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Big List of Michigan Music Festivals

Michigan is a wonderland of music festivals, and Local Spins provides you with the most comprehensive list anywhere, plus links to websites and Facebook pages for more information.

NOVEMBER 2018 UPDATE: We are finalizing our list of 2019 Michigan music festivals. Come back soon for a full roster of 2019 festival dates.

Welcome to Local Spins’ Big List Of Michigan Music Festivals, a roster of more than 60 events across the state. Based on our print calendar, which displays the awesome work of our photographers (2018 is SOLD OUT; check back in mid-November for information about 2019 calendars), we offer this updated list. Interested in advertising your festival on this page or elsewhere on LocalSpins.com? Please send email to john@localspins.com or click here for details. To provide festival information, updates and additions, please send email to liz@localspins.com. And let us know what other information you’d like included here. We appreciate your feedback.


MICHIGAN MUSIC FESTIVALS 2018

Jan. 12-13
Beer City Music Festival
DeltaPlex Arena, Comstock Park
http://deltaplex.com/event/b-93-7-beer-city-music-festival/

Jan. 13
Winter Wheat
The Intersection, Grand Rapids
https://www.wheatlandmusic.org/event/winter-wheat-2017/

Jan. 26-27
Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
http://theark.org/shows-events/events-workshops/folk-festival

Jan. 27
Ice Jam
Perrin Brewing, Comstock Park
http://www.perrinbrewing.com/events/#event|perrin-ice-jam-winter-festival|872

Feb. 3
Cooper’s Glen Music Festival
Radisson Plaza, Kalamazoo
http://greatlakesacoustic.org/coopers-glen-music-festival-2018/

Feb. 9
WYCE’s The Jammies XIX
The Intersection, Grand Rapids
https://www.facebook.com/wycejammies/

Feb. 10
Winter Microbrew & Music Festival
Mt. Mancelona, Mancelona
http://winter.microbrewandmusic.com/

Feb. 25
Great Indoor Folk Festival
Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City
https://www.facebook.com/GreatIndoorFolkFestival/

March 1-4
Hamtramck Music Fest
Various locations, Hamtramck
https://www.facebook.com/Hamtramckwintermusicfest/

March 2-3
Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo
https://www.kvcc.edu/fretboard/

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April 6
Jake’s Music Festival (diabetes fund-raiser)
Elevation @ The Intersection, Grand Rapids
https://www.facebook.com/JakesMusicFestival/

May 11-13
White Birch Music Festival
Morelands Motocross Park, Stanton
https://www.facebook.com/WhiteBirchMusicFestival/

May 19
BBQ, Bluegrass & Blues
Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph
https://www.stjoetoday.com/all-events/details/6th-annual-bbq-blues-bluegrass

May 25-28
Buses By The Beach
Camp Blodgett, West Olive
https://www.facebook.com/BusesByTheBeach/

May 26
Bledfest
Hartland Performing Arts Center, Hartland
http://bledfest.com/

May 26-28
Movement
Hart Plaza, Detroit
http://movement.us/

May 31-June 2
Camp Greensky Music Festival
Hoxeyville Festival Grounds, Wellston
https://www.campgreensky.com/

May 31-June 3
Niles Bluegrass Festival
Riverfront Park, Niles
http://www.nilesbluegrass.com/

June 1-3
Festival Of The Arts
Downtown Grand Rapids
https://festivalgr.org/

June 2
B-93.7 Birthday Bash
Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park
https://b93.iheart.com/calendar/event/59fc6f54c2807e0249178570/

June 8-10
Nor-east’r Music & Art Festival
1889 Caldwell Road, Mio
https://www.facebook.com/noreastr.fest/

June 9
Bridgefest
Riverfront Plaza, Allegan
https://positivelyallegan.org/

June 15-17
Buttermilk Jamboree
Circle Pines Center, Delton
http://www.buttermilkjamboree.org/

June 15-17
Rez Fest
Mt. Mancelona, Mancelona
https://www.facebook.com/Rez-Fest-2021301361416923/

June 16
Alpena Blues Festival
Alpena County Fairgrounds, Alpena
https://www.alpenablues.org/

June 16
Spirit Of The Woods Folk Festival
Dickson Township Park, Brethren
http://www.spiritofthewoods.org/index.html

June 16
Founders Fest
Outdoors at 235 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids
https://foundersbrewing.com

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June 20-23
Big Ticket Festival
Otsego County Fairgrounds, Gaylord
http://bigticketfestival.com/

June 21-23
Charlotte Bluegrass Festival
Eaton County Fairgrounds, Charlotte
http://www.charlottebluegrassfestival.com/

June 21-24
Electric Forest (Weekend 1)
Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury
https://www.electricforestfestival.com/

June 21-24
Cedar Polka Festival
Tennis Courts, Cedar
http://www.cedarpolkafest.com/

June 22-23
Frederic Music Festival
Betty Sajdak Park, Frederic
http://www.fredericmusicfest.org/

June 22-23
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
Various locations, East Lansing
https://www.eljazzfest.com/

June 23
Grand River Water Festival
Riverside Park, Grand Rapids
http://grandriverwaterfestival.org/

June 23
Three Stacks Music Festival
South Washington Avenue, Lansng
https://www.threestacksfest.com/

June 28-July 1
Electric Forest (Weekend 2)
Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury
https://www.electricforestfestival.com/

June 28-July 1
Stars & Stripes Festival
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi
https://funfestevents.net/stars-stripes-festival/

June 29-30
Junegrass Festival
Kent County Fairgrounds, Lowell
http://www.wmbma.org/

July 5-8
Common Ground Music Festival
Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing
http://www.commongroundfest.com/

July 12-14
Kalamazoo Blues Fest
Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo
https://kvba.org/festival/

July 13-15
Blissfest
Blissfest Festival Farm, Cross Village
https://blissfest.org/

July 14-15
Idlewild Music Festival
Idlewild Club, Idlewild
https://www.idlewildmusicfestival.com/

July 19-21
Beaver Island Music Festival
Hideaway Trail, St. James
http://bimf.net/

July 20-22
Faster Horses Festival
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn
http://fasterhorsesfestival.com/

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July 20-22
Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival
Marquette Tourist Park, Marquette
https://hiawathamusic.org/

July 20-22
Wish You Were Here Festival
Bent Arrow Deer Ranch, Holton
https://www.facebook.com/events/418563541933596/

July 21
Battle Creek Caribbean Festival
Festival Market Square, Battle Creek
https://www.facebook.com/BCBattleCreekCarribeanFest/

July 27-28
Michigan Full Moon Fest
The Willow Ranch, Grand Junction
https://michiganfullmoonfest.com/

July 27-29
Dunesville Music Festival
Hulbert Road, Lake Ann
https://www.facebook.com/DunesvilleMusicFestival/

July 27-29
Farm Block Fest
North Farmers Block Road, Allouez
http://farmblockfest.com/

July 27-29
Tommystock
Camp Agawam, Lake Orion
http://tommystock.org/

July 28
Roots Music Festival
Schoolhouse Grille, Harsens Island
https://www.facebook.com/Harsens-Island-Roots-Music-123786494369469/

July 28-29
Mo Pop Festival
West Riverfront Park, Detroit
http://mopopfestival.com/

July 27-Aug. 5
Baroque On Beaver
Various locations, St. James
http://baroqueonbeaver.org/

Aug. 3-4
Lansing Jazz Fest
Old Town, Lansing
http://jazzlansing.com/

Aug. 4-6
FutureDream: A Celebration of Music & Art
WaxWing Studios, South Haven
https://www.facebook.com/events/424283907938455/

Aug. 9-11
Cowpie Music Festival
Shagbark Farm, Alaska
https://www.facebook.com/cowpiemusic/

Aug. 9-12
Farmfest
Home Comfort Farms, Johannesburg
http://farm-fest.com/

Aug. 10-11
Sparta Celtic Festival
Rogers Park, Sparta
https://www.spartacelticfest.org/

Aug. 11
Michigan Metal Fest
Leila Auditorium, Battle Creek
https://www.facebook.com/michiganmetalfestival/

Aug. 17-18
St. Louis Blues Festival
The Gem Theater, St. Louis
http://saintlouisbluesfestival.com/

Aug. 17-19
Hoxeyville Music Festival
Manistee National Forest, Wellston
http://www.hoxeyville.com/

Aug. 17-19
Motor City Muscle, Rock & Muscle Car Festival
Between Hart Plaza & Campus Martius, Detroit
https://motorcitymuscle.us/

Aug. 18-19
GRandJazzFest
Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids
http://grandjazzfest.org/

Aug. 23-26
Shoreline Jazz Festival
Heritage Landing, Muskegon
http://www.shorelinejazzfestival.com/

Aug. 24-25
Breakaway Music Festival
Belknap Park, Grand Rapids
http://breakawaymichigan.com/

Aug. 24-25
Sun Dried Music Festival
Courthouse Square, Mason
https://www.sundriedfestival.com/

Aug. 24-26
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
Ontonagon
http://www.porkiesfestival.org/

Aug. 24-26
Meadowfest
East Jordan
https://www.facebook.com/TheMeadowfest/

Aug. 24-26
Blues By The Bay
East Tawas
http://www.bluesbythebaytawas.org/index.html

Aug. 24-26
Holler Fest
Frog Holler Farm, Brooklyn
http://www.hollerfest.com/

Aug. 25
Olivet College Music Festival
Olivet College, Olivet, Mich.
https://www.olivetcollege.edu/2018/06/olivet-college-to-host-music-festival/

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Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Marquette Area Blues Fest
Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette
https://marquetteareabluessociety.org/

Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Ford Art, Eats & Beats Festival
Various locations, Royal Oak
http://artsbeatseats.com/

Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Detroit Jazz Festival
Hart Plaza, Detroit
http://www.detroitjazzfest.org/

Sept. 2-3
Bluechiligrass Festival
Goodells County Park, Goodells
https://www.facebook.com/LakeBonisteelMusic/

Sept. 3
Harmonyfest
Main Street, Three Rivers
http://www.trharmonyfest.com/

Sept. 7-9
Wheatland Music Festival
Wernette Centennnial Farm, Remus
https://www.wheatlandmusic.org/

Sept. 13-15
Michigan Irish Music Festival
Heritage Landing, Muskegon
https://michiganirish.org/

Sept. 14-15
Prime Music Festival
Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing
https://www.primemusicfest.com/

Sept. 14-16
Future Dream Festival
South Haven
https://www.facebook.com/events/1400563646718146/

Sept. 21-22
Michigan Blues Festival
Old Town, Lansing
http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com/

Sept. 21-23
Earthwork Harvest Gathering
Mud Farm, Lake City
https://earthworkharvestgathering.com/

Sept. 28-29
Willowsong Music Festival
Willowsong Farm, Sidney
https://www.willowsongfestival.com/

Sept. 28-30
Thunder Bay Folk Festival
6850 French Road, Alpena
http://www.thunderbayfolksociety.com/

Oct. 4-6

Sacred Vibrations Music & Arts Festival
Shepherd
https://www.sacredvibrationsfestival.com/

Oct. 6
Hippie Fest
Val-Du-Lake, Mears
http://www.hippiefest.org/

Nov. 2-4
Lamp Light Music Festival
Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids
https://www.facebook.com/LampLightGR/


FESTIVAL UPDATES
Festival Notes and Updates (Jan. 5, 2018)
• The Great Indoor Folk Festival is the afternoon of Feb. 25 at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City.
• The date is July 21 for the Battle Creek Caribbean Festival in Festival Market Square.

Festival Notes and Updates (Jan. 4, 2018)
• The Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association’s Cooper’s Glen Music Festival is Feb. 3 at the Radisson Plaza in Kalamazoo.
• White Birch Music Festival is a new event scheduled for May 11-13 at Morelands Motocross Park in Stanton.
• Farmfest is at Home Comfort Farm in Johannesburg on Aug. 9-12.

Festival Notes and Updates (Jan. 3, 2018)
• The Winter Microbrew & Music Festival on Feb. 10 has been moved from Traverse City to Mt. Mancelona in Mancelona.
• The Hamtramck Music Fest is March 1-4.
• Bledfest is May 26 in Hartland, at the Hartland Performing Arts Center on M-59.
• The Niles Bluegrass Festival is May 31-June 3 at Riverfront Park.
• The Roots Music Festival on Harsens Island is July 28 at Schoolhouse Grille.
• Michigan Metal Fest is Aug. 11 in Battle Creek at Leila Auditorium.
• The dates for the Future Dream Festival in South Haven have been changed to Aug. 24-26.
• The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is Aug. 24-26 in the state park near Ontonagon.
• Hippie Fest is Oct. 6 at Val-Du-Lakes in Mears.

Cover Photo: Breakaway Music Festival by Anthony Norkus

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