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Nicholas Barron Saturday at the PLAT and Ian Ethan Case at 20 Front Street. Free Iliana Matos Concert!!


Dear Friends of MFGS

Fall is here and it is time to catch some great guitar music. 

Starting out Tuesday September 25th is a Free Concert at Oakland University.  Guitarist Iliana Matos will be performing at Oakland's Varner Hall and it is a free performance.  Information here. 

"Her name deserves to go down in guitar history as one of the great players of our time!"      Classical Guitar Magazine


This Saturday September 29th there are 2 great concerts

Nicholas has opened for Joan Armatrading, Average White Band, Pat Benatar, Michael Bolton, James Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco, Eric Burdon, Johnny Cash, Tommy Castro, Shawn Colvin, Johnny Copeland, Shamekia Copeland, James Cotton, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Doobie Brothers, Kinky Friedman, Nelly Furtado, Al Green, Groove Collective, Buddy Guy, Scott Henderson, Charlie Hunter, Freedy Johnson, Stanley Jordan, BB King, Kinsie Report, Jay Leno, Idina Mandel, Medeski Martin, John Martyn, Dave Mason, Andy Mckee, The Meters, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers, Jeffrey Osborn, Grant-Lee Phillips, Paul Reiser, Royal Crown Revue, Magic Slim, Phoebe Snow, REO Speedwagon, String Cheese Incident, The Subdudes, James Taylor, Tiny Universe, Tuck and Patti, Uncle Jon’s band, Gino Vanelli, WAR and Widespread Panic.

 Don't miss this guy .................An "Undeniable" Talent    James Taylor

Nicholas performing -

Tickets $15 online

or $20 at the door



Also on Saturday September 29th


with our Photon Symphony

The PORTALS project was primarily born out of the new “Earth Suite” album, which features twelve incredible, diverse musicians from all over the globe.

A whole new concept for what a live concert experience can be. PORTALS, an intricate system of synchronized projections and audio clips, is our way to bring some of our favorite musicians in the world on tour with us.

This show will blend the art music and tech world that you wouldn't have seen before.

20 Front Street

Lake Orion, MI 48362


Tickets are $18 and available online at

Ian will also be performing at

The Robin Theatre in Lansing on Friday September 28th


And a once in a lifetime show!!!

 2 of the preeminent guitarists of our time

at 2 of the most intimate venues in the Midwest!!!

October 12th and 13th

MFGS in conjunction with Strings By Mail and Connemara Concerts

is honored to present

Alex DeGrassi & Andrew York in Concert

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ Trinity House Theatre

38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan - Phone - 734-464-6302

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm. 

 Tickets $30 Available online at

These concerts will sell out so get your tickets soon!


Saturday, October 13th, 2018  @ 20 Front Street

 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, Michigan - Phone - 248-783-7105 

 Doors @ 7:30pm -Concert @ 8pm.

Tickets $30 Available at

Alex DeGrassi 'Sleeping Lady'  (just the music, no video...almost better though!)

Andrew York  The Equations of Beauty "π"


And save the dates for

Trevor Gordon Hall

November 29th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing

November 30th at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion

December 1st @ Trinity House Theatre in Livonia


Thanks to Strings By Mail!!

 for their efforts in bringing Alex DeGrassi and Andrew York to Michigan.



Don't miss this issue of Minor 7th

A great issue reviewing music from the late John Renbourn, Rory Block and young NYU grad named Yasmin Williams who I know you will hear more from in the future.  

Yasmin Williams performing  'GuitKa'

Catch some of  your favorite artist and their tours at Candyrat Records

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