2018 Summer Concert Venues
Celebrate the sounds of summer! This is a particularly wonderful time in the Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville area because of the varied genres and locations of concerts. Plan a special night out or make it a weekly occurrence – there’s so much to choose from.
D O W N T O W N S A U G A T U C K
“Music in the Park” – Free
Now in it’s 22nd season, Wick’s Park Gazebo hosts the ever-popular Music in the Park. Admission is free of charge, so bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic and get ready to dance. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Coral Gables.
Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival – Paid Admission
Held at the Woman’s Club in downtown Saugatuck, there are a wide range of options for both traditional and contemporary chamber music performances. The Saugauck Chamber Music Festival brings the area’s finest musicians, as well as special guests to the venue, so you can expect to be wowed.
Saugatuck Center for the Arts – Paid Admission
The SCA does a wonderful job of bringing unique artists to the Saugatuck area, so make sure to keep up-to-date with them for one that catches your eye – or ears.
Lucy’s Little Kitchen
Enjoy a bite to eat at Lucy’s while listening to great live music! Every Saturday and Sunday, there will be various musical performances at various times.
Sand Bar Saloon
Weekends in Saugatuck are always fun, and live music radiates throughout the streets. Throughout the weekend, Sand Bar, a fan favorite, offers great music to liven up your night.
If you’re looking for great food and entertainment, look no further than the Butler. They have live music at varied times from Friday through Sunday on their outside deck.
The Felt Mansion’s “Thursdays at the Felt” – Free
Visit Felt Mansion for another year of concerts. This year, they will be hosting bands from six different genres, and having a different food vendor at each.
D O U G L A S
Saugatuck Brewing Company
SBC allows you to enjoy a flight of beers or craft ciders all while enjoying the sounds of some of the area’s talented musicians. There are three music “venues” within the restaurant, so pick your favorite artist and go from there.
Check out Borrowed Time’s new Douglas location for “Weekend’s Music on the Lawn.” Live music takes place on Saturday and Sunday at varied times.
Come enjoy live music in a fantastic location on select days throughout the month! At The Kirby, you’ll be surrounded by great company and treated to fantastic food by chef, Mindy Trafman.
F E N N V I L L E
Fennville’s “Tuesdays in the Park” – Free
Head to Paradise Park for their 13th annual concert series. Every Tuesday brings a completely different genre to the area, so there’s a lot to look forward to. In case of rain, the venue will moved to the Fennville District Library.
Fenn Valley Vineyards’ “Music in the Vineyards” – Free
Held at varied times on both Thursdays and Saturdays, this event takes place rain or shine. In addition to live music, on Thursdays Fenn Valley features $1 off wine or cider by the glass – sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
Virtue Cider’s “Live Music on the Farm” – Suggested Donation
This summer, head to Virtue Cider to enjoy open-air concerts on the Cider House Lawn. While you’re there, it’s the perfect time to try out their fantastic craft ciders. All shows begin at 7 p.m., with a $10 suggested donation.
Crane’s “Live Music on the Patio” – Free
Taking place on Saturdays, join Crane’s for music, cider, wine and of course, freshly baked pie. With new performers weekly and a stunning view, you may want to go back every Sunday.
Salt of the Earth – Paid Admission
Recognized as a premier listening room by musicians and music lovers alike, you will surely have a memorable experience. While listening, you’ll be able to enjoy a complete dinner and beverage service. All shows start at 6 p.m. and prices vary.