When: Fri., June 12, 8 p.m. 2015
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts • For its annual black-tie fundraising gala, Music Hall has enlisted help from actor, playwright, singer-songwriter, and proud Michigander Jeff Daniels. Not only will Daniels perform rootsy Americana alongside his son’s Ben Daniels Band, but he also serves as the inspiration for the theme of this year’s gala, which is based on his play Escanaba in da Moonlight, a celebration of all things Yooper. VIP tickets include access to an after-party at the rooftop bar, 3Fifty Terrace. Proceeds benefit Music Hall’s education programs, which currently serve 22,000 students in the region. VIP cocktails start at 6 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m.