Thursday, July 14, 2011

Music, dance events July 14, 15, 16

Several music events are happening this weekend in the Keweenaw and beyond ...

Cheap Therapy to play in Laurium TONIGHT, July 14

LAURIUM -- Cheap Therapy will be playing from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 14, at the beautiful Daniell Park in Laurium. Bring a lawn chair or blankey, your beverage of choice, or avail yourselves of the snack hut. Dancing encouraged! Celebrate Bastille Day!

Portage Library to host musical storytime July 16

HOUGHTON -- A mother and son duo will play old time, foot tapping, mountain tunes for kids at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, July 16, during Storytime at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton.

Wendy Sharp on the banjo and Sal Sharp on the mandolin will play Ozark Mountain music and read stories that illustrate the joy of listening to and learning to play music. They will also talk about their instruments and explain how the unique sounds are produced. After their performance, kids will make their own musical instruments to take home.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

A Little Bit of Outlaw to perform July 16 at Dance Zone in Marquette

MARQUETTE -- A Little Bit of Outlaw will perform from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the Dance Zone in Marquette. This eclectic duo plays almost all kinds of music including ballroom, country, swing, oldies, jazz, etc., for your listening and dancing pleasure. The Dance Zone is at 1113 Lincoln Avenue (at College) in Marquette.

Admission charge is $6; $2 for full-time students. Please bring clean shoes to protect the dance floor. Call 906-225-5702 for more information.

Aura Jamboree is July 15-16

AURA, Mich. -- The Aura Jamboree Old Time Music Festival will celebrate 35 years this weekend, Friday and Saturday, July 15-16.

Visit their Web site for information:

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