April 20, 2018

20 must-see Michigan-made music festivals

Bands will make her dance wristbands that is. Music festival season is underway and Michigan is home to a whole mess of original blowouts for all tastes. From country in the country to techno on the riverfront and jam bands in hammocks to punk rock parking lots, Michigan can fest with the best. 

 

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 WhateverFest  
Tangent Gallery: 715 East Milwaukee St., Detroit  
May 12.  For the love of local bands. What started as a classic Detroit house show has grown into an annual event for supporting your favorite local bands at our favorite DIY venue the Tangent Gallery. Catch names like Mango Lane and Honeybabe during an entire day of live music, art, and food from local vendors. 
Photo via  Whatever Fest
WhateverFest
Tangent Gallery: 715 East Milwaukee St., Detroit
May 12. For the love of local bands. What started as a classic Detroit house show has grown into an annual event for supporting your favorite local bands at our favorite DIY venue the Tangent Gallery. Catch names like Mango Lane and Honeybabe during an entire day of live music, art, and food from local vendors.
Photo via Whatever Fest
 Bled Fest 
Hartland Performing Center: 9525 Highland Rd., Howell 
May 26
A fest that only seems to get better each year. With a commitment to diversity they are bringing a collection of groups that satisfy the most ambitious rock n roller. Names like Remo Drive, Joyce Manor, and Mom Jeans grace the lineup with local acts like Mover Shaker, Dogleg, and Greet Death. Tickets are $35. 
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Bled Fest
Hartland Performing Center: 9525 Highland Rd., Howell
May 26
A fest that only seems to get better each year. With a commitment to diversity they are bringing a collection of groups that satisfy the most ambitious rock n roller. Names like Remo Drive, Joyce Manor, and Mom Jeans grace the lineup with local acts like Mover Shaker, Dogleg, and Greet Death. Tickets are $35.
Photo via Facebook
 Movement Electronic Music Festival 
Hart Plaza:  1 Hart Plaza, Detroit  
May 26-28
Techno was born in Detroit. This festival is the time to show that off in the heart of the city. Artists like Claude Vonstroke and Diplo will hit that stage playing their electronica masterpieces for people from all over the country. A weekend pass runs $195 and single day $85. 
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Movement Electronic Music Festival Hart Plaza: 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit
May 26-28
Techno was born in Detroit. This festival is the time to show that off in the heart of the city. Artists like Claude Vonstroke and Diplo will hit that stage playing their electronica masterpieces for people from all over the country. A weekend pass runs $195 and single day $85.
Photo via MT File
 Camp Greensky 
Hoxeyville Festival Grounds: 11130 West 48 1/2 Rd., Wellston  
May 31-June 2
A lineup of psychedelic folk rock with names like Greensky Bluegrass, Jeff Tweedy, and Trampled by Turtles all nestled in the Manistee National Forest. The family friendly venue holds a maximum capacity of 3,000 amongst hiking trails and a flowing river. If you want to get lost in Michigan's natural beauty grab your tent and a couple friends. Tickets start at $175. 
Photo by  Derek Ketchum
Camp Greensky
Hoxeyville Festival Grounds: 11130 West 48 1/2 Rd., Wellston
May 31-June 2
A lineup of psychedelic folk rock with names like Greensky Bluegrass, Jeff Tweedy, and Trampled by Turtles all nestled in the Manistee National Forest. The family friendly venue holds a maximum capacity of 3,000 amongst hiking trails and a flowing river. If you want to get lost in Michigan's natural beauty grab your tent and a couple friends. Tickets start at $175.
Photo by Derek Ketchum
 99.5 WYCD Hoedown  
DTE Energy Music Theatre: 7774 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston  
June 1
This festival used to knock boots with downtown Detroit but has since relocated to a more rural setting. The 36th annual Hoedown will feature big names Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne and, LANCO. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
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99.5 WYCD Hoedown
DTE Energy Music Theatre: 7774 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston
June 1
This festival used to knock boots with downtown Detroit but has since relocated to a more rural setting. The 36th annual Hoedown will feature big names Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne and, LANCO. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
Photo via Facebook
 Riverscene Indie Music Festival 
Wenonah Park: 111 Center Ave., Bay City
State Theatre: 913 Washington Ave., Bay City
June 1-3
This new festival will bring out indie artists from around the country and Canada to Bay City. The outdoor mainstage at Wenonah Park over looks the Saginaw River’s edge - a picturesque backdrop for a festival in the Tri-Cities. Weekend event passes are available for $45. 
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Riverscene Indie Music Festival
Wenonah Park: 111 Center Ave., Bay City
State Theatre: 913 Washington Ave., Bay City

June 1-3
This new festival will bring out indie artists from around the country and Canada to Bay City. The outdoor mainstage at Wenonah Park over looks the Saginaw River’s edge - a picturesque backdrop for a festival in the Tri-Cities. Weekend event passes are available for $45.
Photo via Facebook
 Electric Forest 
Electric Forest Entrance: 100 South Water Rd., Rothbury
June 21-24 and June 28 to July 1
Calling all trippers, twirlers, and railriders - Electric Forest is back with another stacked lineup of EDM and jam bands. Expanded to two weekends for the second year in the row, festival goers will be treated to sets from The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, and Griz Live Band during both weekends. General admission tickets for passes and camping start at $309.75.
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Electric Forest
Electric Forest Entrance: 100 South Water Rd., Rothbury
June 21-24 and June 28 to July 1
Calling all trippers, twirlers, and railriders - Electric Forest is back with another stacked lineup of EDM and jam bands. Expanded to two weekends for the second year in the row, festival goers will be treated to sets from The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, and Griz Live Band during both weekends. General admission tickets for passes and camping start at $309.75.
Photo via Facebook
 Electric Forest 
Electric Forest Entrance: 100 South Water Rd., Rothbury
June 21-24 and June 28-July 1
Calling all trippers, twirlers, and railriders - Electric Forest is back with another stacked lineup of EDM and jam bands. Expanded to two weekends for the second year in the row, festival goers will be treated to sets from The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, and Griz Live Band during both weekends. General admission tickets for passes and camping start at $309.75.
Photo via   Facebook
Electric Forest
Electric Forest Entrance: 100 South Water Rd., Rothbury
June 21-24 and June 28-July 1
Calling all trippers, twirlers, and railriders - Electric Forest is back with another stacked lineup of EDM and jam bands. Expanded to two weekends for the second year in the row, festival goers will be treated to sets from The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, and Griz Live Band during both weekends. General admission tickets for passes and camping start at $309.75.
Photo via Facebook
 Three Stacks Music Festival 
1100 block of S. Washington Ave., Lansing
June 23
Three Stacks is a newcomer to the Michigan festival scene. Thanks to Fusion Shows, Three Stacks will make its debut with heavy-hitters Against Me!, Pup, and Murder By Death top the list of hardcore performers for this one day event that will also feature local artists, crafters, and food vendors.  
Photo of Against Me! via  Facebook
Three Stacks Music Festival
1100 block of S. Washington Ave., Lansing
June 23
Three Stacks is a newcomer to the Michigan festival scene. Thanks to Fusion Shows, Three Stacks will make its debut with heavy-hitters Against Me!, Pup, and Murder By Death top the list of hardcore performers for this one day event that will also feature local artists, crafters, and food vendors. Photo of Against Me! via Facebook
 Common Ground Music Festival 
Adado Riverfront Park: 300 North Grand Ave., Lansing 
July 5-8
The festival runs not for profit but to give back to the community creating an impact of nearly $60 million so far!  Big names like Halsey, Logic, Borns, Hunter Hayes, and T Pain grace the stage for a weekend you won’t forget. 
Photo via Facebook
Common Ground Music Festival
Adado Riverfront Park: 300 North Grand Ave., Lansing
July 5-8
The festival runs not for profit but to give back to the community creating an impact of nearly $60 million so far! Big names like Halsey, Logic, Borns, Hunter Hayes, and T Pain grace the stage for a weekend you won’t forget.
Photo via Facebook