Sunday, August 20
Kerrytown Courtyard Series
Next to the Farmer’s Market, Downtown Ann Arbor, MI
A free outdoor Gemini Family Concert at this great community gathering place.
Thursday, August 24
St. Ignace Municipal Marina
Downtown St. Ignace, MI
A free, outdoor Gemini Family Concert, just across the Mackinac Bridge.
Saturday, August 26
11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm
Holler Fest at Frog Holler Farm
11811 Beech Rd. Brooklyn, MI
This is one of our favorites — a delightful festival put on by the Kings, a beloved local farm family. Gemini will perform at 11:00am on the Main Stage. Then San will give a Bones Workshop at 1:00pm at the Tree House Stage. And at 2:30pm San, Emily and Jacob will perform at the Cabin. Throughout the three-day festival, (Aug. 25-27) besides great music by local favorites, there will also be locally-grown organic meals, kids activities, yoga, hikes, and workshops.
Sunday, September 10
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Poet Jennifer Burd and Laz will have a booth at this amazing annual event celebrating books, authors, and readers. Great speakers and workshops, as well as lots of booths with anything and everything you can imagine to do with books! Jennifer will have her newly released book of poems, "Day's Late Blue," as well as her other books, including the book / CD collaboration with Laz, “Receiving the Shore.” They’ll also have their “haiku coasters” for sale — yes, coasters, with their original haikus, illustrated by Melanie Boyle, and printed onto coasters by Mike Victor. Laz will also have his Rumi and Hafiz CDs, as well as Gemini children's recordings. One stop shopping for the entire family!
Sunday, September 24
Concert Across America
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing
5509 South Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI
Laz will join poet Jennifer Burd, as well as a number of other artists and musicians in a benefit concert to end gun violence in this country. Similar events will be taking place on and around this date all across the United States, to bring awareness to this issue and to work to change it. In Michigan, this concert will be the culmination of Peace Quest which is a week of peace activities in the Greater Lansing area, beginning Sept. 17 with a march.
Sunday, October 1
Book Launch for "Day's Late Blue"
Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
Laz joins poet Jennifer Burd in support of the release of her new book, "Day's Late Blue." Jennifer is an award-winning poet whose haiku and lyric poems have been widely published in print and on-line journals, as well as in three previous books. Laz has set to music a number of her poems and will sing them at this event. In addition Jennifer and Laz will present haiku / flute improvisations on solo and jointly written haiku. Book signing to follow.
Saturday, October 7
Pumpkinfest — MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI
We will be part of this all-day event, with many other fun and educational events scheduled for the whole family.
Thursday, October 12
Gifts of Art - University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
We will play our music for adults — original songs and instrumentals, traditional folk songs, and classics from the 60’s and beyond. We will be joined by drummer Mike Morrison.
Thursday, October 19
216 North 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI
Laz will be performing original and traditional songs, instrumentals and improvisations on fiddle, guitar and pennywhistle. He’ll be joined by percussionists Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski as well as guitarist Eric Fithian. Come do your Co-op shopping, have a snack, sandwich or drink at Cafe Verde, or a full meal at the hot bar, and listen to a few minutes or two hours of uplifting music!
Saturday, November 4
The Citadel Dance and Music Center
91 Hinkley St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
We’ll be doing our show for adults, consisting of our original songs, as well as classic songs of the 1960’s folk revival. For part of both sets of this concert we will be joined by a wonderful children’s choir called “All God’s Children Community Choir” and their their co-founding directors, Larry and Sandy Feldman. Comprised of a racially diverse group of boys and girls, ages three to eighteen, the choir was formed in 2001 with the goal of bridging the racial divide in the Benton Harbor - St. Joseph area. We have sung with “All God’s Children” a number of times in the last 16 years, and are honored to have them join us at this performance — both because of what they add to our concert musically, but also because of the hope for racial harmony which they represent.
Sunday, November 26
The Ark Coffeehouse
316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI
Our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Benefit Concert for Mott Children’s Hospital. We’ll be joined by our “Good Mischief Band” (Brian Brill on piano, and Aron Kaufman on drums) and our special guest, Emily Rose on violin and vocals. Emily, San’s daughter, was born and cared for in the Holden NICU of Mott 23 years ago.
Saturday, December 9
Delton District Library
330 N. Grove St., Delton, MI
A Gemini Family Concert as the start of the city's Holiday celebrations.
Saturday, May 5
The Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
A Gemini Family Concert in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concert Series. This is our sixth time being back in this series, and it’s always a great time in a beautiful hall. To add even more fun to the mix, we’ll be joined by our drummer, Mike Morrison.