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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

Mar
28
Michigan native Big Sean and special guest Fetty Wap will close out the 18th annual Common Ground Music Festival on Sunday, July 9th.   With over a quarter-billion YouTube views, 7-time BET Award-winning and Grammy® nominated superstar Big S… Read More
Mar
23
Pop trio, and brothers, AJR have been added to the previously announced lineup for Thursday, July 6th. Tickets are available here! Read More
Mar
15
Opening night presented by Sparrow will feature headliner Alessia Cara on Thursday, July 6th. 20-year old Canadian singer and songwriter Alessia Cara has been making waves on pop radio since her debut single “Here” reached the top 5 on U.S. radio… Read More