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.
Red Sky Stage Radio Returning Soon!
The New, Improved Red Sky Stage Radio Will Launch Soon!
When we started Red Sky Stage, one of the first things we did was create a local, community based Internet radio station focused on arts, news and events in Greater Metropolitan Petoskey. We had a lot of fun with it in our studio in our window right on Mitchell Street. However our engineering technical guru, Jason, abruptly decided to leave the pristine shore of Little Traverse Bay and follow his fortune to the tar sands fields of North Dakota.
After waiting for him to return so we could reopen the station, we have finally realized that that is not going to happen any time soon and we really miss that radio station. So we gritted our teeth, rolled up our sleeves and decided that a few reasonably intelligent folks with a rudimentary misunderstanding of the Internet ought to be able to create an even better community radio station for Greater Metropolitan Petoskey.
We found some nice, simple software that the developers claimed anybody could use to start a radio station and begin Internet operations in only a few hours. We figured if anybody could do it in a few hours, we could probably do it in a few weeks so we gave it a try. After a week or so of trying to open the box, we think we might just be able to pull it off.
We are currently experimenting and testing. If you dare, you can listen to our test stream on the Internet Radio section of this website. We are playing local music and trying out a few different things so no one really knows what you might hear (including some dead air) at any particular time.
The best part is that if you have ever wanted to be a part of a local, community oriented Internet radio station, now is your chance. We are desperate for your help. Go to the internet Radio page in this website and check out the list of volunteer opportunities we think we need to fill to get this going. if you feel like doing any of these things, let us know. if you have something else you would like to do, we probably need that too.
A Grand reopening is coming soon. Meanwhile, as they say . . .
Stay Tuned !
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