Welcome to another Saturday morning of summertime dreams: Browse the lineups for several 2023 Michigan music festivals, along with a few festival updates of note.
Michigan’s music festival fervor has led to lots of early reveals of performer lineups, even amid February’s bone-chilling temps.
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So, Local Spins will regularly post roundups of initial rosters of bands and solo acts booked for various festivals across the state. Scroll down for this week’s roundup and click here for lineups announced last month by Faster Horses, Upheaval, Movement, Hoxeyville, Tamarack Music Fest and more.
In addition to that:
• Earthwork Harvest Gathering, taking place Sept. 15-17 on Earthwork Farm outside Lake City, has put early bird tickets on sale here (with prices going up on April 1). You can also find info about how to sign up as a volunteer.
• Farm Fest, being held Aug. 11-13 outside Johannesburg, also is seeking volunteers (who receive VIP passes to the event). Get details and an application online here.
And for a complete list of festivals, check out Local Spins’ Michigan Music Festivals 2023 Guide, with dates, locations and links to festival websites.
BUSES BY THE BEACH BUS BENEFIT (May 26-29 at Camp Blodgett in West Olive) – Nicholas James & The Bandwagon, Full Cord, King Possum, The Fat Animals, Roosevelt Diggs, Loren Johnson (with more to be announced). Details, tickets online here.
BEAVER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL (July 20-23 on Beaver Island) – Sponge, The Rubies, The Plate Scrapers, The Orbitsuns, The American Hotel System, Snacks & Five, Lynn & The Moonshine Runners, Good Morning Bedlam, Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis, Danny, Jimmy & Friends, Christopher “Wink” Winkleman, Aqua Cherry and more to be announced. Get tickets online at bimf.net.
CHARLOTTE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL (June 22-24 at Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte) – Lonesome River Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Edgar Loudermilk Band, Amanda Cook Band, Kody Norris Show, David Mayfield Parade, Williamson Branch, Harbourtown, New Outlook and more. More information at charlottebluegrassfestival.com.
UNITY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aug. 9-12 at Heritage Landing in Muskegon) – For King and Country, We the Kingdom, Casting Crowns, Colton Dixon, Blessing Offor, Katy Nichole, Ben Fuller, Jonathan Traylor, Jordan Feliz, Rachael Lampa, Disciple, John Tibbs, Josh Wilson and many more. Get the schedule and other details online here.
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