Acorn Theater’s upcoming season

Published 3:34 pm Monday, November 18, 2013


An interior shot of the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Mich. Submitted photo

This November, The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich., is offering “a huge variety of performances,” according to Sandra Thompson, General Manager. Co-owner of The Acorn, David Fink described the line-up for the next two weeks as “stellar.”

This Friday, Nov. 15, the Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound will be playing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22. Supporting their recently released album, “Fine Rude Thing,” this will be the group’s first appearance at The Acorn. The band will be playing what Fink described as “roots pop music, to coin a term.”

Judy O’Brien, publicist for The Acorn Theater, is excited that Fink will be bringing Paul and his new band to Three Oaks.

“I have loved Paul Cebar for many, many years [and] still play the old cassette that I have of him,” O’Brien said.

Music lovers more into Chicago-style blues should drop by The Acorn on Saturday, Nov. 16. Back by popular demand, Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues Band will be celebrating with a “Big 70th Birthday Bash.” Special guests Matthew Santos and Frank Orrall will be joining the band as well. Thompson promises that audience members will have a great time listening to Corky, who Thompson described as “internationally known for his harp (harmonica) playing.” The show starts at 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $30 each.

The Steel City Rovers will be playing The Acorn on Thursday, Nov. 21. Thompson noted that, while not well-known in the States yet, the band was recently nominated for the prestigious Canadian “Hamilton Award for Best Recording in the Ethnic/World Music Category.”

Thompson described their sound as “Celtic music fused with folk, blues, and rock” Jann Klose and The Edukators will be the opening act, bringing together all kinds of musical styles, from reggae, punk, and calypso, to classic rock and folk. They are sure to play songs from their recently-released album, “Mosaic.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $20.

The Katie Todd Band will take the stage on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. An audience favorite at The Acorn, the Katie Todd Band has been called one of the “top buzz bands in the country” by iTunes, and has been featured as their “artist of the week.” Thompson promised that this will be a great show from “a quintessential female pop singer-songwriter” who has shared the stage with many musical greats, including Patti LaBelle, Steve Winwood, and Train. Opening for The Katie Todd Band will be James Neary, an acoustic performer who recently won the first-ever Acorn Theater singer/songwriter contest with his original song “Cutting Teeth.” Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 each.

The Acorn will be transformed from music venue to magicians’ playground with “Magic Up Close” on Friday, Nov. 29. There are only 160 tickets available for this very personal magic show, featuring four of Chicago’s top magicians: Sean Masterson, Ben Barnes, Joe Diamond, and Tomas Medina.

Fink said that “audience members, seated in one of four distinct areas, will be treated to four different, Intimate and up-close shows” that night.

Recommended for audience members ages 13 and up, tickets for this event are $30 each, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Rounding out November’s offerings at The Acorn will be Bonnie Koloc, performing on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Known for her folk-oriented style, merged with jazz and blues, Bonnie is what Fink called “a legend in the Chicago music scene.” She is sure to be singing favorites from her 14 albums, including her latest, “Bonnie Koloc-Rediscovered.”

And, on the second Friday of each month at 8:30 p.m., “Adult Education,” a story-telling series for adults only is followed by a video dance party. Fink described this as “a good girls’ night out or guys’ night out” kind of event. Tickets are $10 each.

Housed in a turn-of-the-century building that is also home to The Journeyman Distillery, The Acorn has gone through two major renovations in the past year. With an expanded kitchen, a lounge area, and a full-service bar, The Acorn provides patrons with a place to hang out and have drinks and refreshments. Thompson hope more local folks will come down to The Acorn and experience what so many have called “a treasure.” For more information and tickets, call (269) 756-3879, or visit their website at