Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 14, 2013

Travel in Brief: 04/14/2013


---- — Concerts in GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Sheryl Crow and B.B. King are among the acts booked at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park this summer.

Other acts coming to Grand Rapids include The Beach Boys, Owl City, Dwight Yoakam, Harry Connick Jr. and Smokey Robinson. They’ll play the Meijer Gardens’ 1,900-seat amphitheater. The 30 shows run between June 3 and Sept. 5.

For the complete schedule, visit

Historic site

BROOKLYN — The Walker Tavern Historic Site will open to the public seven days a week beginning Sunday, April 14.

The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The season will feature the return of popular events, including the Walker on Wheels antique car show and Stagecoach Days.

Vintage baseball games will be featured throughout the season with opening day set for Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. when the Walker Wheels face the Royal Oak Wahoos.

New this year will be more family-oriented Saturday events, such as Automobile Education Day, Archaeology Day, Christmas in July, Tea with Clara and a special Tuesday Back to School Day. These programs carry a fee for children, but adults accompanying them are free.

Walker Tavern is one of 11 nationally accredited museums administered by the Michigan Historical Center, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources. It is located at the junction of US-12 and M-50 east of Jackson. For more information, call 517-467-4401 or visit

Wyeth exhibit

ROCKLAND, Maine — Maine’s Farnsworth Art Museum is opening an exhibition this month that features about 30 paintings by N.C. Wyeth on loan from the Brandywine River Museum in Pennsylvania.

The paintings span four decades of Wyeth’s work and include early western paintings, paintings that were used as illustrations for Robert Louis Stevenson classics, and later illustrations in experimental style. Some of the books in which his illustrations appeared will also be on exhibit.

N.C. Wyeth, who died in 1945, split his time between Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley and coastal Maine.

The Farnsworth museum devotes much of its space to his Maine-related work, as well as that of his son Andrew and grandson Jamie.

The new exhibition opens April 27 and runs through Dec. 29.