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Alive After 5

Join us outdoors and in front of the Center 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.

This is a FREE and unticketed event at the Center.

Upcoming Artists

DJAM ft Roland Wallace

AUG 6 / 5:30 - 8 PM
FREE and Unticketed Event 


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 drums. The group plays music ranging from ballads to blues with many jazz and pop standards.

Allie Pieschke

AUG 13 / 5:30 - 8 PM
FREE and Unticketed Event 


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!

Acoustic Cocktail and The Sinclairs Band

AUG 20 / 5:30 - 8 PM
FREE and Unticketed Event 


Jeff Poirier and Dave Miller have been familiar faces on the Great Lakes Bay music scene for over 20 years as members of the area’s most popular bands. As the duo “Acoustic Cocktail” they serve up an intoxicating mix of upbeat hits from the 60’s through the 90’s laced with plenty of two-part harmony.

Jacob Wisenbach

AUG 27 / 5:30 - 8 PM
FREE and Unticketed Event 


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.

Allie Pieschke

SEP 3 / 5:30 - 8 PM
FREE and Unticketed Event 


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!

Mike Brush

SEP 10 / 5:30 - 8 PM
FREE and Unticketed Event 


Michael Brush is mostly recognized as a jazz/blues pianist, vocalist, and composer. His performance history includes over fifty years in a variety of genres, and for thirty years was concurrant with a music education career in the Saginaw Public Schools. 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” in 2011.

Michael has produced five albums of music, “Words”: a collection of his lyrics, and “Songs for Us”: a collection of socially conscious songs for young people.

Acoustic Cocktail and The Sinclairs Band

SEP 17 / 5:30 - 8 PM
FREE and Unticketed Event 


Jeff Poirier and Dave Miller have been familiar faces on the Great Lakes Bay music scene for over 20 years as members of the area’s most popular bands. As the duo “Acoustic Cocktail” they serve up an intoxicating mix of upbeat hits from the 60’s through the 90’s laced with plenty of two-part harmony.

Jacob Wisenbach

SEP 24 / 5:30 - 8 PM
FREE and Unticketed Event 

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.