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PINES SUMMMER MUSIC

A new series advocating Michigan based musicians as they perform original work in the refreshing atmosphere of Dow Gardens.  
Included with your admission to Dow Gardens or purchase of an annual pass. Limited seating, please bring a blanket or chair. 
Sunday, June 12
6:30pm - 8:00pm

JACOB BULLARD

Michigan native, musician and songwriter, Jacob Bullard has performed and written songs with such groups as Antrim Dells and Backyard Songbook, also appearing live and in recordings with Strawberry Heritage, Tom Hymn, and Care. As of June 2015 he released a sampler of demos, foreshadowing a future experimenting with rock, disco, and world beat. October 2015 saw the beginnings of a new songwriting outlet for Jacob, the retro-tinged, rock band, Major Murphy. Winter 2016 saw Bullard getting more involved in the recording process, this time on the other side of the mic, producing an EP for Grand Rapids garage-rock trio, Lloyd Braun and a full length effort for freak-folk songsmith, Tom Hymn.





Sunday, July 10
6:30pm - 8:00pm

VALENTIGER

From Midwestern landscapes of Michigan, and the vinyl collection of parents' basements, are Valentiger.

"Carefully crafted and effortlessly orchestrated, Valentiger's collective confidence is as deserved as it is tongue-in-cheek. Their infusion of wit and humor with an enlightened cultural outlook creates a product as reflective of their individual personalities as it is cloaked in surprising wisdom." -Joey Basch, Founders Brewing Company

Photography by: Amy Carroll





Sunday, August 14
6:30pm - 8:00pm

WATCHING FOR FOXES

With the release of the upcoming full length album, Undone Bird, Watching For Foxes brings new elements to a classic genre. Lush with beautiful progressions, a roots folk feel, and big choruses, the album boasts the aesthetic of indie folk anthems. Although the songs are diverse from one and other, there is a glue that holds the record together much like a concept album. Most importantly, the band never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from






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