• Music at the Market: This Saturday we’re offering a musical doubleheader, starting at 9 a.m. with Ensemble Hanabi, a group of young people who demonstrate amazing skills on the marimba. Hanabi is Japanese for fireworks, and when you hear this group perform, you’ll know why.
The non-profit ensemble was formed just about a year ago. Because of the pandemic, they could not hold traditional indoor performances, so they contacted the Market, and we were more than delighted to welcome them to Riley Park. In fact, the group performed twice last summer and will do so again this year, beginning this Saturday from 9:00 to 9:40 a.m. and again from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.. To see highlights of their performances at last year’s market, click here. To visit their website, click here.
Starting at 11 a.m., market regular Bob Skon will take over the music tent with his fusion of a singer-songwriter style with a healthy dose of folk-rock and a touch of jazz. Skon delivers sweet and lively melodies wrapped around intelligent, well-crafted lyrics that capture those moments in life we can all identify with. Bob's performances include an ever-growing list of original songs including “Till I Stop Thinking About Her,” a winner in the Michigan Songwriter’s Contest, along with interpretations of covers by such artists as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Elvis (Presley and Costello), The Beatles, The Band, Talking Heads, Lyle Lovett, and others. For more info, click here.
• The Walkabouts: This week we will walk down the stairs to Shiawassee Park, where we'll hear from. Click for more info.
• Market Recipe Board: Check back Friday for fresh recipes with nutritional information from Julia Stevens.