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Arts, Culture and Entertainment for the week of Aug. 8 through Aug. 14

Posted at 9:47 AM, Aug 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 09:47:45-04

LANSING, Mich. — It’s another busy week in Arts, Culture and Entertainment.

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Jackson County Fair

The Jackson County Fair kicked off Sunday and continues all week at Keeley Park.

The annual event offers lots of exciting rides, amazing fair food, 4-H exhibits and entertainment all week.

Fair organizers say the fair offers something fun for the entire family. The fair ends on Saturday.

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Douglas & The Firs

This week is full of great music. Friday at UrbanBeat in Old Town Lansing, Douglas & the Firs is taking center stage.

Douglas & the Firs is the (mostly) solo project of Lansing singer/songwriter Doug Mains. His show blends inspiration from traditional folk music and contemporary singer/songwriters like Damien Rice and Cat Stevens. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

St. John's Mint Festival
St. John's Mint Festival Logo

Friday also marks the start of the annual St. John’s Mint Festival. This year's festival theme celebrates our roots - an invitation to reflect on St. John’s history, connections and agricultural heritage.

There will be an arts and craft show, a corn hole tournament, live music, a beverage tent and much more. The festival continues through Sunday.

Phil Denny
Phil Denny

On Saturday, number 1 billboard recording artist Phil Denny is hosting his 4th annual Phil Denny's Armory Smooth Jazz Fete at the Marshall Street Armory in Lansing. Denny has become a household name in contemporary jazz and remains a topic of conversation and interest among an international audience. Denny is known for his impressive artistry, passion and unique ability to connect with people on and off the stage.

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Lansing Pride

Last but not least, on Saturday is Lansing Pride, a “celebration of love and diversity” happening in Old Town. The day-long event includes live entertainment, activities and more than 30 local business vendors.

That’s a quick look at events taking place this week. whatever you do, I hope you ACE it!

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