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Museum Tunes 2022

June 14, 2022 - August 10, 2022


June 14 | July 11 | August 10 |
Doors 6:00pm / Music starts at 7:00pm

Museum Tunes at the Saginaw Art Museum is a free concert series that brings multiple genres of music to the museum gardens for evenings that engaged the senses all summer long. Guests are invited to enjoy the museum’s temporary exhibitions and collection before coming out to the garden for the tunes. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to these special events that are sure to fuel the creative spirit.

FAQ:
Can I bring my own chair? 
Yes! We will have some chairs set up in the garden, but if you have your own special chair for the garden you are welcome to bring it. We request chairs stay out of the museum galleries to avoid the risk of accidental damage of art works.

Will there be food and drink? 
We will have a bar set up providing beverages including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. We respectfully request there be no outside food or alcoholic beverages brought to the event.

Can I request a group for next year?
By all means! We are happy to consider musical acts that may be a good fit for the series.

How can I help ensure the Museum Tunes concert series continues to be a success?
There are two big ways you can help. 1. Tell a friend and/or bring a friend. Introduce the museum to those in your circles. 2. Donate: Even small donations are helpful as they add up to help cover costs associated with the museum expenses. This year if you donate $7 or more you can even get a special limited edition collector’s sticker!

Registration requested but not required: https://bit.ly/museumtunes2022

Doors 6pm | Music 7:00pm

June 14, 2022
Sharrie Williams
wsg Charles Allen

Three time Blues Music Award nominee and 2012 Blues Album of the Year award winner from L’Academie du Jazz, Sharrie Williams was born and raised in the Daniel Heights projects of Saginaw, Michigan.  Sharrie began singing in the church choir at the age of six, and by the time she was 12 she had begun touring and recording with the Greater Williams Temple church choir.  Under the choir directorship of Hubert J. Williams, Sharrie performed and recorded with Shirley Caesar, The Winans, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, and the Reverend James Cleveland.
Sharrie has given great and unforgettable performances at blues festivals and clubs throughout the world and has collaborated and appeared with Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Ruth Brown, Mavis Staples, Van Morrison, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry McCray, Sugar Blue, Bobby Bland, Walter Trout, Johnny Taylor, and Joanna Connor, just to name a few.  Her influences include Koko Taylor, Etta James, Tina Turner, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, and the legendary Billie Holiday–each of whom have helped shape her unique style.

July 11, 2022
The Stapletons
wsg MIZNXN

The Stapletons are a husband and wife, harp and guitar duo. Together, they write baroque folk rich with hints of Appalachian balladry, Delta blues, and echoes of the English folk revival movement. Blues-driven harp and guitar arrangements topped by ethereal vocal harmonies combine to create a wondrous sound.

MIZNXN is Michigan’s “entertainment juggernaut,” a title she earned in the Tri-Cities where she got her start as a singer-songwriter. She’s sure to captivate you with her soothing alto voice, poetic lyrics, and love of good ol’ fashioned fun. Currently MIZNXN is based out of Detroit and fueled by mango lassi, Elvis Presley everything, and matching outfits on purpose with her loved ones.

August 10, 2022
Phabies
wsg Fernando Silverio Solis y El Sueño

 

Phabies is a Grand Rapids based alternative rock/pop group with five albums to their name. Most recently the group released Fire Seed. The band has been described as oozing “DIY spirit with eclectic musical vibe” by Local Spins.

 

See last year’s artists here

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