Manitou Music Festival

Founded in 1991 by members of the Glen Arbor Arts Center, the Manitou Music Festival takes place in the pastoral splendor of Leelanau County, in the Northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

This “Land of Delight” has long attracted artists, writers, musicians and vacationers with its dramatic settings of towering dunes, pure inland lakes, lush hardwood and pine forests and the majesty of Lake Michigan. The Manitou Music Festival presents exciting and diverse concerts featuring national and regional performers of classical, jazz, and folk music in idyllic outdoor & family friendly locations.  See you this summer in Glen Arbor!

Northport Community Band Concert
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Concert: Northport Community Band

The ever popular Northport Community Band will get you ready for Independence Day. The band concert is a favorite for the whole family.

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2018 Dune Climb Jazz North
Sunday, July 8, 2018

2018 Dune Climb Concert: Jazz North

Jazz North is a “little” big band comprising the best of acoustic and electric jams of all genre.

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2018 Mulebone
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Concert: Mulebone

Inventive instrumental know-how and boundless blues expression evoke the muggy Mississippi Delta. Mulebone — a Brooklyn-based duo — is John Ragusa and roots music specialist Hugh Pool.

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2018 Jeremy Kitte Trio
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Concert: Jeremy Kittel Trio

Jeremy Kittel is one of the great violinists and creative musicians of his generation. His technical chops and sonic sensitivity are extraordinary, and his work as a composer and performer are inspired.

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2018 Moxie Strings Trio
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Concert: The Moxie Strings

The Moxie Strings — an electrifying combination of Diana Ladio on fiddle, cellist Alison Lynn, joined by percussionist Fritz McGirr.

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2018 Kathy Lamar
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Concert: Kathy Lamar Band

Vocalist Kathy Lamar presents a diverse blend of R&B, soul, and jazz. During her 40-year career, she has sung backup and duos with Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, and Lola Falana.

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2018 Crane Wives
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Concert: The Crane Wives

The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head.

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2018 Emma Cook
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Concert: Emma Cook & Questionable Company

Born in the thriving Burlington, Vermont music scene, three friends raised on funk, jazz, blues, and soul combine their nuanced styles to create this all-original trio.

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2018 Oh Brother Big Sister
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Concert: Oh Brother, Big Sister

This brother and sister duo covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements.

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2018 Tannahill Weavers
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Concert: The Tannahill Weavers

As they approach their 50th anniversary, the Tannahill Weavers remain one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands.

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Manitou Music Festival Summer Singers
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Concert: Summer Singers

Enjoy an evening with the Summer Singers, an all-volunteer group of 50 voices who present a wide variety of vocal music.

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Thank you to our Manitou Music Festival Sponsors!

 

Musicians seeking to book concerts for the Manitou Music Festival should use our MMF Musician Contact Page.