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T-shirt Design Contest for a Cancelled Festival!

Greetings! Hiawatha Music Co-op is looking for artwork submissions for a T-shirt design to commemorate the 2020 Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival that had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus. (We are saving this years’ logo for our 2021 Festival!) … read more

42nd Festival has been cancelled

Dear Hiawatha Family, We are all bearing witness to unexpected times and to an unprecedented shutdown of many segments of our society due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Just a few weeks ago, it would have seemed unbelievable that Hiawatha… read more

Friday, April 3, 2020 – Update on COVID-19 and Festival 2020

Hiawatha Music Co-op COVID-19 Update    Hello again from the Hiawatha Music Co-op Board of Directors! Friday, April 3rd As we promised in our March 30th Newsletter last week, we are staying in touch with all of you about the… read more

CANCELLED – March Hiawatha on TAAP featuring The Knockabouts

In the spirit of social distancing and in the name of wellness for everyone, we are cancelling our March HoTAAP.  Please stay tuned for news about our April 15th HoTAAP.   Join us for our March Hiawatha on T.A.A.P. (traditional… read more

February Hiawatha on TAAP (traditional acoustic arts performance)

Join us on Wednesday, February 19th 6-8pm at the Ore Dock Brewing Company for our second Hiawatha On TAAP featuring a Marquette favorite from Minneapolis bluegrass band the Dead Pigeons, Drew Peterson with Mandy Fassett, sponsored by Get Fresh Communications. … read more

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Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival in Marquette

festivalThe Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival in Marquette, Michigan is held each year during the next-to-last full weekend of July and features traditional, acoustic, American music. Each year’s main-stage line-up can include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues, Gospel, etc. The line-up includes national, regional and local performers, and singer/songwriters are often featured.

The Festival also includes music and activities throughout the weekend designed for teens, tweens and young children. An arts and craft show sponsored by The Hiawatha Music Co-op is held in conjunction with the Festival. Many of the art and craft vendors sell earth-friendly items. The Hiawatha Festival began in 1979 in Champion, Michigan.

Since 1984, the Festival venue has been the city-owned Marquette Tourist Park, where camping (up to 1,000 units) is available for Festival-goers.

Our regular office hours during September – December are are Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 to 5pm. Hours increase as we near the Festival. 

Take a walk down memory lane – click here to see the complete list of Main Stage bands and performers from the very first Festival through 2019.  Let us know who you would like to see again!  Send us your top 5 bands!  Main Stage Performers


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