Fridays at the Fountain 2024!

Events

Get ready, Marshall! 🙌 We are gearing up for the sixth annual #FridaysAtTheFountain concert series, a beloved tradition that brings together music enthusiasts of all ages. Hosted at the iconic Brooks Memorial Fountain, this summer event promises an unforgettable lineup of live performances, spanning various musical genres. The 2024 series will feature five different bands, and run every other Friday, starting June 14th through August 9th, from 7 – 9pm each night. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

*In case of rain, FATF will move to the beer garden covered area at Dark Horse Brewing Co.

The Marshall Rotary Club will once again be on-site at the events offering beverages, ice cream, and snacks for donations that benefit their support of various programs, including the FATF concerts.

2024 DATES
⛲️JUNE 14: The Fat Animals
⛲️JUNE 28: Phabies
⛲️JULY 12: The Band Cordero
⛲️JULY 26: Simply In Time
⛲️AUGUST 9: Kait Rose’s Shania Twain Tribute

Marshall’s Youngish Professional Committee organizes the concerts and presents them free of charge with the generous support from the Marshall Community Foundation, as well as the Cronin Foundation, Marshall Rotary ClubSturgis Bank & Trust, State Farm Heeter Agency, Choose MarshallCopper Athletic ClubTeam1 PlasticsGrand River BreweryGreen SceneParty Time Events, terraNOVA Collective, Black Lab Five & River Run Press.

The YPC & the Marshall Community Foundation Presents: Fridays at the Fountain 2024!

Get ready, Marshall! We are gearing up for the sixth annual Fridays at the Fountain concert series, a beloved tradition that brings together music enthusiasts of all ages. Hosted at the iconic Brooks Memorial Fountain, this summer event promises an unforgettable lineup of live performances, spanning various musical genres. The 2024 series will feature five different bands, and run every other Friday, starting June 14th through August 9th, from 7 – 9pm each night. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

*In case of rain, FATF will move to the beer garden covered area at Dark Horse Brewing Co.

2024 DATES

Marshall’s Youngish Professional Committee organizes the concerts and presents them free of charge with the generous support from the Marshall Community Foundation, as well as the Cronin Foundation, Marshall Rotary Club, Sturgis Bank & Trust, State Farm Heeter Agency, Choose Marshall, Copper Athletic Club, Team1 Plastics, Grand River Brewery, Green Scene, Party Time Events, terraNOVA Collective, Black Lab Five & River Run Press.

#FridaysAtTheFountain24 #BeYoungish #ChooseMarshall

The YPC & the Marshall Community Foundation Presents: Fridays at the Fountain 2024!

Get ready, Marshall! We are gearing up for the sixth annual Fridays at the Fountain concert series, a beloved tradition that brings together music enthusiasts of all ages. Hosted at the iconic Brooks Memorial Fountain, this summer event promises an unforgettable lineup of live performances, spanning various musical genres. The 2024 series will feature five different bands, and run every other Friday, starting June 14th through August 9th, from 7 – 9pm each night. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

*In case of rain, FATF will move to the beer garden covered area at Dark Horse Brewing Co.

2024 DATES

Marshall’s Youngish Professional Committee organizes the concerts and presents them free of charge with the generous support from the Marshall Community Foundation, as well as the Cronin Foundation, Marshall Rotary Club, Sturgis Bank & Trust, State Farm Heeter Agency, Choose Marshall, Copper Athletic Club, Team1 Plastics, Grand River Brewery, Green Scene, Party Time Events, terraNOVA Collective, Black Lab Five & River Run Press.

#FridaysAtTheFountain24 #BeYoungish #ChooseMarshall

The YPC & the Marshall Community Foundation Presents: Fridays at the Fountain 2024!

Get ready, Marshall! We are gearing up for the sixth annual Fridays at the Fountain concert series, a beloved tradition that brings together music enthusiasts of all ages. Hosted at the iconic Brooks Memorial Fountain, this summer event promises an unforgettable lineup of live performances, spanning various musical genres. The 2024 series will feature five different bands, and run every other Friday, starting June 14th through August 9th, from 7 – 9pm each night. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

*In case of rain, FATF will move to the beer garden covered area at Dark Horse Brewing Co.

2024 DATES

Marshall’s Youngish Professional Committee organizes the concerts and presents them free of charge with the generous support from the Marshall Community Foundation, as well as the Cronin Foundation, Marshall Rotary Club, Sturgis Bank & Trust, State Farm Heeter Agency, Choose Marshall, Copper Athletic Club, Team1 Plastics, Grand River Brewery, Green Scene, Party Time Events, terraNOVA Collective, Black Lab Five & River Run Press.

#FridaysAtTheFountain24 #BeYoungish #ChooseMarshall

The YPC & the Marshall Community Foundation Presents: Fridays at the Fountain 2024!

Get ready, Marshall! We are gearing up for the sixth annual Fridays at the Fountain concert series, a beloved tradition that brings together music enthusiasts of all ages. Hosted at the iconic Brooks Memorial Fountain, this summer event promises an unforgettable lineup of live performances, spanning various musical genres. The 2024 series will feature five different bands, and run every other Friday, starting June 14th through August 9th, from 7 – 9pm each night. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

*In case of rain, FATF will move to the beer garden covered area at Dark Horse Brewing Co.

2024 DATES

Marshall’s Youngish Professional Committee organizes the concerts and presents them free of charge with the generous support from the Marshall Community Foundation, as well as the Cronin Foundation, Marshall Rotary Club, Sturgis Bank & Trust, State Farm Heeter Agency, Choose Marshall, Copper Athletic Club, Team1 Plastics, Grand River Brewery, Green Scene, Party Time Events, terraNOVA Collective, Black Lab Five & River Run Press.

#FridaysAtTheFountain24 #BeYoungish #ChooseMarshall

The YPC & the Marshall Community Foundation Presents: Fridays at the Fountain 2024!

Get ready, Marshall! We are gearing up for the sixth annual Fridays at the Fountain concert series, a beloved tradition that brings together music enthusiasts of all ages. Hosted at the iconic Brooks Memorial Fountain, this summer event promises an unforgettable lineup of live performances, spanning various musical genres. The 2024 series will feature five different bands, and run every other Friday, starting June 14th through August 9th, from 7 – 9pm each night. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

*In case of rain, FATF will move to the beer garden covered area at Dark Horse Brewing Co.

2024 DATES

Marshall’s Youngish Professional Committee organizes the concerts and presents them free of charge with the generous support from the Marshall Community Foundation, as well as the Cronin Foundation, Marshall Rotary Club, Sturgis Bank & Trust, State Farm Heeter Agency, Choose Marshall, Copper Athletic Club, Team1 Plastics, Grand River Brewery, Green Scene, Party Time Events, terraNOVA Collective, Black Lab Five & River Run Press.

#FridaysAtTheFountain24 #BeYoungish #ChooseMarshall

Happy Hours @ The Franke: 80’s and 90’s Karaoke

Events

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 5:30PM – 8:00PM EDT

Location: Franke Center For the Arts
214 E. Mansion St. Marshall, MI 49068

Every last Thursday of the month, join us at 5:30 for an evening of fun in The Franke Center’s Downstage Club! For May’s event, we’ll be hosting 80’s and 90’s karaoke. The mic will be hot, the bar will be pouring your favorite cocktails, there will be yummy food and treats on hand!

So dust off your favorite power ballads, grab your friends, and come on down.

Happy Hours @ The Franke: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

Thursday, April 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Franke Center For the Arts (214 E. Mansion St. Marshall, MI 49068)

John Jorgenson is perhaps best known for his guitar work with bands such as the Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters. Jorgenson is also proficient in the mandolin, mandocello, Dobro, pedal steel, piano, upright bass, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. Known for his blistering guitar and mandolin licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, Jorgenson has earned a reputation as a world-class musician, as evidenced by his collaborations with Earl Scruggs, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan and many others.

First coming to national attention in the mid ‘80s as co-founder of successful country-rock act The Desert Rose Band, an eclectic array of artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Bob Seger and Barbra were drawn to add Jorgenson’s artistry to their own recordings. While a member of the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson won the Academy of Country Music’s “Guitarist of the Year” award two consecutive years.

In the ‘90s The Hellecasters gave audiences a chance to experience John’s fretboard fireworks in an unrestrained venue and the trio’s three original albums remain favorites of guitarists everywhere. Having been a fan of the Desert Rose Band, Elton John invited Jorgenson to join his band in 1994 for an 18 month tour that stretched into a six-year stint of touring, recording and TV appearances with the British superstar, in addition to collaborations with other artists including Sting and Billy Joel.

2010 marked the 100th birthday of the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Since discovering Django in 1979, Jorgenson has become “the US Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz” which is quite an honor given the distinctly European slant of the music’s heritage. Over the years Jorgenson has continued to honor the legacy of Reinhardt by bringing his unique brand of Gypsy Jazz to the masses with his John Jorgenson Quintet.

Jorgenson continues to expand his dynamic range of musical offerings, exploring new elements of world music, bluegrass, rock and classical as he captivates and enlightens fellow musicians and listeners along the way. Touring with multiple musical configurations such as the John Jorgenson Quintet, the John Jorgenson Electric Band, the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band and the Desert Rose Band. Jorgenson annually plays dates across the U.S. and Europe. Each permutation allows him to make prodigious use of his mastery of many instruments; no matter which band Jorgenson is playing with, his brilliant guitar work leads the way with music that is a combination of groundbreaking playing full of soaring melodies and driving rhythms.

His contribution is utterly one of a kind by not only Jorgenson’s skillful guitar playing, but also his solo clarinet, bouzouki, and vocal performances as well.

Legends like Elton John, Earl Scruggs and Duane Eddy along with fellow guitarists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Peter Frampton and Brad Paisley have sung Jorgenson’s praises, and the best way to find out what they already know is to check out this artist who is leaving a lasting legacy in the art of guitar performance.

Wolf Tree Film Festival 2024

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Independent filmmakers – submissions are now open for #WolfTreeFilmFestival2024!

Key Dates

  • Deadline for Submissions: NOVEMBER 12, 2023
  • Filmmaker Notification Date: DECEMBER 11, 2023
  • Wolf Tree Film Festival: JANUARY 20, 2024

The Franke Center for the Arts is gearing up again for the popular community event, The Wolf Tree Film Festival (The Youngish Professionals Committee). The submission site, FilmFreeway.com, is now open for entries.

Everyone is welcome to attend, including cinema fans as well as industry professionals. The Wolf Tree Film Festival is in its 6th year and is set for January 20, 2024 at 7:30pm ET. The festival will once again showcase short films (under 30 minutes) set in the Great Lakes region or that include themes or topics related to the region, as well as the work of filmmakers who reside in or grew up in the Great Lakes region.

This year’s event will again include screenings of each selected film, a meet and greet with the filmmakers and an awards presentation. Selected films will include a variety of genres, including comedy, drama, documentary and others.

Submissions can be submitted at the button below. Deadline for the submissions is November 12th.