Bay View Music Festival

Through a unique mix of professional and pre-professional programs, Bay View celebrates, encourages and educates. A music conservatory exists on campus to study the performing arts in conjunction with the Bay View Music Festival. Patrons will find an exciting blend of returning faculty and talented newcomers, all seamlessly woven together for an enriching evening of vocal and instrumental music for the whole family!

Chris Ludwa, Artistic Director of Performing Arts

Performing Arts Programs

Music Festival

Pops Concerts

Opera & Theater

Vesper Concerts

Chamber Music

Youth Theater

Private Lessons

Handbell Choir

Box Office & Ticket Information

You can buy tickets online anytime online. You may print them for yourself and avoid the lines, or pick them up at the Bay View Box Office. A credit card must be used to purchase tickets online.
231-348-9551 •


231-225-8877 (year-round hotline)
231-347-4210 (office phone while festival is in session)

Telephone Orders
Orders can be placed during Box Office hours by calling 1-231-348-9551. A credit card is required for phone orders. You may pick up your tickets at the Bay View Box Office.

Bay View Box Office – CLOSED: Opens mid-June, 2024
The main box office is located in Voorhies Hall. Cash, checks or credit cards are accepted.

Voorhies Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Hall Auditorium Box Office Hours:
Open one hour before the performance.


Vesper Concerts – Non-Member $21.50/Member $18.50/Under 18 Free

Faculty/Chamber Music – Non-Member $15.50/Members & Under 18 Free

Pops Concerts – TBA

Musical – Fiddler on the Roof – Non-Member TBA/Member TBA/Under 18 TBA

Opera: Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) – Non-Member TBA/Member TBA/Under 18 Free

Barrier-Free Access

John M. Hall Auditorium has barrier-free access including wheelchair locations and rest rooms. Please note special needs with your order. Wheelchair companion seats are available on a first come-first served basis and are not held until the wheelchair seats are sold. Tickets subject to availability.

Children 12 and Under Must Be Accompanied by an Adult.

2024 Season

The Bay View Music Festival, as just one program area of the Bay View Association, typically features over 30 professional faculty artists, over 75 collegiate musicians, and several major pops concerts a summer, just to name a few! Come experience the magically creative environment that has existed just outside of Petoskey for well over 100 years!