Flirting with the stars
Little lights singing
On & Off
The music you hear
Is the energy of our ancestors.
- Terry Wooten
Located on a narrow strip of land between Lake Michigan and Torch Lake in Antrim County, Michigan, the Stone Circle is a triple ring of 88 large boulders capturing the atmosphere of ancient cultures that gathered in family and community groups to entertain and exchange stories of everyday life and lore.
Today, the Stone Circle is reminiscent of a time before television, radio and the internet, when bards spun their tales to an enchanted audience. Around a flickering campfire, under a canopy of stars, and accompanied by frog songs and howls from distant coyotes, listeners perch on boulders or spread out on blankets and lawn chairs, as an ever-changing variety of poetry, storytelling and music are woven throughout the evening at this unique outdoor amphitheater.
The circular arrangements and settings were designed by Terry Wooten, who also hosts the Saturday night gatherings.
Many of the performers are professionals, but the Stone Circle also provides an open forum for others who wish to participate. Poems must be memorized and recited by heart.
On any given night you may hear the poetry of Burns, Chaucer, Service, Whitman or the original work of a visiting poet. Beowulf may come to life, a cat dance performed, or the hum of an aboriginal didjeridoo may echo up the slope. Folklore, American classics, Cowboy of contemporary poetry may be interspersed with Native American tales and children’s selections. Listeners and families are welcomed.
Poetry, Storytelling & Music
Hosted by Poet Bard
Around a campfire under the stars
2014 Stone Circle Gatherings begin this season
on the Summer Solstice – Saturday, June 21st
Every Saturday starting at 9 pm
Mid-June through Labor Day Weekend
Donation: $5 adults, $3 kids
No pets please!
Located ten miles north of Elk Rapids, Michigan
Turn East off US-31 onto Stone Circle Dr.
Follow to the road to the top of the hill,
Then follow the signs to the right.