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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!


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


  • June 19th-September 4th, 2023 from 7-9:15pm – Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay, Waterfront Park Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta.
  • June 26th-August 14th, 2023 at 7pm – Concerts in the Park at Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama. (Rain Location: Onekama Community Schools Cafeteria).


  • June 20th-August 29th, 2023 at 7pm – Manistee Shoreline Showcase at Rotary Gazebo- First Street Beach- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee.
  • July 11th-August 8th, 2023 from 6:30-8pm – Silver Lake Concert Series at Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes- 8453 W Silver Lake Rd, Golden.


  • June 21st-August 30th, 2023 from 7-9:15pm – Echo through the Timber at Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
  • June 21st-August 30th, 2023 from 7-9pm – LACA Summer Music Series at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.


  • May 26th-September 21st, 2023 from 5-8pm – Live Music in the Plaza in Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • June 22nd- August 31st – Pentwater Civic Band at 8pm on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.
  • June 22nd-August 31st, 2023 from 7-9pm – Music on the Commons at the Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake.
  • June 29th-August 10th, 2023 – Music in the Streets– 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah.
  • Every other Thursday June 29th-August 24th, 2023 from 7-8pm – Night at the Lights Concert Series at Little Sable Lighthouse- 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.
  • TBA – Roots on the River at the Manistee Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell- Memorial Drive, Manistee.


  • June 1st-September 22nd, 2023 from 5-8pm – Live Music in the Plaza in Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • July 7th-August 5th, 2023 at 7pm – Fridays in Hart Concerts in the Hart Historic District- 501 Lincoln St., Hart.
  • August 4th-August 25th, 2023 at 7pm – Log Cabin Concerts in Downtown Kaleva.


  • June 2nd, 16th, & 30th; July 7th, 14th, & 28th; and August 4th & 18th; 2023 from 5-9pm – Parties in the Park at Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.
  • June 3rd and 17th & July 1st, 15th, and 29th from 6-9pm – Music Sparks Meaning Summer Concert Series at Rotary Gazebo- 1st Street Beach, Manistee. 
  • June 24th-September 2nd, 2023 from 7-9:15pm – Sounds from the Forest at Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
  • July 1st-September 2nd, 2023 from 7-10pm –  Manton Trails Live Music Summer Saturdays at Manton Trails RV Park, Hotel, & Campground- 9909 N. 39 Rd., Manton.
  • July 29th AND August 5th, 2023 at 6pm – Rhythm & Dunes Concerts at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.
  • 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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