Common Ground Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesMichigan
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Lansing, Michigan, USA
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Common Ground Music Festival
901 N. Washington Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48906 USA

Festival Description

The Common Ground Music Festival celebrated its inaugural edition in 1999. The annual festival features a stellar lineup of national artists that span the genres of folk, rock, country, indie, rap and more on 2 stages. It all takes place in downtown Lansing, Michigan.

Festival Dates July 8 - 14, 2013
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Programming 2013:
  • Guster (USA)
    Performance — Monday, July 8, 2013 at aAdado Riverfront Park
    • The acoustic sound is nothing new for Guster, who began their career in the early 90s writing songs in their dorm room at Tufts University on acoustic guitars and hand drums. After 1999’s seminal Lost and Gone Forever launched their stripped down sound into the national spotlight, the band threw a wrench into their instrumentation and surprised fans with a deeper, more textured album, Keep It Together (2003). The trajectory only continued with the more experimental Ganging Up on the Sun (2006), which featured the hit “Satellite” and saw the band branching out with its arrangements and styles. Pop masterpiece Easy Wonderful (2010) was hailed as their most mature and complete album-to-date. 2012’s unorthodox, stripped-down tour was par for the course for a band that has always done what’s necessary to keep things interesting for themselves as they’ve transitioned from college band to vaulted songsmiths. The band has been known to open up for themselves in disguise as psychedelic rockers “Trippin’ Balls” and as Christian Southern Rock outfit “The Peace Soldiers.” And Guster has joined forces with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony in recent years, with another show scheduled with the Dallas Symphony in January.
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Announced Lineup 2013:
    • Slash
    • Sevendust
    • Monster Truck
    • Echoes of Pink Floyd
    • Wilson, DeverauX
    • Red Stone Souls
    • Know Lyfe
    • Almost Kings
    • Little Big Town
    • Randy Houser
    • Kari Lynch Band
    • Phoenix Stone
    • Von Grey
    • Julia Sheer
    • Taylor Taylor
    • MGMT
    • twenty | one | pilots
    • Foxy Shazam
    • The Soil and the Sun
    • Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers
    • Mike Mains and the Branches
    • Flint Eastwood
    • Lights and Caves
    • The Avett Brothers
    • Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band
    • Frontier Ruckus
    • Murder By Death
    • Tokyo Police Club
    • Goodnight Texas
    • Owen
    • American Opera
    • Bennett
    • Fifth Harmony
    • MSU Community Music School Rock Camp
    • The Outer Vibe
    • Ludacris
    • Alex Goot
    • Sam Tsui featuring Kurt Hugo Shneider
    • the Blat! Pack
    • MVP Miles and 2Dope
    • and more to be named…


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