Common Ground Music Festival is dropping a bit early this year. The four-day, live music extravaganza, typically held in July, is scheduled for June 27th through the 30th, 2019. If you’re looking for somewhere spectacular to stay during the event, you’ve come to the right place!
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Common Ground Music Festival, an event known for the big name acts it brings to Lansing, MI every year. More than 500 artists have graced the festival’s stages, including local, regional, and national acts.
The festival is held on 2 stages in downtown Lansing’s lovely Adado Riverfront Park, located along The Grand River. For larger crowds, there is the Auto Value Main Stage. This stage includes large video walls that provide the sense of a front row experience no matter where your seat. The Sparrow Stage, located well away from the big stage in north end of the park, offers a more intimate experience. The two stages provide multiple performances throughout the festival.
Common Ground includes a wide variety of food and drink offerings, long with the genre-spanning constellation of talent. There will be a customer lounge in the Terminal bar near the Sparrow Stage, along with other offerings located throughout the park.
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ELFF 2018, Michigan’s largest and most diverse film event, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. Feature-length, short subject, and documentary films, along with special guests, and related events fill out the festival week. November 1st through the 8th, 2018.
It’s hard to believe we’ve reached autumn already but at least it brings good things: cooler temps, fall foliage, and the return of ELFF!
ELFF (East Lansing Film Festival) is an annual film festival that brings independent films from around the world to Michigan. These films present other cultures, viewpoints, and backgrounds with the hope that they will enlighten, entertain, and educate audience members.
The festival includes both feature-length and short subject films, as well as documentary and student films. Many of those included in the festival are making their screen debut here in Lansing, which is doubly exciting.
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If you’ve ever lost yourself in a photograph, you’ll be drawn into the work of Curtis Hans Miller, now on exhibit at the Lansing Art Gallery.
Miller’s exhibit, “Solitude,” reveals a Michigan that seems timeless: landscapes dotted with old fences, barns, silos, open fields, orchards. The work is sparse and haunting and beautiful.
Solitude runs at the Lansing Art Gallery through February 24, 2012. It’s worth a trip to town to see it. While here, lodge and dine at The English Inn, a Lansing area inn and fine dining restaurant. We’re located in the Michigan countryside; the journey here will conjure visions of Miller’s photographs.
Some folks think of rock music when they hear the words, “REO Speedwagon”. But folks who have visited the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum near our Lansing Michigan Bed and Breakfast think of a 1923 car. An Oldsmobile, to be exact.
Michigan has always been the heart of the American Automobile empire. Detroit is the king of automobile manufacturing, of course, and for many years Lansing was a queen thanks to R.E. Olds. Just two years after the REO Motor Car Company opened its doors to the public in 1905, it had gross sales of over four million dollars.
Trucks and automobiles are no longer manufactured in Lansing, but the legacy of R.E. Olds remains. See it at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.
The museum’s collection is comprised of 60 cars and trucks ranging from the 1886 Oldsmobile Steam Carriage to the 2003 Cadillac CTS. Anyone and everyone who has ever admired a good looking automobile will enjoy visiting the Transportation Museum. See the inspiration for the band, a 1923 REO Speedwagon, and a 1932 REO Amb/Hearse. See a 1953 Oldsmobile NASCAR Race Car and a 1948 Oldsmobile Futuramic. The 1985 Olds Cutlass Salon ‘Darth Vader’ is not to be missed, nor is the 1996 GM EV1 Electric Car. The list goes on and on.
If you’re traveling to Lansing for business, take a break and check out the museum (your colleagues may well join you). If you’re staying at our Lansing area Bed and Breakfast for pleasure, consider adding the museum to your itinerary. It’s fascinating to see how cars and trucks have morphed over the decades.
How to best follow a trip to the Olds Museum? How about a luxurious meal at the English Inn, built in 1927 for the General Manager and President of the Oldsmobile Corporation.
Additional information may be found at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.