2023 Michigan Music Festivals - 30 Incredible Jazz, Electronic, Blues, Medal, Polka, Folk, Rock, Country Concerts | FUN Summertime Outdoor Music Events and Fun Things To Do! + Map


2023 Michigan Music Festivals - 30 Incredible Jazz, Electronic, Blues, Medal, Rock, Polka, Folk, Country Concerts | FUN Summertime Outdoor Music Events and Fun Things To Do!

By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Updated: June 1, 2023

Get ready to rock your way through the Great Lakes State this summer as Michigan's music festivals kick into high gear! Choose your genre...from the pulsating beats of Detroit's electronic dance music scene to soul-soaring tunes, epic melodies, and unforgettable performances across the state.   

  • Michigan music festivals are located in Detroit, Lansing, Marquette, Auburn Hills, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Wellston, Wheatland Township, Traverse City, Muskegon, Escanaba, Grand Rapids, Marshall, Brooklyn and across the state.

So get ready for an eclectic lineup of local legends, chart-topping headliners, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered! Michigan music festivals are where unforgettable memories are born and lifelong friendships are forged. Plus, music festivals are a great way to travel Michigan this summer! 


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1. 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival, Southeast Michigan 

WhenThe 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.

Festival Hours: 

  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.-11 pm.
  • Saturday: noon-11 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon-11:00 p.m.
  • Monday: noon-8:30 p.m.

While You Are There: Grab our Detroit Michigan Guide! So many museums, restaurants, day guides! Oh and our Detroit Diners, Drive-in's and Dives is super fun too!


2. Detroit Movement Festival in Hart Plaza (Movement Electronic Music Festival)


When: The festival takes place over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27, 2023 - Monday, May 29, 2023.

Where: Movement is held in downtown Detroit in Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226.

There will be 115+ acts on 6 stages over three day! 



Get your Movement Detroit tickets, learn more and see the line up. Be sure to book tickets for this popular Detroit music festival early!

Hart Plaza Music Festival Stages: 

  • The Movement Stage, located in the amphitheater, is where you’ll see the big players, the legends.
  • The Waterfront Stage showcases myriad styles; Funk, Hip-Hop, Breakbeats, Ghettotech and more.
  • The Pyramid Stage is positioned opposite the Waterfront Stage along the river.
  • Stargate Stage is distinctly Detroit, with lifelong friends sound-tracking a city-wide block party.
  • Detroit Stage features an all-Detroit lineup of veterans and rising talent.
  • The Underground Stage offers music fans a "warehouse party" located under the main level of Hart Plaza.



Movement Festival hours:

Saturday, May 27, 2023: 2pm-Midnight
Sunday, May 28, 2023: 2pm-Midnight
Monday, May 29, 2023: 2pm-11pm

Also known as the Detroit electronic music festival or Detroit techno festival.  Either way, this is one of the biggest Michigan Music Festivals this year!


MovementIncredible Movement Festival. Photo:Katie Laskowska / @polishkatie


While in Detroit: Grab our Detroit Michigan Guide! So many museums, restaurants, day guides to explore in the Motor City! See top Detroit Attractions, see the famous Detroit Fist and our Day in Detroit guide!


3. Charivari Detroit 2023 - EDM Festival!

The Charivari Detroit Music Festival is an annual Electronic Dance Music festival held the second weekend in August 2023! So if EDM is your jam, mark your calendars and get your tickets early!

When: Friday, August 11, 2023 – Sunday, August 13, 2023 

Where: Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI


4. Hippie Fest 2023 Michigan - Two Locations and Dates!


Hippie Fest Michigan 2023 Has Two Locations and Dates!

  • Trufant, MI June 10-11, 2023, Treetoad Family Farm 10834 W Willard Rd Trufant, MI 49347. Hours: Noon - 7pm both days.
  • Mears, MI September 9-10, 2023, Val-Du-Lakes Resort 1511 North Wilson Road Mears, MI 49436. Located in west Michigan. Hours: Noon - 7pm both days.



Hippie Fest 2023 Michigan Tickets: $20 single day tickets / $30 two-day tickets. Kids 10 & under free (no ticket necessary). Tickets must be reserved online in advance at HippieFest.org.

Things to do at Hippie Fest:

  • Hippie Fest features hundreds of vendors offering an endless array of bohemian goodies.
  • Family-friendly entertainment for all ages!
  • Hippie car show



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!

When Visiting Mears: Grab Our Silver Lake Michigan guide! The dunes are incredible!


5. Marshall Blues Festival 2023 (Michigan Blues Festival) Southern Michigan

When: June 24, 2023

Where: Downtown Marshall, 323 W Michigan Avenue, Marshall, MI 49068. Michigan avenue will be closed to traffic during this fun Michigan Music Festival!


Cost: FREE!

What's not to love about blues, brews and food! The 2023 Marshall Blues Fest is a FREE family-oriented music and entertainment festival sponsored by the Marshall Downtown Development Authority.



As one of the most popular Michigan music festivals, this event will be held rain or shine!

  • Enjoy awesome blues music with a cash bar beer tent with your favorites from the Dark Horse Brewing Company and Dan Henry Distributing. 
  • Food vendors will line the street 

While You Are There: Grab our Marshall Michigan Travel Guide! So many fun things to do 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

Is Electric Forest happening in 2023? yes! 

When: Electric Forest Michigan is June 22 - 25, 2023

Where: Rothbury Michigan

Check the campground map to book your spot during the Rothbury festival. You will need to get wristbands, camping and parking passes.  Lots of camping options. 

While You Are There: Visit nearby Ludington!  The Ludington State Park is exquisite! One of our favorite places to visit in Michigan!


Concert with blue lightPhoto: Jordon Conner

8. Hamtramck Music Fest 2023

Hamtramck Music Festival 2023 dates TBD

9. 46th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival 2023 - Popular Michigan Music Festivals!

Two nights; two venues! So much fun this January!

When: Annual Ann Arbor Folk Fest. January 27-28, 2023

WhereFriday, January 27 will feature a special in-the-round event at The Ark. Saturday, January 28 will be in Hill Auditorium. Southeast Michigan Music Festival

See several musical performances at each location! Plus, enjoy special guest appearances. 


10. Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (Lansing Jazz Festival 2023)

When: The 27th annual East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival will be held June 23-24, 2023.

Where: Downtown East Lansing, on Albert Street between Abbot Road and M.A.C. Avenue.

Cost: Free!

Parking: Albert Avenue Garage

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) is a fun Michigan summer music event celebrating incredible jazz music with nationally recognized and regional jazz artists in East Lansing. 

So plan to come on out to this free, multiple-stage, live outdoor music event for residents and visitors of Greater Lansing.  

The festival has two stages:

  1. Al and Beth Cafagna Founders' Stage
  2. MSU Outreach and Engagement Education State

While Visiting Lansing: Grab our Lansing Michigan Things to do Guide


11. Northern Lights Music Fest - See Keith Urban! Escanaba, Michigan's Upper Peninsula

When: Northern Lights Music Fest is July 21-22, 2023

Where: U.P. State Fairgrounds, 2401 12th Ave. N., Escanaba, MI 49829

A new music festival is emerging from the country and rock scenes and taking over the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. So freakin' awesome! 

Get ready for great food, camping under the glorious Upper Peninsula sky while hanging out with fun music lovers! 

MUSIC LINEUP

Friday, July 21: Pop Evil and Sebastian Bach with Steelheart

Saturday, July 22: Keith Urban with Ingrid Andress and Austin Snell

Michigan hard rock band - Pop Evil | The original voice of Skid Row - Sebastian Bach | American 80s Rock Band - Steelheart

Escanaba native Kevin Chown will represent the Upper Peninsula when he takes the stage on bass guitar for both Steelheart and Bach!

  • Four-time Grammy winner and Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year - Keith Urban
  • Four-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter - Ingrid Andress
  • “Grunge Country” artist who performs a mix of country and rock - Austin Snell

Northern Lights Music Festival Tickets are on sale now!

When you buy tickets for Saturday night, you'll be able to attend Friday night's concert for FREE. (Just show your Saturday tickets on Friday night.)

Presented by: Visit Escanaba & Radio Results Network 


12. Auburn Hills Summerfest 2023

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.


13. 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. So plan on coming out to one of these incredible Michigan Music Festivals this summer!


14. 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. Plan on coming out to one of these incredible Michigan Music Festivals this summer!


15. 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.


16. Michigan Metal Fest - Battle Creek

When: August 19, 2023

Where: Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI

Get your tickets early!

When Visiting Battle Creek: Grab our Battle Creek Visitors Guide and also be sure to visit Binder Park Zoo!


17. Big Country Fest - Frankenmuth

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 


18. 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!


19. Shoreline Jazz Festival in Muskegon Michigan 2023

When: Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival 2023 tbd

Where: Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.


20. 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.


21. 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. One of a kind Michigan Music Festivals!


22. 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!

When Visiting Wellston: Traverse City is close by, you've got to visit beautiful wine country! Grab our Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula guides!  

23. 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!


24. 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!


25. 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.


26. 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.


27. 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. 

28. Shagbark Music & Arts Festival in Caledonia, MI (Grand Rapids)

When: Shagbark Music & Arts Festival is Thursday, August 3, 4, 5 2023, 12:00 PM

Where: Shagbark Farm, Caledonia, MI. 7525 Alaska Ave SE, Caledonia, MI. 

Come celebrate three days of music and art, showcasing a lineup of artists all proudly hailing from the great state of Michigan! Bring the whole family to enjoy pastoral camping, food and artisan vendors, and the one of a kind festival community at Shagbark Farm.

Featuring:

Myron Elkins, Desmond Jones x 2, Full Chord, Max Lockwood, Chirp, Earth Radio, Nathan Walton and the Remedy, Flexadecibal, Pajamas, Kyle Brown and the Human Condition, Dani Darling, Round Creek String Band, and Lacy Galloway & Tyler Gitchel

Get your tickets early as prices increase at the door.

29. Gridlife Festival, A Music Festival at High Speed!

When: Gridlife Festival is June 2-4, 2023.

Where: Gingerman Raceway, South Haven.

Gridlife Festival, A Music Festival at High Speed! + Motorsports! 

GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival is four incredible days of music, camping, and car culture immersion. 24 hours a day, all weekend long. Dozens of artist performances, hundreds of race cars on track, the worlds best drifters, E-sports, car shows, camping & amazing food all in an open all access environment the best weekend is assured.


30. All Call Music Festival

When: September 3, 2023. 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Where: All Call Music Festival is at The Little Fleet, 448 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI.

Such fun Traverse City Labor Day weekend things to do! All Call is a one day music festival held at The Little Fleet in Traverse City, Michigan. There will be an amazing lineup of Michigan music artists from Ann Arbor, Chicago, Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids. Awesome live music event in Michigan.


31. Detroit Music Weekend

Detroit Music Weekend

  • July 4, 2024 beginning at 1:00 pm
  • Music Hall Amphitheater


More Fun Things to do in Michigan!



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