A National Historic Landmark Est. 1875

A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan

Calendar of Events


All performances, seminars and activities are open to the public. We are in the process of finalizing our 2014 calendar of Association and Music Festival events. As they are finalized, we will post dates and event details here. Thank you!

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Summer Sunset Vespers Concerts

Jun 15 - Aug 10, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Hall Auditorium

Join us every Sunday evening as the Summer Sunset Vespers Concerts continues the ongoing tradition of evening music, a staple since the 1800’s when families gathered at the end of the day to sing hymns. Today it has evolved into a magnificently eclectic concert series with something for everyone. Performance details coming soon.

Musical: Les Misérables

Jul 24, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: John M. Hall Auditorium

Les Misérables is an award winning musical based on the novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. There will be three performances this year in John M. Hall, July 24 - 26 at 8 p.m.

Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade. 

Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring “American Idol” Bo Bice

Aug 2, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: John M. Hall Auditorium


With World Class vocals, musicianship, & a multitude of solid gold hits, BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS is at the top of their game. Vocal dynamo & pop phenomenon Bo Bice fronts the band with a self-assured voice & good looks.

They are the band that fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that came to be known as "jazz-rock". Bobby Columby, original founder & drummer of BS&T, has fielded a team of the best contemporary musicians to create an All Star powerhouse of a band. His vision for the band remains quite simple, "Find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy". That philosophy was combined with hit recordings of songs by masterful songwriters such as Laura Nyro, James Taylor, The Band, the Rolling Stones, as well as Billie Holiday, that have sold tens of millions of recordings.

"I believe BS&T has an iconic stature. It's a style of music," says Colomby. "A concept that people are coming to see, along with songs that they're familiar with."

His desire to create a 21st century B,S & T brand first began to come into focus when he heard singer Bo Bice performing "Spinning Wheel" on American Idol. "Bo's an original," says Colomby. When I saw him perform I thought, 'WOW!... He could sing a lot of this material in a newer fresher way.' Bo's style works PERFECTLY with 'God Bless the Child' and 'Spinning Wheel' and 'You Made Me So Very Happy' as well as with the material that the band will be performing as we move musically forward."

They have won Gold Records, Grammy Awards, the respect of the best in the industry & the love of millions of fans. It's a future of endless possibilities for Blood Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice.

Multiple Billboard Top 40 hits include:

and many more!

Opera: Così fan tutte

Aug 5 - 9, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Petoskey High School

The culmination of the student experience at Bay View, this brings together designers, singers, costumers and orchestra. 

Tuesday, August 5
Thursday, August 7
Friday, August 8
Saturday, August 9

Week of Handbells

Aug 11 - 14, 2014
Location: John M. Hall Auditorium

Since 1977 the Handbell Choir has performed in John M. Hall to an audience from around the country and including Europe. People travel here to listen to the sound of handbells ringing in Bay View.  For the past 36 years the Handbell Choir has raised money to support Music Scholarships for Bay View.

If you have never attended this festive gathering or heard the sweet touch and majestic ringing of the handbells, it's a must see event!