Dennos Museum Center Announces the 2018-2019 Performance Season in Milliken Auditorium

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Dennos Performance Season in Milliken Auditorium.  Tickets may be purchased online at,, and 1-800-836-0717. Tickets are also available at the Dennos Museum Center, 231-995-1055.

The Dennos concert series presents a diverse lineup of exciting performances in one of the best concert venues in the region. Our state-of-the-art sound, professional staff, and comfortable seating present an exceptional experience from any seat in the house. The adjoining museum serves as a beautiful and spacious reception area where you can meet the performing artists, or view the current exhibitions in our newly expanded galleries. The museum’s galleries open one hour before the performance and your concert ticket provides free admission at that time. Please join us this season for outstanding guest performers from around the world.

We have a great season ahead with outstanding blues and bluegrass, world music and jazz. Two great jazz pianists will bookend the series with Vijay Iyer, in collaboration with the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the legendary Bob James returning in a trio format featuring work from his newest CD Espresso, along with more jazz by Metta Quintet. Performers from Chicago to Ireland, Inner Mongolia and China are all part of the season. Including blues with John Primer and Albert Cummings, blue grass with Michael Cleveland and the Famekeepers, world music with Anda Union, Dervish, and Aguankó, plus our ever popular specialty shows with Irish Christmas in America and the Golden Dragon Acrobats.  

The Dennos concert season is supported by The Osterlin Performance Endowment, The Hughes Family Trust, Arts Midwest, Art Bridges and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media support is provided by WNMC and TV 7&4 – 29&8. Housing for performers is provided by the Cambria Suites.

In addition to offering public performances some of the performers will have educational offerings with special concert/workshops for schools. Educators wanting information on these performances should contact Jason Dake, Curator of Education at 231-995-1029.

The Dennos Museum Center is open daily 10 AM – 5 PM, Thursdays until 8 pm and Sundays 1-5 PM. For more information on the Museum and it programs, go to or call 231-995-1055. The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1410 College Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. Admission charged.