Music Festivals in Michigan

There are music festivals in Michigan for everyone that cover all genres from rock to EDM and everything in between. Aah, the land of sunshine and gorgeous beaches. Michigan festivals offer the best of great weather and laid-back times. Michigan has plenty to offer everyone. There are mountains and cities and stunning places to see and there are also some standout music festivals.

These are the best of the lot.

We hope this list of music festivals in Michigan helps you find the festival experience you are looking for. We are always adding to this list of festivals so be sure to check back from time to time. If there is a music festival we have missed, be sure to send us an email and we will get it added to the list.

Movement Detroit

Get up and get going in the magnificent city of Detroit, where techno music took its first breath. The genre’s still very much alive and well and going down at Hart Plaza along the riverfront on the last weekend in May next year and every year.

Although the official event closes early-ish, the entire city embraces festivalgoers with open arms at epic after-parties all over town. So you can look forward to late-night and even sunrise sets throughout the weekend.

Movement gets packed, packed, packed, so prepare to share if you intend to visit this popular festival.

Wheatland Music Festival

Wheatland’s been around since 1974 and it hasn’t missed a beat since then (apart from 2020, of course). The festival’s held on a farm outside Remus every second weekend in September.

It’s the ultimate celebration of traditional art, dance, and music and worth a look in if you’d like to try something different festival-wise. Some of the genres on show at Wheatland include Bluegrass, Cajun, gospel, and Celtic.

Another family-friendly festival, Wheatland encourages interactive activities and crafts for children throughout the weekend. So, it may not be the place to party, but if you’re in the area, why not pop in to enjoy the laid back friendly vibe at this well-loved festival?

Common Ground

Common Ground takes up a whole week of July in downtown Lansing, so you’ve got plenty of time to sample your choice of almost every existing genre of music during this event. The acts include electronic, rock, world, country, reggae, hip hop, pop, and dance sets.

Remember it’s a small town and the festival’s run by volunteers, so don’t expect as slick an operation as you’ll find at the bigger festivals. What you can expect is a wide choice of musical styles and a happy, relaxed vibe.

If you’re planning to stay for the whole event, or even a few days, be sure to prepare yourself with our guide for a pain-free festival experience.

Blissfest

Blissfest attracts crowds from all over the world to enjoy this annual celebration of traditional, folk, and roots music. This country affair takes place near Harbor Springs during July every year.

You’ll feel a strong sense of community when you attend this festival where you’re welcomed like an old friend, even on your first visit.

Electric Forest Festival

Electric Forest Festival, is an electrifying four-day, one-weekend, multi genre event that focus on electronic and jam band genres festival, taking place at the end of June in Rothbury Michigan.

Nestled in the stunning Sherwood Forest, the festival incorporates the natural beauty of the high woodland trees into the experience.

Gathering hundred of hammocks dangling between trees and pop up installation, with the forest lit up taking you to a magical scene.

In 2017, Electric Forest was nominated for Festival of the Year at the Electronic Music Awards.

Previous lineups have included ODESZA, Kygo, Flume, Bassnectar, Bonobo, Cut Copy and many more.

Hoxeyville Music Festival

Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament of pure north country peace and celebration. Nestled on 150 acres of farmland surrounded by Manistee National Forest. 

In addition to the music, attendees have the opportunity to hike and enjoy the forest. Hoxeyville is strategically located near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River—a national wild and scenic river, world class blue-ribbon trout stream and a renowned paddle sports playground. 

Hoxeyville is the midwest’s premier Americana and Roots festival. Featuring national artists, best of Michigan talent.

Hiawatha Music Festival

The Hiawatha Music Festival is a music festival held each year in Marquette, Michigan during the next-to-last full weekend of July and features traditional, acoustic, American music.

The music festival styles include bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Celtic, acoustic blues and folk – including singer/songwriters – and dance. Mainstage acts include nationally known performers as well as regional and local favorites.

Join the fun with a family friendly festival and enjoy the weekend of traditional music at the lovely tourist park, The Hiawatha Music Festival is the only event of its size and scope in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

We have compiled this comprehensive list of music festivals in Michigan, if there are any that we’ve missed that you would like us to add please contact us.

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