The stars shine brightest at night. The Polaris series features the best and brightest from across Michigan, the US, and even the occasional international performer!
Our goal with this series is to afford our patrons the opportunity to meet their favorite touring artists up close and personal. Our intimate 100-patron "table service format" creates an unforgettable experience for patron and creator alike.
Check out the remaining 2023 LIFTOFF! Polaris Season performances and the 2023 past concerts!
TICKETS now available!
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The Illumination Concert Series is our opportunity to introduce you to new creators you might not have otherwise discovered...and vice versa! If you know of a creator that deserves the spotlight, let us know!
We will be launching this series later this year to "Illuminate Rising Stars". This series provides a platform for creators that have established their brand in a local market and are ready and able to take that next step onto a Regional or National stage. Our goal is to help equip them for that step by providing a great room in which to perform, and also by producing high-quality content with our multi-camera and multi-track recording and post-production capabilities.
We are presently accepting inquiries for our 2023 & 2024 Illumination Series.
Tickets will be available late summer 2023.
photo by Jeff Brinn
You're a new creator. You've just started a new band. How do you solve the age old "chicken-and-egg" problem of showing a promotor or venue owner that you have what it takes without a place to play? How do you rise above the "signal to noise ratio" in a crowded, noisy musical market? How do you grab the attention of new fans in the midst of the "TLDR" generation?
The Battlestar Series will commence with our first "Battle of the Bands" format in a "sweet sixteen" bracket-style competition in the fall of 2023. We are partnering with several local festivals and our StarGazer Club to provide an exciting "reality TV" style of juried competition that will be entertaining for everyone. All contestants will receive valuable experience, coaching, and footage. Winners from each Battlestar bracket will earn the privilege to appear next season on stage at the sponsoring festival.
We are presently accepting inquiries for our 2024 Battlestar Series.
photo by Jeff Brinn
In outer space, stars are formed when large clouds of dust coalesce due to gravitational attraction. When conditions are right, a catalytic miracle occurs, and a star is born.
Our Stardust Concert Series works the same way. We partner with public schools, homeschoolers, and private instructors to transform our space into an "enhanced recital room". Our goal is to platform young artists from an early age by providing them opportunities to perform on a real stage, with real lights, real equipment, and real audiences. The earlier an aspiring musician begins performing, the sooner they will overcome stage fright and shine with confidence.
Our Stardust Series provides those opportunities by providing a crowdfunding platform for music programs. If you are a music instructor or homeschooler, please contact us to explore a collaboration with our Stardust series!
Iain Matthews is an English musician and singer-songwriter. He was an original member of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention from 1967 to 1969 before leaving to form his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort, which had a UK number one in 1970 with a cover version of Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock".
Hosted by Scott Pellegrom, Pegasus Phoenix Media, and The Starlight Room.
Workshop is limited to 20 participants, who will receive hands-on experience and instruction for 2 hours. All levels are welcome. (3-5 PM ET)
During the evening clinic, you will learn the secrets of speed, coordination, and musicality from two world-renown drummers and musicians.
Since their beginning in 2015, Cosmic Knot have accomplished a great deal with their music. Playing to crowds of thousands, winning awards, throwing their own festivals, inventing a new genre of music involving plants and hitting the charts with their debut album "Inner Space" are just a few highlights of the band's success.
Third Coast Swing’s Music “is steeped in a tradition of a rich culture from Europe. The concert makes for an excellent evening of stories and music that conjure thoughts of French Cafe, traveling Europe, or dancing to Hot Jazz Of The pre/post war era.
When it comes to movers and shakers in the bluegrass world, Full Cord is a super-
group on the rise. After winning the prestigious 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition in Colorado, the Michigan-based group followed that with another much-coveted honor when the International Bluegrass Music Association named Full Cord its Momentum Award Band of the Year.”
With a heart of gold and a voice like sunshine, Kanin is taking over one fan at a time. Nashville Songwriter International Association claimed her first co-write is “one to watch”. Local Spins also named her an Artist to Watch for 2022. Even Pure Michigan has embraced the native songbird, featuring her track “Torch Lake Breeze” on their Summer playlist. She has the versatility of Taylor Swift, the lyrical style of Olivia Rodrigo, with the All American feel of Carrie Underwood. With over 170 shows under her belt, Kanin is coming to your favorite spot soon.
Formed in 2016, Deerfield Run blends blues rock with a touch of country and a dash of funk, serving up a tasty musical blend that’s irresistible to audiences. Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, the band delivers strong original songs and surprising covers pulled from a deep back pocket of classic tunes.
Melophobix is a Cage-Free Funk band based out of Grand Rapids, MI. The group was officially founded in November of 2015. Its members came together through various Open-Mic night performances and collaborations within Grand Rapids’ flourishing music scene. Shortly thereafter, Melophobix recorded and launched their debut self-titled EP in the summer of 2016. Comprised of the first three originals the band rehearsed together, Melophobix EP was a general representation of the band’s eclectic roots. In early spring of 2017, the band went back into the studio to release two additional singles with accompanying live videos.
Luckless Pedestrian is the culmination of years of obsessive interest in the music of Steely Dan. The musicians involved in the show share a desire to recreate the aesthetic and mystique created by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Dedicated musicianship and historical interest in the creation of these songs drives us to a level of integrity and precision that’s in a class by itself. The tight chord progressions and vocal harmonies refined to perfection demand we bring our best. Together we bring years of performing writing and arranging music to the task. We enjoy the opportunity of exposing people of all ages to the deep and wide song list that is the golden age of rock and roll, uniquely timed for us to participate in. And Steely Dan’s music has been with us through it all.
Southeast Michigan favorites Chris DuPont and Kylee Phillips are joining forces for an unforgettable co-headline concert, which will be a double EP release show! Chris and Kylee met a decade ago at a Tree Town Sound radio appearance for Ann Arbor’s 107.1, and have been fans of each other’s writing ever since. In the summer of 2021, after countless path crossings, Chris and Kylee finally learned each other’s material and discovered an incredible vocal blend and stage synergy.