Local Spins once again gets you dreaming of summer with another Saturday update on several Michigan music festivals.
As we slide (literally) into the second half of February, this week’s Michigan summer music festival update covers a fair amount of territory geographically and genre-wise – from “face-melting” rock to ukulele virtuosity.
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And with the return of the WYCE Jammie Awards – featuring performances by more than 20 regional acts – at The Intersection on Feb. 24 and the Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival at Kalamazoo Valley Museum on March 3-4, the winter is heating up with live music, too.
Here are lineup announcements and updates for several summer festivals:
BIG TICKET FESTIVAL (June 23-24 in Gaylord) – This long-running Christian music festival in northern Michigan has announced headlining sets by David Crowder and Zach Williams with “more coming soon.” Tickets and camping spots are available now online here.
MIGHTY UKE DAY (June 23-25 at University United Methodist church in East Lansing) – This charming three-day event paying homage to the ukulele also features workshops. For 2023, festival performers include Aldrine Guerrero & Aaron Nakamura, Peter Luongo & The Legacy Ukulele Ensemble, Heidi Swedberg & Daniel Ward, The Corner Laughers, MARLOWE, Megan Dooley and many more. Get details and registration information online at mightyukeday.com.
ROCK4VETS MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aug. 12 at Osceola County Fairgrounds in Evart) – The hard-rock festival this week announced its 2023 lineup: Smile Empty Soul, Adalitas Way, 9th Planet, Eva Under Fire, Matt Moore, Derek Randall, The Failsafe and Black Out. “Tier 2” tickets costing $35 are now available online here.
EMERALD ISLE IRISH FEILE (Sept. 8-9 on Beaver Island) – The third annual, Celtic-hued celebration will feature performances by The Byrne Brothers, Arranmore Pipe Band and Pubrunners with more to be announced. Tickets go on sale March 17. More details online here.
For a complete list of festivals, check out Local Spins’ Michigan Music Festivals 2023 Guide, with dates, locations and links to festival websites.
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