113 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
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Wed, Thur, & Fri:
Noon - 4:30pm
109 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
(Two doors west of the main theatre entrance)
Operation of the Historic Ironwood Theatre is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tim Mesun & Friends 2017
Saturday, Aug. 05, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Donation - $5.00 minumum suggested. No advance ticket sales for this event. Entry by donation at the door
Keyboardist Tim Mesun, of Ironwood Township, will perform his 17th benefit concert for area charities on Saturday, August 5th at 7:30 PM here at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. Tim earned his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Gogebic Community College. He is continuing his musical performance education at NMU, where he has been a member of the University Choir, the Arts Chorale, the Jazz Band, and the Jazz Combo. He made the fall of 2016 and winter 2017 Dean's List at NMU. Tim also won the 2017 Northern Stars Talent Show. We are thrilled that while he is home from Marquette for the summer he will perform for us here at HIT.
Tim has frequently been involved with local theatre, including as a band member and rehearsal pianist for Theatre North's various musical productions. He has also created original music for a number of shows. Prior to taking up residence in Marquette, Tim performed Barton organ preludes before most shows at the HIT. He also accompanied a silent movie, playing an original score he developed for the film - a wonderful presentation of Buster Keaton's "The Navigator".
Joining Tim for the seventh consecutive year is Paul Butcher on trumpet and accordion. The director of Jazz Studies at Florida Southern College, Paul has a long and varied career as a musician in classical, jazz, R&B, and reggae groups. He has performed principal trumpet in touring Broadway shows, and been a featured soloist on Baroque piccolo trumpet. He has worked in Nashville as a recording studio musician, and performed with major artists such as Ray Charles and Henry Mancini. Paul has performed on television shows including The Dove Awards show, The Original Amateur Hour with Willard Scott, Muppet Special and Music City Live. Paul teaches here in Ironwood during the summers, and has been Tim's jazz instructor since 2006.
Tim's other guest performer will be Vivian Gammill. Viv is a past winner of HIT Idol and was a foundation member of the Awkward Stage Drama Club. She recently graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles CA and is home in Ironwood for the summer, planning her next move.
Tim, Paul, and Viv will perform works from a variety of musical genres including jazz, pop, and blues.
Admission is by donation at the door (suggested minimum $5.00). Thanks to Tim's generosity all proceeds will benefit the theatre's Barton Organ fund.