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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 Typical Schedule for Live Summer Music Series' in West Michigan:


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


  • Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay, Waterfront Park Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta.
  • Concerts in the Park at Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama. (Rain Location: Onekama Community Schools Cafeteria).


  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series in Bolt Park- 225 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven.
  • Manistee Shoreline Showcase at Rotary Gazebo- First Street Beach- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee.
  • Silver Lake Concert Series at Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes- 8453 W Silver Lake Rd, Golden.
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  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series in Pottawattamie Park- 15600 Comstock St., Grand Haven.
  • Echo through the Timber at Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
  • Summer Music Series at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.


  • Live Music in the Plaza in Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • Pentwater Civic Band at 8pm on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.
  • Music on the Commons at the Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake.
  • Music in the Streets– 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah.
  • Night at the Lights Concert Series at Little Sable Lighthouse- 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.
  • Roots on the River at the Manistee Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell- Memorial Drive, Manistee. Rain location is the 5th Avenue Beach House.


  • Live Music in the Plaza in Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • Fridays in Hart Concerts in the Hart Historic District- 501 Lincoln St., Hart.
  • Folk Fridays at the Lake County Historical Museum- 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin
  • Log Cabin Concerts in Downtown Kaleva.


  • Parties in the Park at Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.
  • Music Sparks Meaning Summer Concert Series at Rotary Gazebo- 1st Street Beach, Manistee. 
  • Sounds from the Forest at Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
  • Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton.
  • 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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