Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards

Nominations due April 12, 2019

Submit nominations here:

The nomination process for the 2019 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards is now open and the general public is invited to be part of this process.

The Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards were created in 2009 to honor individuals and organizations that have made a difference in preserving and promoting the folk culture of the region. Since that time 12 individuals and two organizations have received the award.

Each year, we request nominations from the general public. The nominee(s) should be a person(s) or organization that you feel have made a difference in the creation and/or preservation of folk arts in the U.P., including music, dance, storytelling, crafts, food, etc. After the nomination period has ended, a committee will review nominations and make the final selections. Nominations will be accepted through April 12.

To find information on how to nominate someone or organization, please visit the Beaumier Center’s website, and click on the “Events” tab or follow this link to the online nomination form


Friday, March 22, 1 p.m.

Analog to Digital Conversion Workshop

109 Learning Resources Center

Free and open to the public

Learn how to transfer those old analog mediums such as VHS, vinyl records, cassettes and films into digital, so that you can enjoy them on your computer, stereo or television.  Max Graves from NMU’s Audio/Visual Department, Tom Gillespie from the Center for Teaching and Learning and Dan Truckey, Beaumier Director, will show participants the techniques, equipment and software needed to get started.


Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Söndörgő live in Concert!

Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N. Front Street, Marquette

General Public- $15 adv./$17 door; Students and under 18 - $10 adv./$12 door.  Purchase at or at EZ ticket outlets.

The Beaumier Heritage Concert Series presents an exciting performance by the Hungarian folk group, Söndörgő. Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kaufman Auditorium.

The brotherhood of virtuosity, contemporary inventions and respect - Söndörgő from Hungary combines these all brilliantly with their signature instrument, the Hungaro-Serbian tambura.

Discover with them the delicate beauty and fizzing energy of a different Balkan sound. Come and dance the čoček, drink palinka and get dizzy on Söndörgő’s extraordinary odd rhythms.


Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m.

Walking Through the Past: 70 Years of Architecture at NMU

Begins at Cohodas Hall, NMU

Free and open to the public.

In this walking tour of campus, Beaumier Center Director, Daniel Truckey, will tell you the history of NMU’s transformation from one, two-story brownstone classroom building to the large modern campus  of today. It will include historical tidbits about Northern’s most fascinating structures and the people who made them come to life.