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2023 Membership: Return to Normal (RTN)!
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%
--augmenting the difference with grants, corporate sponsorship, advertisements and collaborations. 
Also, our programming depends on your membership
--the earlier you become a member, the better the quality and quantity of concerts! 
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 Michigan!
Thanks in advance for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you as a member this year.
Musically yours,
Team GLAC | Become a member and support the arts in MI!

Indo American Festival of Performing Arts -- SAROVAR 2023 -

MD Ramanathan #100 | Ilayaraaja #80 - A Tribute Year

Apr 01: Hyderabad Seshachari, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman (SV Temple) 5:00 pm
Apr 5-16:
Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival (MI awardees - SR Shantaprakash, Vinod Seetharaman & Ganga/Rajkumar)
Apr 15
: Pancharatnam Practice session led by Sri Madurai Sundar (Balaji Temple) (TBA)
Apr 16: MD Ramanathan - A Tribute #MDR 100 Mudhra Bhaskar, Radha Bhaskar, Madurai Sundar, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman (SV Temple)  5:00 pm 
Apr 22: Flute / Shehnai Jugalbandhi - Flute Jayant, Ashwani Shankar, Ramdas Palsule, Sai Giridhar (Lawrence Tech) 4:00 pm
Apr 29: Chithirai Isai Vaibhavam, A Music Fe(a)st | Performances | Carnatica Bros | Ilayaraaja Tribute (SV Temple) 10:00 am
May 6: Vasudha Ravi, Jayshankar Balan, Vinod Seetharaman (SVBF Temple) 4:00 pm
May 13: #Detroit4Flint Community Service - Annual Flint Cleanup (Kasi Temple, Flint) 10:00 am
May 8-14: Dushyant Sridhar Upanyasam in Detroit (Balaji Temple) RSVP 6:30 pm
May 14: Ilayaraaja Tribute - Ranjani Gayatri Raaja by Raga (Seaholm HS) RSVP | Non member Tickets 4:00 pm (email us for discount code)
May 20: Michigan Thyagaraja Aradhana (Kasi Temple, Flint) Registrations Open 8:00 am
May 20: Ganesh Kumaresh in Michigan (Kasi Temple, Flint) 4:00 pm
May 27: Open Date (Long weekend)
June 3: Papanasan Festival of Michigan (SV Temple) 10:00 am (Community Event)
June 10: Yuva Kala Utsav, Summer Music Series feat Michigan Talent
Aug 12: Indian Independence - Yuva Kala Utsav for Council General of India Chicago, IL
Sep 9: Ramanuja Drama presented by Nataka Kala Sarovar Dr Venkatesan (Balaji Temple) (Community Event)
Oct 7:
34th Annual Navaratri Festrival of Michigan (Bharatiya Temple)
Oct 11:
GLAC Golu Galatta - An Online Golu Contest
Nov 03:
AIM4Seva Event (GLAC Supported)
Dec TBD:
Chembai Sangeetholsavam in Detroit (Parashakti Temple) (Community Event)


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

GLAC - a volunteer run organization giving back to the artists, community and beyond, supporting the cites of Detroit, Chennai & Flint! With one foot in our 35year heritage and our right foot forward into the future; GLAC kicked off our past seasons with Fundraiser #Detroit4Chennai  GLAC volunteers took a day off and helped cleanup Flint. #Detroit4Flint  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.
  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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