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Music & Concerts

Founded in 1991 by Glen Arbor Arts Center members, the Manitou Music concert series takes place in the pastoral splendor of Leelanau County, in the Northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Manitou Music presents exciting and diverse concerts featuring national and regional performers of music, performing arts, a  Musicians-in-Residency, and more in idyllic outdoor & family-friendly locations around the Glen Lake area.


Starts: June 12 Ends: June 25

2023 Manitou Music Musicians-in-Residence: The PULSE Saxophone Quartet

The PULSE Saxophone Quartet is willing to do anything to make music a part of people’s lives. While this unique chamber ensemble performs and records at the highest levels, it also brings its talent to pubs, take-out windows, libraries, and gas stations…

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Friday, July 7, 2023

B-side Growlers

The B-Side Growlers are an acoustic trio from Grand Rapids, MI, who focus on what’s become their tagline: “Tradition inspired, toe-tapping fired, vintage acoustic blues, jazz, and country.”

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

TC Dance Project

The Traverse City Dance Project returns to Glen Arbor as part of their 2023 summer tour. This outdoor performance features original choreography, live music, and professional dancers from around the country.

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Saturday, August 19, 2023


Join percussionist Lori Fithian for Drummunity! A “Drummunity” circle is a high-energy, fun, and empowering drumming activity for all age groups.

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

New Music Detroit

New Music Detroit (NMD) is a collective of musicians dedicated to performing groundbreaking musical works from the late 20th century to the present day. NMD performs new and adventurous classical music in various settings for various people.

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Musicians seeking to book concerts for Manitou Music should use the MM Musician Contact Page.

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