Get Jazzy at Bay College


October, 2016 – Bay College has been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Michigan Humanities Council and the Crane Group.
With this support, Bay College will be bringing San Francisco jazz entertainer Pamela Rose to the John & Melissa Besse Center on November 4th.  There will be 3 engagement opportunities:
  • 11:00am            Free Jazzy Workshop to engage with Pamela Rose on the history of jazz and how it has shaped our lives (FREE, no reservation or tickets required),
  • 5:30pm             One Jazzy Night fundraising event to support student success and the arts at Bay College, recognize the Besse Foundation for their contributions to the College and community, and meet Pamela Rose in person ($50pp in advance, includes concert), and
  • 7:30pm             Multimedia Jazz Concert “Wild Women of Song” ($15pp in advance or at the door)
Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement of professional artists is central to the work of Arts Midwest. Arts Midwest Executive Director David J. Fraher says, “Arts Midwest is proud to Bay College in their upcoming engagement of Pamela Rose. Arts events like this not only provide uplifting experiences for audiences, they also create meaningful jobs for those employed in the arts industry – thus amplifying the effectiveness of our funding.”
About Arts Midwest: Based in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest is one of six nonprofit regional arts organizations in the United States. Its mission is to promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives. Since its establishment more than 30 years ago, Arts Midwest has been serving audiences, arts organizations, and artists throughout the nine states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and beyond.  Visit for details.
About the National Endowment for the Arts: The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
For more information on the events, contact Bay College Foundation at 906.217.1700 or visit
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