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The Dangling Participles & Escaping Pavement at The Robin

The Dangling Participles & Escaping Pavement at The Robin

Friday June 19th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday June 19th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Get ready for an excellent and eclectic Americana twin bill! The Dangling Participles are hometown favorites, and Escaping Pavement has been hailed as "the most dynamic Americana group out of Detroit, Michigan". See below for more info!

8PM show, 7:30 tickets
$20 (no fees!), all ages

The Dangling Participles: The Dangling Participles are a Lansing-based band with a diverse song set ranging from folk and Americana to Latin jazz and blues. The band’s soulful vocals—shared by Tamiko Rothhorn and Austin Kaufmann—give the group its signature sound, rich in harmonies. Austin anchors the group on guitar and harmonica, with Tamiko adding cornet and ukulele. Tim Patterson fills out the low end on his upright bass and adds backing vocals. Dan Moreno rounds out the rhythm section on drums.

Escaping Pavement: Hailed as "The most dynamic Americana group out of Detroit, Michigan", Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana. Their unique joint frontperson arrangement, with Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz sharing equally in singing, songwriting, and guitar playing allows for astounding, harmony-driven, musical interplay that has earned them slots on bills with the likes of The Tim O’Brien Band, Front Country, The Dead South, Justin Townes Earle, Mountain Heart, and Joan Osborne. With multiple festival appearances scheduled, a 2017 Detroit Music Award win for Outstanding Americana Recording, over 700 shows under their belt, an ongoing project comprised of music inspired by the National Parks, and a non-stop touring schedule, this duo is spreading their roots-based message, far and wide. Americana fans will find a lot to love in Escaping Pavement. Find out why Jeff Milo of the Detroit Free Press and Deepcutz Blog said, "Escaping Pavement make sparseness stunning. The acoustic guitar and mandolin crackle together like a mesmerizing bonfire, and the voices of Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz blend together like the azure purple and tawny oranges of vibrant sunset…"
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Jeff Pianki | Robin Theatre: Thurs. 7/23

Jeff Pianki | Robin Theatre: Thurs. 7/23

Thursday July 23rd, 2020 - 7:00pm - Thursday July 23rd, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Audiotree Presents
Jeff Pianki
Parkway & Columbia
Jessica Mindrum

Robin Theatre
All Ages
Doors: 7:00pm
$13 adv/$15 day of

Tickets available here:

Public Onsale: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 at noon

Venue accessibility information here:

Your actions should respect your surroundings and all people sharing the space.

Violence, discrimination, bullying, or harassment of any sort are not welcome here.

We vow to actively work to create a supportive, non-threatening space for marginalized individuals and groups, both on stage and off.

Physical boundaries will be respected at all times. If your actions are making someone near you uncomfortable, please adjust your behavior.

The use of alcohol and other drugs should not alter your ability to act responsibly.

Be aware of how your actions are affecting those surrounding you.

Let’s leave the negativity at the door and do what we all come to do at any event, which is escape the realities of everyday life and enjoy ourselves with like-minded individuals!

If anyone feels unsafe in any way, or wants to discuss safety further, please email Nate at or ask for an Audiotree Presents representative at the front door.
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Carla Cooke & Billy Davis (The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience)

Carla Cooke & Billy Davis (The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience)

Friday August 14th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday August 14th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Carla Cooke, daughter of legendary singer, Sam Cooke, performs her father's hit songs with intimate, acoustic guitar arrangements by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Billy Davis!

8PM show, 7:30 doors
All ages, $20
Limited seating! More info below!

This special night of music will feature an intimate, acoustic performance by Carla Cooke and Billy Davis (former Sam Cooke guitarist, and guitar teacher to Jimi Hendrix!). Carla Cooke proves that the apple does not fall far from the tree as she gives the listener the raw talent, emotion, beauty and charisma that has her carrying the Sam Cooke family torch musically into the new millennium.

You Send Me -

Cupid -

Bring It On Home WGNTV -

A Change Is Gonna Come -

Wonderful World -

Soul Stirrers Medley -

Soul South Entertainment Artist Carla Cooke with Special Guest Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Guitarist Billy Davis Detroit perform "The Ultimate Sam Cooke Acoustic Experience" LIVE from The Robin Theatre Aug 14th, 2020 at 8:00pm. Tickets on sale at
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DuoDuo at The Robin Theatre

DuoDuo at The Robin Theatre

Saturday May 29th, 2021 - 8:00pm - Saturday May 29th, 2021 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Folk supergroup, The DuoDuo quartet, presents an unforgettable night of music, song, and dance, spanning from the intimacy of each duo to a collaboration featuring all four of these innovators and masters of their respective traditions and instruments. Feat. Nic Gareiss and Maeve Gilchrist & Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet.

8PM, 7:30 doors
$20 (no additional fees!), All Ages

(An introduction to DuoDuo)

Michigan-born percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Edinburgh harpist Maeve Gilchrist met while teaching at the Shasta Fiddle Summit in Northern California. They continued their musical relationship with spontaneous collaborations at festivals and chance meetings and later toured together as part of Darol Anger's band, 'The Furies,' finally making their duo debut at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, movement, rhythm and improvisation, Nic and Maeve have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Nic's footwork, combined with Maeve's melodic and improvisational sensibilities, make for an explosive duet sure to delight both the ears and the eyes.

Natalie Haas is one of the most sought-after cellists in Celtic music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for 18 years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound. She has appeared on over 50 albums, including those of Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster; Irish greats Altan, Solas, and Liz Carroll; and Americana icon Dirk Powell. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Natalie is currently based in Boston, where she is an associate professor of cello at Berklee College of Music.

Montrealer Yann Falquet is one of the most creative acoustic guitarists in today's Québécois music scene. Over the last 15 years, he has recorded five albums and toured the world with French Canadian power trio Genticorum. Over the years, he has developed a unique personal guitar style for Québécois folk music, rhythmically powerful yet subtly complex.

In the last few years, this husband and wife team of Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet have been touring together as a duo, performing a mix of Québécois traditional songs and new takes on folk music from throughout Western Europe.
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Annual Events

REO Town may be best known for its special events. Our organization is volunteer-driven, and we are always on the looking out for sponsors (both in-kind and financial), volunteers (that’s you!), and interesting new event concepts. Roughly half of REO Town’s events are coordinated by the REO Town Promotions Committee while the other half are partnerships with other neighborhood and event planning organizations.

REO Town Art Attack!

REO Town Art Attack! is a free, all-ages, outdoor art festival in REO Town! In partnership with REACH Studio Art Center, Art Attack! offers attendees opportunities to make art and celebrate local creators. Vendors line Washington Avenue, with live music and food trucks across the neighborhood. This event takes place in late August/early September.

Nightmare Off Elm Street

Nightmare Off Elm Street is REO Town's neighborhood Halloween party! Businesses stay open late, housing pop-up shows from local artists. Come from 5-8 to grab a bite and check out the exhibitions, then stick around for an evening of costume parties, burlesque and drag shows, and spooky hijinks! This event takes place in late October.

Art and Craft Beer Fest

Art and Craft Beer Fest is a collaboration with I'm a Beer Hound. Activating multiple neighborhood venues, Art and Craft Beer Fest presents an array of film, music, comedy and fine art, along with an impressive selection of local microbrews. A unique aspect of this festival is that it runs from 1PM to 10PM, and includes family-friendly activities during the day. Bounce between heated, indoors spaces and enjoy all that REO Town has to offer! This event takes place in early February.

Lansing Beer Fest

Lansing Beer Fest is an outdoor beer festival on Washington Avenue between South St. and Elm St. in REO Town. The festival features 20+ Michigan Breweries and around 100 craft beers, as well as a variety of ciders and spirits. In addition to the great beer selection, the event offers food trucks, live music, vendors and more! This event takes place in mid June.

REO Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza

REO Town’s biggest, weirdest fundraiser, the Thrift Store Gala features burlesque and circus arts performers in a warehouse space somewhere in the REO Town area. Attendees are encouraged to wear thrift or vintage apparel and Decadence Dolls, a Lansing pin-up photography studio, sponsors a ‘Miss Thrift’ pageant.


How to Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in REO Town. Attend a board meeting, join a sub-committee, become a member of the commercial association, or just hang out at one of our local businesses!

Sponsorship Tiers

1st Stack


Per Year
  • 2 tickets to any REO Town Event
  • Social Media Mention for one event
  • Vendor Space at one event
  • 1 Mainstage Sign at any REO Town Event

2nd Stack


Per Year
  • 2 Tickets and 2 VIP Tickets for any REO Town Event
  • Social Media Mentions for all events
  • Vendor Space at one event
  • 1 Mainstage Sign for two REO Town Events

3rd Stack


Per Year
  • 5 Tickets and 5 VIP Tickets for any REO Town Event
  • Social Media for all events and one special promotion
  • Vendor space for all events
  • Mainstage signage at all REO Town Events