Sieur DuLuth Summer Arts Festival

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The Sieur DuLuth Summer Arts Festival is scheduled June 24 through August 1, 2009. There are many programs to choose from including Theatre, Big Band, Chamber Music and Jazz. The schedule for the great productions sponsored by the UMD School of Fine Arts are:

“An Evening with Kevin Kling” on June 24, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marshall Performing Arts Center. An evening of hilarity benefiting the UMD Department of Theatre. $15 for all seats.

“The Ice Fishing Play” by Kevin Kling. June 30-July 3, July 7-12 at 7:30 p.m. and July 5, 11 & 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Marshall Performing Arts Center at UMD. Cost $14 adult, $12 senior, $8 student/child, $6 UMD student/faculty/staff. Revisit a Minnesota tradition through the eyes of a legendary Minnesota story teller.

“Footloose” stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford. July 23-25, July 29-August 1 @ 7:30 p.m., July 26 @ 2:00 p.m. Marshall Performing Arts Center. Cost $14 adult, $12 senior, $8 student/child, $6 UMD student/faculty/staff. Based on the 1984 hit movie, this musical is the story of a big city kid who moves to a small town and shakes up the status quo. (Note from Innkeeper Joy: I can’t wait to see this production–one of my favorite shows!)

Concerts by the Lake at Glensheen are scheduled for July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 7:30 p.m. The events are free. The Jim Melde Big Band brings you swinging tunes from yesteryear. It’s the Free Sieur DuLuth Summer Arts Festival 2009 treat! Sitting on the ground of Glensheen listening to Big Band music is the best!

Chamber Music Concert July 13 @ 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall at UMD. Cost $14 adult, $12 senior, $8 student/child, $6 UMD faculty/staff/student. Enjoy the second annual chamber music concert by the talented musicians from the Aurora-based Northern Lights Music Festival and the Young Artists Piano Camp.

Jazz Concert July 20 @ 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall at UMD. $14 adult, $12 senior, $8 student/child, $6 student/faculty/staff. Swing to the talents of UMD Jazz faculty and friends featuring standard jazz tunes and new music written exclusively for this concert.

Make your plans to attend one of these fine concerts and stay at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast in Duluth, Minnesota. Experience Old World Charm in a 1910 historic mansion nestled on a dead-end street adjoining Oregon Creek. We hope to see you on your next trip to Duluth!