March 14– 20, 2021


Concert opens at 12:30 pm Sunday; this link is live all week

Join us for a toe-tapping and unique blend of Celtic and folk music as Dusty Rhodes returns to the HVCA  Art Center for a virtual concert! This will premiere at 12:30 on Sunday and run continuously through Saturday.  To access the concert please come back to this website at 12:30 on March 14 or later. The event is free but a donation of $5 or more is appreciated. You may donate by clicking here

The son of an opera singer father, Lyman Paras Rhodes, began playing professionally in the mid-1970s and acquired the name “Dusty,” which he felt more appropriately reflected the music with which he fell in love performing with the Irish in Michigan, a crowd he says that was very supportive of live music. “I have some Irish in me; it’s really become a thing for me,” he added.

 Dusty performs primarily on his custom-made 12-string guitar crafted by a Michigan instrument maker many years ago. The talented musician also mixes in a range of flutes, banjo, and the bodhrán, an Irish hand drum, singing Irish/Celtic classics with some original tunes, “some [of which] have a Celtic twist and some do not.”  





Sadly, our Spring Concert series has been canceled due to Covid-19


Winter 2020 Concert Series


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Huron Valley Jazz Workshop celebrates winter’s end with March 29 performance at HVCA.


Swing into Spring with the Huron Valley Jazz Workshopa performance at Huron Valley Council for the Arts, will give those attending a respite from the drab winter season.


That’s the hope of members of Huron Valley Jazz Workshop, who will perform at 4 p.m. March 29.


“The end of March can be a dreary experience for Michiganders as we anxiously wait for winter to release its grip,” explains Steve Dorer, group spokesman. "This concert will help alleviate this dreariness with a program of swinging music celebrating all things Spring. There will be a brief intermission with refreshments, as well as an opportunity to donate to the Huron Valley Council for the Arts. Admission is otherwise free.”


For those unfamiliar with the group, Dorer says, “The Huron Valley Jazz Workshop is a collective of musicians that gathers weekly to play music that historically has been called jazz in an environment free from compromise and filled with supportive enthusiasts of this art form. We gather weekly and work on the skills necessary to play this music in the absence of distractions. It is common for efforts such as ours to take place in a bar, or coffee house. We are thankful for the Huron Valley Council for the Arts support and the opportunity to use their space each Tuesday evening.” The group meets from 7-9:30 p.m.


Sioux Trujillo, HVCA executive director, adds, "The jazz workshop offers an opportunity for anyone to learn Jazz techniques in a fun relaxed atmosphere that does not require the musician to hang out at the bar or sign up at an open mic night only not to get on stage."

For more information about the group, go to



Written and submitted by Anne Seebaldt, HVCA PR writer/editor



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Jazz Jam Session


Every Tuesday  7.00-9.00p.m. Come and join us, The Huron Valley Jazz Workshop is a collective that provides musicians an opportunity to play the music of the jazz idiom.  Our goal is to create an environment of artistic growth without compromise to the music. We are not concerned with monetizing our efforts but focus on creating a supportive environment for jazz musicians to practice their craft. Participation is free. Participants must have a fundamental knowledge of their instrument and the ability to read music. We take musicians where they are at and teach them the fundamental foundation on which music is created such as harmony, rhythm, swing, as well as how to hear. We have participants with 50 years of experience and some with 50 weeks experience. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Steve Dorer for more information. CLICK HERE FOR EMAIL


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