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We are pleased to present our 2019–2020 Concert Series

This performance season is supported in part by the Osterlin Performance Endowment and the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Family Trust, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Art Bridges, Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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2019–2020 Dennos Concert Series Lineup

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Damn Tall BuildingsDamn Tall Buildings

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — 8:00 PM
Whether live or on record, the band still radiates the energy of a ragtag crew of music students playing bluegrass on the street. Anchoring that energy is their instrumental chops, their strong songwriting, and their varied influences that stretch beyond bluegrass. Tickets »

Selwyn BirchwoodSelwyn Birchwood

Saturday, October 19, 2018 — 8:00 PM
With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues. He busts the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures, delivered with a storyteller’s charisma. Tickets »

The HarmaleighsThe Harmaleighs*

Saturday, November 2, 2019 — 7:30 PM
The Harmaleighs are Haley Grant (lead vocals and guitar) and Kaylee Jasperson (bass and backup vocals). They honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. Tickets »

Che ApalacheChe Apalache

Friday, November 15, 2019 — 8:00 PM
Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin). Tickets »

Irish ChristmasIrish Christmas in America

Sunday, December 1, 2019 — 7:00 PM
This family-friendly performance features evocative Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season. Tickets »

Second CitySecond City

Saturday, February 1, 2020 — 8:00 PM
The Second City is breaking all the rules they made famous in this hilarious revue that will leave you laughing, and questioning your existence on this planet. Okay, maybe not questioning your existence--but you’re guaranteed to re-think everything you thought you knew about what’s funny! Tickets »

Khalif Wailin' WalterKhalif Wailin' Walter

Friday, February 21, 2020 — 8:00 PM
Khalif Wailin' Walter belongs to the new generation of Chicago's young Blues Players who are carrying on the deep tradition. Khalif's music is infused with modern funk and innovative arrangements to create his own unique musical voice. Tickets »

Nive and The Deer ChildrenNive And The Deer Children

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 8:00 PM
No one could invent Greenlandic folk pop singer Nive Nielsen. A few facts about her: The first concert she ever played was for the queen of Denmark; she acted in the Hollywood movie The New World; and she actually is Inuit — well, Inuk — an indigenous Greenlander. Tickets »

Mystical Arts of TibetMystical Arts Of Tibet**

Friday, April 17, 2020 — 8:00 PM
The Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance. Their tours aim to make a contribution to world peace through sacred art; to generate a greater awareness of the endangered Tibetan civilization; and to raise support for the Tibetan refugee community in India. Tickets »

Loudon Wainwright IIILoudon Wainwright III

Saturday, May 2, 2019 — 8:00 PM
Loudon Wainwright III’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, Movie and TV credits, and now his new autobiography, Liner Notes (2017 Penguin/Random House). In 2010 he won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome. His 2012 recording, Older Than My Old Man Now was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. Tickets »


*This performance is presented in collaboration with Interlochen Center for the Arts.

**This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Crane Group.