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Celebrating 40 years with 40 trees!

We celebrate 40 years with 40 trees with a collaboration with Northern Michigan University.  Enjoy a Mother’s Day afternoon with us on the campus of NMU as we commemorate our 40 years with the planting of 40 trees!    … read more

McKasson & McDonald featured at Ore Dock Brewing Company

Tuesday, May 8th 7pm at the Ore Dock Brewing Company – McKasson and McDonald! The Hiawatha Music Co-op is co-sponoring these masters of tradition, Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Their individual artistry… read more

Dead Pigeons hosted by the NMU Hiawatha Student Chapter

The Hiawatha Music Coop announces The Dead Pigeons at the NMU Hiawatha Student Chapter event at the Ore Dock on Saturday, May 5th at 7pm.  This is a FREE concert and coincides with NMU Spring Graduation.   The Dead Pigeons have… 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 are Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 to 6pm. 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 2017.  Let us know who you would like to see again!  Send us your top 5 bands!  Main Stage Performers

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