In the Pines

Sunday at 9 p.m. and Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

A program of the many expressions of Folk Music recorded at regional concerts and performances, including music from the Hiawatha Music Festival, Porcupine Mountains Music Festival and the Marquette Area Blues Festival.

Upcoming Schedule

The Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival celebrates its 40th year in 2018. In honor of this achievement, In the Pines will feature archived programs from past Hiawatha Main Stage performances.  The festival is July 20-22, at Tourist Park in Marquette, MI. For line up and ticket information go to:

1 & 5 -  Western Swing band The Hot Club of Cow Town from the 2010 Hiawatha Music Festival

8 & 12 - Michigan Singer-song writer Joel Mabus from the 2008 Hiawatha Music Festival

15 & 19 - Traditional string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops from the 2007 Hiawatha Music Festival

22 & 26 - Troubadour John McCutcheon from the 2011 Hiawatha Music Festival

29 & August 2 - Michigan artists Red Tail Ring from the 2016 Hiawatha Music Festival

August 24 -26, 2018 will be the 14th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival. In August In the Pines will feature past performances from the Peace Hills Stage at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.  For festival information go to:

5 & 9 - Bluegrass band Audie Blaylock & Redline from the 2013 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
12 & 16 - Minnesota band The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund from the 2014 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

19 & 23 - Traverse City based duo of Billy Strings &  Don Julin from the 2015 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

26 & 30 - Americana band The Stray Birds from the 2016 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Summer has finally arrived in the U.P. and it's festival time again!  The Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival which takes place July 20-22, 2018 is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Festival at Tourist Park in Marquette, MI. (For festival information go to: The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is 14 years old this year and is held in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County, MI.

Second Sunday Folk Dance

On Sunday, April 8, the Second Sunday Folk Dance presents a Michigan treasure: singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joel Mabus. White Water will provide the opening act. The concert and folk dance is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Michigan and starts at 4PM CT.   After the concert, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert provide dance music and instruction until 7 PM. Dean and Bette Premo organize and host the Second Sunday concert/dance series.

Them Coulee Boys / Hiawatha Music Coop

The Hiawatha Music Coop announces their March Hiawatha On TAAP (Traditional Acoustic Arts Performance).  This is the fourth year of this monthly concert series.  Hiawatha Music Coop’s mission is to promote the performance of, education the public on, and perform traditional music.  Hiawatha Music Coop is known for the traditional festival held each July.  In addition, local and regional traditional music events will be performed each month, January through May, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Fishtank Ensemble on In the Pines

Jun 1, 2012

This week on In the Pines is a performance by California gypsy band Fishtank Ensemble recorded at Upfront & Co. in Marquette in January 2012.  This program airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and repeats Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Fishtank Ensemble is a leading gypsy music band from California, bringing a unique blend of high-energy, cross-pollinated gypsy (gipsy) and Manouche Jazz music to fans around the world. They have received international acclaim with their wide range of influences including Romanian (Romani), Flamenco gypsy, Balkan, Turkish, Tango and more!