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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.

Performance Locations

Instrumental Music & Sound

Hart Community Performing Arts Series

All performances are held at Hart Middle School Auditorium- 308 Johnson St., Hart 

February, 2023

  • 19th – Tom Knific Quartet with Rhea Olivacce, 3pm

March, 2023

  • 3rd – Seraph Brass Quintet, 7:30pm

April, 2023

  • 14th – Peter & Will Anderson, 7:30pm

May, 2023

  • 1st – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, 7:30pm

Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA)

*Events are held at LACA- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington, unless otherwise noted

February, 2023

  • 12th – Entries due for the May 10-Minute Play Festival (see below for more details)

March, 2023

  • 4th – Brian Oberlin Solo Mandolin Concert, 7:30pm
  • 12th – An Afternoon of Traditional Irish Music featuring Selkie & Ben Traverse, 4pm

May, 2023

Manistee Community Band

Stay tuned for upcoming events from the Manistee Community Band!

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee

Events are held at the Ramsdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee

February, 2023

  • 11th – Free screening of the documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, by the Smithsonian, 7-8:30pm

March, 2023

  • 18th – The Met Opera Series: Lohengrin by Wagner, 12pm

April, 2023

    • 1st – The Met Opera Series: Falstaff by Verdi, 12:30pm
    • 14th – The Petersens (in partnership with the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series) at the Ramsdell Theatre, 7:30pm
    • 15th – The Met Opera Series: Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss, 12pm
    • 29th – The Met Opera Series: Champion by Terence Blanchard with Libretto by Michael Cristofer, 1pm

May, 2023

  • 20th – The Met Opera Series: Don Giovanni by Mozart, 1pm

June, 2023

    • 10th – The Met Opera Series: Die Zauberflote by Mozart, 1pm

Stage Left Theatre Company

Stay tuned for upcoming events from Stage Left Theatre Company!


City Opera House

106 E. Front St., Traverse City

February, 2023

  • 21st – Boston Brass, 7:30pm

March, 2023

  • 9th – Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, 7:30pm

April, 2023

  • 7th – Comedian Dave Landau with Special Guest Derek Richards, 8pm
  • 19th -2B1 World
    (rescheduled from September 29th, 2022), 7:30pm
  • 21st – Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, 8pm
  • 22nd – Bus to Broadway: Tina – The Tina Turner Musical (performance at Wharton Center for Performing Arts- 750 E. Shaw Ln., East Lansing), 2pm
  • 28th – Interlochen Center for the Arts Contemporary Dance Concert, 8pm

June, 2023

  • 17th – Broadway Bound!: Jesus Christ Superstar (performance at Wharton Center for Performing Arts- 750 E. Shaw Ln., East Lansing), 2pm

West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series

*Events are held at the West Shore Community Center Stage Theatre- 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, unless otherwise noted

March, 2023

  • 2nd-5th AND 9th-12th – Footloose, 7:30pm on 2nd-4th AND 9th-11th; 2pm on the 5th, 11th, & 12th

April, 2023

  • 14th – The Petersens (in partnership with the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts) at the Ramsdell Theatre
  • 17th – WSCC Wind Symphony & Drum Line performance at Manistee High School Auditorium- 525 12th St., Manistee, 7:30pm
  • 18th – WSCC Concert Choir performance, 7:30pm
  • 20th – WSCC Jazz Ensemble I & II performance, 7:30pm

Current Events in West Michigan

Activities & Attractions in West Michigan

West Michigan Museums

West Michigan boasts numerous museums to learn about the area’s rich history and to expand knowledge through activities and exhibits.

M-22 Scenic Drive

Take one of the most scenic drives in the nation as you travel across M-22 in Manistee County. A long winding road of adventure awaits!

Mason County Cultural Trails

A site to behold along Lake Michigan, these structures with a rich history give both a sense of safety and a beautiful site.