Tickets on sale Friday, April 18
INTERLOCHEN — From Sheryl Crow, Gary Allan and Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss to Steely Dan, Five for Fighting and Ray LaMontagne, the Interlochen summer concert series has something for everyone.
Tickets for the summer concert series go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, April 18. Tickets may be purchased at tickets.interlochen.org. or to purchase tickets over the phone, call the Interlochen Box office at 800-681-5920 or 231-276-7800.
The summer series includes:
13- Sheryl Crow with Mandy Alexander, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Known for chart-topping hits like “If It Makes You Happy,” “Soak Up the Sun,” “A Change Would Do You Good,” and “Picture,” Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy Award-winner.
18 - Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
With his rich, warm voice and nimble guitar technique, Gordon Lightfoot weaves tales of love and longing in eloquent musical masterpieces including, “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and many more.
19 - Lynrd Skynyrd, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Legendary rock band Lynrd Skynyrd, popularized the Southern hard rock genre with hits like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird” and more. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers remain a cultural icon that appeal to multiple generations.
23 - Betty Who, 8 p.m., Corson Auditorium
Interlochen alumna Betty Who blends indie and pop music into an irresistible mix of bold soundscapes, Top 40 hooks and knowing lyrics. Her recent debut EP “The Movement” was welcomed with rave reviews, and Idolator called her the “next great pop star.”
25 - U.S. Air Force Band - Airmen of Note, 8 p.m., Interlochen Bowl (Free)
Join Interlochen as we salute our veterans with a free concert featuring the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force.
26 - Rioult Dance, 8 p.m., Corson Auditorium
Born into the American modern dance tradition, Rioult Dance creates and presents the sensual, articulate and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult.
June 26-28, July 2, 3 and 5,- Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ 8 p.m., Upton-Morley Pavilion
In his magical farewell to the stage, Shakespeare expertly weaves a tale of vengeance and forgiveness, romance and discovery. Directed by Laura Mittelstaedt and starring William Church, this mystical, humorous and poignant play charts an adventurous journey home through stormy seas.
27 - Tigran Hamasyan, 8 p.m., Corson Auditorium
Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan won the Thelonious Monk Jazz Piano Competition in 2006 and was awarded the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music in 2013. His first album, “A Fable” was honored with a French Grammy.
29 - World Youth Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Kresge Auditorium
The WYSO celebrates 50 years of the Interlochen Arts festival with John Williams’ “Happy Birthday Variations.” Then conductor Jung-Ho Pak leads the orchestra in Glinka’s Overture to “Russlan and Ludmilla” and Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, “Romantic” – including the Interlochen Theme.
30 - Bonnie Raitt and Paul Cebar, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
With legendary hits like “Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player Bonnie Raitt is a nine-time Grammy Award-winner.
1 - Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Legendary banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck teams up with the unsurpassably inventive string quartet Brooklyn Rider for an evening of music that will slip seamlessly between the diverse worlds of American roots and classical music.
5 - The Capitol Steps, 8 p.m., Corson Auditorium
Taking a stab at anyone within reach of their verbal swords, these Washington insiders present sketches and parody songs based on current events – and the latest scandals from Capitol Hill – that will win everyone’s vote of approval.
6 - Alessio Bax and World Youth Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Pianist Alessio Bax will join the WYSO and guest conductor Carlos Kalmar for Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.” The evening’s other repertoire includes Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.”
8 - Interlochen ‘Collage,’ 7:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
One of Interlochen’s most popular events, “Collage” is a rapid-fire sampler of student performances, encompassing music, dance, theatre, creative writing, film and visual arts. Come early for pre-concert activities on the mall.
10 - Nickel Creek, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek officially reunites. Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins began as bluegrass child prodigies, developing a loyal fan base and releasing several acclaimed albums in the early 2000s.
11 - Darius Rucker, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
As the frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker was one of the most popular musicians in the mid-’90s. But with recent hits like “Wagon Wheel” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” he has cemented himself as a country music star.
12 - Jackson Browne, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics.
13 - Michael Cooper: Masked Marvels and Wondertales, 2 p.m., Corson Auditorium
Michael Cooper spins tales and weaves stories using an unusual and colorful cast of characters. Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, this is a great show for all ages.
13 - Joshua Bell, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Joshua Bell will join the WYSO and guest conductor Erik Nielsen as they present Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64.” Nielsen will lead the orchestra in performances of Humperdinck’s “Overture to Hänsel und Gretel” and Debussy’s “La Mer.”
14 - Broadway’s Next H!T Musical, 8 p.m., Corson Auditorium
The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter with a full blown improvised musical.
17 - Willie Nelson and Family, Alison Krayss and Union Station with Jason Isbell, 7 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Two of country music’s most iconic talents in one stop! Music legends Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station will share the stage together for the first time. And to top it off, celebrated songwriter Jason Isbell will open the show at 7 p.m.
19 - Cavani String Quartet, 8 p.m., Dendrinos Chapel
Join the Cavani String Quartet for performances of Dvorak’s “American String Quartet, opus 96 in F Major,” Charles Washington’s “Midnight Child” and Bartok’s “String Quartet No. 3” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Interlochen Arts Festival.
19 - Five for Fighting, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Five for Fighting is an American singer-songwriter known for his piano-based rock, such as the Top 40 hits “Superman,” “100 Years” and “The Riddle.” He will perform with an all-star orchestra including several Interlochen musicians.
20 - John Axelrod, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
John Axelrod was appointed in 2011 as Principal Conductor of Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. He will lead the WYSO in a performance of Brahms’ “Symphony No. 4 in E Minor.”
22 - Ray Lamontagne with The Belle Brigade and Jenny Lewis, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Ray LaMontagne is an award-winning singer-songwriter and global festival favorite. His husky vocals and sensual lyrics have helped him carve a niche in a competitive genre, with a growing, devoted fan base as testament to his musical talents and appeal.
25 - Gary Allan, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Multi-talented country singer-songwriter Gary Allan made his debut in 1996 with the release of his first hit single, “Her Man.” A string of hits followed, including “It Would Be You,” “Right Where I Need To Be” and “The One,” just to name a few.
27 - Ani Kavafian, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Ani Kavafian returns to the WYSO as part of the Interlochen Arts Festival 50th Anniversary celebrations to perform her 1964 concerto competition award-winning piece, Saint-Saëns’ “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.” Guest conductor JoAnn Falletta will also lead the orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5.”
July 31–Aug. 3 - ‘Les Misėrables’ Interlochen High School Musical Theatre Co., Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., Corson Auditorium
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. Epic, grand and uplifting, “Les Misėrables” packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
5 - Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph and The Family Band, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Five-time Grammy Award-winner and Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy has influenced titans such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Hendrix. He will be accompanied by the American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph.
Aug. 11, 13 and 16 - Enso String Quartet, 8 p.m., Corson Auditorium
With a “Best Chamber Music Performance” Grammy nomination, the Enso String Quartet is one of the nation’s most accomplished young string quartets. The quartet was founded at Yale University in 1999.
20 - Steely Dan, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Steely Dan has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ‘70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Deacon Blues” and more.