Friday 26, 2011
            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Two local musical acts, the Chanteymen and Derrell Syria and Friends, will perform as part of the Beaumier Coffee House Series at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, 105 Cohodas Hall. It is free, but donations are encouraged.

            The Chanteymen, based in Marquette, have released an EP and full-length album. Their music spans a variety of genres, from folk-punk to rock, and has been compared to the likes of Leonard Cohen, The Mountain Goats and The Misfits.

            Syria’s work in the Marquette music scene has spanned 30-years. He is one of the co-founders of Conga Se Menne and has helped define a unique U.P. sound. He will perform original music.

            Each month the Beaumier Center will feature two folk acts from the region as part of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Festival. The series is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact 227-1219 or