Mitten Smitten is a six-concert series featuring Michigan’s vibrant music scene. This is a collaboration between Crooked Tree Arts Center and Blissfest Music Organization.
Brian Vander Ark is the lead singer and principal songwriter for the multi-platinum alternative rock band The Verve Pipe, recognized worldwide for their radio hits Photograph, Hero, Happiness Is, Never Let You Down, and the #1 smash single The Freshmen.
In addition to their success on radio, TV and film, sold-out concert dates throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, features in Rolling Stone, Interview Magazine and many more, and videos on MTV and VH1, Brian and the band have made numerous television appearances, including ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ and ‘Late Night With David Letterman.’
Opening Act | The Lavender Lions
Genre: Eclectic, Psychedelic Pop
The Lavender Lions are a blooming, multi-genre project comprised of Northern Michigan musicians, Lara VanHorn (uke/vocals), Erik VanHorn (guitar), Jake Keyser (drums), Joshua Hall (keys) and Greg Mastin (bass). The band is currently in the studio creating their debut album filled with sounds and songs inspired by nature, love, and life experiences weaved into whimsical storytelling.