LowellArts Gallery Concerts are Back

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LOWELL, MI, March 25, 2022 | LowellArts began the Gallery Concert Series in 2017. Audiences are treated to a unique, immersive art experience by listening to music in the setting of a gallery exhibition. In 2019, twelve concerts were presented between January and May. After a long pause in presenting live concerts indoors, LowellArts Gallery Concerts are back. The series will kick-off on March 26, with Fusion Rock Orchestra, a student-led ensemble that rocks all styles of music you may not have experienced before from a classical orchestra. The concert series will continue with six more concerts in April and May. Additional concerts include: Ryne & the Incredible String Band on April 2, Bruce Matthews Band on April 3, The Adams Family Band on April 9, Dixon’s Violin on April 10, The Wild Honey Collective on April 16, and Soul ACCESS on May 15. All concerts are held at LowellArts, 223 W Main St, LowellArts, MI 49331. Tickets can be purchased on-line, in-person, or by calling 616-897-8545. Links to purchase tickets and more information on each concert, visit www.lowellartsmi.org/gallery-concerts.

Ryne & the Incredible String Band
Saturday, April 2 at 7:00pm

Ryne & the Incredible String Band features Ryne Clarke (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Mitchell Evink (Cello), Charity Gerig (Viola), David Reed Ophoff (Guitar), Natalie Paiz (Violin). Singer-songerwriter Ryne Clarke joins forces with classically trained string players to bring you songs from his catalog, with the lush sounds of an orchestra. Ryne & the Incredible String Band will be performing his latest album “The Hits” in full at the concert. Tickets include a single CD version for this event. Tickets | In Advance: $10 ($8 LowellArts Members), At the door: $12 (everyone).

Bruce Matthews Band
Sunday, April 3 at 3:00pm

Michigan-based singer/songwriter Bruce Matthews invites listeners on a deeply personal, story-filled journey of joy, brokenness, redemption, and celebration. Bruce has three albums out, with the latest his 2021 release of What You Leave Behind, and was named the LowellArts August 2021 Featured Artist of the Month. The band includes: Bruce Matthews (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Jack Befus (Stand-up Bass), Sheila DeGroot (Vocals, Keys), Tony Muka (Vocals, Mandolin), Alison Myers (Vocals, Flute, Whistle, Bodhrain). Tickets | In Advance: $10 ($8 LowellArts Members), At the door: $12 (everyone).

The Adams Family Band
Saturday, April 9 at 7:00pm

​Enjoy a nostalgic journey through the popular music era of the 50’s & 60’s with The Adams Family Band. Their crowd-pleasing repertoire includes sounds from folk and Doo-wop through classic rock hits. You’ll hear intricate vocal harmonies that only close relatives can create. Jerry Adams and his son Brian on vocals/acoustic guitar and his sister, Cindy Adams Kropf adding the final touch to the vocal trio. Rounding out the group is Cindy’s husband, Dale Kropf, on bass and background vocals. The strength of their instrumentals complements their strong vocals. This band has that special something that you see with people who’ve spent many good times in each other’s company. What’s wonderful about them though is that it’s clear, you’re invited to the party. Tickets | In Advance: $10 ($8 LowellArts Members), At the door: $12 (everyone).

The Wild Honey Collective
Saturday, April 16 at 7:00pm

​Influenced by music artists such as The Avett Brothers, The Byrds, and Bob Dylan, these four musicians made good use of their time during the summer of 2020 to form their Indie-Folk Rock band, The Wild Honey Collective. Band members include Timmy Rodriguez, Tommy McCord, Danielle Gyger, and Dan O’Brien. The Wild Honey Collective released their debut album titled The Wild Honey Collective, Volume 1 in 2021, and have plans for a second album to be released in the summer of 2022. Tickets | In Advance: $10 ($8 LowellArts Members), At the door: $12 (everyone).

Sunday, May 15 at 3:00pm

​Soul ACCESS, a West Michigan band of veteran professionals, delights audiences with unique arrangements of classic Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B standards, and new originals by keyboardist, Roger MacNaughton. Warm vocal interpretations provided by Tami Hjelm are wedded with the smooth tones of well-known saxophonist, Jon Montgomery and kickin’ bass by Charlie Hoats. For a unique twist, the group is joined by uber-versatile violinist, Susan Mora. Soul ACCESS generates a “live” music experience enjoyed by audiences and performers alike. Tickets | In Advance: $14 ($12 LowellArts Members), At the door: $16 (everyone).

Covid Precautions: Masks will be required at larger public gatherings, including music performances. Please be aware that policies may be different for performers and those working behind-the-scenes on productions. Please contact the LowellArts office if you have further questions.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on April 5, 2022 to remove the Dixon’s Violin concert which has been cancelled.

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