Acorn Music Festival: DAY TWO featuring Cracker

Saturday, Jun. 17 | 2:00pm ET (1:00pm CT)

Music Festival

The Acorn Music Festival celebrates the music and artistry rooted in the traditions of American music.



DAY TWO of The Acorn Music Festival features headliner Cracker! Saturday’s first show starts at 2pm ET, with eight performances leading up to Cracker’s headlining show.

Day Two Schedule:
2:00 | The Erly
3:00 | Michele McGuire
4:00 | Anne Harris & Dave Herrero
5:00 | Brad Cole
5:45 | May Erlewine
6:45 | Nora O'Connor w/ Steve Dawson
7:30 | Aaron Lee Tasjan
8:45 | The Backups
9:30 | Cracker

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Additional performances:

Aaron Lee Tasjan • May Erlewine • Anne Harris & Dave Herrero • Nora O'Connor w/ Steve Dawson • Michele McGuire • The Backups • Brad Cole • The Erly

CrackerAaron Lee TasjanMay ErlewineAnne HarrisNora OConnorMicheele McGuireThe BackupsBrad ColeThe Erly

Day 2 ONLY

3-day Passes AVAILABLE!


About the Artists:


Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker are survivors. Co-founders David Lowery and Johnny Hickman have been at it for over a quarter of a century – amassing ten studio albums, multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, hit songs that are still in current radio rotation around the globe [“Low,” “Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now),” “Euro-Trash Girl” and “Get Off This,” to name just a few], and a worldwide fan base – that despite the major sea-changes within the music industry – continues to grow each year.

Aaron Lee Tasjan

For his entire career Aaron has been a genre-bending rising star who’s bold, timeless sound and songwriting has established him as one of the most idiosyncratic artists and songwriters of his generation. Learn more

May Erlewine

One of the Midwest’s most prolific and passionate songwriters, May’s delicate arrangements seem to land somewhere between the go-to labels, making it difficult to describe and easier to enjoy. Learn more

Anne Harris & Dave Herrero

Anne Harris and Dave Herrero’s collective sound is culled from deep Chicago Blues and is steeped in Americana, Rock, Soul, Folk and Funk. Learn more

Nora O'Connor w/ Steve Dawson

In-demand singer/multi-instrumentalist Nora O'Connor joins forces with Chicago Folk / Americana singer-songwriter, Steve Dawson, who has been called “one of the most underrated songwriters in American music.” Learn more

Michele McGuire

Michele’s candid lyrics, charming stage banter and soulful voice will stick with you long after the show ends as she creates an alt-country sound all her own. Learn more

The Backups

The Backups are a soulful, harmony-driven lady trio made up of Leslie Sypian, Meredith George and Morgan Ingle who were drawn together by their shared love of music. Learn more

Brad Cole

Brad’s passionate and distinctive delivery of roots-based folk music glides on an eclectic mix of old school jazz, rhythm & blues and rock. Learn more

The Erly

Michigan indie-soul collective The Erly offers a riveting fusion of ‘60s and ‘70s rock, pop, funk and modern indie. Learn more

The Acorn Music Festival takes place inside The Acorn theater.

Box Office opens at 12pm ET
Starts 2:00pm, doors open 1:00pm

An Experience to Outlast Any Performance

No two Acorn performances are exactly the same.  Thoughtful curation brings a diverse mix of top talent to The Acorn, exposing audiences to both renowned and soon-to-be-discovered stars.

About The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.

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