Common Ground Music Festival

Common Ground Music Festival
Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival
Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival

I’m sitting at work, just returning from an awesome long weekend, and Googling “Jobs that Let Me Hang Out Outside All Day” (don’t tell my boss). After a week of sunshine, the fluorescent lights and overflowing inbox are bumming me out. Luckily for me, the 14th annual Common Ground Music Festival is taking place down the street!

The 2013 Festival started on Monday, July 8 and will run until Sunday, July 14. There’s no better way to ease back into the work grind than hanging out with friends and grabbing a couple of drinks while listening to anyone from Ludacris to The Avett Brothers to Little Big Town. With three different stages and a diverse range of artists, there’s definitely something for everyone.

Tickets are still on sale, and are available on their website. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page or website.

Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival
Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival

While I continue my Google search, check out this year’s lineup:

Wednesday, July 10: Slash, Sevendust, Monster Truck, Echoes of Pink Floyd, Wilson, DeverauX, Red Stone Souls, Know Lyfe, Almost Kings

Thursday, July 11: Little Big Town, Randy Houser, Kari Lynch Band, Phoenix Stone, Von Grey, Julia Sheer, Dean Alexander

Friday, July 12: MGMT, AWOLNATION, twenty | one | pilots, Foxy Shazam, The Soil and the Sun, Leagues, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, Mike Mains and the Branches, Flint Eastwood, Lights and Caves, The Silent Disco

Saturday FREE (non ticketed) Matinee: Fifth Harmony, MSU Community School of Music Rock Camp

Saturday, July 13: The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, Frontier Ruckus, Murder By Death, Tokyo Police Club, Goodnight Texas, Owen, American Opera, Bennett, The Silent Disco

Sunday, July 14: Ludacris, Kid Ink, Jon Connor, Dizzy Wright, the Blat! Pack, Alex Goot, Sam Tsui ft. Kurt Hugo Schneider, Against the Current

Have you ever attended Common Ground? What was your favorite performance?

  • Meredith

    While I’ve lived in Lansing my whole life, this will be my first Common Ground. I can’t wait to see AWOLNATION and Ludaaaa!