Events for June at the new Red Sky Stage in Bay Harbor
in case you have not heard yet, i have moved into a new location at 801 Front Street, Suite C/D, in Bay Harbor. After a careful search, I am very happy to be in our beautiful new home. Bay Harbor is equally exited to have us here. I expect to have occupancy approval from the county next week so it is time to launch an exciting new schedule for the rest of June. Without any further ado, let the festivities begin!
Thursday, June 20 and Every Thursday, 7-10 pm Fun Blues Harmonica Class
Instructor: Steve August
It may be a tiny instrument but the Blues Harmonica is BIG on sound and style! Practice the basic moves and patterns that bring your harmonica to life, including sweet single note melodies, foot tapping rhythms, blues scales and riffs and bending note secrets. Get an intro to major harmonica players and their styles, from the early originators to the contemporary players. Small class size insures that you get lots of individual attention.
No prior musical experience is needed. Any harmonica in the key of "C" is acceptable for class. Open to ALL harmonica players from raw beginners to legendary bluesfolk..
Cost for six sessions, $145. For more information or to register, call Steve August at 231-838-6419. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 22, 7 PM, Grand Opening Concert to Benefit Red Sky Stage
For our first concert in our new home, we present an outstanding collection of local Northern Michigan musicians and groups that will each play a few of their favorite numbers to welcome all of you to our new home. They have each generously donated their time for this inaugural show to help Red Sky Stage get off to a strong new start. Please join us for what is sure to be an entertaining and inspiring evening.
Tickets: $15 in advance at Red Sky Stage, (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 $20.
Sunday, June 23 and Every Sunday, 1-4 PM Blissfest Strings Jam Session
Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, kazoo, washboard, penny whistle or whatever you play on Sunday afternoon and play and sing along with our friendly, supportive group. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. If you don't play an instrument but you love music, join the fun and listen or sing along.
We meet every week (except a few holidays) so come whenever and as often as you can. We go around the room and take turns leading songs and we all play along the best we can. A perfect event for playing old favorites, originals, covers, or trying out a song you are working on.
Microphones, instrument connections and sound system.provided so you may plug in if you wish.
Admission Free, Snacks available. Optional donations accepted.
Friday, June 28, 8 PM, Doors Open 7 PM, Hell On Heels Presents Hell's a Beach
Hell on Heels is lots of fun for everyone! The theme of the June 2019 edition of this lip syncing, dancing, and singing adventure is Hell's a Beach. It is guaranteed to be 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!!
Tickets: $10 in advance at Red Sky Stage, (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
Saturday, June 29, 7 PM, Stefano Barone
Italy's Stefano Barone is one of the most creative and interesting contemporary acoustic guitarist/composers performing today. Barone has masterful guitar technique and performs with six and 10 stringed guitars. His extraordinary control of the electronic effects and devices that he has incorporated into of his creations allows him to create remarkable orchestration and harmony. Barone also incorporates a fret adaptive device to allow his 6 stringed guitar to be played like a cello.
Stefano is also a music teacher, director and founder of the Istituto Massimo Guitar Orchestra (20 elements guitar ensemble) in Rome. He has performed throughout Italy, United States and Canada with several tours of Germany, Portugal, Panama, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, the UK and in Japan.
Tickets: $15 in advance at Red Sky Stage, (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 $20