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Michigan ArtShare Urban/Rural Conversation
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Michigan ArtShare Urban/Rural Conversation

Windwalker is proud to once again partner with Michigan ArtShare to bring the Urban/Rural Conversation to Charlotte.

We’ll share a meal and some music together, then head outside for the Fire Flow Jam with Nat Spinz and friends. We’re excited to open the entertainment with Big Earn followed by headliners Kaylyn Pace & Eric Brodberg.

This is going to be an exciting night where Charlotte welcomes the other communities that shared in the Conversation…Jackson, Owosso, Lansing, and Detroit. Let’s make them feel welcome and show them all that Charlotte has to offer!

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The Rolling Hills- Album Release!
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Rolling Hills- Album Release!

The Rolling Hills - Debut Album Release!!
September 14th 8 pm
$10

The Rolling Hills were born in 2017 after happenstance led them both to Windwalker Underground Gallery in Charlotte, Michigan. Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Barrett Rush Miller drives the duo's dark and melancholy songs with hints of hope sparkling through his lyrics. Violist Alisa Dyer complements his musical tone perfectly with alto musings on her one of a kind instrument. Together they make an emotional, melody driven pair, making every performance an experience to remember.

Their self-titled debut album represents years of composition and decades of life experiences.
They are so proud to perform at Windwalker, the pinnacle of Arts and Culture in Charlotte, Michigan.

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An Evening with Mark Lavengood Trio
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Mark Lavengood Trio

An Evening with Mark Lavengood Trio
Friday August 2
7pm
$15

Join us as we welcome the notorious "Huggy Bear" for his debut on the Windwalker stage Friday August 2nd. This will be an intimate evening with good music and good vibes. Get your tickets online or in the Gallery before they are gone!

Mark Lavengood is a walking, talking ray of sunshine. His resonant energy and sparkling smile light up every stage, every studio, every room, RV and embrace he enters. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Lavengood specializes in dobro & steel guitar, both of which he's played for over a decade, while also being well-versed in guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, drums, and a variety of percussion instruments. In 2012, Mark was named winner of the acclaimed Rockygrass Dobro Competition hosted at Planet Bluegrass’ headquarters in Lyons, CO. Predominantly as a dobro player, Lavengood toured world-wide for 7 years with the award-winning Michigan-now-Nashville-based Americana outfit Lindsay Lou (formerly, & the Flatbellys), performing at a bucket list of venues and festivals over his time with the band. Both as a member of LLFB and as frontman of his namesake, Mark has performed at: the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, ROMP, Celtic Connections, Blissfest, Wheatland Music Festival, Founders Brewing Company's signature events; Black Party, Harvest Party & Founders Fest, Cowpie Music Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Farmfest, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, International Folk Alliance, IBMA, and many, many more. He’s also shared the stage performing with or sitting in with the likes of Seth Bernard, Amy Helm, the Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Billy Strings, Johnny Irion, Gregory Stovetop, and Trout Steak Revival, amongst others. At each stop along the way, whether on tour, in the studio, or passing you on the street, Mark's positivity and genuine warmth is an immediate captivator. His selfless and gregarious nature has allowed him to collaborate, write and record with some hall-of-fame worthy talents. Cutting his teeth in the art and music meccas of Ann Arbor & Nashville, Lavengood has recently returned to his native home, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a new, adorable family and a head full of ambition in tow. Since returning to GR, a burgeoning art and music scene in its own right, Lavengood has 'narrowed' his focus to his main, namesake project, as well as teaching and developing education platforms, mentoring, writing, recording, growing a music business (Bear Mark Productions) and of course, performing. A natural showman, Mark has released three full-length, critically-acclaimed records, the most recent with the Michigan-based Earthwork Music Collective

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Acoustic Liberty wsg Amber Cordell
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Acoustic Liberty wsg Amber Cordell

Saturday July 27th
7pm
$10

The night will kick off with a special featuring Amber Cordell and Ron McKeever: Ron began playing guitar at the age of four. During the early years his first love was Bluegrass music. In later years his interests included many other styles of music which lead to learning other instruments such as; banjo, mandolin, octave mandolin and Irish bouzouki. This all come in handy when he met his current duo partner Amber Cordell at Windwalker Underground Gallery. Amber Cordell grew up singing in church and community theater in Mississippi. Since moving to Michigan, she has sung in a few bands, but she only took up playing guitar about 2 and a half years ago (at age forty compared to Ron’s age four) in order to sing at her friends’ wedding. Thank goodness she came to Windwalker’s open mic and struck up a conversation with Ron McKeever with whom she is honored to play.

Acoustic Liberty- A tasty blend of folk music styles -- from rock to country, blues to bluegrass, gospel to funk, and old-timey sea shanties to new originals... with a dash of Cajun.… “Free-range Americana” Appearing with Acoustic Liberty: Ron McKeever - guitar and octave mandolin, Dave Dowling: vocals, banjo, fiddle, and guitar, Dianne Pfost: cajon/percussion, LeRoy Harvey guitar and vocals, Elizabeth Loring bass and vocals. Members of Acoustic Liberty have enjoyed regular encounters with Windwalker from its inceptions (or soon after) and remain loyal patrons!

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Fire Flow Jam
Jul
20
9:00 PM21:00

Fire Flow Jam

July 20, fire dancers from all over Michigan will be lighting up the night in Charlotte with their exotic performances. This event is free to the public. Fire performances are immediately followed by an open flow jam where guests are encouraged to pick up various circus props (without fire) and learn tricks from the professionals!

Bring your cameras, a comfy chair, and be sure to dress for the weather! 

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David D. Dickerson "The Louisiana Cowboy"
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

David D. Dickerson "The Louisiana Cowboy"

Saturday July 13th
7pm
$10

David Dickerson was born in raised in hammond Louisiana. He quickly fell in love with country music and listened to his influences like hank Williams and Johnny cash. He moved up to Michigan in the early 70s and also began his career in music. Since then he has written over 300 songs in the country or country gospel genre. He has shared the stage with artists like Little Jimmy Dickens, Leroy Vandyke, Billy Walker and countless others.

For 26 years He was the master of ceremonies for the 3rd biggest country show on earth. Now he has changed gears and is focusing more on selling his songs to other artists. He has written and recorded songs for General Motors, Sundance Chevrolet, Walmart, Television shows and countless others.

David is looking forward to this show at windwalker to have an intimate setting to play music, share stories, and laugh with friends and family!


Get your tickets before they are gone! Seating is limited!

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Summer Fire Flow Jam Series
Jun
22
9:00 PM21:00

Summer Fire Flow Jam Series

Welcome to the Summer Fire Flow Jam Series hosted by Yours Truly!

A fire flow jam is when a group of fire dance performers get together and dance with fire into the night. I imagine you've seen these sort of performances at the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival and even the Magical Realm Fantasy Faire! Well, guess what!! With a big thank you to the City of Charlotte and Windwalker Underground Gallery for sponsoring the event, you can experience the exotic nature of fire dancing this summer in downtown Charlotte!

Catch us on one or all of these dates:
June 22
July 20
August 24
September 21

Event is family friendly! Be sure to dress appropriately and bring a comfy chair to sit in! The Fire Flow Jams will take place in the parking lot behind Windwalker Underground Gallery in front of Brenda's Dance & Gymnastics from 9 to 10:30 pm (possible start delay depending on when it gets dark). The fire jam is immediately followed by an Open Flow Jam where our audience members can experiment with various circus props, maybe learn a few things from our performers, and get a picture or two with them!

Hope to see you all there! Tell your friends!

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Open Mic Night featuring The Journeymen
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night featuring The Journeymen

This week we're excited to have The Journeymen play a big set of music at open mic. They're playing at Charlotte Bluegrass Festival and also play a key role in organizing the event. Lots of great pickin' happenin at CBF please check out the festival this weekend Thursday through Saturday. https://charlottebluegrassfestival.com/

Every Friday is Open Mic Night at Windwalker. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Charlotte Celebrates Open Mic at Beach Market
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Charlotte Celebrates Open Mic at Beach Market

Join us for Windwalker Underground Gallery Open Mic Night at Beach Market during Charlotte Celebrates!

Every Friday we open up the Windwalker stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. This Open Mic event has proven to be a festival favorite! Free Family Friendly Fun taking place at Beach Market with Windwalker Underground Gallery bring the show on the road with an array of talented local entertainers! We have moved it to Saturday Night for this special event, and we are looking forward to sharing in all the weekend festival fun!

Each performer will have approximately 15 mins or about 3 songs.

1. Clint Dickerson
2. Stanley Bullard
3. Dale Allen Dixon Sr.
4. The Dead Lennies
5. Marilyn Tennant
6. Travis Silvas
7. lyn sawicki
8. The Rolling Hills with Alisa Dyer and Barrett Rush Miller
9. Clemente Barron
10. Matthew Shannon

This event takes place during Brews at Beach, and a cash bar will be available onsite for those of drinking age.

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Arts Night Out
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Arts Night Out

In partnership with The Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Windwalker Underground Gallery brings Arts Night Out to downtown Charlotte for a second year! Arts Night Out is a free event that will transform Charlotte neighborhoods into cool and vibrant spaces through the arts.

Downtown Charlotte will be full of fun and ART!

The Hen House will be hosting Members of the GLWG as they demonstrate the weaving process on various looms. Spinners will demonstrate Wheels and Drop Spindles!

Windwalker Underground Gallery will be showcasing various local artworks! We will be featuring some doodle fun with Doodle Art by Michelle JL!

Captain's Cabinetry, LLC will be featuring photography by Erin Wonch

PAE Plumbing LLC will be showcasing the amazing photographs of Steven Hooks Photography

Thirsty Bird Bar & Kitchen will be hosting a fun children’s art activity with Acres of Play.

The Gaming Cantina will be showcasing painting and illustrations by Karalee Sears

First Congregational United Church of Christ of Charlotte, Michigan will be hosting another Brownie Bake Off and a beautiful Quilt show!
Evelyn Bay Coffee Shop - will be hosting live music with Frendz Musical Group!!

Tropical Tanning

Lilypepper Boutique will be hosting beautiful paintings by Michaelle Converse

Missy's Shop of Style

Bella Grande will be hosting Christine Beals an artist who utilizes geometric designs, quilt patterns, and the beauty of nature as inspiration for her work.

Evelyn Bay Coffee Shop will be hosting fantastic music by Frendz Musical Group


-- Check back for more info! More exhibits coming!
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Women Giving Together Eaton County
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Women Giving Together Eaton County

We are a local women’s philanthropic group who collectively support nonprofit organizations in Eaton County Michigan.
Our fun & effective meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday evenings of February, May, August, and November. 
Each member brings a check for $50 to each meeting, which will be made payable to the selected nonprofit charity receiving the most votes that evening by the entire group in attendance. Three charities (from those who have applied) are selected at each meeting from a random drawing to present at each subsequent meeting. From those presentations, members vote and the top vote-getter receives all of the donations.
When we reach one hundred women giving together, it adds up to $20,000 per year! What a difference we can make in our community!

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Urban/Rural Conversation
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Urban/Rural Conversation

Join Michigan ArtShare and Windwalker for the Urban/Rural conversation event Saturday May 18th Noon-3pm! This is a free family friendly event!

We welcome back Detroit artist Chazz Miller and musician Kev E Kev And friends for an afternoon full of art, music, and food!

The "Urban/Rural Conversation" is designed as an exchange of art, music, and creativity between some of Michigan's urban and rural communities. The idea is to use arts and culture to create a space where people can get together around a shared cultural experience to learn more about each other and about Michigan communities.

This project was created by Michigan ArtShare and is generously supported by a grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Michigan State University Extension.

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Open Mic Featuring The Dead Lennies
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Featuring The Dead Lennies

This week The Dead Lennies will be here as a featured act playing throughout the night. The band consist of Spiz Onerski, Z. Lawson, and Nate Smith. Every Friday is Open Mic Night at Windwalker. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Open Mic Hosted by Clint Dickerson
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Hosted by Clint Dickerson

Every Friday is Open Mic Night at Windwalker. This week our good friend Clint Dickerson will be hosting the event. A simple sign-up on a dry erase board determines the order for the night.

Clint is one of our board members. He also teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, and more at Windwalker and other places. Both beginner and advanced lessons are offered as Traveling Teacher Music Co. Right now signups are underway for his 6 week free Youth Intermediate Guitar Lessons. What else? He also plays a lead role in organizing Gospel Fest in Potterville this June.

Come out this Friday and play music, perform, and say hi.

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Open Mic Night
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday is Open Mic Night at Windwalker. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Charlotte Sidewalk Poetry- Celebration!

Sidewalker Poetry Celebration
Windwalker Underground Gallery
Thursday April 25th
6-8 pm

Celebrate the official dedication of the two poems that will have been etched into our community sidewalks. We will host a formal Ribbon Cutting in front of Windwalker at 6pm followed immediately by a celebration reception!

We will have refreshments and poetry readings as well as some other fun surprises.

Thanks to our sponsors who helped make this happen! Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, CharlotteRising, Windwalker Underground Gallery, and Friends of Charlotte Performing Arts Center

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3rd Annual Windwalker Fundraiser "Then & Now"
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

3rd Annual Windwalker Fundraiser "Then & Now"

3rd Annual Windwalker Fundraiser and Awards Ceremony
"Then & Now"
Saturday April 13th 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
$20

Take a trip through time with us as we celebrate another year in downtown Charlotte! Guests will enjoy an evening full of colorful history, beautiful music, and well deserved awards!

Event Schedule:
6:00 - 7:00pm Food & Building Tours
7:00 - 7:30pm Music by Travis Silvas
7:30 - 8:15pm Awards Ceremony
8:15 - 9:00pm Music by Acoustic Liberty
9:00 - 9:15pm Presentation
9:15 - 10:00pm Music by Acoustic Liberty

‘Then & Now’ Photo Exhibit. While touring all three floors of the building discover photos from the past. Richard took on the project of restoring this building 25 years ago and has quite a few photos to display of the neglected shape it was in when he started. You will love the tour and the contrast of ‘Then & Now’

Awards Ceremony - We have 5 awards to present to people who have made a big impact on our nonprofit.

Vincent Brady Photography on Metal - Take a look at a selection of mostly nocturnal imagery on metal prints.

Musical Guests:

Meaghan Renee Hartin- Classical piano infused with a modern twist, with original pieces touching on all the emotions. Find her in the third floor ballroom during the opening reception starting at 6pm.

Travis Silvas - Windwalker board member and Open Mic All-Star will get the celebration started with a debut solo set at 7pm!

Acoustic Liberty- A tasty blend of folk music styles -- from rock to country, blues to bluegrass, gospel to funk, and old-timey sea shanties to new originals... with a dash of Cajun.… “Free-range Americana” Appearing with Acoustic Liberty: Ron McKeever - guitar and octave mandolin, @Dianne Pfost: cajon/percussion, LeRoy Harvey guitar and vocals - with special guest Elizabeth Loring (bass and vocals). Members of Acoustic Liberty have enjoyed regular encounters with Windwalker from its inceptions (or soon after) and remain loyals patrons!

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Open Mic Night
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Lansing Storyteller’s “Liars Club”
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Lansing Storyteller’s “Liars Club”

Come hear tall tales, exaggerated real life stories and outright lies from the mouths of storytellers from all over lower Michigan. at 2 PM on Sunday, March 31 at Windwalker Underground Gallery.

Come hear how one teller escaped from a Shaghai womens bathroom and how a giagantic catfish named Jungle Bells swallowed a Shetland pony. The Lansing Storytellers is sponsoring this Pre-April Fools Day event. Admission is $5 or 4 non-perishable items for the food bank.

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic

Join us on Thursday for FREE Poetry Open Mic hosted by the Lansing Poet Laureate, Dennis Hinrichsen.

Once a month we will invite people in to share poetry in an open mic format. Sign up when you arrive, and share three poems or approximately 10 minutes. We welcome all ages and all experience levels to the stage!

The event starts at 6:30. Share your poetry or listen to those who do.

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Monte Pride & Lily Talmers wsg Lyn Sawicki
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Monte Pride & Lily Talmers wsg Lyn Sawicki

Monte Pride & Lily Talmers wsg Lyn Sawicki!
Saturday March 23!
Buy Tickets - $10 -
8 pm

A newfound duo with a timeless sound, songwriters Monte Pride & Lily Talmers blend vintage folk, americana, and traditional inspiration to present deeply rooted, harmony driven songs in the key of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Simon & Garfunkel, and Mandolin Orange

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Open Mic Night
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Open Mic Night
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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