Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

After a busy day at the beach or at work, it's time to kick back and relax a while. What better way than to listen to some music. You can find performances almost any night of the week, all within a short driving distance. Area musicians as well as professional traveling groups are featured in these summertime performances. For the outdoor venues, grab your lawnchair or a blanket and get ready to be entertained. Outdoor performances are free; there may be a charge for an indoor venue performance. Scroll down for the summer schedule, and enjoy!

Dates for 2021 are being added as they become available. Several events may be canceled or postponed or have their locations changed due to the Covid-19 virus; attendees are advised to confirm before attending.


  • Sunday Jazz Brunch in the Park, 1pm, Waterfront Park, Ludington. Dates TBA


  • Concerts in the Park, 7pm, Village Park, Onekama.June 28-August 23, 2021.
  • West Shore Civic Band, various locations, Ludington.


  • Manistee Shoreline Showcase, 7pm, Rotary Gazebo, First Street Beach, Manistee. June 22-August 31, 2021.
  • Summer Concert Series, Scottville Clown Band Shell. None scheduled for 2021.
  • Silver Lake Concert Series, Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, 7pm. July 6-August 3, 2021.


  • LACA Summer Music Series, 7pm, Waterfront Park, Ludington.June 23-September 1, 2021.
  • Echo through the Timber, 7pm, Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. June 23-August 25, 2021.
  • Nights at the Lights, 7pm, Little Sable Lighthouse, Silver Lake. July 7-August 4, 2021.


  • Roots on the River, 7pm, Manistee Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee. Dates TBA
  • Live Music in the Plaza, 5pm-8pm, Legacy Plaza, downtown Ludington. June 5-September 5, 2021.
  • Pentwater Civic Band, 8pm, Village Green, Pentwater. June 24-August 26, 2021.
  • Music on the Commons, 7pm, Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake June 24-August 26, 2021.(Friday,July2)..


  • Log Cabin Concert, Kaleva. Dates TBA
  • Summer Sounds, 7pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville. No concerts in 2021, returns in 2022.
  • Fridays in Hart Concerts, 7pm, Hart Historic District, 7pm, Hart, July 6-July 30, 2021.


  • Sounds from the Forest, 7pm, Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. June 26-September 4, 2021.
  • Rhythm & Dunes Concerts, 7pm, Waterfront Park, Ludington. July 24 & 31, 2021.
  • Summer Sounds, 7pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville. No concerts in 2021, returns in 2022.
  • Music on Bear Lake, 1-4pm, Bear Lake. June 25, July 24, August 28, 2021.

In addition, several businesses offer concerts throughout the summer months. Also, check out our story about the Scottville Clown Band to see where they are performing throughout the summer.

For more summer music happenings along the lakeshore, check these out:

Idlewild Music Fest.
Ludrock-Two-Day Music Festival.
Manistee County Summer Music.
Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival in Brethren.
Ludington State Park Summer Performances.
Nights at the Lights Features Entertainment at the Lighthouses.

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Last Updated: 05-21-2022 07:28 PM ID: 1099