Armed Forces Day Fundraiser Featuring Knee Deep

May 18, 2019 7 – 10 pm

Knee Deep and the Veterans Housing USA (local non-profit) salute Armed Forces Day with a special community charity event to raise funding and awareness for local veterans and their housing needs.

Located at the Old Art Building in beautiful Leland, MI this special event features the local classic rock band Knee Deep. As seen at Rock the Shop at the Workshop Brewery, Mount Holiday Slush Cup and the Mid-Michigan Veterans Honors Flight in Lake Ann, among other local favorites, Knee Deep brings a fun filled, energetic evening of entertainment to the Old Art Building stage. Break out your dance shoes and lift your lighters as Knee Deep salutes our local veterans.

Veterans Housing USA proudly supports its veterans throughout the local community. With it’s roots in Traverse City, this non-profit helps to provide a stable, affordable housing option for veterans throughout Northern Michigan. Their goal is to provide affordable housing, veterans resources, and the feeling of camaraderie and support wherever needed. The goal of this evening is to help raise additional funding for this local organization to help further their cause of helping our local veterans and their housing struggles.

Come celebrate Armed Forces Day with an evening of entertainment and fundraising for our local veterans!

Knee Deep !
Veterans Housing USA !
The Old Art Building !

Leelanau at its finest!

May Erlewine and the Motivations “LET’S DANCE” December 14 @ 8 pm

6th Annual Concert on the Lawn” ~ K Jones and the Benzie Playboys ~ 9/1/18

Family Fun and Song at the Old Art Building for the Leelanau Children’s Center 9/30

Joshua Davis ~ Good Love Lasts ~ February 16 @ 7:30 pm

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is delighted to welcome Voice finalist and Leelanau County resident Joshua Davis to the Old Art Building stage for this short run of intimate Michigan venues.  The Valentine themed “Good Love Lasts” tour features songs of life, heartbreak and love to warm you up on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for this event will be $20 and will be available at or by calling 231-256-2131.

Joshua Davis released a new album, The Way Back Home, on September 8, 2017.  The Way Back Home, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, is Davis’ latest full-length studio album and first since his 2015 appearances as a Top 3 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” (season 8). The 11 original Americana songs featured on The Way Back Home reflect an honest, hardworking family man scribing scenes of the cycle of life through dark, broken, hopeful, and triumphant times.

A tried and true Michigan musician, with an upbringing that occupied the urban landscapes of Detroit while spending summers in the wilderness in Marquette, MI brings into view the backdrop of Davis’ latest works. The Way Back Home follows a series of singular recordings by the prolific songwriter who has shared the stage with a “Who’s Who” of American folk music icons such as Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Greg Brown, and Abigail Washburn.

After “The Voice”, Davis entered the recording sessions with a well-honed voice sharpened for the collaboration with Steve Berlin. Recorded in East Lansing, MI by legendary engineer Glenn Brown, Davis’ signature lyricism and deft acoustic guitar work is backed by a trio of Michigan’s finest musicians– Jack White’s bassist Dominic John Davis, pianist Mike Lynch (Willie Nelson, Leon Russell), and drummer Mike Shimmin (The Olllam).

The Way Back Home is a very personal look at where I’ve been and who I’ve become,” says Davis. “In my 20’s, I felt like a disconnected ghost going town to town performing every night, and it just wasn’t a healthy life. I’ve learned many valuable lessons in how to be a better person, husband and father. Home grows and changes with or without you. If you don’t pull it together, it’ll leave you behind. I feel very reassured to have found stable ground in life and in a career that isn’t necessarily filled with security. The album takes listeners through my own trials and tribulations.”

For more information about Joshua visit

This concert is sponsored in part by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Edmund F & Virginia B Ball Foundation.  For more information visit or call 231-256-2131.


4th of July-Bike Decorating, Live Music, and the Parade

gwjuly4Celebrate our freedom in Leland’s 4th of July Parade.  Starting at 1 pm there will be festive materials  for  kids and adults to decorate their bike for the parade.  Also, live music will be performed right here. . . on the lawn . . . by the Leland River by Jazz North.  This year Glenn Wolff’s band will be performing patriotic songs and other favorites. They will start at 1 and end before the parade.

Thank you to Glenn Wolff for creating the beautiful poster for the event this year.  We have extra posters—-interested in one?  See us on the 4th.

Enjoy the day and the parade right here at the Old Art Building!!!  The concert and decorating are free, donations appreciated.


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Thank you to the 2017 Sponsors
of the 4th of July at the Old Art Building

Biggs Construction
Two Fish Gallery

Becky Thatcher Design
Trish’s Dishes
Whaleback Inn

DANCE LEELANAU~DANCE WITH JOY! ~ Sunday December 11 @ 2pm

Come and share the joy of the holidays with the performance

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The Dance Leelanau Dancer with Hillary Voight
Studio En L’Air with Melissa Bennett-Pensinger
Ballet etc. Dance Institute with Tom Morrell