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Northern Nights

The Performing Arts Series at Northern Michigan University began in 1989 and since that time has brought over 100 musical and performance groups to Marquette County. Under its new name of Northern Nights, the series will continue to bring exciting and profound experiences to it audiences.


Season tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Aug. 15  Family/season passes will be available at the Superior Dome ticket office and individual tickets will be available at all EZ ticket outlets or by calling 227-1032. Find ticket prices here.


Performances will be held at one of three venues: Kaufman Auditorium at Graveraet School; Forest Roberts Theatre; the Great Lakes Rooms, Don H. Bottum University Center; and Jamrich Hall. 

Join the Northern Nights series as they present A Moving Sound at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Kaufman Auditorium. A Moving Sound is a performance company that works to create a new musical expression that fuses Taiwanese, Chinese and neighboring Asian musical ideas in engaging modern song compositions. Join the Northern Nights series as they present the Wisaal at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Wisaal works to fuse elements of Arabic musical heritage with Klezmer, classical Indian and American influences all while respecting the individual spirit of the music. Join the Northern Nights series as they present Jayme StoneJoin the Northern Nights series as they present Dervish Wednesday, March 9 in the Forest Roberts Theatre. Dervish performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes to inspiring melodies.


If you would like to help with Northern Nights as a volunteer or intern, please contact Dan Truckey at heritage@nmu.edu or 906-227-1219. Duties could include such things as performance usher, pre-performance coordinator, artist liaison or providing assistance with graphic design, marketing or transportation.