INTERLOCHEN, MI – Grammy-winning artists representing a wide range of musical genres are set to perform as part of the six-concert Interlochen Arts Festival.

Harry Connick Jr., Chicago, Jake Owen, Foreigner, Old Crow Medicine Show and Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph are among the artists who will perform at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Aug. 3-29. Tickets can be purchased online beginning on June 22.

“We are thrilled that our friends and neighbors will be able to return to Interlochen for incredible Arts Festival performances,” said Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey. “There is nothing like experiencing a live concert amidst the beauty and creative energy of the Interlochen campus. We know how much our supporters cherish this series, which is also a vital source of support for student scholarships.”

The 2021 summer Interlochen Arts Festival will follow all state gathering and health guidelines, according to a news release. The concert schedule, with ticket prices, includes:

  • Chicago – Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets starting at $57)
  • Harry Connick, Jr. – Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets starting at $69)
  • Foreigner – Saturday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets starting at $41)
  • Jake Owen – Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets starting at $37)
  • Old Crow Medicine Show w/ with Molly Tuttle – Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets starting at $29)
  • Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph – Sunday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets starting at $32)

A much-anticipated Northern Michigan tradition, the summer Interlochen Arts Festival has brought top-tier performers to Interlochen’s wooded campus since 1964.

In recent years, the Arts Festival has attracted audiences of more than 45,000 patrons annually, making it one of the largest arts festivals in Northern Michigan. Festival events are primarily hosted at Kresge Auditorium, a 4,000-seat outdoor venue on the shores of scenic Green Lake.

Proceeds from ticket sales for Interlochen performances fund scholarships for young artists to attend Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy.

The 2019 Interlochen Arts Festival raised more than $750,000 in need-based scholarships. The 2020 Interlochen Arts Festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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