SCA OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES

We’re serving up an exciting array of musical performances outdoors at the SCA! Our new deck becomes a stage, our parking lot becomes a socially-distanced seating area for you and your friends. Grab a drink and some snacks from the bar then settle in for an evening with breezes off the river and sunset-streaked skies along with the fresh sounds of Americana, folk-rock, instrumental guitar and more.

Put Your Chair in a Square!

7 PM Doors Open | 8pm Show Starts

It’s BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) and “put your chair in a square” which is our way of helping you be socially distanced as you enjoy the concert. Our SCA team has all the safety protocols in place to ensure a safe, comfortable outdoor entertainment experience. We look forward to seeing you outdoors at the SCA!

CLEVELAND GUITAR DUO | MONDAY, JULY 27, 8:00 PM

Cleveland Guitar Duo features 2 regionally accomplished guitarists, Patrick Woods and Doug Wood, performing a mix of their own solo pieces, along with a few collaborations of original and recognizable cover tunes.

Doug Wood brings contemplative, melody-driven music that can shift from a sweet solo fingerstyle guitar piece to a composition looping energetic world rhythms. He has been featured on numerous radio programs including “Echoes,” “River City Folk,” and TV programs like PBS’s “Applause” and NBC-Cleveland Channel 3’s “Live from Lakeside.” He won the “Best Campus Instrumentalist” award through his extensive performing at college campuses throughout the country.

Patrick Woods has carved out his unique brand of up-tempo driving acoustic instrumentals that are complex enough to be appreciated by advanced musicians, but melodic enough to be enjoyed by the average music lover. His ambitious guitar-playing earned him second place in “Guitar Player” Magazine’s GUITAR SUPERSTAR” Competition.

CAMERON BLAKE | MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 8:00 PM

Michigan-born Cameron Blake is most passionate about engaging with the parts of us that are fragile and vulnerable. This is reflected most deeply in his songs, which have touched the hearts of people all over the world. Ranging from gospel-fired, high energy roots rock to introspective folk, Cameron’s music is as diverse as his personal story.

He began composing and playing the violin at the age of twelve; a talent that would eventually culminate in a Master’s Degree from the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore. Compassion, curiosity and a fair share of burnout took him beyond the walls of the practice room and out on the street, where he regularly worked and communed with the poor. Sharing what he experienced was the starting point for a new career path as a singer-songwriter. He taught himself piano and guitar, quickly immersed himself in the Baltimore music scene and took his individual brand of chamber folk on the road.

RF BAND | MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 8:00 PM

Rufus Ferguson is a jazz pianist, and educator who earned degrees from Western Michigan University under the mentorship of Jeremy Siskind and Matthew Fries. Rufus has shared the stage with many Grammy winning artists of all genres such as Dwight Adams, The Temptations and many more. Rufus got his start studying classical piano at the age of 5. He became a gospel church organist at a young age and later began playing jazz piano at age 13. His dedication to being equally well-versed in multiple genres of music has made him a fixture in the regional jazz, r&b and gospel music scenes. Rufus is an experienced performer, arranger, composer and teacher, specifically in the jazz genre. His arrangements have most recently been presented by his 9-piece ensemble at the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

Rufus started RF Band in 2018, after being active on the jazz scene for many years. He decided to go back to his roots of Gospel and R&B music. This band merges gospel, neo-soul and jazz to create the RF Band sound.

The band includes Eugene McBride, Jessica Ivey, Lamar Hall, Caleb Elzinga and Micah Johnson II.

Get ready for an hour of high energy, foot-stomping, hand-clapping music that will make you forget about all your worries and remember all the reasons why life is still golden, even in hard times.

YOLONDA LAVENDER | MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 8:00 PM
Yolonda Lavender is an international recording artist with the independent label Truth Tone Records. She is a singer/songwriter, curator, composer, arranger and performing artist from Kalamazoo, Michigan whose sound is soul-based with gospel, r&b, hip-hop, blues and jazz influences. Yolonda has showcased her artistry in artistic spaces around the country and shared stages with the likes of artists such as Erykah Badu, En Vogue, Keith Murray, The Spinners and more. Additionally, Yolonda is an advocate and activist who takes pride in using her artistry to spread the messages of peace and love and to promote social justice all in an effort to evoke change. 

“I believe that the arts serve as a powerful catalyst to move the message of social justice. As an artist, I feel a responsibility to use my artistry to advance such messages.”
-Yolonda Lavender

All seating is general admission and until further notice, all patrons units will have 6ft. of distance spaced between each other. A patron unit is described as either a family or group of ticket purchasers who’ve agreed to sit together. All patron units who intend to sit together, whether purchasing early or same-day tickets, must arrive with their chairs together. You will not be seated unless your full unit is present. Please note that while seating is considered general admission, your patron unit will be assigned a designated space upon arrival on a first-come-first-serve basis. While the SCA staff is prepared to seat you quickly, safely, and efficiently, you may want to arrive early to avoid potential lines and enjoy refreshments.

The Outdoor Concert Series is made possible by our Signature Sponsors: Perrigo, Hoffman Jewelers of East Grand Rapids, Dr. Stelios Dokianakis of Holland Doctors of Audiology, Jim Sellman, George Stoutin of Edward Jones, Michelle & Bob Fish, Baird Private Wealth Management, Wade Rouse & Gary Edwards, Gregg Smith / Coldwell Banker, Victor Cardona & Phil Smith, Jonker’s Garden, Miller Johnson, Macatawa Bank, Dan & Sandy Shanahan / Shoreline Realtors, Lakeshore Allergy, First National Bank of Michigan, Cunningham Dalman

Patron Liability Waiver
By purchasing a ticket to an SCA event, patrons agree to our liability waiver (Scroll down) and agree to read our patron FAQ & Rules.

Check-In Stations
Patrons with pre-purchased tickets may enter via Culver St. or via the City Lot. They should show their electronic or pre-printed ticket to the SCA representative at a check-in station to have their name crossed off the pre-purchased list (printed 2 hours prior to opening). Patrons may be asked to verify ID.

Same-Day Ticket
Same-day tickets may be purchased from the SCA Box Office under the Pavillion between 4:30 and 8pm. Please enter via the City Lot. Once tickets are purchased, please proceed through the Rain Garden to the seating area check-in where an usher will guide you to your seat.

Accessibility Information
Our barrier-free entrance is located on the City Lot side of the SCA, as it is most convenient for vehicles requiring accessible parking spaces and/or needing to purchase same-day tickets. For pre-purchased tickets that do not require parking, Check #1 (Culver St.) is the shortest distance to the seating area. If we can make your experience more comfortable or accessible, please contact info@sc4a.org

Seating
All seating is general admission and will be spaced out with 6ft. between patron units until further notice. A patron unit is described as either a family or group of ticket purchasers who’ve agreed to sit together. Patron units purchasing tickets onsite, who intend to sit together, must arrive together. No saving spots! When you arrive, an usher will guide single patrons or patron units to their designated location while ensuring appropriate social distancing is enforced.
This event is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chairs) — The SCA recommends low, standard collapsable chairs measuring approximately 33”W x 19.69”D x 33”H, and measuring 12” or less from the ground.

Exiting the SCA
At the end of the performance, all patrons are encouraged to exit via the Culver St. sidewalk with direction from an usher.

Inclement Weather
In case of light rain, heavy winds or lightning, patrons are encouraged to proceed to their cars to await direction on postponements and/or cancellation. Notification will be made via social media.

In case immediate shelter is required, as in the case of a tornado, the theatre will be opened and patrons are invited to enter or return to their vehicles. Once in the building, patrons are asked to continue appropriate social distancing as the situation allows.

Cancellation Policy
In the event of a cancellation, customers will have the opportunity to either transfer each ticket to the rescheduled performance date, donate the value of the ticket to the SCA, transfer the ticket value to an SCA Art Pass, or receive a refund for the face value of the ticket (before fees).

For the comfort and safety of all patrons, please respect the following rules:

  • Per the Governor’s Executive Orders masks are required outdoors when 6-foot social distancing is not possible. To keep you, other guests, and our staff safe we require that you wear a mask when NOT at your seats (when entering and exiting, at the bar, as you walk to the restrooms, etc.). If you choose you may take your mask off when in your seating area.

  • For your benefit, minimal-contact sanitizing stations will be positioned throughout the event space.

  • If someone in your household has symptoms or has been confirmed as a COVID-19 carrier, we ask that you do not attend an SCA Event to limit exposure.

  • If someone in your household is confirmed as a COVID-19 carrier within 2 weeks after attending an SCA event, we ask that you notify us so we may notify the Allegan County Health Department and fellow patrons as deemed necessary.

  • If a patron becomes ill during an event, please see an SCA Staff Member immediately.

  • Please no outside food or beverages. When you support our bar and food vendors, you’re helping keep admission costs low, supporting our small town, and local vendors.

  • No bicycles, roller blades, skooters, or skateboards permitted in the event space.

  • For everyone’s enjoyment, no smoking on SCA property.

  • No dogs or other pets allowed, except personal assistance dogs.

  • Shirt and shoes are required.

  • Please no purses or bags larger than a small purse (6-12” width).

  • No alcohol outside the parking lot, pavilion or rain garden.

And be sure to bring these…

  • This event is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chairs) — The SCA recommends standard collapsable chairs measuring approximately 33”W x 19.69”D x 33”H, and measuring 12” or less from the ground.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
  • Photo ID for access to bar service
  • Smiling faces and dancing shoes!

Other tips…

  • The SCA highly encourages credit card payments to minimize contact, but exact cash payments will be accepted.
  • Lost & Found and a First Aid Kit is located at the Culver St. Check-In
  • Small hand-held personal umbrellas are welcome, but leave your large lawn umbrella that get inserted into grass at home
  • Stay current on weather updates and performance updates through the SCA’s social media alerts
  • At this time, the SCA outdoor space is not equipped with T-Coil technology.

Footloose Clause

  • If the spirit moves you, we invite you to dance it in the back of the lot (behind seated patrons) and appropriately distanced from fellow dancers. Nobody puts Baby in the corner!

Patron Liability Waiver

I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing. I further acknowledge that the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. I further acknowledge that the SCA cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with COVID-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, SCA staff, vendors, and other SCA patrons and their families. Should I become infected with COVID-19, however that may occur, I will hold the SCA harmless and not seek any legal action against the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.

I voluntarily seek entertainment services provided by the SCA and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread while attending any SCA programming. If I become diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days after attending an SCA event, I also agree to notify the SCA and the local health department in which I live and/or are visiting.

I attest that:

  • I am not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
  • I have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days.
  • I have not traveled to/from a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days.
  • I do not believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
  • I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by a health authority.
  • I am following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to COVID-19.
  • I hereby release and agree to hold the SCA harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of the SCA, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from the SCA. I understand that this release discharges the SCA from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against the SCA with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from the SCA. This liability waiver and release extends to the SCA together with all owners, partners, and employees.

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