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White Water at March Hiawatha on Tap!

The Hiawatha Music Coop announces the third 2019 monthly traditional music concert. The concert series is called Hiawatha on TAAP (Traditional Acoustic Arts Performance) and is held each month on the third Wednesday at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Local… read more

Winter Roots Festival- Saturday, February 23, 2019

    To celebrate Marquette’s love of both winter and music, a group of the city’s non-profits have joined forces to create a new kind of music festival.  The Winter Roots Festival is a day-long event featuring performances by regional… read more

Hiawatha children’s “Music and Dance Party” Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  Hiawatha Music Co-op announces its February Hiawatha on TAAP concert! The second of the series will be a music and dance party for children featuring Marquette’s favorite singer songwriters, Jeff Krebs, aka “Papa Crow” and Corinne Rockow.  This event… 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 2018.  Let us know who you would like to see again!  Send us your top 5 bands!  Main Stage Performers


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