Music on the Commons Concert Series
Thursdays in Hart is the place to be! Starting in June, alternating with the Downtown Hart Farmers Markets every other Thursday is LIVE music at Hart Commons on beautiful Hart Lake!! Concerts are from 7PM- 9PM. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of our local eateries, plus have time for dessert! Our concerts are unique, because the musicians that perform play most, or all, of their own original music, with a few covers thrown in from time to time.
We know you'll love our line-up this year! Dancing is always encouraged!!
In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Heritage Hall, in the Hart Historic District.
June 14th- ClusterPluck
New Grass, Folk, Acoustic, Grass Roots, Americana
You're in for a treat, ClusterPluck is back to kick off Music On The Commons!!
This four piece band from St. Louis, Missouri, puts their heart and soul in every performance, playing a wide range of instruments to please every age and ear.
June 28th- Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin
Folk Roots, Americana
Earthwork artists Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin have been performing regionally as a team of songwriters for the better part of a decade. Together they have six albums between them and are also both founding members of Americana band “Lincoln County Process”. Soulful vocals laden with rich harmonies, a variety of instrumentation including banjo, acoustic guitar, telecaster and harmonica round out the duo's eclectic rootsy sound.
July 12th- The Crane Wives
The Crane Wives came together in 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft.
Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult: rock, pop, folk? Just call it really good music.
July 26th- The Smokin Dobroleles
Bluegrass and more!
The Smokin' Dobroleles hail from across West Michigan, but when they come together to make music they create a sound that is uniquely their own. With influences from bluegrass, gypsy jazz, Americana, and even reggae, the Smokin' Dobroleles infuse each performance with high-energy and passion.
August 9th- The Hackwells
Americana at its best!
Back by popular demand, The Hackwells original songs remind us of our life and times here in the beautiful state of Michigan! Brian McCarty on guitar, Jeff Schott on bass, Larry Everhart with harmonica, John Dobat on guitar and banjo. Call it roots, Americana, whatever. The Hackwells believe in substance over style, that a good song is a good song, and the song should determine the feel—that's the Hackwell way!!
August 23rd- Ravon “Steely” Rhoden
Professional Steelpan Musician
To end our concert season with a party, we are encouraging you to sport your tropical ware! Hawaiian shirts a must! Ravon “Steely” Rhoden is bringing the sounds and rhythms of the Caribbean to the shores of Hart Lake! Ravon has enchanted adults and children alike with his energetic music on cruise ships for lines including Disney, Celebrity, and Holland America.
49 South State Street
P.O. Box 449
Hart, Michigan 49420
Phone (231) 301-8449
Monday-Friday, 9:00a to 5:00p
Fund Development Campaign Underway
Working together with government, businesses and residents, Hart Main Street seeks the community’s support to continue its efforts to accomplish its goal of a vibrant downtown Hart. Everyone can help! We have projects ranging from providing business resources and funding opportunities, to the designing of public spaces, promoting our downtown as a year-round destination, and creating fun events and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy.
In the coming months, we’ll be launching our annual campaign to ask for your financial support. We hope you believe in our mission and recognize the value of the work we do to continue improving the quality of life in Hart!
To support the Hart Main Street Program, contact the Executive Director by email
or by telephone 231-301-8449.
As our fiscal year at Hart Main Street comes to a close, we would like to dedicate the last few months to acknowledging our supporters. Sharing the belief that a better downtown is a benefit to all is both important and our true mission! As we’ve witnessed the improvements in downtown Hart and seen the community’s pride, we know the efforts are making a difference.
So we owe a big thanks for the year 2017-18 to our title sponsor, MERCY HEALTH. Their important place in our community as a health provider aligns well with how downtown can be a place for the community that encourages a healthy lifestyle. From our dedicated businesses offering their goods and services, to our Farmers Markets, events and projects that bring activity and social enjoyment to the community, to our supporting downtown leads to better quality of life for Hart!