Lightfoot tribute artist to perform tonight in Laurium

LAURIUM — As part of its summer concert series, the village of Laurium will present Gordon Lightfoot tribute artist, Mike Fornes, according to Patricia Golus.

Golus, who is Laurium clerk, said Fornes, who is based in northern Lower Peninsula, will be at Daniell Park tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. If there’s rain, the concert will be conducted in Gipp Arena.

Although Fornes often travels with a band, he will be performing solo tonight.

“We’re just going with him,” she said.

The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute website states Fornes is a former radio and television sports announcer, and print journalist.

“His portrayal of Gordon Lightfoot is simply an honest effort to entertain with an accurate representation of a Lightfoot concert,” the website states. “Mike plays the role of “Gord” in first person, yet avoids saying “I” or “me” in his storytelling of the songs and the circumstances of how they were written.”

Golus said there is no admission fee to the concert.

“We do ask for donations,” she said.