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Reba McEntire, Beach Boys, Jim Gaffigan Top Interlochen Lineup

By Beth Milligan | April 13, 2018

Country star Reba McEntire, the Beach Boys, Blondie, comedian Jim Gaffigan, and Steve Martin with Martin Short are among the headliners slated to play this summer's Interlochen Arts Festival at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The full lineup of summer concerts and events, released today (Friday), also includes Interlochen Presents: Interlochen Contemporary, a summer-long program that "celebrates the art and artists who influenced the evolution of dance, music and more from 1945 to the present," according to Interlochen. "This includes performances by the Koresh Dance Company, pianist Sarah Cahill, members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and much more." New also this year is Premier Parking for all Kresge Auditorium performances. A section of parking areas will be set aside for guests, with a shuttle service to and from the venue offered at an additional cost.

Tickets for all events go on sale to the general public April 27 at 9am online. The complete 2018 Interlochen Arts Festival lineup is listed below.

JUNE 
June 23-August 5
My Time is Yours: recent works by Megan Hildebrandt
Corson Auditorium

June 27
Cory McAbee - “Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences”
DeRoy Center for Film Studies, 8 p.m.

June 28
An Evening With YES
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

June 28
Book Reading: Brittany Cavallaro
The Writing House - 7 p.m.

June 30
Blondie
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

JUNE INTO JULY
June 29-30 and July 6-7
Much Ado About Nothing
Upton-Morley Pavilion, 8 p.m.

JULY 
July 1
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Michael Francis, conductor; Martin Chalifour, violin
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 2
Violin and Guitar Duo Recital, with Martin Chalifour and Mak Grgic
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

July 2, 3, and 5
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Harvey Theatre, 8 p.m.

July 3
The Capitol Steps
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 4
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Corson Auditorium, 2 p.m.

July 5
Sarah Cahill, pianist
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

July 6
Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents an Evening of Chamber Music
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

July 7
Koresh Dance Company
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 8
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 10
Interlochen “Collage”
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 11
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic and Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 12
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m

July 13
An Evening With Lindsey Stirling
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 15
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, conductor
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 17
The Beach Boys
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 18
Brentano String Quartet
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 21
THE PEKING ACROBATS
Kresge Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

July 22
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Sarah Chang, violin
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 24
Reba McEntire
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

July 26
Book Signing: Kaitlyn Greenidge
The Writing House, 7 p.m.

July 28
Friction Quartet
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

July 29
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor; Jeff Thayer, violin
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

AUGUST
Aug. 2-4, 7 p.m.
Aug. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
High School Musical Theatre Company
Corson Auditorium

Aug. 5
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
“Les Préludes”
Jung-Ho Pak, conductor; Interlochen Festival Choir
Interlochen Bowl, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 10
The Avett Brothers
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Aug. 11
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life with The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Aug. 13, 15 and 18
The Telegraph Quartet
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Aug. 16
Jim Gaffigan
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Aug. 21
Earth, Wind & Fire
Kresge Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Aug. 24
Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Aug. 28
Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci and Dave Weckl
Corson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

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