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Interlochen Announces Summer Concert Lineup

By Beth Milligan | June 8, 2021

Concerts will return to Interlochen Center for the Arts this August, with headliners scheduled to perform including Harry Connick, Jr., Chicago, and Jake Owen.

An abbreviated Interlochen Arts Festival will take place this summer from August 3 to 29. Tickets will go on sale June 22 and can be purchased online. The 2021 concert series “will follow all state gathering and health guidelines,” according to Interlochen, and will include the following performances:

Chicago
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. | Tickets starting at $57
Interlochen Description: One of the most memorable chart-toppers in popular music, Chicago’s instantly recognizable sound—a fusion of pop, rock, and jazz—and trademark horn section have propelled them to 11 number-one singles, two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers for an evening of hits such as 25 or 6 to 4, Saturday in the Park, and If You Leave Me Now.

Harry Connick, Jr. and his Band
Time to Play! Tour
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. | Tickets starting at $69
Interlochen Description: Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world—in music, film, television and Broadway—garnering Grammy, Emmy, and Tony awards and nominations. Join Harry and his seven-piece band as they celebrate a return to live performances with their Time To Play! summer tour, which will showcase his New Orleans influences and songs from across his remarkable career.

The Greatest Hits of Foreigner
Saturday, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m. | Tickets starting at $41
Interlochen Description: More than four decades after its founding, Foreigner continues to garner new fans among audiences young and old. Led by Songwriters Hall of Famer Mick Jones, Foreigner has released 10 multi-platinum albums and penned 16 top-30 hits including Jukebox Hero, Cold as Ice, and I Want To Know What Love Is. Join Foreigner for a night of classics and experience one of the best-selling rock bands of all time live in concert.

Jake Owen
Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. | Tickets starting at $37
Interlochen Description: Academy of Country Music Award and American Country Award-winning singer-songwriter Jake Owen has been topping the country charts for more than a decade. His breakout album Barefoot Blue Jean Night garnered four consecutive number-one hits including the title track, Alone with You, and Anywhere with You. Since then, Owen has added four more number-one songs to his accolades, and his latest single, Made for You, is rapidly climbing the country charts. Don’t let this performance be The One That Got Away!

Old Crow Medicine Show with special guest Molly Tuttle
Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. | Tickets starting at $29
Interlochen Description: Best known as the band that brought the world Wagon Wheel, Old Crow Medicine Show is no one-trick pony. The two-time Grammy Award winners have sold more than two million singles, produced six albums, and been inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry. After more than 20 years, Old Crow Medicine Show remains an icon of the folk genre with hits like Carry Me BackSweet Amarillo, and Tell it to Me. Americana Music Award-winning guitarist and songwriter Molly Tuttle joins the band for a truly unforgettable evening.

Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Sunday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. | Tickets starting at $32
Interlochen Description: Witness two blues icons in one incredible performance! With 18 solo albums, eight Grammy Awards, a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a National Medal of Arts to his credit, Buddy Guy has solidified his place as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Four-time Grammy nominees Robert Randolph and the Family Band join the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer for an unforgettable evening of American blues music.

“We are thrilled that our friends and neighbors will be able to return to Interlochen for incredible Arts Festival performances,” says Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey. “There is nothing like experiencing a live concert amidst the beauty and creative energy of the Interlochen campus. We know how much our supporters cherish this series, which is also a vital source of support for student scholarships.”

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