Festivals across Michigan continue to ramp up the summer, from Lansing (with Carlile, Zedd, Cole Swindell, YG) to Ann Arbor (with JR JR, Joe Hertler, Tunde Olaniran). Get the lowdown on two of them.
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Indie-rock/pop/folk’s Carlile (with a new Grammy-winning album, “By the Way, I Forgive You”) will headline Thursday’s opening night for the festival – taking place June 27-30 at Adado Riverfront Park – which will also feature headlining sets by electronic music artist Zedd on Friday, country singer Cole Swindell on Saturday and hip hop’s YG, along with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Big Boi, on Sunday.
The festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019 with literally dozens of performers on the bill throughout the four-day affair.
In addition to Carlile, Canadian singer-songwriter City and Colour (Dallas Green solo) and the pedal steel-soul of Randolph and band, Thursday’s opening volley will include Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound, Michigan’s own Mike Mains & The Branches and Motherfolk.
Friday’s electronic/hip hop lineup will feature electro house star Zedd, along with rappers Playboi Carti and Yung Gravy, Ann Arbor native and electronic music producer Elephante, hip hop’s Jack Harlow and pop artist Carlie Hanson.
Saturday is country night with singer Swindell (“You Should Be Here”) joined by Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Clare Dunn, Eric Chesser, Lansing’s own Rachel Curtis and The Swift Brothers.
Sunday closes out the festival with more hip hop, courtesy of YG, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Big Boi, 2 Live Crew and Trap Manny.
General admission, four-day tickets are $89 (or $240 VIP) and available online here.
(By the way, Common Ground is also hosting a June 7 “I Love the ’90s” concert at Cooley Law School Stadium starring Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Coolio, Kid N Play, All 4 One, Young MC and C&C Music Factory.)
ANN ARBOR’S TREEVERB MUSIC FESTIVAL FEATURES JR JR, JOE HERTLER
Ann Arbor will kick off June with a free, one-day festival starring several of Michigan’s favorite emerging artists and established stars.
JR JR, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Tunde Olaniran and Joshua Davis will be part of the Treeverb Music Festival that takes place 2-11 p.m. June 1 at the First and Huron parking lot in Ann Arbor.
The free, all-ages festival – sponsored by First Martin Corp., Bank of Ann Arbor, Destination Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor radio station WQKL-FM (107.1) – will also feature Computer Games Music (featuring Darren Criss and Chuck Criss), Anna Burch, Corey Harper, Jacob Sigman, The North 41 and DJ Ross Federman of Tally Hall.
Food trucks and a beer tent also will be on site. Get more details online here.
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