Drive-in Live! at The Mendel Center - Alex & Erin, John Latini, & Mike Talbot

Event by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College

Sun. September 27, 2020 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Live music is back at The Mendel Center! This time we're taking the entertainment outdoors onto the spacious grounds of Lake Michigan College where we can all socially distance while having a great time complete with trivia contest, prize give-a-ways, and other fun!

Here's how it works. One ticket gets your carload of friends and family (up to 6 people) onto the lot on the Grand Upton Hall side of The Mendel Center. Park and get ready to enjoy the show from inside your vehicle by listening to the FM radio broadcast, or break out the lawn chairs and safely social distance with your group in your personal tailgate space. The live action on stage will be projected on a big screen for great viewing throughout the lot.


Alex & Erin
Alex Holycross (The Native Howl) and Erin Zindle (Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds) have joined forces, from vastly different musical backgrounds, to perform as a new duo. Their fresh sound, dubbed ‘Outlaw Americana’, splices Alex’s heavier bluegrass/metal style with Erin’s sultry songwriter/world music influences. The guitar/fiddle driven performance showcases a new take on story-telling by drawing lyrical parallels between folklore and the current state of the world.

John Latini
New York native and longtime Michigan resident John Latini, a 3-time Detroit Blues Champion, is a dynamic performing force to be reckoned with. This engaging musician is a celebrated songwriter who connects with fans across many demographics. Latini’s muscular, rockin’ blues grabs you by the throat from the get-go and won’t let go.

Mike Talbot
You saw him perform as part of The Mendel Center's Remotely Interested series. Now, see him live! Mike is considered a master vocalist, guitarist, and pianist, as well as a prolific and innovative songwriter. His performance history, spanning three decades and totally over 30,000 hours, includes a wide range of gigs, from local haunts to headlining concerts.


Sponsored by The Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Admission: $50 per car standard parking; $60 per car premium parking

Contact: The Mendel Center Box Office | (269) 927 8700 |

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