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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 2023 will be added as information becomes available!

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Here's the Most Updated Schedule for Live Summer Music in West Michigan in 2024:

Sundays

  • TBA – Music in the Park at Lindsey’s Park-310 E. Wilson Dr., Idlewild.

Mondays

  • June 17th-September 2nd, 2024 – Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay, Waterfront Park Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta.
  • July 1st-August 12th, 2024 from 7-9pm – Concerts in the Park at Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama. (Rain Location: Onekama Community Schools Cafeteria).

Tuesdays

  • June 11th-August 27th, 2024 – Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series (most are held) at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.
  • Second & Fourth Tuesdays from June 11th-September 24th, 2024, 5-7pm – New Era Farmers Market Concerts at 1820 Ray Ave., New Era.
  • June 18th-August 6th, 2024 – Sounds of Summer Concert Series in Bolt Park- 225 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven.
  • June 18th-September 3rd, 2024 – Manistee Shoreline Showcase at Rotary Gazebo- First Street Beach- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee.
  • July 9th-August 6th, 2024 from 6:30-8pm – Silver Lake Concert Series at Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes- 8453 W Silver Lake Rd, Golden.
  • July 9th-August 20th, 2024 at 7pm – Muskegon Free Summer Concert Series at McGrath Park- 2204 Wickham Drive, Muskegon.
  • TBA – Tuesdays in the Park at Central Park, 421 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven.

Wednesdays

  • June 18th-August 20th, 2024 at 7pm – Sounds of Summer Concert Series in Pottawattamie Park- 15600 Comstock St., Grand Haven.
  • June 19th-August 28th, 2024 from 7-9:15pm – Echo through the Timber at Wenger Pavilion- 868 Michigan Ave., Baldwin.
  • June 19th-September 4th, 2024 from 7-9pm – Summer Music Series at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Thursdays

  • June 7th-August 29th, 2024 from 6-8pm – Live Music in the Plaza in Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • June 26th-August 21st, 2024 from 7-8pm – Night at the Lights Concert Series at Little Sable Lighthouse- 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.
  • June 27th-August 29th, 2024 from 7-9pm – Music on the Commons at the Hart Commons- 206 E. Main St., Hart.
  • June 27th-August 8th, 2024 at 7pm – Music in the Streets– 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah.
  • June 27th-August 29th, 2024 from 7:30-8:30pm – Pentwater Civic Band on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.
  • July 11th-August 8th, 2024 from 7-9pm – Roots on the River at the Manistee Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell- 117 Memorial Dr., Manistee. Rain location is the 5th Avenue Beach House.

Fridays

  • May 24th-September 20th, 2024 from 6-8pm – Live Music in the Plaza in Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • May 31st, June 14th & 21st, July 12th & 26th, and August 2nd, 16th, and 23rd; 2024 from 5-9pm – Parties in the Park at Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.
  • June 28th-August 23rd, 2024 from 7-8:30pm – Summer Concerts at White River Light– 6199 Murray Rd., Whitehall.
  • July 5th-August 23rd, 2024 from 6-8:45pm  – Grand Haven Free Fridays at Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium- 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven.
  • July 5th-August 30th, 2024 7-8pm – Concerts in the Park at Mineral Springs Park- 630 Main St., Frankfort.
  • July 26th-August 16th, 2024 – Folk Fridays at the Lake County Historical Museum- 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin.
  • August 2nd-30th, 2024 at 7pm – Log Cabin Concerts in Downtown Kaleva.
  • TBA – Fridays in Hart Concerts in the Hart Historic District- 501 Lincoln St., Hart.

Saturdays

  • June 1st, 15th, & 29th AND July 6th & 21st, 2024 from 6-9pm – Music Sparks Meaning Summer Concert Series at Rotary Gazebo- 1st Street Beach, Manistee. 
  • June 15th-August 31st, 2024 – Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series (most are held at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington)
  • June 22nd-August 31st, 2024 – Sounds from the Forest at Wenger Pavilion- 868 Michigan Ave., Baldwin.
  • July 6th-August 31st, 2024 – Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton.
  • July 27th & August 3rd, 2024 – Rhythm & Dunes Concerts at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Stay tuned for the most information on West Michigan Summer Music Series'!

  • In addition, several bars and restaurants offer live music throughout the summer months.

  • Also, check out our story about the Scottville Clown Band to see where they are performing throughout the summer.

  • And, click here to see the schedule of live music happening throughout the summer at the Ludington State Park!

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