Max and Emily's Summer Concert Series
The Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series started with a vision from owner Tim Brockman and General Manager Chris “Elmo” Walton back in the fall of 2008.
With local musician, Monique Berry asking to perform her first local show in eight years at Max & Emily’s, Brockman and Walton worked with Downtown Development Coordinator, Michelle Sponseller on how to close down Broadway one night in August to put on a free show for the community. With over 750 people in attendance, the show was a great success and their vision became a reality.
The following year, Downtown Mt Pleasant and Isabella Bank joined Max & Emily’s as official sponsors of the Summer Concert Series. In 2009, the Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series was officially started with three shows that summer; Brian Vander Ark, lead singer of The Verve Pipe, The Saucecats, a local band out of Remus with a funky style and Monique Berry returning to close out the year.
In 2010, both Brian Vander Ark and The Saucecats returned to play the series drawing over 2,000 people for the combined nights. Concluding the series, Jeff Daniels made his presence known, bringing in over 2,200 in attendance. Not only is Jeff Daniels a singer, songwriter and actor, but he also is a Central Michigan University Alumni, truly bringing a uniqueness to the Summer Concert Series and continuing the exponential growth of this event.
2012 brought in well-known talent from around the country as the Max & Emily's Summer Concert Series grew and gained more attention. The series started off with 90’s rock band, The Verve Pipe in June, followed by the folk-rock melodies of The Ragbirds in July. Howie Day, best known for his 2005 hit “Collide” closed out the series in August.
Each year adds new talent and excitement to the community. The concerts are free to all and are family friendly. So grab a couple of lawn chairs, the family, and a hunger for both great Max & Emily’s food and amazing music and we’ll see you downtown this summer!
Call (989) 772-7460 for more information about the summer concert series or visit Max & Emily's website by clicking here!
The 5th Annual Max & Emily's Eatery Summer Concert Series is here! Continuing the great tradition of giving the community free, family friendly shows we are excited to announce something new this year. Five years….Five shows! We are calling it “Five for Five,” a way to celebrate the Series, the Community, and Downtown.
Kicking the series off on Thursday June 6th is the 2009 American Idol Winner Kris Allen. July will see three weeks of shows, back to back to back. Starting with The Ragbirds returning on Thursday July 11th, The Verve Pipe will once again entertain you on Thursday July 18th, and returning to finish the month on Thursday July 25th, The Saucecats. All Three shows are sure to have you and your loved ones dancing up in front of the stage. Closing out the series sees singer/songwriter Howie Day backed by a small orchestra on Saturday August 24th. We are thrilled to be able to talk about this with you all and cannot wait till that first show in June to celebrate with such a great and supportive community.
Thursday June 6th @ 7pm – Kris Allen
Thursday July 11th @ 8pm – The Ragbirds
Thursday July 18th @ 7pm – The Verve Pipe
Thursday July 25th @ 7pm – The Saucecats
Saturday August 24th @ 7pm – Howie Day and Friends