The Erly Album Release Show w/ Kelly Hoppenjans

Friday, Nov. 03 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)


The Erly returns to The Acorn to celebrate their new album. 2023 Acorn Singer-Songwriter Finalist Kelly Hoppenjans will open.

This album release concert serves as our first-ever recording partnership activity with 88.1 WVPE Public Radio! We're testing out a pretty amazing idea with WVPE the night of this show and we'll be capturing LIVE footage - come get in on the action!

About the Artists:

The Elry
Michigan-based Indie-Soul group The Erly combine sonic elements from '60s and '70s Rock, Pop, and Funk, creating a fresh "Modern Disco" sound and vibe of their own. Fueled by collaboration, friendship and timeless good vibes, the quartet would fit right in at Woodstock ‘69 or at the indie nerve-center that is SXSW. Most of The Erly's music features clean guitar work, layered vocals, and groovy undertones that energize even their most solemn-sounding tracks. The band is composed of Drummer Fran Gleason, Bassist Collin Mattiford, Guitarist Trevor McDonald and Keyboardist Alyssa Serviss, with all 4 members featured on vocals. The Erly was created in 2018 when Mattiford and Gleason decided to expand upon their pre-established musical duo. Since their formation in 2018, The Erly have released two full albums and four singles with more music on the way. Their new single "Paralyzed" drops on August 16th alongside an official music video. "Paralyzed" will be featured on The Erly's upcoming record, Culture Fever, available November 3rd, 2023. For all announcements and updates, stay connected with The Erly on social media!

Kelly Hoppenjans
Kelly Hoppenjans is an indie-rock singer-songwriter from Nashville, now based in Ann Arbor. She creates empowering, feminist, grungy rock with catchy pop melodies and introspective folksy lyrics. She has released three EPs and one full-length album. Kelly has had her music featured on NPR, American Songwriter, The Alternative, Lightning 100, KUTX, and many other press outlets and radio stations. She has also been a finalist in numerous songwriting competitions, including The Acorn’s 2023 Singer-Songwriter Competition, NewSong, Kerrville New Folk, and John Lennon Songwriting Competition, and she was a winner of the Eddie's Attic songwriting competition.

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.

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The Acorn is proud to partner with Neighbor by Neighbor in hosting a food and hygiene drive at the theater. Throughout November and December, whenever you come out to The Acorn to attend an event, please consider contributing! Please find more information here.

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

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.

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