LSSU Campus Life Drag Show

Event Type: Concert

Audience: General Public, MATURE AUDIENCE

Date of Performance: April 18

Description: A night of fabulous performances and dazzling costumes! LSSU presented the ultimate drag show experience! Enjoying the electrifying energy of national acts and local acts for an event full of music and laughter.

This show was Mature Content and required anyone under the age of 17 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Interprofessional Simulation

Event Type: Special Engagement

Audience: General Public

Date of Performance: April 21

Description: Lake Superior State University  hosted an Interprofessional Simulation on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the LSSU Arts Center. The Interprofessional team included healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines of nursing, emergency medical services, fire science, and criminal justice.

LSSU invited the community to attend and experience the Interprofessional Simulation as a standardized participant for the outside crowd or watch a live stream from the Arts Center Theater.

For more information visit: Interprofessional simulation 2023 – Lake Superior State University (lssu.edu)

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Event Type: Music Concert

Audience: General Public

Date of Performance: April 22


The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra performed a special concert, Terra Nostra, that pays homage to our rich Native American culture and the Great Lakes region. The concert featured three distinct pieces that will took the audience on a journey through the region’s history and traditions: Gwyneth Walker’s Great Lakes Cantata, a choral and orchestral work that is inspired by the beauty of the five lakes and celebrates the region’s natural wonders; Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate’s Spirit Chief Names the Animal People that recounts an Okanogan Indian story about how Coyote retained his name, given by the Great Spirit Chief; and Terra Nostra, a 30-minute multimedia symphony composed by Christophe Changard, which is a call to action about ways to preserve our region’s natural resources.

Admission to the concert was free, which was made possible through the generosity of the LSSU Issues and Intellect Fund. However, for those looking to elevate their experience, VIP tickets were available, which provides priority seating, reserved parking, access to a VIP Lounge for a patron’s cocktail hour, and a special meet-and-greet with conductor Libor Ondras and composer of Terra Nostra, Christophe Changard.

LSSU Music Department

Event Type: Music Concert

Audience: General Public

Date of Performance: April 23, 2023

Lost Dogs Records

Event Type: Music Concert

Audience: General Public

COST: Donations were accepted for the Young Indigenous Artist Fund  |  Tickets

Date of Performance: April 25, 2023

Lost Dog Records is a collection of songwriters from the Great Lakes region. The label is based out of Marquette, Michigan, and their lineup includes songwriters and groups from Northern Ontario to Detroit, though most call Michigan’s Upper Peninsula home.
Formed in 2013 by a group of friends/songwriters who back each other up on stage and in the studio. Their mission is to maintain a healthy and open-minded platform that artists can utilize to help fund the creation of their craft from our cooperative studio to the pressing and distribution of the final product. Their label platform is also used as a tool to book shows and share the music of their artists far and wide through regional distribution.
Lost Dog Records believes that the somewhat isolated area where they live is an extraordinary place to write and, though it’s not heavily populated, they seem to have an abundance of locally sourced talent. This rich talent is something worth showcasing for the outside world. Everyone at LDR has a day job, as you have to up north. They are carpenters, nurses, elementary school teachers, baristas, audio technicians, mail carriers, and botanists to name a few. They aren’t doing this for profit. LDR artists are going to write and play no matter what. They always have. They are for lifers here. Might as well share.

LSSU Film Festival

Event Type: Film Festival

Audience: Mature Audiences

Date of Performance: April 27, 2023


This was our 3rd Annual LSSU Film Festival at the Arts Center. The festival featured student, faculty, and staff directed short films developed in collaboration with LSSU’s Filmmakers Club, the Theatre Program, and members from the university at large. Films from the following categories were at the screening (and audience members decided who won each category):

Best Original Short
“I’m on Observation Duty,” directed by Brooke Baldwin
Best Short Documentary or Interview
“Changing the Game,” directed by Thomas Meacham
Best Laker Pride Video
“Pep Band — The Documentary,” directed by Benny Roberts
Best Music Video
“Alibi,” directed by Thomas Meacham
Best Spoof or Parody
“Sam Cox, History, and You: Pirates,” directed by Sam Cox
Best 60 Second Video
“Fish Bowl 2,” directed by Dillion Pohl
Best 3 Shot Narrative
“Perfect Day,” directed by Claire Kuusinen