December 21, 2014

Doo Dads begin Standish concert series with bluegrass performance

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STANDISH — On a sunny fall afternoon, The Doo Dads, based in the Saginaw Valley, opened the Northeast Michigan Arts Council’s Second Sunday Concert Series by playing some bluegrass music.

The concert took place at the Northeast Art Center, located at 3233 Grove Road in Standish. Gail Schmidt, executive director of the Northeast Michigan Arts Council, said about 75 people showed up at the concert

Schmidt said that this concert marked the second time The Doo Dads have performed at the concert series. She added that the unusually high temperatures might have caused some people to spend the day outdoors instead of going to the concert.

“It was such a beautiful day, I think everyone was outside,” she said.

The next scheduled performance at the Northeast Art Center is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, when the Renaissance Jazz Band is expected to hit the stage. Around the turn of the new year, Rich Eddy’s Oldies Band is scheduled to visit Standish.

On Sunday, March 13, the band Equinox is on tap to perform at the center. According to Schmidt, Equinox plays Irish and Celtic music and is a traditional crowd favorite, with about 150 people showing up each year to watch the band perform.

“We have to bring them back every year,” she said.

Schmidt said the council tries to schedule acts from a wide range of musical genres each year, and added that residents are more than welcome to offer suggestions to the council

“We like to have a variety,” she said. “We don’t want the same thing every month. We like to hear from the public if there’s anything specific they’d like to bring in.”

Tickets for the three remaining concerts are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $4 for students, and $3 for children ages 5-12. For additional information, contact the council at 989-846-9331.

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