Bays de Noc Live Music Scene

Music has been part of the Bays de Noc area for as long as there have been songbirds in our forests. The live performances will lift your spirits in the winter … renew your hopes in the spring … bring you to your feet dancing in our summer sunshine … and stir your hearts in our crimson and gold fall. Please join us in our concert venues, vineyards and pubs. Or, share your songs or talents with us. We will always make time for more good music in our lives.


Summer vibe

Find your groove every summer with us. We’ll bring in musicians to perform a range of music from classic rock to country to easy-listening acoustic to get-up-and-dance cover tunes. For our outdoor venues, bring a chair or blanket and sit back and listen.


Escanaba: Music Mondays, Ludington Park

Karas Bandshell; June-August; 7-9 pm; Free

Picnics welcome; popcorn and water available for purchase; rain date: Tuesday evening


Escanaba: City Band Concerts, Ludington Park

Karas Bandshell; June-August; 7:30 pm; Free

Picnics welcome; bench seating available


Gladstone: Summer Concert Series, Van Cleve Park

June-August; 7-9pm; Free

Picnics welcome; variety of music all summer long

Sunday Funday Winery Concert Series

Bark River: Northern Sun Winery

June-August; $

Relax to the sounds of talented songwriters and musicians while surrounded by the Anthony Vineyards.

Strings on the Bay Summer Concert Series

Escanaba: Bay College

Besse Center, 2001 North Lincoln Rd.; $

Bay String Orchestra presents delightful chamber music conducted by Paul Lundin

Rock the Dock

Escanaba: Ludington Park

Annual weekends in early July and in August; performances by local bands; Free

Picnics welcome; food vendors on site; extra entertainment for all ages

Rockin’ the Bay

Gladstone: Gladstone Yacht Club; $

In early July, a talented mix of musicians help you rock out by Little Bay de Noc.


U.P. State Fair Grandstand Shows

Escanaba: U.P. State Fairgrounds

The third week of August; free with fair admission

5,500-seats; Gold circle tickets available


Nahma Music Festival 

Nahma Michigan

Saturday June 30th $



The music plays on …  

Listen to big-name singers and local and regional musicians perform live other times of the year at:

Escanaba: Bonifas Arts Center

Harris: Island Resort & Casino

Nahma: Nahma Inn

Gladstone: Freshwater Tavern