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1. 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival, Southeast Michigan
When: The Detroit Jazz Festival will be held in downtown Detroit on Sept. 1 – 4, 2023
Where is the Detroit Jazz Festival this year? Hart Plaza and along Woodward, in Campus Martius Park.
Cost: The Detroit Jazz Festival is FREE!
Is jazz popular in Detroit? Yes, absolutely! The Detroit Jazz Festival is the world’s largest free jazz festival featuring world-class talent, over Labor Day weekend!
The Detroit Jazz Festival is a free jazz festival held every year during Labor Day Weekend at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park in Detroit, Michigan. Super fun Michigan summer event and celebration of music!
Karriem Riggins was awarded Artist-in-Residence for the 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival. Riggins is a renowned jazz musician, producer, DJ, and EMMY Award winner from Detroit, Michigan. Watch him perform during the April 12 Preview Event which will be livestreamed for free on detroitjazzfest.org. You can also visit that link for FAQ's, VIP tickets and more info.
Hippie Fest is a family-friendly music and arts festival featuring vibrant entertainment for all ages. Featuring a world-class variety of artists, crafters, hand-makers, and food vendors. Super fun Michigan Music Festivals this summer!
6. Faster Horses - Super Popular Country Music Festival Michigan (South of Jackson, MI)
When: July 14-16, 2023
Where: Faster Horses Brooklyn Michigan - located next to the Michigan International Speedway. The festival site is located in an area behind the backstretch of the track and set among the rolling Irish Hills of Brooklyn, MI, south of Jackson.
Address: 12626 U.S. Highway 12 Brooklyn, MI 49230-906
So come on out for a three-day country music weekend! Get your Faster Horses Festival passes for a weekend of fun!
7. Electric Forest Festival in Michigan - Fun Rothbury Music Festival - West Michigan
Summerfest will be filled with fun, food, music, and great activities the whole family can enjoy.
When: June 24, 2023, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: Downtown Auburn Hills. Park on Primary Street or South Squirrel.
Enjoy the Classic Car Show at Riverside Park
12. 41st Annual Polka Festival (Cedar Polka Fest 2023)
When: August 24-27, 2023
Where: The Village of Cedar is located 13 miles Northwest of Traverse City, and 5 miles north of M-72. The festival is under the ‘Big Tent’ on the Cedar Tennis Courts just off County Road 651. At the 4-way stop in the center of downtown Cedar, turn East on to Sullivan Street. 3075 E Sullivan St. Cedar, MI
Cedar Polka Fest Hours:
Thursday, August 24 – 5:00 pm to 12:00 am (midnight)
Friday, August 26 – 5:00 pm to 12:00 am (midnight)
Saturday, August 26 – 2:00 pm to 12:00 am (midnight)
Sunday, August 27 – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Get your daily admission tickets now for Polka Fest!
The 41st Annual Polka Festival celebrates the towns rich Polish history. Over the 4 days and nights, nearly 10,000 people eat, drink, and dance the nights away.
Enjoy live Polka music while indulging in beer, polish food, ribs, hotdogs and more. There will be games for kids too.
Only service animals are allowed under the ‘Big Tent’ at the Cedar Polka Festival.
13. Muskegon Irish Music Festival 2023
When: Michigan Irish Music Festival will take place from Thursday, September 14, 2023, through Sunday, September 17, 2023 Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.
Where: Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.
Here's your chance to experience rich Irish culture! Check out the exhibit from the Ward Music Archives on “Irish in Film."
Irish dancing is not to be missed at the Festival:
Friday at 6pm: Discover “Hooley” style of social dancing.
Saturday at 7:30pm is the Parade of Champions featuring the winners of the Michigan Feis competition held earlier on Saturday.
Sunday the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance will perform three different shows, following a presentation by Kitty Heinzman on the History of Irish Dance.
Learn how to play a bodhran and penny whistle and enjoy poetry, song, and hands-on activities to learn about long-standing Irish crafts such as Crios belt weaving and spinning.
Be sure to stop by Duff’s Tavern and shop the market vendors at two locations, both large lit tents: the Irish Market and Irish Store. Shop a wide variety of apparel, jewelry, pottery, Irish woolens, Irish cologne, photography, kilts and more.
14. Breakaway Music Festival Grand Rapids
Where: 30 Coldbrook St NE, Grand Rapids, MI
When: Breakaway Michigan 2023 is Friday, August 18, 2023, 4pm-11pm and also on Saturday, August 19, 2023, 3pm-11pm
Awesome Grand Rapids Michigan music festival this summer.
Michigan's Big Country Fest-September 29 - September 30, 2023, 5pm - midnight. Heritage Park, 601 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI. This festival will be held inside the Harvey Kern Community Pavilion. It is a fully enclosed pavilion so it’s protected from the weather with heat. Stop in for drinks at the bar, food trucks, vendors, free line-dancing lessons, cornhole, games and contests, photo booth, souvenirs, bloody Mary bar, and more exciting attractions!
Admission is $9 per person. Buy your Big Country Fest tickets early! All ages are welcome, children 10 & under are free with an adult. One of the most popular Michigan Music Festivals! Located in
17. St Clair Art Fair and Jazz Festival 2023
When: Saturday, August 19, 2023 - Sunday, August 20, 2023
August 19, 2023 - Art Fair, 10 am - 6 pm, Rain or shine! August 20, 2023 - Art Fair, 10 am - 5 pm, Rain or shine!
Where: Palmer Park - Boardwalk St. Clair, N. Riverside Ave. St. Clair, MI
What's cool:The St. Clair Art Fair is one of the oldest art fairs on the east side of Michigan! Shop over 150 visual artists along one of the largest freshwater boardwalks in the world! Enjoy painting, photography, sculpture, woodwork, pottery, jewelry and more along the St. Clair River. In addition to artist's booths, there will be demonstrating artists.
The St. Clair Jazz Festival is at the south end of the park with outstanding music Saturday and Sunday. Get way to attend Michigan music festivals while enjoying an art fair too!
18. Shoreline Jazz Festival in Muskegon Michigan 2023
When: Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival 2023 tbd
Where: Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.
19. 51st Annual Charlotte Bluegrass Festival
When: June 22-24, 2023
Where: Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI
Be sure to mark your calendar to celebrate 51 years of bluegrass tradition at Michigan’s premier bluegrass festival! The Charlotte Bluegrass Festival, located in Charlotte, Michigan, is an unforgettable fun week of camping, jamming, workshops, and three big days of top-tier bluegrass entertainment with some of the biggest names in bluegrass.
20. 17th Porcupine Mountains Music Festival - Upper Peninsula
When: August 25-26, 2023
Where: The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is located at the Winter Sports Complex (ski hill and chalet area) of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The address is 36606 Carp Lake Tower Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953.
NOTE: If you use an online map server for driving directions, use for directions for “Silver City, MI”. Once you arrive in Silver City, head west on M-107 until you reach the Ski Hill and Chalet at the Winter Sports Complex. There will be signs directing you from Silver City to the Festival Site.
17th Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is a family friendly music event! The genre is Americana & Folk Jam located in one of Michigan’s best beautiful natural areas!
Announcing the 2023 Lineup!!Jackie Venson, The Commonheart, Myron Elkins, Kat Wright, The Slocan Ramblers, Seth Walker, H.C. McEntire, Charlie Parr, The Way Down Wanderers, Gabe Stillman Band, Humbird, & Buffalo Galaxy!!
Grab the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival schedule and plan to visit the Busking Barn which is an all-acoustic stage where amateurs and professionals play incredible music in an intimate and nurturing setting.
21. Hoxeyville Music Festival -The Midwest's Premier Americana and Roots Festival!
When: August 18-20, 2023
Where: 11130 W 48 1/2 Rd Wellston MI, USA
This incredible Michigan Music Festival is located on 150 acres of farmland surrounded by the scenic Manistee National Forest. The Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament to pure north country peace and music celebration.
Enjoy two stages with national touring artists. They boast a supportive community, safe, family friendly camping (and playground!), excellent kids' tent programming, great food, and an easily traversable site. Popular Michigan Music Festivals!
22. 2023 Wheatland Music Festival (Mid Michigan, Near Mt. Pleasant)
When: This year’s 3-day 50th Anniversary Wheatland Music Festival takes place September 8-10, 2023.
Where: 7251 50th Ave, Remus, MI 49340. Enter at Main Gate on Pierce Rd. The Wheatland Music Festival is located 22 miles West of Mt Pleasant and 23 miles East of Big Rapids.
Each year, thousands of people converge on the 160-acre festival site to enjoy a wide variety of traditional arts, workshops, demonstrations, dances, and impromptu jam sessions as well as the stage performances, juried arts and crafts, and a wide variety of food. What a wonderful celebration of music!
23. Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival: Marquette Michigan, Upper Peninsula
When: July 21-23, 2023
Where: Marquette, Michigan, at Tourist Park
The Hiawatha Festival is the only event of its size and scope in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This Upper Peninsula music event features traditional-music styles that include Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic Blues, and Folk - including singer/songwriters. It also features traditional dance styles. So mark your calendar for one of the most fun Michigan Music Festivals!
24. BluesFest Michigan
When: September 14, 2023 - September 16, 2023
Where: Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art/MICA, 1210 Turner St., Lansing, MI
BluesFest Michigan is an incredible two-day, open-air festival in Old Town of Lansing, Michigan. Enjoy diverse styles of Blues, attracting well-known and up-and-coming musicians from across the state and around the world. There will be lots of interactive family friendly activities as well.
25. Uncle Sam Jam Fest
When: Uncle Sam Jam Fest – Woodhaven, July 6-9, 2023.
Where: Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Rd, Woodhaven, MI
The Uncle Sam Jam will have a huge carnival midway, live national concerts, fireworks, monster truck rides, a petting zoo, and much more.
26. Lansing 5:01 Dam Jam
When: Lansing 5:01 Dam Jam is held July 7-8, 2023
Where: Hosted by Lansing 5:01 at the historic Brenke Fish Ladder, 216 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. Lansing, MI.
The Dam Jam Music Festival is an annual multi-day event with a lineup of Michigan-based artists writing & performing original music.