Update: Baroque on Beaver 2020
In recognition of the current Covid-19 situation, BICAA is exploring alternatives to our usual in-person summer music festival. We are not - technically - cancelling Baroque on Beaver; we are making necessary changes to it in order to ensure the safety of our musicians and our audience members.
As a matter of public health, we plan to take advantage of a range of web-based platforms so that Baroque on Beaver 2020 will take place online! While we are realistic about the challenges of moving to these online platforms, we are excited about the opportunity to expand access to our audience both on and off the Island.
Our primary concern is to protect everyone’s health and safety during these uncertain times, while continuing to offer the high-quality musical experiences that have defined Baroque on Beaver. We thank you in advance for your continued crucial support. Stay tuned for opportunities about how you can contribute to our musicians and to this annual event that we all cherish.
Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA)
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) is a non-profit group of volunteers. As one of the “Up-North” region’s premier promoter of the arts, the BICAA seeks to use its expertise to:
- Serve the Beaver Island community by promoting and supporting the cultural arts
- Offer a broad range of high quality performing and visual arts programs and activities
- Develop and encourage enjoyment and participation in the arts by residents, students, and visitors
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association relies on the support of its patrons and friends, business and foundation partners, and government agencies and volunteers to meet its mission. In 2020 BICAA’s signature event, the Baroque on Beaver Festival, celebrates 19 years of bringing classical music to Beaver Island.
Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan and part of the Beaver Island archipelago and is known for sand beaches, scenic vistas, recreational anchorages, outdoor adventures, the arts, and laid-back and easy lifestyle.
Although small, Beaver Island has a rich and varied history. At one time it was the site of a unique Mormon kingdom. The end of the Mormon kingdom signaled the beginning of Irish settlement. Irish immigrants helped develop the island’s economy and shape the island's unique identity. Beaver’s geography has historically been of importance to Great Lakes mariners, for Beaver has an excellent harbor, which affords safe haven during storms.
Beaver Island is located 32 miles from the mainland port community of Charlevoix. Beaver is 13 miles long, 3 to 6 miles wide. Visitors to the island embark either by air or ferry from Charlevoix. For more about Beaver Island, visit our Beaver Island page.
BAROQUE ON BEAVER FESTIVAL
Baroque on Beaver is a joyful series of concerts offered each summer on Beaver Island, Michigan. Concerts include orchestral, choral, solo, and chamber ensemble, featuring professional performers. The performances focus on classical music, but you may hear jazz, popular, Broadway, spirituals, or whatever strikes the musicians’ fancy. “B-on-B” celebrates its 19th season in 2019 starting the last week of July into the first week of August.
View all the details and schedule at baroqueonbeaver.org