Winter workshop series are sponsored by RMRA and held at the CRAF Center.
January 6: Cooking - Learn kitchen skills and try tasty recipes
January 20: Electronics - Lego Robotics, Roominates, Ozobots, and more.
February 3: STEM Experiments - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Februrary 17: STEM Skills - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
March 3: Art Project - Have fun creating a masterpiece
March 17: Game Day - Initiative games and problem solving activities
NOTE: High School students can earn volunteer service hours. For more info, call Sue at: 989-390-3816
All concerts are at 7:00 p.m. “rain or shine” at the Gazebo on the lawn of the CRAF Center in Roscommon (or in the CRAF Center gym in inclement weather). Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments will be available. Concerts are free to the public, however, a goodwill offering is taken to meet incidental expenses. Concerts are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Region 3 Northeast Re-granting Agency. Radio announcements are provided by Blarney Stone Broadcasting and WUPS.
This group of young artist are ages thirteen to eighteen which are students from Roscommon High School. Over the years they have made numerous award winning appearances at The NMU Jazz festival, The Alma College Jazz Festival, wowing audiences wherever they go with their high energy shows that run the gamut from Duke Ellington to Steely Dan. You are sure to enjoy this show that these young people put on!
Jill Jack’s magical connection to her audience is the result of her musical gift. With a Bonnie Raitt or Sheryl Crow style, Jill sings Americana, folk rock with influences of pop, rock, country and blues. By combining her gifts as a conceptual visionary with a warm gathering of musical influences, Jill touches that secret hart of ours with her melodies and lyrics. Much of her charming stage presence and emotive songwriting is connecting and a measure of a true songwriter open to all of life.
In the early 1930’s America enjoyed a heyday of small band jazz, the likes of which it has not seen since. This group is reminiscent of this peculiar era. With some of the finest players in the United States, they play this music with all the excitement and sentiment typical of the period. Ray has worked in association with many fine artists, including Joel Mabus, Johnny Frigo, James Dapogny, Betty Joplin, Jethro Burns, and Ralphe and Howard Armstrong. In 1997, Ray’s work with Ralphe and Howard Armstrong was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award.
formerly known as - I Ham Wes - A long time ago in northern Michigan there was a band called the Microtones. They had the dance floors packed to rockin’ reggae and ska beats until they stopped touring and gigging in 1986. The two forming members Don Julin and Wes Ivan are back at again with a few of Traverse City’s best musicians rounding out this reggae style jam band. Expect tight vocals, rock solid grooves, and long jams when The Ol’ Microtones come to town.
Award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and entertainer Bob Hausler has entertained thousands of people in his career. He has opened for such artists as; Eric Church, the Mavericks, Neil McCoy, Sawyer Brown, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio, Chris Cagle, and many more. As a session guitarist he has played on hundreds of recordings. An emotional singer, Bob loves to let the song come from the heart. At home in front of a crowd of thousands or in the intimate setting of a small club, he performs with energy and soul. Known for his high-spirited performance and endless energy, Bob reaches out to his audience in a very personal way.
Blues Mobile is focused on music born in the U.S.A., both original tunes and classics. Playing the blues with a nice mix of Motown, R&B, and a lean toward rock ‘n roll, Blues Mobile creates an atmosphere of letting the good times roll while appealing to a diverse audience.