2024 Michigan Music Festivals - 30 Incredible Jazz, Electronic, Blues, Metal, Polka, Folk, Rock, Country Concerts | FUN Summertime Outdoor Live Music Events and Fun Things To Do! + Map

Article: 2024 Michigan Music Festivals Across the State

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.   

  • The best 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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Best Michigan Music Festival This May

Rock Lansing!

When: May 18, 2024, 2 pm to 11 pm.

Where: Louis F. Adado Riverfront Park, 201 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing, MI 48933

Rock Lansing is an outdoor rock music festival hosted featuring national and regional bands playing on multiple stages, food trucks and more!

2024 Detroit Movement Festival in Hart Plaza (Movement Electronic Music Festival)

When: The festival takes place over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 25, 2024 - Monday, May 27, 2024.

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! 

Expert Tip: Treat this event like a party and move to each stage as the movie moves you!

“It’s a beautiful unique park that we have in Hart Plaza, and we try to really extract the best out of it,” Movement Music Festival Director Jason Huvaere told wdet 101.9 “And that’s why we work so hard to create those different areas at the level of production that we do. ”

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 25, 2024: 2pm-Midnight
Sunday, May 26, 2024: 2pm-Midnight
Monday, May 27,2024: 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!

Hoxeyville Spring 2024

Hoxeyville Spring promises a weekend of music, camping and immersion with a focus on the natural beauty of Northern Michigan. Festival goers can also enjoy canoe and raft trips, ecology, and a fun interactive kids area.

When: May 31-June 2, 2024

Where: Wellston, MI

June Michigan Music Festivals

Gridlife Festival, A Music Festival at High Speed! 2024

When: Gridlife Festival is June 7-9, 2024

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.

Hippie Fest 2024 Michigan - Trufant Michigan

Hippie Fest Michigan 2024

When: June 8-9, 2024

Where: Treetoad Family Farm, 10834 W Willard Rd Trufant, MI 49347. Hours: Noon - 7pm both days.

Hippie Fest 2024 Michigan Tickets: $25 single day tickets / $40 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.
  • Performances
  • 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!

2024 Electric Forest Festival in Michigan - Fun Rothbury Music Festival - West Michigan

Is Electric Forest happening in 2024? yes! 

When: Electric Forest Michigan is June 20 - 23, 2024

Where: Rothbury Michigan

TIP: Tickets for 2024 are SOLD OUT.

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!

52nd Annual Charlotte Bluegrass Festival 2024

When: June 20-22, 2024

Where: Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 

Be sure to mark your calendar to celebrate 52 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.

Bay City Music Festival 2024 - See Waylon Hanel Music
Travis Tritt, Flo Rida!

The Biggest Music Festival in Mid-Michigan is the Bay City Music Festival! 

When: June 21, 22, 2024

Where: Veterans Park John F Kennedy Drive, Bay City, MI

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (Lansing Jazz Festival 2024)

When: The 28th annual East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival will be held June 21-22, 2024.

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

Auburn Hills Summerfest 2024

Summerfest will be filled with fun, food, music, and great activities the whole family can enjoy.

When: June 21, 2024, 4 pm - 10 pm and June 22, 2204, 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.

Marshall Blues Festival 2024 (Michigan Blues Festival) Southern Michigan

When: June 22, 2024

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 2024 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!

53rd Annual St Clair Art Fair and Jazz Festival 2024

When: June 29, 30, 2024

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.  Great way to attend Michigan music festivals while enjoying an art fair too!

July Music Festivals in Michigan

Detroit Music Weekend

Detroit Music Weekend

When: July 4, 2024 beginning at 1:00 pm

Where: Music Hall Amphitheater, 350 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226

Northern Lights Music Fest - Escanaba, Michigan's Upper Peninsula

When: Northern Lights Music Fest is July 2024 tbd

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! 

Beaver Island Music Festival 2024

When: July 18- 20, 2024

Where: Beaver Island, Michigan

Plan for a weekend with friends, family, activities, camping, and of course... MUSIC!!

Faster Horses - Super Popular Country Music Festival Michigan (South of Jackson, MI)

When: July 19-21, 2024

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.

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!

Concert with blue lightPhoto: Jordon Conner

2024 Uncle Sam Jam Fest - Woodhaven Michigan

When: Uncle Sam Jam Fest – Woodhaven, July 2024 TBD

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.

Lansing 5:01 Dam Jam 2024

When: Lansing 5:01 Dam Jam is held July 19-20, 2024

This Michigan summer festival happens Friday night from 6 pm - 11 pm and tons of music on Saturday 11 am - 11 pm.

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. 

Upheaval Festival 2024

When: July 19 - 20, 2024

Where: Belknap Park, 30 Coldbrook ST. NE. Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Upheaval Festival 2024 Hours:

  • Friday: 11am - 9 pm
  • Saturday: 11am- 9 pm

August Top Michigan Music Festivals

2024 Shagbark Music & Arts Festival in Caledonia, MI (Grand Rapids)

Shagbark Music & Arts Festival

When:  August 1, 2, 3, 2024 beginning at 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.

Get your tickets early as prices increase at the door.

Hoxeyville Music Festival -The Midwest's Premier Americana and Roots Festival!

When: August 9-11, 2024

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!

Tickets are on sale now!

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!  

Charivari Detroit 2025 - EDM Festival!

The Charivari Detroit Music Festival is an annual Electronic Dance Music festival held the second weekend in August.

When: The festival will not occur in 2024 - They are pausing to retool, redesign and fundraise. Keep your eyes open for Charivari Detroit 2025.

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

Breakaway Music Festival Grand Rapids

Where: 30 Coldbrook St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 

When: Breakaway Michigan 2024 is Friday, August 16, 2024: 4 pm-11 pm and Saturday, August 17, 2024: 4 pm-11 pm

Awesome Grand Rapids Michigan music festival this summer.

42nd Annual Polka Festival (Cedar Polka Fest 2024)

When: August 22nd - 25th, 2024

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 22nd – 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Friday, August 23rd – 5:00 pm to 12:00 am (midnight)
  • Saturday, August 24th – 2:00 pm to 12:00 am (midnight)
  • Sunday, August 25th – 12:00 pm to  6:00 pm
  • Get your daily admission tickets now for Polka Fest!

The 42nd 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. 

There will be a car show, food trucks, arts and craft show, parade, 4 mile run and lots more! So plan on coming out to one of these incredible Michigan Music Festivals this summer!

18th Porcupine Mountains Music Festival - Upper Peninsula 

When: August 23 & 24, 2024!

Expert Tip: Advance price tickets ($90) are available until March 31, 2024!

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.

18th 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 2024 Lineup!! Miko Marks, The Brevet, Chris Pierce, Ruen Brothers, The Arcadian Wild, John Németh, Bywater Call, Joy Clark,
Colby T. Helms & The Virginia Creepers, Stillhouse Junkies, Joyann Parker,
and Roosevelt Diggs!

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!

All Call Music Festival in Traverse City, MI

When: August 24, 2024 

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.

Michigan Metal Fest - Battle Creek

When: August 24, 2024

Where: Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI

Get your tickets early! Michigan Metal Fest is an annual event featuring 20 bands and lots of vendors!! Enjoy music on 2 stages! 

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

2024 Detroit Jazz Festival, Southeast Michigan 

The Detroit Jazz Festival will be held in downtown Detroit

When August 30, 2024 - September 2, 2024

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!

More info, tickets and more on detroitjazzfest.org

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!

September Michigan Music Festivals To Enjoy This Summer!

Muskegon Irish Music Festival 2024

Muskegon Irish Music Festival

When: Thursday, September 12, 2024 through Sunday, September 15, 2024.

Where: Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.

Here's your chance to experience rich Irish culture! Irish dancing is not to be missed at the Festival!

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!

Outlaw Michigan Music Festival September 2024

Get your tickets early for the North America Tour!

When: September 15, 2024

Where: Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Southern Avenue

October Michigan Music Festivals

2024 Big Country Fest - Frankenmuth

Michigan's Big Country Fest

When: October 4, 5, 2024 5pm - midnight.

Where: 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!

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 Frankenmuth Michigan.

47th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival 2024 - Popular Michigan Music Festivals!

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

When: Annual Ann Arbor Folk Fest. January 26, 2024

WhereThe Ark 

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

2024 51st Wheatland Music Festival (Mid Michigan, Near Mt. Pleasant)

Wheatland Music Festival takes place:

When:  September 6, 2024 and September 8, 2024; 10 am - 8:00 pm

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!

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.

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!

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