Summer Events at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is one of Northern Michigan’s most treasured cultural institutions. Its stages showcase live music, theater productions, and dances from around the world and around Michigan. This performance season is stacked to the brim with local, national, and international acts. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts serves as one of the locals’ favorite things to do in Petoskey.

The North Michigan Chorale ‘From Broadway to the Silver Screen’

One of North Michigan’s treasured acts, the North Michigan Chorale, is putting on a show to remember. Some as young as teens and some as old as seniors will come together May 4th and 5TH at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.  This year’s theme is ‘From Broadway to the Silver Screen’, which allows the chorale to show off both their vocal range and music history. Joining them will be the Grand Traverse Show Chorus, who has a history dating back to 1954, has been noted for their beautiful arrangements and expert style.

Yesong Sophie Lee in Recital, Violin

When people speak of prodigies, they mean Yesong Sophie Lee. Recognized for fostering her talent at a young age, she has graced stages with the London Philharmonic, The Detroit Symphony, and the Suisse Romande. Her experience has taken her around Europe and the United States, and she won First Prize at the 2016 Menuhin International Junior Violin Competition when she was twelve years old. On August 21st, she brings her skill with the violin to the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, performing classics new and old.

The Joffrey Ballet: Beautifully Moving

This Chicago-based company has been inspiring audiences since 1956. In their showcase, they’re utilizing choreography both old and new, from well-recognized performances to completely new acts. The magic both lies in the dancers’ command of their bodies and their elegant presentation of their work. On August 24th, they will perform at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is one of the many ways that the residents of North Michigan find their favorite things to see and to do in Petoskey. From the National Cherry Festival in June to boating in the lakes midsummer, they find all sorts of ways to check off their ‘to do in Petoskey’ checklist. One of the best ways is a day – or more – at Bay Harbor.

Located right in the heart of the action is Bay Harbor, a coastal resort and golf community that offers a lifestyle like no other.  Encompassing 5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is home to the area’s best amenities and lifestyles.) Families often enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing off the shores of Lake Michigan or walking or biking along the Little Traverse Wheelway.  The Bay Harbor Golf Club has been called “The Pebble Beach of the Midwest” and the Bay Harbor Yacht Club is known as the social centerpiece of the entire community. The Village at Bay Harbor offers lots of options for unique shopping and delicious dining. Residents here enjoy life to its fullest.

The coolest thing about this place is that the fun doesn’t have to end when the day does. Bay Harbor makes for a great place to stay a day, a week, or a lifetime. With more than 30 neighborhoods, Bay Harbor offers a wide array of homes and a price range to match your lifestyle. Visit to learn more about the local real estate opportunities and becoming a Bay Harbor neighbor. For those who want to visit and explore the possibility of ownership and membership, two outstanding hotel options are available within Bay Harbor. Check out the Inn at Bay Harbor and the Bay Harbor Village Hotel and start planning your dream.

No matter how long you stay, you’ll wish it could be longer. It’s not too late to plan your summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of the 2018 edition of Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, more local events and tips for planning your trip.  Go to to find out more!