Must-See Michigan Music Festivals

Celebrate festival season with a lineup of must-see music festivals in Michigan stacked with amazing acts. From electronic and hip-hop to country and folk, these festivals are sure to have you rocking out all summer long!

A crowd cheering at an outdoor music stage in downtown Detroit
Movement in Detroit | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

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1. MovementDetroit

Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit has been host to Movement since 2000. Once called The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Movement celebrates Detroit’s unique culture and rich musical history as the birthplace of techno music.

2. Electric ForestRothbury

Electric Forest was first held in the summer of 2011 at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury. The eclectic festival provides a unique experience by immersing participants in Sherwood Forest for a weekend of camping, music, community and culture. Music genres vary, with everything from EDM to indie and rock to disco.

3. BlissfestHarbor Springs

Blissfest is a celebration of culture and music that features a range of music from bluegrass to Latin and Celtic to Jazz that music-lovers of all ages can enjoy. Come sing along, dance like no one is watching, eat local food and browse craft tents for hours. This festival has something for everyone, and you won’t want to miss out.

4. Faster HorsesBrooklyn

Faster Horses originated in 2013 and now boasts crowds of more than 40,000 that gather at Michigan International Speedway every summer to enjoy three days of non-stop country music. The festival features two stages, 18 campgrounds, a car show and a lineup like no other. Throw on your cowboy boots and hat and be prepared for a weekend of unforgettable entertainment.

5. Common Ground Music FestivalLansing

A band onstage at Common Ground in Lansing
Brandi Carlile at Common Ground Music Festival | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

Whether you prefer to jam out to pop, rap, EDM (electronic dance music), country or any genre in between, Common Ground Music Festival has music for every taste. Each day of the four-day festival features a unique mix of artists – and each performance has the urban backdrop of downtown Lansing at Adado Riverfront Park.

6. Hoxeyville Music FestivalWellston

As an Americana and Roots Festival, Hoxeyville Music Festival places you in farmland at the heart of the Manistee National Forest, surrounding you with trees and an unrivaled country-music-loving community. Bring your kayak, hiking shoes and hammock because there will be plenty of time for adventure and leisure to go with amazing music.

7. Detroit Jazz Festival – Detroit

As the world’s largest free jazz festival, Detroit Jazz Festival is a celebration of Detroit’s rich jazz music history and talent. Each Labor Day weekend people from all over gather to enjoy the rich talent of leading jazz performers, as well as the innovation of up-and-coming artists.

8. Wheatland Music FestivalRemus

Spanning 160 acres, the Wheatland Music Festival site is the perfect event for adults and children alike to embrace the joy of bluegrass, folk and Irish music. For three days, embrace your roots and join in a jam session with artists, learn some song-writing tips from the pros or dance along to the catchy tunes.

9. Mo Pop – Detroit

Please note: the 2023 event has been canceled.

Located on the banks of the Detroit River, Mo Pop is more than a music festival. Featuring artists from a variety of genres and two full days of non-stop music, Mo Pop is the perfect festival for anyone looking to experience Detroit in a unique way. Walk through the SHIPYARD to get some Detroit eats, or head to Craft Bazaar to buy some local, handmade goods. From arcade games to artist meet-and-greets, you will never be bored at Mo Pop.

More Michigan Music Festivals:

B-93 Birthday BashComstock Park
Three Stacks Music Festival – Lansing
Hiawatha Traditional Music FestMarquette
Old Town BluesFest – Lansing
WAY UP – Marquette