The Traverse City Dance Project returns as part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s (GAAC) 2023 Manitou Music lineup. The performance is July 29 at 7 pm at Nash Road Red Barn, located at 9805 Nash Road near Maple City. Sponsored by the GAAC and Interlochen Public Radio, and hosted by Pine Street Studios, the Traverse City Dance Project’s performance will feature original choreography, live music, and professional dancers from around the country.

A variety of sounds will fill the air during the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Manitou Music series this year, from piano to saxophones to drums, drums and more drums. The series kicks off April 28 with pianist Tyler Faruzzi, and concludes Aug. 24 with New Music Detroit’s take on chamber music, featuring works by 20th-century composers.

Grand Rapids artist Randi Ford’s acrylic-on-canvas painting “Path Through Time” is the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2023 Manitou Music poster image. Ford’s painting was selected by the GAAC’s Manitou Music Poster Committee from a field of 40 entries. The 2023 poster can be viewed and purchased online at and the GAAC office.

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Manitou Music series opens Thursday, June 30, with QuinTango, performing at 5 p.m. at the Glen Lake School indoor auditorium. QuinTango’s woman-powered quintet and male Argentine bandoneon player reimagine traditional tango using classical chops, jazz harmonies, and arrangements. The concert is free, but guests are asked to pre-register at GlenArborArt.Org/events/quintango.

If Maria Ulrich is the wizard at the sound board (or more likely these days, at the tablet and monitors), then lucky listeners and presenters alike can relax under her professional support. Ulrich will run Glen Arbor’s Manitou Music series starting next year.

The Chatham Rabbits hop onto the Lake Street Studio Stage on Sunday, August 4, at 8 pm to perform the next Manitou Music series concert.

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Summer Singers will “Talk About Art” during a short program of conversation and songs about home and place on August 4, at 2 p.m. at the GAAC, located at 6031 S. Lake St., in Glen Arbor. This program is open to the public at no charge.

May Erlewine is a contemporary folk singer and songwriter based in Traverse City whose pastoral, socially conscious music has won a sizable and growing following throughout the Midwest and beyond. Erlewine performs on Lake Street Studio Stage as part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Manitou Music series on Sunday, July 28, at 8 pm.

Jazz North is a “little” big band. And on Sunday, July 21, Jazz North occupies Lake Street Studio Stage in the next Manitou Music concert. The concert begins at 8 pm.

The Northwestern Michigan College student and community musicians kick off the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2019 Manitou Music series with a concert of wide-ranging favorites for the whole family on Wednesday, July 3, at 7 pm.