Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

After a busy day at the beach or at work, it's time to kick back and relax a while. What better way than to listen to some music. You can find performances almost any night of the week, all within a short driving distance. Area musicians as well as professional traveling groups are featured in these summertime performances. For the outdoor venues, grab your lawnchair or a blanket and get ready to be entertained. Outdoor performances are free; there may be a charge for an indoor venue performance.

Local concerts by the Scottville Clown Band throughout the summer.


Jazz Brunch, 11am-2pm, Waterfront Park, Ludington. Free to public. Sundays, June 24, July 29 & August 26, 2018.
Sundays on the Porch, 1:30-4:30pm, Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee. May 27-September 30, 2018.
Live Music on the Deck, 6-8pm, Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar, 2501 N. Wilson Road, Mears. Some Friday & Saturday shows. April 7-September 23, 2018


Concerts in the Park, 7pm, Village Park, Onekama. June 25-August 13, 2018.
West Shore Civic Band, various locations, Ludington.


Manistee Shoreline Showcase, 7pm, Rotary Gazebo, First Street Beach, Manistee. June 19-August 28, 2018.
Pickin' in Pentwater, 7pm, Pentwater Village Green. June 12-August28, 2018.
Summer Concert Series, Scottville Clown Band Shell. June 5-August 21, 2018
Silver Lake Concert Series, Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, 7pm, July 10-August 14, 2018.


Echoes through the Timbers, 7pm, Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. June 20-August 22, 2018.
Nights at the Lights, 7pm, Little Sable Lighthouse, Silver Lake. July 11-August 8, 2018.


Roots on the River, 7pm, Manistee Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee. June 28-August 23, 2018
Live Music in the Plaza, 5pm-8pm, North James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington. June 7-September 13, 2018
Pentwater Civic Band, 8pm, Village Green, Pentwater. June 21-August 30, 2018.
Music on the Commons, 7pm, Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake. June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, 2018.


Friday Night Live, 6pm-9pm, downtown Ludington. July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 2018.
Fridays at the Log Cabin, August, Kaleva. August 3-24, 2018.
Summer Sounds, 7pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville. July 6-27, 2018


Sounds from the Forest, 7pm, Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. June 23-September 1, 2018.
Rhythm & Dunes Concerts, 7pm, Waterfront Park, Ludington. July 28 & August 4, 2018.
Summer Sounds, 7pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville. August 4 & 11, 2018

In addition, several businesses including Gull Landing in Pentwater and Shagway Arts Barn in Ludington, offer concerts throughout the summer months.

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For more summer music happenings along the lakeshore, check these out:

Idlewild Music Fest.
Ludrock-Two-Day Music Festival.
Manistee County Summer Music.
Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival in Brethren.
Ludington State Park Summer Performances.
Nights at the Lights Features Entertainment at the Lighthouses.

Last Updated: 08-15-2018 02:46 PM ID: 1099