Roundup of Interlochen Arts Festival summer concert series
Tickets are on sale for Interlochen Arts Festival, which runs from June 20 through August 26, 2022. The series features a diverse array of performers including Darius Rucker, Bonnie Rait, Chris Young, and more.
When summer comes to northern Michigan, so does the Interlochen Arts Festival—a beloved tradition that brings nationally-known entertainers to the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts for a series of stellar performances. In its 2022 season, Interlochen offers 28 different musical and theatrical acts in its first full lineup since 2019. Bluegrass, country, pop, and classical orchestra alike will fill the air of Interlochen’s Kresge Auditorium, where most performances take place against the scenic backdrop of Green Lake.
In addition to renowned featured artists, Interlochen Arts Festival is proud to present student performances in several productions. This season offers a special collaborative event in which members of Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra will play in concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, allowing veteran musicians and promising young artists to perform side-by-side. All concerts by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Camp’s flagship musical ensemble, will also be broadcast live on Interlochen Public Radio.
The festival boasts several offerings for thespians as well, including a production of Othello staged as part of Interlochen’s annual Shakespeare Festival. The classic play will be paired with a contemporary production titled Sanctuary City, focusing on the experience of young immigrants in America. Other productions include an adaptation of Treasure Island and Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.
Founded in 1964, the Interlochen Arts Festival draws audiences of more than 45,000 patrons annually and is one of the largest arts festivals in northern Michigan. Proceeds from ticket sales provide scholarships for students with financial aid needs who wish to attend Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy. In past seasons, Arts Festival concert-goers helped raise over $750,000 in scholarships. View the full lineup of performances and purchase tickets below.
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Lauded as “the sound of grace on the radio” (Rolling Stone), singer, pianist, composer, and bandleader Bruce Hornsby remains in demand as a performer and collaborator. Since the title track of his debut album The Way It Is topped the charts on BBC Radio One, the three-time Grammy Award winner has sold 11 million albums and worked with diverse artists such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, and The Grateful Dead. Join Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, for an evening of classic hits that span rock, pop, bluegrass, and jazz.
An Acoustic Evening with Trey Anastasio
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
As a founding member of Phish, one of the most successful and innovative jam bands of all time, composer/guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio has forged a multi-faceted, Grammy-nominated career spanning numerous genres. He’s collaborated with artists such as Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Toots and the Maytals, B. B. King and The Roots; performed his original compositions with numerous symphonies including the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and received a Tony nomination for Best Original Score for the music he co-wrote for the Broadway musical, Hands on a Hardbody.
DARIUS RUCKER LIVE with special guest Tyler Booth
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Singer-songwriter Darius Rucker first achieved multi-platinum status as the founder, lead singer, and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. In 2008, Rucker embarked on a solo career in country music, earning scores of new fans with number-one hits such as “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “Alright,” and “Come Back Song.” Since then, Rucker has added four number-one albums, his third Grammy Award, and membership in the Grand Ole Opry to his ever-growing list of accolades. Up-and-coming country artist Tyler Booth will join Rucker for the performance.
Othello, Interlochen Shakespeare Festival
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 8 p.m. ET | Upton-Morley Pavilion
Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 8 p.m. ET | Upton-Morley Pavilion
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 8 p.m. ET | Upton-Morley Pavilion
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 8 p.m. ET | Upton-Morley Pavilion
More than 400 years after its premiere, Shakespeare’s Othello continues to captivate audiences with its enduring themes of treachery, jealousy, revenge, and racial prejudice. When Moorish general Othello marries Desdemona, slighted Venetian ensign Iago plots to ruin Othello’s reputation. As Iago’s machinations unfold, the characters are cast into a chaotic web of deception, betrayal, and murder. Join the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival for a timeless tragedy that will keep you on the edge of your seat from first line to final curtain.
Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
With a record-breaking 41 number-one hits across all radio formats, Jeremy Camp is one of the most popular solo artists in Christian music. Since his debut album Stay topped the Christian charts in 2002, the singer, songwriter, and author has sold more than 5 million albums, published two books, won four ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards, and earned a Grammy Award nomination. Camp’s 12-album discography includes four RIAA Gold-certified albums and instantly recognizable hits such as “I Still Believe,” “There Will Be A Day,” and “Christ in Me.” Join Billboard’s number-two Christian Artist of the Decade (2010) for an evening of uplifting songs and emotive worship anthems.
World Youth Symphony Orchestra: Tristan Rais-Sherman, conductor
Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Interlochen Arts Camp’s flagship ensemble takes the stage of Kresge Auditorium as the World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs their first concert of the 2022 season. Under the direction of conducting fellow of the Philadelphia Orchestra Tristan Rais-Sherman, the ensemble will perform Hector Berlioz’s rousing Symphonie Fantastique.
Sanctuary City, Interlochen Shakespeare Festival
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Harvey Theatre
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Harvey Theatre
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Harvey Theatre
Immerse yourself in the lives of B and G, undocumented immigrant teenagers trying to make a life for themselves in Manhattan’s shadow—Newark, New Jersey. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok, Sanctuary City was described by the New York Times as an “unsparing, heartbreaking new play” where life both betrays and rewards those who dream.
The King's Singers
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Corson Auditorium
For more than 50 years, vocal sextet The King’s Singers have served as global ambassadors for choral excellence. Internationally renowned for their precise musical craft and British charm, the ensemble has appeared in the world’s finest concert halls and earned two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a place in Gramophone’s Hall of Fame. The ensemble’s diverse repertoire ranges from popular music transcriptions to works from the greatest composers of our time, including John Tavener, Eric Whitacre, Judith Bingham, and Luciano Berio. Join the King’s Singers as they share the joy of singing and the exciting future of music.
An Evening With Air Supply
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Air Supply became an overnight sensation when their U.S.-debut single "Lost in Love" rocketed to the top of the charts in 1980. They quickly secured their place in the soundtrack of the decade with three platinum-certified albums and seven more top-ten singles, including timeless hits such as "All Out of Love," "Every Woman in the World," and "The One That You Love." Four decades later, the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Famers remain instantly recognizable for their effortless harmonies and unforgettable ballads.
World Youth Symphony Orchestra: Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Enjoy a diverse program of classical and contemporary orchestral repertoire as the World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs Wynton Marsails’s Blues Symphony and Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60. Orchestre National de France Music Director Cristian Măcelaru—the ensemble’s artistic director and principal conductor—will conduct the performance.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Sample the diverse talents of Interlochen Arts Camp’s emerging artists in a fast-paced interdisciplinary showcase. A beloved annual tradition, “Collage” features performances by artists of all ages from each of the Camp’s six artistic divisions: music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, and film and new media. Arrive before the performance for free, family-friendly activities on Osterlin Mall.
World Youth Symphony Orchestra: Roderick Cox, conductor
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award winner Roderick Cox takes the podium as the World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs their third concert of the season. The evening’s program includes Joan Tower’s “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman” and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47.
Buddy Guy and John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Praised by Eric Clapton as “the best guitar player alive,” Buddy Guy remains one of the brightest stars of the blues genre. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has produced 18 solo albums across his six-decade career, earning eight Grammy Awards, a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a National Medal of the Arts along the way. Prolific singer-songwriter John Hiatt and his backing band, The Goners, join Guy for a one-in-a-kind collaboration. Lauded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” Hiatt has produced 22 albums and earned ten Grammy nominations. Don’t miss your chance to see two incredible artists in one unparalleled evening of music.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
The acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. The ensemble kicks off its annual residency at Interlochen Arts Camp with a performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Symphonic Variations on an African Air, Op. 63 under the baton of Music Director Jader Bignamini.
Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That…Tour 2022 with special guest Chris Smither
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" and also one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," Bonnie Raitt has cemented her place as one of the most celebrated artists in American musical history. The ten-time Grammy Award winner topped the charts in the early 90s with classic hits like "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me" and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. More than five decades after her debut, Raitt continues to enthrall audiences with her signature blend of blues, R&B, rock, and pop and her ovation-worthy performances.
Raitt’s longtime friend and collaborator, folk/blues singer and guitarist Chris Smither, will open the performance. Praised by the Associated Press as “one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world,” Smither has charmed audiences and fellow artists alike with his signature guitar style, poetic yet unpretentious lyrics, and timeless hits like “What They Say,” “No Love Today,” and “Outside In.”
World Youth Symphony Orchestra: Jader Bignamini, conductor
Sunday, July 24, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Experience tomorrow’s brightest instrumentalists side-by-side with some of the world’s most renowned orchestral musicians as the World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Under the baton of Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jader Bignamini, the combined ensemble will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27.
Brothers Osborne - We’re Not For Everyone Tour with special guest Stephen Wilson Jr.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Widely considered one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years, Brothers Osborne have quickly climbed the charts with their unique blend of country and rock. Since their debut in 2013, the duo have earned nine Grammy Award nominations, including nods for smash hits “Stay A Little Longer,” “It Ain’t My Fault,” and “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You).” The duo’s growing list of accolades also includes five Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, and the 2019 ASCAP Vanguard Award. Join Brothers Osborne for their “We’re Not For Everyone” tour and experience one of the most innovative ensembles in modern country music.
Stephen Wilson Jr. is a singer/songwriter from rural Indiana. His diverse life experience includes years of training in boxing and a stint as a microbiologist. After touring with the indie rock band AutoVaughn, Wilson split off and found success crafting rich, melodic tunes of his own. He has had songs cut by Caitlyn Smith and Old Dominion, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Chase Bryant, Mackenzie Porter, Kameron Marlow, Sixpence None the Richer and Leigh Nash. His nostalgic single "Year To Be Young 1994" is currently featured on Spotify's Next From Nashville editorial playlist and Apple Music's 5th Gear editorial playlist.
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 7 p.m. ET | Harvey Theatre
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 7 p.m. ET | Harvey Theatre
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 2 p.m. ET | Harvey Theatre
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 7 p.m. ET | Harvey Theatre
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7 p.m. ET | Harvey Theatre
Experience a fresh twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel as Interlochen Arts Camp’s High School Repertory Theatre Production students perform Bryony Lavery’s stage adaptation of Treasure Island. When a mysterious sailor lodges at her grandfather’s inn, Jim Hawkins—reimagined as a girl in Lavery’s update—embarks on a hunt for a buccaneer’s buried treasure. Once on the island, the crew’s mutiny and the discovery of a marooned sailor thrust Jim into a tangled web of murder and mystery. Will Jim be able to find the treasure—and make it out alive? Don’t miss a riveting production that combines a modern exploration of gender roles with the original story’s wit, excitement, and adventure.
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World Youth Symphony Orchestra: Robert Trevino, conductor
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Up-and-coming violin soloist Randall Goosby and Basque National Orchestra Music Director Robert Trevino join the World Youth Symphony Orchestra as they perform their fifth concert of the season. The program will include Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring Goosby as soloist.
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 7 p.m. ET | Corson Auditorium
Friday, August 5, 2022 - 7 p.m. ET | Corson Auditorium
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 7 p.m. ET | Corson Auditorium
Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 2 p.m. ET | Corson Auditorium
Experience high seas hijinks as the students of the High School Musical Theatre Production perform the frothy musical Anything Goes. Featuring music by Cole Porter and a book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, the classic Broadway hit follows the antics of Billy Crocker, a young stowaway who tries to woo a wealthy—and already engaged—heiress during an ocean journey from New York to London. Interlochen Center for the Arts’ newly named Director of Musical Theatre Justin Lee Miller helms the production.
World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Les Préludes: Tito Muñoz, conductor
Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Interlochen Bowl
Phoenix Symphony Music Director Tito Muñoz takes the podium as the World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs its final concert of the 2022 season. Muñoz will lead the ensemble in a diverse program including Valerie Coleman’s “7 O’Clock Shout,” Arturo Márquez’s “Danzon No. 2,” and Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome. The program will conclude with Interlochen Arts Camp’s traditional end-of-the-summer performance of Franz Liszt’s “Les Préludes” by the combined high school instrumental ensembles and the Interlochen Summer Dance Ensemble.
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Fitz and the Tantrums with Andy Grammer: The Wrong Party Tour
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Experience two of pop’s rising stars in one incredible performance. Since forming in 2008, Fitz and the Tantrums quickly evolved from indie upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The sextet’s trademark style—described by Rolling Stone as a “sparkling pop gloss on a familiar Motown sound”—is instantly recognizable in RIAA Platinum-certified singles like “The Walker,” “Out of My League,” and the smash hit “HandClap.” Hailed by Parade for his “brilliant composition and performance,” singer, songwriter, and record producer Andy Grammer energizes audiences with stomping, stadium-size pop anthems. Best known for his toe-tapping quadruple-platinum single “Honey, I’m Good,” the Sports Emmy Award winner and Dancing With the Stars alum continues to crank out hits such as “Fresh Eyes,” “Keep Your Head Up,” and “Don’t Give Up On Me.”
Ziggy Marley: A Live Tribute To His Father
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
The son of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley has carved his own path as a musical pioneer. An eight-time Grammy Award winner, Marley has produced eight studio albums, infusing the reggae genre with elements of funk, blues, and rock in hits like “Tomorrow People,” “True to Myself,” and “Beach in Hawaii.” Outside the studio, Marley leverages his skills as a master storyteller and motivational guide to advocate for environmental awareness, self-empowerment, and the transformative power of love. Join the Emmy Award winner, musician, activist, and humanitarian for an evening of music worthy of his family name.
Boz Scaggs Out of The Blues Tour 2022 with special guests The Robert Cray Band and Jeff LeBlanc
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
After more than 50 years on the airwaves, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Boz Scaggs continues to thrill audiences with his signature blend of rock, blues, and R&B. Since his solo debut in 1968, Scaggs has produced 19 albums—three of which are RIAA Platinum certified—and dozens of hits, including “Lido Shuffle,” “Look What You’ve Done to Me,” and the Grammy Award-winning “Lowdown.” Join the seven-time Grammy Award nominee as he returns to his roots for the “Out of the Blues Tour 2022.”
Singer and guitarist Robert Cray joins Scaggs for a star-studded evening of blues music. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Cray has honed his fresh-yet-familiar sound over the course of his 40-year career. Cray’s 20-album discography includes hits like “Right Next Door (Because of Me),” “Smoking Gun,” and “Blues Get Off My Shoulder.”
Singer-songwriter Jeff LeBlanc released his first EP in 2009. Known for his smooth, melodic folk-pop, LeBlanc has made a name for himself opening for groups like Fifth Harmony and Tori Kelly. His album Vision reached the Top 20 of the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top 200, and he’s been named the The Sirius XM Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year.
Wilco - Cruel Country Tour
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
“To see Wilco on stage is to hear the best of the best” (NPR). Throughout the past two-plus decades, the Grammy-Award winning Wilco has been a mainstay in alternative rock, releasing 11 studio albums, generating numerous Billboard hits, and selling out packed shows across the country. Wilco's latest double album, Cruel Country, was released in May 2022 and includes 21 songs which feature all six members of the band. Come see the group behind “You Never Know,” “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” and “I Might,” that Rolling Stone proclaimed as "America's foremost rock impressionists."
Chris Young - Famous Friends Tour
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Grammy- and ACM-nominated Chris Young stands out in the country genre with his distinctive baritone and memorable storytelling. Since signing with RCA Nashville at the age of 20, the multi-platinum artist has amassed nearly five billion career streams and 12 number one hits, 10 as a songwriter. Named one of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade, Young performs to capacity crowds around the world with a hit-packed set that highlights his chart-toppers including “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over”. “Famous Friends”— Young’s platinum-certified, multi-week chart-topping song with Kane Brown—earned the top spot on Billboard’s year-end Country Airplay Songs chart for 2021.
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Corson Auditorium
As a finalist on Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice, Michigan-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joshua Davis captivated the nation with his warm voice, earnest poetic sensibility, and uncanny gift for connecting with audiences. Since then, Davis has churned out an album a year, each a thoughtful dispatch on love, life, change, and growth. After 20 years on the local and national stage, Davis continues to delight audiences with his intimate performances and unique blend of American roots traditions.
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET | Kresge Auditorium
Widely regarded as one of the finest Beatles tribute bands, The Fab Four have amazed audiences across the globe with their precise attention to detail and note-for-note renditions. The Emmy Award-winning ensemble traces the beloved band from Liverpool to “Let It Be,” highlighting every era of the Beatles’ remarkable career through costume changes and uncanny performances of classic Beatles hits such as “Can't Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude.” Join the Fab Four for “The Ultimate Tribute” and relive one of the most iconic bands in rock and roll history.