Acorn Music Festival: DAY THREE featuring Heartless Bastards

Sunday, Jun. 16 | 4:00pm ET (3:00pm CT)

Music Festival

The Acorn Music Festival celebrates the music and artistry rooted in the traditions of American music. DAY THREE of The Acorn Music Festival features indie rock band Heartless Bastards.

Sunday’s first show starts at 4pm ET, with multiple performances leading up to Heartless Bastards’ headlining show. Additional performances include Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Bee Taylor, Bowmanville, Anne Harris, Nikki Morgan, and Mike Struwin.

4:00 Bowmanville
5:00 Mike Struwin (*)
5:45 Bee Taylor
6:45 Anne Harris (*)
7:30 Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
8:45 Nikki Morgan (*)
9:30 Heartless Bastards

(*) performance in our outdoor space

Heartless BastardsChuck Prophet & The Mission ExpressBee TaylorBowmanvilleAnne HarrisNikki MorganMike Struwin
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Tickets are on sale now!

Day 3 ONLY

3-Day Passes available!



Heartless Bastards

No salve soothes quite like music does. Like the ultimate balm, it releases tension and stress and reinvigorates the spirit. With a warm patchwork of rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelia, folk, alternative, and blues, Heartless Bastards unlock healing and catharsis within their music. Whether in the studio or on stage, the Austin-based band fronted by vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Erika Wennerstrom calm as they captivate. After generating over 100 million total streams and enrapturing audiences at legendary venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the group continue to connect with listeners everywhere through boundary-breaking sonics and straight-from-the-heart lyrics.

“Music is medicine,” observes Erika. “It gives me a sense of purpose beyond just creating art. The idea someone might find comfort in it or it can actually help another person is incredible to me. I don’t know if I ever thought about it in those terms when I was younger. I’ve realized it over the years though.”

At the turn-of-the-century, Erika founded Heartless Bastards in Cincinnati, OH. Inspired by the likes of Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and more, she cut early demos in 2003, performing the bulk of the instruments herself. A bartending gig inspired the name Heartless Bastards. The bar’s touch screen game posed the question, “What is Tom Petty’s backing band?” and offered “The Heartless Bastards” as an answer option, so she accepted this humorous twist of fate and adopted it as her band’s moniker. Learn more

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

Since his neo-psychedelic Green On Red days, Chuck Prophet has been turning out country, folk, blues, and Brill Building classicism. After a false start recording in his hometown of San Francisco, Prophet decided to get out of Dodge and found himself re-energized in Upstate New York just a few miles from the Vermont border to make 2020’s The Land That Time Forgot, a record that is much a 21st century exorcism as it is America. Learn more 

Bee Taylor

“Bee Taylor is an artist and lyricist who’s melodies will conjure up all the feelings of a mysterious night in New Orleans. Whether you want to parade down the streets or peek inside a shade drawn window, she is not one to miss the appointment of jazz, funk, roots, and soul. If you’re wanting a unique experience of musical and lyrical gumbo, Bee Taylor is the show to see.” - Tes Hill, LBS Magazine Learn more 


Chicago-based genre bending ensemble Bowmanville is driven by a profound passion for creating melodies that resonate with the soul. With a deep-rooted love for jazz, blues, rock, and enchanting ethnic stylings, Bowmanville weaves together sounds of timeless musicality. Learn more 

Anne Harris

Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Anne Harris has been carving out a very special place in the Blues and American Roots world, touring internationally and recording with artists such as Otis Taylor, Guy Davis, Markus James, Cathy Richardson, JP Soars, Shemekia Copeland, Cracker, Cedric Burnside, and hippie legends Jefferson Starship, to name a few. Learn more 

Nikki Morgan

For many of us one of the first things we want to know about a new music artist is what type of music they create. It’s a question that has been asked many times over and to that Nikki Morgan would say “DIY Country!” Learn more 

Mike Struwin

Incorporating a myriad of genres, including Alt-Country/Blues & Bluegrass/Roots/Folk/Soul and even Reggae, this Michigan born artist has forged a truly unique style all his own. Learn more 


The Acorn Music Festival takes place at The Acorn theater, 107 Generations Drive in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Box Office opens at 3pm ET
Starts 4:00pm, doors open 3:00pm

Artistry, Up Close

The intimate, acoustically-rich Acorn environment encourages interaction between the artists and audience.

About The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.

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