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 2019 summer series was presented by Black Diamond Broadcasting. Concerts are made possible by additional support from Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, businesses 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. For more information or to become a concert sponsor, call the chamber at 231-582-6222.
Here is the 2019 schedule (check back for the 2020 schedule):June 19 - JM Duo - James Michael Duo (JM Duo) hails from Houghton Lake, Michigan. This Father and Son duo combines Acoustic Guitar and Percussion along with intertwined Vocals and Harmonies with a fresh songlist that is sure to please audiences of all ages. Sponsor - Boyne Co-Op True ValueJune 26 - 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 3 - No Concert (4th of July festivities include live music from 1-7 p.m. Check the 4th of July schedule for details.)
July 10 - Matt Gabriel - Matt Gabriel is a singer/songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country–the quality of folk and blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit. He’s got a must-see live show and a very approachable recorded sound. It’s music you can trust and believe in. Sponsor - Pat O'Brien & Associates
July 17 - 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 24 - 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. 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.
July 31 - Full Cord - Full Cord started as a project between band members upright bass player Todd Kirchner & guitar/mando player Eric Langejans. Soon after, Danny Seabolt, fiddler extraordinaire and luthier joined the band. The newest member is Brian Oberlin on mandolin (formerly of Grasshoppah) . All seasoned bluegrass musicians they wanted to build a musically diverse band using traditional bluegrass instruments. The band has an extraordinary song base, with songs ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to modern pop hits, big band era tunes and everything in between.August 7 - 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 14 - 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.
> 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!