Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop
FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Saving Abel, May 19 with Red Line Chemistry and Tripp N Dixie. Tickets are $18 in advance.
Evans Blue and Motorgrater will perform May 20 with special guests Ballz Deluxe and Strawman. Tickets are $10 in advance
Trapt with special guests Signum A.D. and Westfall will perform May 21. Tickets are $18 in advance.
My Darkest Days will perform May 23 with special guests Wayland, Dive and No Resolve. Tickets are $10 in advance.
Crossfade will perform May 24 with special guests Adakain, Fifth Way and Lifted. Tickets are $15 in advance.
Chimaira will perform May 25 with special guests Ohio Sky, After the Minor and It Lies Within. Tickets are $15 in advance.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows listed.
For tickets to all shows go to www.etix.com, Paradise Express in the Dort Mall (810-743- 0330), Strange Daze Tattoos in Davison, High Octane in Fenton or at the club during business hours. Low Dough Shows are always at the door only. Details: 810-715-2650. — G.G.
FIM Chamber Music series
FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Symphony Orchestra present the FIM Chamber Music Series 2011, featuring a variety of music, ranging from jazz to classical, in the intimate setting of the FIM’s MacArthur Recital Hall, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. The series is free of charge and features three concerts, each of which begins at 7 p.m.:
June 3 — Davanti: Jessica Brown, flute, and Ina Yoon, piano, bring a new twist to chamber music with their fresh, vibrant sound. They will be joined by four guest artists – Janine Bradbury, viola, Jeff Price, saxophone, Liz Spector, oboe, and Judy Vander Weg, cello.
June 17 — FSPA Jazzmen: Enjoy an energetic evening of jazz tunes performed by faculty members from the Flint School of Performing Arts.
A reception, generously provided by Allegro, follows the concert. — G.G.
Night of Jazz offered at GB West Middle School
GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc High School Band Program is having its second annual “Elegant Evening of Jazz”, this year entitled “in the Mood” on May 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the Grand Blanc West Middle School Auditorium/Cafe 1515 Reid Rd, Grand Blanc.
The evening includes a great buffet dinner, silent auction and some of the best Big Band and Combo Jazz around, featuring the 28-piece GBHS Jazz Band, the 8-piece GBHS Jazz Combo and special guests, Michigan recording artists Third Coast Steel Jazz Trio.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Details: Call 810-287-2193. — G.G.