WSCC presents Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will perform at WSCC on Nov. 5.

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will perform at WSCC on Nov. 5.

SCOTTVILLE — The West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series presents bluegrass fiddle sensation Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, at Center Stage Theater.

Born completely blind and with limited hearing in one ear, Cleveland first learned to play violin when he was 4 years old. His skill was recognized at an early age, with appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, A Prairie Home Companion and before the United States Congress.

A 2020 Grammy award winner, his blistering prowess and technical fluency have marked him as a sought-after musician, leading to performances with Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Tim O’Brien, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Andy Statman, and The Kruger Brothers in recent years.

“I am in my eleventh year at WSCC and this is the first Grammy winner we have been able to bring to campus,” says Ted Malt, director of the WSCC performing arts series and professor of music. “We are excited and honored to bring artists of Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper’s caliber to our community. At this time, he is one of the most sought-after fiddle players in the world.”

For more information and to purchase reserved seat tickets, visit westshore.edu/performingarts.

Customers can also call 231-843-5507, or stop by the box office located in the bookstore at Schoenherr Campus Center. Visa, Master Card, Discover credit cards are accepted.