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THE BEGINNING —  The Ore Dock Brewing Company, where I first did stand-up comedy. I wound up doing plenty more shows at the Ore Dock over the years, either from open mics or scheduled events.

Opinion — Life as a former comedian

Harry Stine October 26, 2023

When I was 17, I thought being a stand-up comedian was the coolest thing in the world. I used to spend countless hours after school watching and even rewatching specials by Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks and...

STUDENT ART - NMU student artists sell crocheted turtles, handcrafted necklaces and rings, paintings and digital art to customers at the Students Art Gallery x Ore Dock pop-up shop. The next pop-up shop is scheduled for April 6.

Pop-up shop gives students experience in pricing, selling artwork

Ryley Wilcox February 24, 2023

The Students’ Art Gallery* (SAG*) hosted a pop-up shop at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m., giving student artists an opportunity to sell their work. There were a total...

GRAND PLANS—A model of the planned BotEco Center was created by the NMU art department to aid in the project’s completion.

Revamping the Ore Dock

Akasha Khalsa November 14, 2019

Plans for the Ore Dock, a relic of Marquette’s mining past, to be transformed into the BotEco Center, a new tourist attraction featuring a full botanical garden and event space, are being aided by students...

CALM AND COLLECTED—Records from a variety of genres are available  at the  Vinyl Record Shows like classical records. 
Jessica Parsons/NW

Collabin’ over & collectin’ music

Jessica Parsons November 14, 2019

Study hours at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. ended and music equipment and instruments were brought in along with shuffling feet, kicking off snow. Upstairs had something for the many flannel-wearers; there...

BROWSING TUNES—The community is invited to explore a variety of vinyl records at the four-day pop-up show at the Ore Dock from Thursday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov. 10.
Photo courtesy of Jon Teichman

Sift through vinyl, sip on bubbly

Jessica Parsons November 7, 2019

Musicians and music fanatics have a certain obsession, passion and attraction to sound waves that have danced from generation to generation. In Marquette, there exists a community that brings these people...

EMBRACING LOVE— Free Mom Hugs was one of the many organizations with a booth set up during Marquette Comes Out at the Ore Dock on Friday, Oct. 11.
Mary McDonough/NW

Marquette gathers in support of LGBTQIA+

Denali Drake October 17, 2019

Rainbow merchandise lined the walls of the Ore Dock Brewing Co. preparing for an emotional, empowering and exciting night of acceptance. Marquette Comes Out was designed as an open event for the community...

SIP SIP, AHH—Yoopers celebrate after Plaidurday Photo on Pete White Public Library steps at Ore Dock Brewing Co. during seasonal Six Pointer beer release. 
Photo courtesy of Rachel Haggerty

Brewing up, rocking out Plaidurday style

Rachel Haggerty October 10, 2019

A sea of plaid enthusiasts entered the Ore Dock Brewing Co. last weekend as it hosted the Plaidurday Photo After Party and the seasonal release of the Six Pointer beer.  Hundreds of people dressed...

Band members from left: Beau Ranke, Neil Krause, Jens Staff and Soren Staff have produced three albums since forming in 2014. The first two were more Bluegrass while their newest album blends their original sound, punk-folk and Americana.
Photo courtesy of Kyle Lehman

Them Coulee Boys are back in town

Maggie Duly August 29, 2019

Americana band Them Coulee Boys continues to develop music that encompasses the feeling of the Midwest. Originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the band of four are making their third appearance on Friday,...

Photo courtesy of The Organgrinders and Ore Dock Brewing Co.
The Organgrinders, a blues band originally from Wisconsin, croons harmonica and rifts guitar on stage at a performance. The band will rock out again at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday.

The Organgrinders to bring bluesy beats – Ore Dock Brewing Co. will host a weekend of rocking guest musicians

Jamieson Greenough January 25, 2018

The Organgrinders, a blues band originating out of Southeast Wisconsin will be on hand to lay down the funky jams this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Co., along with some other local...

Photo courtesy of Ore Dock Brewing Co: Left, local musician Kerry Yost performs at a past venue. Right, NMU junior public relations major Heather Evans strums a tune. Both women will show their talents at an Ore Dock Brewing Co. concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Speaking up and singing out: Concert features local female songwriters

Jackie Jahfetson November 16, 2017

The soft rhythm of six strings resonates. Chords exchange a soft conversation, and then a voice of nostalgia whispers feelings of long-lost love. The tone takes you on a journey back to the days when innocence...

Writers to tell narratives of power, violence

Writers to tell narratives of power, violence

Benny Garbacz November 16, 2017

The Ore Dock Brewing Co. will host its monthly literary reading “Bards & Brews” at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 16 with the theme “Unquieting: Power, violence, and narratives that refuse to stay silent.”...

Funky Dance kicks of annual U.P. Folklife Festival

Nolan Krebs September 13, 2012

The sounds of the Mississippi Delta will be heard in Marquette on Friday, Sept. 21, as the U.P. Folklife Festival kicks off its fifth year with a Funky Folk Dance at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. The...

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