More than 100,000 people visit The Mendel Center on the Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor Campus each year for performances, learning and creative opportunities and personal or business events.
The Mendel Center Mainstage and the Speaker Series bring world-class performances and speakers to the area, including recently Dave Ramsey, the Piano Guys, Gordon Lightfoot and Ben Vereen.
The Mendel Center is the largest venue in the area for business meetings, weddings and other events. On-site catering operation and available beverage options simplify your planning process. Dozens of popular events are held at the center every year, including Wedding World, the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce Fall Trade Fair, the Blossomtime pageant, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association district festival, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra performances and more.
The LMC Performing Arts program is housed at the Mendel Center, and puts on more than 20 performances each year. Students learn in the Mendel Center’s classrooms, rehearse on its stages, are inspired by performances from masters of the craft, and socialize and practice with each other in its halls. The Mendel Center serves as the campus for this group of talented students, who go on to inspire others.