MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival 2017

This year’s MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival has a little something for everyone, including a fun opening night party that will be an evening of looking back – and looking forward!

We hope you’ll jump in and enjoy!

Stay tuned for our 2018 Matrix Festival Line-Up


“Let the Sparks Fly!”
Opening Night Party

Thursday, June 1 | 6 – 7:30 pm

Midland Center for the Arts Galleries

A “grown-up” evening of cocktails, appetizers & mingling in the Museum.

An Evening with Brian d’Arcy James

Thursday, June 1 | 7:30 pm

An intimate night of Broadway hits, American standards and pop tunes with one of Broadway’s most prominent leading men.

51st Annual Summer Art Fair

June 3 & 4 | Opens at 10 am

Featuring the beautiful works of over 100 artist booths along with food vendors, street musicians, artists demonstrations and a children’s activity corner.

Sponsored by Members First Credit Union

Summer Block Party

Saturday, June 3 | 3 – 11 pm

Outdoors at Midland Center for the Arts

Celebrate the intersection of art, science, creativity – & fun! Local craft beers, great food, & live music will be on tap throughout the evening. Free admission

Featuring Squonk: Cycle Sonic!

4 pm | 7 pm | 10 pm

Dr. Caelan Soma: The Path to Resilience

Tuesday, June 6 | 7:30 pm

The Director of The National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children is a pioneer in the treatment of children dealing with grief and trauma.

Exhibition: Stories of Forgiveness 

June 3 – 7 | Open during building hours

Explore real stories of the healing power of compassion. Organized by The Forgiveness Project. On display in the Little Theatre Lobby.

Jackie Evancho

Wednesday, June 7 | 7:30 pm

The career that began with a little girl’s fascination with The Phantom of the Opera has evolved into an enduring vocal phenomenon.

Nicholas Sparks

Thursday, June 8 | 7:30 pm

The best-selling author weaves personal stories of hard work, rejection, & triumph into the perfect evening for inspiring authors – and romantics.

The Cashore Marionettes

Friday, June 9 | 7 pm
    Program: Life in Motion

Saturday, June 10 | 2 pm
    Program: Simple Gifts

Moving & humorous performances set to stunning classical music redefine the art of puppetry.

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Saturday, June 10 | 7:30 pm

Watch the film, then hear behind-the-scenes secrets & tales of inconceivable antics from Westley himself: actor Cary Elwes!

Mark Nizer 4D

Sunday, June 11 | 3 pm

He’s the juggler your mother warned you about! You never know what’s possible until you see for yourself!

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