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Grand Hotel Arts Weekend

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Standard Room:
$1,015 per couple, $915 single
$1,415 per couple, $1,315 single
Joshua Davis

Join faculty, alumni and students from the Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters, the celebrated home of art theatre, language, literature, innovation and creativity at the University, as they convene for the 22nd annual weekend celebrating the arts while enjoying the splendor of Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island. Join in pre-dinner cocktail receptions, exquisite meals, and performances showcasing theatre and music. This is the perfect weekend to bring out your passion for the arts!

2016 Arts Weekend

Presenting “A Grand Night For Singing”, by the MSU Department of Theatre, faculty, and students. Some of musical theatre’s most recognizable songs are included in this musical revue. Saturday, enjoy a guided tour of Mackinac Island’s Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Collection led by Alumna Tatum Walker and presentation from Alumna Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.  She will focus on the innovative arts scene developing in Detroit, “Radically Yours in Detroit.” Read more about Elysia’s presentation >>>

ANNOUNCING special musical guest, MSU Alumnus, “The Voice” Finalist, and Michigan favorite Joshua Davis performing Saturday evening in the Grand Hotel Theatre!

Joshua Davis

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Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. He writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul. Performing Songwriter Magazine called the result, “Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around.” For over 15 years Joshua has made his living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge across the US and Canada. His music is steeped in ragtime blues, sweet jazz and real country but Davis’s broad schooling in the cultural, political and musical roots of American tradition has resulted in more than a simple retelling of universal themes. Dubbed, “the Michigan version of the Great American Songscape” (Chris Reitz, Elderly Instruments), his catalog is a seamless snapshot of American past and present. We are honored to welcome Joshua Davis to Grand Hotel for Arts Weekend.

Introducing 2016 Arts Weekend by:                                                                                    Christopher Long, Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters Dean

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday evening reception
  • All theater, art, music performances, and seminars
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters, created by the Musser Family, supports students wishing to pursue creative endeavors both inside and outside of the classroom. A portion of your reservation fee will help support this important scholarship.

Stay additional nights Thursday, June 23 and/or  Sunday, June 26, 2016 for just $209* per room, per night.

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.00 per person baggage handling charge. Regular additional adult and children’s rates apply.