July 25 – Dixon Violin Concert at Martin Road Park in Ferndale
Ferndale, MI- Join us for a rare opportunity to experience Dixon’s spellbinding music, as seen on TED.com, at Electric Forest, & Burning Man.
** Please bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic supplies. Yoga mats, hoops or flowing toys are also welcome! ***
Sunday July 25
12:00 p.m. Doors open
1:00 p.m. Emily Burns (from escaping the causeway)
2:00 p.m. Jordan Hamilton
3:00 p.m. Dixon’s violin (75 minutes)
$ 19 in advance / $ 25 per day
All ages are welcome
Children 12 and under are free
About Dixon’s violin:
The world’s first visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so across North America, including giving three TED talks / performances, for ten years at Burning Man, as well. than appearances on radio, television and movies. A former technological leader and symphonic violinist, Dixon gave up a distinguished career to pursue his dream full time and invented a whole new musical genre. Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looping system he developed to create a one-man symphony, guided by his remarkable personal life-transforming story.
About Jordan Hamilton:
Cellist and singer Jordan Hamilton merges musical styles to tell stories of human experience across a variety of musical genres. A member of the Last Gasp Collective and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Jordan performs primarily in the Midwest where he has opened for national artists such as Eric Roberson and Nappy Roots. His latest album “Vibrations” is a compilation of feelings expressed in sounds without words.
About Emily Burns:
Americana Wildflowers among Bluegrass Blades. Have you escaped the sidewalk lately?
Hailed as “the most dynamic American band in Detroit, Michigan,” Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of Bluegrass, Folk and Americana. Their unique arrangement as a joint frontman, with Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz equally sharing singing, songwriting and guitar playing, allows for an amazing, harmony-driven musical interaction that won them seats. on bills like The Tim O’Brien Band, Front Country, The Dead South, Justin Townes Earle, Mountain Heart and Joan Osborne. With several festival appearances planned, a 2017 Winner of the Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Americana Recording, over 700 shows to their credit, an ongoing project featuring music inspired by national parks and an uninterrupted touring program, this duo is spreading their root-based message far and wide. Americana fans will find a lot to love about Escaping Pavement. Find out why Jeff Milo of the Detroit Free Press and the Deepcutz blog said, “Escaping Pavement makes rarity amazing. Acoustic guitar and mandolin crackle together like a haunting bonfire, and the voices of Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz blend like the azure purple and tawny oranges of a vibrant sunset… ”
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