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The Cathedral Barn at Historic Barns Park

One of the most unique park settings anywhere and now a beautiful backdrop to your special events

Once the working farm that fed patients and employees of the former Traverse City State Hospital, this 56-acre corner of the Grand Traverse Commons is being redeveloped into a one-of-a-kind regional hub for public recreation, community events, agriculture, horticulture, and environmental design. Historic Barns Park is well known for its namesakes, two large and beautiful barns that were rescued from the wrecking ball to be rehabilitated by the community. In addition to trails, community vegetable gardens, rolling meadows and forest, the park includes programming by two nonprofit partners. SEEDS provides agricultural and environmental education, and the park serves as the home of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, which will eventually cover nearly half the park and add to the natural beauty of this unique community gem. Visitors are likely to see all of these projects in motion throughout the warmer months.

Featured Event

TRAVERSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SUMMER CONCERT JAZZ SERIES

TRAVERSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SUMMER CONCERT JAZZ SERIES

SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2022 | 7:30PM
“A SWINGING JULY 3RD”

It’s time for a swinging celebration of the United States with the TSJO! Join us for the first-ever concert that’s destined to become a TC tradition, the TSJO 4th of July Patriotic Spectacular! Joined by renowned Chorus Master, Jeffery Cobb’s Canticum Novum, the TSJO solo singers, and dancers from the TC Dance Project, we’re going to celebrate the US with the most American art form there is—JAZZ!

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TRAVERSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SUMMER CONCERT JAZZ SERIES

TRAVERSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SUMMER CONCERT JAZZ SERIES

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022 | 7:30PM
“BETWEEN BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD”

We’re going to head down memory lane as our incredible Jazz Orchestra singers join us for some of the most dazzling moments from the silver screen and the Great White Way with a jazz accent. Featuring some of the great songs made famous on stage and screen, we’ll hear it all from the days of Astaire & Rogers, Benny Goodman, Nelson Riddle, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Judy Garland, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Leosser, Leonard Bernstein, Quincy Jones, Xaivier Cugat, Tito Puente, Glenn Miller, Peggy Lee, Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, Doris Day, Bing Crosby and many others!!

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Venue Testimonials

Paul Deyo

a month ago

This is a remarkable location that includes the Botanical Gardens and wonderful hiking trails. Also within walking distance to great food, breweries, wineries and shopping

Katie Shaffran

a year ago

I am a wedding planner in the area and the historical cathedral barn was my first choice. It is absolutely beautiful! Not to mention, the event manager Stephanie is AWESOME! She is so great to work with and I highly recommend this venue. Thank you so much!

The Cathedral Barn at

Historic Barns Park

1500 Red Drive
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 409-8382