Coming soon – great jamming and singing summer moments

Posted on June 3rd, 2019

Live from Bays de Noc – some of the best jamming, clapping, swaying, singing and dancing-in-the-grass days are coming your way this summer! We do love music by the Bays — and you will, too. Our backdrops are beautiful.  Rhythmic, white-capped waves rolling onto the sand. Rustling grape leaves in our vineyards. Sunshine. Food. Life is so relaxing. Stay awhile and soak it in.

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Weekday good vibes

Classic rock, country, acoustic, jazz and gotta-dance tunes fill the air throughout the Escanaba area during the week. Below are some of our summer venues. Bring a chair or a blanket. Pack a picnic. We’ll provide great musicians.


Escanaba: Music Mondays, Karas Memorial Band Shell, Ludington Park

Last Monday in June-to first Monday in August; 7-9 pm; Free

Bench seating is available. You can buy popcorn and water if you don’t bring your own food. Rain date: Tuesday evening.


Escanaba: City Band Concerts, Karas Memorial Band Shell, Ludington Park

June-August; 7:30 pm; bench seating is available; Free

Lunch on Ludington music series

11:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Marketplace on Ludington Street


Gladstone: Summer Concert Series, Van Cleve Park

June-August; 7-9pm; Free

Ahhh – wine and music in the vineyards
Northern Sun Winery Outdoor Concert Series


What better way to relax on a Sunday than listening to the sounds of talented songwriters and musicians with Anthony Vineyards as your setting. Arrive at 3 pm for a tour of the estate and wine tasting then set up your chair or blanket, spread out your picnic and enjoy the music at 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 or $15 at the door (price includes your tour and tasting). Profits from your ticket purchase help local charities.

June 16: Small Potatoes – a Celtic-to-cowboy duo

July 21: Genna & Jesse – retro-soul, pop duo

Aug. 18: U.P. Gumbo – a quartet of seasoned musicians who bring on the blues, Cajun, zydeco, and boogie.

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One of summer’s best music values
U.P. State Fair: Grandstand Shows, 8 p.m. (EDT), FREE with fair admission


Make plans now to top off your summer in Escanaba, Aug. 12-18, at the U.P. State Fair. This is one of the best music values in Michigan. All shows in this 5,500-seat grandstand are included with fair admission. If you want to get up close to the artists, limited Gold Circle tickets are available for these musicians. It’s an incredible deal at $10 plus a service fee.

Aug. 12: Carly Pearce – country music singer and bluegrass natural

Aug. 16: Theory of a Deadman – get ready to rock to traditional and diverse, new works

Aug. 17: Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart” country phenom singer, songwriter and actor will perform new and legendary favorites

Become part of our music scene this summer … and come back next fall, winter and spring … because we keep on playing and singing all year-round!

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