Bluegrass Music, Craft Activities to take the Stage at Kearsley Park

Ryan-Bellows-Bluegrass-BazaarMusicians from all over Michigan and elsewhere will break out their banjos and washboards Saturday, June 6, as part of the Ryan Bellows Bluegrass Bazaar. Flint’s Kearsley Park will host the free event, celebrating bluegrass music and the sub-genres/culture it has inspired, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 6.

The current lineup includes:

  • Poet Nathan Haskins
  • String Thing (Flint-based, 4-piece band)
  • Old Napper and the Spittoon Stompers (Owosso-based band)
  • The Matchsellers (Kansas City-based artists)
  • Mel and/or Ron Hammon Band (Flint-based members of the Michigan Bluegrass Music Association)
  • Covert (Flint- and Detroit-based band playing space-rock, funk n’ roll-soul, jam-grass, blues-reggae)
  • New County Grass (Flint-based musicians playing modern and traditional bluegrass)
  • The Ragbirds (Ann Arbor-based artists)

At 3 p.m., audience members are encouraged to put on their dancing shoes and join the Grand River Squares, a Grand Rapids-based LGBTQ Square Dancing Club, in the park’s pavilion.

There will also be a children’s area with crafts, scavenger hunt, free raffles, corn hole tournament, scavenger hunt; and shopping bazaar featuring various art, craft and antique vendors.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 Kearsley Park you are invited to a free movie night presented by the Flint Horror Convention.  For one night Kearlsey Park will be reminiscent of the drive-in movie experiences of old as we project 1950’s B-Movie classic THE BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE and invite everyone to bring their blankets, chairs, and snacks for an evening under the stars watching an old fashioned monster movie.  Everyone is invited to come out to the park early to claim their spots and to enjoy themselves a little early and we’ll start the show at 9:30PM.

This is an ALL AGES night of movies and fun so get those blankets ready, pop up some popcorn, and make sure to be in the park on June 28 for –



The Flint Horror Convention Presents –


Kearsley Park is located off of Robert T. Longway Blvd., in Flint, MI

June 28, 2014

9:30PM Showtime


Parental Advisory – Film Will Feature Mild Scares

Sponsored by SYNAPSE FILMS






The Summer Will Once More Be Filled With Shakespeare In The Parks

Kearsley ParkThis year marks the tenth anniversary of Shakespeare In The Park in Kearsley Park and over the years it has become a beloved summer staple in Flint. For those with a love of theater and the great bard though the Kearsley Park Players will be taking their troupe on the road and not just in the park this season. The production for the 2014 season will be the comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor and the season kicks off on Friday, June 13 in Kearsley Park. From there the show will move to For-Mar, then to the Linden County Park, and will close out in Flushing County Park on June 21. The play is beloved for its comedic take on class, wealth, and the usual jealousy and revenge Shakespeare is known for and the play will be directed by Kay Kelly, who oversees Kearsley Park.

Shakespeare In The Park has become a summer tradition in Flint and is truly one of Flint and Genesee County’s treasures. Theater season is about to be back and it’s a great time to start making your plans.

Shakespeare In The Park 2014 Season

The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 13 – June 21

All dates except the opening night gala are FREE!

June 13 – 8PM – Kearsley Park (Opening Night Gala)

June 14 – 8PM – Kearsley Park

June 15 – 2PM – Kearsley Park

June 19 – 7PM – For-Mar Nature Preserve

June 20 – 7PM – Linden, Clover Beach

June 21 – 7PM – Flushing County Park (Season Ending Show)

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The Sweet Sounds Of Bluegrass Music Will Echo Through Kearsley Park This Saturday!

Bluegrass BazaarThis Saturday historic Kearsley Park will be filled with the sounds of Bluegrass Music as the Kearsley Park Bluegrass Bazaar sets up shop for the day. This celebration of bluegrass music will kick off the music at noon and will go until nine at night with several bands from across Michigan hitting the stage throughout the day.  Along with the music there will be workshops and projects from local artists as well as vending from local crafters, vintage dealers, and artisans.  Musicians won’t be left out of the fun though as they are encouraged to bring their instruments along with them for impromptu jam sessions and networking in the park.  For those that want to learn a little more about music and all its varied forms Mott Community College will be on hand to let anyone interested know about their music programs and offer assistance in signing up if it is needed.  This is a free event thanks to the support and participation of several local sponsors.

There are a lot of festivals in the county throughout the summer but very few of them are as dedicated to music as this one is and there are few things finer than sitting outside on a warm summer day and listening to live tunes.

Kearsley Park Bluegrass Bazaar

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Noon – 9PM

Kearsley Park – Flint, MI (Located off of Robert T. Longway, just past the Mott campus)