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Cooper's Glen 2014
The Radisson Plaza Hotel
Kalamazoo, MI
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Cooper's Glen 2014
WHAT: Cooper's Glen: The Great Lakes Acoustic Music Festival
WHEN: February 14 & 15, 2014
WHERE: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

The Boxcars
Pat Donohue
Shari Kane and Dave Steele
The Freight Hoppers
The Royal Garden Trio
Open The Door for Three
Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Eprit Creole
Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen

Workshops and Square Dance included with all performance tickets, or may be purchased separately.

For WEEKEND PASS - Choose 2nd Friday Option


The 12th installment of Cooper's Glen: The Great Lakes Acoustic Music Festival will take place February 14 - 15, 2014 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel (100 W. Michigan Ave) in downtown Kalamazoo.

This family friendly (kids 16 and under get in for FREE), musically diverse and all-volunteer-run annual festival, presented by the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association, will feature performances and workshops by nationally touring and regional groups, jams, a square dance, raffle, and a wide swath of enthusiastic Southwest Michigan/Midwestern music fans.

Concerts Friday and Saturday evenings will be balanced by workshops and playing opportunities (and dancing!) all Saturday afternoon, so be sure to bring your instruments and your feet along!

Tickets can be purchased online at or in-person at Marshall Music (Portage) Broughton Music Center (Kalamazoo).

Evening Concerts:

Friday, February 14th

7:00pm Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Esprit Creole (Southern IL)
8:00pm The Royal Garden Trio (Ann Arbor, MI)
9:00pm Open The Door For Three (Chicago, IL & Maine)
10:00pm Pat Donohue (St. Paul, MN)

Saturday, February 15th

7:00pm Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen (Bloomington, IN
8:00pm The Freight Hoppers (Bryson City, NC)
9:00pm Shari Kane & Dave Steele (Ann Arbor, MI)
10:00pm The Boxcars (Nashville, TN)

Saturday Workshop Schedule

11:00 AM  12:30 PM: Coffee with the Luthiers  Mark Sahlgren - Coffee provided!

12:00  1:30 PM: Guitar Summit
with Pat Donohue, Cindy Kallet, Shari Kane, Brian Delaney

12:00  1:00 PM: French Creole Fiddle Tunes & Music from "Old Upper Louisiana"
with Dennis Stroughmatt

12:00  2:00 PM: Kids' Activities
with Laura Allison Nicol

1:00  2:00 PM: Irish Instrumental Workshop
with Grey Larsen, Pat Broaders, Liz Knowles and Kieran O'Hare

1:30  2:30 PM: Slow Jam
hosted by Kathy Nichols

1:45  2:45 PM: Community Sing
with Joel Mabus, Patricia Pettinga, Michael Beauchamp, and Sally Potter

2:00  4:30 PM: Square Dance
with The Freight Hoppers and Mike Clark

2:30  3:30 PM: Sweethearts Making Music
with Grey Larsen & Cindy Kallet, and Shari Kane & Dave Steele

3:00  4:00 PM: Old Time Banjo Workshop
with Joel Mabus

3:00  4:00 PM: Harmony Singing Workshop
with The Boxcars

3:00  5:00 PM: Community Music Showcase
hosted by Bob Allison and Dale Hein

4:30  5:30 PM: Mandolin Workshop
with Adam Steffey (of the Boxcars)

Stay at the Radisson!
Receive the Cooper's Glen room rate of $130/night, plus tax, when you call 269-343-3333 and mention the Cooper's Glen Music Festival, or visit

The Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) is a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to acoustic music. GLAMA promotes earplug-free live music that invites participation, whether it's clapping, singing along with the chorus or picking out the chords. Through jam sessions, instructional workshops and the annual Cooper's Glen Music Festival, GLAMA works to widen the circle of acoustic music listeners and players in Southwest Michigan.



The Radisson Plaza Hotel (View)
100 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

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Arts > Dance
Music > All Ages
Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Festivals
Music > Folk
Music > Jazz
Other > Family-Friendly

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


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