The Dennos Museum Center

We are pleased to present the Dennos Museum Center’s 2014-2015 Concert Series. Please join us in Milliken Auditorium for some great entertainment. This performance season is supported in part by the Osterlin Performance Endowment and the Robert T. Hughes Family Trust.

Interested in hearing more from this year's Concert Series performers? Check out our Spotify playlist below:

2014-2015 Dennos Concert Series Line Up

Milliken Auditorium Seating Chart (PDF)

golden dragon

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8 pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored Chinese tradition that began more than two thousand years ago. Direct from Hebei, China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have thrilled audiences all over the world.

Joan Belgrave

Joan Belgrave sings Dinah Washington

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 8 pm
Joan Belgrave pays homage to one of America’s great vocalists in “The Dinah Washington Story.” The performance fuses live performance by an ensemble of extraordinary jazz artists with the history of Dinah's deep Detroit connections. Also featuring the Lisa McCall Dancers.

African Guitar Summit

african guitar summit

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8 pm
Join us in welcoming back the Juno Award winning group with the World Music CD of the year in 2005. This unique project brings together the top African born guitarists living in Canada and features music from Kenya, Ghana, Madagascar, Guinea, Rwanda and Mali.

The Best of The Second City

The best of the second city

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 8 pm
The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City's fifty-five year history. Whether it's ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit.

Rockin' Johnny Band

rockin' Johnny Band

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 8 pm
Join us for a night of blues by one of Chicago's most loved blues band. The Rockin' Johnny Band plays modern Chicago blues, but is also known for a wide repertoire which ventures into funk, rock, and swing. Their playing shows a spontaneous sense of fun, and always showcases fantastic guitar playing.



Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8pm
These classically trained musicians are natural showmen who seamlessly blend kicked-up Celtic, folk and world music, and deliver it with a punk-rock sensibility. Combine this with the driving rhythm of a jazz percussionist, and you've got the ingredients for a show you won't soon forget.

The Cashore Marionettes

The Cashore Marionettes - Life in motion

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8pm
Joseph Cashore's beautifully crafted marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, surprising, theatrically satisfying, and one-of-a-kind evening.

Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8pm
Proclaimed American music icon and a part of Louisiana folklore and legend, guitarist-singer Tab Benoit is the real deal. Join us for an unforgettable night of blues by one of the premier roots musicians of our time as Tab Benoit and his band return to the Milliken stage.

Mike and Ruthy

Mike + Ruthy

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8pm
Ruth Ungar and Mike Merenda have emerged as one of America's most revered musical duos. No stranger to the Milliken stage having performed here with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, they now make their solo debut.

Nagata Shachu

Nagata Shachu

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8pm
While firmly rooted in the folk drumming traditions found throughout Japan, Nagata Shachu aims to rejuvenate and redefine this ancient art form ensuring its relevance in today's society. With their vast array of traditional instruments, Nagata Shachu will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders.

It Begins Within

Mon-Sat 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun 1–5 p.m.
Thurs - Open until 8 p.m.
Closed on major holidays

Adults $6
Children $4
NMC Students FREE with ID
Museum members FREE

If you are planning to attend an event at the Dennos Museum Center and have a disability requiring any special assistance, please notify us at or (231) 995-1055 as soon as possible.