The Hiawatha Music Co-op is proud to announce the location of their new office in the Village Shopping Center at 1015 N. Third Street in Marquette.
Celebrating their 40th, the Board of Directors has been looking for an office space that could also host small house traditional music concerts and events. Board Member and founding member, Susan Bertram says, “The Hiawatha Music Co-op’s is to share traditional music with our community and having an office on Third Street allows us to reach more people and can hold small performances and provide a venue for a variety of traditional music events such as jams and educational classes. This is a step toward someday possibly owning our own space”. The new space, formerly the Student First bookstore and Marie’s Restaurant among other eateries, has been redesigned and updated to accommodate the Co-op’s office and an attractive event space.
The Hiawatha Music Co-op has been bringing traditional music events to the Marquette area for 40 years. In addition to the annual Festival held at Tourist Park each July, the Co-op hosts ten or more other music events during the year. In its fifth year, they host a monthly concert series January through May on the third Wednesday of each month. This series, called Hiawatha on TAAP or traditional acoustic arts performance, highlights the variety of music that traditional music offers such as Irish, Cajun, old timey, blues, bluegrass, and folk singer/songwriters. The Co-op also offers a ‘master artist’ concert each fall, bringing some of the most prominent and well-known old timey and Appalachian musicians to the area. The Co-op also partners with other community businesses and organizations hosting cooperative performance events with Peter White Public Library, Blackrocks Brewery, Ore Dock Brewing Company, and the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center.
The Co-op invites the public to their Open House on Thursday, September 20th from 5:30 -8:30pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prized awarded. Music will be provided by a local favorite bluegrass band, Strung Together in conjunction with the final Music On Third Street.