An Acorn Evening with Mark Giangreco: Hosted by Janet Davies

Saturday, Aug. 13 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)


In the next installment of our new series – “An Acorn Evening with…” – Janet Davies will serve as the guide for a fascinating conversation with Mark Giangreco.

About Featured Guest:

In Mark’s own words: “It all started at a small 5,000 watt station in Dayton, Ohio. A young kid and a crazy dream.”

Mark Giangreco is a native of Buffalo, New York, a 1970 graduate of Canisius High School and class of 1974 from the University of Dayton. His loves include old school R & B and classic muscle cars.

Mark has an esteemed resume spanning close to fifty years:
WING Radio Dayton news & sports anchor 1972-77
WDTN TV2 Dayton weekend sports anchor/ reporter 1976-77
WLKY TV32 Louisville Sports Director / primary sports anchor 1978-82
WMAQ TV5 Chicago weekend sports anchor/ reporter 1982-83, Sports director/primary anchor 1983-94
WLS TV7 Chicago Sports director / primary anchor 1994-2021
ESPN radio Chicago contributor 2010-21

About the Host:

Janet Davies was the entertainment reporter for Chicago’s ABC 7 for over 30 years. She was also the host and executive producer of 190 North, a multiple Emmy award-winning Chicago-based entertainment and lifestyle program. Janet has received numerous awards, including 18 Emmy awards for hosting, producing, writing, and reporting.

A pre-show video will begin at 7:45pm ET.

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Box Office opens at 4:00pm ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm

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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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