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Images of the Porkies On the Ceiling: Artist-in-Resident Presentation

Images of the Porkies On the Ceiling: Artist-in-Resident Presentation

Jun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 8:00pm

Friends of the Porkies
Ontonagon, MI  49953 Map

Mark Jenzen, the first Artist-in-Resident of the summer 2017, will be speaking on the healing powers of nature with explanation and viewing of LED virtual reality ceiling tiles that will incorporate images of the Porkies. Please join is at the Porcupine Mountain Visitor Center!

12 interested  ·  1 going
Fusing Glass - Class Full

Fusing Glass - Class Full

Jun 24, 10:00am - Jun 25, 11:00am

Friends of the Porkies
Ontonagon, MI  49953 Map

Learning the ancient technique of glass fusing to create jewelry components and/or a sun catcher. Pieces will be fired off site and returned to students. Ages 12 and older are welcome. No previous glass cutting experience is needed.

Class Fee: $46

Registation deadline: June 19th

1 going
Doubling the Crafting Fun - Class Full

Doubling the Crafting Fun - Class Full

Jun 24, 10:00am - Jun 24, 2:00pm

Friends of the Porkies
Ontonagon, MI  49953 Map

Join Beth and Mollie for double the crafting fun! Take both Fusing Glass and Hand Forging Copper Bracelet classes.

Course Fee: $65

Registration Deadline: June 19th, 2017

2 going
Hand Forging Copper Bracelets - Class Full

Hand Forging Copper Bracelets - Class Full

Jun 24, 1:00pm - Jun 24, 2:00pm

Friends of the Porkies
Ontonagon, MI  49953 Map

Join us around the fire where you will hand forge your own copper bracelet using fire, stone and wood.

Course Fee: $25

Registation Deadline: June 19, 2017

2 interested  ·  1 going
Prairie Fire Childrens Theatre

Prairie Fire Children's Theatre

Jul 1, 2:00pm - Jul 1, 3:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

k. Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre (PFCT) – Monday – Saturday, June 26 – July 1, 2017

52 interested  ·  9 going
Free Cartoons

Free Cartoons

Jul 7, 7:30pm - Jul 7, 9:00pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

FRI JULY 7 @ 7:30 PM FREE CARTOONS
Enjoy free cartoons on the big screen as part of Ironwood's downtown First Fridays initiative. Popeye, Heckel & Jeckel, Little Lulu, and more

82 interested  ·  7 going
Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip

Jul 8, 7:30pm - Jul 8, 9:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

Floydian Slip is a band that must be heard - and experienced - to be believed. With nearly 100 original songs and a repertoire of hundreds of others, each Floydian Slip show is a unique experience, showcasing tight grooves, conscious lyrics, and extended jams. Combining the eclectic guitar of Andy Noyes, the hypnotic rhythms of drummer Jeff Kriner, the razor-sharp playing of guitarist and singer Olaf Kirsten, and the bone-shaking lines of bassist Scott McCafferty, Floydian Slip blend a sharp pop sensibility with serious improvisational abilities. From pop to funk, rock to reggae, and dub to jazzy blues, these guys will carry you and your dancing feet away to a better place! Heading out to see Floydian Slip play is more than just going out to hear a band - it’s a commitment to join the players on a musical journey.... See MoreSee Less

58 interested  ·  8 going
Brown Bag Concert featuring The Troubadours

Brown Bag Concert featuring The Troubadours

Jul 20, 12:00pm - Jul 20, 1:00pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

THU JUL 20 @ NOON BROWN BAG LUNCH FEATURING THE TROUBADOURS
FRI JUL 21 @ NOON BROWN BAG LUNCH FEATURING ETHAN & FRIENDS
Start your Festival Ironwood activities a little earlier in the day. Grab a sandwich or other bite to eat from one of Ironwood's downtown eateries and bring it to the theatre for a free lunch time concert - and free lemonade!. Thursday noon enjoy "The Troubadours" featuring Don Dugan and Bob Michaels. Friday noon enjoy Ethan Puisto and some of his friends from Accent! and HIT Idol.
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5 interested
Brown Bag Concert featuring Ethan & Friends

Brown Bag Concert featuring Ethan & Friends

Jul 21, 12:00pm - Jul 21, 1:00pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

THU JUL 20 @ NOON BROWN BAG LUNCH FEATURING THE TROUBADOURS
FRI JUL 21 @ NOON BROWN BAG LUNCH FEATURING ETHAN & FRIENDS
Start your Festival Ironwood activities a little earlier in the day. Grab a sandwich or other bite to eat from one of Ironwood's downtown eateries and bring it to the theatre for a free lunch time concert - and free lemonade!. Thursday noon enjoy "The Troubadours" featuring Don Dugan and Bob Michaels. Friday noon enjoy Ethan Puisto and some of his friends from Accent! and HIT Idol.
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15 interested  ·  4 going
TrueGrass

TrueGrass

Jul 29, 7:30pm - Jul 29, 9:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

TrueGrass! is a new bluegrass band in the old style, covering material by the classic artists of old with reverence, but also adapting modern material and originals to the bluegrass idiom. In TrueGrass! Tom Draughon brings together a formidable array of players as part of an upcoming multimedia theatre show about the rural roots and history of bluegrass, (still a work in progress), and also as a touring concert band.

Tom has graced the HIT stage in the past with Indian Summer, Take 3 and others. In a TrueGrass! concert, he is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, primarily playing Doc Watson style guitar and fronting lead vocals. The band also features the talents of Molly Stoddard (Molly and the Makers) on lead vocals, mandolin and fiddle; Jed Malischke on banjo and dobro; Bruce Qualey on bass; and fiddler Liesel Wilson. And they ALL sing!

If you like American roots Southern Appalachian and Bluegrass music, you will love TrueGrass!
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23 interested  ·  6 going
Barton Organ Benefit featuring Tim Mesun & Friends

Barton Organ Benefit featuring Tim Mesun & Friends

Aug 5, 7:30pm - Aug 5, 9:00pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

SAT AUG 5 @ 7:30 PM TIM MESUN BARTON ORGAN BENEFIT
Our own “king of the keyboard” is joined by horn player Paul Bucher and guest vocalist Vivian Gammill..

2 interested
Chamber Ensemble

Chamber Ensemble

Aug 18, 7:30pm - Aug 19, 9:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

SAT AUG 19 @ 7:30 PM CHEQUAMEGON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Enriching, engaging, and entertaining concert of chamber music.

7 interested
Erik Koskinen live in Ironwood

Erik Koskinen live in Ironwood

Sep 1, 7:30pm - Sep 1, 9:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

Erik Koskinen
Historic Ironwood Theatre
Friday, September 1st
Doors 6:30 PM | Music 7:30 PM | All Ages
Advance Tickets: $15.00

Candor and craft are front and center on Erik Koskinen’s new album, Erik Koskinen Live at The Real Phonic Radio Hour. Recorded at the monthly James J. Hill Library Radio Show featuring Erik’s regular band Paul Bergen, Frankie Lee, and JT Bates. All fifteen songs capture the power of music made in synchronous time, place, and company. Koskinen, whose last two albums Keep It To Yourself and America Theatre showcased his witty lyricism, sharp tongue, and poignant songs, does them one better with Live, releasing some old favorites along with eight never-before-recorded songs.
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23 interested  ·  3 going
Superior Horns & Blue Ice

Superior Horns & Blue Ice

Sep 29, 7:30pm - Sep 29, 9:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

FRI & SAT SEPT 29 & 30 @ 7:30 PM THE SUPERIOR HORNS & BLUE ICE
Get ready to rock with some of the area’s finest musicians, playing the music of Chicago, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Blood Sweat & Tears, Steely Dan, and more.

2 interested
Superior Horns & Blue Ice

Superior Horns & Blue Ice

Sep 30, 7:30pm - Sep 30, 9:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

FRI & SAT SEPT 29 & 30 @ 7:30 PM THE SUPERIOR HORNS & BLUE ICE
Get ready to rock with some of the area’s finest musicians, playing the music of Chicago, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Blood Sweat & Tears, Steely Dan, and more.

7 interested  ·  1 going
Room 2Groove

Room 2Groove

Oct 14, 7:30am - Oct 14, 9:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

Room2Groove - is a 7-8 piece dance party band. Reggae, funk, soul, rock and afro beat styles. Might as well take the seats out of the theater!
http/www.room2groove.com

14 interested  ·  1 going
The Cat & The Canary with Organist Andrew Rogers

The Cat & The Canary with Organist Andrew Rogers

Oct 28, 7:30pm - Oct 28, 9:00pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

SAT OCT 28 @ 7:30 PM THE CAT & THE CANARY
Celebrate Halloween with organist supremo Andrew Rogers accompanying the 1927 silent horror film.

2 interested
Lee DeWyze ~ American Idol Season 9 Winner

Lee DeWyze ~ American Idol Season 9 Winner

Nov 4, 7:00pm - Nov 4, 10:00pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

Here is Lee's Bio: Lee won American Idol Season 9

Lee DeWyze was born on April 2, 1986 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. He gave up school in his senior year but his interest in music had dragged him back to classroom. He actually started singing since he was just a kid but didn't find a strong passion in music until 17. In order to polish his skills, he began learning how to play guitar, piano and drums. Also, he accepted offer to perform at local house parties.

From there, Lee was signed to an indie label WuLi Records and formed a band under moniker Lee DeWyze Band. Along with his bandmates Louis Svitek, Ryan McGuire and Jeff Henderson, he recorded an album titled "So I'm Told" in 2007.

Two years later, he auditioned for "American Idol" in Chicago with a friend Vincent Ferrara. His rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine" made him advance to the next round, becoming one of only 13 people from Chicago, the lowest number out of all 7 audition cities, to make it through to the Hollywood week.

During his participation on the singing competition, Lee garnered praises from judges as one of two finalists on the show and was the only male contestant in Season 9 to never land in the bottom three. He was named the winner of "Idol" contest on May 26, 2010, beating Crystal Bowersox.

As a champion, Lee got signed to 19 Recordings Limited which will drop his debut album in a joint deal with RCA Records. His rendition of U2's "Beautiful Day" which was performed by him on the finale night once ruled iTunes Digital Songs Chart and debuted at No. 24 on Billboard Hot 100
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10 interested  ·  2 going
Lee Murdock

Lee Murdock

Nov 18, 7:30pm - Nov 18, 9:30pm

Historic Ironwood Theatre
109 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI  49938 Map

ABOUT LEE MURDOCK
Broadly acknowledged as “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes,” Lee Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in his home region. His research into the music is grounded in the work song tradition, from the rugged days of lumberjacks and wooden sailing schooners, Murdock comes alongside with original ballads of contemporary commerce and revelry in the grand folk style.

To listen to Lee Murdock’s music is to visualize the long, heavily laden deck of an iron ore freighter being tossed by malevolent waves, to envision a choir singing, feel a lover’s lament, nurture a love for an isolated shoreline … and much more.

Murdock has been compared to the late Canadian songwriter, Stan Rogers, with a singing voice and a respect for musical traditions that is reminiscent of the great Burl Ives. Indeed, his repertoire is a seamless blend of the old work songs, mixed with his own original compositions and the work of songwriters such as Shel Silverstein, Woody Guthrie, Pat Dailey, Larry Penn and others.

On the traditional side, Murdock draws heavily on the archives of authentic sailing songs collected in the early twentieth century. Housed at the University of Michigan, Professor Ivan Walton’s collection of songs of the Great Lakes sailors was unpublished until 2002, when Detroit journalist Joe Grimm completed Walton’s work, published by the Wayne State University Press and titled, Windjammers, Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors. Murdock’s contribution of the musical scores to the text filled a long-missing link in North American folklore and song.

While other musicians have revived some of the songs collected by Walton, Lee Murdock has been the primary artist in bringing these songs to life, and audiences have readily embraced these new, “old” songs and asked for more. “The discovery of this vast collection of American maritime music was amazing to me,” says Murdock. “And to think that it exists over 1000 miles from any salt water.” Murdock blends the traditional songs to appeal to contemporary musical tastes, reaching out to new audiences with his stories and songs from the inland waterways.

Bringing a deeper understanding of the folk process, Lee’s repertoire combines historical research with contemporary insights. Making folk music for the modern era, Lee Murdock’s work is a documentary and also an anthem to the people who live, work, learn and play along the freshwater highways of North America.
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