K. JONES

&

THE BENZIE

PLAYBOYS

SOUND AND STYLE

K. Jones & The Benzie Playboys are bringing the roots sound of southwest Louisiana’s Creole, Cajun, and Zydeco scene to ya’ll up here in the Great Lakes area.

KEEPIN’ CAJUN ALIVE

K. Jones & The Benzie Playboys are dedicated to keeping the Cajun/Creole music alive with live performances for two-steppin’, waltzing, and smoking red hot zydeco dancing.

CAJUN/CREOLE FRENCH LYRICS

Cajun and creole are common in many of the tunes we sing in the tradition of Amede Ardoin, Bois Sec, Canray Fontenot, Boozoo Chavis, John Delafose, the Balfa Brothers, Iry LeJune, Dennis McGee and many others.

THE 10 BUTTON DIATONIC ACCORDION

The magic accordion of K.Jones is the driving force of our music, with Jonah Powell on fiddle. Jamie Bernard is on the drums, and Doug Albright on bass. Mark Stoltz is our man on the scrubboard and tit’fer driving the beat…..Mark also gives dancing lessons parties and workshops.

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GOING TOO BE A GREAT DANCE TIME.EMPIRE HOPS & HARVEST FESTIVAL ~ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

The annual Empire Hops & Harvest Festival returns Saturday, October 2 from noon-6pm in downtown Empire. Tickets are $10 and the event is a showcase of Northern Michigan food and drinks, live performances, and more all in celebration of the beautiful and bitter hop plant!

Breweries on hand will include Lake Ann Brewing Co., Right Brain Brewery, and Stormcloud Brewing Company along with mead from St. Ambrose Cellars. Beer & food are a great pairing ao Art's Tavern, Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop, Mt Holiday, and others will be on hand along with music from 5th GEAR Band and K.Jones & the Benzie Playboys!

Get all the info from the Empire Chamber of Commerce & see you in Empire: empirechamber.com/event/empire-hops-festival/
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GREAT VENUE THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT AND GREAT SOUND CREW.That’s a Wrap!!

🙏Grand Traverse Pavilions would like to express a wholeheartedly “thank you,” to all of the incredible sponsors, artist/band performers, and volunteers who helped make this year’s Concert on the Lawn performances a huge success! 🤩

🙌We could not have done it without such amazing sponsors Serra Subaru of Traverse City Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Prout Financial Design, HomeTown Pharmacy, ProMedica Heartland Hospice, Floor Covering Brokers Carpet One, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Hospice of Michigan, Fifth Third Bank, Traverse City Record-Eagle, Midwestern Broadcasting, 107.5 WCCW Good Time Rock n Roll, WTCM Radio, WTCM News, Z93 and KLT The Rock Station. 🙌

🎶In addition to the amazingly talented artists that were featured each week ETA Jake Slater(July 1), The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute (July 8), Remembering Patsy Cline (July 15), Petoskey Steel Drum Band(July 22), Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered(July 29), Bay Area “Little” Big Band (August 5), K.Jones & the Benzie Playboys (August 12), The Backroom Gang (August 19), and Miriam Pico Music and Friends (August 26).🎶

Furthermore, the Concerts on the Lawn Series would not t have been complete without the wonderful help and assistance from their exceptional group volunteers! 🙏

🎸🎶Grand Traverse Pavilions looks forward on seeing everyone next year for their 2022 Concert on the Lawn Series!
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