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Alive After 5

Join us in the Saints & Sinners Lounge for your Thursday Happy Hour! Drink specials and small plates will be available for purchase while you enjoy the free, live music from 5:30 – 8 PM.

Upcoming Artists

Allie Pieschke

FEB 27 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

Allie is a solo artist that plays a variety of genres! From oldies, to 90's, to top 40 and many others, you’re sure to find something you love! 

Jacob Wisenbach

MAR 5 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

Jacob Wisenbach is an actively performing trumpeter and guitarist from Caro, Michigan. He performs in a variety of groups in the Tri Cities including The Standard Session, Barbarossa Brothers, The Straight Eights, Chemical City Band, Jazz Trail Big Band, The Jon Fett Quartet, and Sprout and the Orange. He has been a member of pit orchestras at both Pit & Balcony and Bay City Players. He has also worked extensively with Reed Recording Company. Jacob’s group, The Standard Session, has received a Review Music Award for Best Small Combo and Best Big Band.

DJAM

MAR 12 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

DJAM is an exceptional jazz trio that is creative, exciting and visually entertaining. Featuring Midland Symphony’s own Roland Wallace on bass with Jerry Jones on the piano and Thomas Haynes on the drum, the group plays music ranging from ballads to blues with many jazz and pop standards.

Allie Pieschke

MAR 19 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

Allie is a solo artist that plays a variety of genres! From oldies, to 90's, to top 40 and many others, you’re sure to find something you love! 

Cool Lemon Jazz

MAR 26 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

The Cool Lemon Jazz Duo of Val and Cynthia, a husband and wife vocal/piano duo perform classic jazz and pop favorites. Cynthia’s voice has been described as “smooth as well aged brandy” and her expressive style as “reminiscent of a young Judy Garland.

Jacob Wisenbach

APR 2 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

Jacob Wisenbach is an actively performing trumpeter and guitarist from Caro, Michigan. He performs in a variety of groups in the Tri Cities including The Standard Session, Barbarossa Brothers, The Straight Eights, Chemical City Band, Jazz Trail Big Band, The Jon Fett Quartet, and Sprout and the Orange. He has been a member of pit orchestras at both Pit & Balcony and Bay City Players. He has also worked extensively with Reed Recording Company. Jacob’s group, The Standard Session, has received a Review Music Award for Best Small Combo and Best Big Band.

DJAM

APR 9 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

DJAM is an exceptional jazz trio that is creative, exciting and visually entertaining. Featuring Midland Symphony’s own Roland Wallace on bass with Jerry Jones on the piano and Thomas Haynes on the drum, the group plays music ranging from ballads to blues with many jazz and pop standards.

Cool Lemon Jazz

APR 16 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

The Cool Lemon Jazz Duo of Val and Cynthia, a husband and wife vocal/piano duo perform classic jazz and pop favorites. Cynthia’s voice has been described as “smooth as well aged brandy” and her expressive style as “reminiscent of a young Judy Garland.

Mike Brush

APR 23 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

Mike is mostly recognized as a jazz/blues pianist, vocalist, and composer with a performance history spanning over fifty years in a variety of genres. He has received numerous awards related to songwriting, musicianship, teaching, and community leadership, culminating in “Melodies & Memories, A [Saginaw] Community Tribute to Michael C. Brush.”

Allie Pieschke

APR 30 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

Allie is a solo artist that plays a variety of genres! From oldies, to 90's, to top 40 and many others, you’re sure to find something you love! 

Jim Pagel Jazz Trio

MAY 7 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

The Jim Pagel Jazz Trio is an award-winning, Live Authentic Gypsy Jazz group who plays French Gypsy Jazz from the 1930’s through the 1940’s. Also rounding out their set are traditional jazz numbers and special takes on pop classics.

Mike Brush

MAY 14 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

Mike is mostly recognized as a jazz/blues pianist, vocalist, and composer with a performance history spanning over fifty years in a variety of genres. He has received numerous awards related to songwriting, musicianship, teaching, and community leadership, culminating in “Melodies & Memories, A [Saginaw] Community Tribute to Michael C. Brush.”

Cool Lemon Jazz

MAY 21 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

The Cool Lemon Jazz Duo of Val and Cynthia, a husband and wife vocal/piano duo perform classic jazz and pop favorites. Cynthia’s voice has been described as “smooth as well aged brandy” and her expressive style as “reminiscent of a young Judy Garland.

Jacob Wisenbach

5/28 / 5:30 - 8 PM 

Jacob Wisenbach is an actively performing trumpeter and guitarist from Caro, Michigan. He performs in a variety of groups in the Tri Cities including The Standard Session, Barbarossa Brothers, The Straight Eights, Chemical City Band, Jazz Trail Big Band, The Jon Fett Quartet, and Sprout and the Orange. He has been a member of pit orchestras at both Pit & Balcony and Bay City Players. He has also worked extensively with Reed Recording Company. Jacob’s group, The Standard Session, has received a Review Music Award for Best Small Combo and Best Big Band.

Adjacent to the Auditorium

Saints & Sinners Lounge

You can't miss the Saints & Sinners Lounge with its welcoming retro-vibe, couches and cozy table settings. In addition to Thursday's Uncorked Happy Hour, guests can enjoy drinks, delicious small plates and conversation at most shows and special events. Make our lounge the place to meet with friends!

Directions to Midland Center for the Arts

We are just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, with easy access to US-10 and M-20.