Grupo Ayé to perform at Michigan Legacy Art Park

THOMPSONVILLE — Latin orchestra Grupo Ayé will perform at Michigan Legacy Art Park on Aug. 4 for the 2018 Summer Sounds concert series, presented by Mo and Linda White.

Grupo Ayé is a high energy ten-piece band well known throughout Michigan for their crowd-pleasing mixture of Cuban Timba, Salsa, Bachata, Merengué and Latin Jazz. Featuring a diverse cast of gifted players—including an engaging lead duo—this group’s combined experience is apparent in every performance. Concert-goers can expect a delightful evening to remember.

Bandleader Robert Mulligan is an Interlochen Arts Academy alumni who studied jazz at the University of Cincinnati. He has performed or recorded with many well known artists, including Tumbao Bravo, Marcos Cavalcante, Aretha Franklin, Steve Talaga, Juan Daniel Castro, Orquesta Sabrosa and Orquesta Ritmo.

Tickets and event details can be found on the Art Park website or by calling (231) 378-4963.

The 2018 Summer Sounds series at Michigan Legacy Art Park will also feature performances from The Bergamot, Nina & the Buffalo Riders, Jonathan Timm, Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt, and the Nashon Holloway Band.

The forest setting of the Art Park amphitheater provides a delightful atmosphere for live performances. Seating is available for up to 250 concert attendees, and is ADA accessible.

Concert begins at 7 p.m. Rides from the parking lot to the amphitheater are available for those with limited mobility beginning at 6:15 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring picnics, lawn chairs, or blankets. Art Park folding chairs will be available to rent or purchase. If raining, the concert will be held indoors at Crystal Mountain.

Summer Sounds is presented by Mo and Linda White, and is underwritten in part by these generous sponsors: Abramson Family Dentistry, Benzie County Visitors Bureau, Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation, Crystal Mountain, Jon Zickert Real Estate One, Martha Garber, MI Pest, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Mr. Chain, National Endowment for the Arts, Larry Noble and Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital.


Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

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