Summer Concerts in Greater Lansing

Almost every day of the week, you can find free concerts in parks around the region. Grab a blanket and your lawn chair, pack a picnic, and spend a beautiful summer evening listening to some great local music.

Grand Ledge Music in the Park 

Jaycee Park, Thursdays at 7 p.m., FREE

  • 6/1/17 Three Men and a Tenor \\ Donny Brown
  • 6/8/17 The Frog King (Neil Diamond Tribute) \\ 89th Key
  • 6/15/17 The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle \\ Abbey Hoffman \\ The Storytellers
  • 6/22/17 Red Herring \\ Shelby and Jake
  • 6/29/19 Tell Yo Mama \\ Rachel Curtis
  • 7/6/17 Grand Ledge Bums \\ Exit 86
  • 7/13/17 The Invasion \\ Rick Kelly
  • 7/20/17 Showdown \\ Sierra Denae
  • 7/27/17 Root Doctor \\ Kari Lynch
  • 8/3/17 Kari Holmes \\ Clique
  • 8/10/17 Taylor Taylor \\ Alex Mendenall
  • 8/17/17 Fabulous Oldies But Goodies Band \\ Darin Larner
  • 8/24/17 Life Support \\ Bridgette Gulock
  • 8/31/17 Global Village \\ Lost Hitchiker's Band

City of Lansing Concerts in the Park 

Various locations, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. except June 14 at 6 p.m. and July 4 at 8 p.m., FREE

  • 6/14/17 Thornetta Davis (Jazz)
  • 6/21/17 Kari Lynch (Country)
  • 6/28/17 Jill Jack (Folk)
  • 7/4/17 Lansing Concert Band
  • 7/12/17 Jump Street Swing
  • 7/19/17 Tejano Sound
  • 7/26/17 LUVS
  • 8/2/17 496 West (R&B)
  • 8/9/17 Sea Cruisers (Oldies)

Beaumont Tower Summer Carillon Series 

375 W. Circle Dr. (near the MSU Museum) East Lansing, (517) 353-5340 Concerts begin at 6 p.m., FREE 

  • 6/28/17 Amy Johansen, Sydney University, Australia
  • 7/5/17 Carol Jickling Lens, University of Denver
  • 7/12/17 James Fackenthal, Chicago
  • 7/19/2017 Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, Grand Valley State University
  • 7/26/17 Jonathan Lehrer, Canada
  • 8/2/17 Ray McLellan, MSU Carollonneur

MSU Music in the Garden 

Beal Gardens (in case of rain head across the street to the College of Music building), FREE

  • 6/28/17 Spartan Student Jazz Combo
  • 7/20/17 M.I. Concerts percussion and flute duo
  • 8/25/17 Brass Tacks
  • 9/7/17 Spectra Sax Quartet

Grand Concert Series: Blues on the Grand 

325 City Market Dr., Lansing at 6 p.m., FREE

  • 6/14/17 Thornetta Davis (Blues)
  • 6/22/17 MSU Professors of Jazz
  • 7/12/17 Alise King (R&B)
  • 7/20/17 Horn and Holland (Gospel Jazz)
  • 8/9/17 Root Doctor (Blues)
  • 8/16/17 Pat Zelenka Line (Blues)
  • 9/6/17 Frog and the Beeftones (Blues)
  • 9/14/17 Brandon Marceal (Jazz)

Lake Lansing Park South Concerts in the Bandshell 

1621 Pike Street, Haslett, Friday nights at 7 p.m., FREE

  • 6/2/17 Life Support (70s & 80s)
  • 6/9/17 Soul Town Band (Motown)
  • 6/16/17 New Rule (Retro)
  • 6/23/17 Capital City Chordsmen (Barbershop)
  • 6/30/17 Meridian Community Band (Patriotic)
  • 7/7/17 Lansing Concert Band (Concert Band)
  • 7/14/17 The John Patrick Peters Band (Jazz)
  • 7/21/17 Sea Cruisers (Sock Hop)
  • 7/28/17 Avon Bomb (80s & 90s)
  • 8/4/17 Peat in the Creel/Glen Erin Pipe Band (Iris/Pipes)
  • 8/11/17 Oldies But Goodies (Oldies)
  • 8/18/17 Don Middlebrook & Pearl Divers (Caribbean)
  • 8/25/17 Jeff Baldori (Variety Mix)

Mason Concerts Thursday Nights Live! 

Historic Ingham County Courthouse lawn at 6 p.m., FREE

  • 6/22/17 Life Support Unplugged
  • 7/6/17 The Brian Randall Band
  • 7/20/17 The Sea Cruisers
  • 8/10/17 The Backwoods Band
  • 8/24/17 Twilight Memories Big Band
  • 9/14/17 Mason High School Marching Band and Cheer Squad

15th Annual Summer Music Series at Eastwood Towne Center 

3003 Preyde Blvd. Lansing, Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., FREE

  • 6/13/17 Sea Cruisers
  • 6/20/17 Brenda Loomis
  • 6/27/17 Kids' Night (Tim the Music Man / 5-7 p.m.)
  • 7/11/17 Showdown
  • 7/18/17 Bobby Standal & Paulie O
  • 7/25/17 Root Doctor
  • 8/1/17 Don Middlebrook & The Pearl Divers
  • 8/8/17 Smooth Daddy
  • 8/15/17 Natchez Trace
  • 8/22/17 Life Support

East Lansing Summer Concert Series 

Ann Street Plaza, Fridays at 7 p.m. FREE

  • 7/7/17 Root Doctor
  • 7/14/17 Paddlebots
  • 7/21/17 Earthwork Music Showcase featuring The Springtails, Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin, Gifts or Creatures and Red Tail Ring
  • 7/28/17 Taylor Taylor
  • 8/18/17 Kathleen and the Bridge Street Band
  • 8/25/17 Heartland Klezmorim

Wildlife Concert Series at the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy

6380 Drumheller Rd., 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7-8 p.m., $15

  • 6/13/17 Sierra Denae
  • 7/11/17 Twyla Birdsong
  • 8/8/17 Mike Bass
  • 9/12/17 Mikey Austin