Red Sky Stage LLC

801 Front Street, Suite C/D

Bay Harbor, MI 49770

Phone: (231)487-0000

Email: marty@redskystage.com

Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in the Village at Bay Harbor featuring live music, poetry, comedy, drama, painting, and other arts.

Featured Art

High Banks - Indian River

Original oil by Rick Kolb

Schedule of Coming Events

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You can now download a Red Sky Stage events calendar to your device.  February 2020 events are included now and future events will be added soon.  Just click

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March 2020

In accordance with Michigan Governor Whitmer's  Executive Order  No. 2020-9 requiring the temporary closing of entertainment venues and other places of public accommodation, Red Sky Stage will temporarily close effective immediately until March 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

As a result, all March Events Are Cancelled

April 2020

 

In keeping with our policy of full compliance with US and Michigan advisories regarding COVID-19 and in the interest of the safety of all members of our community, all events  through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm. are cancelled.  Future events will be cancelled if further action by the Michigan or the US government requires.

Wednesday, April 1 and Every Wednesday, 7-8 PM  Anishinaabe Dance Class

Hosted by Roberta Shalifoe, CEO & Artistic Director of the Eagle Spirit Dancers

This beginner dance class for women and girls teaches the unique and exhilarating dance styles from the beautiful  culture of the Anishinaabe Tribe, also known as Ottawa, Chippewa, and, Odawa People.  

Students will learn Women's Traditional and Women's Jingle dance styles.  Both of these traditional dances are relatively easy for anyone to learn and master.  They will also learn some of the cultural background of these dance styles.  The native dance experience is energetic and does wonderful things for the dancer's health and fitness as well as for her mental and physical strength.

Roberta Shalifoe, is a Native dancer and performer.  With her dance troupe, Eagle Spirit Dancers, she has performed all over Northern Michigan, including Red Sky Stage,  Blissfest and soon at the Hiawatha Festival in Marquette this summer.  She has performed individually at pow wows virtually her entire life and frequently for the general public for the last three years.

Class sessions are $10 per person each class.  for more information or to sign up, call 231-487-0000, 231-373-0032 or visit www.redskystage,com.

 

Thursday, April 2 and  Every Thursday, 7 pm  Fun Blues Harmonica Class

Instructor:  Steve August

It may be a tiny instrument but the Blues Harmonica is BIG on sound and style! Practice the basic moves and     patterns  that bring your harmonica to life, including sweet single note melodies, foot tapping rhythms, blues scales and riffs and bending note secrets.  Get an intro to major harmonica players and their styles, from the early originators to the contemporary players.  Small class size insures that you get lots of individual attention.  

No prior musical experience is needed.  Any harmonica in the key of "C" is acceptable for class.  Open to ALL harmonica players from raw beginners to legendary bluesfolk..

Cost for six sessions, $145.  For more information or to register, call Steve August at  231-838-6419.  Email alljazz@chartermi.net

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Sunday, April 5, and Every Sunday, 1-4 PM  Blissfest Strings Jam Session

Bring your  guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, kazoo, washboard, penny whistle or whatever you play  on Sunday afternoon and play and sing along with our friendly, supportive group.  Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level.  If you don't play an instrument but you love music, join the fun and listen or sing along.

We meet every week (except a few holidays) so come whenever and as often as you can.  We go around the room and take turns leading songs and we all play along the best we can.  A perfect event for playing old favorites, originals, covers, or trying out a song you are working on.

Microphones, instrument connections and sound system.provided so you may plug in if you wish.

Admission Free, Snacks available.  Optional donations accepted.

 

Saturday April 11 and the 2nd Saturday of Every Month, 1 - 5  PM  

CBG Minded Michiganders

Cigar  Box Nation is a country-wide movement of musicians, instrument builders, hobbyists, fans and just plain   folks    with  an interest in cigar box guitars, ukuleles and related creations.  A few local citizens of CB Nation, who call themselves CBG Minded Michiganders, get together with other interested people  to share their fascination with cigar box instruments and the music they make.  What better place to do that than Red Sky Stage,‚Äč

There will be a lot of swapping stories, tips and ideas about building and playing cigar box instruments. 

The event is open to everyone.  Be sure to attend if you have even the slightest interest in cigar box instruments, making them, playing them or just seeing one for the first time.  You might want to check out the Cigar Box Nation website and Facebook page and the CBG Minded Michiganders Facebook page.

Admission Free, Snacks available.

 

Friday, April 17, 7:30 PM, Peter Bergin,  Ragtime Concert Pianist

Michigan-based ragtime artist, Peter Bergin, has entertained audiences for over two decades. Peter’s mission is to celebrate life through music and stories, and especially loves sharing the rhythms and history of ragtime piano. Classically trained, Peter embarked on a full-time music career after twenty-four years in computer software. There isn't a day he regrets this decision! Peter's latest CD, Beyond the Maple Leaf, was relead in 2019 featuring the music of Scott Joplin and the vintage pianos of the Music House Museum. His debut CD, Ragtime In Time, features the Big Three of classic ragtime, Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Joseph Lamb. Peter's crossover project, The American Parlor, explores the intersection of ragtime and American classical, featuring the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, among others. Peter is widely sought-after for school assemblies, libraries, museums, and community concert venues. Playing in the heart of community brings Peter immense joy and satisfaction. He looks forward to bringing ragtime to audiences everywhere as a testament to America's original popular music. 

Tickets:  $15 in advance at  Red Sky Stage, (231) 487-0000 or online at My North Tickets (click the Buy Tickets Now link). Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $20.  

 

Tuesday, April 21 and the 3rd Tuesday of Every Month, 7-10 PM  

Poetry Night with Bob Vance

Our monthly poetry night comes to our new home in Bay Harbor. Bob will lead the friendly and supportive group in reading poetry, written  by participants or others, and read by participants.  We want to give poets a reason and inspiration to write something, enjoy that process and improve their skills. 

To help defray costs of the use of the space, we’re asking for donations. $5 suggested.