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Seth Bernard and the Family Business wsg Big Dudee Roo
Watermark 920
Muskegon, MI
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Seth Bernard and the Family Business wsg Big Dudee Roo
$10 in advance, $12 day of show, $5 12 and under
Tickets on sale September 7, 2012 at 9am

Born out of the lakeshore city of Muskegon, Inside the Mitten is a concert showcase of Michigan-based musical acts. Inside the Mitten was created by Watermark Live with concerts held at Watermark 920.

Watermark Live's "Inside the Mitten" Concert series is designed to expose the artists who put their experiences of these peninsulas to music. Through a structured, moderated discussion the Michigan-based artists that perform will expound on every facet of what it has taken them to get where they are. Artists are not chosen based on genre, rather they are chosen because they exhibit rare potential. Each concert is unique and makes for a diverse series of shows. Past musical acts ranged from dub step DJ's to folk favorites and hometown legends. The first season of the concert series was an instantaneous success with sell-out shows that featured intimate Concerts with: The Crane Wives, Ida's Rope, Homeless Poet, 5iveit, Chantron, Funktion, Charlie Slick and Thunda Clap, Four Finger Five.

Support Michigan-based artists who take pride in the state by sharing it from the stage. The second season promises more of the same with the fall series featuring:

WHO: Seth Bernard and the Family Business wsg. Big Dudee Roo

WHAT: Inside the Mitten Concert

WHEN: October 12, 2012

SCHEDULE: Doors open at 6pm

Big Dudee Roo 7pm

Seth Bernard Moderated set: 8:15pm - 9:30pm

Seth Bernard Freestyle Set: 9:45pm 11pm

TICKETS: All ages - General admission: $10 in advance or $12 at the door, or online here:

Tickets on sale Friday September 7!!!!

DETAILS: There is plenty of seating, plenty of room to dance and an ample amount of Michigan beer, and wine featured as well as a fully stocked, full - service bar. Join us in an intimate setting enjoying an evening celebrating Michigan.

Food: Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack Food: Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack will set up a sandwich bar during the event from 6pm 11pm. Fatty sandwiches are available for purchase during the show.

Sponsored by: Redwall North Studios

Sound by: Roy Wallace

Moderated by: The Mitten Series is Moderated by: Lou Jeannot. Lou's ability to conduct a candid and insightful conversation with our featured acts has blown everyone away. Lou is also a co-founder of one of the most prolific record labels in Muskegon, Mux Rec.

Inside the Mitten consists of a single moderated set from the opening act and two sets from the featured act. The first set is a discussion between our moderator and the act interlaced in between the songs that tell their story. For the second set, the audience is encouraged to get to know the musical acts by submitting questions to the moderator who presents them to the bands in between songs. Each show makes for a unique set of questions and answers ranging from the prolific to the spontaneous and often hilarious. Each concert is an intimate setting where concert goers have a great night out celebrating Michigan through music and Michigan made beer/wine as they get to know the bands and the stories behind their music.

Seth Bernard and the Family Business bring a fresh breath of folk rock and Michigan soul to Charlevoix.
Lake City native Seth Bernard, founder of the Earthwork Music Collective and the Water Festival, has been a professional touring musician and champion of Michigan for the last dozen years or so. Joining renowned Michigan sidemen Dominic Davis (bass), Mike Lynch (keyboards) and Mike Shimmin (drums), who form the "Family Business", Bernard is able to stretch out and showcase his songs in a deep groove created by this rare combination of talents. A gifted songsmith and an excellent and versatile electric guitarist, Bernard is first and foremost a communicator, with a rare ability to inspire and entertain audiences of all ages with his unique blend of passion, enthusiasm and humor. As a band of friends with a great deal of shared experience and mutual respect, Seth Bernard and the Family Business continue to say yes to Michigan and rock the house with energizing music and a positive message of respect and understanding for these times.

Big Dudee Roo's atmospheric folk rock/grunge sound has its origins in the town of Wayland, MI, where all five members were raised and received their public educations. Now based in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, it has since grown and expanded throughout the great mitten state and its vibrant musical community. On the band's first full-length release, "Listen to Your Discontent," songwriters Max Lockwood and Nate Wagner deal with themes as wide-ranging as personal and spiritual growth, community and family, "complete with socio-ecological consciousness and positive attempts to find significance in the suffering and disassociation of the modern world" (Recoil Magazine). Aurora Lewis' soulful vocals, Justin Dore's versatile and unique guitar work, and Kurt Rizley's steady driving beats feed off of the songs and take them into full bloom with the distinctive Big Dudee Sound.

Watermark Live is the event and promotions arm of the Watermark. Our group draws on a collaborative, not competitive, attitude create the most diverse events imaginable. Our events are intended to intrigue, excite, inform, and most importantly entertain.

Watermark 920: Muskegon's newest and most innovative space for events is changing how we work and how we celebrate. This progressive urban address integrates productivity with creativity and is redefining event planning on the lakeshore.

Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack is joining us with their custom sandwich station called "Fatty's OnThe Road". Fatty's rolls out to the event with a microcosm of their amazing deli and churns out as many sandwiches in as many combinations as you can handle



Watermark 920 (View)
920 Washington Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49441
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > All Ages
Music > Experimental
Music > Folk
Music > Global
Music > Indie
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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