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Update on COVID-19 and Festival 2020

Hiawatha Music Co-op COVID-19 Update  Many of you had been calling and writing and asking about our 2020 Festival. Our main concern is the health, safety and well-being of our members, patrons, sponsors, artists, staff, board and service providers.  We… 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

2nd Annual Winter Roots Folk Festival February 15th 10:30am – 8:00pm

    In celebration of our community’s love of music and winter, the second annual Winter Roots Folk Festival will be held in Marquette on Saturday, February 15.  The Festival, a collaboration between local arts and culture non-profit organizations, is… read more

NEW! Community Sing at The Hiawatha Fold

Did you know singing can lower your blood pressure and increase endorphins?  Join us for our new monthly Community Sing at The Hiawatha Fold on the third Sunday of each month from 1pm – 3pm.  All ages welcome!   We… 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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