Mark Farner's American Band

The Northern Lights Theater
Price: $30/$25/$20

Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m.

Legendary all-American front man and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he’s a platinum-selling recording artist 30 times over. At age 67, Farner commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did at 20 during the summer of ’69, and his fans are still flocking to their captain. 

The rock patriot’s synergy and open heart come through in epic hits that defined a generation: “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “We’re An American Band,” a recut of “The Loco-Motion,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” 

“Rock star” is only one facet of this Michigan-born son’s legacy. Farner is also about as real as they get. He’s a husband—in his fourth decade of marriage to wife Lesia—he’s a family man with five adult sons, and he’s a caregiver.

“I love playing where I can connect with people of all backgrounds,” says Farner, “Love is unconditional....I feel that when I’m on stage from the audience.”