Drive-in Live! - The Big Payback, Sankofa, Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler
2755 E Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 927-8700
Contact: The Mendel Center Box Office
Phone: (269) 927-8700
Live music is back at The Mendel Center! This time we're taking the entertainment outdoors onto the spacious grounds of Lake Michigan College where we can all socially distance while having a great time complete with trivia contest, prize give-a-ways, and other fun!
Here's how it works. One ticket gets your carload of friends and family (up to 6 people) onto the lot on the Grand Upton Hall side of The Mendel Center. Park and get ready to enjoy the show from inside your vehicle by listening to the FM radio broadcast, or break out the lawn chairs and safely social distance with your group in your personal tailgate space. The live action on stage will be projected on a big screen for great viewing throughout the lot.
Saturday, September 19 Line-up
The Big Payback
The Big Payback is an award-winning jazz-rock band featuring the soulful vocals of Leah Isabel Tirado and a smoking horn section. Mixing "ambitious original tunes that challenge even the most talented instrumentalists" (La Crosse Tribune) with classic covers, the band's live show never fails to get the crowd moving.
Sankofa is a group of local musicians from Benton Harbor who love and respect the emotions that develop when good, deeply felt music is played. They have performed on many stages for the past five years, playing an eclectic mix of Old and New Soul, Funk, Jazz, R&B, and Hip Hop.
Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler
They opened The Mendel Center's Remotely Interested online series. Now, they'll be with us in person! Together, this husband and wife duo have been 3-time committee nominated by the Irish Music Association for Top Duo internationally. Their CD “Chance the Arm” was named Celtic Album of the Year in 2014 by Irish radio, Celtic Echoes.
The September 19 concert is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Crane Group.