Have an itch to get outside and listen to local music? This summer the Greater Cadillac Area has multiple opportunities for you to enjoy live, local music. The Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion in downtown Cadillac is hosting live music throughout the summer, as well as many other local establishments and festivals.
The Ancient & Honorable Clam Lake Dock & Dredge Marching & Chowder Society Silver Cornet Band— Mondays: 7:00 p.m. @ Rotary Pavilion (100 S. Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601)
On Mondays come out and listen to The Ancient and Honorable Clam Lake Dock and Dredge Marching and Chowder Society Silver Cornet Band, full of local volunteer musicians that perform concert band music for free.
July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August: 5 & 12
Extra Show (Arts Festival):
Saturday, July 20: 12:00 p.m
Upbeat Cadillac 2019—Thursdays: 7:00 p.m. @ Rotary Pavilion (100 S. Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601)
For 10 consecutive Thursday’s come out and enjoy the variety of music that ‘Upbeat Cadillac’ has to offer from “World Class” Live Jazz, R&B, Blues and many more genres of entertainment.
June 20: Paul Nelson Band (American blues/rock guitarist)
June 27: Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quartet (Classic jazz standards and originals, destined to be classics)
July 4: organissimo (Bits of funk, blues, gospel, Latin, groove, and New Orleans influences)
July 11: Double Trouble (Tight harmony, sassy choreography, and audience participation)
July 18: Carla Cooke, The Sam Cooke Experience (Rooted in the gospel, Motown, R&B, and jazz)
July 25: Planet D Nonet (Down and dirty nine-piece swing band with a bluesy, Motor City twist)
August 1: The Phil DeGreg Trio w/ Petra van Nuis (Cincinnati jazz pianist and professor paired with Chicago jazz vocalist)
August 8: Tell Yo Mama (Seven-piece funk, soul, rock and blues)
August 15: James Armstrong (Los Angeles-based guitarist, soul singer, and songwriter-blues, urban funk, New Orleans grooves roadhouse shuffles)
August 22: Cheryl Hodge Group (Washington-based west coast jazz, blues, and soul)
Lake City Music in the Park—Thursdays: 7:00 p.m. @ The Lake City Free Stage (111 Front St., Lake City, MI 49651)
In addition to live music in downtown Cadillac, Lake City will also be providing free summer concerts for your enjoyment at ‘Lake City Music in the Park’ located at the Lake City Free Stage.
June 20: Blue Water Ramblers (Country/extraordinary folk music)
June 27: John Denner (Gospel and musical variety)
July 11: Pam Bowman and Just Jamin (Dulcimer & other instruments)
July 18: Beulah Land Quartet (Gospel)
July 25: Roscommon Steel (Drum band)
August 1: The Forresters (Gospel)
August 8: Ruby and the Retros (Country)
For more information visit their website: https://bit.ly/2VHqNSM
Coyote Crossing Open Mic Night— Thursdays: 8:00 p.m. (with special guest hosts) @ 8593 S. 13 Rd., Cadillac, MI 49601
Looking for good food and live music? Coyote Crossing will be hosting an Open Mic Night every Thursday, with special guest hosts for your entertainment. Enjoy Open Mic Night throughout the summer in our cozy bar or outdoor corral and watch local artists show their talents. NEW this year: a new stage has been built this year in the corral that allows a much more immersive experience for both the bands and the spectators.
May 23: Hosted By – Zak Bunce
May 30: Hosted By – Rick West
June 6: Cancelled due to Camp Greensky
June 13: Hosted By – Cadillac Slim
June 20: Hosted By – Zak Bunce
June 27: Hosted By – Adam Joynt & Jake Robinson
July 4: No Music for 4th of July
July 11: Hosted by – Road Runner Band
July 18: Hosted By – Cadillac Slim
July 25: Hosted By – Zak Bunce
Aug 1: Hosted By – Adam Joynt & Jake Robinson
Aug 15: Hosted By – Joel Eisler
For more information visit their website: coyotecrossingresort.com/live_music
Raven Brewing and BBQ—Select Fridays throughout the summer @ 119 S. Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601
The Raven Cadillac features excellent BBQ platters, soon-to-be-famous Poutine, cold brews, smokehouse tacos, half-pound burgers, signature Raven BBQ sauces, mac & cheese and so much more. Relax at our huge bar, shoot pool, listen to music, hang out and enjoy the atmosphere. Come listen to live music and have a good time on select Fridays through the summer!
For updates on dates and artists visit their Facebook page: facebook.com/ravencadillac
Looking to get an even more enriched experience of music in the Greater Cadillac Area? Check out these local music festivals to fully immerse yourself into the arts and culture of our area.
Camp Greensky Music Festival— June 6-8, 2019 @ Hoxeyville Festival Site in Wellston, Michigan
The second annual Camp Greensky Music Festival will be held in beautiful Wellston, Michigan surrounded by the resplendent Manistee National Forest. Three magical nights of music & camping curated by Greensky Bluegrass in Northern Michigan! Featured artists: Greensky Bluegrass, Del & Dawg, Stephen Marley, Billy Strings, Hiss Golden Messenger, Circles Around The Sun, Ghost Light, Rebirth Brass Band, Bombino, The Lil Smokies, Lindsay Lou, Joshua Davis, Dominic & Rachael Davis, and Seth Bernard.
Rotary Park Performing Arts Pavilion in Downtown Cadillac
Luke Winslow King – July 12 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Rotary Pavilion (100 S. Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601)
Born and raised in the Northern Michigan town of Cadillac, Luke Winslow King moved to New Orleans at 19 and spent the next 15 years fully immersing himself in the musical waters that flow through there with Earthwork Music founders Seth Bernard and Daniel Kahn. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. He has landed in front of larger audiences over the last few years while sharing the stage with the likes of Roseanne Cash, Jack White, Taj Mahal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Robert Earl Keen, Pokey Lafarge, Chris Thile, and the Rebirth Brass Band.
For more information view his website: lukewinslowking.com
Cambio – July 17 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Rotary Pavilion (100 S. Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601)
Enjoy local folk-rock band with ample multi-cultural favorites in beautiful downtown Cadillac. The Cadillac Rotary invites you to join them in a celebration of local music at the downtown pavillion.
Cadillac Festival of the Arts – July 19-20 @ the City Park in Cadillac Commons
51st Annual Cadillac Festival of the Arts – Phyllis Olson Art Fair, held at Cadillac Commons City Park, Pavilion and new Market in Cadillac, Michigan, along beautiful Lake Cadillac. The Festival includes more than 100 artists’ booths, live music, local food booths, and the “Sherilyn Lindberg Kid’s Art.” Local, regional, and national promotion draws visitors from a wide region to attend this two-day event. We welcome all artists who exhibit the art of original concept, design, and execution. Artists are juried to ensure the highest standards for both the artists and for the viewing public. Come join us July 19th and 20th to enjoy delicious food, beautiful art, and great music!
May Erlewine & The Motivations – July 19 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Rotary Pavilion (100 S. Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601)
May Erlewine, usually known as a tender songwriter from the Americana scene, takes a few dates out of the year to front ‘the Motivations’ and bring you original boogie jams and classic cuts. The shows are all about coming together and celebrating each other, wherever we are at. If you are feeling the weight of the world, these concerts are meant to get you moving your body and feeling connected. The Motivations feature Phil Barry on guitar and vocals, Joe Hettinga on synth, keys, and vocals, Eric Kuhn on guitar and vocals, Max Lockwood on bass and vocals, Mike Lynch on organ and keys, Terrence Massey on trumpet and vocals, and Michael Shimmin on drums, percussion, and vocals. Let’s dance!
For more information on May view her website: mayerlewine.com
Willy Porter – July 20 @ 3:30 p.m. @ Rotary Pavilion (100 S. Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601)
Willy Porter continues on a musical and personal odyssey spanning over two decades, 11 albums, and multiple continents. His journey has been defined by an inquisitive love for humanity and the language that describes what we all hold to be true. Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven grit, soul, silence and muscle– at times electrifying, dynamic, and unique in the way that Porter’s voice blends and fuses with his fretwork.
For more information on Willy view his website: willyporter.com
More information on the Cadillac Festival of the Arts: upnorthartsinc.com
5th Annual Depot Music Festival— Aug. 3 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. @ Rotary Park Performing Arts Pavilion on Lake Cadillac in Downtown Cadillac 100 S. Lake St, Cadillac, MI 49601
Come and listen for free to an incredible line-up of outstanding musicians. We will be doing raffles, hosting kid’s games and activities, selling commemorative merchandise, and providing fantastic food choices. There will also be a beer and wine tent and artisan and craft booths outside.
This year’s Depot Music festival boasts headliner 1000 Watt Prophets, a Traverse City-based band with some local roots, including lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Zak Bunce and bassist/vocalist Denny Richards. Also appearing at this year’s Depot Music Fest is The American Hotel System, a rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The melding of hard rock, Americana, and folk, amongst many other musical tastes.
Hoxeyville Music Festival— Aug. 16-18 @ Hoxeyville Festival Site in Wellston, Michigan
Nestled in 150 acres of farmland surrounded by the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament to pure North Country peace and celebration.
Hoxeyville is the Midwest’s premier Americana and Roots festival. We boast two stages featuring national touring artists and the best and brightest Michigan talent with an intimate capacity of three thousand. We are proud of our incredibly supportive community, safe, family-friendly camping (and playground!), excellent kids’ tent programming, unbelievable food, and an easily traversable site.
Earthwork Harvest Gathering—Sept. 20-22 @ 4747 N. 7 Mile Road Lake City, MI 49651
The Earthwork Harvest Gathering is a celebration of food and music, featuring the freshest of local ingredients and fine imported specialties. A family-friendly gathering bringing us into contact with the abundance of our community, the Earthwork Harvest Gathering has ripened Michigan’s artisan culture for 15 years and running, and hosts 2500+ attendees, who camp in the mixed hardwood forests and open meadows of Earthwork Farm every third weekend in September, annually.
Make sure to get out and enjoy all the live music that the Greater Cadillac Area has in store for you this summer! Visit our live concerts page on our website for more information: https://cadillacmichigan.com/area-events/