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The Winter Roots Music Festival returns after a two-year hiatus | News, Sports, Jobs


MARQUETTE – The Winter Roots Festival returns to Marquette this week after COVID-19 caused a two-year hiatus that brought the 2020 and 2021 editions of the music festival to a halt.

The festival is sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center and will feature four nights of music from national and regional touring musicians. The show will run from today through Saturday, with a cost of $5 for Hiawatha members and $7 for non-members.

The festival kicks off tonight at the Ore Dock with the performance of traditional Hiawatha acoustic arts in honor of St. Urho’s Day. The acoustic show will feature Wil Kilpela, Cliff Porter and Conga Se Menne. The show starts at 6 p.m.

St Patrick’s Day revelers will be in luck at the Ore Dock on Thursday night as the Knockabouts and Michael & Erica Waite bring their Irish tunes to the Marquette Brewery from 7.30pm.

Friday night will feature some of the most talented singer-songwriters from the Marquette area as the Songwriters in the Round concert takes place at The Fold on Third Street. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Lena Maude, John Davey and Michael Waite sharing the stage and performing uplifting tunes.

The main event takes place on Saturday as award-winning Scottish rock band Skerryvore perform their reunion world tour at the Forest Roberts Theater at 7.30pm. Tickets are available at Northern Michigan University outlets and can be purchased online at nmu.universitytickets.com. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. NMU students receive a reduced rate of $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

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