July 30, 2012

Northern Nights Series Announced


 

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Nights is the new name for the Northern Michigan University Performing Arts Series, which has brought top-notch entertainment to campus and the Marquette community since 1989. Season ticket prices have also been reduced this year.

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on their respective dates. The 2012-13 series schedule follows:

Friday, Sept. 8: Singer-songwriter Susan Werner, who blends her love of folk music and the great American songbook, will perform in Forest Roberts Theatre.

Saturday, Oct. 13: The Homemade Jamz Blues Band from Mississippi will bring its youthful exuberance to the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.

Friday, Nov. 16: Frontier Ruckus, an acoustic ensemble from Ann Arbor that has toured the United States and Europe, will perform in 102 Jamrich Hall.

Saturday, Jan. 26: The Young Dubliners, a Celtic rock band, will play in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.

Saturday, March 16: Columbian Joropo folk group Cimarrón will perform in Forest Roberts Theatre.

Thursday, April 18: Three-time Grammy-nominated Latin jazz combo Tiempo Libre will close out the season with a show at Kaufman Auditorium.

Season tickets are more affordable, based on a new tiered price structure that factors in the cost of bringing each group to NMU. Prices are as follows: students and kids, $20; NMU faculty/staff and seniors 60+, $60; general public, $85. Individual ticket prices vary and will be available beginning in August. Prices for the concert at Kaufman Auditorium include a $1 Kaufman Renovation Fee. Tickets are available at al NMU EZ Ticket outlets. They can also be purchased online at www.nmu.edu/tickets or by calling 227-1032. For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/northernnights or call 227-3212.

 This year’s series is sponsored in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ramada Inn.

 



Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director
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