Outdoor Summer Concerts & Live Music 2021

Outdoor Summer Concerts & Live Music 2021

I decided to organize this one by day of the week since most of the concerts are recurring on a weekly basis! Enjoy, and remember to check to see if there have been any cancellations due to weather πŸ™‚


*The featured photo is from the Royal Park Hotel Vertical Concert Series in Rochester. See info about the vertical concerts later in this post!*


Free Concerts


Music On The Lake (St. Clair Shores Veteran’s Memorial Park)

Free Admission & Parking!

7 – 8:30pm on Wednesdays

Can bring your own picnic or they have food truck available too!



River Bends Park (Shelby Twp)


Select Wednesdays at 7pm

July 14 – Dan Rafferty Band for “Family Night”

July 21 – Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band (high energy country rock) for “Dance and Fitness Night”

July 28 – Katmandu (Bob Seger Tribute Band) for “Adopt a Furry Friend Night”

August 4 – Square Pegz (80s and Pop) for “Grad Night”



Music In The Park (Macomb Corners Park at 25 Mile west of Broughton Rd.)


7 – 8:30pm

The website says events are on rain or shine!

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. Concessions will be available onsite to purchase!

They also have a kidzone play area with inflatables, organized games, and other equipment.

Coolers and picnic baskets are allowed.


Music in the Park – Dodge Park (Sterling Heights)

Thursday Nights starting at 7pm

Weather Hotline (Updated at 5pm the day of the event): 586.446.2692




Weekend Unwind Concert Series at the Jacqueline K. Noonan Riverwalk Park/Memorial Park (Utica)

7530 Auburn Road (Located next to the public library.)

Free! (There is an Angel Wings Mural located here too!)

Bring a blanket or a chair, your dancing shoes, football, frisbee, etc. Hang out and enjoy the music and vibes.

There are fireworks every Friday at Jimmy Johns Field as well, so you can always hang in the park after the concert to catch a glimpse of those.

They will have a wide range of different bands playing each week.

utica unwind concerts


Eastern Market Brewing Co (Detroit)

Free…But you should probably buy a beer and stuff and support them πŸ˜‰

Fridays in August

6pm – 9pm

August 6: Lady Fantastic

August 13: DJ Way

August 20: The Pinot Grigios

August 27: DJ Nouveau



Friday Nights Downtown Music Series (Riverside Park, Auburn Hills)

Friday, August 6: Family Tradition Band, 7 – 8:30pm


From July 9 – August 27

“Bring your chair or a blanket, grab dinner and drinks from one of our local restaurants, and enjoy listening to music in the park! Bring your own beer, wine, or champagne (non-glass containers please).”


From their website:


Chesterfield Historical Village (Chesterfield)

Parking at 47275 Sugarbush Rd., Chesterfield Twp


Fridays, 6:30 – 8pm

July 9: VooDoo Doctors (Rock & Roll)

July 16: Dr. Jimmy & Mr. Jim (Classic Rock)

July 23: Sonic Freeway (Dance Hits)

July 30: The Meddrum Brothers (Rock & Country)

August 6: Jukebox Junkies (Acoustic Band)

August 13: Family Tradition Band (Country)




Lake St. Clair Summer Concert Series

Free (but you may need to pay for entry into the park)

Sundays this summer (through Sept 5) from 6:30-9pm

You can get a pass for free entry to Metroparks from your library too!


Weekend Days

Youngblood Vineyard (Ray Twp)

Music at the Vineyard Kickoff

Marias Nahas will be performing songs by the Carpenters, Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, and more!

Sat July 17, 1:30-4:30pm

Sun July 18, 3-6pm

Can purchase wine and wood fired oven pizza!

They also have goat yoga here! πŸ˜‰

I have a feeling they will be announcing more live music soon, so keep an eye on their social media!



Odd Days & Times/One Time Events/Not Free

Vertical Concert Series (Royal Park Hotel)

Price varies depending on the day and package you select (linked above).

Sunday, August 1st, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Cancel Monday – Benefitting The Yellow Ribbon Fund

We are excited to announce that our next Vertical Concert on August 1st will benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The Yellow Ribbon Fund’s mission is to keep families together. They provide housing, transportation, and caregiver & family support to severely wounded, ill, and injured service members.
Cancel Monday will be performing that evening from 6:30-8:30 pm. Guests can enjoy featured drink specials, and dance the night away! In partnership with Beam Suntory Group & sponsored by UHY & The Detroit Pistons, join us for this unique event, and help support a worthy cause.

Thursday, August 19th, 7 pm – 9 pm: NuClassica

Appearing on Season 11 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” the electro-pop violin + DJ band, NUCLASSICA®, is transforming and redefining the traditional concert experience. With a fiery hot image, engaging virtuosity and high-energy stage presence, NUCLASSICA has recently opened for artists including The Temptations, The Jacksons, John Legend, The Chainsmokers, Corrine Bailey Rae, Flo-Rida and Nelly. Under the direction of lead violinist, Jordan Allen Broder, accompanied by his DJ and ensemble of captivating performers, NUCLASSICA is an electrifying, one-of-a-kind show.

Guests will enjoy featured drink specials and dance the night away! In partnership with Beam Suntory Group & sponsored by Wilshire Benefits Group & The Detroit Pistons, join us for this unique event!


See the Vertical Concert FAQS HERE

vertical concert faqs

Please also see their website for ticket options!


Jackson Country Fair (Jackson)

Toby Keith

August 8 @ 7pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)

Tickets are a little more pricey, but it is Toby Keith after all!


August 9 @ 7pm

Lynyrd Skynyrd w/Special Guest Walker Montgomery

August 10 @ 7pm


Armada Fair (Armada)

Dylan Scott

Monday, August 16 @8:30pm

For Tickets, click HERE.

You will have to pay for tickets and parking, but prices are very reasonable!


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