HuDost “Of Water + Mercy Album Release Tour” - International Music Festival

Thu Jul 11 at 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Thursday July 11 2019 08:00 PM

This is a general seating event. All tickets are $9. You may purchase tickets for the entire International Music Festival (Four nights, Five shows including "The Don Was Revue"...a free show at The Michigan Theatre of Jackson. The International Music Festival is made possible by contributions from Alro Steel, Experience Jackson, Rotary Club of Jackson, The Anchor Initiative, Consumers Energy, and HOMEfm. 106.9.

Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue: Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Motown - International Music Festival

Fri Jul 12 at 8:00 PM-10:30 PM

Friday July 12 2019 08:00 PM

A free show featuring: REVUE BAND: SWEET PEA ATKINSON, DONALD RAY MITCHELL, SIR HARRY BOWEN, BRIAN “ROSCOE” WHITE, LUIS RESTO, DAVE MCMURRAY, RAYSE BIGGS, RON PANGBORN, RON OTIS & DON WAS. wsg ANN DELISI of WDET. Guest Performers: MARTHA REEVES; MITCH RYDER; THE VELVELETTES; DENNIS COFFEY; MELVIN DAVIS; NADIR OMOWALE; CAROLYN CRAWFORD; KENNY WATSON; TY STONE; JILL JACK; CAROLYN STRIHO; KATHY KOSINS and THE DRINKARD SISTERS.

Third World - International Music Festival

Sat Jul 13 at 8:00 PM-10:30 PM

Saturday July 13 2019 08:00 PM

Celebrating 45 years, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion”.

With 10 Grammy nominations and catalogue of charted smash hits, including (“Now That We Found Love”, ”96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love”) , spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fan base and inspirational messages, one may wonder, “Where did it all begin? What gives Third World the staying power so rare in the music industry?” Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time, it is an institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. It is an institution whose themes are positive, progressive and internationally relevant. We invite you to the sites and sounds of the legendary THIRD WORLD!

Ramy Essam - International Music Festival

Sun Jul 14 at 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Sunday July 14 2019 07:00 PM

Egyptian hard rock. Exiled political activist and dissident and inspiration for the Arab Spring.

Egypt’s Ramy Essam exploded into international fame as the real voice of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, when his songs spread like wildfire among the demonstrators. During the height of the uprising, he performed in front of millions of people in Tahrir Square, and his music became the soundtrack of a whole generation of his countrymen and women struggling for a better life and a more just society. His song Irhal, in which he demands the resignation of then-ruler Hosni Mubarak, is referred to as the real anthem of the revolution.

But fame came with a heavy price. Ramy experienced brutal torture and arrests that were meant to silence his voice. His songs were banned and he was forbidden to perform publicly.

He resolved to come out even stronger against oppression, saying “In the revolution I was born again. The struggle became the purpose of my life.”

Ramy is an artist of and for the people, with songs built on the words of the streets. Or as Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave etc) puts it: Ramy is like a ”Rock Bob Dylan of the Middle East”.

Awards and Accolades:

2011 Ramy Essam received the Freemuse Award
2016 Ramy Essam was titled ”IMC Music Rights Champion” by IMC (Unesco´s advisory body on matters of music)
2017 Ramy Essam received the prestigious ”Spirit of Folk Award” at Folk Alliance International Conference

People Get Ready: The Songs that Shaped the 60's

Fri Aug 09 at 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Friday August 09 2019 08:00 PM

Join us as Matt Davis, Kerrie Manders, Lori Pelham, Sandy Sykes, and Sherra Zuck take the stage at the historic Michigan Theatre of Jackson for four incredible shows  in August in a celebration on the 50th anniversary of the end of an incredible decade of music with songs by The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Monkees, The Who, The Mamas and The Papas, Burt Bacharach, Loretta Lynn, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, David Bowie, Carole King, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, and many more.
SPONSORED BY MINUTEMAN SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING
Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Show at 8:00 pm.

People Get Ready: The Songs that Shaped the 60's

Sat Aug 10 at 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Saturday August 10 2019 08:00 PM

Join us as Matt Davis, Kerrie Manders, Lori Pelham, Sandy Sykes, and Sherra Zuck take the stage at the historic Michigan Theatre of Jackson for four incredible shows in August in a celebration on the 50th anniversary of the end of an incredible decade of music with songs by The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Monkees, The Who, The Mamas and The Papas, Burt Bacharach, Loretta Lynn, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, David Bowie, Carole King, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, and many more.
SPONSORED BY MINUTEMAN SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.

People Get Ready: The Songs that Shaped the 60's

Fri Aug 16 at 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Friday August 16 2019 08:00 PM

Join us as Matt Davis, Kerrie Manders, Lori Pelham, Sandy Sykes, and Sherra Zuck take the stage at the historic Michigan Theatre of Jackson for four incredible shows in August in a celebration on the 50th anniversary of the end of an incredible decade of music with songs by The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Monkees, The Who, The Mamas and The Papas, Burt Bacharach, Loretta Lynn, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, David Bowie, Carole King, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, and many more.
SPONSORED BY MINUTEMAN SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.

People Get Ready: The Songs that Shaped the 60's

Sat Aug 17 at 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Saturday August 17 2019 08:00 PM

Join us as Matt Davis, Kerrie Manders, Lori Pelham, Sandy Sykes, and Sherra Zuck take the stage at the historic Michigan Theatre of Jackson for four incredible shows in August in a celebration on the 50th anniversary of the end of an incredible decade of music with songs by The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Monkees, The Who, The Mamas and The Papas, Burt Bacharach, Loretta Lynn, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, David Bowie, Carole King, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, and many more.
SPONSORED BY MINUTEMAN SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.