As summer heats up so does greater Lansing. From downtown plazas to serene parks you can find a live concert anywhere you go. Whether you're a fan of rock, jazz, classical, or anything in between there's something for you. Mark your calendars and get ready for an amazing summer!

Concerts at the Shell

Where: McCormick Park | 300 N. Putnam St., Williamston

When: Thursdays - June 13, 26, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 | 7-9 p.m.

Presented by The Williamston Area Beautification Fund, a variety of genres are coming to the park this summer! Admission is free so come relax and hang out as you listen to everything from rock to celtic music. New this year, concerts will take place in the Downtown Social District where you can take your adult beverage out of the restaurant and walk about or enjoy it al fresco. Check out the lineup!

East Lansing Summer Concert Series

Where: Downtown East Lansing Ann Street Plaza | Corner of Albert & M.A.C. avenues

When: Fridays - July, August | 6-8 p.m.

Grab some dinner in downtown and bring a chair to enjoy your meal and the music at the plaza. Albert EL Fresco is also open to enjoy the evening. The concerts are free and will be canceled in the event of rain. Find the updated lineup here!

Lansing's Backyard Bash Summer Concert Series

Where: MSU Federal Credit Union Headquarters

When: June 5, June 13, July 10, July 18, August 7 | Food and Drinks at 6 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m.

The Backyard Bash Summer Concert Series is back this year to support the MSU Community Music School in East Lansing! Tickets are $25 and kids 12 and under get in free. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening listening to artists like singer/ songwriter Sam DeRosa (as seen on NBC's "Songland"), a Journey tribute band, and a Yacht Rock duo. Get your tickets!

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Marketplace on the Green Summer Concert Series

Where: Marketplace on the Green | 1995 Central Park Dr, Okemos

When: Wednesdays - June 5-September 25 | 6-8:30 p.m.

These free summer concerts run in cooperation with the local farmers market! After walking around the market head to the pavilion for a performance from a local band. Find all the details here.

Music and the Garden Series

Where: MSU Beal Botanical Gardens | W. Circle Dr., Michigan State University, East Lansing

When: June 2, 23, July 14, August 11 | 1 p.m. family friendly activities, 2 p.m. concert starts

The series will feature performances from Violinist Alirna Korieva, the Spartan Jazz Quartet, Grace Gits and Gabe Lockheimer, and Quartet Fiume, respectively. Get the details here!

Music in the Park

Where: Jaycee Park | 525 E. River St., Grand Ledge

When: Thursdays | 7 p.m.

The Rotary Club stage brings local talent out for a night of food, friends, and of course, music! There will be food trucks onsite along with 50/50 raffles. Admission is free and weather permitting. See the full lineup!

Sounds of Summer

Where: Lake Lansing Park South | 1621 Pike St., Haslett

When: Fridays - June-August | 7 p.m.

Bring your lawn chair and a picnic for a fun night of music! With free parking and admission, all you need to enjoy the night is yourself. Kids can even enjoy the evening too- with a tricycle track, bounce house, and a giant inflatable slide. Food trucks will also be in attendance. Discover the full lineup!

St. Johns Concert in the Park Series 

Where: St. Johns City Park | 801 W. Park St., St. Johns

When: June 12 - August 28 | 7:00 p.m.

This year is the 21st season of the St. Johns Concert series! The newly built entertainment stage is located near the entrance of the city park. There will be a food booth along with the music. All concerts will be held rain or shine. Check it out!

Summer Concerts on the Square

Where: Courthouse Square | 100 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte

When: Thursdays - July-August | 6:30 p.m.

Come to downtown Charlotte for an evening of fun, free, local music! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and hang out with your friends and family while enjoying the music. Discover the full schedule!

Photo Credits: Choose Lansing (header image - Sounds of Summer at the Lake Lansing Bandshell), Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and Choose Lansing