Music lovers visiting the Lansing area this summer won’t want to miss Michigan JazzFest (August 4-6) or Michigan Bluesfest (September 15-17) if they can help it. Both festivals draw great bands and artists, along with thousands of fans, to Lansing’s Old Town every year. Best of all, both are less than a half hour’s drive from The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!
One of the best things about life here on the Medovue Estate in Eaton Rapids, MI is that it’s quiet, calm, and just a short drive away from all the lights and excitement of Lansing. People visit us as a respite to the noise and stress of the modern world.
A stay in one of our rooms, dinner at our restaurant, a drink in our pub, or even just a simple walk on the grounds will quickly sooth any wrinkles in your brow and lift the weight of the world from your shoulders.
Here on the Medovue Estate, you’re surrounded by soothing, old world and natural beauty with Michigan’s Capitol City just minutes away. Shop, site-see, attend events like Michigan JazzFest 2022, and balance it all with the quiet comforts of a stay at The English Inn. Perfect!
Michigan JazzFest 2022
The festival has been a Lansing tradition since 1995, attracting close to 5,000 attendees every year. Performers over the years have included stars like TS Monk, Stanley Jordan, the Hot Club of Detroit, Mose Allison, Straight Ahead, and many, many others. The event also sees numerous regional and local acts.
One of the best aspects of Michigan JazzFest is all the new music. Every performer agrees to premiere a song at the festival. A composition or arrangement they’ve never performed in public. So exciting!
Festival concerts are presented at 3 different locations, two of which are open air. All will feature Member Only and Premier admission seating options. Event surroundings include some of Lansing’s best art galleries, along with fun shops anbd plenty of historic architecture.
Michigan BluesFest 2022
Michigan BluesFest started in 1994, making it one year older than JazzFest. The event started off as more of an alternative rock gathering but transformed to blues in the early 2000’s.
The event draws around 5,000 attendees every year and sees such nationally recognized blues artists as Junior Watson, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, and Those Delta Rhythm Kings, to name but a few.
Other details about the event echo those of JazzFest, listed above. Even more details about Michigan BluesFest 2022 are available online at www.micharts.org.