Lansing's 15th annual Common Ground Music Festival takes place this July
Did you know Common Ground is only six weeks away? Yep, summer festival season is here, which means Lansing's biggest music festival is coming up soon.
The festival, which is entering its 15th year, will take place July 8 — 13 festival at Lansing’s Adado Riverfront Park.
Here's the current announced lineup:
July 8: Brand New, Circa Survive, The Hold Steady, Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Braid, So So Glos, You Blew It, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Seahaven.
July 9: 311, Violent Femmes, the Wailers, Flobots, OPM, The4ontheFloor, Radical Something, The Weeks, Squirrel Shaped Fish, Ben Kenney.
July 10: Justin Moore, David Nail, Gord Bamford, Jacob Powell, Julia Sheer, Hugh Bob & the Hustle, Chelsey Danfield.
July 11: Big Sean, Juicy J, Ace Hood, Machine Gun Kelly, Chevy Woods, Berner, Tay Rhodes, cyRus, L Soul, Ill Natured, Hitman with DJ Klaverflav, James Gardin.
July 12: Fitz and the Tantrums, Dr. Dog, Jukebox The Ghost, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, The Orwells, X Ambassadors, Royal Teeth, Chappo, The People’s Temple.
July 13: Earth Wind & Fire, Robert Glasper Experiment, Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, AHSAN, Dee Hibbert & Company.
Tickets for all shows are currently available and may be purchased online at www.commongroundfest.com, by phone at 1-877-569-7767 or in person at 901 North Washington Ave, Lansing.
A few things to know at this point:
1. Tickets for the Brand New show are going quickly. It's the band's only Michigan show this summer, so fans are coming from afar to Common Ground on July 8. If you have your heart set on going, I would suggest you get tickets soon.
2. Tickets prices – including single day tickets and six day passes – always go up closer to the show. Usually, that's sometime in mid-to-late June. So, enjoy the discounted tickets prices while you can.
3. New this year: Ultimate Painting. A live painting event has been added to Common Ground Music Festival’s 2014 festivities. The event, called Ultimate Painting, will take place from July 10-12 at Adado Riverfront Park. Ultimate Painting art battles will take place in The Terminal (a 3,000 sq. ft. customer lounge) on the festival grounds in between live music sets. All paintings will be auctioned off after each round, and proceeds will support the artists. Artists may sign up to participate at artbattle.ca/register/.
For more on Common Ground Music Festival, including specific ticket and pass information, visit www.commongroundfest.com.
Photo: California rap artist 'Kid Ink' helps close out the 14th annual Common Ground Music Festival, Sunday, July 14, 2013, on the main stage at Adado Riverfront Park in Lansing. Photo by MATTHEW DAE SMITH | for the Lansing State Journal