About the Series

World-class acts you may not have heard of but are going to love!

In the 1980s, Northern Michigan University created the Performing Arts Series to bring internationally recognized performers to campus.  Since that time, dozens of legendary musicians have performed as part of this series.  In 2006, the name and focus of the series was changed to the International Performing Arts Series, dedicated to bringing the best world music performers to Marquette and the Upper Peninsula.  The name was changed this year to Northern Nights after discussion and focus groups. This name will reflect a shift away from strictly international performers.

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.