Manitou Music

2019 MM PosterFounded in 1991 by members of the Glen Arbor Arts Center, Manitou Music 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. Manitou Music 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!

2018 Dune Climb Jazz North
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jazz North

Jazz North is a “little” big band. The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues, from Latin to bebop.

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2019 MMF Ruth and Max Bloomquist
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Ruth and Max celebrate 40 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in folk, bluegrass, and traditional music.

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2019 MMF May Erlewine
Sunday, July 28, 2019

May Erlewine

May Erlewine is a contemporary folk singer and songwriter based in Michigan whose pastoral, socially conscious music has won a sizable and growing following…

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2019 MMF Realta
Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Réalta make full use of the intricate melodies and driving rhythms that make Irish music so loved throughout the world.

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2019 MMF Chatham Rabbits
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Chatham Rabbits

It’s been about music from the get go. Austin McCombie and Sarah Osborne crossed paths in 2013 when he spotted her onstage opening for Mandolin Orange.

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2019 MMF The Founding
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Founding

The Founding is a Progressive Folk band with Celtic roots from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With their timeless, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting…

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Manitou Music Festival Summer Singers
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Summer Singers

The Summer Singers, an all-volunteer group of 50 voices, put a period on Manitou Music 2019. As the traditional closing act of the Manitou Music Festival…

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