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It's time to come inside.

With summer over and the fall colors starting to come out, it is time to start moving inside for your musical entertainment.  What better place than Northern Michigan's #1 listening room and coffeehouse style entertainment venue.  As you will see below, we have quite a lineup planned for you this month.  For more details and additional events, please visit the event schedule on our website.


Friday, October 5, 7pm  Rustic Heart

Kelly Shively and Norm Hausler

Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series

Impressive harmonies of voice, instrument and spirit create a feeling of home when they play together. Kelly and  Norm are seasoned musicians who have played in many groups and performed as solo singer/instrumentalists. These two Northern Michiganders have now combined their talents to form the duet, Rustic Heart.

Kelly brings her original songs of family and home, along with her interpretations of traditional mountain music. Norm’s deep baritone voice lends itself to country classics and his own original songs. Norm is enjoying learning to accompany Kelly with “mountain modal” tunings on his guitar, while Kelly surprises with turns on her fiddle, harp, banjo and a variety of other instruments.

Tickets:  $10 in advance at the Northern Michigan Artists Market, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $15, students $8, Kids 12 and under  $5.  



Saturday, October 6, 8 PM     Hell On Heels

Drag Show  You must be 18+

Hell on Heels is a lip syncing, dancing, and singing adventure. It is filled with loads of comedy and just the right amount of crassness!  Drag Queens have been a huge part of our culture for decades.  Let us show you why!!


Join your hostess Mercedes Benz-Over with Kelly Ann Jefferies and a few very special guests.  






Tickets:  $10 in advance at the Northern Michigan Artists Market, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $15. 


Friday, October 12, 7:30 pm  Steel and Wood

Petoskey's Greatest Bluegrass Band  

Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series

Climb aboard the Red Sky Stage freight train for some first class Northern Michigan Bluegrass.  Steel and Wood is a repeat visitor to our stage for good reason and a long time favorite of our audience. 

Steel & Wood is John Neiswander on lead guitar and banjo, Irene Kazmers on fiddle and guitar, Bruce Walker on mandolin and John Hussey on bass.  Each of them is a talented musician but when they play together the magic is contagious.

Steel and Wood plays hard drivin' bluegrass and other friendly frequencies from the Southland of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.  Theirs is the sound of the Appalachian Mountains blended with the parallel harmonies that make up the high lonesome sound.

Tickets:  $10 in advance at the Northern Michigan Artists Market, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $15, students $8, Kids 12 and under  $5.  


Saturday, October 13, 7pm  Great North Songwriters Festival

It will take all of Downtown Petoskey to host this celebration of the outstanding singer/songwriters of Northern Michigan.  


The feature location of the event will be Red Sky StageWe will present three performances, one free show in the afternoon from noon to 5 pm and a two ticketed shows in the evening, one at 6pm and the other at 8pm.  Each performance will feature a select collection of the best singer/songwriters from this music crazy region. 

Further details and  the list of songwriters for each concert available on our website.

Tickets for each of the two evening concerts at Red Sky Stage will be $17.50.  Combined admission for both concerts will be $30.  Tickets are available at the Northern Michigan Artists Market, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link).  Tickets will also be available at the door before each show. 


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 18-20, Great Lakes Harmonica Retreat 

The Great Lakes Harmonica Retreat premiers at Red Sky Stage October 18-20, 2018.  This three day weekend event features entertainment and seminars guaranteed to make you a better and happier harp player.  Instructor/performers include nationally recognized harmonica all-stars Madcat Ruth (pictured below), Todd Parrott , Ronnie Shellist, Greg Heumann and Petoskey's own Steve August

Join harmonica players and enthusiasts from all over for three exciting days right here at Red Sky Stage in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan for informative harmonica workshops, live performances, jam sessions and much more harmonica FUN!  

Representatives of leading national vendors will be on hand to demonstrate their products and answer your questions.

Beginners and advanced players are all welcome.  

Registration is $199.  To register or for more details stop by the retreat websiteReserve your space now.  

Thursday, October 25, 7:30 PM  Alan Gerber

Presented by the Blissfest Music Organization

Blissfest is taking over our stage for the night to present this wonderful concert.

Where energy, intellect and an unbridled passion for life intersect, there you’ll find the music of Alan GerberPossessing a rock ‘n roll swagger born from years in the musical trenches tempered by a soulful poet’s heart, Gerber has won a devoted legion of fans drawn to his cleverly crafted lyrics and engaging live performances.
Alan Gerber was a founding member of Elektra Records recording group, "Rhinoceros". A multi-instrumentalist: Piano, guitars (acoustic and electric slide), fiddle, button accordion, vocalist and composer. Appeared with Bob DylanBB KingVan MorrisonJanis JoplinJohn Lee HookerSonny Terry and Brownie McGee and many others.

Alan Gerber  now lives in Canada where he put down roots while continuing to write, record and tour throughout the world.
Tickets:  $20.  Available at the Northern Michigan Artists Market, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets will also be available soon at Blissfest website.  (Blissfest members $15 at only. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the show.


Friday, October 26,  7-10 PM Up North Big Band

30's and 40's Swing and Big Band Dancing

Dance Lesson 6:45-7:30

Northern Michigan's premier concert and dance big band presents its regular monthly night of music and  dancing on our 1,000 square foot dance floor. 

The Up North Big Band Is nineteen talented musicians from across Northern Michigan, who preserve the sounds of the big band era. The UNBB offers tight ensemble playing combined with exceptional solo features and live vocals.

Red Sky Stage is the official home of the UNBB and its monthly, well known and popular interpretation of 30's and 40's swing  and big band dance music.

Admission:  Adults $10, Students with ID $5 at the door.

first monday every month  6 pm  Petoskey Poets with Dar Charlebois

Every Thursday, 7-10 pm  Fun Blues Harmonica Class -- Instructor:  Steve August
1st and 3rd Monday of Every Month  Ukes for You
Saturday October 13, 1 - 5  PM  CBG Minded Michiganders

For full details, all events and recent updates, see our website.


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