Surround Sound Music Festival

At this time, Surround Sound Music Festival, April 3-4, 2020, is cancelled. We are looking at rescheduling. For more information see our blog post about cancelled events. 

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Surround Sound Music Festival is a festival that celebrates contemporary representation in the arts and encourages participants to listen differently through cultural diversity. Mary Jennings and Libby Meyer, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, selected the artists for the festival. The festival will take place at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan Technological University April 3-4, 2020. Audiopharmacy, a Native American indie rock band from the Bay Area will be in residence and work with Native American students in workshops in Baraga as well as MTU about the challenges and opportunities for Native American Artists. Audiopharmacy will perform a concert on Friday evening.

Evelyn Glennie , a virtuoso percussionist who has been deaf since the age of twelve will be our keynote speaker on Saturday. Her talk and presentation will be similar to her TED talk about the challenges and opportunities for hearing impaired people in a hearing world and how she has overcome these challenges to become a world class musician. An audience Q&A will follow. Ms. Glennie’s talk will be followed by an internationally themed community meal.

Vieux Farka Touré, a traditional guitarist and singer originally from Mali will present a concert and work with MTU jazz and sound students and present a workshop for community members and students.

Festival Events

Family Packs – $64, $49, and $39

Available starting August 1, 2019

Enjoy Rozsa Center events at an affordable price for the whole family. We've bundled together two adult and two youth tickets (for youth through high school) to bring you family-friendly savings up to 24% off the price of single tickets.

  • Add on extra youth tickets for just $5-$8 per child depending on the pack you choose, for pricing see events below.
  • Contact the Ticketing office to purchase any of our Family Packs.

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Family Packs are available for the following shows

$64 Packs

$49 Packs

$39 Packs

Music Festival Packs - $40 and $50

Available starting August 1, 2019

Vieux Farka Touré

Introducing ticket packages for two weekends of music from around the United States and throughout the world. Come and hear musicians collaborate as a part of Michigan Tech's music festivals—one in January and one in April.

  • U. P. North: Music from the other end of 41, $40 (17% discount) Good for all festival events Jan 18 - 19, 2020.
  • Surround Sound Music Festival Pack, $50 (11% discount) Good for all festival events Apr 3 - 4, 2020.