Marquettemagazine.com article on 2014 Festival - check it out!  

Mark your calendars for the 37th Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival July 17, 18 and 19 2015!!!  see our Facebook page for the countdown clock!!


The Hiawatha Board of Directors is happy to announce the winner of the 2015 Festival Logo contest is Abby Lane! Congratulations to Abby! 2015 Logo 1The Board would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry. There were many absolutely amazing pieces from which to choose and it was not easy! Each one captured the essence of what the Hiawatha Festival is all about.



 The Hiawatha Music Co-op announces the addition of the “Hiawatha Warm Up”, a Wednesday Night Concert Series to their 2015 Event Calendar.



The Concert Series will feature a variety of traditional music and dance performed by by local and area bands. 

“Hiawatha Warm Up” will take place each month on the 3rd Wednesday at the Ore Dock Brewing Company from 7:00-9:00pm, starting with Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  The event is being Co-sponsored by the Hiawatha NMU Student Chapter.  

Unfortunately our first band, The Quill Pickers will be unable to perform on February 18th. Luckily, local band Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers was available and happy to join in!  Nick Adams & the Aral Sea Divers play timeless music from the early 20th century. Roscoe Schieler on trombone and Audra Hagan on clarinet take you back to a time when jazz was swing- ing, roaring and slightly dangerous. Matt Mitchell on the violin adds a hot club and ragtime vibe, while Lucas Lafave’s upright bass and Phil Kessel’s percussion keep the rhythm jumping. Aaron O’Brien couples gypsy jazz guitar with a distinct, bluesy vocal presence unique to traditional American music.  The NMU Swing Club will be on hand to help us learn the art of swing dancing!

This melting pot of tunes—swing, big band, ragtime, dixieland, gypsy jazz, blues—will transport you to New York or Paris in the 1920s, and when all the dancing and foot-stomping is done, you may be left wondering, Who is Nick Adams?

Admission is $5.00 for Co-op Members and $7.00 for Non Members.  Youth ages 13-17 $3.00 and children 12 and under are FREE.   Memberships will not be sold at the Event.

For information about the Co-op please visit our website www.hiawathamusic.org or our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/HiawathaMusicFestival or call 226-8575.



The HMC Archive Committee is in full swing!  

You can help create an Archive Library by sending in your memories in a questionnaire that we have designed to preserve the history of the Co-op.  Take a minute and read all about it and then complete the questionnaire- email or snail mail either way is fine... or..... send your completed questionnaire in with your Thursday Night Lottery Application.  

click here for Questionnaire 



Our 2014 Main Stage Line-up!

2013 Festival Main Stage performers.

Bonsoir Catin

Costabella Cloggers

Craver, Hicks, Watson, Newberry

Door Cats

Antje Duvekot

John Gorka



Charlie Parr

Royal Garden Trio




Econo "We Share" program

Bring Hiawatha your receipts from Econo Foods. We now participate in the store's We Share program and can receive 1% of the total of receipts we turn in. You may leave your receipts at our office (129 W. Baraga, Suite B, in the Children's Museum block, across from Garden Bouquet and Design). We are also able to turn in receipts from Econo stores outside of Marquette. If the office is closed, just slide receipts under the door. You may also bring receipts to any Hiawatha event or mail them to PO Box 414, Marquette, MI 49855. Thanks for your help!


Office hours February 2015

Tuesday and Wednesday, 12-6pm 

Located at 129 W. Baraga, Suite B, in Marquette. We check our messages throughout the week.


Hiawatha Music Co-op Mission Statement

The Hiawatha Music Non-Profit Corporation is organized exclusively to provide and promote traditional music and dance, educate and inform society on traditional American music and encourage the appreciation of such music through the facility of an annual traditional music festival.
All operations are exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, and for the promotion of social welfare. 


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