We’ve pretty much finalized our summer schedule and it’s chock full of great events. Things kick off with the Byrne Brothers and the Ortwein Jazztet on the weekend of June 3rd and 4th. The Byrne Brothers, two time visitors to the island with rave reviews, take to our stage at 7:00 on Friday evening. Then Saturday evening, it’s the Ortwein Jazztet at 7:30 with the first show in our Beaver Island Jazz Series.

The end of June and beginning of July will see a series of plays on our main stage. First up is a show written for the island by Carey Crim and produced by Peter Amster.  The Islanders will feature a cast including Broadway performers. There will be two performances: June 28th at 7:30 and the 29th at 3:00. It is one of several world premieres coming to the island this summer.

Next up is the CMU Summer Theater series with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare on July 1st and Summer: A Theater Cabaret on the 2nd. Curtain time both evenings is 7:30. July events continue with island favorite Dave Bennett on July 16th.  He’ll be here with his quartet. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. The following weekend we’ll present a special dinner theater event featuring the music of Frank Sinatra. Baroque on Beaver kicks off the weekend after that with two Gala events that are fundraisers for the Beaver Island Performing Arts Alliance. The Lincoln Trio is up first on the 29th and then pianist Nathan Lee takes the stage on the 30th. Showtime for both is 7:30.

Our Summer Gala is August 11th with a Secret Garden theme for this year.  The location? That’s a secret for now. Check back for details. Tickets go on sale June 1st. August wraps up with the return of the the RFD Boys for homecoming weekend.  And, the fun continues into the fall with the Moxie Strings and Aoife Scott here for the Irish Feile, which will run from September 8th to the 11th.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for all events will be available on May 16th at tickets.biccenter.org.

Our regular events will continue including our exercise classes, Time for Art and movies.  Summer Yoga will return for the summer as well.  We look forward to seeing you at your Beaver Island Community Center.