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Tim McGraw

Country
Auto Value Main Stage Thursday, July 7
Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 36 #1 singles.  He’s won 3 Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Associat… Read More

Dierks Bentley

Country
Auto Value Main Stage Saturday, July 9
He’s smartly balanced a centrist commercial country sound with his love of classic country, a rocker’s spirit and shreds of bluegrass and Texas red-dirt music. His five previous studio alb… Read More

A$AP Rocky

Hip-Hop Rap
Auto Value Main Stage Friday, July 8
A$AP Rocky’s recent critically acclaimed sophomore studio album, At.Long.Last.A$AP [A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records] earned the charismatic MC his second #1 album debut on the Billboa… Read More

Jason Derulo

Hip-Hop Pop R&B
Auto Value Main Stage Sunday, July 10
Numbers don’t lie, and the facts remain that singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo’s success ranks up there with some of the best-selling, radio-dominating pop and urban artists of the day… Read More

Rise Against

Punk Rock
Auto Value Main Stage Wednesday, July 6
“There’s a lot of raw emotion on this record,” begins Rise Against singer and guitarist Tim McIlrath as he describes the Chicago punks’ highly anticipated and searing new album… Read More

AWOLNATION

Alternative Rock
Auto Value Main Stage Tuesday, July 5
The new album from LA rock band AWOLNATION, entitled RUN (Red Bull Records) was written,performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. RUN, which features No. 1 hit “Hollow Moon (… Read More

Milky Chance

Alternative
Auto Value Main Stage Tuesday, July 5
You never know who you’re going to meet on the first day of school. Sometimes, you can end up being introduced to one of the best friends you’ll ever know. That was the case for Clemens an… Read More

French Montana

Hip-Hop Rap
Auto Value Main Stage Friday, July 8
A native of Rabat, Morocco, French Montana relocated to the Bronx, NY with his family in 1996. As a means to showcase his talent as an underground hip hop artist, he created the Cocaine City DVD impri… Read More

Cassadee Pope

Country
Auto Value Main Stage Thursday, July 7
ABOUT CASSADEE POPE:  With soaring vocals and impressive accolades, Cassadee Pope continues to debut new music for eager fans. The dynamic talent offered a moving performance of “I Am Invincib… Read More

Canaan Smith

Country
Auto Value Main Stage Saturday, July 9
Mercury Nashville’s Canaan Smith was named a 2015 Artist To Watch by The Huffington Post, USA Today, Yahoo! Music, Spotify and Rolling Stone. This summer, the singer/songwriter released his debut al… Read More

Daya

Pop
Auto Value Main Stage Sunday, July 10
Daya [pronunciation “dey-uh”] drives pop music down a different path. Perhaps, it’s a result of her classical piano training, the fact that her multi-ethnicity has been the catalyst for family v… Read More

Jacob Whitesides

Auto Value Main Stage Sunday, July 10
Singer/songwriter Jacob Whitesides was an underdog fighter from the start. Jacob and his sister were raised in humble upbringings by their strong, selfless mother Becky, in the smoky mountains outside… Read More

Death from Above 1979

Auto Value Main Stage Tuesday, July 5

Red Sun Rising

Auto Value Main Stage Wednesday, July 6
Rock music should be built to last. Since its genesis, the genre has been all about longevity not a “flavor of the month” or a “flash in the pan.” Whether you go back to the seventies or ninet… Read More

The Bouncing Souls

Auto Value Main Stage Wednesday, July 6
For the past 25 years The Bouncing Souls have covered all territories, examined all subject matter and charged through explosive punk rock songs that reflect on almost everything. But now the New Jers… Read More

Mick Jenkins

Hip-Hop Rap
Auto Value Main Stage Friday, July 8
Jayson Jenkins, better known as Mick Jenkins (his stage name), is an American hip-hop recording artist born in Huntsville, Alabama on April 16th, 1991. He was then raised on the southside of Chicago… Read More

Aubrie Sellers

Country
Auto Value Main Stage Saturday, July 9
“I Prefer To Create Friction,” Post-Country Chanteuse Aubrie Sellers Offers. “Because If You’re Not Pushing Buttons, You’re Just Making Something Pleasant, It’s Probably Been Done Before&#… Read More

Maggie Rose

Country
Auto Value Main Stage Thursday, July 7
With super-sized vocals and genre-spanning songwriting chops that blur the lines between country, pop and rock, Maggie Rose has earned a loyal audience, both in her adopted hometown of Nashville and b… Read More

Brent James and the Vintage Youth

Country
Auto Value Main Stage Saturday, July 9
Brent James has been through music business boot camp.  Vans, trailers and shitty hotel rooms have molded a sound that is truly it’s own.  After a move to Cincinnati, Brent was introduced to his… Read More

Finish Ticket

Pavilion Stage Tuesday, July 5
Finish Ticket is a band of brothers and friends from the San Francisco Bay Area. The group was formed in 2008 by twin brothers Brendan and Michael Hoye and good friend Alex DiDonato in high school. In… Read More

Irontom

Sparrow Stage Tuesday, July 5
The SoCal 5-piece, who appeared on a recent leg of the 2016 Ones To Watch tour, just premiered their brand new song, “Be Bold Like Elijah”, from a forthcoming release, TBA. Read More

DJ Quik

Hip-Hop Rap
Pavilion Stage Friday, July 8
One of the premier West Coast gangsta rap artists of the early ’90s, DJ Quik was a rapper as a producer whose career carried on well into the next decade, as he put his career aside and began wo… Read More

Grizfolk

Alternative Rock
Pavilion Stage Tuesday, July 5
Grizfolk, an alternative rock quintet, has been catapulted into the spotlight by a distinctive sound that forges sharp, raw vocals with edgy electronic textures and heavy guitar and drums. KCRW’s Ja… Read More

Black Milk with Nat Turner

Hip-Hop Rap
Pavilion Stage Friday, July 8

The SEVENth

Hip-Hop Rap
Pavilion Stage Friday, July 8
Marching to the beat of his own drum. That’s typically the vibe one gets when meeting the artist, producer, and co-founder of AGO Music Group. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The SEVENth… Read More

Joey Hyde

Country
Pavilion Stage Saturday, July 9
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Joey Hyde grew up listening to his dad’s record collection. His early influences were such bands as Led Zepplin, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd, which l… Read More

Brandon Lay

Country
Pavilion Stage Saturday, July 9
Hailing from Jackson, Tennessee—right in between the Country scene in Nashville and the Rock and Roll of Memphis—singer/songwriter Brandon Lay was exposed to a wide variety of influences early on,… Read More

Carter Winter

Country
Pavilion Stage Saturday, July 9
Ohio’s own Carter Winter is becoming one of the most sought after talents in the Midwest and is gaining national recognition along the way. Known for his true natural country vocal tone, a creative… Read More

Aileeah Colgan

Country
Pavilion Stage Saturday, July 9
Aileeah Colgan is a true professional. She pours her heart and soul into her songwriting and into her performances. With every event, she aims to connect with her fans in a very authentic and genuine… Read More

Karlos Farrar

Pop R&B
Pavilion Stage Sunday, July 10
Karlos Farrar, born and raised on the east-side of Detroit, is without a doubt the latest sensation to hit the music world. His uniquely smooth and gentle voice, mixed with his Motown influences and … Read More

Matt B

Pavilion Stage Sunday, July 10
Matt B™ could be compared to Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Ne-Yo, Adam Levine, Taeyang, Jason Derulo and John Legend. Though these legends are a rarity, on September 8, 1989, a… Read More

Diamond Jones

Pavilion Stage Friday, July 8
Diamond Jones, (AKA D.Jones) became a well-known rapper and earned his respect from his hard work and sacrifice. Diamond is now commonly recognized as an up and coming star in his community. He began… Read More

IAMDYNAMITE

Rock
Pavilion Stage Wednesday, July 6
IAMDYNAMITE is the spirited, anthemic duo of Christopher Martin and Chris Phillips, two Michigan high school friends raised on the Seattle sound and 80s pop – anything with a beat that makes the… Read More

Jericho Woods

Americana
Pavilion Stage Thursday, July 7
Kentucky has always been known for Bluegrass and Bourbon…but the roots of Jericho Woods run deeper than that…deeper than a mineshaft. Jericho Woods is a Kentucky-based Americana/Roots band… Read More

Civil Twilight

Alternative
Sparrow Stage Tuesday, July 5
“What am I to build, if my hands are broken, if I’m not the chosen one?” sings Steven McKellar of Civil Twilight on “Story of An Immigrant”, over a lush, dynamic beat that evokes the sounds… Read More

Michigander

Pavilion Stage Tuesday, July 5
An underdog dream from an underdog state. The product of restless feet and the need to say something. Michigander has been the toil and passion of Jason Singer since 2013. It’s being built in ba… Read More

Kim Vi and the Siblings

Sparrow Stage Tuesday, July 5
You can hate your roommates. Or, you can make a band with them. Indie rock quartet Kim Vi & The Siblings chose both options. The impetus of a shared roof led to the moniker, which highlights the f… Read More

Ellis

Sparrow Stage Tuesday, July 5
Ellis is a new beginning for us. It’s a promise to keep going. Our work is not even close to being over. We may be scared to let go of the past, because we don’t know what the future holds. But we… Read More

Icewear Vezzo

Hip-Hop Rap
Sparrow Stage Friday, July 8
Not just another Detroit rapper, Icewear Vezzo, the self proclaimed, ‘Drank God’, is the voice of the streets. With his unique, real sound, Icewear Vezzo has been able to successfully win the appr… Read More

Lady Ace Boogie

Hip-Hop Rap
Sparrow Stage Friday, July 8
Unique: being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else. This term is truly apt when describing the singular talent and artistry displayed by Lady Ace Boogie. Born a child of Atlanta and raised i… Read More

Rosco P

Hip-Hop Rap
Sparrow Stage Friday, July 8
Hailing from the West side of Lansing, Michigan Rosco P. is a self-driven artist focused on inspiring his listeners as well as furthering his entrepreneurial tendencies. The Michigan-based rapper is m… Read More

Adam Sanders

Country
Sparrow Stage Saturday, July 9
Adam Sanders grew up in the north Florida town of Lake City, where he spent much of his youth with music; playing local fairs, talent shows and town festivals. While spending summers with his dad in N… Read More

Drew Hale

Country
Sparrow Stage Saturday, July 9
Drew Hale is Michigan Country Artist from Traverse City. Drew is a Singer-Songwriter, and recently won the title of 34th Annual Country Showdown National Champion, and was named “Best New Act In… Read More

Audrey Ray

Country
Sparrow Stage Saturday, July 9
Growing up in the small town of Highland, Michigan country music singer-songwriter Audrey Ray made her move to the bright lights. Country music was always playing in her home and she was always encour… Read More

Phillip Fox Band

Country
Sparrow Stage Saturday, July 9
In an age where music is free, fans are digital, and bands are measured in buzz, Phillip Fox Band has taken a classic approach to their music and their career. Great songs, crafted arrangements, 3 pa… Read More

Kid Quill

Sparrow Stage Sunday, July 10
Reviewing a recent concert performance, Examiner.com posted “Kid Quill was a true tour de force and at only 21 years of age looked like a consummate performer well beyond his years. He, withou… Read More

Taylor Taylor

Pop
Sparrow Stage Sunday, July 10
Taylor Taylor is an 19‐year‐old native of Lansing, MI with African American and Colombian roots. She has been cultivating her Jazzy‐Pop style with classical guitar skills, warm, charismatic voca… Read More

REDD

Sparrow Stage Sunday, July 10
REDD uses his words to paint vivid pictures of positive inspiration and overcoming hardship. As the lyricist heinspires listeners to pay attention. REDD’s 2014 release of “Rising Star̶… Read More

'68

Sparrow Stage Wednesday, July 6
In Humor and Sadness, the debut album from ’68, demonstrates the loud beauty of alarming simplicity. A guy bashing his drums, another dude wielding a guitar like a percussive, blunt weapon while how… Read More

Jason Alarm

Sparrow Stage Wednesday, July 6
Grand Ledge, MI quintet Jason Alarm is a generational clusterfuck. Bearing the banner of an unnamed, undefined (and perhaps nonexistent?) third-wave of synth-saturated counter-culture rock, the band i… Read More

Heartsick

Sparrow Stage Wednesday, July 6
Heartsick is regarded as one of the hardest working bands in the Midwest metal scene with a rapidly growing fan base all across the United States and thousands of diehard fans in the Midwest they are… Read More

Matt Austin

Country
Pavilion Stage Thursday, July 7
Matt Austin – Detroit, Michigan native and Nashville Country Recording Artist. Nominated Best New Country Artist 2016 by New Music Weekly. Emerging national act, with recent debut single “Summ… Read More

Crystal Day

Country
Pavilion Stage Thursday, July 7
Crystal Day is a triple threat who has been compared to a mix between Katy Perry and Shania. She is a singer, actress, and writer. Growing up in Virginia, she sang at any venue that would allow her t… Read More

Billy Strings

Bluegrass
Sparrow Stage Thursday, July 7
“Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That’s Billy Strings. He tears up the stage during his… Read More

Faux grass

Bluegrass
Sparrow Stage Thursday, July 7
The Fauxgrass approach to music, original and traditional, has quickly landed them a place in the progressive bluegrass community since their 2011 inception. With a fresh, playful, and heart-felt appr… Read More

Drew Hale

Sparrow Stage Thursday, July 7
Drew Hale is Michigan Country Artist from Traverse City. Drew is a Singer-Songwriter, and recently won the title of 34th Annual Country Showdown National Champion, and was named “Best New Act In… Read More

Bryce Vine

Hip-Hop Pop
Pavilion Stage Sunday, July 10
Singer/rapper Bryce Vine was born in New York City. He spent his childhood there in a humble apartment with his single mother. Just after his tenth birthday she moved them both to Los Angeles while sh… Read More

Coldville

Rock
Sparrow Stage Wednesday, July 6
The West Michigan rock band Coldville first formed in 2010 and began writing the tracks for their debut album. The self-titled full length album was released in 2011. In early 2012, the band was refor… Read More

Stories Untold

Sparrow Stage Wednesday, July 6
STORIES UNTOLD formed in 2013 under the name The Accident; which would serve as a rather apt title, as the band was formed inadvertently while creating a movie for a college project. While working on… Read More

Sierra Denae

Pavilion Stage Wednesday, July 6
Sierra Denae is an alternative rock singer and songwriter out of Lansing, Michigan. Though her background in music varies from a life of lessons, recitals, talent shows, musicals, and ensembles, she h… Read More

News & Updates

Apr
28
Music Superstar Tim McGraw will headline Thursday, July 7th at the 17th annual Common Ground Music Festival downtown Lansing, MI. Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 36 #1 singles. He’s won… Read More
Mar
29
Common Ground Music Festival returns for it’s 17th year in Downtown Lansing July 5th – 10th. Festival organizers are excited to announce AWOLNATION and Milky Chance are coming to the Festival on Tuesday, July 5th. Also on the bill for Tuesday, Ju… Read More
Mar
9
Common Ground Music Festival returns for it’s 17th year in Downtown Lansing July 5th – 10th. Festival organizers are excited to announce Jason Derulo will be headlining the Festival on Sunday, July 10th. Numbers don’t lie with singer, songwrite… Read More