Join us for a summer of live music!
Live music is back in White Lake, and a range of performances are already filling the calendar. Check out these can’t-miss performances, and book your trip to coincide with your favorite performances!
Featured Summer Music Events in the White Lake Area
ACWL Free Summer Concert Series
The ACWL Summer Concert Series will take place every Tuesday throughout the summer (June 15 – August 17) at the Whitehall-Montague Rotary Band Shell, just a stone’s throw from The Weathervane Inn.
The concert series will feature an eclectic array of musical artists in various genres. All concerts are free (though donations are appreciated), and all ages are welcome. Thanks to the City of Montague, art kits will also be available for kids to take home after each concert.
Where: Whitehall-Montague Rotary Band Shell, 8636 Water St., Montague, MI 49437
When: Tuesdays: June 15th – August 17th, 2021
- June 22 – Yard Sale Underwear (Dance and party band)
- June 29 – Magic Bus (Sixties cover band)
- July 6 – Robin Connell Trio with Max Colley III (Jazz)
- July 13 – Earth Radio (Future soul)
- July 20 – Country Club (Alternative country)
- July 27 – Westside Soul Surfers (R&B, funk, and soul)
- August 3 – The Smiths (Acoustic folk)
- August 10 – Mark Lavengood (Bluegrass)
- August 17 – May Erlewine
More information about the concert series can be found on the Arts Council of White Lake – Nuveen Center’s Facebook page. Check there for updates, including weather advisories and rain location information. Tentatively, if inclement weather arises, the rain location for most of the concerts is the Montague High School Center for the Arts (4900 Stanton Blvd, Montague).
West Michigan Wine & Jazz Festival
The 6th Annual West Michigan Wine & Jazz Festival will take place July 1-6. Enjoy live jazz, delicious wine, and artisanal meals provided by talented chefs. All concerts will be held in an intimate indoor setting at the Book Nook in Montague. To conclude the festival on July 6th, a large (free) outdoor concert will take place at the Whitehall-Montague Rotary Band Shell.
All Book Nook evening shows and the 10am concert on July 4th will have an optional meal for purchase (buy ahead online). Wine tastings will also be held on Friday and Saturday, July 2nd & 3rd at 7pm.
A festival pass can be purchased for $40 on the festival website [ https://www.westmichiganwinejazz.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html ], or you can buy individual tickets to single events. Because of limited, socially-distanced seating, be sure to buy your tickets early.
More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
Lineup of Events
Thursday, July 1st @7pm Showcase: Sabbatical Bob
Friday, July 2nd @7pm Showcase: Bijan Taghavi Trio
Saturday, July 3rd @10am Bloodys and Blues: Feral Cats
Saturday, July 3rd @7pm Showcase: Kathy Kosins Trio
Sunday, July 4th @10am Music & Mimosas Brunch: Michael Malis and Common Tongue
Tuesday, July 6th @pm Outdoor Concert @ Band Shell: Max Colley III / Rovin Connell Trio
Live Music Performances at Local Breweries
Grab a craft beer and a bite to eat while you enjoy live music at one of our fantastic downtown breweries!
North Grove Brewers
8735 Water St, Montague, MI 49437
Founded by two Montague natives in early 2020, North Grove Brewers features hand-crafted beers from their Taproom as well as a shortlist of delicious pub eats.
Live musical performances at North Grove Brewers will take place in their outdoor Biergarten. Grab a bag chair and come enjoy music, a North Grove brew, and a burger or dog. Performance updates will be posted to North Grove’s Facebook page, so check there for the latest upcoming events.
Fetch Brewing Company
100 W Colby St, Whitehall, MI 49461
Fetch Brewing Company is a chic downtown brew pub in Whitehall. Their award-winning hand-crafted brews and unique location in an early 1900s bank building make it the perfect spot to stop for an IPA or stout.
Fetch frequently features live outdoor music, with some weekly slots filled regularly. Check Fetch Brewing’s Facebook page [ https://www.facebook.com/fetchbrewing ] for the most up-to-date listing of upcoming performances.