The 2016 schedule of performers is not yet finalized — check back with us soon! 

In the meantime, the schedule below from last year (2015) serves as an example of the calibre of performances to expect in 2016. Click on performer name for more information.


Friday, Sept 18, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

5:00-5:30       Acme Jam
North Stage

5:30-6:30       Acme Jam with special guest Kathy Engin
North Stage

6:30-7:30       Donald Kinsey with the DeWaynes
MICA (South) Stage

7:30-8:30       Tomás Ezparza
North Stage

8:30-10:00     Thornetta Davis
MICA (South) Stage

10:00- 11:30/12:00     The Rotations
North Stage

River Stage (under the Big Tent in City Lot 56)

5:00-5:45        Joel Mabus – Acoustic guitar workshop

6:15-7:00        Matchette & Frog

7:15-8:00        The 89th Key


Saturday, Sept 19, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

11:00 – 11:30 am   Old Town Walking Tour (Meet at 1217 Turner St.)
Message Makers

2:00-2:45      Red Herring
MICA (South) Stage

3:00-4:00       Joel Mabus
MICA Stage

4:00-5:00       Good Cookies
MICA(South) Stage

5:00-6:00      Twyla Birdsong – CABS Blues Brawl winner
North Stage

6:00-7:15       Chris Canas
MICA (South) Stage

7:15-8:30       The Boa Constrictors
North Stage

8:30-10:00     Toronzo Cannon
MICA (South) Stage

10:00- 11:30/12:00    Kathleen Murray Band
North Stage

River Stage (under the Big Tent in City Lot 56)

1:00-1:30      DANCE Lansing – Community Dance Project

2:00-3:00      Andy Wilson-Harmonica for Kids

3:15-3:45        Storytelling by Jean Bolley

4:00-5:00       Jimmie Stagger’s Slidin’ Blues Guitar Workshop

5:30-6:30       Toronzo Cannon – Blues Songwriting Workshop

7:00-8:00       Stan Budzynski & Ben Hall – CABS Blues Brawl Duo winner

KidzBeat (in City Lot 56)

1:00-4:00 Broad Art Museum – Art Projects

1:00-5:00  Bob Wilson – Electric guitar mentor

1:00-5:00  Randy “Bird” Burghdoff – Electric bass mentor

1:00-5:00  Community Music School – Petting zoo – Woodwinds/brass

For other KidzBeat activities, click here.


Performers and schedule are subject to change.