Bayview Festival

June 19 - August 16, 2015

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Countdown to Summer... Almost There

Summer is back, so make your plans now 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.

Between the 100th anniversary of John M. Hall Auditorium, our historically relevant production of Ragtime in July and the Spirituals Intensive preceding it, we celebrate the diversity of humankind this summer in music both instrumental and vocal. 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, four major pops concerts including The Rascals, Second City, and the Soul of the 70's, just to name a few! Come experience the magically creative environment that has existed just outside of Petoskey for well over 100 years! You. Are. Welcome.

Here's a snapshot of this summer's festival programming:

Montage BV 2015...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.               

Go to the concerts here...

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:

 Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation  National Endowment for the Arts

Arts Midwest MCACA