FATF 2023: Grace Theisen

Events, Spotlights

Grace Theisen is an Americana/Blues artist originally from Kalamazoo. Grace won Cari Cole’s Best New Artist of 2021, was named “Artist To Watch” by Local Spins in 2022, and was one of the “Top 10 Bands Heating Up The Summer” by Revue. From her 3rd EP, Dance With The Shadows, the Down To The River official music video won Best Americana Video & The Audience Choice Award at the 2022 Michigan Music Video Awards. Her newest single, “Wild Wild Woman”, is out now across all streaming platforms. Be sure to join us July 21st at 7pm EST for the highly anticipated performance of rising Americana/Blues artist, Grace Theisen!

Please give a warm welcome to rising artist (and Michigan native) Grace Theisen, in our pre-FATF interview, and see her live – July 21st at the Brooks Memorial Fountain!

THE YPC: What kind of music/instruments do you enjoy playing the most?
GT: Well obviously acoustic guitar because that is what I play but I am learning bass right now which has been a blast to learn! I LOVE swampy/blues slide guitar and that is my next venture to learn.

THE YPC: What is your funniest memory about playing a show or being on tour?
GT: In March I toured with my girlband, The Rebel Eves, and for the longest time people thought our name was actually “Therapy Elves” because our website (www.therebeleves.com) does look like that when the letters are so close together. We thought it was so hilarious and so accurate as to what our band is all about so we designed a summer festival t-shirt around it that will come out in July when we go on tour!

THE YPC: What are you most excited about for FATF?
GT: To expose Marshall to my incredible trio featuring the percussion queen herself, Carolyn Koebel and my main guitar Maestro, Adam Main!

THE YPC: What is your biggest achievement thus far?
GT: While it hasn’t happened yet. We get to play Frederick Meijer Gardens on June 6th which feels like a super huge honor. But also at the end of the day the fact that I get to call “playing music” my full-time job feels like a really huge deal considering Covid almost knocked out our entire industry. I am very new to pursuing this as I ran a nonprofit for almost all of my twenties so it’s only been the last 3 years that I have seriously pursued music as a career.

THE YPC: If you could make an instrument out of a piece of food, what would it be?
GT: Oh hands down I would make a guitar out of Werthers! They are my favorite candy… I literally eat them every night because, yes, I am 80 years-old in my soul.

Fridays at the Fountain 2023

Fridays at the Fountain 2023!

Events, Updates

The sounds of summer are here! The Youngish Professionals Committee is thrilled to announce the return of our community concert series, Fridays at the Fountain, featuring 5 amazing live performances at the Brooks Memorial Fountain! Join us starting June 23rd (with a chair and a blanket) at the fountain.

*In the event of inclement weather, FATF will move to: Dark Horse Brewing Company on 7/7 and 7/21 and at The Franke Center for the Arts on 6/23, 8/4, and 8/18

Fridays at the Fountain 2023
Fridays at the Fountain 2023

2023 DATES

JUNE 23Brothers Proper

JULY 7Zion Lion

JULY 21Grace Theisen

AUGUST 4The RockShow

AUGUST 18Norman Light & Friends

We’d like to thank our wonderful partners for supporting #FridaysAtTheFountain2023: Choose Marshall, Underhill Agency – Farmers Insurance, Franke Center For The Arts, Marshall Rotary Club, Marshall Community Foundation, Green Scene, Party Time, Copper Athletic Club, terraNOVA Collective, Dark Horse Brewing Co., Black Lab Five & River Run Press!

First FATF Show: Bernadette Kathryn and the Lonely Days Band!


Join the YPC for family fun at the Brooks Memorial Fountain – live music, July 1 at 7pm EST featuring: Bernadette Kathryn and the Lonely Days Band! Please bring your own coolers/chairs and we’ll see everyone at the fountain.

Detroit’s Country Rebel, Bernadette Kathryn and her Lonely Days Band has been dazzling audiences for the past 8 years with their own brand of hot rock’n country music. From traditional to contemporary, their sound is a mix of classic rock, southern rock and modern country, spiced up with a healthy dose of classic Nashville, but built on a foundation that’s uniquely Motor City.

2022 DATES

⭐️JULY 1Bernadette Kathryn and the Lonely Days Band

⭐️JULY 15 – Norman Light & Friends

⭐️JULY 29 – The Sam Luna Band

⭐️AUGUST 12 – Zion Lion

THANK YOU #FridaysAtTheFountain2022 partners! 
Oaklawn Hospital & Choose Marshall 

Calhoun County Visitors BureauMarshall Community FoundationMarshall Rotary ClubWoods Insurance and Financial Services, Austin Rinard Miller Financial ServicesCopper Athletic Club, The Cronin Foundation, Dark Horse Brewing Co.Black Lab Five, & Graphics 3.

Fridays at the Fountain 2020

Free live music at the Fountain every other Friday from June 19 – August 28

The Youngish Professionals Committee, Choose Marshall, and Dark Horse Brewing Company are thrilled to announce the summer 2020 lineup for our Fridays at the Fountain Concert Series. ⛲️ This year our artists will be streaming exclusively to Facebook Live from 7pm – 8pm EST at the designated dates (NOT a physical live show at the Brooks Memorial Fountain) so you can join us no matter where you are. Please give a warm YPC round of applause 👏 to our wonderful performers featuring many Marshall locals, and keep an eye out for updates regarding this year’s #FridaysAtTheFountain series on our Facebook.

2020 Dates

June 19 – Chameleon
June 26 – Louise Bichan and Ethan Setiawan
July 3 – Danae and the Grind
July 17 – May Erlewine
July 31 – The Fat Animals
August 14 – Kaitlin Rose
August 28 – JimJam & Kjell Croce

Thank you to all of our sponsors for generously supporting Fridays at the Fountain!

#BeYoungish #ChooseMarshall