By N3 Entertainment Team
It is indeed a glorious weekend coming toward us folks.
For one, well, it’s the weekend. For another, at some point in the wee hours of Sunday a.m. the magic occurs. Yes the clocks all simultaneously move up an hour seriously putting a dent into the belief system of those denyers who refuse to believe in time travel. After all, we move an hour into the future each March and in the fall travel back in time to a not so distant past ( also an hour).
But let us move on to more important items of business.
We at N3 World Headquarters and Loon Layover are aware of a pair of euphonious events arriving in our area in the next few days. Events one would do well to look into as a little musical respite from the monotony that is March.
Delilah DeWylde (Saturday 7:30pm) is simply one of the most entertaining acts in West Michigan. Ms. D and her band produce some of the finest Rockabilly sound to be found.
Unfamiliar with the genre? We’re talking Americana here. Most music historians would agree that the roots, perhaps the very soul of rock and roll lies in the Rockabilly sound that blended traditional country music with a southern influenced rhythm and blues to create a hybrid sound that captured young and old.
Well, mostly young.
We’re talking Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and even a little early Elvis.
And Double D brings it home like no other we’ve seen in these parts.
In two previous stops at the Dogwood she came out blasting and energized the audience with her stylish stage presence and sumptuous selection of tunes.
This one is pure unadulterated fun.The Black Box club-like venue means you can grab a table and an adult beverage and channel yourself back to a 50’s Honky Tonk atmosphere (minus a cloud of smoke perhaps). An evening with Delilah and her boys will smack a smile on that waitin’-for-Spring attitudinal stance and send you home with her toe tapping tunes still resonatin’.
What? The Grand Rapids Symphony? Here? In Newaygo County?
My dear, where have you been? This world-class orchestra makes an annual visit to our parts and they’re arriving Wednesday March 14th (next week) at the NMain Stage of the Dogwood Center for what is perennially a stunning display of musical talent and a feast of classical favorites.
Here’s the best thing.
Always wanted to try hitting the symphony for a show?
Maybe you’re just wanting to explore new musical tastes, or perhaps you’ve become a budding fan of classical sound or you might even be an avid aficionado well acquainted with composers and time honored tunes who has never taken the step to see the wonderful GRS live and on stage.
Should you decide to make the trip to GR after paying for parking and gas to and from a seat at DeVos will run from $18 (cheap seat section, bring your binocs) to about $100 for a more up-close view.
Well, thanks to support from The Fremont Area Community Foundation and Nestle/Gerber you can have those up-close seats at our valued local venue for $17.50. In fact ou can have any seat in the house for the same price.
Bringing a young one to broaden their vision of music? 5 bucks. And we’re not talking 4 or 5 years old and younger here. This is 18 and under so you could bring 4 teenagers with you for a mere 20 bucks.
Ok ok, our thrifty (some say cheap) mindset likes this for all the usual reasons because we at N3WH adore a bargain and this one is an entertainment steal.
But the music is nothing short of amazing.
Tickets for both shows are available online at www.dogwoodcenter.com, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont.
The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For information, phone 231.924.8885.
Now, before these shows?
Make it a date night and take in one of our fine local eatatoriums for a little pre-concert nosh (see our Nibbler section).
In fact make a pact to do a little out-dining this weekend because we all want to keep our local food folks busy. N3WH is thinking a little breakfast at the Moondance Cafe, maybe a pizza lunch and a cold one at Newaygo Brewing Co. and at some point a slice of the cheesecake at Red Anchor.
I know, it seems like a lot, but we feel up to the task.
Carry on Near Northians.
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