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  1. Michael & The Heavy Burden hosts New Dodge Lounge's official Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) pre-match kick off party. Energize & charge up before the match with J. Michael & The Heavy Burden, as DCFC takes on Tampa Bay. This is going to be a late afternoon blast!

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ The Shire

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The Shire Outdoor Festival Venue, 4121 W. Dodge Rd., Clio, MI 48420

J MICHAEL & THE HEAVY BURDEN at The Shire Outdoor Music Venue in Clio, MI

https://theshireoutdoormusicvenue.com/ All tickets purchased are able to pick seats and campsites. FC/FS! 162 Tent Camping sites 12 RV/PopUp's Sites (Boondocking only) Various Foods and Refreshments available for sale. Bring your own alcohol/buzz etc. Better bring LARGE coolers!!! No GLASS allowed! Hot showers available... Free Breakfast for campers on Sunday morning of Irish Sweet Bread and Thick Sliced Bacon with Coffee!

We are proud to welcome Detroit's Best Bands to our weekly 35th annual Garden Parties. The Whitney Gardens open at 5:00pm and each band will be playing two sets per event. Set times are: 6:00-7:00pm & 7:30-8:30pm

$20 VIP Reserved Patio table tickets are available for parties of 2,4 or 6. Individual general admission tickets are available in advance for $10. Tickets at the door, or on day of the performance-$15, based on availability. General admission ticket holders are first come - first seated. Advance Ticket sales promptly refunded in case of rain.

$20 VIP Reserved Patio table tickets are available for parties of 2,4 or 6. Individual tickets are available in advance for $10. Tickets at the door on day of the performance, $15.

Premium vinyl experience with J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ The Starlight Room Cash Bar to benefit The People Center Doors @ 6 PM, Show @ 7 PM, all ages Seating: reserved seats at tables, reserved seats, and general admission seats No fees, no surcharges, no nonsense, and FREE Parking, as always.

Reserved Seating $20; General Admission $10

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ New Dodge Lounge (as special guest) THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND

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New Dodge Lounge, 8850 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck, MI 48212

MALLETT BROTHERS BAND, National touring act, MAINE, U.S.A., melding modern Americana with Rock n Roll. Full of high energies, and musicianship to boot! FEATURING special guests J. MICHAEL & THE HEAVY BURDEN. This is going to a barn burner. $10 presale tickets. $15 at the Door, 21+ Entry. The Mallett Brothers Band is an independent rock and roll / Americana / country band from Maine. Their busy tour schedule since forming in 2009 has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds.

$10 Presale, $15 @ door; 21+ Entry

Funky Rivertown Music Festival presents Jeff Brach (J. MIchael & The Heavy Burden), along with Judy Banker, and Matthew Thick (The Camisas) for an afternoon full of interactive discussion and songwriter performances in the round.

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ Lake Bonisteel's BlueChiliGrass Festival

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Blue Chili Grass Festival, 8345 County Park Dr., Goodells, MI 48027

Come join an ultra stellar line up of musicianship w/ J. MIchael & The Heavy Burden at Lake Bonisteel's Blue Chili Grass Music Festival. Regions best musicians along side food and artisan vendors. Free crafts, food, and games for kids and families. Thank you to the Gary Sargent Memorial Music Scholarship for their sponsorship and scholarship award. https://www.facebook.com/LakeBonisteelMusic/

See sites for details

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ 11 Miles Sessions Live (Podcast)

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11 Miles Sessions, Detroit, MI

Join J. Michael & The Heavy Burden live in studio with host Scott Boatright. Every Thursday night 6-8pm on NRM Streamcast TV Detroit. Bringing you a weekly spotlight on the Detroit music scene and interview with JMHB for the 1st hour, and live in studio full performance by J. Michael & The Heavy Burden from 7-8pm. Listen and watch live stream, and later the archive, via https://11milesessionslive.com/ Available on most major market Stream TV apps, and wherever you get your podcasts & live steams (Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon. Also available on your TV Device (Roku, FireTV, Apple TV, etc)

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ Pond Jam 2023

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Pond Jam Music Festival, Rapid City, MI

Pond Jam Music & Arts Festival. Labor day weekend 4 day Premier Michigan private to the public Music Fest. Considered the Musicians Music Festival with over 60+ regional bands/musical acts, 3 stages, retail/arts/food vendors, camping, disc golf, and a feelin' free vibe like no other. This is the fest of musicians to close out the summer festival scene where many of the touring and regional acts come to jam & unwind to usher in the winter music scene to come.

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ New Dodge Lounge

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New Dodge Lounge, 8850 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck, MI 48212

  1. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ The New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck, MI. Join us, and our very special musical guest, for a night of groovin's and good feelin's. Doors open early at 6p, Live music from 9p--12am Midnight , $5 Door and a great suprise line up for your pleasure! Start off your Labor Day weekend the right way at NDL with JMHB w/sg....

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ Holler Fest 2023

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Holler Fest, 11811 Beech Rd. Brooklyn, MI 49230, Brooklyn, MI 49230

Holler Fest takes place on Frog Holler Farm, a working organic family farm. The King family has been selling organic produce at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market for almost fifty years! We won't be at the market on the Saturday of Holler Fest, but we will set up a market tent at the Fest with fresh veggies you can consume at Holler Fest or take home with you. Family & Kid friendly, and filled with the most glorious good vibes for all. Bringing you wondrous regional acts over 3 days, on 4 stages, 2 community fires, local & regional vendors, organic farm tours, camping, food vendors, and the glorious Holler Kitchen (serving meals for pre paid event goers). Absolutely a "do not wanna miss" music festival nestled in the rolling southern MI glacial hills of the historic Irish Hills of Michigan.

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ River Rhythm Music & Arts Festival

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Manchester, MI , Manchester, MI

Come groove with JMHB with a slew of other stellar musicians & bands at the 3rd Annual River Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. 2 nights of camping, high caliber music, yoga, kid/family activities, community, and so much more!!

Weekend w/ camping $65, Other options available @https://www.riverretreatsllc.com/

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ Lager/Brooklyn Music Festival

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2000 Brooklyn Lager House, 2000 Brooklyn Street, Detroit, MI

Join JMHB for the ultra mega Benefit for Girls Rock Detroit! Over 60 regional and local bands from a wide swath of musical genres. 3 Stages (Venues) including the largest, the 2000 Brooklyn Ampitheater. https://www.facebook.com/events/626970999456445

See site for details and purhasinig location near venue.

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ Funky Rivertown Fest

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Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI

The Saturday early show features J Michael and the Heavy Burden and a yet-to-be named band. J Michael and the Heavy Burden is an Americana, rock, funk-tinged outfit drawing influences from Bruce Springsteen to the Grateful Dead, with a hint of Dave Mathews Band. 3 part harmonies and rhythmic interplay will have you moving in your seats!

J. Michael & The Heavy Burden @ Corktown Music Festival (Nancy Whiskey)

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Nancy Whiskey, 2644 Harrison St., Detroit, MI 48216

Corktown Music Festival 2023!!! Join JMHB at this historic Detroit neighborhood for over 50 musical acts at 3 venues, including Lager House, Nancy Whiskeys, and The Gaelic League. This is a benefit show with proceeds going to 4 Paws 1 Heart a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats & dogs by paying for needed medical treatment and assisting with the permanent placement of these animals through their partnerships with local rescue groups. Many of the bands playing are already great supporters of this cause, and we look forward to helping make a difference in the lives of the voiceless.

  1. Michael & The Heavy Burden excitedly announce our Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5th upcoming performance at 1:30 p.m. on the Soaring Eagle Casino Rock Stage at Soaring Eagle Casino's Arts, Beats, & Eats in Downtown Royal Oak, MI.