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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The Crane Wives
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MMF Concert: The Crane Wives

The Crane Wives are a home grown indie-folk group that defies musical stereotypes. They utilize three-part harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a passion for songs crafted to create music that is both accessible and innovative.

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Jeremy Kittel Trio
Sunday, July 31, 2016

MMF Concert: Jeremy Kittel Trio

Jeremy Kittel is a fiddler, violinist, and composer, fluent in multiple musical genres. He moves from original Celtic compositions to Irish-tinged jazz, new grass and triplefiddle harmonies, with startling improvisations and plenty of traditional Scottish and Irish tunes.

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The Moxie Strings
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MMF Concert: The Moxie Strings

The Moxie Strings is the electrifying combination of fiddler, Diana Ladio, and cellist, Alison Lynn, along with percussionist, Fritz McGirr. With their feel-good melodies and foot stomping rhythms, this trio puts a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music.

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Dave Hardin Trio
Sunday, August 7, 2016

MMF Concert: Dave Hardin Trio

Dave Hardin’s music exemplifies the combination of folk music, bluegrass, twang, and flat-top pickin’, now known as Americana. His songs come from life observed, both the hardships and the triumphs.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MMF Concerts: Goitse

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Goitse have graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest.

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Manitou Music Festival Summer Singers
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MMF Concert: Summer Singers

Enjoy an evening with the Summer Singers, an all-volunteer group of fifty voices who will present a wide variety of vocal works under the direction of Dana Allen.

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Mark Lavengood
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MMF Concert: Mark Lavengood

Mark Lavengood is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and dobro player. Eccentricity and diversity are two names of his main frame.

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Thank you to our Manitou Music Festival Sponsors!


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