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2021: Oakland County Summer Concerts

Summer is my favorite season.  We love to spend plenty of time outside soaking up the summer rays and enjoying the long summer nights.  Free outdoor concerts all around Metro Detroit make the summer even more special providing families the opportunity to spend quality time together.  I am so thrilled to team up with my favorite local websites to bring you a list that covers five counties of great concerts this summer in southeast Michigan.

2021 summer concert near me

Find more Concerts this Summer across Southeast Michigan:

Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood Livingston County Summer Concert Series
Metro Detroit Mommy 2021 Macomb County Summer Concert Series
Metro Detroit Mommy 2021 Oakland County Summer Concerts
Ann Arbor With Kids 2021 Washtenaw County Summer Concerts
Redesigning Happiness 2021 Wayne County Summer Concerts

Oakland County Summer Concerts

Free Outdoor Concerts in Auburn Hills

“Friday Nights” Downtown Music Series 

Riverside Park in Auburn Hills
Friday nights from 7-8:30 pm from July 9th until August 27
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Friday at Noon

Oakland University’s Elliott Tower
Every Friday at noon there will be a 1/2 hour carillon concert.
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Six Fridays at 6 

Oakland University’s Elliott Tower
Friday Nights at 6pm July 9 to August 13
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Concerts This Summer in Birmingham

In the Park Summer Concerts
Shain Park. Park in the Chester or Pierce Street Parking Structure – Birmingham
Website: Click to Visit
Free
Canceled for 2021

Upcoming Concerts in Farmington

Rhythmz in Riley Park
Riley Park in Farmington
Fridays July 23-August 27
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Family Fun in Riley Park
Riley Park in Farmington
Wednesdays
7:00 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Outdoor Concerts in Farmington Hills

Mercedes Benz Financial Services Free “Stars in the Park” Concert Series
Heritage Park Amphitheater in Farmington Hills
Thursdays at 7 p.m. June 17 to Aug 19
Alternate site – The Hawk (29995 W 12 Mile Rd)
For information, call 248-473-1848
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Free Summer Concerts in Fenton

Concerts in the Park
Fenton Millpond Park Gazebo (301 S. Leroy)
Rainout site – Fenton Community & Cultural Center (150 South Leroy)
Thursdays June 6 to August 29, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Music by the Mill 
Linden Mill Pond Gazebo (105 Mills Street) in Fenton
Wednesdays in August 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and May 27th
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Upcoming Concerts in Huntington Woods

CONCERTS IN THE PARK 
Burton Field
on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. June 18, 26, July 2
Thursday, July 4th
Arts and crafts activities will be available for children during the concerts, from 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. for a nominal fee.
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Scotia Park
Tuesdays  at 7:15 p.m. July 9, 16, 24, & 31
Arts and crafts activities will be available for children during the concerts, from 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. for a nominal fee.
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Summer Concert Series in Independence

Concerts in the Park
Depot Park – Independence/Clarkston
Friday Evenings June 11 – July 16
Local Talent warm-up group play prior to Headliners (6 pm)
Headliners Perform 7-9 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Summer Concerts in Lake Orion

Gazebo Concert Series
Weekly Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8 pm in Children’s Park
Starting July 10 –  August 28
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Concerts in the Park
on the hill at Wildwood of Orion Township
Rain site is the Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Tuesdays June 22 to August 10 7:00-8:30 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Lathrup Village FREE Summer Concert Series

Lathrup Village Municipal grounds 27400 Southfield Road
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
June 23th to August 11th
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Outdoor Concerts in Milford

Milford Concerts in the Park
Central Park
Thursdays 7-9pm
June 24th to July 29th
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Concerts This Summer in Northville

Tunes on Tuesdays – Northville Children’s Concert Series
Main Street Town Square, Downtown Northville
Tuesdays 10:30 am to 11:30 am
June 15th to August 3rd, 2019
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Wednesday Acoustic Concerts
Town Square – Downtown Northville
Wednesdays May 29 to August 28
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Summer Friday Night Concerts
Town Square – Downtown Northville
Fridays May 24 to August 30
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Free Outdoor Concerts in Novi

Sizzling Summer Art Series
Wednesdays June 29 to Aug 14
10:30 am
June and August concerts at Fuerst Park
July Pavilion Shore
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Sizzling Summer Nights
Fuerst Park in Novi
June 21, July 12, August 9
8 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Upcoming Concerts in Oakland Township

Music In The Meadows – Oakland Township
7pm to 9pm
June 7, 2019 – at Bear Creek Nature Park
July 12, 2019 –  at Bear Creek Nature Park
August 16, 2019 – at Cranberry Lake Farm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Free Outdoor Concerts in Orion Township

Concerts in the Park
on the hill at Wildwood of Orion Township
Rain site is the Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Tuesdays June 122 to August 10 7:00-8:30 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Concerts This Summer in Ortonville

Beets, Beats & Eats
Fridays 6pm -9pm
in Crossman Park, Ortonville, MI 48462
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Free Outdoor Concerts in Rochester

Rochester Kiwanis “Music in the Park” Series
Rochester Municipal Park – Bebout Band Shell
Thursdays, June 13 to July 25, 7:30 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Summer Concert Series in Rochester Hills

Wacky Wednesdays-Music and Me Music
The Village of Rochester Hills 104 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309
Every Wednesday. 10:30am May 29th – August 28th
Festival Park – use your judgment on rain…as we may cancel. But post on Facebook to let you know.
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon

Summer Carillon Concert Series
July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6 and 13
6 p.m. at Elliott Hall Tower
On the Campus Of Oakland University: 578 Pioneer Drive
Bring either your lawn chairs or blankets. Then, enjoy a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the carillon’s 49 fully-chromatic bells.
FREE
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Outdoor Concerts in Royal Oak

Wild Summer Nights at the Detroit Zoo
Wednesdays July & August
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m
The concerts are free with Zoo admission
Website: Click to Visit
Free
Canceled for 2021

Free Summer Concerts in South Lyon

Concerts in the Park 
McHattie Park Gazebo in South Lyon
Fridays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  (June 14th – August 23th)
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Updates Coming Soon – anticipated July start date

Outdoor Concerts in Southfield

Gazebo Concert Series
Burgh Historical Park – Southfield
June 30, July 13, July 27, July 28
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021


Summer in the City
Southfield Municipal Complex (26000 Evergreen Road)
Fridays, June 18 to July 30, 7pm to 9pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Free Summer Concerts in Waterford

Hess-Hathaway Concerts in the Park
Hess Hathaway Park Waterford
Thursdays in June 6:00 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free

Eat to the Beat 
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
City Centre Plaza in Southfield
Thursday, June 10, Thursday, July 8, Thursday, August 12, Thursday, September 9,
11:30 AM – 2 PM
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Eat to the Beat 
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
City Centre Plaza in Southfield
Thursday, June 10, Thursday, July 8, Thursday, August 12, Thursday, September 9,
11:30 AM – 2 PM
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Outdoor Concerts in West Bloomfield

Hot Nights Hot Music
Marshbank Park in West Bloomfield
Wednesdays July 14-28
6 to 9 pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021


Kids Komotion Summer Concert Series
Marshbank Park in West Bloomfield
May 13 6pm
June 17 11am
August 26 6pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Upcoming Concerts in Wixom

Summer Concert Series
Sibley Square Park in Wixom
Thursdays, June 3 to August 19 7 to 9pm
Website: Click to Visit
Free
2021 Concert Series Updated 6/10/2021

Outdoor Summer Concerts: What to Wear? What to Bring?

Perhaps now more than ever, the ability to spend a summer evening outside with loved ones and live music is not something we will take for granted. But how to you make sure you’re prepared to be able to fully enjoy the experience?

Clothing
Attire is casual, at most business casual. Summer evenings can be unpredictable, 75 and sunny can feel a lot different than 75 after the sun goes down. Bring a sweater or sweatshirt, especially for little ones.

Seating
Plan to bring your own seating. Camping chairs and blankets are ideal. Bringing one more blanket than necessary is often a good bet.

Food
Occasionally concessions are available, but it is better to plan ahead and bring water and snacks, or even a full picnic dinner. Just keep in mind that more than likely there will not be tables.

Keeping the Little Ones Happy
Remember the attention span of small children and be prepared with drinks, snacks, and activities such as bubbles, board games, coloring books, and outdoor toys. Plan ahead for the possibility that bathrooms may not be available.