For Immediate Release
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Rachel Preisel
Flint Institute of Music
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Dionanda Tillman
Flint Institute of Music
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 Flint Native Returns to The Capitol Theatre
Mark Farner’s American Band
DATE: Friday, January 28, 2022
TIME: 8 pm
TICKETS: $27.50 - $47.50 (Tickets on sale September 17 at 12 pm)
FLINT, Mich. - Flint Native Mark Farner returns to The Capitol Theatre on January 28, 2022. The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets range from $27.50 to $47.50. Tickets go on sale on September 17 at 12 p.m. Genesee County Residents save 30 percent as a benefit of the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. The discount is automatically applied at check-out.
As one of the founding members, lead singer, lead guitarist, and the person who wrote 90 percent of the Grand Funk music catalog, Farner has always been known as the energetic driving force on stage, the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, from his soulful voice and power rock riffs to fueling the Funk with his atomic stage presence. His story and his imprint on music starts with Flint, and since 1969, from his humble beginnings and a blue-collar outlook, Farner has captained a global crusade for love and freedom and became a rock ‘n’ roll icon.
Fifty years later, he commands the stage with the same intensity performing epic hits that defined a generation: “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “Bad Time,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Foot Stompin’ Music,” “Heartbreaker,” “Locomotion,” “Mean Mistreater” and “We’re An American Band.”
“I am who my songs say I am,” Farner said.
A full schedule of upcoming events at The Capitol Theatre as well as tickets can be found at
This program and/or service is funded in whole or part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.
The Capitol Theatre, a faithfully restored 1,575 seat historic theatre in Downtown Flint, provides an iconic atmosphere for a weekly line-up of concerts and movies. The Capitol Theatre is operated by the Flint Institute of Music as one of its five distinctive performing arts venues, alongside; the Whiting Auditorium, Elgood Theatre, Bower Theater, and MacArthur Recital Hall. FIM programs also include the Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint Repertory Theatre, Music Around Town, and Whiting Presents, a seasonal presentation of national and international performing artists. Programming is funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education & Cultural Enrichment Millage. The Flint Institute of Music is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization and equal opportunity employer providing programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or handicap.