Summer is right around the corner, and I get giddy just thinking about all the summer fun ahead of us in Michigan. Seeing the light at end of the tunnel from the pandemic is a great feeling, plus knowing that most of the craziness from the last 18 months is behind us. Time to get excited and start enjoying the outdoors, festivals, and concerts again. And of course, spending more time with family and friends.

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Free Concerts In Michigan This Summer

Here is something we all should be excited about, the Summer Concerts on the Square in Charlotte is on, and happening June 3rd through Thursday, Aug. 19th. Fox47news.com says to get ready for a twelve-week series which is the longest it has ever been. I love live music, and we are all gonna enjoy a local band every Thursday live on the courthouse lawn downtown during the series.

Some of the bands to look forward to are Sea Cruisers, Laurie & The Lefties, and EZY Street Band. Yes, the concerts are free to everyone and will begin at  6:30 PM, lasting a few hours.

The night of, so Thursday in Charlotte is full of excitement and activity. So we do have these concerts on the lawn. We also have a really active farmers market on Thursday nights," said Courtney Mead, the executive director of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. "And then just last year, we launched a cruise through where individuals will come in, it's not technically a car show, but they drive through town in their cool cars.

 

More Michigan Fun This Summer

Have fun and enjoy, here is a list of many other free concerts in Michigan from localspins.com.

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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