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Diesel Concert Lounge

Dow Event Center

DTE Energy Music Theatre is now Pine Knob Music Theatre

Fillmore Detroit

Flagstar Strand Theatre

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GLC Live at 20 Monroe
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Huntington Event Park

Kerrytown Concert House

Little Caesars Arena

Machine Shop

Magic Bag

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Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Michael A. Guido Theater

Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre

Michigan Theater

Pine Knob Music Theatre

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Saint Andrew's Hall
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Soaring Eagle Casino Resort

Sound Board
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The Aretha
Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre

The Ark

The Crofoot

The Intersection

The Loving Touch

Masonic Temple Theatre
(The Masonic, Detroit)

Token Lounge

Van Andel Arena
in Grand Rapids, MI

Music Events, Music Festivals in Detroit and Michigan

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2023 Music Festivals and Music Events in Michigan

January 14, 2023 (sat)  Jill Jack Annual Birthday Bash at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. Acoustic, annual event.  theark.org    www.jilljack.com

January 15, 2023 (sun)  Ann Arbor Monster Record & 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

January 21, 2023 (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, 2023 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI.  facebook

January 25-28, 2023 (wed-sat)  Sphinx Competition – annual event for Black and Latino classical string players.  www.sphinxmusic.org/sphinx-competition

January 26-28, 2023 (thu-sat)  Michigan Music Conference (MMC) 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

January 27-28, 2023 (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/folk-festival


February 5, 2023 (sun)  Kalamazoo Record and CD Show at Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  facebook

TBA 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



March 3-4, 2023 (fri-sat)  Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival in Kalamazoo, MI.  www.kvcc.edu/fretboard   facebook

March 4, 2023 (sat)  William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition (Voice) – 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 11, 2023 (sat)  Lansing Record and CD Show at Quality Inn University in Lansing, MI. find LP's, Cd's, 45's, DVD's and other music related items.  facebook

TBA March, 2023 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI.  facebook

March 18-19, 2022 [tentative]  WO-Stock Music Festival – in Holland, MI. Annual event, approx 19 bands, proceeds get donated.  www.5nproject.org/wo-stock



April 1, 2023 (sat)  Music at Monroe Street Fair and Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, MI. annual.  monroestreetfair.com   facebook

April 16, 2023 (sun)  Ann Arbor Monster Record & 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 21-22, 2023 (fri-sat)  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

April 23, 2022 (sat)  Record Store Day – annual celebration of independently owned real live physical indie record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.  recordstoreday.com   fb

April 23, 2023 (sun)  Kalamazoo Record and CD Show at Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  facebook

April 24, 2022 (sun)  Detroit Music Awards (streaming) - annual ceremony/celebration of local music artists.  www.detroitmusicawards.net   facebook

April 27-29, 2023 (thu-sat)  North American International Banjo Convention NAIBC – at the Doubletree Hotel in Dearborn, MI.  www.naibc.org

TBA 2023 (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

TBA 2024  Gilmore International Piano 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



May 7, 2022 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI.  facebook

May 15, 2022 (sun)  Review Music Awards Celebration at The Vault in Saginaw, MI. Annual event honors Great Lakes Bay area musicians voted upon by readers of Review Magazine.  www.review-mag.com/awards   facebook

May 27–39, 2022 (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

May 28-30, 2022 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.  movement.us   facebook



June 4-5, 2022 (sat-sun)  Peacefest 2022 Art and Music Festival in Waterford, MI.  facebook

June 8-11, 2023 (thu-sun)  Music at Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival in Frankenmuth, MI (Mid Michigan). Bavarian style music, German dancers, food, beer, Bavarian Parade, carnival midway, more.  www.bavarianfestival.org

June 9-11, 20212 (thu-sat)  Jackson BluesFest at the Jackson County Airport. annual event.  jacksonbluesfest.com   facebook

June 10-12, 2022 (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 10-25, 2022  Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival – two weeks of live performances by some of the world's finest chamber musicians performing in Metro Detroit.  greatlakeschambermusic.org   facebook

June 16-19, 2022 (thu-sun)  Music at Summerfest in Marysville (northeast of Detroit).  summerfestinmarysville.com   facebook

TBA, 2023  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 18, 2022 (sat)  Night Nation Run Music Festival and Fun Run inside Ford Field in Detroit. 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

June 18, 2022 (sat)  Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival in Brethren, MI (northwest lower peninsula). Annual.  www.spiritofthewoods.org/festival.html

June 23-26, 2022 (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

June 23-26, 2022 (thu-sat)  Music at Taylor Summer Festival at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI, include Slaughter, Stephen Pearcy the Voice of RATT, Dylan Scott, more.  www.taylorfestival.com/437/Taylor-Summer-Festival   facebook

June 23-26, 2022 (thu-sun)  Music at St. Stan's A.C. Polish Festival in Bay City, MI (East/Mid Michigan). Live bands, polka music, homemade Polish and American food, bingo, casino tent, major rides and games for all ages, raffles, more.  www.ststansacpolishfest.com   facebook

June 24-26, 2022 (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, Polish Dance Ensembles, Polish/American Cuisine, more. Annually draws thousands of people.  www.americanpolishfestival.com

June 25, 2022 (sat)  Currents Music Festival in Milford, MI. approx 11 bands, variety of genres.   facebook

TBA 2022  The Front Porch music fest in Ferndale, MI. Musicians play on the front porches of Ferndale homes.  thefrontporchmi.com   facebook

TBA 2022 (fri-sat)  Charlotte Bluegrass Festival at Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, MI. Stage entertainment to parking lot pickin'.  www.wmbma.org   facebook

TBA 2022 (fri-sat)  JuneGrass Bluegrass Music Festival in Lowell, MI (west Michigan). Band scramble, workshops, more.  www.wmbma.org   facebook



July 1-8, 2023 (sat-sat)  Music at National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI (northwest lower peninsula), features performances by nationally known headliners.  www.cherryfestival.org

July 7-10, 2022 (thu-sun)  Uncle Sam Jam 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

July 7-8, 2023 (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 8-10, 2022 (fri-sun)  Blissfest folk and roots music festival in Harbor Springs, MI (northwest tip of lower peninsula). Annual event featuring diverse world music, dance, juried arts and crafts show.  blissfest.org

July 9, 2022 (sat)  Detroit Music Weekend in Detroit. 2022 was dedicated to the Blues and honoring John Lee Hooker.  www.detroitmusicweekend.org   facebook

July 9, 2023 (sun)  Ann Arbor Monster Record & 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 14-16, 2023 (fri-sun)  Faster Horses Country Music Festival annual music and camping fest at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.  fasterhorsesfestival.com   facebook

July 14-16, 2022 (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 15, 2023 (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 15-17, 2022 (fri-sun)  Music at Festa Italiana at Freedom Hill Park in Sterling Heights. Live Italian music.  facebook

July 17, 2022 (sun)  Michigan Jazz Festival in Livonia at Schoolcraft College (west of Detroit). annual event the 3rd Sunday in July features straight ahead jazz, no smooth or crossover stuff.  michiganjazzfestival.org   facebook

July 20–23, 2023  Concert of Colors annual Diversity Festival in Detroit. multiple venues, usually features Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue.  www.concertofcolors.com   arabamericanmuseum.org

July 22-24, 2022 (fri-sun)  Dunesville Music Festival in Lake Ann, MI (northwest Michigan). annual Dunesville Bluegrass, Folk and Roots Music Festival.  www.dunesvillemusicfestival.com   facebook

July 22-24, 2022 (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.”  hiawathamusic.org   facebook

July 22-30, 2022  Marshall Bluegrass Festival in Marshall, MI, at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. annual, Michigan's Largest Jamming Festival!, camp sites available.  marshallbluegrassfestival.com

July 23, 2022 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show – buy sell trade – at Livonia Elks hall in Livonia, MI.  facebook

July 28-30, 2022 (thu-sat)  Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair in Sterling Heights, MI (just north of Detroit). annual, has a variety of live music, family midway, arts & crafts fair, more.  www.sterling-heights.net/714/Sterlingfest   facebook

July 29-30, 2022 (fri-sat)  Sounds & Sights Festival in Chelsea, MI. Annual event features live music, social tent, indie art market, classic car show, kidzone, more.  chelseafestivals.com/festival

July 29-30, 2022 (fri-sat)  Heatstock 2022 blues fest in Fostoria, MI (northeast of Flint). Blues Bands, camping, food, more.  nocoverproductions.com   facebook

July 29-31, 2022 (fri-sun)  Thunder on the Iron Range Upper Michigan Music Fest in Negaunee, MI.  facebook

July 29-31 (fri-sun)  Tommystock at Camp Agawam in Lake Orion, MI. Live Music, Tiki Bar, camping available.  tommystock.org   facebook

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

TBA  Crash Detroit - Festival of Street Bands and Art in Detroit.  crashdetroit.org

TBA 2023  Music at St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair, MI. Boat races, live music, more.  www.stclairriverfest.com

TBA 2023  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



August 4-6, 2022 (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

August 4-6, 2022 (thu-sat)  JazzFest Michigan in Lansing. Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art.  www.micharts.org/jazzfest-about   facebook

August 4-7, 2022 (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

August 5-7, 2022 (fri-sun)  Brighton Wine Art Music Festival in Brighton, MI.  www.brightoncoc.org/festivals-farmers-market

August 5-7, 2022 (fri-sun)  Music at Blue Water SandFest 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/livemusic.html

August 9-13, 2022 (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 9-12, 2023 (wed-sat)  Unity Christian Music Festival in Muskegon, MI. Annual.  unitymusicfestival.com   facebook

August 11-14, 2022 (thu-sun)  Hamtramck Music Fest - Summer Edition in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit). 2021 featured 142 bands, 18 venues.  hamtramckmusicfest.com   facebook

August 11-14, 2022 (thu-sun)  Charivari Detroit electronic music festival in Detroit, 3 stages showcasing Detroit based DJs, art and more.  charivaridetroit.com   facebook

August 11-13, 2022 (thu-sat)  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 12-14, 2022 (fri-sun)  Farmfest in Johannesburg (northern lower peninsula). Annual, 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.  farm-fest.com

August 12-14, 2022 (fri-sun)  Ribs and R&B Music Festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza.  www.ribsrnbmusicfestival.com

August 12-14, 2022 (fri-sun)  Music at Milford Memories Summer Festival in Milford, MI (northwest of Detroit). annual, live music entertainment and lots of events.  www.milfordmemories.com/entertainment

August 12-21, 2022 [tentative]  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, 2022 (sat)  Michigan Metal Fest 2022 in Battle Creek, MI.  facebook

August 13, 2022 (sat)  Blissfield Bluegrass on the River in Blissfield, MI. A southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association event.  blissbluegrass.org

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

August 19-21, 2022(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 25-27, 2022 (thu-sat)  Fuzz Fest at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. 33 bands, Michigan Rock 'N' Roll.  facebook

August 25-28, 2022 (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 25-28, 2022 (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

August 25-28, 2022 (thu-sun)  Shoreline Jazz Festival in Muskegon, MI.  www.zonjic.com/pages/shoreline-jazz-festival

August 26-27, 2022 (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

August 26-28, 2022 (fri-sun)  Blues By The Bay annual blues festival in East Tawas, MI (east Michigan). bluesbythebaytawas.org   facebook

August 26-28, 2022 (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

TBA August 2022 (sat)  Roots Music Festival on Harsens Island in east Michigan.  www.harsensislandschoolhousegrille.com/roots-music-festival   facebook

TBA  Memphis Blues Festival Michigan in Memphis, MI (about an hour's drive northeast of Detroit).  facebook

TBA  Ann Arbor Blues Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. annual, electric blues, 50th Anniversary in 2019.  facebook

TBA  Kalamazoo Blues Festival in Kalamazoo, MI (west Michigan).  kvba.org/festival   facebook



September 2-5, 2022 (fri-mon)  Arts, Beats & Eats (Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats) in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit). annual, over 200 bands on 9 stages, plus arts, food, more.  artsbeatseats.com/beats-1   facebook

September 2-5, 2022 (fri-mon)  Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverfront. annual, Free Admission, several stages, features Jazz & crossover music.  www.detroitjazzfest.org   facebook

September 2-4, 2022 (fri-sun)  Marquette Area Blues Festival in Marquette, MI (upper peninsula). Annual blues festival includes main performances, music workshops, dance workshops, festival after party.  marquetteareabluessociety.org

September 3, 2022 (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 3-5, 2022 (sat-mon)  Music at Hamtramck Labor Day Festival in Hamtramck, MI. Free admission, annual, live music on three stages. Event also has Carnival, beer, food tents, and Polish Day Parade.  hamtownfest.com   facebook

September 9-11, 2022 (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 9-10, 2022 (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, 2022(sat)  Music at Dally in the Alley in Detroit. annual, 4 featuring many styles of music, plus a local artists gallery.  dallyinthealley.com   facebook

September 11, 2022 (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

September 15-17, 2022 (thu-sat)  Michigan BluesFest in Lansing. Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art.  www.micharts.org/about-bluesfest   facebook

September 15-18, 2022 (thu-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

September 16-17, 2022 (fri-sat)  FallFest (bluegrass & acoustic) at Kent County Fairgrounds in Lowell, MI (west Michigan). camping, jams, workshops, band scramble, listen to music and more. annual.  www.wmbma.org

September 16-17, 2022 (fri-sat)  Music at Flat Rock Riverfest at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).  flatrockriverfest.com   facebook

September 17, 2022 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show in Livonia, MI. buy sell trade, held several times a year.  facebook

September 23-24, 2022 (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.  oktoberfestgr.com/entertainment.html

September 23-25, 2022 (fri-sun)  Music at DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, has music, art, food.  www.ferndalediy.com/   facebook

TBA 2023 (fri-sat)  Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI.  www.commongroundfest.com   facebook

September 30 - October 1, 2022 (fri-sat)  Big Country Fest in Frankenmuth, MI. annual with bands, beer, line dancing, food trucks, more.  bigcountryfest.com

October 1, 2022 (sat)  35th Annual Fiddler 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. Old Time Michigan State Championship Fiddlers' Contest is part of the Huron Township Applefest.  www.hurontownshipapplefest.com/entertainment

October 8, 2023 (sun)  Kalamazoo Record and CD Show at Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  facebook

October 15, 2022 (sat)  Annual WHFR 89.3 FM Record Show at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, MI. Thousands of records, CDs, videos, and other music memorabilia for sale by independent, local, and out-of-state vendors.  www.whfr.fm/recordshow

October 15, 2023 (sun)  Ann Arbor Monster Record & 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

October 19-22, 2022 (tue-sat)  Edgefest 26 avant­garde jazz and creative new music festival at Kerrytown Concert House and other venues in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI. annual.  www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/edgefest-2022-breathing-free

November 3-13, 2022   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 11, 2023 (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

November 12, 2022 (sat)  Motorcity Music Convention Record Show in Livonia, MI. buy sell trade, held several times a year.  facebook

TBA 2022 (sat)  Rockin' For A Match charity concert and bone marrow drive, raises awareness for blood cancers.  facebook

December 3-4, 2022 (sat-sun)  Rock 4 Tots - No Child Without A Christmas at Freddy's Bar & Grill in Clinton Township, MI. annual event, over 50 bands/musicians.  facebook

December 10, 2023 [next year](sun)  Kalamazoo Record and CD Show at Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  facebook

December 25, 2022 (sunday)  ChristmasWe Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 31, 2022 (saturday night)  New Year's Eve Parties throughout all Michigan. Enjoy Great Music Entertainment!



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.  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




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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).