Russ Franzen Great Lakes History in Song


Upcoming Dates

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Browning Masonic Community
Private Concert - 1 PM
8883 Browning Dr
Waterville, OH 43566

A concert of original songs about Northwest Ohio history, its lighthouses, the Miami and Erie Canal, Maumee River, and other regional Great Lakes topics.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Flint Sail and Power Squadron
Private Concert - 7:00 PM
6044 Lapeer Rd.
Burton, MI 48509

A concert of original songs telling the stories of Great Lakes history.


Friday, April 1st, 2016

Skyline Event Center
Great Lakes History in Song - 7:00 PM
3309 Abbe Rd
Comins, MI 48619
(888) 352-4762

A concert of original songs telling the stories of Great Lakes history - its lighthouses, lake boats, shipwrecks, and life along the Great Lakes.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

River Songs Around the Campfire - 7:30 PM
1025 W River Rd
Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 407-9700
Price: Free, but registration required

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The Maumee River is an important part of the history of Northwest Ohio. In this program, Great Lakes historian and folk singer Russ Franzen will present an interactive concert around a campfire with songs reflecting the history of the Maumee River and the Miami and Erie Canal. Sing alongs are encouraged.

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Picnic in the Park: Canal Boat Cruise - 11 AM - 12:30 PM
13827 Old US24
Grand Rapids, OH 43522
Price: $10 ($8 for Metroparks Members) Registration Required

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Bring a picnic lunch and board the Volunteer Canal boat. This special cruise will take you to lesser known parts of the Miami and Erie Canal as well as provide you with musical entertainment.