Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide experiential learning opportunities for students enrolled in the Music Industry Management program at Ferris State University. 

Our Story

Artists brought to campus by MIMA

2016 Music on the Muskegon featuring: The Accidentals, The Appleseed Collective, Pan Franek Zosia & the Polka Towners, and An Dro

2016 Turn Up the Good featuring: ZEDS DEAD, Nato Feelz, Hans Play, and DJ CHöFF

2016 Independent Showcases featuring: The Accidentals, Mark Rose, and Rival Summers

2015 Country Bash featuring: Lance Carpenter and Dani Jamerson

2015 Music on the Muskegon featuring: An Dro, Appleseed Collective, Michigan Hiryu Taiko, and Cabildo (Hemlock Park)

2015 Turn Up the Good featuring : Nortroniks, Ty Beat , and Gosh Pith (The Gate)

2015 Independent Showcase featuring: The Icarus AccountBennett, and Javier Dunn (University Center)

2014 Michigan Roots featuring: Drew32Maraj313rd Tay, Nate Paulson, and Craig Franklin (The Gate)

2014 Country Bash featuring:  Matt AustinAudrey Ray, and The Balsam Brothers (The Gate)

2014 September Shakedown featuring: KojiRunaway Brother, Secret Grief, and West & Run (The Gate)

2014 Turn Up the Good featuring: Dj Basshead, Nortroniks, TerniduP, and MARCUTIO (The Gate)

2014 Independent Showcase featuring: Mark Kroos and Jon Walker (The Gate)

2013 Autumn aLive featuring: Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, and Wilson (The Gate)

2013 Turn Up the Good featuring: Griz, The Floozies, and Break Science (Wink Arena)

2013 Independent Showcases featuring: Lucas Carpenter, Icarus Account and Mark Rose (Art Gallery)

2012 Autumn aLive featuring: We the Kings wsg Fireworks (Wink Arena)

2012 Lucas Carpenter in the Art Gallery; Kevin Lyman speaker (Williams)

2012 Turn Up the Good featuring: Mimosa, Minnesota, and Super Dre (Wink Arena)

2011 Taking Back Sunday with special guest The Maine (Wink Arena); Coyote Grace (Art Gallery – student arranged, MIMA and Diversity Office supported)

2011 Turn Up the Good featuring The Glitch Mob, Virtual Boy, and Item Nine

2010 Joe Nichols with Special Guest Sonia Leigh (Wink Arena)

2009 Third Eye Blind  with Special Guest Hot Chelle Rae(Wink Arena

2009 Backstage Pass featuring Grammy Award winning singer/songwriters Mark Selby and Tia Sillers

2008 Phil Vassar with Special Guest Matt Jenkins(Williams Arena)

2007 The Academy Is…, with special guests Armor for Sleep, The Rocket Summer, Sherwood, and Cobra Starship (Wink Arena)

2006 Josh Gracin (Wink Arena)

2005 Relient K, MXPX, Rufio, Over It (Wink Arena)

2004 Something Corporate, Motion City Soundtrack (Wink Arena)

2003 Terri Clark, Kelly Richey, Daisy May (Williams Auditorium)

2003 Fuel, revis, & sloth ((Wink Arena)

2002 Dishwalla, Nine Days (Williams Auditorium)

2001 Ferris Fest co-sponsored with EU - Jagged Edge, Jive Dharma, Sponge

1999 Train (Wink Arena)

Alumni Stories

Nicole Finch

Kevin Hatheway

Robert Filhart