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2024 Membership: NEW BEGINNINGS - JAI SRIRAM!!                        rAma bhakti sAmrAjyam EmAnavula kabbenO manasA

GLAC is a member based organization with one of the best programming in the country! Our yearly rate is approx one family concert rate! Over the past decade, our membership rates has stayed around same even though our operating costs have gone up by almost 50% -- augmenting the difference with grants, corporate sponsorship, advertisements and collaborations. Show your support by becoming a member EVEN if you think you can't attend all concerts. Support GLAC to support Music in Michigan!

2024 TRIBUTES | #TKMURTHY100 | Parassala Ponnammal | Sheik Chinna Moulana | MMI | TVS

Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2024

Apr 6th: Rajhesh Vaidhya 'King of Veena' - Fusion Instrumental (Towsley Auditorium) 6:30pm
Apr TBD: Pancharatnam Practice session led by Sri Madurai Sundar (Balaji Temple) (TBA)
Apr 10-21: Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival
Apr 21: Guru Parampara - A Tribute to MMI & TVS Suryaprakash, Jay Balan, Vinod Seetharaman (SV Temple)  5:00 pm FREE
May 5: Dr NJ Nandhini, B Ananthakrishnan, Tanjavoor Murugaboopathy, N Guruprasad (SVBF Temple)  5:00 pm FREE
May 12: Margam: NA Dance & live music feat Srekala Bharat (Towsley Auditorium) 2:00pm - $15 through Zelle/Venmo
May TBD: #Detroit4Flint Community Service - Annual Flint Cleanup (Kasi Temple, Flint)
May 18: Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana (Kasi Temple, Flint) FREE
May 18: 'Wings & Strings' - Jugalbandhi Shadaj Godkhindi, KJ Dileep, Anubrata Chatterjee, VS Raghavan (Kasi Temple, Flint) 1:00 pm FREE
May 19: ARPANAM - A Music Fe(a)st | Performances | Carnatica Bros | VK Manimaran (Balaji Temple) 9:00 am FREE
May 19: Lecdem by KN Shashikaran, Balaji Temple of Great Lakes
May 19: Concert by VK Manimaran, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman
May 19: Advaita Dasa Concert by Vishnudev Namboodiri, VVS Murari, Patri Satishkumar
May 23: Soulful Strings Ganesh Kumar, Vignesh & Sarvesh Shankar, Sanjay Sankaran Kerrytown Ann Arbor 7:30PM
May 26: Sikkil Gurucharan, Trichy Sankaran, Kamalakiran, KVG (MSNA, Lansing)
Jun 01: Yuva Kala Series - Vaadya Vidya Guitar Performance, Fountain Walk, Novi 5:30pm FREE
May 31: Asian Festival of Michigan (Fountain Walk, Novi)
Jun 01: Pattabhiram Pandit, TKV Ramanjachurlu, Patri Satishkumar, SV Temple
Jun 02: Yuva Kala Series - Breathe Academy Flute Performance, Fountain Walk, Novi 5:30pm FREE
Jun 02: TKV Ramanjachurlu, Patri Satishkumar, KVS Vinay, Balaji Temple
Jun 02: Sheik Chinna Moulana 100 -- Kasim Babu Brothers, SV Temple (Community Event) FREE
Jun TBD: Papanasan Festival of Michigan (SV Temple) 10:00 am (Community Event) FREE

Sep 7: Sri Valli Devasenapathe: Sangeetha Rathnakara Papanasam Ashok Ramani, Jayshankar Balan, KV Prasad, Karthik Venkatraman
Sep 14: 'The Thalaivar Show' - Sanjay Subhrahmanyan Towsley Auditorium Limited Member RSVP
Sep 22: 100 Strings Jagalbandhi Sandip Chatterjee (Santoor), Nirmala Rajasekar (Veena), Tanjore Murugabhoopathi, Ramdas Palsule
Sep 28: 34th Annual Navaratri Festival of Michigan (Bharatiya Temple) 12:30pm FREE REGISTRATIONS OPEN
Oct 15-22: Navaratri Golu / GLAC Golu Galatta - An Online Golu Contest FREE
Dec TBD: Chembai Sangeetholsavam in Detroit - Parashakti Temple (Community Event)




GLAC - A Nobility Champion during COVID
Karunā for Corona!  An Online Fundraising Festival feat Detroi's Advaita Dasa with 20+ artistes.
Teens supporting PPEs for hospitals in Detroit & Chennai:
Click here for the article.
Supporting musicians in India with Summer Music Festival 'Paarambaryam'

GLAC is a volunteer run organization giving back to the art ecosystem & supporting the communities of Detroit, Chennai & Flint! With one foot in our 35year heritage and our right foot forward into the future; GLAC does fundraisers like #Detroit4Chennai  GLAC volunteers help cleanup Flint. #Detroit4Flint 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.
  Padmashree Hariharan sporting a GLAC Tshirt. All members get a FREE Tshirt (one per family, while supplies last)

Our Mission & Vision

Vanakkam, Vandanam, Susvaagatam, Namaste and Welcome to GLAC! 

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 Canada.

Click here for an overview of GLAC -- presented at the Detroit Cultural Exchange Network -- Detroit CEN.

Our History

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.

Today, GLAC is a Registered Tax-Exempt 501(3) Non-Profit Organization in the State of Michigan.  GLAC is supported by the Michigan Council for Cultural Affairs, the Detroit Recreational Department, Arab American National Museum and The Carr Center of Detroit.


Past Seasons


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 mainstream.
'Visit Detroit' Magazine, not only has local & national reach, caters to thousands of travelers visiting the Detroit Metro Airport everyday!

MiIndia Sankara | A Nobility Champion | 25yr article | Indian Scene article | Guitar Prasanna article | Sudha Ragunathan article | Kadri Gopalnath article

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