Summer’s Top 8 Festivals You Can’t Miss!
Do you love music festivals and concerts? This summer, don’t miss the opportunity to soak up the sounds with your friends at these 10 concerts. From Grand Rapids, to Detroit, to Lansing, these concerts are all within driving distance from Grand Rapids. It’s time to research, grab tickets and friends, then hit the road on a summer adventure!
June 27-30: Electric Forest
Located at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, MI, Electric Forest is not a festival you want to miss! Electric Forest was nominated for Festival of the Year in 2017. This 4- day festival has a mix of different genres of music, but mostly focuses on electronic. This place is huge! Last year, over 40,000 people attended the concerts spanning two weekends. Bring your tent and camp out in one of a number of different campgrounds. Each area of the Forest has its own theme and gets more and more magical every year! Tickets sell out very quickly and can be purchased here.
August 23-24: Breakaway Music Festival
Breakaway Music Festival has events in 4 states, and is one of the fastest growing festivals in the industry. The Michigan event is located in Grand Rapids, and spans one weekend. This festival combines the music of EDM and hip hop artists to create a unique and diverse experience. This year the headliners will include artists such as: Kaskade, Louis The Child, Wiz Khalifa, and Big Gigantic. While it may not seem like a huge festival, you will be completely and pleasantly surprised at its sheer energy! Tickets range from $45 for a day pass, to $85 for a day VIP pass.
September 20-21: Prime Music Festival
Prime music festival is a hip hop focused festival featuring EDM and other artists, in Lansing, MI. Lou Adado Riverfront Park is the perfect venue for this as people have plenty of space to enjoy the music and energy around them. Some of the artists slated for this year are: DaBaby, Dr Fresch, GG Magree, Kid Quill, Lil Mosey, Mando, and Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi). Ticket prices range from $30 for a single day pass, up to $1,500 for a VIP table. Depending on what level VIP package you buy, you get 6-10 tickets, and 1-2 bottles for you and your friends. You can pick up your tickets here!
June 22: Founders Fest
It’s a celebration of beer and music! Beginning in 2012, Founders Fest is celebrating its 12th year with their biggest festival yet. This celebration of Founders beer lasts one day, and features a mix of artists such as: Macy Gray, The War and Treaty, Gov’t Mule, and even some of the employees from Founders! Every year, this festival gets bigger and better. Make sure you get a chance to experience Founders Fest before it becomes much more difficult to get to! Tickets range from $30 for the early bird special, to $45 at the gate. Grab some tickets here.
June 27-30: Common Ground Music Festival
Another HUGE festival with over 50,000 attendees, Common Ground Music Festival is located at Lou Adado Riverfront Park, in Lansing. This is one of the most diverse festivals in all of Michigan! Performers include comedy shows, hip hop, EDM, country, rock and pop. Each day during the festival generally focuses on one style of entertainment, therefore offering such a diverse experience. Common Ground has been running since the year 2000, so these people really have the party expertise! Artists this year include names such as Brandi Carlile, Playboi Carti, Cole Swindell, and YG among others. Ticket prices range from $79 for Tier 1 passes, to $240 for a VIP ticket. Single day passes range from $40-$90. The link to ticket purchases is here.
May 25-27 Movement Detroit
If you need something to do over Memorial Day weekend, Movement Detroit falls on this weekend every year. This festival focuses on electronic and dance music, featuring some of the current stars of the industry. Some of the artists from this year include: Disclosure, Luke Slater, Danny Brown, Dubfire, and GRiZ. With over 50 different performers, you are sure to find the perfect vibe at this festival. Tickets to Movement Detroit this year range from $40- $55. This is one of the longest running festivals in the world, and it shows!
July 19-21 Faster Horses
Faster Horses is one of Michigan’s biggest country festivals, spanning over three days in July. This festival features some of the biggest names in country. This year the lineup consists of: Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Kip Moore, Brett Young, and many more! Tickets for this festival come in three day passes, and they range from $215 for general admission, to $650 for the VIP Tack Room. Camping for this three day festival is essential as well, and camping passes are sold separately. Camping ranges from $190, depending on which campsite you purchase, to $1,600 for the VIP tents. First, grab your tickets. Next, grab a group of friends, then get ready to party!
July 27-28 Mo Pop Music Festival Detroit
Located in Downtown Detroit at the West Riverfront Park, Mo Pop hosts over 30,000 people every year. This three day festival features a wide range of artists in the electronic and alternative music genre. Artists listed in this year’s lineup include people such as Tame Impala, Ella Mai, and more. Tickets are pretty straightforward at Mo Pop. Prices are $25 per day for parking, $40 per day for premium parking. Festival passes range from $75-$95 for a single day pass, and $89.50- $149.50 for weekend passes. You can also buy packs of 4 passes at a discounted rate. Mo Pop is such a unique experience with so much fun stuff to do, from an arcade to a crafts bazaar!
No matter what concerts or festivals you end up going to this year, make sure to check these out! These top 8 festivals are some of the most popular in the country, and definitely worth the trip.