Performances & Events

Fans of live performance in the region have come to know The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College as their go-to place for concerts, touring Broadway productions, comedy, plays, dance, and world-renowned speakers. We’ve played host to everyone from former presidents, world leaders, and rock icons to up-and-coming performers from across the country and from right here in southwestern Michigan.

Upcoming Performances & Events

Friday,  June 19, 2020, 7:00 pm

Live Virtual Concert

In 1976, Jeff Daniels bought a Guild D-40 from Herb David’s Guitar Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, threw it in the back of his old Buick, and moved to New York City. That guitar led to a creative outlet, became a solace, a road into the artist that he didn’t know existed. Now, over 40 years, he’s still writing songs, singing them, and playing.

Rescheduled to Sunday, October 25th, 2020

The music and the magic of Motown return to The Mendel Center featuring the voices and the musicians who started it all, and those who’ve kept it center stage for the last 60 years!

Rescheduled to October 28, 2020, 7:30 pm

Underwater photographer

Rescheduled to January 24, 2021, 4:00 pm

Armed with only their wits, Whose Line is it Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re...Scared Scriptless.

Rescheduled to April 15, 2021, 7:00 pm

The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

Rescheduled to April 20, 2021, 7:30 pm

Emmy Award-winning actor, author, director, and producer

Rescheduled to Friday,  May 7, 2021 8:00 pm

Aureum is an adventure tale told through heart-stopping aerial routines and amazing acrobatics.


20+ community queens vie for the title of Miss Blossomtime & each community also sends 2 gentlemen to compete for Mr. Blossomtime.


Former Australian Prime Minister, 2015-2018


Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor but a battle of the sexes as well.


Fandom Fest is a public multi-library collaboration dedicated to bringing the fan convention experience to Southwest Michigan. Our goal is to welcome fans of all popular culture art forms to join us for a day of celebration, free of charge.


Get ready to chuckle, guffaw, chortle, snicker, giggle, bust a gut, and - likely to the annoyance of the person sitting next to you - cackle during Laughter, Mischief, and Comedy featuring Crawlspace Eviction.

​Rescheduled to October 11, 2020


The Southshore Concert Band is an ensemble of volunteer musicians dedicated to bringing an enjoyable and quality musical experience to southwest Michigan.   


Lake Michigan College invites family members, faculty, and staff to honor the outstanding efforts demonstrated by graduates in earning their degree or certificate.  Tickets are required for entry.

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