Mainstage Performances & Events

Fans of live performance in the region have come to know The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College as their go-to place for concerts, touring Broadway productions, comedy, plays, dance, and world-renowned speakers. We’ve played host to everyone from former presidents, world leaders, and rock icons to up-and-coming performers from across the country and from right here in southwestern Michigan.

Upcoming Performances & Events

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00 pm

Molly is a musician, song-writer, and performing artist who continues to explore the truths and constructed realities of what it means to be alive as a woman of color navigating old and new territories through sound and space.

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:30 pm

The Manhattan Transfer will join the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra on The Mendel Center Mainstage for an unforgettable night that will pair soaring symphonic arrangements with sparkling vocals.

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean.

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:00 pm-10:00 pm

Make the most of leap day by with non-stop live music on two stages, craft beers, crisp ciders, local wines, tasty food, and a bit of shopping in a carefully curated pop-up artisan market…all under one roof during Winter Delights at The Mendel Center.

Sunday, March 1, 2020  1:00 pm & 4:00 pm 

Just like the other bonded animals at New York’s Central Park Zoo, these two male penguins walk, play, swim, and dance together. When the duo tries to hatch a rock, the zookeeper gives them an egg instead, and they find themselves on an adventure, raising a chick for real! 

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8:00 pm

Aureum is an adventure tale told through heart-stopping aerial routines and amazing acrobatics.

Friday, May 15, 2020, 7:30 PM

The music and the magic of Motown return to The Mendel Center featuring the voices and the musicians who started it all, and those who’ve kept it center stage for the last 60 years!

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 8:00 pm


Armed with only their wits, Whose Line is it Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re...Scared Scriptless.

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