On Saturday, June 17, 2017, MidMichigan Environmental Action Council and Marshall Music will present Art in the Park, a free outdoor concert featuring local artists and musicians. The event is made possible by the generous support from Ferguson Development.
Art in the Park will be held at Ranney Park near the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing. Attendees are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks. A food truck provided by CruZine will be onsite as well.
Art in the Park is part of MidMEAC’s Art in the Wild initiative. MidMEAC is partnering with Ingham County Drain Commissioner Patrick E. Lindemann to draw attention to a pollution reduction project that aims to improve water quality in the Red Cedar River. The Drain Commissioner’s project to retrofit engineered wetlands and other low-impact design features into a highly-urbanized landscape will greatly reduce contaminants entering the Red Cedar through runoff from the Montgomery Drain sub-watershed.
The project will expand local trails and connect to the existing Lansing River Trail. A grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will allow Lindemann’s team to rehabilitate the fishery in the Red Cedar River within the project area.
The newly-created public spaces will accommodate areas for privately-funded art installations and live performances. Preliminary private development plans include construction of a new outdoor amphitheater and ice skating rink.
2:00 pm – Webberville Concert Band
2:35 pm – Kenath (short performance)
2:45 pm – Tom & Mary (familiar favorites and original music)
3:15 pm – Marshall’s School of Music Rock Band (classic rock)
4:00 pm – Pure Performance Arts (dance troupe)
4:30 pm – Ukulele Playalong with Olivia Lindbergh (Open to all, instruments provided by Marshall Music Co. or bring your own)
5:15 pm – Drum Circle with Ian Levine (Open to all, instruments provided by Marshall Music Co. or bring your own.