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20 Monroe Live
in Grand Rapids, MI

Andiamo Celebrity Showroom

Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre

Comerica Park

Diesel Concert Lounge

Dow Event Center

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fillmore Detroit

Flagstar Strand Theatre

Ford Field

Fox Theatre

GM Rockin on Riverfront

Huntington Event Park

Kerrytown Concert House

Little Caesars Arena

Machine Shop

Magic Bag

Majestic Theatre

Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Michael A. Guido Theater

Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

Michigan Theater

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Saint Andrews Hall
and The Shelter

Sound Board
MotorCity Casino Hotel

The Ark

The Crofoot Ballroom

The Intersection

The Masonic
(Masonic Temple Theater Detroit)

Token Lounge

Van Andel Arena
in Grand Rapids, MI

Music Events, Music Festivals in Detroit and Michigan

2021 in-person music events now getting listed, even if Gov Whitmer only allows 25% capacity. Online/virtual music events won't get listed here (except Detroit Music Awards 2021).

Beware: from March 2020 through April 2021 and beyond, Democrat Gov Whitmer is still using police-state enforcement of no end in sight in-person events restrictions.

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Upcoming Concerts in Detroit and Michigan 2021

concerts are getting scheduled for 2021, most starting in June.
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2021 Music Festivals and Music Events in Michigan

NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

TBA January, 2022 (sat)  Jill Jack Annual Birthday Bash at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. Acoustic, annual event.  theark.org    www.jilljack.com

TBA January, 2022 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI.  facebook

TBA January, 2022 (sat)  Lansing Record and CD Show at Quality Inn University in Lansing, MI. Dealers from 4 states, find LP's, Cd's, 45's, DVD's and other music related items!  facebook

TBA January, 2022 (sun)  Ann Arbor Monster Record and CD Show at Weber's Inn in Ann Arbor, MI. Huge vinyl record and CD show with 60 dealer tables and dealers from 4 states!  facebook

TBA January, 2022 (thu-sat)  Michigan Music Conference (MMC) Virtual in 2021 - in Grand Rapids, MI. Annual conference features students performances, sessions for in-service and pre-service teachers, professional development clinics, hands-on technology workshops and more.  www.michiganmusicconference.org

TBA January, 2022 (fri-sun)  Sphinx Competition and Finals Concert in Detroit. annual event for Black and Latino classical string players.  www.sphinxmusic.org/sphinx-competition

TBA 2022 (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.  theark.org


NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

TBA February, 2022 (sun)  Kalamazoo Record and CD Show at Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  facebook

TBA February, 2022 (thu-sat)  Hamtramck Music Fest in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit). Audiences hop venue to venue via foot, car, or shuttle to experience live performances by over 200 local bands in 24 of Hamtramck’s bars, venues and restaurants.  hamtramckmusicfest.com   facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

March 5, 2022 (next year)  William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition (Winds & Brass in 2021 moved to 2022) – in Flint, MI. “Young artists compete for grand prize of $6,000 plus an opportunity to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra.” Annual, each year features a different category.  www.byrdartists.com

March 6, 2021 (sat)  WCSX Annual Classic Rock Swap Meet at Oakland Mall in Troy, MI. Buy, sell, trade cds lps and music memorabilia. and WCSX will be broadcasting Live.  wcsx.com/events/category/wcsx-events

TBA 2022 (sat)  Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival in Kalamazoo, MI. an online event in 2021.  www.kvcc.edu/fretboard   facebook

TBA March 2022 (sat)  Lansing Record and CD Show at Quality Inn University in Lansing, MI. Dealers from 4 states, find LP's, Cd's, 45's, DVD's and other music related items!  facebook

TBA March 2022 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI.  facebook

TBA 2022  WO-Stock Music Festival – in Holland, MI. Annual event, approx 19 bands, proceeds go to benefit students in West Africa.  www.5nproject.org/wo-stock   instagram



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

April 11, 2021 (sun)  Detroit Music Awards 30th – Streamcast Virtual event, No public in-person. normally held at The Fillmore Detroit. Big time annual Awards Ceremony & Show (local Grammy's) is all about meeting, congratulating, and celebrating our talented local musicians and producers in grand style featuring award presentations and live performances.  www.detroitmusicawards.net   facebook

April 11, 2021 (sun)  Ann Arbor Monster Record and CD Show at Weber's Inn in Ann Arbor, MI. Huge vinyl record and CD show with 60 dealer tables and dealers from 4 states!  facebook

April 25, 2021 (sun)  Kalamazoo Record and CD Show at Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  facebook

TBA 2021  Bringin' Back the 80's Festival in Frankenmuth, MI (north of Flint). annual event, proceeds go to cancer-related causes.  80sfest.org   www.frankenmuth.org/events/bringin-back-the-80s   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (sat)  Monroe Street Fair and Hash Bash April 2, 2022 in Ann Arbor, MI. annual.  monroestreetfair.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (sat)  Jake's Music Festival annual benefit concert in Grand Rapids, MI. Proceeds are donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  www.jakesmusicfestival.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (thu-sat)  North American International Banjo Convention NAIBC – at the Doubletree Hotel in Dearborn, MI.  www.naibc.org

TBA 2022  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.  www.thegilmore.org   facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

May 16, 2021 (sun)  Review Music Awards Celebration 34th Annual 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.  www.review-mag.com/awards   facebook

May 28–30, 2021 (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.  www.wheatlandmusic.org/traditional-arts-weekend

CANCELED May 2021 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.  movement.us   facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

June 11-13, 2021 (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.  motorcityirishfest.com   facebook

June 10-13, 2021 (thu-sun)  Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival in Frankenmuth, MI (Mid Michigan). Bavarian style music, German dancers, food, beer, Bavarian Parade, carnival midway, more.  www.bavarianfestival.org

June 12, 2021 (sat)  Record Store Day – annual celebration of the unique culture surrounding independently owned real, live, physical, indie record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.  recordstoreday.com

June 18-20, 2021 (fri-sun)  Music at Opa! Fest (Greek Festival) in Troy, MI (north of Detroit) at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. annual with Greek band and dancing, Greek dance performances, Greek food, more.  www.stnicholastroy.org/...   facebook

June 24-27, 2021 (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 Festivalwww.ststansacpolishfest.com   facebook

June 25-27, 2021 (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.  www.americanpolishfestival.com

June 26, 2021 (sat)  Front Porch music fest in Ferndale, MI. Musicians from around Michigan play on the front porches of Ferndale.  thefrontporchmi.com

TBA June 2021  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.  greatlakeschambermusic.org   facebook

TBA June 2021 (fri-sun)  Music at Detroit River Days in West Riverfront Park at Detroit Riverfront.  www.riverdays.com/music

TBA 2021 (thu-sat)  Fuzz Fest at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. Michigan Rock 'N' Roll.  facebook

TBA 2021 (sat)  Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival in Brethren, MI (northwest lower peninsula). Annual.  www.spiritofthewoods.org/festival.html

TBA 2021 (thu-sun)  Electric Forest annual outdoor music festival in Rothbury, MI, at the Double JJ Ranch. Local and national music acts, many music genres, camping available.  electricforestfestival.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sat)  Charlotte Bluegrass Festival at Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, MI. Stage entertainment to parking lot pickin'.  www.wmbma.org

TBA 2021 (thu-sun)  Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI. annual event features a variety of local, regional and national performers providing non-stop music on several stages throughout the festival.  www.commongroundfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sat)  JuneGrass Bluegrass Music Festival in Lowell, MI (West Michigan). Band Scramble, Workshops, 50/50 Drawings, guitar raffle, plenty of jamming, camping available.  www.wmbma.org

TBA 2021 (thu-sat)  Jackson BluesFest at the Jackson County Airport. annual event.  jacksonbluesfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (sat-sun)  Peacefest Art and Music Festival in Waterford, MI.  facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Detroit Music Weekend – arts and music festival at multiple venues in Detroit.  www.detroitmusicweekend.org   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Music at Flat Rock Summer Blast at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).  flatrockriverfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (sat)  Currents Music Festival in Milford, MI. approx 11 bands, variety of genres.   facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

July 3-10, 2021 (sat-sat)  Music at National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI (northwest lower peninsula), features performances by nationally known headliners.  www.cherryfestival.org

July 9-10, 2021 (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.  www.mielvisfest.org   facebook

July 10, 2021 (sat)  Lansing Record and CD Show at Quality Inn University in Lansing, MI. Dealers from 4 states, find LP's, Cd's, 45's, DVD's and other music related items!  facebook

July 11, 2021 (sun)  Ann Arbor Monster Record and CD Show at Weber's Inn in Ann Arbor, MI. Huge vinyl record and CD show with 60 dealer tables and dealers from 4 states!  facebook

July 15-17, 2021 (thu-sat)  Beaver Island Music Festival (BIMF) on Beaver Island, near Charlevoix. annual, promotes variety and tradition of all music and art. camping available.  bimf.net

July 16-18, 2021 (fri-sun)  Faster Horses Country Music Festival annual music and camping fest at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.  fasterhorsesfestival.com   facebook

July 23-25 2021 (fri-sun)  Dunesville Music Festival in Lake Ann, MI (northwest Michigan). annual Dunesville Bluegrass, Folk and Roots Music Festival.  www.dunesvillemusicfestival.com   facebook

July 23-31, 2021  Marshall Bluegrass Festival in Marshall, MI, at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. annual, Michigan's Largest Jamming Festival!, camp sites available.  marshallbluegrassfestival.com

July 29 - August 1, 2021 (thu-sun)  Woodtick Music Festival in the U.P. (upper peninsula). 2 stages, many bands, bluegrass country rock blues folk. annual.  www.woodtickfestival.com   facebook

July 30, 2021 (fri)  Tommystock 2021 in Lake Orion, MI. Annual outdoor summer music festival at Camp Agawam (140 acre), also available are camping, swimming, activities.  tommystock.org   facebook

July 30 - August 1, 2021 (fri-sun)  Brighton Wine Art Music Festival in Brighton, MI.  www.brightoncoc.org/festivals-farmers-market

TBA July, 2021 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI.  facebook

TBA 2021 (thu-sat)  Concerts at Muskegon Rockstock & Carnival music festival at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI (western Michigan). Annual rock benefit, carnival runs July 1-5.  www.muskegonrockstock.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (wed-sun)  Concert of Colors annual Diversity Festival in Midtown Detroit. Free Admission, multiple venues, features Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue.  www.concertofcolors.com   arabamericanmuseum.org

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Blissfest folk and roots music in Harbor Springs, MI (northwest tip of lower peninsula). Annual event featuring diverse world music, dance, juried arts and crafts show.  blissfest.org

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Music at Festa Italiana at Freedom Hill Park in Sterling Heights. Italian music and heritage.  facebook

TBA 2021 (sat)  Night Nation Run Music Festival and Fun Run in Detroit. Start and Finish inside Ford Field. Music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights, main stage after party featuring top headliner DJs.  nightnationrun.com/detroit

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Crash Detroit - Festival of Street Bands and Art at various locations in Detroit.  crashdetroit.org

TBA 2021 (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.”  www.sterling-heights.net/714/Sterlingfest   facebook

TBA 2021 (sat)  Roots Music Festival on Harsens Island in east Michigan.  facebook

TBA 2021  Charivari Detroit electronic music festival in Detroit showcasing Detroit based DJs.  charivaridetroit.com   facebook

virtual 2021  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.  www.michiganjazzfestival.org   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (fri-sun)  Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival July 22-24, 2022 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.”  hiawathamusic.org   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (sat-sun)  Mo Pop Festival July 30-31, 2022 at Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit. outdoor event, many music acts, other attractions.  mopopfestival.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (fri-sat)  Sounds & Sights Festival TBA 2022 in Chelsea, MI. Annual event features live music, social tent, indie art market, classic car show, kidzone, more.  chelseafestivals.com/festival

CANCELED 2021 (thu-sun)  Uncle Sam Jam TBA 2022 in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit), at Civic Center Park. Annual, features Free concerts, Carnival rides and games, Firework Display, food, more.  www.unclesamjamfest.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (fri-sun)  Music at St. Clair Riverfest TBA 2022 in St. Clair, MI (northeast of Detroit). 2018 features Great White, Sponge, One, plus boat races and more.  www.stclairriverfest.com

CANCELED 2021 (sat)  Michigan Metal Fest in Battle Creek, MI.  facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

August 1, 2021 (sun)  Woodtick Music Festival continues in U.P.  www.woodtickfestival.com   facebook

August 1, 2021 (sun)  Brighton Wine Art Music Festival continues in Brighton, MI.  info

August 6-8, 2021 (fri-sun)  Blue Water SandFest and Music Festival at the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park in Port Huron, MI. Master Sand Sculpting and Advanced Amateur competition/festival. Contests, local and national live music, sand sculpting demonstrations, food, more.  www.bluewatersandfest.com

August 10-14, 2021 (thu-sat)  Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest in Frankenmuth (Mid-MI). annual, two weekends (2nd August 20-22), one of polka and one of classic rock.  frankenmuthfestivals.com/summer-music-fest   facebook

August 11-14, 2021 (wed-sat)  Unity Christian Music Festival in Muskegon, MI. Annual.  unitymusicfestival.com   facebook

August 12-15, 2021 (thu-mon)  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.  www.farm-fest.com

August 13-15, 2021 (fri-sun)  Ribs and R&B Music Festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza.  www.ribsrnbmusicfestival.com

August 13-15, 2021 (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.  www.hoxeyville.com   facebook

August 13-15, 2021 (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.  www.grandmaraismichigan.com/events   facebook

August 13-22, 2021  Cheeseburger in Caseville (Caseville, MI, is in Michigan's thumb). Celebrates the lifestyle and music made popular by Jimmy Buffett, and cheeseburgers. Parade of Tropical Fools, concerts, fireworks, more.  www.casevillechamber.com/...   facebook

August 13-15, 2021 (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.  www.milfordmemories.com/entertainment

August 14, 2021 (sat)  Blissfield Bluegrass on the River in Blissfield, MI. A Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association event.  blissbluegrass.org

August 26-29, 2021 (thu-sun)  Cedar Polka Festival in Cedar, MI (northwest Michigan). annual four-day party with food, drink, polka music and dancing.  www.cedarmichigan.biz/polkafestival.htm   facebook

August 27-29, 2021 (fri-sun)  Blues By The Bay annual blues festival in East Tawas, MI (East Michigan). bluesbythebaytawas.org   facebook

August 27-29, 2021 (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.”  www.porkiesfestival.org   facebook

TBA 2021 (sat-sun)  Jazz on the River in Trenton, MI, south of Detroit at Elizabeth Park. annual event, free admission.  www.zonjic.com/pages/events

TBA 2011 (thu-sat)  Cowpie Music Festival at Shagbark Farm in Caledonia, MI (near Grand Rapids). annual, lots of bands and musicians, multiple music genres, plus campsites, vendors, 5K Run, more.  www.cowpiemusicfestival.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (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 2021 (fri-sun)  Thunder on the Iron Range Upper Michigan Music Fest in Negaunee, MI.  facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Ann Arbor Blues Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. annual, electric blues, 50th Anniversary in 2019.  www.a2bluesfestival.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sat)  Kalamazoo Blues Festival at Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo, MI (West Michigan). Anual, national and regional talent.  kvba.org   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Music at YpsiFest Ypsilanti Heritage Festival at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). Free Admission, live music, Beer Garden, arts and crafts, food, more.  ypsifest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (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.”  www.folkmusicsociety.org/p/folk-festival.html

TBA 2021 (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.  sundriedfestival.org   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (fri-sat)  Square Dance Convention August 18-20, 2022 at in Kalamazoo, MI. annual.  www.squaredance-michigan.com/convention



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

September 3-6, 2021 (fri-mon)  Arts, Beats & Eats (Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats) in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit). annual, more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, plus international, regional and local attractions, food.”  artsbeatseats.com/beatsholder   facebook

TBA 2021 (thu-mon)  Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverfront. annual, Free Admission, several stages, features Jazz & crossover music.  www.detroitjazzfest.org   facebook

TBA 2021 (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.  hamtownfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (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.  www.bluewaterfolk.org/thumbfest.html   facebook

September 10-11, 2021 (fri-sat)  Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival in Brighton, MI (northwest of Detroit). annual, award winning barbecue, local and national jazz and blues bands.  www.brightoncoc.org/brighton-smokin-jazz-barbecue-blues-festival   facebook

September 10-12, 2021 (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.  www.wheatlandmusic.org

September 25-26, 2021 (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.  www.oktoberfestgr.com/events

TBA September, 2021 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show in Livonia, MI. buy sell trade, held several times a year.  facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sat)  Michigan BluesFest in Lansing. Annual Free blues festival with national, regional, and local acts.  www.oldtownbluesfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon (West Michigan). annual, live music, 3 stages, an Irish Pub, Market vendors, cultural activities, more.  michiganirish.org   facebook

TBA 2021 (sat)  Music at Dally in the Alley in Detroit. annual, 4 stages featuring many styles of music, plus a local artists gallery.  dallyinthealley.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Marquette Area Blues Fest in Marquette, MI (upper peninsula). Annual blues festival includes main performances, music workshops, dance workshops, festival after party.  marquetteareabluessociety.org/festival-information

TBA 2021 (sun)  Dawn Farm Anniversary Jamboree in Ypsilanti, MI. Free admission, auctions, kids’ events, live music, food, more. annual fundraiser for Dawn Farm which provides professional care for those with alcohol and other drug problems.  www.dawnfarm.org/event/dawn-farm-jamboree   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Music at Flat Rock Riverfest at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).  flatrockriverfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sat)  Michigan BluesFest in Lansing. Annual Free blues festival with national, regional, and local acts.  www.oldtownbluesfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sat)  FallFest Camp & Jam (bluegrass & acoustic) at Kent County Fairgrounds in Lowell, MI (west Michigan). camping, jams, workshops, play music, listen to music and more. annual, Free Admission.  www.wmbma.org

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Music at DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, has music, art, food.  www.ferndalediy.com/music-1   facebook


NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

October 1-2, 2021 (fri-sat)  Big Country Fest in Frankenmuth, MI. annual with bands, beer, line dancing, food trucks, more.  bigcountryfest.com

October 17, 2021 (sun)  Kalamazoo Record and CD Show at Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  facebook

October 24, 2021 (sun)  Ann Arbor Monster Record and CD Show at Weber's Inn in Ann Arbor, MI. Huge vinyl record and CD show with 60 dealer tables and dealers from 4 states!  facebook

TBA 2021 (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.  huronapplefest.com/fiddlers-contest

TBA 2021 tue-sat)  Edgefest 2021 in Ann Arbor, MI. Annual award­winning annual avant­garde jazz and creative new music festival held at several venues.  www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/...edgefest

TBA 2021 (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.  www.whfr.fm/recordshow

NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

November 4-14, 2021   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, more.  springfed.org

November 6, 2021 (sat)  Lansing Record and CD Show at Quality Inn University in Lansing, MI. Dealers from 4 states, find LP's, Cd's, 45's, DVD's and other music related items!  facebook

TBA 2021 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show in Livonia, MI. buy sell trade, held several times a year.  facebook

TBA 2021 (sat)  Rockin' For A Match charity concert and bone marrow drive at Norm's Field of Dreams in Troy, MI. FREE admission, raffles, 50/50, live music, live auction, silent auction, join the registry, more.  www.rockinforamatch.org   facebook

TBA December 2021 (sat)  Annual Noel Night in Midtown Detroit. Horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts, local music, theatre, dance groups, shopping.  www.noelnight.org

December 12, 2021 (sun)  Kalamazoo Record and CD Show at Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  facebook

December 25, 2021 (saturday)  ChristmasWe Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 31, 2021 (friday night)  New Year's Eve Parties throughout all Michigan. Enjoy Great Music Entertainment!

TBA December 2021 (sat-sun)  Rock 4 Tots - No Child Without A Christmas at Freddy's Bar & Grill in Clinton Township, MI. annual event, lots of bands/musicians.  www.rock4tots.org   facebook

TBA December 2021 (fri-sun)  Mittenfest XIV in Ypsilanti, MI. Annual music festival benefits 826michigan.  mittenfest.org   facebook



Concert Series and Music Series in Michigan

NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

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

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

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

Friday Night Concert Series - Northville, MI – Annual, June through August, various genres, concerts are Free.  www.downtownnorthville.com/1/163/friday_concerts_.asp

Music in the Park - Plymouth, MI – Annual, Wednesdays in summer.  www.plymoutharts.com/music-in-the-park-2021.html   facebook

Music in the Park - Mackinac Island, MI – annual summer concert series.  www.mackinacartscouncil.org/music-in-the-park

Manitou Music Summer Concerts - Leelanau County – Annual, in northwest lower peninsula.  glenarborart.org/events-page/music-and-concerts

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

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

Ten Pound Fiddle Folk Music Concerts and Contra Dances - Lansing, MI   www.tenpoundfiddle.org   facebook




MORE MUSIC EVENTS - OPEN JAMS

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.  www.detroitbluessociety.org   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.”  www.detroitbluessociety.org/blues_challenge_signup.htm

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.  www.detroitbluessociety.org/youth_blues_challenge.htm

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 playinghere.com

Flint Area and Genesee County Music Events – list includes dates, descriptions, event links.

U.P.Bands.com – 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 openmikes.org

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).