It’s summer and we are approaching the 3rd weekend of July. That can mean only one thing in Marquette, Michigan…Happy Hiawatha! The 31st Annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival happens at the Tourist Park 17-19th.
Above is one of the music workshops held at 2nd Stage last year. Pictured are Seth & May, and Mike Waite. I was sitting at their feet singing away and ran back to my camper not 200 feet away to grab my camera.
There will be food vendors and artisans like Beth Millner, a local silvesmith and Birchleaf Designs. Beth does wonderful work in copper and silver. I own several of her pieces. Birchleaf makes “whimsical wood and fabric playthings.”
(Pictures depict 2008 event and artists vary from year to year. Visit Hiawatha Music Co-op for more festival info).
This digital capture speaks to me of the relationship an audience has with the musician(s). In this relationship I was sitting a couple feet away listening to a workshop at Hiawatha Music Festival (Marquette Michigan 2008). Under the tent at Second Stage, the musicians are Seth Benard and Mike Waite.
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Hiawatha’s Second Stage, Saturday afternoon, a new event with 4 musicians each in a square (or corner). “Washington Square” it was called. I listened to Seth Bernard and Daisy May, favorites of Marquette music enthusiasts.
Mike and I camp across from Second Stage just so we can be very close to the performances. We had just finished a bite to eat when I heard Daisy’s voice from inside the pop-up camper. I ran barefoot across the grass to listen. Then, I realized I was without camera and ran back.
After Mike Waite completed, he came over to join Seth and Daisy. I love the image of Seth and Mike’s hands. Magic!