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Tall Poppy String Band + Northern Resonance at The Robin

Tall Poppy String Band + Northern Resonance at The Robin

Apr 24, 8:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

8PM | 7:30 doors
All ages
BYOB permitted from Sleepwalker (next-door to venue)
Co-produced by The Ten Pound Fiddle

Northern Resonance is the Scandinavian string trio that takes newly composed folk music into enormous soundscapes. With their previously untested combination of instruments; viola d’amore, hardanger fiddle and nyckelharpa they let Scandinavian music meet explosive rhythms and grand chamber-like arrangements that takes folk music in a new direction. All members are highly skilled and accomplished musicians, rooted in traditional music. With an intense musical connection that is rare to come across, they invite you into their world of compositions. There is great life in their tunes, and the trio knows how to bring it out.
VIDEO: youtu.be/8joIpPUIBrA?si=YU6AYDWcdANPoXdv
WEBSITE: www.northernresonance.se/

Tall Poppy String Band is an Old Time trio featuring fiddler and 2022 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Instrumentalist of the year George Jackson, guitarist Morgan Harris, and banjoist Cameron DeWhitt. Drawing from the deep well of American string band music, Tall Poppy String Band approaches tradition with playful curiosity; each performance more a discussion than a statement. Whether they’re chasing the elusive downbeat of a source recording, playing with the pronouns in a bluegrass standard, or challenging the assumed roles of their instruments, Tall Poppy String Band endeavors to prove that tradition is still being written.
VIDEO: youtu.be/4MljfafvWHs?si=JPZvbw_NfCPRqMjk
WEBSITE: www.tallpoppystringband.com/

Their debut, self titled album was released in 2022. “Intermittently majestic and mournful, the breadth of the album’s emotional palette is wide.” — Country Queer

“Just as it is a joy to listen to and watch this trio play music, it is also a pleasure to watch them interact. The fun they have together enhances the deeply collaborative and respectful nature of their overall style. I truly look forward to seeing this album make its way into the world, and to the future endeavors of Tall Poppy String Band.” — Folk Works
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Chamber Music with The Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Chamber Music with The Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Apr 25, 7:30pm

1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI, United States, Michigan 48910 Map

7PM doors, 7:30 show.

Contemporary chamber music from living composers, performed by the world-class musicians of Lansing Symphony Orchestra, in a warm and casual atmosphere!

Michael Bechtel- Violin
Tasha Warren Yehuda - Clarinet
Myeonggyun Charles Noh - Cello
Benjamin Mapes - Marimba
Bryan Guarnuccio - Flute

BYOB from Sleepwalker, next-door to The Robin! Also, join us for great conversation and free pizza after the show.

Limited seating! These shows tend to sell out, please consider getting tickets ahead of time! Tickets sold by LSO, tickets and more information:
www.lansingsymphony.org/events/lso-robin-theatre-1
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Alex Teller at The Robin

Alex Teller at The Robin

May 2, 8:00pm

The Robin Theatre

www.therobintheatre.com/events/alex-teller-at-the-robin-theatre

8PM music, 7:30 doors

*BYOB: We allow patrons to BYOB from Sleepwalker (next-door to The Robin). Coffee, tea and other outside refreshments are OK, too.

Alex Teller is a Folk singer & songwriter from Michigan sharing sounds of Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Blues, Roots-Rock & Bluegrass. Alex’s music brings new life to the tradition of storytelling & the "High Lonesome Sound" taking inspiration from names like John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams & Jimmie Rodgers, to name a few.

Video "Alberta": youtu.be/a7CHXpqYjyY
Video "Montana Man": youtu.be/glmY6NZ-PbU
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Pure Winds Quintet +

Pure Winds Quintet +

May 5, 3:00pm

1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI, United States, Michigan 48910 Map

3PM show, 2:30 doors

*BYOB from Sleepwalker or Blue Owl Coffee

Pure Winds is an award-winning woodwind quintet based in Lansing, Michigan that promotes outside-of-the-concert-hall musical experiences. The group engages audiences of all ages through residencies, masterclasses, and performances.

"Join us for an evening of musical collaboration with Pure Winds +! Experience the dynamic fusion of woodwind quintet classics and percussive flair as Pure Winds joins forces with a talented percussionist. From classical favorites to modern interpretations, this concert promises a captivating blend of sounds and styles. Don't miss out on this unique musical experience – get your tickets now and be part of the magic of Pure Winds +!"

Website: www.purewindsquintet.com

Video: fb.watch/n9zzKKxrAL/
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REO Town Cute Lil’ Market

REO Town Cute Lil’ Market

May 11, 11:00am - May 11, 4:00pm

REO Town

Mark your calendar! REO Town Businesses will welcome the Artisans and Makers Market right out on the sidewalk, up and down Washington ave! Perfect timing for Mother's day! Bring your Mom! Businesses will be having sales and tons of other activities to be announced!

Want to be a vendor?
forms.gle/4vdn8jkDRY2Y7rhZ8

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Joshua Davis at The Robin (Solo)

Joshua Davis at The Robin (Solo)

May 19, 3:00pm

1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI, United States, Michigan 48910 Map

3PM show, 2:30 doors, All ages

Video: youtu.be/Mhz4OgJLuWc?si=2y4aT1Y3f0qrBQ-D
(Always Going to be Here - Warm Welcome Sessions)

More info about the artist: joshuadavismusic.com/

Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument: weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of making a small room, well off the beaten path, resonate with startling urgency and power. Couple it with an earnest poetic sensibility, a boundless work ethic, and an uncanny gift for connecting with audiences spanning generations, and it’s no wonder that Davis is now poised at the brink of the sort of widespread recognition that typically passes right over such a humble troubadour.

He’s currently touring in support of “Live From The Robin.” His first solo effort captures his essence in a way that pares his songs down to their emotional, musical and lyrical roots. Recorded over the span of two nights, this documents a raw and revealing glimpse of an artist who has his finger on the pulse of a culture, a culture that lives, loves and laughs, cries, mourns and heals. Joshua’s authenticity plucks all of the right heartstrings, soars on the updrafts, and plumbs the depths of the human experience. This is a deep and warm conversation with a room full of old friends. “I’ve wanted to make this album for years” says Davis. “And I’m so excited to share it. I love playing solo shows. It allows me the freedom to dig deep into my songs and really be in the moment with the audience.”

*BYOB: You can bring beer or wine from Sleepwalker (next-door to The Robin) to this show. Non-alcoholic beverages are also allowed!
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RTCA Board Meeting

RTCA Board Meeting

Jun 18, 2:00pm - Jun 18, 4:00pm+7Jun 18, 2:00pm - Jun 18, 4:00pmJul 16, 2:00pm - Jul 16, 4:00pmAug 20, 2:00pm - Aug 20, 4:00pmSep 17, 2:00pm - Sep 17, 4:00pmOct 15, 2:00pm - Oct 15, 4:00pmNov 19, 2:00pm - Nov 19, 4:00pmDec 17, 2:00pm - Dec 17, 4:00pm

REO TownLansing, MI48910 Map

The RTCA Board meets at 6pm on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss updates from our various subcommittees, upcoming events, finances, development news, and any other big-picture REO Town stuff. Board meetings are open to anyone.

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Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings at The Robin

Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings at The Robin

May 23, 8:00pm

The Robin Theatre

8PM (7:30 doors)
All ages ($20 adv, $25 door, $15 students)
BYOB from Sleepwalker!

Unforgettable music and performances from this eclectic and talented band. Don't miss this show!

After forming in 2013 to fulfill their shared dream of recording an entire album on wax cylinder, Roochie Toochie transformed their recorded repertoire of antique novelty tunes into a fantastic stage show that puts a capital "S" in showmanship. When you see the Ragtime Shepherd Kings you'll witness: fancy fiddling, dueling hawaiian guitars, ukelele wizardry, flashy lap-steel guitar, a menagerie of toy instruments, vocal harmonies that sound as if they were polished by hand, a musical pig "porkestra," scandalous dancing--and that's just the intermission!

Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings have performed at festivals, museums, theatres and the like across the country including but not limited to: First place winners of the Neotraditional Band Contest at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop VA 2015; Kauai Old Time Gathering, Kauai, HI; Knoxville Stomp, Knoxville, TN; The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association Festival in Richmond, MN; Black Pot Festival, Lafayette, LA; Indiana Fiddler's Gathering, Battle Ground, IN; Old Tone Roots Music Festival, Hillsdale, NY and the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.

roochietoochie.com/about/
Video 1: youtu.be/WZlpJ7te2wg
Video 2: youtu.be/MUVys7WcCfw
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Seán & Michael Gavin at The Robin (Irish music)

Seán & Michael Gavin at The Robin (Irish music)

May 30, 8:00pm

1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI, United States, Michigan 48910 Map

8PM show, 7:30 doors
* BYOB from Sleepwalker, next-door to The Robin

Seán & Michael Gavin are some of the greatest Irish music players in the country. Here's your chance to see them live in Lansing!

Master uilleann piper and flute player, Seán Gavin, is one of the most highly regarded Irish musicians of his generation. He is the first and only musician born outside Ireland to win the prestigious Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal. His most recent recording, Music from the Lost Continent, was hailed by The Irish Echo as “traditional music at its best!”

Seán tours regularly with the groups Bua and Téada, both of which have gleaned top praise from Irish music critics. Seán was Musical Director for the PBS program “I Am Ireland", and for the long running Atlantic Steps. He has lectured on traditional music at the University of Chicago, St. Andrew's in Scotland, Western Michigan University, and others. With recordings, lectures, and performances around the globe to his credit, Seán is back in his native Detroit, playing, teaching, and promoting traditional Irish music. www.SeanGavinMusic.com

Michael Gavin has been playing and teaching Irish music for over 30 years. He grew up in an environment rich in traditional music where he learned from his father, Co. Clare fiddler Mick Gavin. A member of popular Detroit-based band Blackthorn, Michael has regularly shared the stage with such greats as Liz Carroll, Kevin Burke, and Ashley MacIsaac. He is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, with a mastery of guitar, fiddle, banjo, bouzouki, and vocals. No stranger to the art of teaching, Michael is also a professor of philosophy, with degrees from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. His pupils, both musical and otherwise, have gone on to great achievements throughout the USA, Ireland, and beyond.

Video - The Gavin Family at The Ark youtu.be/zRKSADTG5X8
Video - Séan Gavin + James Kelly: youtu.be/ovg13DfnRS0?si=VD9mm335BYYgwobZ
Video - Buo feat. Séan Gavin: youtu.be/kZX5mneA5gQ?si=6FHgcQcd_3lZplVG
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Eric O'Daly + Warren & Flick at The Robin

Eric O'Daly + Warren & Flick at The Robin

Jun 6, 8:00pm

1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI, United States, Michigan 48910 Map

8PM show, 7:30 doors
All ages, $20 adv.
BYOB from Sleepwalker (next-door to venue)

Two great acts, one night! Michigan-based, world-class artists, for fans of people who play their instruments beautifully and write great songs. read more below!

Lansing's own Eric O'Daly is an eclectic singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His past appearances at The Robin have showcased his ability to shift between beautiful folk ballads and hypnotic bossa nova rhythms, leaving the impression of a world-traveled, virtuosic musician and mature songcrafter. Visit his website for more info!
www.ericodaly.com
Video: Red River Sun, youtu.be/Ui_XqNxcyks?si=110zBmCh5S4p1in2

Warren & Flick explore the nuanced textures of a two-person ensemble. Using both original material and arranged standards from many genres, this ensemble finds new depth in the simplicity of a duo. Jacob Warren plays double bass, while Grant Flick plays violin, tenor guitar, and nyckelharpa. The two met at the 2015 Acoustic Music Seminar (AMS), a program for young string players from around the world to collaborate and hone their improvisation, composition and performance abilities. Jacob and Grant's music is a reflection of their friendship and wide musical interests. The duo spends much of their time arranging, composing and performing together primarily developing original works. Their sound is documented with their first album “Kestrel,” released in 2019, and their second album “Waxwing” released 2022. With Jacob’s classical foundation and Grant’s experience in bluegrass and jazz, their contrasting backgrounds give this collaboration a unique and compelling musical narrative.
www.warrenandflick.com
Video: youtu.be/yNQyXcfk4Zs?si=7Ju-6yiKwrBcgEpv
Video 2: youtu.be/mB4Cqh0JQUs?si=ILHMTlLdFQURSo6x
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10th Annual Lansing Beer Fest

10th Annual Lansing Beer Fest

Jun 8, 4:00pm - Jun 8, 8:00pm

1100 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, United States Map

The 10th Annual Lansing Beer Fest is on Saturday June 8th, 2024 from 3pm to 8pm (2pm for VIP). LBF is an outdoor beer festival on Washington Ave. between South St. and Elm St. in REO Town. This festival will feature 20+ Michigan Breweries and 100 craft beers and ciders. If you’re looking for something else we have you covered by offering cider and spirits. In addition to the great beer selection, we will have a food trucks, live music, vendors and more!

Tickets: 5475-days.yapsody.com/event/index/804923/lansing-beerfest-2024

Event Website: lansingbeerfest.com/
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Allison de Groot + Tatiana Hargreaves | Earful of Fiddle Revue

Allison de Groot + Tatiana Hargreaves | Earful of Fiddle Revue

Jun 29, 8:00pm

1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI, United States, Michigan 48910 Map

8PM | 7:30 doors
All ages
BYOB permitted from Sleepwalker (next-door to venue)
Co-produced by Earful of Fiddle

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves have been described as “one living, breathing organism”(Bandcamp Daily), with their music “transform[ing] the listener to a different plane” (No Depression). Their sound together captivates listeners through intricate and interactive dynamics between the banjo and the fiddle. They are individually recognized as leaders in the young generation of roots musicians, de Groot being known for intricate clawhammer banjo work with Bruce Molsky, and Hargreaves bringing powerhouse fiddling to the stage with Laurie Lewis and David Rawlings in addition to teaching bluegrass fiddle at UNC-Chapel Hill. The duo’s 2022 sophomore album, Hurricane Clarice reflects history, family, literature, live performance, and environmental instability in the sounds, feelings, and sensations that permeate their music. The album won “Best Instrumental Group of the Year” and “Best Traditional Album of the Year” from the Canadian Folk Music Awards and also received a Juno nomination for “Traditional Roots Album of the Year.”

VIDEO:
Nancy Blevins youtu.be/76zNOeTh6Lg
Hurricane Clarice/ Brushy Fork of John’s Creek youtu.be/7QzPI7Q5h04
I Would Not Live Always www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f1M2owWaPI
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Brian Oberlin - Solo Mandolin

Brian Oberlin - Solo Mandolin

Jun 30, 3:00pm

1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI, United States, Michigan 48910 Map

3PM show, 2:30 doors

A matinee set from Michigan's mando maestro, Brian Oberlin! Expect virtuoso musicianship, while Brian shares mandolin traditions from Bluegrass to classical Italian music. Grab a coffee (or Sleepwalker ale?) and come down for a truly lovely afternoon show at The Robin!

Video: youtu.be/X-ktZpY3vxU?si=QvcUa7dcquSBde1R&t=19

Video: youtu.be/SKRJ6V_i5VU?si=zes1FfIiuG17sToh

Brian Oberlin’s solo shows are unique in that listeners will be immersed in ALL things mandolin; from Italian and modern classical to Brian’s roots of bluegrass and swing to his award winning, multi-genre original music, all with vocals. Listeners can also expect a bit of humor and an educational component about the mandolins he’s playing and their venerable place in mandolin music history.

From Grand Rapids, MI, Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator. During his decades long professional career, Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist. Along with the myriad award-winning bands and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe (Full Cord, Grasshoppah, GER Mandolin Orchestra/Mike Marshall and Twin Mandolin Slingers/Evan J. Marshall), Brian is also the founder/director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp, the Great Lakes Mandolin Camp, the Michigan Mandolin Orchestra and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Of his accolades, his most recent stint was winning the 2022 Telluride band contest at that festival in Colorado, winning the 2022 IBMA momentum band of the year award, all with the band Full Cord, and Brian was a featured song-writer at the 2021 IBMA awards. When he is not performing, Brian teaches music to children and adults at a variety of venues and events around the world. Brian’s website (MandOberlin.com) is a great resource for not only his appearances but features FREE content for budding mandolinists on the Lesson Hub.
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Josh White, Jr. & Jack Hamilton at The Robin

Josh White, Jr. & Jack Hamilton at The Robin

Jul 17, 7:30pm

1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI, United States, Michigan 48910 Map

7:30 show / 7PM doors.
Tickets: $20 in advance

Join us to mark Josh White, Jr.'s 81st year in show business! Josh White Jr. is a Grammy Award-nominated recording artist who faithfully upheld the musical traditions of his father, the late bluesman Josh White. Josh will be joined on stage by friend, Jack Hamilton, and the duo will trade songs & stories for us to enjoy.

Video: youtu.be/pWJatM-s2LI?si=mDIiwSTtRIrSqKNL
Video: youtu.be/l9nObCfBmcA?si=SaLLGLjHbMMs5lId
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_White_Jr.
www.facebook.com/p/Josh-White-Jr-100063218830654/

* BYOB from Sleepwalker (next-door to the venue) is allowed at this show.
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A Nightmare Off Elm Street

A Nightmare Off Elm Street

Oct 26, 10:00am - Oct 26, 10:00pm

REO TownLansing, MI48910 Map

It's baaaaaaaaack! Located just off Elm Street is Lansing's historic REO Town, home to some of the city's oldest (and darkest) history. Join us as we once again transform the neighborhood into a spooky spectacular! Details to come...

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REO Town's Christkindl Holiday Market

REO Town's Christkindl Holiday Market

Dec 14, 12:00pm

REO Town

Mark your calendars for REO Town's first ever Christkindl Market! In 2022, Krampus began making appearances in REO Town, taking up residency inside the Marketplace for holiday cheer (and fear.) This year, we want him to feel right at home in the neighborhood with a German-style holiday market! Come do your holiday shopping at our unique, eclectic shops. Enjoy a quick drink or a full meal at your favorite REO Town restaurants, pubs, cafes, and diners. Come for the weird, stay for the wonderful! (More details to come.)... See MoreSee Less

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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 lookout for sponsors (both in-kind and financial), volunteers, 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.

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. 

Hosted in mid-June, the event offers food trucks, live music, vendors, a great beer selection, and more!

REO Town Thrift Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza

REO Town’s biggest, weirdest fundraiser, the Thrift Store Gala features burlesque and circus arts performers in a warehouse space in the REO Town area. 

Attendees are encouraged to wear thrift or vintage apparel featuring the Decadence Dolls, a Lansing pin-up photography studio who sponsored a ‘Miss Thrift” pageant.

How to Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in REO Town!

  • Attend board meetings
  • Join a sub-committee
  • Become a member of the commercial association
  • Sponsor an event
  • Or hang out and become a regular at one of our local businesses!
Learn More

Sponsorship Tiers

1st Stack

$250

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

$500

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

$1000

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