Think Music Think Albion

Albion’s musical entertainment is bringing in visitors from near and far.   The mainstay of Albion’s live music has been Albion College, with the free concerts, especially in the Spring.  Most of these concerts take place at Goodrich Chapel.  We will be getting them all listed on our calendar, with links to the original source of information.  A new music event at the fabulous Bohm Theatre is the monthly Blues at the Bohm.  Stop by Cascarelli’s before you get there, for a bit of refreshment and pizza.

Another old source of music in Albion is Dickerson Music Company.  Now with new owner Kelly Kidder, there are new fun events at the old music store.  One such event is a gathering of Ukulele players in March of 2017.  Check out the video below even if you can’t be there for the jam.  Scroll down for more upcoming music events in Albion.

Open Mic night is now happening at the Bohm.  This event happens the Monday following Blues at the Bohm.  We’ll be posting more information soon.

This summer be sure to come and enjoy Swingin’ at the Shell at the one of a kind Victory Park Bandshell on Sunday evenings.   See some of the events from 2016 here:

http://albionmich.net/swingin_2016/

Franke Center Youth Theatre Education Program

Franke Center for Performing Arts in Marshall

 

The Franke Center in Marshall Michigan was recently awarded a major prize by State Farm Insurance to develop a youth theatre education program.  This program will allow students from Marshall and from Albion to learn more about theatre performance and to make provisions for transportation and food after school so students can be at their best.

The details of the program will be announced soon on the Franke Center for the Performing Arts website at this location:

http://frankecenterforthearts.org/

Old Freight Depot has new owner

We are glad to see new buildings going up in Albion, but also to see new life come to an old building that had been vacant.  The old freight depot, behind the Albion Post Office, has come to life again, as Gina’s Pizza & Deli.  Gina’s was formerly located near “Five Points” on Michigan Ave, and had been closed for a few weeks early in 2017 so that she could get her new location ready for business.  The turn out has been great.