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Dixon's Violin at The Robin

Dixon's Violin at The Robin

Sep 29, 8:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

You've never heard violin like this! The world's premier visionary violinist, Dixon's life mission is to inspire people - and he has done so across North America, including giving three TED talks/performances, over ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV & film appearances. More info below!

7:30PM doors
8P Dixon's Violin,
All Ages (Children 12 and under are free)
$20 online (plus $1 processing)
$25 at the door

The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48910

...A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looping system he developed to create an all-live one-man symphony, guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation.

Official Website: www.dixonsviolin.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dixonsviolin

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

*COVID-19: Please stay home if you're feeling unwell. Vaccinated folks = mask optional. Masks required if unvaccinated. We recommend that attendees wear masks when not actively drinking.
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Seth Bernard at The Robin (wsg. Alex Teller)

Seth Bernard at The Robin (wsg. Alex Teller)

Oct 6, 7:30pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

7PM doors
7:30 show
All ages

Alex Teller will kick off the concert with a set of great tunes, followed by an hour from Seth Bernard!

A hugely influential figure in the state's musical renaissance of the past decade, Seth Bernard is the founder of Earthwork Music and Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Founder and Co-Executive Director of Title Track, working for clean water, racial equity and youth empowerment, and a prolific songwriter/bandleader.

Listen, learn and explore Seth's various projects (musical and otherwise):

samuelsethbernard.com

About Alex Teller:
alexteller.bandcamp.com/

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

*COVID-19: Please stay home if you're feeling unwell. Vaccinated folks = mask optional. Masks required if unvaccinated. We recommend that attendees wear masks when not actively drinking. Please stay tuned, this policy is subject to change.
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Joshua Davis at The Robin

Joshua Davis at The Robin

Oct 9, 7:30pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

A solo show from one of the mitten's most beloved singer/songwriters! Seating is limited for this show, so be sure to get your tickets before they're gone! More info below!

7:30 show, 7PM doors, All ages
BYOB from Sleepwalker!

More info about the artist:
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.

*COVID-19: Please stay home if you're feeling unwell. Vaccinated folks = mask optional. Masks required if unvaccinated. We recommend that attendees wear masks when not actively drinking. Please stay tuned, this policy is subject to change.
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Jason Dea West at The Robin

Jason Dea West at The Robin

Oct 13, 8:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

West carries on the great American musical tradition of the lonesome country troubadour, train-hopping Woody Guthrie-punk. Very pleased to host him at The Robin for the first time, and know you'll dig what you hear! More info below!

8PM show, 7:30 doors
$20 advance, $25 doors
Tickets: www.therobintheatre.com/events/jason-dea-west-at-the-robin

*BYOB: You can bring beer or wine from Sleepwalker (next-door to The Robin) to this show. Outside, non-alcoholic beverages are also allowed.

*COVID-19: Please stay home if you're feeling unwell. Vaccinated folks = mask optional. Masks required if unvaccinated. We recommend that attendees wear masks when not actively drinking.

About Jason Dea West:

youtu.be/OjOP-lKHzY0
youtu.be/3N9l5_48atc
jasondeawest.com/

Jason Dea West is an American troubadour who sings what he lives and lives what he sings. Wests’ poignant lyrics are brilliantly blended with vintage country, folk and blues, and timely sensibilities. From epic guitar and harmonica instrumentals to humorous song as story, Jason never strays very far from the anarchic punk-folk roots of his beloved former band Barefoot Surrender and his celebrated current band Intuitive Compass.

Jason’s younger days as a busker and freight train hopper fostered his keen sense of road-inspired American musical history. Jason toured extensively with guest musicians and bands throughout the lower 48 States and Alaska, appearing in barn dances and taverns, theaters and music festivals, the circus and vaudeville circuits, on radio and in film. He has shared the stage with the likes of Lost Dog Street Band, The Resonant Rogues, Larry And His Flask, Hot Damn Scandal countless others.

Dea West has worked with several renowned recording engineers, including Scot Hackwith, Dennis Dragon, Dan Emery and Steven Hart, producing several studio albums and a recent live “Magnolia Session” via Anti-Corp Records of Nashville, TN which placed #15 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts in October 2020. In 2021 West began work on two new EPs, one “Lost Camp Dreams”, with Scott Hackwith at Cassette LA which is officially available December 30th of 2021, the second EP to be released later in ‘22 shall remain mysterious until further notice.
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Festival of the Macabre

Festival of the Macabre

Oct 15, 10:00am - Oct 15, 6:00pm

1023 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910-1646, United States Map

A festival of the odd, strange, weird, scary and fun!
Special Guests
Vendors
Food & Drink
Performers
Hearses
Music
Cosplay and Costumes encouraged
And more...

Vendors are wanted. Contact John Harris for details at:
jharris217@yahoo.com
Or go to form at:
form.jotform.com/sindeenyte824/vendor-application

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact John Harris at:
jharris217@yahoo.com

Event Sponsors:
Voodoo's World of Oddtiques
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The REO Town Book Party

The REO Town Book Party

Oct 15, 12:00pm

REO TownLansing, MI48910 Map

- Neighborhood pop-up market!
- Citywide book crawl!
- Poetry readings at The Robin!
- Much more!

The REO Town Book Party is a celebration of written and spoken words, and a collaboration between writers, neighbors and booksellers! Free to attend, active Noon-6ish.

Book Crawl: Visit each of the participating booksellers, collect a pin, and get a free book tote when you make it to the end! Save the date, details on participating shops coming soon!
*Bags can be claimed at Deadtime Stories and The Robin Books, while supplies last

Pop-up Market: Visit REO Town for a walkable street market, produced by Vintage Junkies! Book-adjacent vendors and local artisans will delight you with their wares!

Poetry Events at The Robin: Thanks to the Lansing Poet Laureate and The Poetry Room, The Robin Theatre will host a poetry workshop with TBA and a free poetry showcase featuring TBA. RSVP is recommended, as seating is limited.

Other affiliated happenings:
- AOTA Beats and Brewers at Blue Owl Coffee in REO Town.
- Neighborhood after-party, details TBA.

Grant was provided by
MCACA
through the Reo Town Association

Additional Sponsorship by
Loomis Law
RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University

The Lansing Poet Laureate is brought to you by:
LEAP
The Poetry Room
Lansing Poetry Club
RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU

*** Want to get involved? ***
Please contact Dylan@therobintheatre.com if you're a book-adjacent vendor or author that would like to set up a table!
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The Realest Story Ever Told featuring Siaara Freeman

The Realest Story Ever Told featuring Siaara Freeman

Oct 15, 5:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

FREE event. Registration will drop 9/29 so please be on the lookout.

Siaara Freeman is featuring and opening for her is:

Masaki Takahashi, Rose Cooper, Justin Tokarski, Korey Deans, Claire Donohoe, Ryler Dustin & Great Dane

The Lansing Poet Laureate is brought to you by RCAH Center For Poetry at Michigan State University, Lansing Poetry Club, The Poetry Room & LEAP

This event was made possible by grant from:
MCACA
Reo Town Association

Additional sponsorship was provided by:
Loomis Law
LEAP
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The Reo Town Book Party - House Party

The Reo Town Book Party - House Party

Oct 15, 8:30pm

119 East Elm St Lansing MI 48910 Map

After the party is the after party!
We will be having a house party at Marcus'. If anyone knows Marcus, he knows how to throw down.

BYOB.
Be Responsible
Be Respectful
Have fun.
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William Elliot Whitmore | The Robin Theatre: 10.20.2022

William Elliot Whitmore | The Robin Theatre: 10.20.2022

Oct 20, 7:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Audiotree Presents

William Elliot Whitmore

10.20.2022
The Robin Theatre
All Ages
Doors: 7:00pm
$20 adv/$23 day of

Tickets available here: www.audiotreepresents.com/shows/10-20-2022-william-elliott-whitmore

The following COVID-19 protocols are in place for this event, per request of artist and/or venue:

Proof of Vaccination: RECOMMENDED
Masks: RECOMMENDED

Know what the policies for each show are before you go! For more information, please visit www.audiotreepresents.com/covid19

Audiotree Presents strives to ensure as many of our events are accessible to those who need assistance, and to create safer spaces inside the walls of our venues. For more information, visit www.audiotreepresents.com/blog/safer-spaces-and-venue-accessibility
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Anna Tivel | The Robin Theatre: 11.9.2022

Anna Tivel | The Robin Theatre: 11.9.2022

Nov 9, 6:30pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Audiotree Presents

Anna Tivel
Christopher Porterfield

11.9.2022
The Robin Theatre
All Ages
Doors: 7:30pm
$20 adv/$23 day of

Tickets available here: www.audiotreepresents.com/shows/11-09-2022-anna-tivel

The following COVID-19 protocols are in place for this event, per request of artist and/or venue:

Proof of Vaccination: RECOMMENDED
Masks: RECOMMENDED

Know what the policies for each show are before you go! For more information, please visit www.audiotreepresents.com/covid19

Audiotree Presents strives to ensure as many of our events are accessible to those who need assistance, and to create safer spaces inside the walls of our venues. For more information, visit www.audiotreepresents.com/blog/safer-spaces-and-venue-accessibility
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Jolly Holiday Artisan Market

Jolly Holiday Artisan Market

Nov 19, 11:00am - Nov 19, 6:00pm+20Nov 20, 8:00am - Nov 20, 1:00pmNov 20, 9:00am - Nov 20, 2:00pmNov 20, 10:00am - Nov 20, 3:00pmNov 20, 11:00am - Nov 20, 4:00pmNov 20, 12:00pm - Nov 20, 5:00pmNov 25, 6:00am - Nov 25, 1:00pmNov 25, 7:00am - Nov 25, 2:00pmNov 25, 8:00am - Nov 25, 3:00pmNov 25, 9:00am - Nov 25, 4:00pmNov 25, 10:00am - Nov 25, 5:00pmNov 25, 11:00am - Nov 25, 6:00pmNov 26, 6:00am - Nov 26, 1:00pmNov 26, 7:00am - Nov 26, 2:00pmNov 26, 8:00am - Nov 26, 3:00pmNov 26, 9:00am - Nov 26, 4:00pmNov 26, 10:00am - Nov 26, 5:00pm

REO Town Marketplace

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Jolly Holiday Artisan Market! Five weekends and 11 days of unique local shopping inside the REO Town Marketplace. In addition to the existing stores we are welcoming up to 27 additional vendors each weekend. Stay tuned for a list of vendors mid-October

Hours are Saturday 11 am - 6 pm; Sunday 12 - 5 pm; Black Friday 11 am - 6 pm
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Monte Pride & Kaysen Chown at The Robin

Monte Pride & Kaysen Chown at The Robin

Nov 19, 8:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

8PM show, 7:30 doors
All ages, $20 adv

*BYOB* from Sleepwalker! REO Town is a social district, which allows our concert-goers to carry beverages from our favorite little brewery/pizzaria, Sleepwalker (next door to venue).

*COVID-19 Policy* Please stay home if you're feeling unwell. Vaccinated folks = mask optional. Masks required if unvaccinated. We recommend that attendees wear masks when not actively drinking.

About the artists:
Monte Pride is a Michigan-born, Michigan-based singer-songwriter & fingerstyle guitarist whose songs recall the delicate vocals of Simon & Garfunkel, with guitar-work reminiscent of Nick Drake and The Tallest Man on Earth. He blends haunting melodies with vivid lyricism, bringing stories of love, loss, and longing to life in a complex array of healing, soul stirring song. Monte has supported Michigan favorites like Joshua Davis, Luke Winslow King, Breathe Owl Breathe, Gifts or Creatures, Escaping Pavement, The Ragbirds, and Michelle Held, and has performed at Wheatland Music Festival, the Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Buttermilk Jamboree, Holler Fest, and Pumpstock.

Video 1: youtu.be/wiQxX9nbd6U
Video 2: youtu.be/i-SdSARArjg
Artist website: montepridemusic.com

Monte's new, sophomore album, “Even in Absence," was released on August 21, 2020. The record, postponed from April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, presents healing songs to remind that experience, relationships, lives, their love and light persist, “Even In Absence”. Themes of loss & resilience, trial & growth, culmination & change surface at the album’s center as Pride’s rich tenor voice, vivid songwriting, accomplished fingerstyle guitar technique, and lush arrangements spellbind. Monte Pride tracked the songs over a 12-month period throughout the state of Michigan. The album involved many active artists in the state’s music community, featuring Sam Cooper, Brandon & Bethany Foote (Gifts or Creatures), Drew Howard, Mark Lavengood, Max Lockwood (May Erlewine, Big Dudee Roo), Laurel Premo (Red Tail Ring), and others. Pride worked at La Luna Recording & Sound in Kalamazoo with Ian Gorman, Third Coast Recording Company in Grand Haven with Joe Hettinga, Big Sky Recording in Ann Arbor with Elan Dantus and Timothy Monger, and Troubadour Recording Studio in Lansing with Jon Herrmann.
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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

$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