Dogwood surges back with an array of Springtime offerings
There’s nothing we like better than to see a comeback.
And after a couple years of uncertainty, canceled tours, and juggling show dates the Dogwood Center, the crown jewel of entertainment here in the Near North, has been making just such a resurgence as they celebrate their 20th birthday.
Yes, two decades of providing top level and wide ranging entertainment to the denizens of our slice of this bipeninsular paradise. One fifth of a century delivering an eclectic array of performers aimed at reaching the diverse entertainment inclinations of the community that supports them.
And speaking of diversity…
How about this week’s welcome return of the world class GR Symphony on Thursday https://www.nearnorthnow.com/features-and-fun/music-that-moves-the-human-soul
followed by the Black Box appearance of the Alt Rock group known as Harborcoat later this month.
Granted not everyone is a fan of the hard driving sound Harborcoat brings to the table but hey, not everyone likes the symphonic sound either, right?
More of an aficionado of country music?
May brings not only the return of the smooth sounding vocals of Mandy Barnett who can channel up some serious Patsy Cline among her repertoire, but also Shawna and Keifer Thompson who fans know better as Thompson Square, a couple who have delivered hits like “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?”
Sandwiched between these country oriented acts we will be getting the high energy Japanese Tailko drumming group Raion Taiko and, take it from the staff of N3 World Headquarters and Plant Starting Emporium, you will not regret taking a chance on this one. In fact if you’ve seen them before you are likely already planning on going and have told friends it's a must-see.
Yes. That good.
And this is the heart of the Dogwood organization that strives to bring us a variety of shows one might not be able to see without a good deal of driving time, parking concerns, and elevated ticket prices other venues might present.
Free parking, cheap tickets, friendly staff and the likelihood of running into friends and neighbors in a most welcoming and accessible setting.
During some shows there are even adult refreshments available.
We are truly fortunate.
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