Walk the Beat – Albion!

Albion, Michigan, August 24, 2017 – For its second year, Walk the Beat is happening in Albion on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This FREE event is from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Walk the Beat Raffle Tickets are now on sale for $10 and can be purchased at numerous locations including The Bohm Theatre.

Walk the Beat is an organization dedicated to providing musical opportunity and education to the community, primarily the youth. We do this by donating musical instruments, arranging music lessons, and sponsoring events. This annual “Walk the Beat” fundraiser in Albion is produced by Cliff Harris and helps us raise money and bring people together. “Walk the Beat – Albion is a free, public, 2-pronged event for those who like live music and prizes. The first WTB was in Grand Haven, and Albion is only the 2nd location for this music festival. Our generous sponsors allow us to hold a Raffle, which allows us to support local kids and their interest in music and literacy” said Harris. It will take place at 23 different Albion locations hosting local bands/soloists throughout the day and will also include a performance by The War and Treaty.

Walk the Beat Raffle tickets can be purchased at The Bohm Theatre, Albion Insurance Company, Parks Drug Store, Ismon House, Blue Ox, Dickerson Music Company and Team 1 Plastics. Each raffle ticket purchased will enter you in for a chance to win the $5,000 Grand Prize Raffle. Door prizes will also be available to win at various locations. 400 tickets have already been sold! The raffle will be held at the Bohm Theatre from 7:00 – 7:30 PM.

Join us for what promises to be a fun-filled musical event! Think Albion. Think Music.

Artwork on Display at the Davis Gallery in the Bohm Theatre

Albion, Michigan, August 18, 2017 – Local artwork by Jerome Washington is now on display at the Davis Gallery in the Bohm Theatre. Donations toward the gallery in Bohm II were generously given by R. Bud and Olivia Davis. Executive Director Nancy Doyal said, “We have a really nice long hallway in Bohm II and it has always been my intention to highlight local talent”.

Warner Ball, an Albion College graduate, is helping Nancy coordinate the wall space. An artist himself, Warner currently lives in Marshall where he co-manages and curates exhibit its for EastEnd Studio & Gallery, a nonprofit art gallery.

Jerome’s graphite drawings capture the essence of live subjects he meets in and around Albion. He is a native of Albion and 1971 graduate of Albion Hight School. In addition to serving in the U.S. Navy, Jerome has studied art, Bible and music. He has a way of capturing people’s best side through his artwork and he has been a commissioned artist for Albion District Library, Kids n’ stuff, Marshall District Library, City of Albion, Jackson Public Schools and Right to Life of Michigan. Jerome travels throughout the Midwest region to do his artwork, creates exhibit portraits in schools, libraries, museums and festivals, and customizes greeting cards. About his art, he says, “I enjoy drawing people in particular, especially children because it helps them to focus on the positive part of their lives instead of the negative, it brings a little sunshine in people’s lives when I draw them”. His seven pieces will be on display in the Davis Gallery for a few months until another local artist will be highlighted.

Harper & Midwest Kind to Perform in August Blues at the Bohm

Albion, Michigan, August 1, 2017 – The next Blues at the Bohm will be on August 7, 2017 from 7 to 10 PM. Our feature band this month will be Harper and Midwest Kind. Admission is only $5. Concessions and food from Gina’s Pizza and Deli will be available for purchase.

Joining us on our historic stage again will be multi-award winning Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper and the Detroit based band Midwest Kind. Harper possesses a powerful soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre. Harper calls it “World Blues” — a rich musical stew of ‘50s rhythm and blues, a ‘60s message of love and unity, and ‘70s funky soul, stirred up with masterful, virtuoso harmonica and the deep, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo, served up in a feast of timeless mystery.

During construction on Superior Street there is plenty of well lit parking in the back of the Bohm Theatre. Once parked there, it is easy to get to the entrance of the theatre by walking through the bank drive through.

Think Albion. Think Music.

Blues at the Bohm with Crossroads Resurrection

Albion, Michigan, June 30, 2017 – Blues at the Bohm will be on July 10th from 7-10 PM. Tickets are only $5 while concessions and food from Gina’s Pizza and Deli are available for purchase.

Hosting this month’s Blues at the Bohm will be Crossroads Resurrection. Based in Kalamazoo, this blues, jazz and funk band is great for all occasions. Performing originals and covers, they are sure to entertain the audience and keep the fun rolling! Community members are welcome to sign up and jam on stage throughout the evening.

During construction on Superior Street there is plenty of well lit parking in the back of the Bohm Theatre. Once parked there, it is easy to get to the entrance of the theatre by walking through the bank drive through.

Join us for a great performance and Think Albion. Think Music.

Kit LeBlanc to take the stage during Blues at the Bohm!

Albion, Michigan, May 31, 2017 – This month’s Blues at the Bohm will take place on Monday June 12, 2017 from 7-10 PM. Admission is only $5 and food from Gina’s Pizza and Deli will be available for purchase. Performing will be Kit LeBlanc and various community jammers!

Kit LeBlanc first went on the road with a band when she was just 18 years old and has been performing and doing recording sessions ever since. Kit has a rich, soulful-bluesy voice that can cover a range of genres with ease. She has performed and recorded with five time Grammy winner Victor Wooten and she can be heard on his album “Words and Tones” singing Bonnie Raitt’s song I Can’t Make You Love Me. Kit lights up the stage not only with her talent, but her sparkling personality.

Come join us at the Bohm to see Kit and numerous talented community members take the stage!

Think Albion. Think Music.

Airtight to Perform at Blues at the Bohm!

Albion, Michigan, April 30, 2017 – On May 8, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Airtight will take the stage during our monthly Blues at the Bohm. Admission is $5 and food from Gina’s Pizza and Deli will be available for purchase.

Airtight consists of local musicians from Albion and Jackson with over 40 years of musical experience with band members that have traveled the world performing the hottest cover songs. Currently, Airtight has been together for over 6 years moving and grooving together performing a variety of different genres of music. They’re known for their renditions of Jazz, Blues, Motown, and R&B music. Band members consist of: Guitarist John White, drummer Richard Pinard, base player Kipp Larson, keyboardist Phillip Ragland, percussionist and lead vocalist Jeff Thomas, and lead vocalist Taneka Thomas.

It promises to be another night full of great music, great friends and great fun! Think Albion. Think Music.

Blues at the Bohm Hosts Twyla Birdsong

Albion, Michigan, March 27, 2017 – On April 3, 2017 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM Twyla Birdsong will take the stage at the Bohm Theatre during Blues at the Bohm. Community jammers are welcome to join the musical concert throughout the evening. Admission is $5 and food will be available for purchase from Gina’s Pizza and Deli.
From the first moment Twyla Birdsong sets free a deep soulful note, audiences are moved by the raw talent and radiance that pours from this incredible woman. Her rich, resonant voice strikes a balance between diva and divine, making her one of Lansing’s most talented – and loved – vocalists. ‘Twyla’ has become a word that encapsulates her essence, the force that is Ms Birdsong, bears a striking resemblance to distinguishable female vocalists before her with the same synergy between self and song. Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James – women who fill your hearts with their voice.

After two years, Blues at the Bohm has become an integral part of Albion’s musical community! Come and see how this live event has helped shape Albion. Think Albion. Think Music.

Spring Break $1 Matinees at the Bohm Theatre

Albion, Michigan, March 17, 2016 – To celebrate Spring Break this year the Bohm Theatre will show three family friendly $1 matinees. Each matinee will be screened at 11:00 AM.

April 4th – ROCK DOG : When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

April 5th – MONSTER TRUCKS : Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

April 6th – SING : In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same.

We would like to thank our sponsor The Albion Community Foundation. Come enjoy these family films at an affordable price!

Success at the Bohm II

Albion, Michigan – Since opening in late January 2017, the Bohm II has shown Oscar nominated films such as LA LA LAND and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO in addition to Oscar nominated Animated and Live Action shorts. In just four weeks, the Bohm Theatre’s second screen has drawn in over 470 people.

Having an additional screen is allowing the Bohm to present more film product and not miss opportunities to show major blockbuster films. This March we will be screening a few highly anticipated films including LOGAN, KONG: SKULL ISLAND and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Like the Historic Bohm, the Bohm II screening room is available to rent for speaking engagements and private events during the mid-week. This summer we are preparing to host a two day workshop targeting high school aged students that will teach the history of race relations in film. These are just a few of the things that will be happening at the Bohm II.

In addition to this second screen expansion, we have also added another live musical event each month called Singer-Songwriter Open Mic at the Bohm. Every Monday following Blues at the Bohm we will host a forum for both emerging talent and professional musicians to try new material, or improve their performance skills with an enthusiastic audience. More information can be found at

We’re looking forward to more films, events and opportunities here at the Bohm and BohmII!

2nd Anniversary Blues at the Bohm

Albion, Michigan, February 26, 2017 – The Bohm Theatre will be celebrating the second year anniversary of Blues at the Bohm on March 13, 2017 from 7:00-10:00 PM. In two years the Bohm has produced 24 Blues at the Bohm jam sessions with over 200 musicians “jamming together” on the historic stage! Ticket admission for this live musical event is $10 and food will be available for purchase from Gina’s Pizza and Deli.

The night will feature Larry McCray with a special guest performance by the Jake Kershaw Band. Larry McCray is one of a handful of talented young blues performers leading the genre across boundaries and into the new century. McCray’s savage blues-rock guitar and warm, soulful vocals have drawn attention worldwide. McCray’s albums have been well received by both the U.S. and European press and he was honored as the Orville Gibson 2000 Male Blues Guitarist of the Year.

Take the raw talent, the feel, the heart, the soul, the drive, and the sophistication of the music from Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson and Albert King, the result is Jacob Kershaw. Joined with Terry Oosterhart on bass and Ryan McFadden on drums, the Jake Kershaw band will give an unforgettable performance!

With over 200 advance tickets already sold, we have less than 150 tickets remaining. This show promises to be one of the best and we hope to see you there! Think Albion. Think Music.