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Jazz Central – A Summer Concert in a Ghost Town

Photo Credit: Keweenaw County Historical Society

The Keweenaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will be sponsoring Jazz Central, a live music concert, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 in the ghost town of Central Mine (located 18 mi. NE of Calumet off US-41, opposite the Gratiot Lake turnoff).

Music starts at 6:00 pm.  The bands performing will be:  Denny McKaig & The Bluffs Orchestra, Mike Irish & Uncle Pete’s All-Star BBQ Blues Band, and Randy Seppala & UP Gumbo.

Bring lawn chairs, flashlights and a picnic supper, or purchase sandwiches provided by Fitzgerald’s Eagle River Inn.

The concert is free, but donations are gratefully encouraged.

The concert will help fund the preservation of the ghost town of Central, the site of one of Keweenaw’s most profitable copper mines between 1854-1898.

Once home to almost 1300 people, now only 11 buildings remain.  The KCHS is slowly working to preserve the remaining buildings and restore them as historical exhibit buildings, workshop/classroom space, or rental homes.

We invite you to visit Central, which is open daily from 9:00 – 5:00, and the hiking trails are available at all times.

For more information on Central and other historic sites in the Keweenaw, visit www.keweenawhistory.org.

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