Evenings at the Gazebo concert series
The Boyne Area Chamber produces this summer concert series in Old City Park on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. The 2020 summer series is presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting. Concerts are made possible by additional support from local businesses and individual sponsors. We are excited to offer an extended season with 10 concerts this summer! In addition, a concession will be available each week. Watch our weekly e-newsletter for more details. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Old City Park is located at the corner of River and Park Streets. For more information or to become a concert sponsor, call the chamber at 231-582-6222.
2020 summer schedule:June 17 - Full Moon Jam Band - The chamber is pleased to have a local group of musicians open the season. We invite you to join Boyne City's own Mayor and fellow "jam session" musicians that can be heard Saturday mornings in the back room of downtown Subway. With a wide range of "bluegrassy" songs, they are sure to put a tap in your toes and a smile in your heart.June 24 - Calamity Jane - Theresa Wagner and Kathy McCoy met 20 or so years ago and have written music together and performed whenever possible together... and now.......Here they are, with their vast combined following of supporters, performing live as "Calamity Jane!"
July 1 - 1000 Watt Prophets - "Soulful vocals blend tight harmonies and road tested musicianship to create a new twist on old sounds." 1000 Watt Prophets was born at the crossroads where Soul Music meets Americana. Featuring the lead vocals of Zak Bunce with harmonies from Denny Richards, a 1000 Watt Prophets show takes you on a journey from the jazz club to the juke joint, through the dance club and even into a tent revival or two (we are Prophets, after all!). Some call this style of music New Retro, we just call it a great time!
July 8 - Jay Daniel Band - Jay Daniel Band is a high-energy country band covering today’s modern country. Their high energy show sets them apart from all others in the state. The band consist of 5 members, all veterans of the business of music. Together these men create a show like no other, that captivates and entertains all ages, by performing music by such artist as; Jake Owen, Michael Ray, Dan & Shay, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Jason Aldean and many more. - Sponsor - Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 15 - Wyatt & Shari Knapp - Known for their sparkling vocals, lush harmonies, and tasteful blend that sets them apart, this personable husband-wife duo has warmed the hearts of audiences throughout Michigan and beyond. While remaining true to their traditional and Americana roots, their music reaches into genres as rich and diverse as bluesy folk, “high lonesome” bluegrass, and timeless classics of the 1940’s.
July 22 - On Tap - "On Tap" is a trio of seasoned vocalists and musicians. The trio is made up of Michael and James Wagner, the father and son team of Northern Michigan's popular "James Michael Duo" and Cassie Sprague, a powerhouse female vocalist/keyboardist from Mid Michigan. "On Tap" combines Guitars, Percussion and Keyboards along with intertwined vocals and harmonies with a fresh song list that is sure to please audiences of all ages. - Sponsor - Pat O'Brien & AssociatesJuly 29 - Mike Dhaseleer - 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. 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. Mike will also be performing on Friday, July 31 during Stroll the Streets at Lynda's Real Estate Service.August 5 - Awesome Distraction - A trio from Manistee that has been together for over 7 years. Americana is how they describe the genre they embrace. Although there is nothing wrong at all with modifying other genres and applying their special twist - after all, music is universal.August 12 - Full Circle - 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.August 19 - Billy McAllister "Perfectly Frank" - Billy has wanted to sing for people for as long as he can remember. "My earliest memory being that of singing my first solo in church at the age of eight. Afterwards an older gentleman came up to me with tears streaming down his cheeks and hugged me and said “you really touched my heart”. I knew then that that was what I wanted to do and have been performing professionally since 1970. In February of 2017, I began booking my "Perfectly Frank" Sinatra Tribute Show, and it has become so successful that I feel like “I’ve got the World on a string”." - Sponsor - Boyne Co-op True Value
> IN CASE OF RAIN, concerts will be held at an alternate location - First Presbyterian Church - Community Room, 401 S. Park St.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and community support!