Benefit concert to support local theater this Saturday

NEGAUNEE — The Historic Vista Theater has been in service for over 90 years. However, a lack of funding threatens the number of productions put on by the theater each year.

The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council had to cancel the fall show due to lack of funds, but the theater has been putting on fundraisers to make sure that doesn’t happen again. One of these fundraisers is the Jeff Jennings Benefit Concert.

“He’s born in the U.P., graduated from Negaunee and he’s a great performer. He and a bunch of other local talented people are going to be gracing our stage for a big concert just to support the theater,” said Eliisa Gladwell, member of the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council.

Jennings and Friends will rock the stage this Saturday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. Gladwell said the theater needs the public’s support in keeping the theater open so it can continue to serve the community.

“The nice thing about the Historic Vista Theater is it’s local. We’ve been here forever and it’s historic and there are so many memories that have been put in this building and I’d hate to see it discontinue at any point,” said Gladwell.

The theater will also be hosting a Drag Show on November 11th at 8:00 p.m.

You can purchase tickets for either of these events on the Historic Vista Theater’s website or at Snowbound Books in Marquette, Midtown Bakery in Negaunee or Rare Earth Goods in Ishpeming. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for both seniors and K-12 students.

Tickets will be available at the door if there are any left, but they will be $5 more per ticket.