Iron Daisy plays Thursday in Norway
NORWAY — An acoustic trio of outstanding Upper Peninsula musicians will appear for the fifth installment of Music In The Park 2017 at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Iron Daisy Acoustic will play at the free summertime music series at the band shell in downtown Norway.
Iron Daisy Acoustic is an acoustic group originating from the band Iron Daisy. Gena Johnson is a singer songwriter from Negaunee who has been performing since age 5. She and Michael Hauswith form the heart of this group.
Hauswith is a talented singer songwriter who plays a wide variety of instruments. Hauswith has played with Uncle Ugly and Slave to Gravity.
To complete the trio, Johnson and Hauswith combine with Kay Smith, playing percussion. Smith, originally from Chicago, has performed with Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, The Dave Matthews Band, as well as many area groups more recently.
“This fine trio will be sure to get your feet tapping, so bring your dancing shoes — this is one show you won’t want to miss,” event coordinator Carol Sundstrom said.
This will be their first time performing in the Norway band shell.
“Iron Daisy Acoustic brings an uplifting, dynamic acoustic show to the public,” she added.
The Norway Music Boosters will sell drinks, ice cream, and other light concessions. Some seating is available at the band shell, but those taking in the performances can bring lawn chairs to enjoy the music.
The Music in the Park season schedule for the rest of the summer:
— July 20: Tohubohu of Escanaba
— July 27: The Phil Lynch Quartet of Iron Mountain/Escanaba
— Aug. 3: The Johnsons Bluegrass Band of Foster City
— Aug. 10: Teen Talent Showcase, featuring local middle and high school musicians.
In case of inclement weather, concerts will be in the lower-level conference room of Norway City Hall.