Performing Arts

Performing Arts
Marquette Dance Brochure (PDF)
Marquette Music Brochure (PDF)
Marquette Opera/Theatre Brochure (PDF)

There is an award winning historical summer theatre in its seventh season, Lake Superior Theatre and the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, ending its seventh concert season, both of which were originated and developed in the city’s Arts and Culture Department with the help of community artists, Northern Michigan University Faculty members and volunteers.


SymphonyMarquette offers a vast range of musical experiences for all. From enjoying the Marquette City Band in the Presque Isle Band Shell on a Thursday evening in the summer to seeing some of the world’s best international performers in the NMU International Performing Art Series, you are bound to enjoy great music in a beautiful setting. Marquette has become known as a great summer destination from it’s well established Hiawatha Music Festival featuring a weekend of camping and traditional music in Tourist Park to the newer Marquette Blues Fest in Lower Harbor Park on Labor Day Weekend. Many local musicians both established and up and coming are seen on various stages throughout the year.

Useful links for performances and artists:

First Thursday of the Month Concert Series
Hiawatha Music Cooperative

Marquette Area Blues Society
Marquette City Band
Marquette Symphony Orchestra
NMU International Performing Arts Series
NMU Music Department
Peter White Public Library
Pine Mountain Music Festival in Marquette
Superior String Alliance

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Voices across Marquette There is an award winning historical summer theatre , Lake Superior Theatre , located on the shores of Lake Superior in Downtown Marquette. This theatre is an actual working boathouse which stores boats and the winter and is transformed into magnificent theatre in the summer.

View Marquette Opera/Theatre Brochure



Lake Superior Theatre
Lake Superior Youth Theatre
Marquette Choral Society
NMU Theatre Department
Peter White Public Library Readers Theatre
Pine Mountain Music Festival

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Marquette Arts & Culture Center
Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906.228.0472
Fax 906.228.0479
Art Center Hours:
Mon: 10am-5pm
Tue: 10am-9pm
Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-9pm
Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed