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2020 Summer Season
Ticketing Schedule

MARCH 18

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APRIL 15

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APRIL 22

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Events

Sat
25
Apr
7:00PM

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Presents: Take to the Sky

This event has been rescheduled to June 7 at 4PM at John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View. Contact the Orchestra for tickets and questions at 231.487.0010
Sat
2
May
7:00PM

Northern Michigan Chorale Presents: Soaring Into Spring

This concert performed by the Northern Michigan Chorale has been canceled with hopes of being rescheduled due to the current health crisis.
Sun
3
May
3:00PM

Northern Michigan Chorale Presents: Soaring Into Spring

This concert performed by the Northern Michigan Chorale has been canceled with hopes of being rescheduled due to the current health crisis.
Sun
24
May
8:00PM

B.B. King Blues Band With Claudette King and Michael Lee

In remembrance of B.B. King, original band members and seasoned blues musicians celebrate the legend and the music that defined blues for the world.
Mon
8
Jun
7:00PM

Paul Hawken and Michigan Leaders of Change – A Solutions-Based Conversation on our Climate

Join Paul Hawken and a panel of Michigan business leaders for an important solutions-based conversation on our climate.
Sat
13
Jun
8:00PM

Thompson Square

Country Music Award-winning duo, Thompson Square, are best known for their two-time-platinum #1 chart-breaker, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"
Sat
20
Jun
8:00PM

Comedian Ryan Hamilton

Comedian Ryan Hamilton is armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene.
Sat
27
Jun
8:00PM

Always…Patsy Cline

This musical and tribute is complete with down home country humor, true emotion, and some audience participation, and includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits.
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The performing arts is a universe where people dream and do. Congratulations on opening the Great Lakes Center for the Arts!
DEBBIE ALLENEmmy Award winning actress, director, choreographer
Leadership Team
Michael M. Kaiser

Michael M. Kaiser

Founding Artistic Director

Mr. Kaiser was President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. from January 2001 through August 2014. During his tenure, he expanded educational and artistic programming for the United States’ center for the performing arts, oversaw a major renovation effort of the Center’s theaters, and led the nation in arts management training. In 2001, Mr. Kaiser created the Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute, renamed the DeVos Institute of Arts Management in May 2010. In honor of his accomplishments, the Board of the Kennedy Center named him President Emeritus in 2014.

Jill O'Neill
Jill O'Neill
Executive Director
Matt Wawro
Matt Wawro
Development Director

News & Notes

Mark your calendars for special events July 2018 celebrating Grand Opening!

Celebrations surrounding the Grand Opening of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in July 2018 will span several days and include world-class performances and fun, family activities in recognition of this historic occasion in Northern Michigan. From a Founding Circle donor dinner on stage, to the incredible music of the distinguished Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and culminating with a Community Open House on July 8, 2018.

Seat Campaign: Please join our family of supporters

Sit back, relax and enjoy world-class performances and programs. Be entertained by the finest in music, dance, and theater, experience new horizons as you are educated by stimulating intellectual dialogue, and enjoy exceptional year-round performances! Name a seat for yourself, and honor a loved one — your spouse, a child, grandchild, parent. Recognize the contributions of a business associate or that special teacher who inspired you or your child to reach their dreams.

Come “Celebrate the Journey!” with Us
Re-live classic rock ‘n’ roll with Northern Michigan’s favorite tribute band, The Journey Tribute, on September 2nd at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. In case you thought rock shows were for Only The Young, think again. Hailing from Traverse City, the group is composed of five men, with incredib… READ MORE

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As an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our supporters. We invite you to consider joining the family of dream makers who believe in the power of the arts!

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