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Featured Events For April 2019

As you may have heard, things have been a bit unsettled here at Red Sky Stage the last few days.  

Our landlord, Chris Redding sent me an eviction notice on April 17.  He told me, by yelling at me repeatedly on the telephone, that he is throwing me out because Red Sky Stage has has been hosting a couple of alcohol and drug recovery groups each week.  I have made attempts to resolve this matter with our landlord to no avail. 

I am actively looking for an new location for Red Sky Stage and hope to be able to announce that soon..  Meanwhile, for the immediate future we remain open at our current location. 

The Northern Michigan Artists Market has been evicted as well.  We intend to close the gallery as soon as we can complete the process of returning the art to our artists and moving out.  It will remain open for a few weeks while we complete this process.  

Concerts and Events Continue
We have a few events scheduled for the remainder of April and more on the schedule for May. all of these events are detailed on the Events section of our website.


Our Landlord

Friday, April 26 7 PM, Eagle Spirit Dancers

Native American Dance 

Vibrant, exciting, and extravagant dancing is the experience you can expect to get at a Native American gathering also known as Pow Wows. Be moved by the vivid and inspiring performance that the Eagle Spirit Dancers give you as they share unique and exhilarating singing and dancing styles passed down from generation to generation by their ancestors. They aim to cultivate and captivate all audiences worldwide about the magnificence, the craft, and the nobility of the Native American way of life. They have performed in a variety of settings from classrooms, art galleries, festivals, museums, and universities promoting awareness on cultural diversity and unity.

The Eagle Spirit Dancers teach the cultural significance of the dance, regalia (dress), the importance of the singing/drumming and why we practice these sacred traditions today. The talented artists, dancers, and singers come from numerous tribes including: OdawaOttawaChippewaOjibwe, and Cree.  We invite you to be a part of our mission and movement to educate, inspire, and create  a pathway to bridge the gap between all communities through these cultural traditions.

Line up includes Roberta Shalifoe (pictured above), women's fancy shawl; Theresa Chingwa, woman's traditional; Moni Fonseca, woman's jingle;  Raymond Shenoskey, hoop dancer;  Quinton Squander, men's fancy and his daughter, girls traditional;  and Spirit Lake, drummers. 

Admission: Adults $15, Students $10, Kids 12 and under free, in advance at the Northern Michigan Artists Market, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show for $20, Students $10, Kids 12 and under free.


Saturday, April 27, 7 PM,  Katherine Ryan and Owen James

Ballads, Bossa, Blues & Beyond

Whether she is traveling, teaching, directing a choir, coaching golf, learning about new cultures, or enjoying a nature hike, Katherine Ryan takes inspiration from a variety of experiences.  Classically trained, she also studied jazz with the great Sunny Wilkinson and continues to explore a variety of genres while writing her own songs.  Katherine has sat in with top jazz musicians at jazz clubs throughout Michigan.

As a jazz guitarist, vocalist and pianist, Owen James has appeared extensively throughout the U.S., sharing the stage with many jazz luminaries, at venues such as The Grand Hotel and Indianapolis’s Jazz Kitchen. When not performing, Owen is in demand as a private instructor, conductor and music director, with a passion for music history. Together, Katherine and Owen will weave their life experiences into the melodies of bossa nova, blues, jazz, and other Americana styles to create an evening of memorable music.

 Admission: Adults $12 in advance at the Northern Michigan Artists Market, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show for $15.   Children 12 and under will be admitted for free.

Preview  --  A few highlights to look forward to in  coming months!

Thursday, May 9, 8 PM  Blissfest Presents Rebecca Loebe
Friday May 10, 7 PM, Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn DavisFolk, Blues and Country
Saturday, May 11. 8 PM, Doors Open 7 PM Hell on Heels
Sunday, May 12, 6:30-8:30 PM  Recovery Notes

Friday, May 17, 7 PM,  Katherine Ryan and Hannah Harris, Linking Genres: An Exploration of the Connection between Jazz and Irish Traditional Music
Monday May 13, 7 PM DB Rouse, Singing, Songwriting, Kazoo and Guitar Playing Hobo
Saturday, May 18, 7pm Peter Madcat Ruth in concert 

Friday, May 24, 7 PM,   Kristin Rebecca, Folk Guitar and Celtic Harp
39th Annual Blissfest Folk and Roots Festival  July 12-14    Tickets on sale now but going fast.  Ticket info click here
2nd Annual Great Lakes Harmonica Retreat  October 3-5      

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