Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb

Music at the Dark Sky Park

Friday, June 11Fri, Jun 11 at 8:00 PM ET

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Vandalia, MI

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Come for the music, stay for the stars! The Connecting Chords Music Festival will be bringing live music to the Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park before an evening of stargazing on Friday, June 11. Performing will be the amazing Dede Alder (percussion, vocals) and Josh Holcomb (violin, viola).

Park admission is $2/car for Cass County residents, $3/car for non-county residents (please bring cash). Donations to the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music will be accepted.

Located in Vandalia, MI (about 50 minutes south of Kalamazoo), Lawless Park is one of only two sites in Michigan to be officially designated an International Dark Sky Park. The music program will start at 8:00 PM, and the park will remain open until midnight for stargazing.

In case of bad weather or excessive cloud cover, the event will move to Saturday, June 12.

About the Musicians

From humble beginnings, Dede Alder has paved her way on her own experimental, alternative, off-the-grid musician journey of over 15 years. She has worked with world-renowned percussionists, leads the band Dede and the Dreamers, and plays many solo/duo shows as the singing percussionist.

Josh Holcomb spontaneously creates textures and sonic landscapes, transforming the acoustic five-string violin sound into an endless variety of tones. Originally from Kalamazoo, Josh studied music performance at the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University. He also studied Karnatic Music in Mysore, India, through the Vivekananda Institute for Youth Leadership.

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