Copper Harbor announces new outdoor entertainment series

ARTS & HUMANITIES • News Release
The Copper Harbor Improvement Association is excited to announce the new summertime entertainment series: “CHIA Presents Performances in The Park.” The eight-week performance event begins Thursday, July 11, and runs every Thursday through Thursday, Aug. 29.
This family-friendly, free outdoor event will showcase both local talent and entertainers from Southern Wisconsin. The performers are “donating” their talents, but would appreciate audience contributions.
Dollar Bay resident Kevin Blackstone opens the season on Thursday, July 11.
Raised in Escanaba, Blackstone moved to Houghton in 1995 to attend Michigan Tech, and he never left the area. He spent 14 years working at the Harbor Haus in Copper Harbor and is currently working at Rodeo in Houghton.
Specializing in guitar, banjo and baritone ukulele, Blackstone plays covers and original music and can be seen performing at local venues and concert events. “I love life, music and the art of burrito rolling,” Blackstone shares.
On Thursday, July 18, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin-based Tapestry will be traveling to the Harbor.
Tapestry is a collective group of five musicians woven together in a multi-faceted collection of musical styles and flavors. The musically diverse backgrounds of each player combine to form a traditional but unique acoustic sound. On any given performance you can hear music from the 1920s through traditional and current folk music. With a mix of many string instruments and up to five-part vocal harmony, Tapestry creates a wonderful music experience.
On Thursday, July 26, Daily Mining Gazette writer and local historian, Graham Jaehnig, will present a general history of Copper Harbor…

Anyone interested in “donating” their talents to a fun new event, or for questions, contact Jeff or Kathy Ihde at (906) 289-4020.

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