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Music That Will Move You

Welcome to the Dennos Museum Center and Milliken Auditorium! Your support of the arts in our community - through your ticket purchases, your attendance, and sharing your experience with others - remains as important as ever as we return to the blues, folk, jazz, and world music concerts we all love.

Health And Safety

As of February 28, 2022, Northwestern Michigan College has moved to a new phase of our COVID-19 response. Masks will be recommended, but no longer required while inside NMC buildings. This change aligns College policy with state and local guidelines, spurred by a downward trend of cases, related hospitalizations, and an increased vaccination rate in our service area.

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On the night of the concert, doors will open one hour before showtime. During that time, the galleries will be open for ticket buyers to view our current exhibitions, and shop the museum store. View our current exhibitions and upcoming exhibitions to learn more about what will be on view before each performance you attend. 

2022-2023 concerts

Sweet Water Warblerssweet water warblers

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 — 7:00 PM
Tickets $20 - $50 / DOORS AT 6:00 PM

The Sweet Water Warblers released their first full studio album, The Dream That Holds This Child, in May of 2020. Produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive, Caroline Spence), the album serves to empower and uplift spirits, and offer refuge, solidarity and support through its focus on modern femininity. “Our sound is a place of refuge. Its roots are deep, and its arms are stretched open wide,” says Lou. “This is the gospel of creating beauty from pain. sweetwaterwarblers.com

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Larry McCraylarry mCCRAY

Saturday, October 1, 2022 — 8:00 PM
Tickets $25 - $35 / DOORS AT 7:00 PM

In 2021, Blues Without You, Larry’s latest, a 12-track release was recorded on famed blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive nonprofit label with producer Josh Smith, a partnership that has also spawned a video and a documentary. “Larry’s still a relatively young man, with a lot to say, and the world needs to know who he is. It’s the perfect time to have a rebirth of his music,” Bonamassa  says. larrymccraylive.com

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Nobuntunobuntu

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 — 7:00 PM
Tickets $20 - $30 / DOORS AT 6:00 PM

Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim, for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in London in 2015 and are currently a two-time winner for the Best Imbube Group at the Bulawayo Arts Awards. allianceartistmanagement.com/nobuntu

Nobuntu will perform for K-12 audiences on Thursday, October 20. See dennosmuseum.org/education for more information.

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Alex Cubaalex cuba

Friday, November 11, 2022 — 8:00 PM
Tickets $25 - $35 / DOORS AT 7:00 PM

Born in Artemisa, Cuba, Alexis Puentes was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s group of 24 guitarists. Alex then went on to study electric and upright bass and touring and recording nationally and internationally. In 1999, Alex moved to Victoria, B.C., Canada where he recorded an album titled Morumba Cubana alongside his twin brother Adonis. His latest album, Mendó, won Best Latin Pop Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards. mendo.alexcuba.com

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Enter the Haggisenter the haggis

Thursday, February 23, 2022 — 7:00 PM
Tickets $25 - $35 / DOORS AT 6:00 PM

For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. 
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Enter the Haggis will perform for K-12 audiences on Friday, February 24.See dennosmuseum.org/education for more information.

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Our performance seasons are supported in part by the Osterlin Performance Endowment, the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Family Trust, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Art Bridges, Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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