Many great musical performances on display this weekend

The Marquette area is well known for its vast array of musical talent. That array is on full display locally this weekend.

That includes tonight’s concert at Lighthouse Point Park, put on by the Marquette Maritime Museum and featuring The Knockabouts, a local Celtic music group. The show is at 7 p.m. and those attending are reminded to bring a lawn chair or blanket on which to sit.

Also tonight is another performance of “Godspell” at the Lake Superior Community Theatre. This beloved musical will start at 7:30 p.m. at the “boathouse” along Lake Shore Boulevard in Marquette. The final performance of “Godspell” is at 3 p.m. Sunday in the same locale.

Up the road in Negaunee tonight, a fundraiser for the Historic Vista Theater brings some awesome vocal talent to the stage there when “Back to School with the Jersey Boys” debuts at 7 p.m. There are two more performances, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Building in Marquette, and at 2 p.m. Saturday back at the Vista.

The audience will no doubt be transported to another, gentler era when they hear hits like “Sherry” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.”

And last, but certainly not least, is Marquette Rotary West’s HarborFest in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The music starts at 4:45 p.m. today, with Bumpus out of Chicago this evening’s headliner.

Saturday, the first band hits the stage at 12:30 p.m., with Live Bullet Detroit — a Bob Seger tribute band — wrapping up a full day of great music.

HarborFest includes food vendors and a beer and wine tent along with activities for all ages.

Funds raised are granted back to community organizations, so it’s really an event that’s a load of fun for great causes.

We hope everyone finds some time to enjoy one or all of these musical ventures. We all are blessed to have so much talent locally and so many people working behind the scenes to make all this fabulous music accessible to us.

Thank you to all involved.