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Calumet Theatre 120th Anniversary Celebration with Erik Koskinen and 2020 Theatre Season Reveal Event

Friday, March 20 – 7:30 p.m.

Performance Sponsors: ThermoAnalytics and Incredible Bank

This performance is also supported, in part, by an award from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


On March 20,  1900 the Calumet Theatre opened to the public with a touring production of The Highwayman.  120 years to the date later, the Theatre will celebrate its anniversary by revealing the 2020 Season Schedule, and with a special performance by Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band.

Musically sprouted from a blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues,  Koskinen and his band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic.

Koskinen grew up in the Copper Country, where folks figured out how to survive by working hard and with their hands.  “I always want to write about real stuff, real emotions, and I think it comes from living in a place like Northern Michigan,” says Koskinen. “It’s situations like hard livin’, poverty and drinking. I just grew up around all that stuff. There were no fabricated lifestyles.”

When Koskinen’s parents got divorced, he moved to a little mill-and-factory town in New York. “My dad was staying in Michigan, and when we were leaving, he gave us his guitar. When I got to New York, I didn’t know anybody, had myself a guitar and started playing chords.” That was the humble beginnings of a musical career…one steeped in roots music, blue-collar sensibilities, and honest heart-felt story-telling…THAT is Erik Koskinen.

Don’t miss this special night celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Copper Country’s iconic jewel, The Calumet Theatre!

Erik Koskinen….you will hear echoes of Hank Williams, J.J. Cale, Chuck Berry, or maybe even John Lee Hooker…however, it goes much deeper than that. Koskinen’s songs are stripped-down, breathe the Midwestern air, paint character portraits, and have a deceptively haunting quality. Koskinen’s developed his unique style, that he loosely calls “American music.” Call it what you want. It’s deeply engaging.”
— Glide Magazine