Crossroads Picnic Showcase makes for groovy Fridays in Reed City

Summer music series kicks off June 24

Greg Nagy's Men of Leisure will play at the Crossroads Picnic Showcase on July 22. (File photo)

Greg Nagy's Men of Leisure will play at the Crossroads Picnic Showcase on July 22. (File photo)

REED CITY — Lively tunes will light up Friday nights in Reed City for the next month as the Crossroads Picnic Showcase offers performances of jazz, blues, pop, rock and R&B at the Rambadt Park Campground Bandstand. The concerts begin June 24 and will continue through Aug. 26, rain or shine. 

This year's series starts off with a performance from The Jack Pine Savages, who blend R&B, jazz rock, blues, and soul music.

Organizers suggest attendees bring lawn chairs and coolers. Social distancing and facial coverings encouraged and appreciated. Those unable to attend may listen to the music on WCJB 99.3 FM.


  • When: 7-9:15 p.m. Fridays, June 24-Aug. 26
  • Where: Rambadt Park Campground Bandstand, 700 N. Park St., Reed City
  • Cost: Free, donations appreciated


  • June 24: The Jack Pine Savages (R&B, jazzy rock, blues, soul)
  • July 1: Ted Alan and the Under-privileged, featuring Rob Smith (straight-a-head jazz and blues)
  • July 8: Double Trouble, Mary Rademacher/Francesca Amari w the Mark Kahny band (pop, jazz, showtunes)
  • July 15: James Armstrong, World Touring Chicago Blues and Funky-Soul Band
  • July 22: Greg Nagy's Men of Leisure (blend pop, soul, blues, rock)
  • July 29: Bobby Murray, three time Grammy winning, world touring, soulful rock, party time blues
  • Aug. 5: Planet D Nonet, the Midwest's Premier "Lil Big Band" (pop, jazz, showtunes)
  • Aug. 12: Robert Pace's Natures Brew featuring Rick Hicks (Motown, funky-pop, jazz, soul)
  • Aug. 19: The Paul Nelson Band, two time Grammy award winning rock and blues
  • Aug. 26: Eat-It-Up Trio, featuring Michael Harrison w/ Vocalist Ellie Martin (eclectic, energetic jazz and blues)