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Wednesday, July 1,2009

Summer Activities

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JULY
July 1
Concert in the Park
Outdoor concert series continues with the The Old Town Blues Band. 7
p.m. Georgetown Park, 6300 Haag Road, Lansing. FREE. (517) 483-6019.
Muelder Summer Carillon Series
Carillon recitals by visiting and local performers, followed by tours of
Michigan State University’s Beaumont Tower. The first concert is by
Margo Halsted, University of California, Santa Barbara. 6 p.m. West
Circle Drive, MSU campus. FREE. (517) 353-9958. www.music.msu.edu

July 3
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
An evening of patriotic music on the eve of Independence Day with the
Meridian Concert Band. 7 p.m. Lake Lansing Park South Bandshell, 1621
Pike St., Haslett. FREE.

July 4
Lansing Fourth of July Parade
11 a.m. downtown Lansing.
Concert in the Park
The Lansing Concert band performs at 8 p.m. in Lansing’s Riverfront
Park. FREE. (517) 483-6019.
Mason Fourth of July Parade
7 p.m. downtown Mason.
Meridian July 4th Fireworks Celebration
Music, food, kids’ activities and fireworks. 7 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Central
Park, 1990 Central Park Drive, Okemos. FREE.

July 6-12
Common Ground Festival
Sheryl Crow, Huey Lewis & the News, Stone Temple Pilots, American
Idol winner David Cook and George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
are among the headliners for this year’s fest. Riverfront Park, Lansing.
Festival passes are $85/$95, single day passes $26/$32. 1 (800) 585-
3737. www.commongroundfest.com

July 8
35th Annual Orchard Street Pump House Ice Cream Social
Make — and eat — ice cream the old-fashioned way at this neighborhood
get together featuring cool treats and live music by the Kiwanis
band and YellowSub Marines, a Beatles cover band. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Orchard Street Pump House, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing.
Muelder Summer Carillon Series
Recital by Ana and Sara Elias, Portugal. (See details, July 1)

July 9
Thursday Night Live
The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce continues its summer music
series with Pselus. 6 p.m. Ingham County Courthouse lawn, 641 Jefferson
St., Mason. FREE (517) 676-1046. www.masonchabmer.org

July 10
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Mystic Shake performs at 7 p.m. at Fountain Square, East Lansing.
FREE. (517) 337-1731. www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/Departments/
CommunityEvents/SummerConcertSeries/
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
Summer concert series continues with Men of Orpheus. (See Details,
July 3)

July 11
Art in the Gardens
Lansing glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith will display more than 30 pieces
in Cooley Gardens for this one-day exhibit, which also includes an artist
demonstration. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 213 W. Main St., Lansing.
www.cooleygardens.org


Bands & Bikes Festival
Watch BMX-ers grab some air while you play the air guitar along with
local shredders at the Gier Park Bands & Bikes Festival, featuring BMX
exhibitions, speakers and live music. Bands include Animal Mother, The
Grady Clan and Circle of Crows. Noon – 7 p.m. Gier Park BMX Track &
Municipal Park, 2809 N. East St. (Old 27), Lansing. FREE. (517) 367-8990.
www.cabmx.com
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
The Sea Cruisers perform at 7 p.m. at Ann Street Plaza, East Lansing.
(See details, July 10)


July 13-18
Eaton County Fair
Fast cars, slow tractors and even slower mule-pulls; the Eaton County
Fair has fun for all speeds. Eaton County Faigrounds, 1025 S. Cochran
Ave., Charlotte. (517) 543-4510. www.eatoncountyfair.com


July 14
Eastwood Summer Concert Series
Live music continues at Center Court with the sounds of Life Support. 7
p.m. FREE. (517) 316-9209. Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing.


July 15
Muelder Summer Carillon Series
Recital by Gijsbert Kok, The Netherlands. (See details, July 1)
Concert in the Park
The Singletons perform at 7 p.m. at Turner Park, 1200 Turner St.,
Lansing. FREE. (517) 483-6019.


July 16
Blues on the Square
The outdoor summer series continues with Michigan native Larry
McCray. 6 – 10 p.m., S. Washington Square, downtown Lansing. FREE.
www.wmmq.com


Music in the Garden
The Holt Community Arts Council’s summer concert series returns with
Root Doctor. 7 p.m. Veterans Memorial Garden Amphitheater, 2074
Aurelius Road, Holt. FREE. www.holtarts.org


July 17
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Ryan Knott performs at 7 p.m. at Fountain Square, East Lansing. (See
details, July 10)
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
Concert series continues with Upton Band. (See details, July 17)


July 18
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Against School Violence performs at 7 p.m. at Ann Street Plaza, East
Lansing. (See details, July 10)


July 21
Eastwood Summer Concert Series
Series continues with Root Doctor. (See details, July 14)


July 22
Muelder Summer Carillon Series
Recital by Wylie Crawford, University of Chicago. (See details, July 1)



Concert in the Park
My Neighbors Dog performs at 7 p.m. at Hunter Park, 1400 E.
Kalamazoo St., Lansing. FREE. (517) 483-6019.


July 23
Blues on the Square
Concert series continues with Gina Sicillia. (See details, July 16)
Thursday Night Live
Series continues with The Sea Cruisers. (See details, July 9)
Music in the Garden
Series continues with the Kathy Ford Band. (See details, July 16)


July 24
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Kitty Donohoe at 7 p.m. at Fountain Square, East Lansing. (See details,
July 10)
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
Concert series continues with The Sea Cruisers. (See details, July 3)


July 25
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Not Afraid performs at 7 p.m. at Ann Street Plaza, East Lansing. (See
details, July 10)


Westside Summer Fest
Celebrate Lansing’s Westside with the third annual Westside Summer
Fest. The event includes live music, poetry readings, craft vendors food
and more. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m, behind Toolan’s and Park Furniture, 900 block
of West Saginaw, Lansing. FREE. (517) 483-4499.
www.westsidesummerfest.com


July 28
Eastwood Summer Concert Series
Series continues with Cheap Dates. (See details, July 14)


July 29
Muelder Summer Carillon Series
Recital by Ray McLellan, MSU. (See details, July 1)
Concert in the Park
Super Grupo Aldaco performs at 7 p.m. at Frances Park, 2701 Moores
River Drive, Lansing. (See details, July 1)


July 30
Blues on the Square
Concert series continues with Ronnie Baker Brooks. (See details, July 16)
Music in the Garden
Summer concert series continues with the Jack Clarkson Band. (See
details, July 16)


July 31
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Jen Sygit performs at 7 p.m.at Fountain Square, East Lansing. (See
details, July 10)
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
Series continues with Capital City Chordsman. (See details, July 3)




AUGUST
Aug. 1
Capital City African American Parade and Heritage Festival
Ethnic foods, games and live music provide entertainment for children
and adults. Parade in downtown Lansing at 11 a.m. followed by a picnic in
Ferris Park. (517) 484-2180.
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Flatfoot performs at 7 p.m. at Ann Street Plaza, East Lansing. (See
details, July 10)
Grand Ledge Island Art Fair
Featuring 130 artists showing and selling their work, as well as food and
live music. Second Island, downtown Grand Ledge. (517) 627-9843.
Woldumar Music Festival
Featuring more than 35 Lansing and Michigan bands on four stages, as
well as organic food, art and games at Woldumar Nature Center. Noon –
midnight. 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing. FREE. (517) 896-5734.
www.woldumarmusicfestival.blogspot.com.


Aug. 2
Lansing 150 Community Dance
Celebrate Lansing’s 150th birthday with a community dance performance
by Happendance. 1 p.m. State Capitol lawn, Lansing. FREE. (517)
333-3528. www.happendance.org


Aug. 3-8
Ingham County Fair
This year marks the fair’s 155th anniversary and features supercross,
pony rides, games and exhibits from 4-H clubs from Lansing to


Stockbridge. 700 E. Ash St., Mason. $5/$3. (517) 676-2428.
www.ingham.org/FB/fairhome.htm


Aug. 4
Eastwood Summer Concert Series
Series continues with Summer of Sol. (See details, July 14)


Aug. 5
Concert in the Park
Don Middlebrook and Living Soul perform at 7 p.m. in Quentin Park, 1500
Pattengil, Lansing. FREE. (517) 483-6019.


Aug. 6
Blues on the Square
Concert series concludes with John Nemeth. (See details, July 16)
Music in the Garden
Summer concert series continues with the YellowSub Marines. (See
details, July 16)


Aug. 7-8
Lansing JazzFest
Two days of hot tunes in Lansing’s Old Town, featuring a variety of local,
regional and national talent — including headliners Tim Cunningham and
Hot Club of Detroit — as well as food vendors and a drink tent. Corner
of Turner Street and Grand River Avenue, Lansing. FREE. (517) 371-4600.
www.jazzlansing.org


Aug. 7-9
Great Lakes Folk Festival
Music, art and cultures coalesce at this annual celebration of folk traditions
by the MSU Museum. Downtown East Lansing. FREE.
www.greatlakesfolkfest.net
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
Concert series continues with Doowops. (See details, July 3)


Aug. 8
Car Capital Celebration
A salute to Lansing’s automotive history, featuring classic cars and live
entertainment, with proceeds benefiting the R.E. Olds Transportation
Museum. Michigan Avenue, between Marshall and Foster streets,
Lansing. (517) 372-0259. www.reoldsmsuem.org


Aug. 11
Eastwood Summer Concert Series
Series continues with Living Soul. (See details, July 14)


Aug. 12
Concert in the Park
The Sea Cruisers perform at 7 p.m. at Ranney Park, 3201 E. Michigan
Ave., Lansing. FREE. (517) 483-6019.


Aug. 13
Thursday Night Live
Series continues with The Backwoods Band. (See details, July 9)
Music in the Garden
Summer concert series continues with a Stage 1210 acoustic showcase.
(See details, July 16)


Aug. 13-15
DeWitt Ox Roast
On the banks of the Looking Glass River, the smell of ox burgers can be
found wafting through the streets of DeWitt every August. Grab a burger
and wash it down something from the beverage tent, while checking out
some of the other activities. keep you satisfied. Downtown Dewitt.


Aug. 14-16
St. Johns Mint Festival
Sports tournaments, live entertainment and tours through a mint farm
fill the day at this annual favorite. Clinton County Fairgrounds, 100 E.
State St., St. Johns. (989) 224-7248.
www.clintoncountychamber.org/mint.PHP


Aug. 14
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Catfish 5 performs at 7 p.m. at Fountain Square, East Lansing. (See
details, July 10)
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
Concert series continues with Belfast Gin. (See location, July 3)


Aug. 15
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Heartland Klezmorim performs at 7 p.m. at Ann Street Plaza. (See
details, July 10)


Aug. 18-22
Old 27 Tour
From Coldwater to Cheybogan, cars will line up for five days of summer
cruising down Old US 27, pulling into downtown Lansing from 6 p.m. – 9
p.m. on Aug. 19. (517) 394-7344. www.old27tour.com


Aug. 20-22
Renegade Theater Festival
More than 20 participants, from professional theaters to independent
directors, plan to jam around Lansing’s Old Town in this growing party of
bootleg thespianism. FREE. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. nightly. (517) 483-1488.
www.renegadetheatrefestival.org


Aug. 21
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Pickland Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. at Fountain Square, East Lansing.
(See details, July 10)
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
Summer concert series continues with Under Construction. (See location,
July 3)


Aug. 22
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
The Flatbellys perform at 7 p.m. at Ann Street Plaza, East Lansing. (See
details, July 10)
Lansing Community College Caribbean Festival
A day of island cuisine, music, dance and more presented by the Lansing
Community College Student Life and Leadership office. LCC campus,
downtown Lansing. FREE. (517) 483-1287.


Aug. 27
Thursday Night Live
Concert Series continues with the “Mason Area Idol” Finals at 6 p.m.
(See details, July 9)


Aug. 28 & 29
Holt Hometown Festival
Featuring vendors, exhibit, games a parade and fireworks. Holt Jr. High
School, 1784 Aurelius Road, Holt. www.holtfestival.com


Aug. 28
Music at Lake Lansing Band Shell
Concert series concludes with Living Soul. (See location, July 3)




SEPTEMBER
Sept. 9-13
Frontier Days
A flea market, rodeos and pageants help put the Old West back in Mid-
Michigan. Charlotte. (517) 543-3325. www.charlottefrontierdays.com


Sept. 17
Thursday Night Live
Series concludes with the Mason High School Band at 6 p.m. (See
details, July 9)


Sept. 19
A historic look at the city of Mason on the lawn of the Ingham County
Courthouse, 641 Jefferson St., Mason. www.masonchamber.org


Sept. 18-19
Old Town Bluesfest
Shuffle into fall with some Michigan’s finest blues acts. Corner of Grand
River Avenue and Turner Street, Lansing. (517) 371-4600.
www.oldtownbluesfest.org


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