The new Gimme Shelter Concert Series schedule for 2007 (and after) can be reached using this link:

Bea & Bert Furman's Gimme Shelter Concert Series

 

Following is the "archive" of Gimme Shelter Concerts from its inception in May 2004 to December 2006

Gimme Shelter Concert Series
at
Jackson Interfaith Shelter
414 South Blackstone, Jackson, MI 49201
T(517) 789-8735

In May 2004 a monthly acoustic concert series was started at the Jackson Interfaith Shelter in Jackson, Michigan to benefit the shelter and all the folks there.  Music is provided free by performing artists in the area.  Free gourmet coffee is provided by local coffeehouses including Beaner's Gourmet Coffee of Jackson and Evelyn Bay Coffee Company in Spring Arbor, MI.

With the success of the series, a fund raiser was held in December 2004 to purchase and install a permanent sound system at the Shelter for the concerts as well as church and personal growth services provided at the Shelter.  The funds were raised and, through the generosity of local citizens, the system installed in February 2005.  The Gimme Shelter Concert Series continues on and will, hopefully, continue as long as the Shelter's doors remain open and people are in need of its help.  While the series was started and manned by local Jackson area artists, word got out and artists from all over Michigan have been joining in.  Following is the Gimme Shelter Concert Series schedule:

2006
Monday, December 4, 2006 7 PM: Bert & Bea Furman
8 PM: Steve Berkemeier
Monday, November 6, 2006 7 PM: Dorothy Cooley
8 PM: Stonecross
Monday, October 2, 2006 7 PM: Mike Kavanaugh 
         w/special guest Steve (Frog) Forgey
Monday, September 11, 2006 7 PM: Mike Kavanaugh w/special guest Greg Hurley
8 PM: Dan Hazlett
Monday, August 7, 2006 7 PM:  31 Seconds
Monday, July 10, 2006 7 PM: Annie Capps & Friends
Monday, June 5, 2006 7 PM:
8 PM: like that
Monday, May 1, 2006 7 PM: Mike Kavanaugh 
         w/special guest Steve (Frog) Forgey
Monday, April 3, 2006 7 PM: Rob Vischer
8 PM: Dan Hazlett
Monday, March 6, 2006 7 PM: Bert & Bea Furman
8 PM: Jimmy Reed
Monday, February 6, 2006 7 PM: Steve Berkemeier
8 PM: Steve Deasy
Monday, January 9, 2006 7 PM: Dorothy Cooley
8 PM: Rachanee
2005
Monday, December 5, 2005 7 PM: Bert & Bea Furman
8 PM: Steve Berkemeier
Monday, November 7, 2005 7 PM: Mike Kavanaugh & Steve (Frog) Forgey
Monday, October 3, 2005 7 PM: Annie Capps
8 PM: Dan Hazlett
Monday, September 12, 2005 7 PM: Living Water
8 PM: Bert & Bea Furman
Monday, August 1, 2005 7 PM: Steve Berkemeier
8 PM: Coffee Shop Boys
Monday, July 11, 2005 7 PM: Mike Kavanaugh
8 PM: Daryl Boyer
Monday, June 6, 2005 7 PM: Bottom's Up
8 PM: Ed Englerth
Monday, May 2, 2005 7 PM: Bert & Bea Furman
8 PM: Steve Berkemeier
Monday, April 4, 2005 7 PM: Living Water
8 PM: Emily Bate
Monday, March 7, 2005 7 PM: Dawn Xiana Moon
8 PM: Mike Fedel
Monday, February 7, 2005 7 PM: Eric Adams
8 PM: Stephanie Ruhl
Monday, January 3, 2005 7 PM: Steve Berkemeier
8 PM: Bruce Park Jr.
2004
Monday, December 6, 2004 7 PM: Bert & Bea Furman
8 PM: Sue Pangborn
Monday, November 1, 2004 7 PM: 31 Seconds
8 PM: Ben Arnold
Monday, October 4, 2004 7 PM: The Mike Kavanaugh Project w/Mike Pelham
8 PM: Kevin Nichols
Monday, September 6, 2004 7 PM: Mike Kavanaugh w/John Persico
Monday, August 2, 2004 7 PM: Bert & Bea Furman
8 PM: Kevin Nichols
Monday, July 5, 2004 7 PM: Frog & the Beeftones - Plugged in & loaded for bear
8 PM: The Mike Kavanaugh Project w/Mike Pelham
Monday, June 7, 2004 7 PM: Daryl Boyer
8 PM: Terry Vargo
Monday, May 3, 2004 7 PM: Mike Kavanaugh
8 PM: Kevin Nichols

All shows are free and open to the public.  Please come!  Bring your friends!

Donations should be made directly to Jackson Interfaith Shelter at the address shown at the top of this page.

Thanks:

In March 2005 Mike Kavanaugh was given a "Local Hero: Good Samaritan" award by the South Central Chapter of the American Red Cross for creation & coordination of the Gimme Shelter Concert Series at Jackson Interfaith Shelter.  Mike in turn wishes to thank all the wonderful artists listed above who have volunteered their time & talents to the series...

Special thanks to Jackson Citizen Patriot, the Bart Hawley Show & JTV-17 for their support...

Special thanks to Steve Garrison & Evelyn Bay Coffee Company in Spring Arbor as well as Matt Morgan & the gang at Beaner's...

Special thanks to Bea & Bert Furman for their extra special help in challenging times...

Special thanks for Ben Arnold's wonderful & witty performance at the Shelter prior to us losing him.  Ben will be missed...

A very special thanks to the staff, volunteers and residents of Jackson Interfaith Shelter...

A super-duper special thanks to God for putting the desire to help others (as Jesus did) in the hearts & minds of those who have helped...

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