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Events Of July 13, 14, And 15, 2018

July 13

The Grand River Farmers Market is open today from 9 am until 2 pm at the corner of Louis Glick & Mechanic Street in Downtown Jackson.  The market features Michigan-grown produce; including fresh vegetables, fruits, organic goods, vegan cookies, muffins, granola, honey, jams, breads, pastas, jewelry, dog treats, salsas, fruit pies, sweet corn, tomatoes, hanging flower baskets, blueberries, maple syrup, chard, broccoli, peas, mums, and much more!

The Jackson YMCA presents Outdoor Summer Fun, free events for members and the community.  Yoga at the Farmer’s Market.  9 AM to 10 AM.  Meet at Grand River Farmer’s Market.

Red Cross Blood Drive.  12:00 pm – 5:45 pm, Blackman, Township Hall, 1990 W. Parnall Road, Jackson.  All blood types are urgently needed.

The Jackson Unity Festival continues today.  The Jackson District Library welcomes Public Enemy’s Professor Griff to the Carnegie Branch.  Join Public Enemy’s Professor Griff as he lectures on the history of the rap group during the Black History 101 Mobile Museum tour.  The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend. 3 PM to 4 PM.

Jackson Unity Festival Film:  Kubo and the Two Strings.  2 PM, Michigan Theater, Downtown Jackson.  Young Kubo’s (Art Parkinson) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.  This event is free and open to the public.  Head on over to our website for more info : http://jacksonunityfestival.org/

Jammin’ in Jackson and Family Film Night at CP Federal City Square in Horace Blackman Park, Downtown Jackson.  Jammin’ in Jackson is featuring the music of Harper and the Midwest Kind from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The movie “Space Jam” will begin at dark ( 9:30/9:45 P.M.) The event is FREE and open to the public.   Bring a lawn chair or a blanket!  Concessions will be available.  Thank you to Experience Jackson, Alro Steel Corporation, Consumers Energy, Tripp’s Auto Shop, Jackson Anchor Initiative, CP Federal Credit Union, County National Bank, Downtown Jackson, and Michigan Theatre of Jackson for making this events possible. 

Jackson Unity Festival presents The Claudettes.   8 PM, Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.  Chicago piano blues combined with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of ’60s soul.   Johnny Iguana pounds the piano alongside seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Danny Yost. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is also a member of the Grammy-nominated groups Chicago Blues–A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured/recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and more. The Claudettes recorded their new album with Grammy-winning producer Mark Neill (Black Keys, Paladins, Old 97’s, J.D. McPherson). This event is free and open to the public.  Head on over to our website for more info : http://jacksonunityfestival.org/

Grass Lake Traffic Jam’In.  Now in its 10th year, this community street fair in Grass Lake is loaded with family fun, live music, delicious food, beer tent and more! Tonight’s schedule:  EVENT SCHEDULE:  5pm Opening Ceremonies (Flag Raising),  5pm – 9pm: Tractor Show, Petting Zoo, Pedal Pullers, Kids Corn Pit,,  Family Games, Car Smash, Bounce Houses, Exhibitors,,  Kids Activities & Games, 5pm-11pm Festival Food, Beer & Wine Garden.  Entertainment lineup:  5pm – 6pm Kelly Trudell (Country/Blues/Pop), 6:30pm – 8pm Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies (50’s Rockabilly), 7pm – 1 Mile Fun Run, 7:30pm – 5k Run/Walk, 9pm-11pm Kris Hitchcock (country).  Fireworks at Dusk!  Downtown Grass Lake.

Live Music at Jackson Coffee Company.  Tonight’s performer is Rick Straub.  Rick specializes in acoustic/vocal covers of singer-songwriters from the 1950s to present day. This includes solo and full band arrangements of material from John Mayer, the Beatles, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, and many others.  7 PM to 10 PM, Jackson Coffee Company, Cortland and Mechanic, Downtown Jackson. 

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival’s 24th season opens tonight with The Tempest, 7:30 PM, Jackson College.  Running through July 29, the Festival brings you William Shakespeare’s classic The Tempest and Measure for Measure, along with Aphra Behn’s The Rover.   Come and join us for our summer of intrigue, as your MSF favorites bring these classic words to life! Buy your individual tickets, or save money with our Flex Passes, here.

Arts in the Park.  Free concerts on Friday evenings all summer long in Downtown Brooklyn, Swains Memorial Park.  Tonight:  Gospel Singing.  7 PM  Bring a lawn chair or blanket!

Late Night Friday and Live Tunes at Sandhill.  Late Night Friday evenings are back at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards & we will be open until 10pm.  Come sit on the deck, enjoy a glass of wine, wine taste & grab some snacks!  Two-Faced Wilson will play 6:30-9:30 PM on the deck-weather permitting.

Experience the Peacock.  Orange Peacock Gallery, 5 PM to 8 PM.  Indulge your senses during this artistic journey. Explore the gallery with a complimentary beverage while you encounter live performances and engage in artistic creativity. Continue your evening as you stroll along MI Ave enjoying the sights and sounds happening downtown. https://www.seejacknow.com/

Live Music at The Poison Frog Brewery.In addition to handcrafted beers, meads, and spirits, The Poison Frog Brewery offers food and hosts local musicians for live entertainment. On Friday and Saturday nights you’ll want to check out the local talent and amazing beer for a good time!  No cover charge! Just come on in, have a few beers, enjoy live music by local artists, and grab a bite to eat.  1908 Horton Road, Jackson.

July 14

The Grand River Farmers Market is open today from 9 am until 2 pm at the corner of Louis Glick & Mechanic Street in Downtown Jackson.  The market features Michigan-grown produce; including fresh vegetables, fruits, organic goods, vegan cookies, muffins, granola, honey, jams, breads, pastas, jewelry, dog treats, salsas, fruit pies, sweet corn, tomatoes, hanging flower baskets, blueberries, maple syrup, chard, broccoli, peas, mums, and much more!

Adopt A Pet Event at Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3370 Spring Arbor Road, Jackson.  Adoption fees waived.  Bring home family member and help us clear out the Shelter!  Come and meet the animals, 10 AM to 1 PM.

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Jackson.  Presented by Experience JacksonDowntown Jackson, and Jackson Anchor Initiative, Gus Macker is the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament returning to #JacksonMI.  More than 130 teams playing on 20 Basketball courts scattered through Downtown Jackson on Michigan Ave, Cortland St, and Mechanic St. In addition to the hoops, there will be a mix of entertainment and activities taking place throughout the weekend with a lot of dining options from breakfast through supper!

Jackson Unity Festival events today include:  Yoga with Ave and DJ, 9 AM Bucky Harris Park;  Singer-Songwriter Showcase, 12 N, Bucky Harris Park; The film, “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the…’ 12 PM, Michigan Theatre;  Community Discussion with Shilow Maples, 2:30 PM Michigan Theatre; Third Down, 3 PM Horace Blackman Park;  Transglobal Underground, 3:30 PM Michigan Theatre;  Sin Paredes, 4:30 PM Horace Blackman Park;  Jessica Care Moore, 7 PM Horace Blackman Park;  Buffy Saine-Marie, 8 PM Michigan Theatre;  Tunde Olaniran, 9 PM Horace Blackman Park.  All events are free.  JacksonUnityFestival.org.

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival continues today with “The Rover” at 2 PM and “The Tempest” at 7:30 PM.  Potter Center, Jackson College. michiganshakespearefestvial.com

The Jackson YMCA 8-Hour Race for Health will be the most fun you’ll ever have! It is a team endurance race that combines the strategy of 8 full hours, with the challenge of wheel-to-wheel racing in identically prepared, high performance go karts, so everyone has a chance to win! Immediately after the race there will be a band and a spectacular fireworks show presented by Sparky’s Fireworks Outlet!  20 teams will drive about 250 miles on the road course at Jackson Speedway. Page Avenue at US 127, Jackson.

Cascades Rotary Bandshell Summer Concert Series.  Keyboard/vocalist Ray Champion is a one-man-band who features standards, jazz, Latin, country and blues songs of the 50s through the 80s.  All concerts begin at 7 p.m.  Free to the public.  Presented by the Myers Family Little Caesar’s of Jackson and Jackson County Parks.

Grass Lake Traffic Jam ‘In continues today in Grass Lake.  Schedule includes:  10am – 12pm Ping Pong Tournament, 12pm – 4pm Classic Car Show, 12pm-1:30pm The Lafayettes and the Bus Stop Poets (Motown), 12pm – 9pm Car Smash, Bounce Houses, Exhibitors, Kids Activities & Games, MIS Exhibit with Pace Car, 12pm – 11pm Festival Food, Beer & Wine Garden, 2pm-3:30 Kev Nichols & Blue Tuesday (Blues), 4pm-5:30 Theoretical (Variety Rock & Pop), 6pm-8pm Atomic Radio (70’s Funk/Pop/Disco), 9pm-11pm Sponge (Rock),  Downtown Grass Lake.

Rockin the Hills.  Join us for the 4th Annual Rockin’ the Hills Craft Beer Festival at Devil’s Lake in the Irish Hills featuring over 30 Michigan breweries, with wines and ciders too!  Our unique selection of the best of craft beers, great live music with an amazing location makes this festival you don’t want to miss!  A fun, Rockin’ Festival for craft beer enthusiasts and wine lovers too!  At Manitou Beach Village on Devils Lake in the Irish Hills.  4 PM to 9 PM, 110 Devils Lake Hwy, Manitou Beach.

July 15

Jackson Unity Festival continues today in Downtown Jackson.  Events include:  Singer-Songwriter Showcase, 12 N Bucky Harris Park; MAKU Soundsystem, 2 PM Michigan Theatre; Mohsen Namjoo + Yahya, 3 PM Michigan Theatre; RAM, 4 PM Michigan Theatre; Gwen Laster and Gameboard, 5:30 PM Horace Blackman Park; Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday, 7:30 PM Horace Blackman Park; Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue, 8 PM Michigan Theatre.  All events are free.  jacksonunityfestival.org.

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Jackson.  Presented by Experience JacksonDowntown Jackson, and Jackson Anchor Initiative, Gus Macker is the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament returning to #JacksonMI.  More than 130 teams playing on 20 Basketball courts scattered through Downtown Jackson on Michigan Ave, Cortland St, and Mechanic St. In addition to the hoops, there will be a mix of entertainment and activities taking place throughout the weekend with a lot of dining options from breakfast through supper!

Church in the Park, Cascades Falls Park.  Make shorts and sandals your new “Sunday Best”.  Join in worship at Cascades Falls Park, north parking lot.  Worship in your car, tuning your radio to 1700, or join us on the lawn.  Kids and pets welcome.  Sponsored by Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church.  8:30 AM every Sunday thru August 19th.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair.

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival continues today with “The Rover” at 3 PM.  Potter Center, Jackson College. michiganshakespearefestvial.com

LockwoodsLoot presents ArtPop 2.  Nostalgia Ink, Mechanic and Cortland, Downtown Jackson.  Come out for another great event at your favorite local spot!!!  There will be over 20, unique Michigan based arists, and awesome local Bands rocking it out all day.  There will be food, art, music.   There will be basketball……. across the street at the GUS MACKER!  If you checked out our last event… this time it’ll be twice the size!  Come join Jackson for a fun filled weekend!!

The St. Stan’s Knights of Columbus in Jackson is hosting its Annual Chicken BBQ on Sunday, July 15th, from Noon to 4:00 pm.  Adults: $10, Kids, ages 6-10: $5.00, and Kids 5 years and under eat free.  It will take place at 608 South Elm Street at the Church Social Center.  The menu includes: 1/2 of a BBQ Chicken, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Dinner Roll, Dessert, and a Drink.

G.R.E.A.T.’s  July Paddle.   The members of the Grand River Environmental Action Team (G.R.E.A.T.) have a canoe/kayak trip on the Grand River scheduled for Sunday, July 15.  The trip begins at 12:00 noon at Lions Park in Jackson (Adams St.) and take-out is at the DNR Access on Maple Grove Rd.  For the shuttle to place your vehicle at the take-out, arrive at put-in between 11:15 AM.  This will be a 3-3.5 hour event: remember to dress for the weather and to bring a change of clothing in a waterproof bag.  To reserve a canoe or kayak at no charge and to check trip status due to weather, call 517-416-4234 or check http://www.great-mi.org. Click on the CALENDAR button on GREAT’s website for trip attributes, maps, and put-in and take-out sites.

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