The Acorn Theater | Upcoming Events

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Singer Songwriter Finals!

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 7:30 pm  |  from $10.00

Singer SongwriterCome be a part of the excitement this year and participate in the audience vote for the winner of the 2014 Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition. Judges:Jeremy Bonfiglio, Herald Palladium; Colin Peterik, Lions Den Studio; Katie Todd, Katie Todd Band. MC: Gordy Young, host of WNIT's Experience Michiana.  Winner will receive the following: 1) A cash prize. 2) open for Andrew Salgado at the Acorn, August 15th, and 3) 8 hrs studio time.


Available Spaces: 207

Cracker; Opener Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $40.00

crackerAlt-rock icons Cracker have signed with 429 Records and are preparing to unleash a collection of new songs, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. Long-time musical co-horts DAVID LOWERY David and JOHNNY HICKMAN have teamed up again with drummer FRANK FUNARO . . .(read more)  Note: General Admission and VIP tickets - SOLD OUT.  Standing Room Only available.

Available Spaces: 115

Classic Silent Film with Live Accompaniment

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

Safety Last

Safety Last

The classic silent film, Safety Last will be accompanied by Chicago's leading theater organist and president of both the Chicagoland Theatre Organ Society and Silent Film Society of Chicago, Dennis Scott, on the Acorn's magnificent Barton Theater Organ! Safety Last is a romantic comedy starring Harold Lloyd. It includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic.

Available Spaces: 94

Improv Games in the Lounge

Thu, Aug 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm  |  from $10.00

Donna BlueEmmy Award-winning Donna Blue Lachman has been improvising in theater for longer than most of her students have been alive. Come join us in our New Leaf Lounge for a night of improvisation featuring local, seasoned performers and curated and directed by Donna Blue, playwright, actor and a (sometimes-good) improviser. Willing participants can play along in this highly interactive and entertaining evening.

Dinner Option: BYOF! The New Leaf Lounge is ready for entertaining! So come early and bring your own picnic and enjoy the show!  Front bar will be open. (Please do not bring your own alcohol). The fun starts at 7:30PM ET

Available Spaces: 200

A Pop-Up Concert: Homespun American Music Night

Sat, Aug 9, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $15.00

Benedict and MillerHailing from the bluegrass powerhouse Chicago based band, Dog 1, Ben Benedict and Andy Miller bring their unique jazz/blues sound to the Acorn stage. Both Benedict and Miller come from a self taught background, playing in various bands from jazz to rock. Their style combines a wide variety of virtuosic classic jazz standards and completely original songs. Dog 1 website

Available Spaces: 250

The Signal: A Doo Wop Musical

Sun, Aug 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm  |  from $25.00

The SignalStarring Live: Rhythm & Blues Pioneer Award Winners, The Spaniels, (Goodnight Sweetheart, Baby It’s You, Peace of Mind), Hall of Fame inductee, Willie Rogers of The Soul Stirrers, (A Change is Gonna Come, Chain Gang, If I Had a Hammer), and the nation’s premier a cappella group, Stormy Weather (Sweets for my Sweet, Sh-Boom, For Your Precious Love).

Available Spaces: 220

David Lahm Open Mic

Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  Free Event

David LahmDavid Lahm graces our stage once again and offers his impressive accompanying skills to anyone wishing to sing a song on the Acorn stage! David will rehearse with singers from 6 - 8 PM ET followed by the performances.  Please reserve your slot with David ahead of time by emailing  No Cover. Donations Encouraged.

Available Spaces: 198

Wine & Food Pairing

Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm  |  from $40.00

WineJoin us for a fun, informative evening of wine sampling from the award winning White Pine Winery, St. Joe Michigan, and food pairing from Chicago renowned chef, Jackie Shen who now owns Jackie's Cafe in New Buffalo. $40 includes 4 tastings paired with 4 remarkable wines, guided by Catherine Lenard. The evening begins with a sparkling wine reception.

Available Spaces: 46

Live Podcast: Emerging Artist Series

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  Free Event

Come be part of the Emerging Artist Series live podcast led by Glen Cox and Justin Flagel of 'Anywhere the Needle Drops'. Glen and Justin will lead an intimate, personal interview with featured emerging artist, James Neary. Includes live performance. NO COVER. Bar Open!


Available Spaces: 150

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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.