FLINT — Write it on your calendar, put a reminder on your smartphone, you have a standing lunch date from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. for the next six weeks at the University Pavilion in downtown Flint.
That’s because the popular Tunes at Noon Festival is back and with free, highcaliber, low-calorie entertainment!
The festival, which is presented by the University of Michigan-Flint and the Greater Flint Arts Council, will have your summer swinging every Monday- Friday until Aug. 17.
“Every year, the crowds just keep getting bigger and bigger,” says Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of the Greater Flint Arts Council. “We serve up a mix of Classic Rock, Blues, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Pop, Blue Grass and Soul and the audiences just eat it up.”
Music lovers are encouraged to bring their lunch and stake out a spot at the University Pavilion on Saginaw Street to enjoy the free concerts.
“Music does your body good,” says Fiedler, with a smile. “It can give you a mid-day energy boost; lower your blood pressure, and trigger the release of endorphins to create an overall feeling of well being.
Visit geneseefun.com and click on the Tunes at Noon icon to see a complete sixweek Tunes at Noon menu/schedule, or call the Greater Flint Arts Council at 810- 238-ARTS.
The Flint Parade of Festivals is a marketing program of the Greater Flint Arts Council, made possible by a generous grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Located in the heart of downtown Flint, GFAC is a regional regranting agency for Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, currently regranting in Genesee and Lapeer Counties.
GFAC provides many other services for the arts, from arts information services, consulting for artists, arts agencies and arts educators. They provide new artists with venues, audiences and a community voice. GFAC is also a presenter of the arts, producing annually many exhibitions, concerts, festivals and events. — G.G.