Sharrie Williams among performers in Saginaw Art Museum Concert Series


SAGINAW, MI – Blues singer extraordinaire Sharrie Williams will kick off a monthly concert series at the Saginaw Art Museum.

The second annual Museum Tunes program, held in the organization’s garden at 1126 N. Michigan, kicks off with the performance of Saginaw-born Williams at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. His son, Charles Allen, will join the performance. Allen took part in the popular singing competition TV show “American Idol” in 2013.

The Stapletons perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 11; and Phabies will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10.

Free entry. Registration is not compulsory, but the organizers invite interested participants Register online.

“We are grateful to have such great talent here in Saginaw and artists from outside the region,” Ben Champagne, associate curator at the Saginaw Art Museum, said in a statement. “Each will bring something unique to listeners, and it will be an opportunity to introduce guests to familiar sounds and new music.”

Williams’ accomplishments as a musician include winning Blues Album of the Year from The Jazz Academy for her 2012 release, “Out of the Dark.”

The Stapletons are a husband-and-wife duo who “write Baroque folk rich in notes of Appalachian ballads, Delta blues and echoes of the English folk revival movement,” the concert series organizers say.

Phabies features artists from Grand Rapids. The group has released five alternative rock and pop music albums.

For more information on Museum Tunes and the performers, visit the Saginaw Art Museum website at

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