May Erlewine and The Motivations at The Stage at Kindleberger
Park Ave and Hubbard St.
Parchment, MI 49004 (260) 303-2793
What happens when a white girl from Northern Michigan is raised listening to some of the greatest soul singers of all time? Well, most importantly, a deep love and respect for the passion in the music, but also the need to have an outlet to sing and play the songs. In the Winter of 2016, May Erlewine set out to create wholesome dance parties and music for the weary and grieving. These dance parties brought people out and were community inspired and oriented. This was how the Motivations came to be.
This 7-piece retro-groove band, May Erlewine - on vocals, Max Lockwood - on bass, Michael Shimmin - on drums, Phil Barry - on Guitar, Eric Kuhn - on guitar, Mike Lynch - on keys, Terrence Massey - on Trumpet, plays original and soul classics with May carrying the show invoking a positive and intentional message. It’s warm and fuzzy, it’s fun, AND it’s also not ignoring the real struggles and grief present in our lives. “Everyone’s welcome to be real and that’s the whole point.”, Erlewine says of the dance parties.
The result? An evening of small revolutions meant to shake things up, just enough. A room full of voices and motions and visions. People in a room, or beautiful outdoor venue as The Stage at Kindleberger, feeling and dancing and being together.
Local nonprofit food vendors and food trucks will have snack and dinner choices for purchase. Entrance to the park is at the corner Local of Hubbard and Park Ave. Lawn seating, bring chair or blanket. All events at The Stage are FREE! No rain site.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS:
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation, Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Advia Credit Union, The Fountains Banquet Center, Drug and Laboratory Disposal, Inc., Adams Heating and Cooling, T & L Rental and Inflatables, Nieboer Heating and Cooling, Harold Ziegler Motorsports, Sign Crafters, LLC, Ty Kelley State Farm, PUMC Whats New, Mercantile Bank, Rosewood Dental, Subway