Festivals across Michigan continue to ramp up the summer with lineup announcements, from Lansing (with Carlile, Zedd, Cole Swindell, YG) to Ann Arbor (with JR JR, Joe Hertler, Tunde Olaniran). Get the lowdown on the Common Ground and Treeverb festivals.
The well-regarded drummer who says he’s ‘addicted to getting better’ at his craft will be honored May 14 by the West Michigan Jazz Society. Learn more about this award-winning musician in the Local Spins profile by Dutcher Snedeker.
It’s the third site for the summer series in recent years. The Monday night concerts kick off June 8 and run through mid-August. Learn the reasons for the relocation and see the full summer schedule at Local Spins.
Friday’s student-run festival in the Fieldhouse Arena on GVSU’s Allendale campus will feature eight local acts, from established performers such as Brother Elsey to emerging student bands.
On the first day of the Spring Fund Drive at WYCE, Local Spins on WYCE show host John Sinkevics premiered new tracks by Michigan artists, had an in-studio chat with singer-songwriter Ralston Bowles and counted down some of the top local and regional tracks of the past six months. Listen to the podcast and watch the video of a new single by Estar Cohen.
The revamped amphitheater will also host summer shows by Foreigner, The B-52s, Mandolin Orange, Tash Sultana, Steve Miller & Marty Stuart, O.A.R., CAKE, Andrew Bird, Trombone Shorty, Lake Street Dive, JJ Grey with Jonny Lang and more. Member tickets on sale April 27. See the full concert lineup and ticket prices at Local Spins.
Summer festival announcements keep coming, from Southwest Michigan to the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula. Graham Parson’s July Farm Block Fest will feature regional stars Seth Bernard, Heavy Color, Molly, Cabildo, Joshua Davis and more; St. Joe’s mid-May festival will be headlined by JD McPherson, with Nora Jane Struthers and more. Check out the lineups, ticket links and details at Local Spins.