Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper to perform at the Dennos Museum Center

TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24, in Milliken Auditorium.

Tickets are at a cost. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum Box office at (231) 995-1553, or on line at www.dennosmuseum.org; also at www.MyNorthTickets.com or (800) 836-0717.

It comes as no surprise that Michael Cleveland, ten-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Fiddler of the Year Award — the most awarded in that category, is considered one of the premier bluegrass musicians of his generation. However, it wasn’t until 2006, when Michael formed his band Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, that he found the right vehicle for his musical vision.

Since then, the band has earned numerous IBMA awards and nominations and toured extensively throughout the US and internationally.

The Atlanta Times gets down to the brass tacks of it: “Cleveland is as versatile as they come, but when it comes to straight-up bluegrass, whether it’s a ‘bootstomper’ or a high-and-lonesome lament, his peers are few and far between.”

Clearly, this fiery fiddler’s story is just beginning and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper’s future preserving and innovating the bluegrass tradition has never been brighter

Due to limited parking near the museum due to construction, patrons are encouraged to arrive early to find parking and be seated by 8 p.m.

For more information on the Museum and its programs, go to www.dennosmuseum.org or call (231) 995-1055. The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1410 College Drive in Traverse City at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.



Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or akorienek@pioneergroup.com

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