The Music of Simon & Garfunkel

Saturday, Sep. 30 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)

Classic Rock

Nashville-based duo Aj Swearingen and Jayne Kelli deliver an evening of nostalgic hits from the 1960s and Simon & Garfunkel's biggest album of 1970.

About the Artists

Nashville duo recreates the sound of legendary Simon & Garfunkel with two voices and one guitar, in impeccable harmony. Delivering an evening of nostalgic hits from the 1960s and Simon & Garfunkel's biggest album of 1970, Swearingen & Kelli channel these works in the true form of the Greenwich Village, NY coffeehouse performances. The husband-and-wife duo, comprised of Bethlehem born Aj Swearingen and Lapeer Michigan's Jayne Kelli, are on a mission to share this iconic music with new audiences around the country, along with stories and insight that will make you laugh.

With their siren harmonies and prolific songwriting, Swearingen & Kelli's own body of work has cemented them into the Americana scene, being hailed by Red Line Roots as artists “others would do well to emulate down the road." The duo achieved critical success with their independently released albums, The Marrying Kind and Cold-Hearted Truth, earning features on Gretsch Guitar, Americana Highways, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, and NY Country Swag. With songs heavily nodding to the folk and country of the '60s and '70s, they've shared the stage with legends ranging from Crystal Gayle and Kenny Rogers to folk icons Tom Rush and David Bromberg.

"Jayne Kelli finds her way to the heavenly highs of Art Garfunkel with a soaring and effortless soprano delivery, while AJ Swearingen displays his dexterity with Simon's well-ensconced guitar riffs." -The Capital Gazette

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

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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.

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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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