Dowagiac Music in the Park : Summer 2024

Dowagiac Music in The Park on Thursdays. Food trucks at 6, music at 7:30

Since the Round Oak Band performed in Dowagiac back in the late 1800s, music has been a part of the city's history. The Music in the Park series brings friends, family, and music lovers of all types together in Downtown Dowagiac. Join us on Thursdays from June 13 through August 22 (taking July 4 off for the holiday) at the Dowagiac Library Event Pavillion at 206 Main Street (the corner of New York Avenue and Main Street).

Concerts begin at 7.30pm each Thursday, and food vendors will be on-site serving by 6pm. This is in addition to the wonderful walkable restaurants we have in Downtown Dowagiac. 

Multiple Downtown Dowagiac businesses will have specials tied to Music in The Park, too! OAK+ASH will extend their hours until 10pm on show Thursdays, featuring a limited app menu. Caruso's Candy & Soda Shop will have extended hours for most show Thursdays as well. Watch this space or the Facebook events linked below for more information as the season progresses. 

Click the artist's name to be taken to their Facebook event page and let friends know you're going. Music is more fun with friends!

Your Dowagiac Music in the Park 2024 lineup is...

  • June 13 Double bill! Redbud Ramblers and the DUHS Chamber Choir | Michigan-Fried Bluegrass and Pop in The Park | Sammy Arepas, OAK+ASH, and Chelito's Mini-Donuts serving food on-site
  • June 20 | Out of Favor Boys | Blues Tinged With Rock 'n Roll | Wood, Stock and Grill and Chelito's Mini-Donuts serving food on-site
  • June 27 | Covington Groove | Rock 'n Roll with Jam, Funk, and Soul | Diana Kitchen, Ben's Soft Pretzels, and Olivia's Sweet Treats and Custom Cakes serving food on-site
  • July 4 | 🇺🇸 Happy Fourth! 🇺🇸 No event tonight
  • July 11 | OCD/C | Exclusively Bon Scott-Era AC/DC | Sammy Arepas and SWAT — Sweets With a Twist serving food on-site
  • July 18 | Caribbean Soul Experience | Caribbean, Soul, and R&B | Nola Roux, Tienda y Taqueria Del Rey, and Kzoo's girl and the GOAT serving food on-site
  • July 25 | Touch of Texas | Variety and Classic Country at the Cruise-In | Dowagiac Fire Department Grillmasters serving food on-site
  • August 1 | Chris Canas Band | Detroit Blues, Funk, and Soul Power | Short n' Sweet Concessions, Diana Kitchen, and Chelito's Mini-Donuts serving food on-site
  • August 8 | Headband Henny | Alternative Hip-Hop With a Splash of Indie R&B | Sammy Arepas, OAK+ASH, and Ben's Soft Pretzels serving food on-site
  • August 15 | Schlitz Creek | Bluegrass With Some Bite | Nola Roux, Wood, Stock and Grill, and Kzoo's girl and the GOAT serving food on-site
  • August 22 | Old Hank's Son | Rock n' Country | Short n' Sweet Concessions and Chelito's Mini-Donuts serving food on-site
Artists, vendors, and other details are subject to change. 

Sponsors keep this free series going — please support them! Thank you to this year's sponsors: Lyons Industries, Southwestern Michigan College, Honor Credit Union, MonaCo Cleaning Services, and StayDowagiac.com.


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For questions on sponsorship opportunities, artist bookings, or if you're a local business that would like to have Thursday night specials featured on this page, please reach out to DDA board member Zena Burns at zb@zenaburns.com. If you're a licensed food vendor who's interested in vending on-site, please reach out to zb@zenaburns.com to get on our list for 2025 or last-minute opportunities.