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For cool jazz, Motown, boot-scootin’ Country, and every kind of music in between — loosen up & boogie down in the Great Lakes Bay!
Wednesdays in the Park: Wenonah Park Bandshell, shows start at 7 p.m., bring a lawn chair or blanket! Listen to a wide array of musical performances from a Simon & Garfunkel Tribute to 80s rock. Bonus: In 2021, the brand new bandshell in Wenonah Park will celebrate its inaugural season with Wednesdays in the Park. Enjoy the larger stage and outstanding acoustics!
Thursdays at Uptown: The Fountain in Uptown, shows are 6 - 7:30 p.m., bring a chair. Relax and enjoy as you listen to a variety of live bands. On the summer docket: Pair of Aces, a father & son progressive acoustic band from Bay City, and The String Thing, with five people, vocals, guitars, two mandolins, a hammered dulcimer, banjo, and ukulele!
Fridays at the Falls: Third Street Waterfall Park, shows start at 6 p.m., bring a chair. Enjoy the cool breeze off the Saginaw River, live music, and the ambiance of historic, waterfront Downtown Bay City. Experience a sweet treat at St. Laurent Brothers and the Third Street Star Bridge after your musical interlude.
Friday Fun Nights: Fridays on Main Street in Frankenmuth, 6 – 9 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy live music and street performers, talented musicians from around the state as well as some local favorites — with face painting, balloon twisting, magicians, and excitement for all ages!
Frankenmuth Women's Club Concerts in the Park: Sundays at the Palmer Schau Platz in Memorial Park, shows start at 7 p.m., bring a lawn chair or blanket. This summer, see tributes to the Beatles, Garth Brooks & Toby Keith, Journey, Johnny Cash, the Bee Gees, and more!
Tunes by the Tridge: Thursdays at the base of the Tridge, shows are 7 - 9 p.m., bring a blanket or lawn chair. Tunes by the Tridge is a family-friendly event for listening enjoyment including Cool Lemon Jazz, Motown/Funk music by Denise Davis & the Motor City Sensations, and more options throughout the summer season.
The Commons Live Music Series: Friday and Saturdays on the corner of Main Street and McDonald, shows are 7 - 9 p.m. Bring a chair or snag an outdoor table at The Commons Pedestrian Plaza & Refreshment Area. Grab brews, cocktails, and food to-go from restaurants within the designated zone, and enjoy while you listen to live music in the streets! Performances include Melissa May & Brian Coonan, Midland Saxophone Quartet, Brett Mitchell & The Mitchfits, Jim Pagel Jazz Trio, and more.
Picnic in the Park Concert Series: Tuesdays at Roethke Park, shows are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Pack a lawn chair (and a picnic!) and find a spot on the grassy lawns for live tunes like The Jim & Tim Acoustic Show or the Todd Michael Band.
Summer Concert Series: Wednesdays at Tittabawassee Township Park in Freeland, shows are 6:30 - 9 p.m., bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab dinner from on-site food vendors (including locally loved Woody’s Hot Dogs) and sway to live music by Barbarossa Brothers, Stone Street Revival, Empty Pockets Experience, and more!
Party on McCarty: Thursdays at Saginaw Township Soccer Complex, gates open at 5 p.m., music is from 5:30 - 10 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy food vendors, beer and wine, family-friendly activities, and outdoor concerts! Themed nights include 80s, Motown, Country, Classic Rock, and more!
Friday Night Live: Fridays at Morley Plaza, shows are 5:30 - 9 p.m., bring a chair. Enjoy live music in the heart of Downtown Saginaw! Dance the night away to themes including Rockin’ on the Riverfront, Latin Fiesta, Michigan Made, and Motown Music Fest.
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