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Tickets for Mendel Center 2021-22 Season Events on Sale June 23

Individual event tickets for The Mendel Center 2021- 2022 season go on sale to the public on Wednesday, June 23, at 10 am through The Mendel Center website at www.TheMendelCenter.com/events. Tickets will also be available by phone through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person through the Box Office in the Grand Upton Hall lobby at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, entrance 3 off Yore Avenue, beginning at 2 pm.

Series ticket packages continue to be available to anyone purchasing three or more Mendel Center season events. Series packages include special benefits, discounts, and access to pre-sale ticket packages next season. The Mendel Center 2021-22 season line-up includes:

Special Engagement

Drive-in Live Concert with Gary Roland and The Landsharks Band

Saturday, August 28, 2021, Gates open at 5:30 pm, Music Begins at 7 pm

$25

Folk Legacy Trio

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 7:30 pm

$35 – $65

Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series

Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian & Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 7:30 pm

$50 – $80

Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series

National Geographic Live: Brian Skerry

Underwater Photographer

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 7:30 pm

$50 – $80

Special Engagement

The Accidentals with Sawyer Fredericks

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 7 pm

$20 – $50

Motown All-Star Spectacular

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7:30 pm

$35 – $65

Discovery Series

Halcyon Shows presents Aureum: An Aerial and Acrobatic Adventure Tale

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 8 pm

$26 – $48

Made possible in part by the Gast Young People’s Performance Endowment

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8 pm

$34 – $58

ABBA Mania

Sunday, October 31, 2021, 7 pm

$27 – $57

Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series

Mo Rocca

CBS News Correspondent, Podcaster, & TV Personality

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:30 pm

$50 – $80

Discovery Series

National Geographic Live – Filipe DeAndrade: Untamed

Monday, November 22, 2021, 7 pm

$30 – $50

Made possible in part by the Gast Young People’s Performance Endowment

Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series

Alan Alda

TV Icon, Science Communicator

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:30 pm

$50 – $80

Discovery Series

National Geographic Live – Steve Winter: On the Trail of Big Cats

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 7 pm

$30 – $50

Made possible in part by the Gast Young People’s Performance Endowment

Discovery Series

The Russian National Ballet presents Swan Lake

Friday, February 4, 2022, 7 pm

$32 – $54

Made possible in part by the Gast Young People’s Performance Endowment

Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series

Bill Nye

Science Educator, Television Personality, & CEO of The Planetary Society

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7:30 pm

$50 – $80

Discovery Series

Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 8 pm

$26 – $48

Made possible in part by the Gast Young People’s Performance Endowment

Special Engagement

Winter Delights Festival

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Discovery Series

National Geographic Live – Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7 pm

$30 – $50

Made possible in part by the Gast Young People’s Performance Endowment

Stars of the Sixties featuring Jay & the Americans, The Cyrkle, and Chris Ruggiero

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 7:30 pm

$35 – $65

STOMP

Friday, April 1, 2022, 7 pm

$35 – $60

Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series

Henry Winkler

Emmy Award-winning Actor, Author, Director, & Producer

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 7:30 pm

$50 – $80

Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series

Lara Logan

Award-winning Broadcast Journalist

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7:30 pm

$50 – $80

Seating Capacity Restrictions Lifted

COVID-19 event capacity restrictions will be lifted as of Tuesday, June 22, in accordance with the recently announced lifting of restrictions by the State of Michigan. Previously established wait lists for Mendel Center event tickets are no longer be needed. Those patrons who have been placed on wait lists for events now have the opportunity to purchase tickets to their selected events.

Zoned General Admission Seating

For the 2021-22 season, seating for all Mainstage events will be general admission by zone – two or three zones on the main floor plus one zone in the balcony. Because of potential changes in allowable seating capacities and configurations, this plan allows for seating flexibility, provides patron health protections, and reduces potential disruption for ticket holders.

Online Live Stream Option

Knowing that some people may not be ready or able to attend in-person events right away, select events will be available for live stream viewing from home.

To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.TheMendelCenter.com or contact The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, weekdays from 2 to 6 pm.

 

About The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College

The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million patrons in the 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre. Newly renovated Grand Upton Hall, first opened in 1979, is a 13,700-square-foot venue serving the community as the host site for meetings, banquets, trade shows, weddings, and other celebrations. The 229-seat Hanson Theatre is home to the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Departments as well as a variety of Mendel Center and community events.

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

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Mendel Center 2021-2022 Season Sponsors

Stage Side Sponsors: Sturgis Bank, Honor Credit Union, Silver Beach Pizza, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, Meijer, Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council, TCF Bank, TPC Technologies.

Media Partners: 98.3 The Coast, News/Talk 94.9 WSJM, Sunny 101.5, SuperHits 103.7, MailMax, and The Herald Palladium,

Preferred Partner Hotels: The Inn at Harbor Shores and The Boulevard Inn & Bistro