Gem of a Season

The Crystal Theatre

Fall is in the air in the Upper Peninsula, where we start to get cozy, go apple picking, hit as many events before the snow starts flying.  That's the plan at The Crystal Theatre, where in October, they have a full schedule of events before they wind down for the season.

Beethoven & Banjos returns for the fifth annual cross-genre music festival, Sunday October 6 at 2pm.  This collaboration between members of Decoda (Carnegie Hall's affiliate ensemble) and a folk ensemble brings artistic director Evan Premo's vision to The Crystal Theatre again, with sister Laurel Premo.

The Crystal's "Legend" series brings country music icon Lee Greenwood to the stage Friday October 11th at 7pm.  Greenwood has more than 30 albums to his credit, including the hit "God Bless the U.S.A."

The following Saturday, October 12th, brings classical pianist Trevor Stephenson & Friends to The Crystal Theatre, performing the original arrangements of American masterworks (music for piano and vocal quartet), with the Madison Bach Musicians.

Angie Dohl (manager of The Crystal Theatre) spoke with Kurt Hauswirth about their busy October lineup:

The Crystal Theatre

October brings a range of musical events to the Crystal Theatre as wide as the music of this country – from County Music’s icon Lee Greenwood to the music of American composers as far back as 1750.

The U.P.’s annual cross-genre music festival, Beethoven and Banjos, comes to Crystal Falls.

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Crystal Falls, MI – Crystal Theatre 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions to the Stage on Friday, July 19, at 7:00 pm CST.A family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from just outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small-town roots, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing.

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We spoke with Angie Dohl, manager of The Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls, MI about their summer events; Pipe Organ performances, Fungus Fest concerts, and a special visit from Judy Collins.

The Crystal Theatre

Crystal Falls, MI --- The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will kick off independence week in grand style at the Crystal Theatre on Sunday, July 1, 7:00 pm CST.

Crystal Falls, MI -- Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company comes to the Crystal Theatre on Friday, June 15, 7:00 p.m. to present a musical & theatrical story of Native American culture.  The heartbeat of Mother Earth echoed with traditional drums, the whisper of a flute as a gentle breeze through a stand of cedar.  Century old tales told with eagle feathers, moccasins, hoop dancers and the legend of warriors and hunters.

[Click here to hear all about The Crystal Theatre's "Gem of a Season."] 

The Crystal Theatre Performing Arts Center

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Angie Dohl, the manager of the Crystal Theatre Performing Arts Center, about what to expect from their "Gem of a Season" this summer.

For information on the Crystal Theatre's first event of the "Gem of a Season," head to our story on Randy Sabien & the Fiddlehead Band here.

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Randy Sabien & the Fiddlehead Band

give an energetic kick off to Gem Season


Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Warren Nelson, aka "Anglin' Wayne" about the upcoming concert at The Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls.  Anglin' Wayne and The Trollers, a "fishing band" will perform up north songs such as "Tackle Box Waltz," "Trolling Home to You," and "Nice Fish."  Listen to the full interview below:

Anglin' Wayne and The Trollers perform at The Crystal Theatre Saturday, October 14th at 7pm.  Tickets and information available at