MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival 2019

This year’s MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival features leaders in art, science and humanities! Join us this summer to celebrate the things that make life amazing!

FESTIVAL LINEUP:

MARK GOLDEN

JUN 3 / 7 PM / Little Theater / FREE Event

Join Mark Golden CEO of Golden Artist Colors Inc. as he tells the story of the company’s thoughtful approach to serving artists and the challenges that Golden Artist Colors has overcome to provide both one of the most widely used professional line of acrylic paints on the market today and the enthusiasm to customize paint for many famed artists of our time.

SPONSORED BY / The Midland Section of American Chemical Society

CAPTAIN SCOTT KELLY

JUN 4 / 7 PM / Auditorium

Captain Scott Kelly’s epic Year In Space, now a New York Times best-selling book, solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history. In his acclaimed speech appearances, he now brings audiences to the edge of their seats with transcendent insights that inspire and challenge them to dream big, test the status quo, and “choose to do the hard things.”

SPONSORED BY / DuPont and The Midland Section of American Chemical Society

DRONE FESTIVAL

JUN 8 / 10 AM – 4 PM / Barstow Airport / FREE Event

The Matrix Drone Festival is a Midland-first and a unique event that will be held at the Barstow Airport. Free to the public and family friendly, an entire day of drones will be on showcase featuring professional drone pilots that will demonstrate the multitude of capabilities of drones in both large commercial applications as well as today’s consumer market.

MATTHEW MORRISON

JUN 8 / 7:30 PM / Auditorium

Matthew Morrison is a versatile actor who is recognized for his work on-stage and on-screen. He has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Morrison’s most recent Broadway credit is starring as “J.M Barrie” in the musical “Finding Neverland” through January, 2016.

PAPA KISZKA 

JUN 10 / 7 PM / Little Theater

Papa Kiszka, father of 3/4 of the band members known as Greta Van Fleet, performs as part of The Voortex Blues Band during this live podcast performance of That Show with Those Guys. TSwTG consists of Jacob Larsen, Alex the Greek and Cousin Sean with Uncle Rick, and Eric Larsen discussing stupid news and talking to famous people around a metaphorical campfire.

MICHELLE GIELAN

JUN 11 / 7 PM / Auditorium

Michelle Gielan has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success. She is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review.

SPONSORED BY / Mid-Michigan Health

SCOTT SILVEN: AN ILLUSIONIST’S TABLE

JUN 11, 12 & 13 / 6:30 PM
JUN 14 & 15 / 4:30 & 8:30 PM
JUN 16 / 4 PM
Little Theater Stage

Hosted by the world-renowned Scottish mentalist and storyteller Scott Silven, twenty-four friends and strangers will share an elegant candlelit 3-course meal as mesmerizing illusions complement everything from the cocktails to the dessert course.

FAREWELL ANGELINA

JUN 14 / 7:30 PM / Auditorium

Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board.

ALAN METCALFE

JUN 15 / 2 & 6 PM / Forest Classroom at Whiting Forest

Before training as an architect, Alan worked as a carpenter, contractor and cabinet-maker, acquiring a lifelong appreciation for craftsmanship and the practical realities of construction. Alan went on to work as lead designer and partner at three Philadelphia firms before opening Metcalfe Architecture & Design in 2001.

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