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Kevin Nichols & Blue Tuesday Hosts July Blues at the Bohm

Albion, Michigan, June 25, 2018 – On July 9th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday will once again take the stage during Blues at the Bohm. Admission is $5 and additional food from Gina’s Pizza and Deli will be available for purchase.

Kev Nichols & Blue Tuesday have been bringing their exciting brand of blues to Michigan stages for the past 5 years. The rock solid rhythm section of Heather Kulaga on bass and Rex Hambone on drums set the steady groove that let guitarist Kev Nichols and multi-instrumentalist Mike Crupi (guitar, harp, sax, lap steel and keys) make music that will boil right over the top of any pot of your favorite blues gumbo. From the first note to the last, this band will take you to a party that you’ll never want to leave.

Think Albion. Think Music.

Who Dat? Hosting June Blues at the Bohm

Albion, Michigan, May 24, 2018 – The next Blues at the Bohm will take place on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Admission is only $5 and additional food will be available for purchase from Gina’s Pizza and Deli. Performing will be Who Dat? Blues Band!

First formed in 1999, this five-member band shows a masterful stage presence, slowing it down and speeding it up with a combination of blues standards and originals and bringing the crowd with them. Who Dat? Blues Band is driven by the “Guardians of the Groove” rhythm section of bassist Ronnie “Coach” Parker and “in the pocket” drummer Herman “Doc” McCall. Charged with the pulsating, electrified energy of guitarist Brian “BA” Anderson, and adding some fine flavor to the musical mix are the smooth sax sounds of Selmer (TM) endorsed saxophonist Michael “Professor” Doyle. The Band is anchored by the powerful and melodic vocals of Gwinyai “Gee” Mumbiro. His powerful vocals and stage presence makes for a very entertaining crowd-pleasing Who Dat? Blues Band performance…”Stop And Smell The GROOVE…Because You Deserve Good Music.”

Jammers are welcome to join Who Dat? on stage throughout the evening.

Think Albion. Think Music.

Bittersweet Nites Hosts May Blues at the Bohm

Albion, Michigan, April 26, 2018 – The next Blues at the Bohm will take place on Monday May 7, 2018 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Admission is only $5 and food will be available for purchase from Gina’s Pizza and Deli.

Hosting this month’s performance will be Bittersweet Nites! They’re a four-piece R&B/soul band from the Mid-MI area consisting of Shaneen on vocals, Clay Rogers on drums/vocals, Darrell Franklin on guitar/vocals and Kelly Kidder on bass/vocals. The band has been playing together since the early 2000’s.

With so many talented artists on stage, you won’t want to miss this blues-filled evening! Think Albion. Think Music.

Support The Bohm Theatre on Amazon Smile

Albion, Michigan, March 22, 2018 – Supporting the Bohm Theatre is now even easier. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization – including the Bohm (you can even use your same Amazon account!).

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

Online shopping is becoming increasingly more popular and now it provides one more way to support the Bohm Theatre.

For more information on AmazonSmile visit smile.amazon.com

3rd Anniversary Blues at the Bohm

Albion, Michigan, February 23, 2018 – The Bohm Theatre’s third year anniversary of Blues at the Bohm will be celebrated on March 5, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Over 5,000 guests have attended our monthly concerts, with more than 300 musicians performing together on stage! For this special occasion, admission will be $10. Food will be available for purchase from Gina’s Pizza and Deli.

Hosting this anniversary performance will be the Chris Canas Band which consists of Chris Canas on Guitar and Vocals, Angela Cottingham on Percussion and Vocals, Chris Nordman on Piano and Organ, Michael Scott on Drums, and Derek Washington on Bass. Chris ” The Soldier For The Blues” Canas, has put together a who’s who of veteran musicians over the years and has learned many lessons the hard way to help keep the blues alive and moving forward for all music lovers. This band has a well blended set of classic covers and clever, roller coaster like originals that keep the audience captivated and coming back for more. With their diverse mix of Blues, Funk, and Soul they are always well equipped to bring the party wherever they go. With heart-wrenching vocals, pulse pounding rhythms, and an electric energy that can be felt in the air.
Th Chris Canas band is driven to pump new life into “The Blues” as well as embracing the rich traditional roots of the past.

COME GET SOME Y’ALL

Think Albion. Think Music.

Classic Films at the Bohm Theatre moving to Saturdays

Albion, Michigan, January 18, 2018 – The Bohm Theatre’s classic film program, commonly called FlashBack Fridays, will be moving from Friday to Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM starting February 3, 2018.

Regarding the change, Executive Director Nancy Doyal says, “We’ve had overwhelming attendance for our Holiday Classics shown on Fridays and especially Saturdays during the month of December. Feedback from the community has also shown that Saturday morning is a more convenient time for those who work on Friday morning.”

The classic films in February will be celebrating Black History Month. February 3rd will be Carmen Jones, February 10th To Kill A Mockingbird, February 17th The Wiz and February 24th Shaft. Coming up in March as we celebrate Women will be March 3rd Fried Green Tomatoes, March 10th Gone With the Wind, March 17th A League of Their Own, March 24th Nine to Five, and March 31st Easter Parade.

More classic favorites will return to the big screen this year including Casablanca, American Graffiti, Jaws, The Wizard of Oz and Grease. Starting this February join us each Saturday morning!

Slim Nichols Featuring at January Blues at the Bohm

Albion, Michigan, December 30, 2017 – The first Blues at the Bohm of 2018 will take place on January 8th at 7:00 PM! Slim Nichols will be this months feature. Admission remains only $5 and food will be available for purchase from Gina’s Pizza and Deli.
Kev Nichols is a working guitarist / singer / songwriter from Napoleon, Michigan who has been a semi-finalist in various bands at the International Blues Challenge several times from 2004 to 2017. Mike Crupi started out as many young guitarists did in the 1970s and ’80s, jamming with various area musicians and looking for a permanent band to make it big. He’s been reading music since he was 6, and has been able to turn his passion for music into a full-time paying gig, as he owns Practical Guitar in Jackson. If you like lots and lots of guitar, dobro, steel, harmonica and vocalizing, you won’t want to miss seeing these 2017 CABS Blues Brawl winners.

Let’s start the year off right with this musical night! Think Albion. Think music.

Blues at the Bohm Dates for 2018:

Monday, February 5th
Monday, March 5th
Monday, April 9th
Monday, May 7th
Monday, June 4th
Monday, July 9th
Monday, August 6th
Monday, September 10th
Monday, October 1st
Monday, November 5th
Monday, December 3rd

Jimmy G & the Capitols to Host December Blues at the Bohm!

Albion, Michigan, November 27, 2017 – The last Blues at the Bohm of 2017 will take place on December 4th at 7:00 PM. Jimmy G & the Capitols will host this month’s event. Admission is only $5 and food will be available for purchase from Gina’s Pizza and Deli.

The band consists of Jim “Jimmy G.” on guitars and vocals, Juan on drums and backing vocals, Roger on harmonica and lead vocals, and Stu on bass and backing vocals. Jimmy G. and the Capitols has been the opening act for the following touring groups: The Donald Kinsey Band, John Lee Hooker Jr., Priscilla Price, The Bill Lupkin Blues Band and Harmonica Shah & The Will Riot Band.

Join us for a great performance to end 2017. Think Albion. Think Music.

Holiday Favorites at the Bohm Theatre!

Albion, Michigan, November 16, 2017 – Beginning this Thanksgiving, come see your favorite holiday classic films at the Bohm Theatre. Each classic will be shown on Friday mornings at 10:00 AM and again the following Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. Admission for these matinees are offered at our reduced classic price of $3.

We would like to thank our sponsor Vincent and Vreeland P.C. for their support of our holiday programming.It is because of this sponsorship that we are able to screen these films at a reduced price and on both Friday and Saturday mornings.

The Bohm Theatre will also participate in the upcoming Albion Aglow Parade and Downtown Open House on December 1st. We will be open during this event from 5:00 – 9:00 PM with holiday treats and good spirit. With holiday shopping just around the corner, our Bohm Theatre gift cards and memberships make great gifts! Don’t miss the parade beginning at 7:30 PM at the corner of Cass Superior Streets.

November 24th & 25th – Planes, Trains and Automobiles
In New York the marketing executive Neal Page wants to travel home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. He has difficulties getting a taxi and his flight is cancelled. He meets in the airport the clumsy and talkative shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith who has taken his cab and they travel side-by-side to Chicago. However the bad weather shuts down O’Hare Airport and they land at Wichita, Kansas. They both want to go to Chicago and they decide to travel together. Along their journey Neal changes his viewpoint about Del Griffith and his own behavior. (1987, 1hr 33min)

December 1st & 2nd – A Christmas Story
Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother’s immediate reaction is that he’ll put his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He fantasizes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun? (1983, 1hr 34min)

December 8th & 9th – Miracle on 34th Street
When Doris Walker frantically recruits a last minute replacement for a drunken Santa for Macy’s Christmas parade, he seems ideal for the job and perhaps for good reason – he says his name is Kris Kringle and that he’s the real Santa Claus. When Kris has a run-in with the Department store’s psychological tester, the man tries to have him committed leading to a court case. More important to Kris throughout all of this is to get Doris and her daughter Susan to believe in him. (1959, 1hr)

December 15th & 16th – Elf
Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (2003, 1hr 37min)

December 22nd & 23rd – White Christmas
This Christmas classic follows Bob Wallace and Phil Davis after they leave the Army at the end of WWII as they team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General. (1954, 2hrs)

December 29th & 30th – It’s A Wonderful Life
George Bailey never got a chance to fulfill his life’s ambitions of exploring the world and building skyscrapers. As he watches his friends and family become success stories he dreads on running his fathers building and loan business, rivaling the grumpy old Mr. Potter. When a financial discrepancy puts George in a difficult position, an angel comes to show him what life would have been like if he had never been born. (1946, 2hr 10min)

These classics are great for all ages and affordable for the whole family. Come share in our holiday traditions with us!

“May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmases be white!”

November Blues at the Bohm Featuring Big Trouble

Albion, Michigan, October 26, 2017 – On November 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM Big Trouble will host this month’s Blues at the Bohm. Admission is only $5 and food from Gina’s Pizza and Deli will be available for purchase.

Formed in 2009, the Kalamazoo band Big Trouble has been playing to diverse audiences in S.W. Michigan. They’ve performed many festivals, clubs, fundraisers and special events including the Kalamazoo State Theater, and last year’s Rib Fest where they won the “Rock the Vote”, competition to open the show for Blue Oyster Cult. Their six piece band specializes in “up on your feet”, Rockin’ Blues, Funk and Soul covers.

Come join us for an evening full of music and fun. Come see why we Think Albion. Think Music.