tanumanisha shankaram namAmi mE manasA shirasA"
FREE GLAC Tshirt (for members)
Introducing GLAC - Hybrid Version! GLAC is a member based organization and our rates are one of the lowest
with one of the best programming in the country!
Other organizations charge
our yearly rate
just for one family concert!
Over the past decade, our membership rates has stayed
around same even
though our operating costs have gone up by almost 50%
difference with grants, corporate sponsorship, advertisements and
Also, our programming depends on your membership
earlier you become a member, the better the quality and quantity of
Are you a rasika? Show your support by becoming a member EVEN if you
think you can't attend all concerts.
Support GLAC to support Music in
Thanks in advance for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you
as a member this year.
Team GLAC | Visit our
GLAC - giving back to the artists, community and beyond, supporting the cites of
Detroit, Chennai &
Flint! With one foot in our 30year heritage and our right foot forward into
the future; GLAC kicked off our past seasons with Fundraiser
GLAC volunteers took a day off and helped cleanup Flint.
GLAC helped collecting samples for the Susan B Komen
Tissue Bank in Detroit. #GLAC4KTB
Chennai is known as the Detroit of India & with classical music, GLAC
has made Detroit, the Chennai of USA.
Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR
Apr 10: Lec-Dem Madurai
Sundar, Jay Balan, Sai Sundar, Govind Narayanan, SV Temple, Novi
Apr 23, May 7, May 17: Pancharatnam Practice sessions, Shivalayam,
SB Hanuman Temple
May 14: Community Service - Annual Flint Cleanup, Kasi Temple, Flint CANCELLED
May 21: Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana, Kasi Temple, Flint CANCELLED
May 21: Chicago Youth Talent - Hari Ravi, Karthik Iyer, Vishvak
Kumaran, Kasi Temple, Flint CANCELLED
June 23-29: Sri Dushyant Sridhar Pravachanam (English), Balaji
Temple of Great Lakes (Free for GLAC
Jul 17: Yuva Kala: Govind Narayanan, Thejas Rengaswamy, Sai Sundar
6pm at SBHT Temple
Jul 31: Yuva Kala: Rupa Ramanathan, Sahith Shankar,
Venkatesh Venkatraman 5pm at SBHT Temple
Aug 6: Yuva Kala at the Kala Utsav for Council General of India
Chicago, Napierville, IL
Aug 26: Omkara Karini - SR Santaprakash, Sahana Shankar, Rajashekar
Athmakuri, Parashakti Temple Sep 16: Yuva Kala: Rithwika & Sathwika Uttaradi,
Sep 24: Bharatanatyam Dance Duet: Yogesh Kumar, Sneha Narayan, SV Temple
Oct 8: 32nd Annual Navaratri Festrival of Michigan, Bharatiya Temple
Oct 9: Sandeep Narayan, VVS Murari, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Trichy
Sankaran, VVS Murari, Lansing
Oct 30: Trichur Brothers in Detroit, SV Temple, Novi
Canceled: Datha Sisters in Detroit
GLAC - A Nobility Champion during COVID
Karunā for Corona! Fundraising Festival for AIM4SEVA with
Supporting hospitals in Detroit & Chennai:
Click here for the article. First responders and hospitals have been hardly hit with lack of PPEs.
GLAC organized a fundraiser concert with high school students supporting the
wonderful cause. The Sangam concert featuring Sahith Shankar & Tejas
Shivaraman along with Vinod Seetharaman raised around 10,000 USD for this
Supporting musicians - Summer Music Festival 'Paarambaryam' When the COVID 19 pandemic struck world over, musicians were among the
impacted communities - with concerts being cancelled, tours postponed and all
related activities being completely shut down. Many musicians who depended on
these concerts alone for income, were in dire need of financial help. More
than 600 artistes have now been served since the pandemic began. Nadaswaram &
Thavil Vidwans have also been supported providing them with bags of essential
provisions. These services have reached over 1200 families providing financial
aid and other financial assistance such as medical aid, medical insurance,
pension/financial support to indigent, ailing and senior musicians.
Our Mission & Vision
Vanakkam, Vandanam, Susvaagatam, Namaste and Welcome to
The Great Lakes Aradhana Committee or GLAC is
a premier non-profit organization committed to preserving, presenting and
promoting arts in the Great Lakes region.
Our mission is to promote classical arts in
our community for the cause of enrichment, participation and fellowship for art
aficionados in Michigan by bringing quality events on a regular basis with a
bias on membership satisfaction. GLAC helps the community in having arts
programs that meet the needs of an aging population, providing opportunities in
the arts for people with disabilities, having programs for migrant workers and
immigrants and programs on arts in healing/healthcare programs.
GLAC strives in perpetuating the unique
cultural heritage into the mainstream American diaspora with it's events well
attended by people of all ethnicities from the Great Lakes states of the USA and
Click here for an
overview of GLAC --
presented at the Detroit Cultural Exchange Network -- Detroit CEN.
GLAC was originally founded in 1985 and is the
oldest and largest Indo-American art organizations in Michigan. It was formally
incorporated in 2006 as a non-profit art resource in SE Michigan by a group of people who
truly appreciate, enjoy and want to promote one of the greatest cultural
traditions which has been passed down over the generations.
GLAC In the news: GLAC was featured in Visit Detroit Magazine (available in newstands and at the
Detroit Metro Airport).
Another fine example of how GLAC provides a
golden platform for our musicians by taking Indian Music into the
'Visit Detroit' Magazine, not only has local & national
reach, caters to thousands of travelers
visiting the Detroit Metro Airport everyday!