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Acorn Music Festival: DAY ONE featuring Red Wanting Blue

Friday, Jun. 14 | 5:00pm ET (4:00pm CT)

Music Festival

The Acorn Music Festival celebrates the music and artistry rooted in the traditions of American music. DAY ONE of The Acorn Music Festival features indie rock band Red Wanting Blue.

Friday’s first show starts at 5pm ET, with multiple performances leading up to Red Wanting Blue’s headlining show.

Additional performances include Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes, Abbie Thomas & The Crazy Hearts, Christina Eltrevoog and Reilly Downes.

Red Wanting BlueChicago Farmer and the FieldnotesAbbie Thomas an the Crazy HeartsChristina EltrevoogReilly Downes
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Tickets are on sale now!

Day 1 ONLY

3-Day Passes available!


 

About the Artists:

Red Wanting Blue

The music industry is a destructive animal where even the fittest isn’t guaranteed unscathed survival. That means indie rock band Red Wanting Blue is rare indeed. Take melodic heartland rock ‘n’ roll sprinkled with dashes of down-home Americana and dip it in the modern, metropolitan rock world. Then add muscle, from a robust rhythm section to the full-throttle vocals of frontman Scott Terry. The results are truly a music industry story worth telling.

Red Wanting Blue, formed in 1996 in Athens, Ohio, is comprised of Scott Terry on lead vocals, tenor guitar, and ukulele; Mark McCullough on bass, chapman stick, and vocals; Greg Rahm on guitar, keyboards, and vocals; Eric Hall on guitar, lap steel, and vocals; and Dean Anshutz on drums and percussion. Together the five musicians have forged a creative path that grows and expands with each successive recording.

By gradually morphing from self-sufficient, independent outfit to skirting the mainstream without losing underground cred, Red Wanting Blue earned the right to enjoy the benefits of longevity. The band’s music followed suit. Take melodic heartland rock ‘n’ roll sprinkled with dashes of down-home Americana and dip it in the modern, metropolitan rock world. Then add muscle, from a robust rhythm section to the full-throttle vocals of frontman Scott Terry. The results are truly a music industry story worth telling. Learn more


Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes

The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow midwesterner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. Learn more 


Abbie Thomas & The Crazy Hearts

Fresh off of her 2023 JMA Artist of the Year award at The Grand Ole Opry, Abbie Thomas is a rising singer songwriter who is gaining international attention and nominations for live performances, lyricism and visual content. Learn more


Christina Eltrevoog

Christina Eltrevoog was born in the last decade of the twentieth century, near the confluence of the Fox and Illinois Rivers. The seeds of spiritual songs, folk, and classical music planted in her early years have grown to feed the souls of listeners throughout the US. Learn more 


Reilly Downes

An Americana artist hailing from the Texas Hill country, Reilly cut her teeth as a session musician in Nashville, singing behind some of Americana’s favorite singer/songwriters. Learn more

 


The Acorn Music Festival takes place at The Acorn theater, 107 Generations Drive in Three Oaks, Michigan.


Box Office opens at 3pm ET
Starts 5:00pm, doors open 4:00pm

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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