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Music in the Park Events in Southeast Michigan

Free summer concerts happen all over metro Detroit in 2013! Round up your kids, blankets, favorite snacks and head to shows in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Washtenaw County

Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch Outdoor Concerts

  • Time: noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Dates: Thursdays, June 6-Aug. 29, 2013
  • Address: downtown Ann Arbor, corner of Liberty and Division streets

Each week a different area restaurant is on hand selling delicious eats while the concert takes place. Local, national and international talent performs.

Summer Music Series in Dexter

  • Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Dates: Fridays, June 14-Aug. 30, 2013
  • Address: Monument Park Gazebo, 8030 Main St., Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-0887

Come out to hear the Dexter Community Orchestra, Gemini and oodles of genres, from blues to rockabilly to jazz. Watch for a juggler and balloon artist, too.

Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Season

  • Time: 8-9 p.m.
  • Dates: Wednesdays, June 19-July 24, 2013 – except July 10, 2013
  • Address: West Park Band Shell, near Chapin and West Huron streets, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-2780

Enjoy the music of the Ann Arbor Civic Band this summer at this popular park in Tree Town.

Wayne County

Summer Friday Night Concerts in Northville

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Dates: Fridays, May 31-Aug. 30, 2013
  • Address: downtown Northville Town Square, East Main Street between Center and Hutton streets
  • Phone: 248-349-0203

The Northville High School Jazz Band, Talent for the Title, The Randy Brock Group and other artists from a wide range of musical genres make appearances.

Thursday Night Concerts in Canton

  • Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Dates: Thursdays, June 20-Aug. 8, 2013 – except July 4, 2013
  • Address: Heritage Park Amphitheatre, near Canton Center Road and Heritage Park Drive, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5100

Musical acts include The Crutches, Motor City Soul Band, Persuasion Band and The Randy Brock Group.

Friday Night in the Park in Dearborn

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Dates: second and fourth Fridays, June 28-Aug. 23, 2013
  • Address: Muirhead Plaza, at the clock tower, 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-943-2180

From jazz to hip hop to dance, there is something for everyone during these concerts. Bring a blanket and a picnic, too.

Tunes on Tuesdays in Northville

  • Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Dates: Tuesdays, June 18-Aug. 27, 2013
  • Address: Town Square, downtown Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-0203

This children's concert series features performances by Zippity2Dad, Gemini, Guy Louis and the Chautauqua Express and much more.

Music in the Park in Plymouth

  • Time: noon
  • Dates: Wednesdays, June 19-Aug. 21, 2013
  • Address: Kellogg Park, Main and Penniman streets, downtown Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-416-4278

Guy Louis and the Chautauqua Express start out the weekly concert series this summer at this popular, family-friendly program. Other performers include Beverly Meyer The Music Lady, The Kerfuffles and many more.

Jazz on the Ave in Dearborn

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Dates: Wednesdays, July 10-Aug. 14
  • Address: Dearborn City Hall Park, 13615 Michigan Ave.
  • Phone: 313-943-3141

Musical acts include Alexander Zonjic & Friends, Joe McBride, Randy Scott and more. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and stake out a good spot for great music in the park. Nearby restaurants will be selling food, too.

Lemonade & Shade in Trenton

  • Time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Dates: Thursdays, July 18 and Aug. 1 and 8, 2013
  • Address: Trenton Cultural Center, 2427 West Road, Trenton
  • Phone: 734-676-7172

Check out these interactive, energetic shows just for kids, beneath shady trees (lemonade provided!). Check out Mister Laurence and his Play Money Band on July 18, Drummunity on Aug. 1 and Peter Madcat Ruth Aug. 8.

Music From The Heart in Livonia

  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Dates: Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 29, 2013
  • Address: on the steps of Livonia City Hall, Five Mile and Farmington roads
  • Phone: 734-466-2900

Head out to Livonia to hear some great tunes this summer in this annual series that brings the community together.

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