Common Ground Music Festival
July 8-14, 2013
Common Ground Music Festival happens in downtown Lansing, along the banks of the Grand River in Adado Riverfront Park. This annual celebration features an outstanding line-up of musical acts, focusing on top-level, national, contemporary music performers, scores of food vendors, and a dynamic display of outdoor interactive activities for kids. With an attractive, intimate venue, state-of-art production and a comprehensive array of patron amenities, the festival is the premier special event of the summer in the greater Lansing region.
Common Ground features an impressive array of headline, national-level entertainment each night. The event's core components include: popular music, delicious food and fun activities. These core components are designed with the goal of entertaining and satisfying people of all ages and backgrounds.
Common Ground utilizes a multi-day admission pass concept to provide Festival patrons unlimited access to the entire event for one economical price. Individual day passes are also available, but the best value is the Seven-Day Pass, which can be used solely, or shared with family or friends from day to day.
Performers by Date
Ben Folds Five
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Elliot Street Lunatic
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Mike Vial and the Great Lake Effect
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
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Here Come the Mummies
Harper & Midwest Kind
Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Echoes of Pink Floyd
Red Stone Souls
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Little Big Town
Kari Lynch Band
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twenty | one | pilots
Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers
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The Soil and the Sun
Mike Mains and the Branches
Lights and Caves
The Avett Brothers
Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band
Murder By Death
Tokyo Police Club
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The Blat! Pack
MVP Miles and 2Dope
Special Offers for Common Ground Visitors
Sorry, there are no special offers at this time.
During Common Ground
The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community. Taking place on Saturday, July 13th, it will run in conjunction with Common Ground Music Festival.
Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic "Color Festival," using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!
With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
- Wear white at the starting line
- Finish plastered in color
Now the single largest event series in the nation, The Color Run is exploding since our debut event in January of 2012 and will grow from over 50 events and 600,000 participants in 2012, to over 100 events and over a million participants in 2013!
Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.
Also During Common Ground: Architects of Air
Architects of Air build ‘luminaria' - monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour.
From, Hong Kong to Honolulu, Taipei to Tel Aviv, Sydney to Singapore, the monumental walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air have enchanted audiences around the world. Since 1992, over 2 million visitors in 38 countries across 5 continents have immersed themselves in the spectacular, luminous world of Architects of Air.
Visitors remove their shoes before entering an airlock. Once inside they can wander freely or just lay back and enjoy the ambience of the structure.
The first reaction is often one of delight at the unexpected beauty of the light.
The radiance of the daylight transmitted by the coloured pvc of the luminarium is surprising in its luminosity and makes a direct impact on the senses.
Through labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes, visitors move in a medium of saturated and subtle hues. Vivid reflections of liquid colour spill across the curved walls creating a world apart from the normal and everyday.
Visitors are excited to discover how different colours blend or resonate; how they transform faces and clothing. Some explore, following their maps through the maze immersing themselves in radiant colour.
No two visits to a structure are alike as the atmosphere inside alters according to changing weather and changing light outside. The experience is also affected by how the public inhabits the luminarium.
Visitors try to put their experience into words - comparing the experience to being in a futuristic space station or the human body.
Sometimes the structure may be animated by a musician or a storyteller but, more often, the space is enjoyed in its simplicity. As such, it is appreciated by people of all ages from all backgrounds
In the course of the exhibition as many as 2000 visitors per day may have passed through the luminarium to have been touched by a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour.
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