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!

Northport Community Band Concert
Monday, July 3, 2017

Northport Community Band

The ever popular Northport Community Band will get you ready for Independence Day. The band concert is always a favorite activity for the whole family.

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2017 Dume Climb Concert: The Jimmys
Sunday, July 9, 2017

2017 Dune Climb Concert: The Jimmys

Award winning keyboardist and vocalist, Jimmy Voegeli, leads this Wisconsin blues powerhouse.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017


Inventive instrumental know-how and boundless blues expression evoke the muggy Mississippi Delta.

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2017 Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys

Lyndsay Lou is a dynamic vocalist who fronts this bluegrass quartet. It’s an energetic take on traditional folk, balancing classic progressions with solos that rip.

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The Moxie Strings
Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Moxie Strings

The Moxie Strings is the electrifying combination of fiddler Diana Ladio, and cellist Alison Lynn, along with percussionist Fritz McGirr.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rita Hosking Trio

Northern California’s Rita Hosking sings of culture clash, dishes, forest fires, black holes, and hope.

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2017 Jetty Rae
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jetty Rae

Jetty Rae is a singer and songwriter known for her powerful and melodic voice that’s just right for bluesy folk rock.

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2017 Emma Cook and Questionable Company
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Emma Cook and Questionable Company

Born in the the thriving Burlington Vermont arts scene, three friends combined their styles to form a small band with a curiously large sound; a folk-funk trio with an honest and soulful feel.

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The Crane Wives
Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Crane Wives

The Crane Wives are a homegrown indie-folk group that defies musical stereotypes.

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2017 The Gothard Sisters
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Gothard Sisters

A dynamic Celtic-inspired folk music group from the Pacific Northwest. The three sisters are internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist folk musicians, songwriters, and performers.

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Manitou Music Festival Summer Singers
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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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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.