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Music Events, Music Festivals in Detroit and Michigan

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Upcoming Concerts in Detroit and Michigan 2017-2018

The Chainsmokers – December 15 at The Fillmore Detroit.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas – December 16 at Fox Theatre.
The Spinners – December 16 at Michael A. Guido Theater.
98 Degrees – December 17 at Sound Board.
Xscape – December 21 at Little Caesars Arena.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) – December 23 at Little Caesars Arena.
Bret Michaels – December 27 at Sound Board.
Chris Brown and others – December 28 at Little Caesars Arena.
Pretty Lights – December 28 + 29 at The Fillmore Detroit.
Rick Springfield – December 29 at Sound Board.
The Killers – January 15 at Masonic Temple Detroit.
Shakira – January 22 at Little Caesars Arena.
Walk The Moon – January 24 at The Fillmore Detroit.
Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, more – February 22 at Van Andel Arena.
P!NK – March 25 at Little Caesars Arena.
Lorde – March 28 at Little Caesars Arena.
Shania Twain – June 15 at Little Caesars Arena.
Kenny Chesney – August 4 at Ford Field.
Taylor Swift – August 28 at Ford Field.
Maroon 5 – September 30 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 1-4, 2018 (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 21, 2018 (sat)  Record Store Day 2018 – 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 to May 12, 2018 (next year)  Gilmore Keyboard Festival in west Michigan. held every other year. Two weeks of keyboard performances across West Michigan. Concerts, recitals, chamber music performances, lectures, master classes, and film.   facebook

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

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 10, 2017 (sat)  94.7 WCSX 2nd Annual Summer BBQ at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI. The Romantics headline.   fb-event

June 10, 2017 (sat)  Currents Music Festival at The LaFontaine Family Amphitheater in Central Park, Milford, MI. 11 bands, variety of genres. Music free admission, Beer Garden $2 cover.   facebook   fb-event

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

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 (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.  facebook

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

Kalamazoo Island Fest – dissolved indefinitely (see details).  facebook

TBA 2017 (fri-sun)  Backpack Music Festival on Belle Isle, Detroit.

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

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 23-25, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at Detroit River Days (GM River Days) in Detroit. Freddie Jackson, The Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley, 112, Ann Wilson of Heart, more.

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)  Music at Stars and Stripes Festival at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. 2017 has Rick Springfield, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, Fuel and more, plus carnival rides, fireworks, art, more.   facebook

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

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 3-4, 2017 (mon-tue)  Muskegon Rockstock at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI (western Michigan). Annual huge party with live music, food and drinks.   facebook

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.

July 8, 2017 (sat)  Rubo Fest in Detroit. Rubo Music Solutions annual music fest. Non-profit org promotes music education for youth.  facebook   twitter

July 10, 2017 (mon)  Vans Warped Tour Battle of The Bands at The Shelter in Detroit.

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

July 14-16, 2017 (fri-sun)  Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza. Annual, free admission, over 30 music artists each year, national and local.

July 14-16, 2017 (fri-sun)  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 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

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 21-22, 2017 (fri-sat)  Crash Detroit - Festival of Street Bands and Art at various locations in Detroit.

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

July 21-23, 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.”   facebook

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 26-27, 2017 (wed-thu)  Detroit Island Music Festival on Belle Isle in Detroit. War, Bobby Rush & friends, more.   facebook

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, 2017 (fri)  Detroit Rocks for D.d. benefit at PJ's Lager House in Detroit. Five Detroit rock bands will perform to help D.d. Kethman in her fight against cancer.  fb-event

July 28-30, 2017 (fri-sun)  Great Lakes Food, Art & Music Festival at Campus Martius Park in Detroit.   facebook

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

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

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

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

TBA  AquaPalooza on Lake St. Clair, MI.

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)  Charivari Detroit Electronic Dance Music Festival in Detroit at West Riverfront Park, presenting the greatest assembly of Detroit based electronic dance music artists.

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

TBA 2018   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

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

August 5, 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

August 5-6, 2017 2017 (sat-sun)  Jazz on the River in Trenton, MI, south of Detroit at Elizabeth Park. annual event, Free Admission.   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 10-12, 2017 (fri-sat)  Cowpie Music Festival at Shagbark Farm in Alaska, MI (near Grand Rapids). annual, lots of bands and musicians, multiple music genres, plus campsites, vendors, 5K Run, more.   facebook

August 10-13, 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 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 11-12, 2017 (fri-sat)  Microbrew & Music Festival in Traverse City, MI. annual, lots of musicians, many breweries, craft brew flavors, food vendors.

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)  Ribs and R&B Music Festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza. Midnight Star headlines on Sunday.

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.

August 11-13, 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

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

August 19, 2017 (sat)  Blissfield Bluegrass on the River in Blissfield, MI. A Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association event.   fb-event

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

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

TBA 2017 (thu-sat)  Midwest Fest – annual with hip hop, indie, electronic, more. 10th in 2017 expected to the last one  facebook

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

August 24-27, 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.”

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

August 25-27, 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

August 25-27, 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

August 26, 2017 (sat)  Michigan Metal Fest in Battle Creek, MI. 40 Bands, 4 stages, food, more.  facebook

TBA 2017 (sat)  FOXFEST Music & Art Festival Detroit. Female-fronted Detroit rock bands and women artists, proceeds benefit local women's groups.

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

September 1-3, 2017 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.

September 2, 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

September 2-4, 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.

September 9, 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 15-16, 2017 (fri-sat)  FallFest Camp & Jam (Bluegrass) at Baldwin Oaks Campground in Hudsonville, MI (west Michigan). annual, Free Admission, band scramble, workshops, more.

September 16, 2017 (sat)  Night Nation Run - Detroit The World's first Running Music Festival – at Hazel Park Raceway in Hazel Park, MI. “Run, walk, skip or dance, a musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, and celebration for the lover of Electronic Dance Music.” EDM DJs, guest celebrity performers.

September 22-23, 2017   Audiotree Music Festival (ATMF) in Kalamazoo, MI. all ages event presented by   facebook

September 22-24, 2017 (fri-sun)  Tommystock music festival in Lake Orion, MI. annual.   facebook

September 22-24, 2017 (fri-sun)  Music at DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, has music, art, food.   facebook

September 29-30, 2017 (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 7, 2017 (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

skipping 2017 (TBA 2018)  Mackinac Island Songwriter's Workshop on Mackinac Island, MI.

October 13, 2017 (fri)  DOP (Live) at The Works in Detroit. Also performing are four electronic artists from Detroit.  fb-event

October 17-21, 2017 (tue-sat)  Edgefest - 21st 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 18-23, 2017 (wed-mon)  Detroit A Go Go in Detroit at Hotel St Regis and Bert's Market Place. A major event celebrating the best in Northern Soul and Motown Music featuring live performances and djs, see website for list of performers.   facebook

October 20-21, 2017 (fri-sat)  Big Country Fest in Frankenmuth, MI. annual, indoors. Bands, Beer, Mixed Drinks, Mechanical Bull, BBQ, Line Dancing, more.

October 21, 2017 (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 29, 2017 (sun)  Detroit Blues Challenge Finals 2017 – 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

November 2-12, 2017   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.

TBA 2017 (sat)  Echo Fest at Magic Stick in Detroit. psychedelic, experimental, and stoner rock.  facebook

TBA 2017 (tue)  DMAF 2018 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

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

TBA 2017 (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

TBA 2017 (sun)  Rock 4 Tots - No Child Without A Christmas at Rayz in Clinton Township, MI. annual event, about 24 bands/musicians, proceeds benefit The Clinton Township Goodfellows No Child Without A   facebook

TBA 2017 (fri)  Home for the Holidaze at Cadieux Cafe in Detroit. Static's Songwriter Showcase & Charity Drive annual event.

December 25, 2017 (monday)  ChristmasWe Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 31, 2017 (sunday night)  New Year's Eve Parties throughout all Michigan. Enjoy Great Music Entertainment!

CD Record Album Release Parties by Michigan Music Artists

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

June 24, 2017 (sat)  No Resolve Unity CD Release Party at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI. wsg Eva Under Fire, Here We Harbour, Without End.   fb-event

Music Video Shoots of Michigan Music Artists

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May 27, 2017 (sat)  Reign's Music Video Shoot for THE QUICKENING at Maidstone Theatre in Ypsilanti, MI.   fb-event

Concert Series and Music Series in Michigan

Rockin' on the Riverfront Summer Concert Series - Detroit, MI – Annual, Free Admission, classic rock concerts at the GM Riverfront Plaza.   facebook

Sonic Lunch - Ann Arbor, MI – annual Free outdoor summer concert series on Thursdays at lunch time.

Concerts / Music Nights at New Center Park - Detroit, MI – Annual during summer, some are free, some charge admission.

Chene Park Jazzy Night Series - Detroit, MI – Wednesdays during summer.

Friday Night Concert Series - Northville, MI – Annual, June through August, various genres, concerts are Free.

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

Music in the Park - Mackinac Island, MI – annual summer concert series.

Manitou Music Festival Summer Concerts - Leelanau County – Annual, in northwest lower peninsula.

White Crow Conservatory of Music Monthly/Annual Acoustic Events - Saginaw, MI

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

Kalamazoo Bach Festival Season Concert Series - Kalamazoo, MI – Annual in southwest MI.

Ten Pound Fiddle Folk Music Concerts and Contra Dances - Lansing, MI   facebook


Find More Events

Detroit Area Blues Events – updated throughout the year, list has event dates, location, artists, and contact info listed by the Detroit Blues Society. click Blues Performances on DBS website.   facebook

Detroit Blues Society Blues Challenge - Annual – “The Finals winner in each division will walk away with expense money to travel to Memphis to the IBC's and a prize package. You will be the official representative of the Detroit Blues Society, competing against over 150 acts from all over the world, plus you will be playing for THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE in Blues music.”

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

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

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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