The Acorn Theater | Upcoming Events

OPEN MIC: Train Songs with host Garth Taylor

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  Free Event

Garth Taylor and friends from the SCHOOL OF AMERICAN MUSIC in Three Oaks will host a 'Train Songs' themed open mic.  Can't think of a train song? Go to Wikipedia's list of train songs A - Z. Here's a few for you: Casey Jones, City of New Orleans, Freedom Train, Ghost Train, I've Been Working on the Railroad, Steel Rails (Peter Nye:)  and the list goes on! NO COVER. Donations encouraged. FULL BAR.
Performer Sign Up: Email
2 song or 10 minute limit to allow everyone a chance to perform. 

Indigan Storyteller presents: "Bicycles, Life Cycles & Other Stories from the Heart"

Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm  |  from $5.00

Indigan Storyteller, in partnership with the Apple Cider Century, hosts "BICYCLE STORIES, Life Cycles & Other Heartfelt Stories" on the Main Stage of the Acorn, Harbor Country's premier live performance venue.  Indigan has added two 'star' storytellers to the line up to honor Bryan Volstorf of the Dewey Cannon trading Company: Daniel Waterhouse - 2014 second place finisher at the Indiana State Fair's Sixth Annual Liar's Contest and Jill Howe - Co-Producer of Chicago's renowned STORY SESSIONS!  For more information about Indigan Storyteller, please visit Indigan Storyteller website



Available Spaces: 200

Janis Siegel: Ella - A Life in Song

Thu, Sep 18, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $40.00

Janis SiegelJanis Siegel celebrates 'The First Lady of Song' in this concert featuring arrangements Count Basie and Nelson Riddle made for Fitzgerald now in her collection at the Library of Congress. In the early 1980s, Siegel and her longtime quartet THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER sang with Fitzgerald. Later, describing the rehearsal to NPR's Susan Stamberg, Siegel remembered her awe:


Available Spaces: 207

An Evening of Romantic Arias & Duets

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $25.00

Deborah Mayer Tim Tobin

Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Deborah Mayer and International Tenor, Tim Tobin join pianist Natassa Stojanovska for an evening of romantic arias and duets from Puccini’s opera Tosca to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Theirs is a love story that is the stuff of opera itself. The couple first met when an onstage romance in Puccini’s beloved opera Tosca, kindled the flames of a real-life passion.

Available Spaces: 184

Charles Troy: The Creation of The Sound of Music

Sun, Sep 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm  |  from $15.00

Charles TroyRodgers and Hammerstein’s last show -- written in 1959, the year before Hammerstein died -- was a distillation of many elements that were present in their four previous landmark musicals, and became, in the 1965 movie version, bigger than all the rest.

Available Spaces: 196

OPEN MIC: Cosmic hosts

Tue, Sep 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  Free Event

Sean McMullin 1Cosmic duo, Sean and Sam, have a tight, original sound to their music that has cross-generational appeal. Recently they've been gaining some notice and have been approached to produce their first professionally recorded CD.  How to describe Cosmic's sound? Sean's voice is smoky and distinctive, lyrics are evocative, more bite to it than 'indy' music can be.  Don't miss out on this one! I think these guys are going somewhere.

James Neary, Jordan Lansdowne & Norman Nobody

Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $10.00

James Neary 1

James Neary is a singer-songwriter with a strong blues heart and a powerful vocals. At 23 years old, he has spent a good deal of his life perfecting his craft and writing songs that not only capture the heart of his slice-of-life but also captivate his audiences. Inspired by artists like Vance Gilbert, Muse, and Kings of Leon, the rock undertones, ambitious melody lines, and passionate songwriting make this acoustic act one that you won't want to miss."

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Expo '76

Sat, Sep 27, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $20.00

expo 76To call Expo’76 a cover band only tells part of the story—they much prefer their own tagline, insisting they’re “a band that happens to play covers.”

artist website

Available Spaces: 232

Charles Troy: The Creation of Cabaret

Sun, Sep 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm  |  from $15.00

Charles TroyThis 1966 landmark show was the first successful concept musical. We’ll define the term and demonstrate how producer-director Harold Prince led his writers into uncharted musical theatre territory as they created a new kind of musical.

Available Spaces: 200

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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.

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