The Backups – Midwest Made

Sunday, Jun. 30 | 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT)


The Backups are a soulful, harmony-driven lady trio made up of Leslie Sypian, Meredith George and Morgan Ingle. A love for music and sharing it brought this group together.

About the Artists:

The Backups are a soulful, harmony-driven lady trio made up of Leslie Sypian, Meredith George and Morgan Ingle. A love for music and sharing it brought this group together. All hailing from Southwest Michigan, the trio met through running in the same musical circles in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Leslie (The Sypian Family Band) and Morgan (Slim Gypsy Baggage) have had each other's backs for the last 10 years selling out epic Thanksgiving-Eve shows with their bands at The Livery. Meredith met the two after working at The Livery and performing at Open Mic Nights. Before 2017 they had all sung together in some capacity or another by backing each other up on harmonies. After several suggestions from friends and local fans the three decided to join forces. One back porch summer night the three sang as a trio for the first time, and it was magic. Each voice slid into their own part without hesitation. Several goose bumps and giggles later The Backups were forged.

Seven years going strong, the Trio has found their sound without forgetting their harmony-driven roots. The Backups are now joined by Marc Churchill on drums, Nate Edwards on bass & Nate Sypian on lead guitar. The ladies all share the spotlight vocally while highlighting each other's talents.

Season Tickets Available!
Enjoy the entire Midwest Made summer concert series!

Package rates available for general admission and reserved seating to all these events:

6/23 | Sankofa
6/30 | The Backups
7/7 | Resurrection Blues Band
7/14 | Help Hounds
7/21 | Kelly Hoppenjans
7/28 | PlayHouse
8/4 | Stone & Snow
8/11 | Abbie Thomas & The Crazy Hearts
8/18 | Tim Stop
8/25 | Lake Effect Jazz Big Band

Buy General Admission package!


RESERVED SEATING DONATION option includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn and guarantees you a seat with optimal sightlines. $25 Donation per ticket holder in your group.

Turn your show experience into a memorable stay! The Loft at The Acorn offers a spacious, industrial-chic apartment above The Acorn theater. Click here for photos and rental information.


Box Office opens at 4pm ET
Starts 7:00pm, doors open 6:00pm

Artistry, Up Close

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

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.

Learn More