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There's a Variety of Great Music During the Summer in West Michigan

After a busy day at the beach or at work, it’s time to kick back and relax a while. What better way than to listen to some music? You can find performances almost any night of the week, all within a short driving distance. Area musicians as well as professional traveling groups are featured in these summertime performances. For the outdoor venues, grab your lawnchair or a blanket and get ready to be entertained. Outdoor performances are free; there may be a charge for an indoor venue performance. Below is the typical schedule for summer music. Stay tuned as events for 2022 will be added as information becomes available!

Sundays

  • June 26th, July 10th AND 24th, August 7th AND 21st, & September 4th – Music in the Park, 4-8pm, Lindsey’s Park-310 E. Wilson Dr., Idlewild.

Mondays

  • June 27th-August 15th at 7pm – Concerts in the Park, Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.
  • TBA – West Shore Civic Band, various locations. Ludington.

Tuesdays

  • June 21st-August 30th, 7pm – Manistee Shoreline Showcase, Rotary Gazebo- First Street Beach- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee.
  • July 5th-26th at 6:30pm – Silver Lake Concert Series– Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

Wednesdays

  • May 27th-September 18th at 7pm – Nights at the Lights, Little Sable Lighthouse- 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.
  • June 22nd-August 31st, 7-9:15pm – Echo through the Timber/Sounds from the Forest, Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
  • June 22nd-August 31st, 7pm – LACA Summer Music Series, Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Thursdays

  • May 26th-August 25th from 4-7pm Live Music in the Plaza, Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • June 23rd-August 25th at 7pm – Music on the Commons, Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake.
  • June 23rd-August 25th at 8pm – Pentwater Civic Band, Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.
  • July 7th-August 11th, 7pm – Roots on the River, Manistee Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell- Memorial Drive, Manistee.

Fridays

  • May 27th- August 26th from 4-7pm – Live Music in the Plaza, Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • July 1st-August 5th – Fridays in Hart Concerts, Hart Historic District- 501 Lincoln St., Hart.
  • July 1st-August 12th at 7pm – Summer Concert Series, Michigan Legacy Art Park- 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville.
  • August 5th-26th – Log Cabin Concerts, Downtown Kaleva.

Saturdays

  • June 3rd-August 26th – Parties in the Park at Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.
  • June 4th & 18th; July 2nd, 16th, & 30th; and August 13th – Forest Trail Summer Sunset Series– 352 W. Forest Trail, Free Soil.
  • June 25th, July 23rd, AND August 27th from 1-4pm, Music on Bear Lake
  • June 25th-September 3rd, 7-9:15pm – Echo through the Timber/Sounds from the Forest, Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
  • July 30th & August 6th – Rhythm & Dunes Concerts, Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

In addition, several businesses offer concerts throughout the summer months. Also, check out our story about the Scottville Clown Band to see where they are performing throughout the summer.