MARQUETTE – A variety of local entertainment – from musical groups to amateur speedskating relays – will be featured between races at the World Cup event this weekend at the Berry Events Center.

The band Munbut will perform from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday. Munbut was formed earlier this year and represents a wide array of musical styles, including fusion jazz, blues, Latin rhythm and jamboard elements. A typical performance consists of vocal-based fund, jazz instrumentals and covers from the likes of Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock and others.

Relay races at the end of FridayÂ’s competition will feature four-person teams representing NMU student government, NMU administration, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Lambda Chi Alpha.

On Saturday, the Superior Swing Big Band will provide musical entertainment from 12:30-3 p.m. The Marquette Senior High School Fiddle Club will follow from 3-5 p.m. The club was formed to give high school students an opportunity to study and perform alternate styles of music such as Celtic, Appalachian, Texas swing, and Klezmer.

Saturday relay races at the end of competition will feature city government representatives from Marquette, Ishpeming, Negaunee and Munising.

On Sunday – the final day of competition – the 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. entertainment is still to be determined. The Negaunee Middle School Choir, composed of 28 members, will perform from 1-3 p.m. Relay race participants on Sunday afternoon will be representatives of area service clubs.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director