Red Sky Stage LLC

445 East Mitchell Street

Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: (231)487-0000


Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in Downtown Petoskey’s Gaslight District featuring live music, poetry, comedy, drama, painting, and other arts.

Featured Art

High Banks - Indian River

Original oil by Rick Kolb

Welcome to Red Sky Stage!

Red Sky Stage is Evicted by Landlord

Seeking a New Location







Please Help out.  I have started a Go Fund Me campaign to help create a new Red Sky Stage.  Please check it out here and pitch in if you can.  Thanks.!!


Our landlord, Chris Redding sent me an eviction notice on April 17.  He told me, by yelling at me repeatedly on the telephone, that he is throwing me out because Red Sky Stage has has been hosting a couple of alcohol and drug recovery groups each week.  I have made attempts to resolve this matter with our landlord to no avail.  

The responsibility for the eviction falls exclusively on the landlord.  Some have assumed that the owners of the Raven's Nest, a store next to Red Sky Stage, complained to our mutual landlord that recovery group members were bothering them.  I know that this was not the cause of our eviction because I told the landlord that I could resolve any such problems and he replied that there was nothing to resolve and that he just wanted the recovery groups out of Red Sky Stage.

I am actively looking for an new location for Red Sky Stage and hope to be able to announce that soon.

The Northern Michigan Artists Market has been evicted as well.  We are closing the gallery as soon as we can complete the process of moving out.  

--  Marty Scott


 Red Sky Stage is growingWe have hosted a strings jam session that is overflowing with participant, talent and folks stopping by to listen.  We have staged a variety show,  presented quite a few concerts, magic shows and and stand-up comedy nights.

In March 2015 we installed a brand new one thousand square foot dance floor so fans of the Up North Big Band and many other folks now have a place to dance   We are looking for lots of great new things to do on the new floor.  Meanwhile, it is very pretty and some people say it has even improved our sound.

We have hosted a play, an Earth Day celebration and several benefit concerts.  And we have improved our stage and added a vintage acoustic upright grand piano and a Hammond M-3 organ. We still have much more to come in the near future ( jazz concerts, chamber music, etc.) as we create an informal, coffee house style venue for the performing arts right here in beautiful Downtown Petoskey.

Red Sky Stage is also available for rental for meetings, presentations, conferences, birthday parties and anything else that is compatible with our very flexible and convenient space in Downtown    Petoskey.  Call for details and to make arrangements.

We invite you to keep track of our progress here as well as on Facebook, Twitter and our Blog, Northern Michigan Art (which covers both the performing and the visual arts).  Better yet, come see us at 445 E Mitchell St in Downtown Petoskey's historic Gaslight District.


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Recovery Notes on TV\

9 and 10 News reporters and a film crew stopped by one of our recent planning and rehearsal sessions for Recovery ‚ÄčNotes, our new monthly jam session and safe night out on the town for folks in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction.  You can read the resulting article and video segment right here.then stop by Red Sky Stage on the second Sunday of every month at  7:30 - 8:30 and check it out for yourself.

Admission: Free but donations are accepted.