Buchanan Announces Line-Up for Summer Concert Series
Buchanan, MI – May 1, 2022
Every year the City of Buchanan and the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation team up to bring quality acts to downtown Buchanan that are accessible to everyone in the community. Due to generous donations from the City of Buchanan, Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, and numerous other sponsors, Buchanan is able to offer a world class experience free of charge at their open-air venue, The Common. This venue is situated in the heart of their historic downtown and features an iconic bandshell, expansive green space, and is bordered by McCoy creek where children and families dip their toes to cool off on hot evenings.
This free concert series in a beautiful park in a charming downtown honors Buchanan’s distinction as The Nicest Place in America by Reader’s Digest. This idyllic setting frames a diverse line-up this year as the series features bands from over ten genres. New to the stage are acts like Sam Grisman Project: the Music of Garcia and Grisman, and David Gerald: Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute. Buchanan local acts include Greta Pope’s Motown: Pride of the Motor City and Van Dyke Revue Nicest Place in America Tour featuring Abby Thomas.
Check out their full line up at facebook.com/TheCommonConcertSeries
- Who: City of Buchanan and the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation
- What: The Common Concert Series 2023
- Where: The Common, 122 Days Ave, Buchanan MI 49107
- When: Several Thursdays and Saturdays (and some other days) from 7-9pm
|Thursday, June 1||Southshore Concert Band||Big Band|
|Saturday, June 3||Nicest Place in America Concert |
– VanDyke Revue & Abby Thomas
|Thursday, June 8||Dean Allrick Trio||Jass|
|Thursday, June 22||Shreddy Tendergrass||Bluegrass|
|Saturday, June 24||David Gerald |
– Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute
|Thursday, June 29||Blue Waters Ramblers||Americana Folk|
|Thursday, July 6||River Rats||Punk|
|Saturday, July 8||Greta Pope’s Motown |
– Pride of the Motor City
|Thursday, July 13||Hey Annie||Rock|
|Thursday, July 20||Stiff||Melodic Rock|
|Saturday, July 22||Little Something||Rock|
|Wednesday, August 2||Sam Grisman Project||Progressive Bluegrass|
|Friday, August 11||7-10pm : Chippewapalooza||Music Festival|
|Saturday, August 12||12-10pm : Chippewapalooza||Music Festival|
|Thursday, August 24||Ben Traverse||Folk-Shanty|
|Saturday, August 26||6pm : Shakedown Saturday |
– Presented by The Happy Campers
|Thursday, August 31||Quite Frank Lee||Americana|
About The Common: The Common is Buchanan’s very own outdoor amphitheater. Sitting in the heart of Downtown, it’s an ideal spot to stretch out on the lawn and enjoy a play or concert. The common is host to several music concerts during the summer months. Whether you enjoy jazz, country, bluegrass or rock & roll, the Common has something to suit everyone’s musical tastes. Stop by on a lunch-hour break when you get a chance and enjoy one of the “Stop, Lunch & Listen” plays put on during the noon-hour throughout the summer.
About Michigan Gateway Community Foundation: From our single community beginning in October of 1977, we have evolved into a full service, accredited, and standards compliant Foundation serving Southern Berrien County, focused on Niles and Buchanan, and all of Cass County. Our mission: fostering a community of philanthropy, for good, forever. Strong community support has steadily grown the Foundation. We now have over 135 separate funds, with new ones added every year. The largest single gift to the Foundation was transferred in 2016 from the estate of Walter E. Schirmer, Jr., son of one of the original founders of the Buchanan Area Foundation, which today is Michigan Gateway Community Foundation. In excess of $8,000,000, the gift funds the Buchanan Promise, a place-based scholarship for graduates of Buchanan High School. The Foundation doubled in size with this gift, today holding endowment assets totaling more than $25,000,500.
Contact: Michael P. Rowland, President & Chief Executive Officer