Red Sky Stage LLC

445 East Mitchell Street

Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: (231)487-0000


Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in Downtown Petoskey’s Gaslight District featuring live music, poetry, comedy, drama, painting, and other arts.

Featured Art

High Banks - Indian River

Original oil by Rick Kolb

Welcome to Red Sky Stage!

Red Sky Stage is growing!  We have hosted a strings jam session that is overflowing with participants and talent and added a jazz jam session that is off to a frolicking start.  We have staged a variety show,  presented quite a few concerts, magic shows and and stand-up comedy nights

In March 2015 we installed a brand new dance floor so fans of the Up North Big Band and many other folks will have a place to dance   We are looking for lots of great new things to do on the new floor.  Meanwhile, it is very pretty and some people say it has even improved our sound.

On Wednesday nights we have a well established youth night with concerts, dances and open mic's produced by and designed for high school and college students.  Right in the middle of Downtown Petoskey.  Imagine that!

We have hosted a play, an Earth Day celebration and several benefit concerts.  And we have improved our stage and added a vintage acoustic upright grand piano and a Hammond M-3 organ. We still have much more to come in the near future ( jazz concerts, chamber music, etc.) as we create an informal, coffee house style venue for the performing arts right here in beautiful Downtown Petoskey.

We invite you to keep track of our progress here as well as on Facebook, Twitter and our Blog, Northern Michigan Art (which covers both the performing and the visual arts).  Better yet, come see us at 445 E Mitchell St in Downtown Petoskey's historic Gaslight District.


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Blissfest Jam Session

The Bliss Fest Jam Session is Back!

We have resurrected the Bliss Fest Jam Session that was a favorite gathering at the Grain Train until both the Grain Train and the Jam Session got too popular and crowded to co-exist.  The reborn acoustic string improv session now takes place at Red Sky Stage now takes place every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00.  (We originally planned it to end at 3:00 but the first time we tried it everybody refused to stop playing at 3:00)

Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, kazoo, washboard, penny whistle or whatever you play and join in the fun.  If you don't play an instrument but you love music, come in anyway and listen or sing along.

All experience (and inexperience) levels are welcome.  This is a very friendly and supportive group.  If you think you need to practice before you participate, come by and practice with the rest of us.

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Chair Raising Adventure

Bring in one of these and get a ticket to a future performance!

We are building our stage, wiring up some lights and speakers and searching the North Woods and beyond for the best performing artists around.  We have even printed up some hats and t-shirts, getting ready for you to come in and enjoy the show, but . . .

We need chairs for all Petoskey to sit on and enjoy our great entertainment.

So, bring in a chair and we will give you a ticket!

That's right, bring a clean chair in reasonable condition to the Northern Michigan Artists Market any day from 10 am to 5 pm and we will give you a voucher you can redeem for one advance sale ticket to a Red Sky Stage event of your choice.  Act fast!  Offer ends when we  have all the chairs we need.  Thanks for your help.


Chair Raising Update

A giant thank you to Staffords Hospitality,  Leo's Sports Bar and Ciao Bella!  for their generous donations of chairs!  We really appreciate the individual chair raising donations we have had from several of you.  These large chair contributions have brought us much closer to being able to schedule concerts.  So thanks again Dave Marvin, Richard Smith, Craig Bell and your landmark Petoskey businesses for helping out the new kid on the block. 

But please don't stop now.  We still need more chairs!

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