A celebration of music is scheduled for the second Winter Roots Festival, set for Saturday February 15, 2020. The one-day long event will feature concerts, dancing and workshops at five locations in Marquette, including Peter White Public Library, City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Hiawatha Fold, NMU Forest Roberts Theatre and Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Ypsilanti-based bluegrass and Americana powerhouse Black Jake and the Carnies will headline the festival, rounding out the day with a concert at Ore Dock Brewing Company at 7:00 pm.

The day kicks off with a 10:30 am musical petting zoo with Yooptone Music; and a community guitar art project at the Arts and Culture Center, followed by 10 more musical programs around town throughout the day.

A $10 Winter Roots Festival button is good for admission to all 12 festival events. Buttons can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Hiawatha Fold (1013 N. Third Street), Peter White Public Library (217 N. Front Street), or the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center (Gries Hall at NMU). Admission is free for youth ages 12 and under.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU
Hiawatha Music Co-0op
Peter White Public Library
Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of PWPL
Friends of Peter White Public Library
City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Marquette Area Blues Society
Ore Dock Brewing Company

Schedule of Events:

Marquette Arts and Culture Center

10:30 am – 12:00 pm     Musical Petting Zoo with Yooptone Music

10:30 am – 12:00 pm     Community Art Project with Gene Bertram

Peter White Public Library

11:00 am – 12:00 pm     The Battle Cry of Freedom: Songs of the American Revolution with Jim Janofski

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Morris Dance Workshop with Carolyn and Evan Provencher

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Traditional Folk Dance with All Strings Considered

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Finnish Folk Dance with Midsummer Strings

Hiawatha Fold

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm         Singer/Songwriter Workshop with Sue Demel

2;00 pm – 3:00 pm         Ukelele Workshop with Jeff Krebs

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm         Patriots and Protest Songs- Presentation with Sing-Along with Jim Hall and Cindy Morgan

4:00 pm – 5: 00 pm        Family Harmonica Workshop with Jason MacInnes

NMU Forest Roberts Theatre

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm         Marquette Folk Showcase featuring Waawiyeyeaa, Michael Waite, Kerry Yost, Jerry MIlls, Niikah Hatfield, Alexa

Alagon, John Gilette and Sarah Middlefehldt and more.

Ore Dock Brewing Company

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm        Black Jake and the Carnies

2020 Winter Roots Festival To Showcase Ypsilanti-Based Musical Powerhouse
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