Three days of music and fun, July 2 - 4.
The Flint Institute of Music and the Friends of Berston partner with the 6th annual Flint Water Festival at Berston Field House.
Free concerts nightly, featuring international funk, disco band HEATWAVE, live July 2 at 7 pm. Our own ROGER JONES appears on July 3 at 7 pm. Don't miss Larry Callahan & Selected of God with SUNDAY SERVICE CHOIR TRIBUTE July 4 at 6 pm.
A daily carnival from noon to 10 pm, with a fireworks grand finale July 4! 
Celebrate with music, fun, and fireworks. Visit for more information.
The Music Continues every Friday | July 2 - Aug 27 at 6 pm
TONIGHT: Friday, July 2 at 6 pm at FIA on the Palette Cafe Patio with FSPA guitarist Erik McIntyre.

In partnership with the FIA’s Late Night at the FIA, FIM’s Music Around Town Series is back every Friday this summer with live music and food and drink specials.
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Oct 2: De Falla & Mendelssohn
Nov 13: Debussy & Beethoven
Feb 5: Copland & Grieg
Mar 12: Smetana, Vivaldi & Ginastera
Apr 9: Ibert & Tchaikovsky
May 14: Stravinsky, Chavez & Respighi
In-Person and Virtual Options Available!
Space is limited for all in-person learning. Register today. Call for more details 810-238-1350, ext. 3
Flint Rep Outside presents
July 23-25
With a soaring, vibrant score that blends pop, gospel and jazz, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD transports the audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to the ledge
of a Fifth Avenue high-rise.

Spend the evening with us outside on the green, under the stars.
Enjoy Flint Mural Plays all summer long for FREE!
This summer, @flintrepertorytheatre is partnering with the Flint Public Art Project to present FLINT MURAL PLAYS. 25 world premiere micro audio plays from some of the most exciting national and local playwrights. Each play corresponds with a different mural located around the city of Flint!

Not local? You can enjoy these plays from anywhere!
Buildings open for in-person payments or to register for classes only.
FSPA: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm CLOSED Saturday and Sunday
Flint Rep: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
NOTE: Some FSPA instructors may be available for in-person lessons.
Contact your instructor or the FSPA Office for more information
Message from the executive office
I am excited to share news welcoming the Whiting Auditorium and the Capitol Theatre to the Flint Institute of Music. The respective boards of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and Flint Institute of Music have finished exploring the viability of a consolidation of operations of The Whiting and Capitol Theatre to FIM from FCCC. What began as a memorandum of understanding in January 2020 and continued with a lengthy due-diligence process is now complete.
We’re now entering a new phase, which is all about integration of people and programs. FIM anticipates a year-long process to align and transition staff to the new integrated program model, implement a new governance structure and executive management team, and create a new, unified culture and business operation. Throughout the due diligence process, our collective goal has been to make the most prudent use of existing and potential new resources for serving the interests of the community and benefiting the residents of Flint and Genesee County in the long term.
To quickly recap: the FCCC governed and maintained the 501c3 status for The Whiting, Capitol Theatre, Sloan Museum, and Longway Planetarium. The FCCC board had initiated planning for the eventual spin-off of their member programs as independent non-profit organizations. FIM was in a strong position to build on the success of The Whiting and Capitol Theatre with its 100-year history of performing arts education and programming. The efforts over these past 15 months also allowed for a reorganization of the existing cultural center campus resources into three distinct yet related lanes: Performing Arts (FIM), Visual Arts (FIA) and Flint Institute of Science and History (FISH - Sloan Longway).
FIM is excited to officially welcome to its family the Whiting and Capitol staff, members of Local 201 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; a new family of donors and volunteers, and their families and friends! This will be an exciting, intentional, transformational integration of people and programs, and culture and business operations. We’re excited about what our future can be and how we will all have an opportunity to be part of making it happen.
Over time, some of you may notice more integrated communications once we combine our operations. For example, Whiting and Capitol patrons will start to see correspondence from the Flint Institute of Music. The content of our communications like this newsletter will reflect the addition of Capitol and Whiting pr0grams. We’ll do our best to provide clear, helpful updates as we proceed.
FIM sincerely thanks Ridgway White and the C.S. Mott Foundation, which made a very thorough due-diligence process possible for both FIM and FCCC. Our talented industry consultants – AEA Consulting and WolfBrown – brought invaluable knowledge and expertise to the table as well. We are also deeply grateful for the dedication and focus of the Due Diligence Task Force – a core group of volunteers who have given countless hours to this endeavor for more than a year. Of course, FIM holds great appreciation for its steadfast board, and the board and staff of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation, for their partnership.
Thank you for your ongoing support of FIM, The Whiting and Capitol Theatre.
My best wishes for a fun, fabulous and safe 4th of July weekend! 
Rodney Lontine
President and CEO
Thank you! To our 2021 newsletter underwriter, Security Credit Union.
This program and/or service is funded in whole or in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.