Common Ground Music Festival

The Awesome Mitten-Common Ground Music Festival
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Now in its thirteenth year, the Common Ground Music Festival has gained a reputation for being one of Michigan’s premiere musical events. Beginning Mon., July 9 and running through Sun. July 15, this prestigious music festival will feature nearly fifty nationally known acts, giving event goers a full week of excitement.

Situated in Adado Riverfront Park, along the banks of the beautiful Grand River, Common Ground’s two main stages will each feature one headliner on all seven days of the festival, plus several other acts. Both Monday and Thursday are expected to be the busiest, with eight total acts performing each night. If the sheer volume of performance wasn’t enough to keep festival goers occupied, the variety among the acts is so huge that there will be something to keep everyone entertained.

Whether you’re going to hear one of the nineteen top ten singles from Academy of Country Music Award winner Eric Church, you want to rock out to the sound of the Muskegon native Pop Evil or you want to dance all night to the music of electro-rock’s rising star Lights, each night of Common Ground will keep everyone enjoying themselves regardless of music preference.

The Awesome Mitten-Common Ground Music Festival
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As large as the variety in performers may be, the variety in ticket options is just as vast. The $99 seven day pass is boasted as the best value (where else could you see almost 50 acts perform for under $100?), but there are plenty of options for those who want to attend for just a night or two. Single night general admission tickets range from $25 to $39. For those of you who are looking for the red carpet treatment, the minds behind Common Ground have you covered with their Uncommon Club VIP passes. These tickets (which also can be purchased for just a night or for the entire week) include parking passes, exclusive seating and premium viewing and while in location, Uncommon Clubbers will have access to exclusive port-o-potties, beverage service (with personal, nonprofit wait staff serving $1 off drinks) and complimentary hors d’oeuvres being served at 5:30 p.m.

As is apparent, Common Ground Music Festival caters to all people. Not only can concert goers bring their own lawn chairs to the shows, they can also hop on the car shuttle route at any one of its many stops around Lansing. Or, if you’d rather see some behind the scenes action, you can get involved by volunteering at Common Ground.

The Awesome Mitten-Common Ground Music Festival
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So pick up some tickets to Common Ground Music Festival today, and while you’re there, be sure to enter the 50/50 raffle that benefits the Burcham Hills Foundation (and maybe you, too!).

For more information, check out Common Ground Music Festival on Facebook!

~ Hayley Serr, Feature Writer