The Acorn Theater | Upcoming Events

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Exit Strategy

Sat, Jul 26, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $35.00

Three Oaks Theater FestivalA Three Oaks Theater Festival Event. 8:00pm ET, Tickets $35

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Exit Strategy

Sun, Jul 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm  |  from $30.00

Three Oaks Festival, Presented by the Pokagon FundA Three Oaks Theater Festival Event.1:00pm ET, Tickets $30

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Open Mic host: Mike Maimone of Mutts

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  Free Event

Mike MaimoneLeading the ragtime-rock trio Mutts, Maimone is one of Chicago’s most prolific front men and session musicians. Since 2008 Maimone has written and released 4 albums and 4 EPs on his own label, and contributed to over two dozen releases from other Midwest artists. The most recent LP from Mutts, Object Permanence, is their third consecutive independent release to chart on the CMJ Top 200 for radio airplay among other distinctions. artist music     NO COVER. FULL BAR. 

Available Spaces: 250

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: 247


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: 124

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: 100

From Dog 1 - Ben Benedict & Andy Miller

Sat, Aug 2, 2014 @ 8:00 pm  |  from $15.00

Available Spaces: 250

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

Featuring the music of two fabulous groups: Deep Fried Pickle Project and members of Dog 1, Ben Benedict and Andy Miller.

Dog 1 website

Deep Fried Pickle Project website

Available Spaces: 250

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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

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