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Music Events, Music Festivals in Detroit and Michigan

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Upcoming Concerts in Detroit and Michigan 2017-2018

Bob Seger – September 23 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows – September 23 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
ZZ Top – September 23 at Huntington Event Park.
Slaughter – September 23 at Harpos.
Gary Lewis & The Playboys – September 23 at Michael A. Guido Theater.
Sammy Hagar wsg Collective Soul – September 28 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
RIFF Fest 2017 feat. Rob Zombie – September 29 at DTE Energy Music Theatre, many performers.
Paul McCartney – October 1 + 2, at Little Caesars Arena.
Alison Krauss & David Gray – October 4 at Fox Theatre.
O.A.R. – October 18 at Michigan Theater.
Eagles – October 27 at Little Caesars Arena.
Janet Jackson – October 29 at Little Caesars Arena.
Guns N' Roses – November 2 at Little Caesars Arena.
Jeff Daniels – November 25 at Michigan Theater.
Lady Gaga – November 7 at Little Caesars Arena.
Jay-Z – November 18 at Little Caesars Arena.
Andrea Bocelli – December 3 at Little Caesars Arena.
Katy Perry – December 6 at Little Caesars Arena.
Shakira – January 22 at Little Caesars Arena.
Shania Twain – June 15 at Little Caesars Arena.

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which includes above plus Lorde, War, Keith Sweat, Alison Krauss, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ... too many to list here!

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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.  www.themagicbag.com

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

January 8, 2017 (sun)  Detroit Underground Hip Hop Awards 2017 (UHHA 17)  www.undergroundhiphopawards.com   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.  theark.org    www.jilljack.com

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.  www.michiganmusicconference.org

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.  www.winterblast.com

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.  theark.org

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.  www.ferndalebluesfestival.org



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

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.  www.greatlakesacoustic.org

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.  microbrewandmusic.com

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.  www.detroitbluessociety.org   fb-event

February 18, 2017 (sat)  Diesel's 4 Year Anniversary Party with Sponge at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI. plus other bands.  www.dieselconcerts.com   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.  thirdmanrecords.com/news/...grand-opening-details   fb-event



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

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.  www.assemblylineconcertdetroit.com   facebook

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

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.  dickwagnerrememberthechild.org   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.  pjslagerhouse.com



April 1, 2017 (sat)  Monroe Street Fair Hash Bash Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. annual event.  www.monroestreetfair.com   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.  berserkerdetroit.com   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.  www.recordstoreday.com   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).  www.jakesmusicfestival.com

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.  review-mag.com   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.  www.gilmorekeyboardfestival.org   facebook

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

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.  www.80sfest.org   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.  www.detroitmusicawards.net   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.  www.stjoetoday.com/...bbq-blues-and-bluegrass

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.  www.wheatlandmusic.org/traditional-arts-weekend

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

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.  movement.us   facebook



June 1-3, 2017 (thu-sat)  Jackson BluesFest at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. annual event.  jacksonbluesfest.com   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.  bavarianfestival.org

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

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

June 10, 2017 (sat)  94.7 WCSX 2nd Annual Summer BBQ at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI. The Romantics headline.  wcsx.com/event/...   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.  www.greatlakeschambermusic.com   facebook

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

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.  motorcityirishfest.com   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.  www.nationalstrawberryfest.com

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

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.  hearthisfest.weebly.com   facebook

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

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

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.  www.electricforestfestival.com   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.  www.cedarpolkafest.com   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 Festivalwww.ststansacpolishfest.com   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.  www.riverdays.com/music

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.  www.corktownstrut.com   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.  www.electricforestfestival.com   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.  funfestevents.net/stars-stripes-festival   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.  www.wmbma.org



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

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.  www.muskegonrockstock.com   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.  funfestevents.net/uncle-sam-jam   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.  www.commongroundfest.com

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.  www.mielvisfest.org   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.  www.blissfest.org

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.  www.americanpolishfestival.com

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.   www.saintandrewsdetroit.com

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

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.  detroitparadisevalleymusicfestival.com

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.  kalamazoobluesfestival.com   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.  www.michiganjazzfestival.org   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.  www.beaverislandmusicfestival.com

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

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.  fasterhorsesfestival.com   facebook

July 21-23, 2017 (fri-sun)  Dunesville Music Festival in Lake Ann, MI (northwest Michigan). annual Dunesville Bluegrass, Folk and Roots Music Festival.  dunesvillemusicfestival.com   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.”  hiawathamusic.org   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.  marshallbluegrassfestival.com

July 26-27, 2017 (wed-thu)  Detroit Island Music Festival on Belle Isle in Detroit. War, Bobby Rush & friends, more.  www.detroitislandmusicfestival.com   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.”  www.sterling-heights.net   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.  chelseafestivals.com/festival

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.  foodartmusicfest.com   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.  stclairriverfest.com

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.  mopopfestival.com   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.  www.colonymarineaquapalooza.com   www.colonymarine.net



August 3-5, 2017 (thu-sat)  Milan Bluegrass Festival in Milan, MI (lower Southeast MI). Annual. camping available.  www.milanfestivalseries.com   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.  www.woodtickfestival.com   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.  charivaridetroit.com

August 4-6, 2017 (fri-sun)  Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival in Brighton, MI.  www.brightoncoc.org/festivals-farmers-market

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!  MusicFest4Vets.org   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.  www.zonjic.com/jazzontheriver   facebook

August 9-12, 2017 (wed-sat)  Unity Christian Music Festival in Muskegon, MI. Annual.  unitymusicfestival.com   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.  www.frankenmuth.org/festivals   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.  www.cowpiemusicfestival.com   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.”  www.riverraisinjazzfestival.org   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.  www.farm-fest.com

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.  www.cheeseburgerincasevillefest.com   www.casevillechamber.net/   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.  microbrewandmusic.com

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.”  www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

August 11-13, 2017 (fri-sun)  Ribs and R&B Music Festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza. Midnight Star headlines on Sunday.  ribsrnbmusicfestival.com

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.  www.milfordmemories.com

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.  grandmaraismichigan.com/festival.php   facebook

August 17-19, 2017 (thu-sat)  Square Dance Convention at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Dearborn in Detroit. annual.  www.squaredance-michigan.com/convention

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.  www.hoxeyville.com   facebook

August 19, 2017 (sat)  Blissfield Bluegrass on the River in Blissfield, MI. A Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association event.  smbluegrass.com/blissfield-bluegrass-on-the-river   fb-event

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

TBA 2017 (sat)  Mad Decent Block Party Detroit in Detroit. all ages, electronic and hip hop music.  www.maddecentblockparty.com   maddecent.com   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.”  www.folkmusicsociety.org/p/folk-festival.html

August 25-27, 2017 (fri-sun)  Blues By The Bay in East Tawas, MI (East Michigan). Annual blues festival. bluesbythebaytawas.org   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.”  www.porkiesfestival.org   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.  www.sundriedfestival.com   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.  www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com   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.”  www.artsbeatseats.com   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.  www.detroitjazzfest.com   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.  marquetteareabluessociety.org/

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.  www.bluewaterfolksociety.org   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.  hamtownfest.com   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!”  www.brightonsmokinjazz.com   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.  www.wheatlandmusic.org

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.  dallyinthealley.com   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.  www.michiganirish.org   facebook

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

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

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.  nightnationrun.com/detroit

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

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


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.  huronapplefest.com/fiddlers-contest

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.  www.mackinacislandsongwritersworkshop.org

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.  www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/...edgefest

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.  www.detroitagogo.com   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.  www.bigcountryfest.com

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.  www.whfr.fm/recordshow

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.  www.detroitbluessociety.org   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.  www.springfed.org

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.  midtowndetroitinc.org

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.  www.rockinforamatch.org   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 Christmaswww.rock4tots.org   facebook

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

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.  noresolveofficial.com   fb-event


Music Video Shoots of Michigan Music Artists

You can be part of upcoming local music videos!

May 27, 2017 (sat)  Reign's Music Video Shoot for THE QUICKENING at Maidstone Theatre in Ypsilanti, MI.  www.reign.band   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.  gmrencen.com/rockinontheriverfront   wcsx.com/2017...   facebook

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

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

Chene Park Jazzy Night Series - Detroit, MI – Wednesdays during summer.  cheneparkdetroit.com/event_categories/jazzy-night-series

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-2017.html   facebook

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

Manitou Music Festival Summer Concerts - Leelanau County – Annual, in northwest lower peninsula.  www.glenarborart.org/all-programs/manitou-music-festival

White Crow Conservatory of Music Monthly/Annual Acoustic Events - Saginaw, MI  www.whitecrowconservatory.blogspot.com

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

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).


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.  www.musicpage.com/artsbeatsandeats

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

WYCD Hoedown Detroit / Local Band Submission – country music fest, submissions usually accepted starting in February.
wycd.cbslocal.com/99-5-wycd-downtown-hoedown-band-submission-page

Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair– musical act submissions usually start in September for the next year.
www.sterling-heights.net/1331/Sterlingfest-Vendor-Application

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

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.  musicfest4vets.org/submissions



ODDS and ENDS

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


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