Manitou Music Festival

Founded in 1991 by members of the Glen Arbor Art Association, 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!

MMF News

GAAA Announces New Mostly Music Series

Get behind the scenes with the new “Mostly Music” series starting January, 2016.

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Big Band
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mostly Music: The Big Bands

“The Big Bands Never Left…the Audience Went Somewhere Else”. The first session of Mostly Music’s winter series is a lecture with recorded examples of the continuing metamorphosis of the jazz big band in American music.

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