The Homestead announces summer 2013 Mountain Top Concert schedule

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The Homestead Resort invites you to settle in for four evenings of spectacular entertainment and unparalleled views during its summer 2013 Mountain Top Concert series.

Thursday, June 27 (7-9 p.m.) – Ron Getz.

This guitarist and composer studied at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed with a variety of jazz greats, including Arthur Blythe, Billy Hart, John Scofield, Steve Grossman, Bill Evans, Branford Marsalis and Marvin “Smitty” Smith (from the Jay Leno Tonight Show Band). Ron has shared the stage with blues greats B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Jeff Healy, Johnnie Lang and Kenny Wayne Sheppard. He has also shared the bill with Edgar Winter, Leon Russell, Eric Burden, Electric Light Orchestra and Jefferson Starship.

Sunday, July 7 (7-9 p.m.) – Williams Family Band.

A fixture in West Michigan for over three decades, the Williams Family Band and their mix of Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Gospel continues to entertain fans and music lovers from near and far. Founded by the late Larry Williams (a Michigan Country Music Hall of fame fiddle player), his children and grandchildren carry on his legacy with consistently crisp instrumentals, tight vocal harmonies and the inherent grace of a close-knit Christian family. The band typically consists of Rick Williams on banjo and resonator guitar; Dave Williams on mandolin and fiddle; Carl Williams on guitar; Mary (Williams) Marker on the doghouse bass; and Dave’s son Adam often joining in on mandolin, guitar and vocals, the Williams Family Band offers three generations of musical talent for their audience’s enjoyment.

Thursday, August 8 (7-9 p.m.) – The Corvairs.

The Corvairs are a veteran Rhythm and Blues unit that has been entertaining audiences in Northern Michigan for the past 15 years. Combining the blues, some rock, a little Motown and a fine group of original tunes, The Corvairs are a versatile quintet that features all five members as vocalists. The band consists of Angelo Meli on guitar, Dave Viswat on keyboards, John Kumjian on drums, Frank Dituri on guitars, and Bob DeKorne on bass.

Sunday, August 18 (7-9 p.m.) – Moxie Strings.

The Moxie Strings is the electrifying combination of fiddler, Diana Ladio, and electric cellist, Alison Lynn. With their feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms, these young women have put a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music. Though rooted in tradition, The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments and oldest tunes through a young, progressive lens. Diana and Alison often join forces with dynamic drummer and world percussionist, Fritz McGirr, who lends his spirited expertise of traditional music’s percussion component, and a creative rhythmic energy to the show. The ensemble calls on Bluegrass, Celtic, Canadian, Rock, Jazz and Old Time influences to create their unique, American hybrid that exemplifies the United State’s identity as a melting pot of traditions.

Ticket prices are $15 per show in advance ($20 at the gate) or $46 for all four – including a complimentary appetizer at Nonna’s “After Glow” after each concert. Tickets are available online at

The Homestead is Northern Michigan’s largest waterfront resort community located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, an area voted by viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America as the “Most Beautiful Place in America”. Along with its unmatched natural setting and miles of frontage on Lake Michigan and the Crystal River, the resort offers guest pools, tennis and golf in the summer; downhill and cross country skiing in the winter; and shops, restaurants, meeting centers and the luxurious new Spa Amira throughout all four seasons.

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