Essence of the Artist Season: July 1 - August 26

The Emberlight Festival returns to the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan this summer with 30+ exciting concerts, art shows, film screenings, outdoor performances, and talkbacks. The Essence of the Artist season will be announced on February 1!

2022 Season

Relive Emberlight’s 2022 “Horizons • Heritage • Harmony” season! From…


Thank you to our donors, volunteers and audiences for an incredible second season!  We are extremely proud of the 30+ art shows, concerts, film screenings and events we produced this summer.  Did you hear? At our Award Show on August 27 we announced that the Emberlight Festival is officially its own nonprofit organization, so now we’re really off to the races.  As we say at Emberlight: Onwards and Artwards!

“The people of the western Upper Peninsula have been with me since day one — from my very first performances at Theatre North and the Historic Ironwood Theatre, to Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. I carry them in my heart every time I step on stage. The Emberlight Festival is my love letter to the people who call this region home, and to the art lovers who’ve always wanted to visit.”  — Miles Mykkanen, Emberlight Artistic Director