Bayview Festival

June 11 - August 16, 2016

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2016 Has Arrived!

It's here! Time to visit one of the most spectacular summer locations on the planet... the Little Traverse Bay area of northwestern Michigan. Featuring an incredible festival season with over 50 public events and an invigorating Chautauqua environment of the Bay View campus, you'll be surrounded by 8 weeks of world-class repertoire ranging from classical to pops, and from jazz to opera.

Join us for weekly concerts of pops and chamber music, a brnad new production of Evita in July, and our mainstage opera, Rossini's re-telling of the story of Cinderella in a fast-paced, hilarious comedy. Thd Bay View Music Festival, as just one program area of the Bay View Association, features over 30 professional faculty artists, over 100 collegiate musicians, and four 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! 

Here's a snapshot of a few things we've planned for the 2016 festival :

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...and a host of other talented performers for an inspiring summer of great music. This, combined with faculty artist chamber music concerts every Wednesday night and our Sunday night vespers concerts at 8pm and you've got plenty of options to enjoy after a long day on the boat. 

If you'd like us to send you a hard copy of the brochure, we are happy to do so. Simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll send it to you right away. Come see why generations of concert-goers have found Bay View to be a delightful place for summer entertainment and renewal, without having to travel all the way to Interlochen.

We'd love feedback on your experience one you do attend a concert or other Bay View event. Please feel free to reach out to us at (231) 225-8877 for festival-specific events, or if you have a question about other offerings by Bay View Association, please contact (231) 347-6225.



Bay View Music Festival represents the performing arts program area of the:


 As a Chautauqua community, the Association also offers programs in education, recreation and religion, all of which are open to the public.



Bay View Music Festival is proudly sponsored by:

   National Endowment for the Arts

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