The Acorn Theater | Upcoming Events

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Bill Lupkin Blues Band featuring the Great Sam Lay

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $25.00

Bill LupkinChicago blues singer/harpist Bill Lupkin was born in Fort Wayne, IN in 1947; first exposed to the music of key influences like Muddy WatersChuck BerryBo Diddley and Jimmy Reed by his older brother, he began playing the drums at 17, moving to harmonica two years later. Upon relocating to the Windy City in 1968, Lupkin joined the Aces, followed by a lengthy stint backing Jimmy Rogers; he continued playing the local circuit in the years to follow, eventually forming his own backing band, the Chicago Blues Coalition, which for a time included teen guitar phenom Lil' Frank Krakowski.Lupkin's debut album Live at the Hot Spot appeared on Blue Loon in late

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Emile Pandolfi

Sat, Aug 30, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $25.00

Emile PandolfiEmile is one of the world's top popular pianists with sales of his CD By Request having reached the 3 million mark. A wonderful entertainer, Emile charms and delights his audiences with his infectious humor and lush, romantic arrangements of popular, standard and broadway hits. 

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Charles Troy: The Creation of the Wizard of Oz

Sun, Aug 31, 2014 @ 2:00 pm  |  from $15.00

Charles TroyThis legendary 1939 film is the most watched movie of all time. It’s so well-known that even its backstory is familar. But there’s a far more fascinating story behind the usual backstory...

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Kris Allen; American Idol

Sun, Aug 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $30.00

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Allen's 2009 self-titled debut featured the platinum-selling single “Live Like We’re Dying.”  On his third full-length album Horizons, singer/songwriter Kris Allen sharpens his songcraft and brings a more boldly openhearted spirit to his soulful brand of poprock than ever before.   $30 General Admission; $40 VIP (first 3 rows); $75 Meet & Greet with VIP seating.


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Robbie Fulks

Fri, Sep 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $20.00

Robbie FulksThe Elvis Costello of country music - Entertainment Weekly;  the wise-ass bastard son of Roger Miller - Rolling Stone;  America's truly unjustly unsung singer-songwriter - SPIN;  One of the great honky tonk voices of his generations - Washington Post. artist video. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

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Girls Like Us; Featuring Music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell

Sat, Sep 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $25.00

laura,marianne, beckieIn their brand new show, Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie & Marianne Murphy Orland celebrate the ground breaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell.  Inspired by the book, “Girls Like us”, they explore the music that defined a generation of women told in harmony.  Laura, Beckie and Marianne, all who bring celebrated solo shows to the Midwest  reunite for another trio show when they blend their unique performing styles into a delightful evening dedicated to showcasing the music and stories of three singers who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them – female confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.

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Charles Troy: The Creation of Oklahoma!

Sun, Sep 7, 2014 @ 2:00 pm  |  from $15.00

Charles TroySee and hear the dramatic story of how Richard Rodgers (who had lost his longtime lyricist, Larry Hart) and Oscar Hammerstein (who had lost public acceptance) found unimaginable success when they found each other.

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Wild Animal Adventure

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm  |  Free Event

Unleash Your Wild with Wild Animal Adventure!  Wild Animal Adventure is an all-new, interactive theatrical stage show that is entertaining and educating families across the nation through our Give Back Wildly Tour with an important message: It’s our World, Our Responsibility. Spend time with a saltwater crocodile, a baby kangaroo or even an 8-foot boa constrictor when Wild Animal Adventure comes roaring into the Acorn Theater.  Admission is COMPLETELY FREE for all ages. .website

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Charles Troy: The Creation of West Side Story

Sun, Sep 14, 2014 @ 2:00 pm  |  from $15.00

Charles TroyThis brave, brilliant musical tragedy, born into a world of musical comedy, took years to crystallize for its creators, then overcame daunting challenges just to get onstage.

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The Acorn in Three Oaks Michigan is a live performance venue where audiences experience everything from concerts to traditional theater to children’s series, weekly open mics and community based educational programs. We explore new ways to cater to, delight and entertain our audiences.

The Acorn is also an awesome venue for private rentals such as weddings, fundraisers, parties and performing groups. To learn more about what we offer, you can email

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Acorn Open Mic: for more information email

2014 Singer Songwriter Contest: submissions are being taken. For more info, email

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of The Acorn Theater.