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2022 Performances in West Michigan

Everyone enjoys a good play or concert, and our communities along Lake Michigan are blessed with talented actors and musicians that entertain us throughout the year. Center Stage Theater at West Shore Community College is the venue for many interesting plays and performances, plus they have their very own wind symphony, jazz band, concert choir and Collegiates. The Historic Ramsdell Theatre, in downtown Manistee and the Ludington Area Center for the Arts in downtown Ludington, offer a variety of performances.

Because of the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, many events have been affected. Please check with the venues prior to planning to attend.

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Hart Community Performing Arts Series

Stay tuned for upcoming events from the Hart Performing Arts Series!

Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA)


  • 5th-7th AND 12th-14th – Stratford “Off” the Avenue Theatre Festival presented by the Stage Left Theatre Company, Friday/Saturday shows at 7pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington
  • 10th – Robert Pace’s Natures Brew at Waterfront Park, 7-9pm
  • 17th – The Paul Nelson Band at Waterfront Park, 7-9pm
  • 24th – Eat-It-Up Trio at Waterfront Park, 7-9pm
  • 31st – Duffy King Koalition at Waterfront Park, 7-9pm


  • 15th – Swing Guitars of Cologne, 7pm


  • 14th – North Country Opera Folk Musical, 7:30pm

Manistee Community Band


  • 9th – “A Joyous Celebration” at Waterfront Park, Ludington, 7pm, Free but donations welcome
  • 16th – “A Summer Renaissance” at Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee. $15 for adults, $10 for 17 and under.

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee


  • 5th-7th, 12th-14th – The Butler Did It presented by the Manistee Civic Players, Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm
  • 16th – The Manistee Community Band, 7:30pm
  • 19th -Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago, 7:30pm


  • 13th-14th – Maripat Allen & Rick Plummer present An Evening of New Short Plays, 7:30pm
  • 23rd – Tonic Sol-fa A Capella Ensemble, 7:30pm

Stage Left Theatre Company


Traverse City Opera House


  • 15th-19th – Take It From the Top 5-day Broadway Intensives Class

West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series


  • 16th – The Verve Pipe in Downtown Scottville (Free)
  • 19th-20th – Peter & the Starcatcher, 7pm