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About Us

The Common Ground Music Festival is a not for profit 501 c3 corporation, Center Park Productions. Center Park Productions was established in 2000 by the Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority (LEPFA) in a partnership with the conceptual creator of the festival, MiEntertainment Group (MEG).

Since then, 1 million guests have attended the festival attributing an economic impact of $60 million + to the mid Michigan community.

As an official independent non-profit agency of the City of Lansing, LEPFA provides professional management, operation, marketing and maintenance of the Lansing Center, Cooley Law School Stadium, Lansing City Market and other community & regional interest events. (www.lepfa.com)

As a conceptual creator and producer of the festival, MEG continues to produce and provide executive management of the festival. In addition, as a leading producer, promotor and consultant in the "live event" industry, MEG annually produces 300+ nights of entertainment events through out the world for a variety of clientele. (www.mientertainmentgroup.com)

Together we remain strongly committed to improving our community and its quality of life. We have raised and contributed over $500,000+ for numerous non-profit, educational, social and sports organizations over the years. Some of the organizations that we have proudly supported include:

  • Lansing Catholic Central
  • St. Gerard
  • Parkwood YMCA
  • Westside YMCA
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • International Harvest Church
  • Childrens Trust Fun
  • Butterflies of Hope
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Sparrow Foundation
  • And many more...

The festival presents an impressive array of headline, national-level entertainment each night on multiple stages. Grammy Award Winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members, and top-level, national and regional music performers of many genres, including contemporary and classic rock, alternative, country, hip hop, R&B and more have entertained our guests. With an attractive, intimate venue, state of the art production and a comprehensive array of patron amenities, the festival continues as the premier outdoor music event of the summer in the mid-Michigan region.

Performance Disclaimer: Some performances may contain material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many parents may want to watch these with their younger children. These performances may call for parental guidance as they may include: coarse language, or some suggestive dialogue.

This notice is an indicator voluntarily placed to better inform our guests, while also protecting the interest of artists in free expression and artistic creativity.

News & Updates

Jan
20
Band Submissions for the 2017 Common Ground Music Festival are now open. Bands can apply to play via SonicBids by April 28th, 2017. Press Kits mailed or emailed directly to the Common Ground staff will not be considered for placement on the Festival… Read More
Nov
29
Common Ground Music Festival celebrates 18 years; Thursday, July 6th – Sunday, July 9th, 2017. Superstar Toby Keith has been announced as the Festival headliner for Friday, July 7th. The familiar maxim of the triple threat – singer, songwriter, m… Read More
Jul
19
Tuesday: 0282768 (claimed) Wednesday: 1936723 (claimed) Thursday: 8524000 (claimed) Friday: 0305525 Saturday: 0337262 (claimed) Sunday: 0592570 (claimed) Read More