Amy Stein-Hansen
Ashlee Cowles
Carol Murray Jewelry
Cindy McSurely
Deborah Crandell
Diane Frederick
Elizabeth Calcutt
Greta Bolger
Heather Harris-Brady
Helen Grove
Holly Polich
Ian Jones
Ingrid Andrews
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
Kate Korroch
Kristi Wodek
Laura Quackenbush
Laurie Sears
Leslie Donaldson
Linda Gits
Lora Frankel
Lisa Ventimiglio
Marcia Conlon
Mark Bowyer
Mary Dye
Megan Holtrey
Melanie Olsen
Melissa Johnson
Mercedes Michalowski
Molly Thompson
Helen Raica-Klotz
Raizel Coiman
Renee Hintz
Sharon Hubbard
Sharon Mick McAuley
Tamara Hoffbauer
Tami Maisel
Terry Beamsley
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage

NW MI Arts & Culture Network

Grand Traverse Pavilions: Summer Concerts on the Lawn

Minigrants help support the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation’s annual summer Concerts on the Lawn free outdoor music series featuring northern Michigan performers. The series ran July through August 2021. Each of the nine scheduled concerts saw crowds of between 1600 to more than 5000 guests. It was extremely evident by the crowds, the generous free-will bucket pass donations, and the heart felt comments, that the community was extremely grateful for the opportunity to come together to support a worthy cause. Grand Traverse Pavilions as the community’s public skilled nursing care provider for aging adults was honored to invite the community to enjoy local Michigan talent with a goal of providing much needed music therapy, not only for the aging residents served by the Pavilions, but for a healing community in a Post-COVID environment. Gratitude was shared among the outstanding community based sponsors for helping to make this year series a great success. Additionally, each of the northern-Michigan based concert performers offered their sincere appreciation and personal pride in being able to provide some much needed “joy” for all who participated live or virtually.

The last concert of the 2021 Concert on the Lawn season served as the Pavilions “Volunteer Appreciation” event where more than 30 volunteers were recognized for their invaluable support to help put on the free concert series, and to those who give their time to support the charitable mission of Grand Traverse Pavilions as a community based care facility. It is undeniable that the Concerts on the Lawn this season had a very special community feel of gratitude, and in that spirit the Pavilions leadership is extremely grateful to the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs for the ongoing support for this free, outdoor multi-generational celebration of community!

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Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

Michigan Museums Associations Scholarships & Conference


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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