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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!


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


  • Concerts in the Park at Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.
  • West Shore Civic Band, various locations. Ludington.


  • 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.


  • Nights at the Lights at Little Sable Lighthouse- 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Mears.
  • Echo through the Timber/Sounds from the Forest at Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
  • LACA Summer Music Series at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.


  • Live Music in the Plaza in Legacy Plaza– N. James St., Ludington.
  • Music on the Commons at the Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake.
  • Pentwater Civic Band on the Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.
  • Roots on the River at the Manistee Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell- Memorial Drive, Manistee.


  • 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.
  • Summer Concert Series at the Michigan Legacy Art Park- 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville.
  • Log Cabin Concerts in Downtown Kaleva.


  • Parties in the Park at Hackley Park- 350 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.
  • Forest Trail Summer Sunset Series– 352 W. Forest Trail, Free Soil.
  • Music on Bear Lake
  • Echo through the Timber/Sounds from the Forest at Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
  • Rhythm & Dunes Concerts at 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.

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