March 23 – 26, 2017
4 days of Music & Culture
Music | Food | Local Artisans
The JCC Ethan & Gretchen Davidson Music festival is a fresh new take on arts & music festivals. We are hosting local, national and international artists to perform in a range of music styles, including
folk | rock | punk | klezmer | bluegrass | pop | nostalgia
The festival will include an artist market, food vendors and an exclusive lounge for VIP ticket holders. Don’t miss this brand new, exciting festival!
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
6 pm – 10 pm: Artist Market open
7:30 pm: Jayme Stone’s Folklife
Sea island spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes. Jayme Stone follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story.
...with an opening performance by: SAMI MEI
With a powerful voice and a bright new perspective on modern-meets-timeless, emerging singer/songwriter Sami Mei is ready to step into the limelight.
AFTER PARTY WITH DJ PHREDDY
FRIDAY, MARCH 24
Noon – 4 p.m.: Artist Market Open
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
6 – 10 pm: Artist Market Open
8 pm: ESTER RADA
Israeli born cross-cultural singer Ester Rada mixes Ethio-Jazz, funk, soul and R&B for a powerful sound that is dramatic and eclectic.
…with an opening performance by: GRIFFIN FORD SIEGEL
With a voice so compelling that it stops people in their tracks, Griffin Ford brings a soulfulness to his performance that belies his age.
AFTER PARTY WITH DJ PHREDDY
SUNDAY, MARCH 26
Noon – 8 pm: Artist Market Open
1 pm: Mama Doni Band (Kids Show!!)
Experience laughter, love, dancing and sing-along with Mama Doni as you bring out your inner child, or your actual child!
3 pm: Golem
Klezmer-rock band Golem has become a leading re-interpreter and innovator of Yiddish and Eastern European music, pushing tradition forward into the 21st century. Known for their theatricality, humor and fearless wild energy, Golem is clearly “not your grandparents’ klezmer.” (NPR)
5 pm: Nefesh Mountain
Nefesh Mountain are the pioneers of a new sound where Jewish Spirit and Soul meet with Bluegrass and Old-time musical traditions.
Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate September 19, 1981 – when more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. REVISIT that magical night with songs like: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more.
VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CALLING 248.661.1900
2 tickets for all performances
Exclusive Access to the VIP Lounge for the duration of the festival.
$180: Young Professionals VIP Pass (under 40)
$360: VIP Pass
SPONSOR THE FESTIVAL
- Make the festival stronger with your support
- Receive complimentary tickets to the music festival events
- Exclusive access to the VIP Lounge for the duration of the festival
A special thank you to Ethan & Gretchen Davidson for making this festival possible.