Michigan’s music festival season is in full gear, so Local Spins will offer sneak peeks into many of the summer’s most popular celebrations. Today, this weekend’s Nor-East’r in Mio gets the spotlight.
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When it comes to music festivals showcasing Michigan bands and solo artists, regular attendees at the Nor-East’r Music and Art Festival are among the most devoted that you’ll find anywhere.
Local Spins’ 2020 Top 10 listing of favorite Michigan music festivals was inundated with rave reviews of the event held at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds in the northern Michigan community of Mio, with festivalgoers complimenting the diverse talent on stage, the sound, the atmosphere and the vendors.
Here’s a preview of this weekend’s event, links, must-know details and a playlist of performers featured at Nor-East’r 2023.
NOR-EAST’R MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL
WHEN: June 9-11
WHERE: Oscoda County Fairgrounds, 1889 Caldwell Road, Mio
THE DRIVE: 187 miles (3 hours) northeast of Grand Rapids
236 miles (3 hours, 35 minutes) northeast of Kalamazoo
195 miles (3 hours) northwest of Detroit
178 miles (2 hours, 40 minutes) north of Lansing
84 miles (1 hour, 40 minutes) east of Traverse City
THE LINEUP: Annie & Rod Capps, Aspen Jacobsen, Ben Traverse, Billy King, Blue Water Ramblers, Charlie Millard Band, Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis, Drew Nelson & Hwy. 2, Fay Burns, Harper & Midwest Kind, Hatchwing Rider, Jen Sygit, Jill Jack Band, Chain of Lakes, Kitty Donohoe, Michael Robertson, Mike Ward, Ruth & Max Bloomquist, Stella, The Whiskey Charmers and more. Get the full performance lineup online here.
FAN QUOTE: “The coolest thing about this festival is it is reasonably priced and all proceeds go back to help get kids into music. They give away guitars to selected children every year.” – Paul Muller
WEATHER FORECAST (as of June 6): Friday – High of 77-78 degrees, sunny to partly cloudy
Saturday – High of 75-76 degrees, cloudy
Sunday – High of 66 degrees, possibility of afternoon showers.
TICKETS: $65 weekend adults ($95 with camping), $5 children 13-17; $35 adult day pass. Get tickets online here.
NOR-EAST’R 2022 TOP 15 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY
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