Special Event May 17 at the Box Factory for the Arts featuring an all female lineup

The Box Factory in St Joseph welcomes The Dacia Bridges Project to their stage for the first time in what promises to be an unforgettable evening!

The event starts at 5:00 with some very special local female artists and makers, food from the fabulous Chef Audrey S. Peeples of Werk It Food Truck and the musical sounds of Emma Hamel (believe us when we say we’ll all be saying “We knew her when….”). Local favorite Morgan Ingle will open the concert portion of the evening followed by our headliners The Dacia Bridges Project! We will have a full cash bar open as well, featuring our friends from Lazy Ballerina Winery. Mark your calendar and do not miss this fabulous “Ladies” Night like no other!

Friday, May 17, doors open at 5:00 pm // live music starts at 6

$10 in advance (online) // $12 at the door

The Dacia Bridges Project is described as one of “Kalamazoo’s Finest Female Musicians” and includes:

Dacia Bridges – lead vocal, guitar, songwriter

Cori Beth Somers – violin

Carolyn Koebel – drums & percussion

Sarah Halsey Fuerst – bass

Dacia Bridges is a powerhouse vocalist cited by some as reminiscent of Tina Turner, as well as an accomplished songwriter and performer. From the age of five on she has been gracing the stage not only as a singer, but also as a professional dancer, choreographer and model. She recently relocated to the United States after spending decades performing to great acclaim in Germany and throughout Europe.


The Dacia Bridges Project

Dacia has teamed up with musicians Sarah Fuerst, Cori Somers and Carolyn Koebel to form The Dacia Bridges Project, an all-female quartet like no other!

Morgan Ingle is the lead singer for the very popular Slim Gypsy Baggage, as well as one of the ladies who make up the trio The Backups. Emma Hamel is an up and coming young musician who is already making a name for herself writing music and performing locally and beyond.

We are proud to welcome these talented artists in our pop up market:

Donna Sauers of Donna Sauers Designs

Pam Kirkham of Kirkham Fine Arts

Erin Baldwin-Hamilton of Ella’s Soapbox

Miranda Skibbe of M’s Jemz

Amy Story of Plants and Things

Meeta Kedia offering henna tattoos

Nicolina Curcuru Holt of Nicolina Holt Photography

Peggy Gearhart of Love Leather Wraps

Jackie Leeser Baker of Dragons Fly Beads

Bailey Gruss of Bailey G. Photography & Unsalted Studios

Jennifer Miller Fedewa with A Penchant for Pebbles

Roxanne Shaw with R.A.R.E. Fashions by Roxy

Gretchen Kreiger of Eclectic Pearl Crafting

Nikki Gauthier of She Looks Designs


This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Box Factory for the Arts is located at 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

For more information, contact the Box Factory for the Arts at 269.983.3688 or visit