Interlochen Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce our 2019 Interlochen Arts Festival lineup.
Highlights include Interlochen Arts Camp alumnus Josh Groban, returning audience favorites Diana Ross and Reba McEntire, country music superstars Lady Antebellum, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Peter Frampton on his farewell tour, and much more.
While the season boasts a number of legendary performers on the Kresge stage, Interlochen’s campus will also come alive with student performances featuring promising young artists from across the nation and around the globe. Highlights include Dolly Parton’s adaptation of the hit film 9 to 5, The Musical, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, in six weekly concerts, led by an impressive roster of renowned guest conductors and joined by an equally impressive line-up of guest artists—including acclaimed violinist Midori, Interlochen Shakespeare Festival presenting Shakespeare’s ruthless masterpiece Richard III as well as Eleanor Burgess’ thought-provoking drama The Niceties, the interdisciplinary fan favorite “Collage,” and more.
“We are very excited to share a season with our community that brings such an incredible range of artists and types of performances to the Interlochen campus. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy and to discover,” said Trey Devey, President of Interlochen Center for the Arts. “We look forward to welcoming tens of thousands of guests this summer, where they can expect a first-class performance experience from the many luminaries we’ll present as well as our talented students at Camp.”
“This is going to be a summer to remember,” said Rory Baker, Executive Director of Interlochen Presents. “The Kresge stage will host some of the most enduring and successful names in entertainment. Beyond that, our campus will be teeming with a variety of student performances. It simply is one of the most immersive arts communities in the world.”
From front row center at Kresge to the hundreds of other performances across campus, the majority of which are free or low cost, the options are nearly endless this summer at Interlochen Center for the Arts.
A complete listing of major events is below. Many more events can be found at tickets.interlochen.org.
June 8 - JOSH GROBAN Bridges Tour
June 25 - STEVE MILLER BAND, MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES
June 28, 29, and July 5, 6 - Interlochen Shakespeare Festival: Richard III
June 29 - Harlem Quartet
June 30 - World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, conductor
July 1, 2, 3 - Interlochen Shakespeare Festival: The Niceties
July 1 - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
July 1 - Camille Thomas with Roman Rabinovich
July 2 - The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE!
July 3 - The Capitol Steps
July 6 - Dorrance Dance: Jungle Blues, Three to One, Myelination
July 7 - World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mei-Ann, conductor; Midori, violin
July 9 - Interlochen “Collage”
July 11 - Casting Crowns
July 12 - Reba McEntire
July 14 - World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Leslie B. Dunner, conductor
July 16 - I’m With Her: Sara Watkins - Sarah Jarosz - Aoife O’Donovan
July 16 - RUSSIAN RENAISSANCE
July 17 - DIANA ROSS Diamond Diana
July 19 - JOSHUA DAVIS with special guests STEPPIN’ IN IT
July 21 - World Youth Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
July 23 - The Farewell Tour PETER FRAMPTON FINALE
July 25 - “Weird Al” Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour
July 25 - An Evening with Aja Gabel
July 26 - Pacifica Quartet
July 27 - Detroit Symphony Orchestra
July 28 - World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Erik Nielsen, conductor
July 29 - AN EVENING WITH JAKE SHIMABUKURO
August 1, 2, 3, 4, - High School Musical Theatre Company, 9 to 5, The Musical
August 4 - World Youth Symphony Orchestra and “Les Preludes,” Jung-Ho Pak, conductor
August 9 - Lady Antebellum with Kylie Morgan
August 13 - JJ Grey & MoFro and Jonny Lang
August 15 - DOUBLE VISION REVISITED feat. Bob James, David Sanborn, and Marcus Miller
August 21 - Vince Gill