthew Chellis. Back again for their 8th year in a row at Evenings at the Gazebo, these talented young people will amaze you with their voices. Each of the 20 or so program participants will perform a solo in opera or theatrical style. Their program runs from June 23rd to July 22nd this year and incorporates vocal training with professionals, fitness and stress management techniques, and performance opportunities to showcase their skills.
July 18 - The LofTeez - sponsored by Laura and Patrick Mauch. The Lofteez are an upbeat and entertaining acoustic duo from Northern Michigan, originally formed and recorded in lofts in the artists’ community of Downtown Pontiac, Michigan, the Lofteez feature multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Karin E of The Remedy Band on fiddle and vocals with her partner Riffin Tiff on guitar and bass. Playing an eclectic mix of covers and originals with influences from all genres, the Lofteez are storytellers, sharing their experiences and love of extensive traveling, yoga, food, and humor. The Lofteez perform at theatres, senior and community centers, festivals, concerts, venues, schools, libraries and house concerts all over the country.
July 25 - Mike Dhaseleer - sponsored by Pat O'Brien & Associates. A Boyne City native, Mike Dhaseleer returns to Evenings at the Gazebo to entertain and delight. Throughout the 90's, he started his own company and moonlighted as a one-man-band, playing keyboards and singing in lounges all across the state of Michigan. He took his mom's maiden name "McCaslin" as a stage name. In the early 2000's, he watched fellow dueling piano players, Smoking George and Billy McAllister, play to a packed house at Streeters in Traverse City, MI. The following week, he auditioned for troupe leader, Noel Leaman. It was shortly after this that he ended his career as a cable guy and took up dueling pianos. Residing now in Laingsburg, MI, he continues to play for audiences all across the country and we are lucky to host him back in his hometown again. He will also be on the Lawn at Lynda's Real Estate during Stroll the Streets on Friday, July 27th.
August 1 - Olivia Millerschin - sponsored by Classic Instruments, Inc. With a celestial voice and lyrics only an old soul can write, singer/songwriter Olivia Millerschin is racking up the accolades. She was won two John Lennon Songwriting Awards and most recently won the opportunity to showcase her music with a mainstage performance at NAMM 2018. She was a quarter finalist on America’s Got Talent, won the Great American Song Contest, is featured on Republic Records soundtrack to Mitch Albom’s latest novel alongside musical greats Ingrid Michaelson and Tony Bennett, and has music placed in national and international film and TV. Just 22 years old, Olivia played more than 250 shows in 2017 spanning from Los Angeles to London. A talented multi-instrumentalist, she plays the ukulele, piano and guitar in addition to singing and songwriting. Olivia’s fun and vibrant personality makes her audience feel right at home. Whether performing at a local coffee shop or Radio City Music Hall, Olivia Millerschin warms hearts and touches souls.August 8 - Full Circle - sponsored by Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital. Full Circle started playing together in the mid-60's. The original members were John Slough on guitar, Jim Slough on piano, Fred Murray on bass, and Nick Lilak on drums. John and Nick reunited in 2009 with Roger Lilak on bass guitar. In 2011, Graham Fineout joined as the drummer. These guys have played in many bands throughout the years. They reunited in 2008 to bring their classic rock music to northern Michigan. They return to Evenings at the Gazebo with their classic sound featuring covers by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and more, plus strong vocal groups, and early rock featuring exceptional guitar work.
> IN CASE OF RAIN, concerts will be held at an alternate location - First Presbyterian Church - Community Room, 401 S. Lake St.
Thank you to all of our event sponsors listed above and Evangeline (Van) White. We appreciate your support!