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Music Fest 4 Vets music festival, proceeds go to U.S. Veterans in need. Bands musicians entertainers come together in Metro Detroit, Michigan to donate performances in support of Veterans. Annual summer fest features variety live entertainment including party bands, dance bands, blues, rock, country, pop and more. click →  Music Fest 4 Vets website  +  facebook

MAJOR CONCERTS in Michigan 2017

The Chainsmokers – April 27 at Joe Louis Arena.
Lil Wayne – May 11 at Fox Theatre.
Vince Gill – May 14 at Michael A. Guido Theater.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – May 25 at Sound Board.
Neil Diamond – June 2 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Zac Brown Band – June 8, 2017 (thursday) at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – June 15 at Van Andel Arena.
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull – June 28 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men – June 29 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Steve Miller Band wsg Peter Frampton – July 1 at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre.
Hank Williams Jr. – July 3 at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre.
Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow – July 8 at Joe Louis Arena.
Jimmy Buffett – July 11 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Metallica – July 12 at Comerica Park.
Kenny Rogers – July 14 at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.
Chicago & The Doobie Brothers – July 16 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – July 18 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Queen + Adam Lambert – July 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Charlie Daniels Band, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and more – July 21 to 23 at Faster Horses festival.
REO Speedwagon and Styx – July 25 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
The Beach Boys wsg The Righteous Brothers – July 27 at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre.
Bret Michaels – July 29 at Sterlingfest 2017.
Rod Stewart wsg Cyndi Lauper – August 1 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
James Taylor wsg Bonnie Raitt – August 8 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Santana – August 9 at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre.
Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience – August 11 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Bruno Mars – August 12 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Morris Day and Time – August 23 at Chene Park.
Ted Nugent – August 25 at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre.
Deep Purple and Alice Cooper wsg The Edgar Winter Band – September 3 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – September 8 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Kid Rock – September 12+13, 15+16, 19+20 at Little Caesars Arena.
Lady Gaga – November 7 at Little Caesars Arena.
Andrea Bocelli – December 3 at Little Caesars Arena.

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2017 Music Festivals and Music Events in Michigan

January 6-7, 2017 (fri-sat)  Anti-Freeze Blues Festival at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. annual event, part of proceeds benefits the Detroit Blues Society.

January 6, 2017 (fri)  Hip In Detroit - 5th Anniversary Bash at El Club in Detroit. Queen Kwong headlines music lineup, plus giveaways.   facebook

January 8, 2017 (sun)  Detroit Underground Hip Hop Awards 2017 (UHHA 17)   facebook

January 14, 2017 (sat)  Secret Friends Fest 4 music festival at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI. approx 8 performances, annual event.  facebook

January 14, 2017 (sat)  Jill Jack Birthday Bash at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. annual event.

January 19-21, 2017 (thu-sat)  Annual Michigan Music Conference (MMC) in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). Conference provides an annual in-service opportunity for the professional development of Michigan music educators and to serve as a coordinating body for collaborative, inter-association initiatives in support of school music in Michigan.

January 20-22, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at Meridian Winter Blast in Detroit at Campus Martius Park. Multiple stages, approx 50 local live music acts and electronic music djs, lineup will be listed on website. Plus Big Snow Slide, ice maze, ice skating, ice bar, food trucks, more.

January 27-28, 2017 (fri-sat)  Ann Arbor Folk Festival – at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI. The Ark's largest annual fundraising event features traditional and contemporary artists, popular and new talent.

January 27 to February 4, 2017  Ferndale Blues & Music Festival in Ferndale, MI (just north of Detroit). annual festival averages about 60 concerts over nine days at over 20 venues throughout downtown Ferndale. proceeds go to local charities.

February 9-12, 2017 (thu-sun)  Sphinx Competition and Finals Concert in Detroit. annual event for Black and Latino classical string players.

February 3-4, 2017 (fri-sat)  Cooper's Glen Music Festival in Kalamazoo, MI (West Michigan) at The Radisson Plaza Hotel. Annual event presented by GLAMA (Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association) features grassroots and acoustic performers, plus workshops and family activities.

February 11, 2017 (sat)  Microbrew & Music Festival - Winter in Traverse City, MI. annual event features lots of musicians, breweries and craft brew flavors, food vendors.

February 11, 2017 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI. held several times a year  facebook

February 12, 2017 (sun)  Cabin Fever Reliever Blues Showcase at Shrine Circus Park in Clio, MI. Indoor artist showcase and networking opportunity presented by the Detroit Blues Society.   fb-event

February 18, 2017 (sat)  Diesel's 4 Year Anniversary Party with Sponge at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI. plus other bands.   fb-event

February 25, 2017 (sat)  Third Man Pressing Grand Opening – vinyl pressing plant officially opens at Third Man Records Detroit location in the Cass Corridor. Watch vinyl records being pressed and can buy them. Live performances by The Mummies, The Oblivians, and Craig Brown Band.   fb-event

March 2-5, 2017 (thu-sun)  Hamtramck Music Festival in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit). approx 150 music acts perform at 16 venues, most within walking distance of each other. Annual event goes back to the original vibe and feel of the Metro Times Blowout. It's a bar hoppin', venue hoppin', local live music good time!   facebook

March 3-4, 2017 (fri-sat)  Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival in Kalamazoo, MI. Annual free event invites visitors to meet instrument designers, attend workshops, and hear live performances.”   facebook

March 4, 2017 (sat)  William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition Winds & Brass – in Flint, MI. “Young artists compete for $8,500 plus a contract to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. each year features a different category.”

March 9 thru March 25, 2017  Assembly Line Concert 4 at Eastern Market in Detroit. Detroit wants to reclaim the Guinness World Record for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists.   facebook

March 11, 2017 (sat)  11th Annual Motor City Blues Festival at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, jazz and blues musicians.

March 24, 2017 (fri)  The Dick Wagner Remember the Child Memorial Concert at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit. Annual event raises funds to support medical and related services for children. 2017 features Mark Farner, Suzi Quatro, Kip Winger, and 20 more rock legends.   facebook

March 24-25, 2017 (fri-sat)  WO-Stock Music Festival – in Holland, MI. Annual event to raise money to ship computers, medical supplies, clothing, etc. to Cameroon, Africa.  facebook   facebook 2

March 25, 2017 (sat)  PJ's Lager House 10 Year Anniversary Party – in Detroit. Popular live music venue celebrates with Doop & The Inside Outlaws and other music performances.

April 1, 2017 (sat)  Monroe Street Fair Hash Bash Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. annual event.   facebook

April 1, 2017 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI. held several times a year  facebook

April 14-15, 2017 (fri-sat)  Berserker IV at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI. Annual music fest, approx 30 bands, hard rock and underground music.   facebook

April 15, 2017 (sat)  Record Store Day 2017 – annual celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned real, live, physical, indie record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. 3rd Saturday every April.   Michigan Record Stores

April 22, 2017 (sat)  Jake's Music Festival at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI. Annual concert to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

April 23, 2017 (sun)  31st Annual Review Music Awards Celebration in Bay City, MI. Annual event honors Great Lakes Bay area musicians, over 70 categories, selected and voted upon by registered voters of Review Magazine.   facebook   fb-event

April 27-29, 2017 (thu-sat)  North American International Banjo Convention NAIBC – at the Doubletree Hotel in Dearborn, MI.

April 28-29, 2017 (fri-sat)  Bringin' Back the 80's Festival in Frankenmuth, MI (north of Flint). annual event, all ages, proceeds go to cancer-related causes.   facebook

TBA 2017 (sat)  Foxfest at the The Tangent Gallery in Detroit. Music and Art Festival that features rock and acoustic women musicians and benefits local women's shelters. It is open to both women and men.  facebook

TBA 2017 (thu-sat)  Hear This! Fest – Michigan dates, three venues, in Lansing, Chesterfield, and Warren, MI. hard rock and punk.   facebook

TBA 2017  Gilmore Keyboard Festival in west Michigan. held every other year. “two weeks of astonishing keyboard performances across West Michigan, a festival that celebrates the joy and power of music in concerts, recitals, chamber music performances, lectures, master classes, and film.”   facebook

May 5, 2017 (fri)  Detroit Music Awards in Detroit at The Fillmore Detroit. public event, VIP RSVP's available. It's a big time annual Awards Ceremony & Show put on by the Detroit Music Awards Foundation (DMAF). This night is all about meeting, congratulating, and celebrating our incredibly talented local musicians in grand style! Features award presentations and live performances.   facebook

May 20, 2017 (sat)  Annual BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass: A Taste of Michigan in St. Joseph, MI. Jonny Lang headlines music lineup. Noon to 9 pm, bring your lawn chairs, BBQ & craft beers served.

May 20, 2017 (sat)  Roxxtock Music & Arts Festival at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI. 10 bands.  facebook   fb event

May 26-28, 2017 (fri-sun)  Traditional Arts Weekend in Remus, MI, on Wheatland Music Festival grounds. Annual, over 80 workshops in traditional forms of dance, music, crafts, vocal and instrument instruction, plus performances and dances.

May 27, 2017 (sat)  Bled Fest in Howell, MI. Annual event showcases a diverse range of musical talent in many genres.

May 27-29, 2017 (sat-mon)  Movement - Electronic Music Festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza. annual event, international and local electronic and EDM (electronic dance music) on multiple stages.   facebook

June 1-3, 2017 (thu-sat)  Jackson BluesFest at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. annual event.   facebook

June 1-3, 2017 (thu-sat)  Fuzz Fest 4 at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. Michigan Rock 'N' Roll music in all it's various forms, approx 30 bands.  facebook

June 3, 2017 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI. held several times a year  facebook

June 3-4, 2017 (sat-sun)  Peacefest Art and Music Festival in Waterford, MI.  facebook

June 8-11, 2017 (thu-sun)  Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival in Frankenmuth, MI (Mid Michigan). Bavarian style music, German dancers, food, beer, Bavarian Parade, carnival midway, more.

June 9-11, 2017 (fri-sun)  Detroit Music Weekend – arts and music festival at multiple venues in Detroit. Aretha Franklin performs on Saturday.   facebook   twitter

June 9-11, 2017 (fri-sun)  Noreast'r Music & Art Festival in Mio, MI (southeast of Gaylord). annual, has eclectic music and art, food, dancing, camping, jamming. 3 stages, continuous music morning to night. “National, regional, and Michigan acts, blues to bluegrass, country to new age, jam bands, old-time, Celtic, folk, a little rock”   facebook

June 9-11, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at Flat Rock Summer Blast at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).   facebook

June 11, 2017 (sun)  Rhythm & Blues Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Music Hall in Detroit.

June 10-25, 2017  Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival – two weeks and a new theme each June, a contingent of the world's finest chamber musicians perform in Metro Detroit.   facebook

June 16-18, 2017 (fri-sun)  Motor City Irish Fest (MCIF) at Greenmead in Livonia, MI, corner of Newburgh & 8 Mile. Bands, Irish Dance groups, Pipe and drum bands, Irish food and more.   facebook

June 16-18, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at Belleville National Strawberry Festival in Belleville, MI (west of Detroit). annual, 3 stages of live entertainment, local bands and artists, plus Strawberry Idol singing competition.

June 17, 2017 (sat)  Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival in Brethren, MI (northwest lower peninsula). 38th Annual in 2015.

TBA 2017 (thu-sat)  Kalamazoo Island Fest at Mayor's Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo (West MI). annual, Reggae music includes “international, national, regional, and local talent and is the largest celebration of the Caribbean culture in Michigan.” + facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sun)  Backpack Music Festival on Belle Isle, Detroit. annual fundraiser for Detroit area children in need of school supplies.

June 22-25, 2017 (thu-sun)  Electric Forest annual outdoor music festival in Rothbury, MI, at the Double JJ Ranch. about 90 local and national music acts, many music genres. camping available.   facebook

June 22-25, 2017 (thu-sun)  Cedar Polka Fest in Cedar, MI (northwest Michigan). annual four-day party with food, drink, polka music and dancing.   facebook

June 22-25, 2017 (thu-sun)  Music at St. Stan's A.C. Polish Festival in Bay City, MI (East/Mid Michigan). Polish Music live bands at Michigan's largest Polish   facebook

June 26 - July 4, 2017  Corktown Strut festival in Corktown Detroit. Music arts food, more than 60 music performers in about 16 venues, food from neighborhood restaurants.   facebook   twitter

June 29 - July 2, 2017 (thu-sun)  Electric Forest (2nd weekend) outdoor music festival in Rothbury, MI. about 90 local and national music acts, many music genres. camping available.   facebook

June 29 - July 2, 2017 (thu-sun)  Stars and Stripes Festival at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Music performances by national and local bands, plus carnival rides, fireworks, art, more.   facebook

June 30 - July 1, 2017 (fri-sat)  JuneGrass Bluegrass Music Festival in Lowell, MI (West Michigan). Band Scramble, Workshops, 50/50 Drawings, guitar raffle, plenty of jamming, camping available.

June 30, 2017 (fri)  99.5 WYCD Hoedown at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Annual country music fest, Lady Antebellum headlines.  WYCD Hoedown   facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sat)  Muskegon Rockstock in Muskegon, MI (western Michigan) at Heritage Landing. Annual huge party complete with live music, food and drinks.   facebook

July 1-8, 2017 (sat-sat)  Music at National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI (northwest lower peninsula), features performances by nationally known headliners.

July 6-9, 2017 (thu-sun)  Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit), at Civic Center Park. Annual, features Free concerts all weekend, plus Carnival rides and games, Firework Display, much more.   facebook

July 6-9, 2017 (thu-sun)  Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI. annual event features national musical performers on two main stages each night. Headline shows will spotlight numerous contemporary musical formats. A variety of local, regional and other national performers on other stages provide non-stop music throughout the Festival.

July 7-8, 2017 (fri-sat)  Michigan Elvisfest in Ypsilanti. annual, one of the largest Elvisfest Concerts in North America. This not a contest but a true concert with spectacular performances by the best professional Elvis Tribute Artists in North America.   facebook

July 7-9, 2017 (fri-sun)  Blissfest in Harbor Springs, MI (northwest tip of lower peninsula). Annual celebration of music, culture, art and community featuring diverse and innovative folk and roots music, world music, and dance. All ages event also has a juried arts and crafts show.

July 7-9, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at American Polish Festival & Craft Show at the American-Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights, MI (north of Detroit). Live Polka Music, dancing and dancers, Polish/American Cuisine, more. Annually draws thousands of people.

TBA 2017 (thu-sat)  Kalamazoo Blues Festival (KBF) in Kalamazoo, MI (West Michigan). annual, held at the Arcadia Festival Site. approx 20+ acts, national and regional talent.   facebook

July 12-16, 2017 (wed-sun)  Concert of Colors annual Diversity Festival in Midtown Detroit. Free Admission, multiple venues.

July 13-15, 2017 (thur-sat)  Music at River Raisin Festival in Blissfield, MI. annual.

July 16, 2017 (sun)  Michigan Jazz Festival in Livonia at Schoolcraft College (west of Detroit). annual event the 3rd Sunday in July features lots of great straight ahead jazz, no smooth or crossover stuff.   facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sat)  Crash Detroit - Festival of Street Bands and Art at various locations in Detroit.

TBA  Traverse City Music Festival in Traverse City, MI.  facebook

TBA  The Hustle Load Music Festival in Flint, MI.  facebook

July 20-22, 2017 (thu-sat)  Beaver Island Music Festival (BIMF) on Beaver Island, near Charlevoix. annual, promotes variety and tradition of all music and art. camping available.

July 21-23, 2017 (fri-sun)  Faster Horses Festival annual country music festival and camping at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. 2017 features The Charlie Daniels Band, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, many more.   facebook

July 21-23, 2017 (fri-sun)  Dunesville Music Festival in Lake Ann, MI (northwest Michigan). annual Dunesville Bluegrass, Folk and Roots Music Festival.   facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sun)  Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival in Marquette, MI (U.P.). annual, “features traditional-music styles that include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues and folk, including singer/songwriter, and dance.” Nationally known, regional and local performers.

TBA 2017 (sat-sun)  AquaPalooza on Lake St. Clair, MI. “the largest on-the-water concert held on Lake St. Clair. Held off the shores of Belle Maer Harbor, event is accessible by water only.”

July 23-29, 2017 (sun-sat)  Marshall Bluegrass Festival in Marshall, MI, at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. annual, Michigan's Largest Jamming Festival!, camp sites available.

July 27-29, 2017 (thu-sat)  Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair in Sterling Heights, MI (just north of Detroit). annual, has “Arts & Crafts Fair, a variety of music including jazz, blues, folk and Top 40 entertainment, family midway, more. Bret Michaels July 29th.”   facebook

July 27-29, 2017 (thu-sat)  Sounds & Sights Festival in Chelsea, MI. Annual event features live music, social tent, indie art market, classic car show, kidzone, more.

July 28-30, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair, MI (northeast of Detroit). annual, Free Admission, combines Offshore Boat Racing with National Recording artists and draws over 100,000 visitors annually.

July 29-30, 2017 (sat-sun)  Mo Pop Festival at West Riverfront Park in Detroit. outdoor event, approx 21 bands, plus beer garden, food trucks, craft bazaar, Mo Tech, vintage video games arcade.   facebook

August 3-5, 2017 (thu-sat)  Milan Bluegrass Festival in Milan, MI (lower Southeast MI). Annual. camping available.   facebook

August 3-6, 2017 (thu-sun)  Woodtick Music Festival in the U.P. (upper peninsula). 2 stages, approx 30 bands, bluegrass country rock blues folk. annual.   facebook

August 4-6, 2017 (fri-sun)  Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival in Brighton, MI.

August 5, 2017 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI. held several times a year  facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sat)  Port Sanilac Blues Festival in Port Sanilac, MI.

TBA 2017 (sat)  Memphis Blues Festival Michigan in Memphis, MI (about an hour's drive northeast of Detroit). Annual, Free Admission, approximately 12 blues performers.  facebook

TBA 2017 (sat-sun)  Jazz on the River in Trenton, MI, south of Detroit at Elizabeth Park. annual event, Free Admission.   facebook

TBA 2017  Detroit Black Music Awards (DBMA) in Detroit.   facebook

TBA 2017 (thu-sun)  River Raisin Jazz Festival in Monroe, MI (lower Southeast MI) at St. Mary's Park. annual, “one of the Great Lakes Region's largest & best FREE Jazz festivals, more than 50,00 visitors in attendance each year.”   facebook

August 9-12, 2017 (wed-sat)  Unity Christian Music Festival in Muskegon, MI. Annual.   facebook

August 10-12 & August 17-19, 2017 (thu-sat)  Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest in Frankenmuth (Mid-MI). annual, two weekends, 6 days of music events featuring about 14 of the nations top polka bands.   facebook

August 10-13, 2017 (thu-sun)  Farmfest in Johannesburg (northern lower peninsula). Annual with Michigan folk-spirited acts, traditional folk and bluegrass to modern reggae and folk-flavored rock'n'roll. Bring your instruments if you want to jam.

August 11-20, 2017  Cheeseburger in Caseville (Caseville is in Michigan's thumb). annual 10 days festival celebrates the lifestyle and music made popular by Jimmy Buffett. Carnival, Parade of Tropical Fools, Caribbean Street Dance, Live Entertainment, Vintage Motorcycle Show, Classic Car Show, Craft Show, Beautiful Baby Contest, Lots of Cheeseburgers, more.   facebook

August 11-13, 2017 (fri-sun)  Great Lakes Folk Festival (GLFF) in East Lansing, MI. annual, “a mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, authentic ethnic food, an arts marketplace, and many special activities for kids and their companions.”

August 11-13, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at Milford Memories Summer Festival in Milford, MI (northwest of Detroit). annual, live music entertainment and lots of events, over 200,000 attendees.

TBA 2017 (fri-sat)  Cowpie Music Festival at Shagbark Farm in Alaska, MI. annual, lots of bands and musicians, multiple music genres, plus campsites, vendors, 5K Run, more.   facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sun)  Grand Marais Music and Arts Festival in Grand Marais, MI, in the U.P. (upper peninsula). Music, food, crafts. Annual event with bluegrass, blues, classic rock, Americana, rockabilly, jazz/rock, acoustic, more. on-site camping available.   facebook

TBA 2017 (sat)  Dirt Fest in Downtown Pontiac, MI. annual music fest, multi-genres, lots of music performances.   facebook

TBA 2017   Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, MI. all ages event presented by   facebook

TBA 2017 (sat-sun)  Music Fest 4 Vets music festival in Metro Detroit, Proceeds go to U.S. Veterans in need. Public, all ages, variety live entertainment. Annually about 100 Musicians donate performances in support of Veterans!   facebook    twitter

TBA 2017(thu-sat)  Midwest Fest at Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. Annual with hip hop, indie, electronic, more.   facebook

August 17-19, 2017 (thu-sat)  Square Dance Convention at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Dearborn in Detroit. annual.

August 18-20, 2017 (fri-sun)  Hoxeyville Music Festival in Wellston, MI. annual, set on 85+ acres of pristine farmland and surrounded by natural hardwoods within the Manistee National Forest. Bluegrass and roots music, two stages featuring national touring artists and Michigan talent.   facebook

TBA 2017 (sat)  Mad Decent Block Party Detroit in Detroit. all ages, electronic and hip hop music.   facebook

TBA 2017 (sat)  Roots Music Festival on Harsens Island in east Michigan.  facebook

TBA 2017 (sun)  Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert – in Dearborn, MI, at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.    facebook

TBA 2017 (thu-sun)  Midland Folk Music Festival in Midland, MI (Mid Michigan) at the Midland County Fairgrounds. A gathering of traditional folk musicians from all levels of play, folk enthusiasts, traditional dancers. “Join in the fun as we play, laugh, learn, listen, camp, perform, dance, sing, teach, learn, buy, trade and sell! Lots of jamming and open stage opportunities.”

TBA 2017 (fri-sat)  Microbrew & Music Festival in Traverse City, MI. annual, lots of musicians, many breweries, craft brew flavors, food vendors.

August 25-27, 2017 (fri-sun)  Blues By The Bay in East Tawas, MI (East Michigan). Annual blues festival.   facebook

August 25-27, 2017 (fri-sun)  Porcupine Mountains Music Festival in the U.P. (upper peninsula) in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Annual festival features “folk, blues, bluegrass and contemporary music from top-class nationally touring artists as well as up and coming Michigan artists. Over 30 artists, outdoor stages.”   facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sun)  Sun Dried Music Festival in Mason, MI (near Lansing). Annual, free Admission, a variety of musical performances from rock, jazz, blues, latin jazz, salsa, and country.   facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at Ypsilanti Heritage Festival at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). Free Admission, 4 stages, approx 24 bands. Also has Beer Garden, arts and crafts, food, more.   facebook

TBA 2017 (sat)  Great Lakes Gathering - Irish Festival at First Merit Bank Event Park in Saginaw, MI. Irish music and cultural festival.

TBA 2017 (sat)  FOXFEST Music & Art Festival at The Tangent Gallery/Hastings St. Ballroom in Detroit. Female-fronted Detroit rock bands and women artists, proceeds benefit local women's groups. info: 313-886-7860

TBA 2017 (sat-sun)  Music at Hazel Park Art Fair in Hazel Park, MI. annual, Free Admission, approx 18 music artists, plus visual art/artisans.   facebook

TBA  Mack and Third in Detroit. Kem's former event.  facebook   twitter

September 1-4, 2017 (fri-mon)  Arts, Beats & Eats (Ford Arts, Beats & Eats) in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit). annual summer festival celebrating art, music, cuisine and humanity. More than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants, plus international, regional and local attractions.”   facebook

September 1-4, 2017 (fri-mon)  Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverfront. annual, Free Admission, several stages, features Jazz & crossover music.   facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sun)  Marquette Area Blues Fest in Marquette, MI (U.P., upper peninsula).  – Annual Blues Festival includes main performances, music workshops, dance workshops, festival after party.

TBA 2017 (sat)  Thumbfest - Acoustic Music Festival in Lexington, MI (in Michigan's Thumb). annual, free Admission, a wide range of acoustic music. There are workshops, jam sites, dance hall, song circles, children's stage area, crafts and a Hootenanny. Bring your instrument, lawn chairs and singing voice.   facebook

TBA 2017 (sat-mon)  Music at Hamtramck Labor Day Festival in Hamtramck, MI. annual, live music on three stages. Event also has Carnival, beer, food tents, and Polish Day Parade.   facebook

September 8-9, 2017 (fri-sat)  Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival in Brighton, MI (northwest of Detroit). annual, Free Admission. “Each year, thousands of people experience the tastiest of barbecue, the smoothest of jazz and the bluest of blues, washing it all down with ice cold beverages from the beer and wine garden!”   facebook

September 8-10, 2017 (fri-sun)  Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, MI (Mid Michigan). annual, 160-acre festival site, impromptu jam sessions, instrument and dance workshops, juried arts and crafts show, children's activities, teen and young adult activities, more.

TBA 2017 (sat)  Music at Dally in the Alley in Detroit. annual, 4 stages featuring many styles of music, plus a local artists gallery.   facebook

September 14-17, 2017 (fri-sun)  Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon (West Michigan). annual, live music, 3 stages, an Irish Pub, Market vendors, cultural activities, more.   facebook

September 15-17, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at Flat Rock Riverfest at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).   facebook

September 15-16, 2017 (fri-sat)  Michigan BluesFest 2017 in Lansing. Annual Free blues festival with national, regional, and local acts.   facebook

September 16-17, 2016 (fri-sat)  FallFest Camp & Jam (Bluegrass) in Lowell, MI (west Michigan) at the Kent County Fairgrounds. annual, Free Admission, band scramble, workshops, more. camping available.

September 16-18, 2016 (fri-sun)  Music at DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, has music, art, food.   facebook

September 23-24, 2016 (fri-sat)  Music at Oktoberfest West Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). “Annual celebration of German heritage & traditions featuring German music, beers, food, more.

October 2, 2016 (sat)  Annual Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest in New Boston, MI (southwest of Detroit). Contestants must play a waltz, a schottische, a jig and a reel in a manner suitable to Michigan old-time dancing. Contest is part of the Huron Township Applefest.

October 7, 2017 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI. held several times a year  facebook

October 8, 2016 (sat)  Annual WHFR Record Show at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI. WHFR 89.3 FM record show features wide variety of vendors selling vinyl, cds, tapes, videos, movies, music memorabilia, more. Plus there will be door prizes, give-aways and more.

October 13-16, 2016 (thu-sun)  Mackinac Island Songwriterʼs Workshop on Mackinac Island, MI. Sharpening and adding to your skills not only as a songwriter, but also the marketing/promotion of your songs, recording, and basic musical arranging knowledge.

October 19-22, 2016 (wed-sat)  Detroit BMI Singer Songwriter Series at Hockeytown Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, Detroit Institute of Music Education, Fox Theatre. Acoustic performances by Uncle Kracker, Hunter Hayes, LoCash, Joe Nichols, and more.

October 21-22, 2016 (fri-sat)  Big Country Fest in Frankenmuth, MI. annual, indoors. Bands, Beer, Mixed Drinks, Mechanical Bull, BBQ, Line Dancing, more.

October 26-29, 2016 (wed-sat)  Edgefest 20th Annual in Ann Arbor, MI. annual Jazz and Creative Music festival takes place at several venues. Edgefest reaches out beyond the concert hall with Fringe at the Edge performances, public discussions, workshops and school residencies.

October 30, 2016 (sun)  Detroit Blues Challenge Finals – at Callahan's in Auburn Hills, MI. Detroit Blues Society annual competition, winners representing Detroit Area go to the IBC (International Blues Challenge) in Memphis, TN.   2016 facebook   IBC info

TBA 2017  Fall Metal Fest at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI (northeast of Detroit). Annual, approx 20 bands, ages 18+.

November 3-13, 2016   Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters in Harbor Springs (northwest tip of lower peninsula). Annual event presented by Springfed Arts, retreat is open to all songwriters, their friends and family. Write a song, inspirational talk/presentations, discussions on craft/creative process, open mic/song swaps, one on one sessions, food.

November 5, 2016 (sat)  Handgrenades Tunnels CD Release Party at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI, wsg Spit Spot.  F

November 12, 2016 (sat)  Dueling Tribute Concert: Bob Seger vs Bruce Springsteen at 59West in Highland, MI. Tributesville event features retired WCSX personality John O'Leary as master of ceremonies and the dueling tribute bands: Lookin' Back and The Boss Revue. Halftime show features impersonators of Stevie Nicks and Ronnie James Dio.   facebook

November 12, 2016 (sat)  Echo Fest at Magic Stick in Detroit. psychedelic, experimental, and stoner rock.  facebook

November 15, 2016 (tue)  DMAF 2017 Kick-Off Networking Event at Greektown Casino Hotel in Detroit. Detroit Music Awards Foundation annual kick-off party & networking event, and announcing date of the 2017 Awards.   facebook

November 27, 2016 (sun)  Thornetta Davis Honest Woman CD Release Celebration at Music Hall in Detroit. Detroit's Queen of the Blues Thornetta Davis with special guests.

TBA 2017 (sat)  Annual Noel Night in Midtown Detroit. Horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts, performances by local music, theatre, and dance groups. Festivities culminate with a community sing-along.

December 2, 2017 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI. held several times a year  facebook

December 3, 2016 (sat)  Rockin' For A Match Concert and Bone Marrow Drive at Patrick J's Irish Pub in Berkley, MI. Blood cancers awareness event features music performances.   facebook

December 4, 2016 (sun)  Rock 4 Tots - No Child Without A Christmas at Rayz in Clinton Township, MI. annual event.   facebook  – About 24 bands/musicians, proceeds benefit The Clinton Township Goodfellows No Child Without A Christmas.

December 16, 2016 (fri)  Home for the Holidaze at Cadieux Cafe in Detroit. Static's Songwriter Showcase & Charity Drive annual event.

December 25, 2016 (sunday)  ChristmasWe Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 31, 2016 (saturday night)  New Year's Eve Parties throughout all Michigan. Enjoy Great Music Entertainment!

Upcoming CD Release Parties, Record and Album Release Parties

March 25, 2017 (sat)  Joey Farner & The Tribe CD Release Party at the Magic Stick in Detroit, MI. special guest Mark Farner, plus Jody Raffoul, The Reefermen.   facebook   fb-event

March 25, 2017 (sat)  Five Pound Snap White Birch Lakes Album Release Party at P.L.A.V. POST #10 in Hamtramck, MI. wsg The Kickstand Band, Market, Gray/Bliss Music, Martez the DJ.  fb-event

March 30-31, April 1, 2017 (thu-sat) Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers Pluto CD Release Weekend – March 30+31 at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, April 1st at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids.   facebook

April 14, 2017 (fri)  Flint Eastwood Broke Royalty EP Release Show at the Fisher Building in Detroit. wsg Tunde Olaniran, Syblyng, Michigander.   fb-event

April 28, 2017 (fri)  White Shag Album Release Party at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI.  facebook  fb-event

May 27, 2017 (sat)  Gillihan Roots CD Release Party at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI. wsg Loco Joe, Eric DeLuca, Shelley Beth Miller, Wicked Nixon.  facebook   fb-event


Rockin' on the Riverfront Summer Concerts – Detroit, MI – Annual, Free Admission classic rock concerts at the GM Riverfront Plaza (back of GM Renaissance Center) in Downtown Detroit, a collaboration with WCSX.

Sonic Lunch - Ann Arbor, MI – annual. Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch is a Free outdoor summer concert series at Liberty Plaza on Thursdays at lunch time from June to August.

New Center Park Concerts and Music Nights – Detroit, MI – annual. June to September. Some events are free, some charge admission.

Chene Park Jazz Series – Detroit, MI – June 11 to August 13, 2014. Rain or shine, all patrons require a ticket.

Friday Night Concert Series – Northville, MI – All Concerts are Free. annual, end of May to end of August.

Music in the Park - Plymouth, MI – Annual. Wednesdays during summer in Kellogg Park.  facebook

Music in the Parks - Flint, MI – Annual. Four Free Concerts in July and August.

White Crow Conservatory of Music Concert Series - Saginaw, MI – It also has workshops, festivals and special events throughout the year.

Manitou Music Festival (MMF) Concert Series - Leelanau County – Annual in July and August, in the Northwest Lower Peninsula. various types of music.

Scarab Club Music Events - Detroit, MI – various throughout the year.  facebook

Ten Pound Fiddle Concert and Dance Series – Lansing, MI – contra and square dances, all are taught, callers call out the moves to a live band.

Bach Festival of Kalamazoo Concert Series – in Kalamazoo (Southwest MI). Annual, in or near April.

MAMA's Coffee House Concert Series – Bloomfield Hills, MI – Winter/Spring and Fall series. It's a nonprofit organization and a production of Michigan Acoustic Musicians Alliance (MAMA) and Birmingham Unitarian Church.

Music in the Park Summer Concert Series - Mackinac Island, MI – annual. June to August. Concerts are free, presented by the Mackinac Arts Council.


Find More Events

Fusion Shows – in Michigan at venues from Detroit to Grand Rapids. Shows feature local and regional independent music artists, various genres.

Detroit Area Blues Events – throughout the year. one continually updated page of event dates, location, artists, and contact info listed by the Detroit Blues Society (DBS). also see DBS Official Events.

Detroit Blues Society Youth Challenge – annual, bands/musicians must be under 21 in age. Winning act moves on to represent Detroit at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN.  details

Michigan Shows – list of Festivals and Music

Michigan Festival Schedule – continually updated list with event links, dates.

Metro Times – List of Music Events – in metro Detroit. performers, events at bars and venues. searchable.

Playing Here – Michigan – local music calendar arranged by city & venue on

Flint Area and Genesee County Music Events – list includes dates, descriptions, event links. – their list of festivals includes all of the upper peninsula and northern Wisconson.

Fusicology Detroit Events – underground, house, freestyle, soul ...

Frankenmuth Festivals – in Frankenmuth (Mid-MI).

Cranbrook Music Guild – in Bloomfield Hills, MI. classical/chamber music events.

Jam Nights and Open Mic

Jazz Events and Jams in Mid Michigan – listed by the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan (JAMM).

Open Jam Nights Facebook Group – Metro Detroit and Michigan – “Local Places where Musicians and anyone can go to and Listen or Participate in and Show their Talent or just wanna cut loose and meet new friends who love to do the same.”

Open Mic Nights – Michigan – listed on

Acoustic Jam Night at Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center – First and Third Tuesday of every month, year round, for beginner and experienced alike. It has become a community gathering with upwards of 35 Michigan musicians playing at any given time, a mix of old gospel, country, bluegrass, and folk music. Cost is $4 each (kids 12 & under are free).

EVENT SUBMISSIONS info for several Music Events in Michigan

Except for specific submission pages below, if you want to perform at events listed on this page, visit event websites for application/submission pages or to contact them directly to get details on who books their entertainment.

Arts, Beats & Eats – submissions usually start in February. Over 200 music performances, many stages.

Stars & Stripes Festival, Uncle Sam Jam, St. Clair Riverfest, Harley Fest, Rocking on the Riverfront. submissions usually starting mid-February.

WYCD Hoedown Detroit / Local Band Submission – country music fest, submissions usually accepted starting in February.

Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair– musical act submissions usually start in September for the next year.

Hamtramck Music Festival – bands and musicians located in Michigan can submit to perform.

Music Fest 4 Vets - Supports U.S. Veterans in Need – mainstream variety live entertainment summer event in Metro Detroit. entertainment Donate their performances to support Vets. No submission fee.


Metro Times Blowout – former annual music fest in metro Detroit. It existed for 18 years, last in 2015.   facebook   twitter

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