Torch Songs & Rhapsodies

ART IN THE PARK • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • CABARETS • PERFORMANCE INFUSIONS • PHOTOGRAPHY • CHAMBER MUSIC

This July and August the Emberlight Festival returns with another celebration of world-class art and creativity. Our 2024 season features over 100 local, regional and international artists who will spark imaginations and ignite learning through a dazzling array of music, film, theater, and visual art in the beautiful natural surroundings and historic halls of Ironwood, Michigan and Hurley, Wisconsin.

This summer we are excited to debut Ironwood’s newest night on the town:

THE EMBER CLUB

Experience the extraordinary this season at Emberlight.  Our TORCH SONGS & RHAPSODIES season introduces classical chamber music to our stages alongside our annual art shows, Performance Infusions and International Film Festival.  But we aren’t stopping there — We are transforming Theatre North and creating a singular home for our cabarets and film festival.

In addition to our world-class performances and film screenings, we’re throwing a party!  There will be surprises on stage and off with premium VIP tables along the side of the stage.  The tables feature luxury seating, an exclusive (and complimentary!) international wine & beer list, and the very best seats in the house.  One thing we know for sure is Ironwood has never seen a night like The Ember Club.

The TORCH SONGS & RHAPSODIES season kicks off on July 29 with the Grand Opening of Art in the Park and a special Performance Infusion in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park.  Performance Infusions continue to run throughout July and are always free & fun for the entire family.  Our annual Photography Show is back on July 17 with more photographs than ever before at the Historic Depot Museum.

New this summer will be three special master classes with Miles Mykkanen at the Hurley School Auditorium.  Our Artistic Director will preview some of the music we will see later in the festival, while giving sensational insights into the life of an international opera singer.  No musical experience necessary; come and learn something new on July 9, 10 and 11.  If you attend all three evenings, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket to Broadway & Dvorak on August 22!

The Ember Club opens on August 15 with cabarets, film screenings, and closes on August 23 with our annual award show The Embys.  This summer we are also thrilled to present The Broadway Strings in chamber music concerts at the Hurley School Auditorium on August 22 and 24.  This singular string quartet performs iconic repertoire from the classical music canon alongside one-of-a-kind arrangements of Broadway overtures and medleys.  On August 22 Adam Rothenberg plays Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 with The Broadway Strings, and Miles Mykkanen joins the ensemble on August 24 for an unforgettable performance to close our 2024 season.

Emberlight strives to create the unexpected for our audiences in the western Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.  In our first three years, we attracted visitors from Mexico, Canada, Finland and Spain, and 36 states across the country.  We are putting Ironwood and Hurley on the map as a destination for artists and audiences alike.  Plus, the majority of our festival is absolutely free and the average ticket price for The Ember Club and Broadway Strings concerts is only $19.

Whether you buy tickets, purchase Photography Show prints, donate money, volunteer your time, or simply experience Art in the Park on a sunny July afternoon — you are part of the Emberlight family.  We can’t wait to see you next summer!

2024 Calendar

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THE EMBER CLUB

Coming to Ironwood August 15 – 23

Enjoy our cabarets and film screenings in luxury seating and the best locations at Theatre North.  Each table features complimentary wine and beer from our exclusive menu only available at the VIP tables.

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ART IN THE PARK OPENING CEREMONY
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 12:00PM
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
ART IN THE PARK
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 12:15PM
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
BIZHIKI COMPANY
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 1:00PM
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
LOGGING LEGENDS & LORE
Saturday, July 6, 2024, 1:00PM
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
OPERA & SHOWBIZ
Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 6:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium
MAKING THE MUSIC
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 6:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium
ALL ABOUT ARTISTRY
Thursday, July 11, 2024, 6:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium
WHITTLING IN THE WOODS
Saturday, July 13, 2024, 1:00PM
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
EMBERLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHERS
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 4:00PM
Historic Depot Museum
FANTASTIC FOLK INSTRUMENTS
Saturday, July 27, 2024, 1:00PM
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
CLICK, CAPTURE, CREATE
Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 6:00PM
Historic Depot Museum
IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU
Thursday, August 15, 2024, 7:00PM
THE EMBER CLUB at Theatre North
EIFF: DIRECTOR'S CUT
Friday, August 16, 2024, 7:00PM
THE EMBER CLUB at Theatre North
IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU
Saturday, August 17, 2024, 7:00PM
THE EMBER CLUB at Theatre North
ECHOES OF THE WORLD
Sunday, August 18, 2024, 5:00PM
THE EMBER CLUB at Theatre North
INSIDE THE FRAME
Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 7:00PM
THE EMBER CLUB at Theatre North
BROADWAY & DVORAK
Thursday, August 22, 2024, 7:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium
THE EMBYS
Friday, August 23, 2024, 7:00PM
THE EMBER CLUB at Theatre North
EMBERLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHERS
Saturday, August 24, 2024, 12:00PM
Historic Depot Museum
ART IN THE PARK
Saturday, August 24, 2024, 6:00PM
Miners Memorial Heritage Park
ON WENLOCK EDGE
Saturday, August 24, 2024, 7:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium