Saugatuck Center for the Arts Announces 2021 Outdoor Concert Series

Tickets on Sale Now!

We’re rolling out a robust summer season of concerts and comedy, all performed on our renovated and refreshed outdoor plaza stage! There will be more green space, more fun with friends, and more world-class entertainment underneath the sunset-streaked skies of Saugatuck!

JUMP INTO SUMMER

Featuring Mike Mains & The Branches and the opening of our Summer Exhibition

June 4 | 5:00pm
FREE ADMISSION

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Jump into the glorious West Michigan summer during our annual FREE community festival. Enjoy Covid-safe, all-ages activities including music, family-friendly projects, food, and beverages, all hosted on our NEW outdoor plaza.

The celebration includes a FREE concert by Mike Mains & The Branches, the opening of our Summer Exhibition, and activities for all ages. Mike Mains & The Branches is a pop-rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee (originally from Michigan!). Since their conception in 2012, the group has built a reputation for their fantastical instrumentation and unforgettable live performances.

ORLEANS

June 12 | 7:30pm DOORS / 8:30pm START
Tickets $57 advanced / $60 day-of

Orleans Saugatuck

Groove with pop-rock icons Orleans and their Top 10 hits “Still The One”, “Dance With Me”, “Love Takes Time”, and many more! Since its humble beginnings in Woodstock NY and throughout countless worldwide tours, Orleans has set standards respected by other musicians. Praised by their peers for their songwriting skills, instrumental prowess and classic trademark harmonies, these Platinum hit makers will have fans of all ages dancing in their seats!

MUSIQUE NOIRE

June 18 | 7:30pm DOORS / 8:30pm START
Tickets $30 advanced / $33 day-of

Hailing from Detroit, Musique Noire weaves elements of Spain, Africa, India, and the Middle East into their sonic tapestry while jazz and blues provide the bedrock on which they build. The group members have performed with such high-profile artists as Stevie Wonder, KEM, Aretha Franklin, El Debarge, and Frank McComb among many others.

PAULA POUNDSTONE

July 15 | 7:00pm DOORS / 8:00pm START
Tickets: SOLD OUT

Paula Poundstone is returning to Saugatuck, but Wait, Wait… it’s too late! Tickets are sold out for this performance.

THE BIG RED SHOW

Sept 4 | 6:30pm DOORS / 7:30pm START
Tickets $45

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We are thrilled to bring Songstress Powerhouse Meghan “Big Red” Murphy to our outdoor stage for The Big Red Show! Meghan has taken the world by storm! Come see what all the fuss is about in an evening of songs, stories, sexiness and sass by the diva herself! “A sparkling redhead with a dynamite voice,” (Chicago Sun Times), a razor-sharp wit, and a stage presence full of Old Hollywood glamour, Big Red will have you laughing, crying, and begging her for more! From pop to jazz, blues to folk, soul to showtunes, she’ll sing ‘em all and turn you into her next biggest fan! She’s an old broad with a new twist. Come on down for a brassy, bawdy, boozy good time! Big voice. Big laughs. Big Red.

THE BEST BAD IDEA

Sept 16 | 6:30pm DOORS / 7:30pm START
Tickets $45

Michigan’s own (and 6-time MSW alum) Joe Carroll returns with his wife Alex for an incredible evening of music on our outdoor stage. Joe was last seen in Frozen on Broadway and Alex in Come From Away! Hang out with Joe and Alex as they share how they’ve made their relationship work through the ups and downs of show business. From a budding college romance, to seven Broadway credits and everything in between, The Best Bad Idea will feature pop favorites and iconic songs from their Broadway musicals while pulling back the curtain on what life is really like as a married Broadway couple.

In addition to all of these fabulous and dynamic concerts — tickets for the 2021 Mason Street Warehouse Season are on sale and going quickly! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see LIVE theater on our Outdoor Plaza Stage!

The SCA would like to thank the 2021 Outdoor Performance Series sponsors:

PLATINUM

EDWARD JONES – George Stoutin | HOLLAND DOCTORS OF AUDIOLOGY | BOB & MICHELLE FISH | BAIRD WEALTH MANAGEMENT | CATHY & CLARK CARMICHAEL

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SPECIALTY GARDENS

SILVER

HUNTINGTON BANK | MACATAWA BANK | FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MICHIGAN | CUNNINGHAM DALMAN | MILLER JOHNSON | SANDY & DAN SHANAHAN

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