Acorn@Journeyman with a double bill featuring Emma Hamel & Andy Baker

Thursday, May. 20 | 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT)

We are excited to announce a partnership event with Journeyman Distillery! On May 20th, we will be showcasing two Acorn favorites - 2018 Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition winner, Emma Hamel, and 2020 Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition 'Top 3' finalist, Andy Baker! This event will take place on Journeyman's back lawn, with ease of access to purchase dinner and drinks from Staymaker Restaurant at Journeyman’s.

Please note: Do not bring drinks or coolers to this event.

All COVID-19 safety requirements will be followed in accordance with Michigan state regulations.

About the Artists:

nick bisesiEmma Hamel
Singer/songwriter Emma Hamel spent many of her high school years scrawling lyrics in class and singing in her bedroom before she began performing her original music all around Southwest Michigan.

Emma’s music pairs poetic lyrics with haunting vocals and stripped down arrangements that let the story take center stage. Her deeply heartfelt songs are filled with the hopes, insecurities, and uncertainties that accompany the transition from youth to adulthood.

Emma has been featured on numerous radio and TV programs and was the winner of the 2018 Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition. Her original song “Standing by My Side” about how it feels to graduate during a pandemic was a surprise YouTube breakout, gaining over 100,000 views in less than two weeks.

Learn more about Emma Hamel's music.

andy bakerAndy Baker
Michigan songsmith Andy Baker has spent 3 decades captivating audiences with his unique style of thoughtful midwestern folk. His recent accolades include winning the coveted 2020 Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition, as well as being featured as an Emerging Artist at the 2020 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York. His 2020 album “North Country Sky” spent a number of months on the National Folk DJ charts, and Jon Stein, host of WTBQ’s Hootenany Cafe declares “Andy weaves breathtaking lyrics and melodies…He left me wanting more…much more!”
Learn more about Andy Baker's music.



RESERVED TABLE option includes a $100 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn for up to (4) people.  VIP ticket holders will be sent a form to register the names of the (4) guests who will be seated at a VIP table on the deck overlooking Journeyman’s backyard.  No need to bring your own chair.  You will be provided wait service at your table to purchase drinks and food from Journeyman's menu.

The Acorn is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations help us to continue to operate and offer wonderful programming to the community.

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Location: Journeyman Distillery
Starts 7:00pm, doors open 5:00pm

Artistry, Up Close

The intimate, acoustically-rich Acorn environment encourages interaction between the artists and audience.

About The Acorn 

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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