Lansing Parks and Recreation organizes eight Concerts in the Park each year. Of those eight, four are being offered for neighborhood organizations and/or Parks Friends groups to apply to be the host site. Concerts take place on Wednesday evening from 7-9pm, with the following Thursday serving as a rain date.
Concerts are advertised through posters, flyers, Lansing Parks and Recreation’s activity guide and local television commercials. Concerts average 400 people each.
Last year’s concert schedule:6/14 - Thornetta Davis at the City Market6/21 - Kari Lynch (Country) at Sycamore Park6/28 - Jill Jack (Folk) at Cherry Hill Park7/4 - Lansing Concert Band at Riverfront Park7/12 - Jump Street Swing at Turner Dodge7/19 - Tejano Sound at Frances Park7/26 - LUVs at Moores Park8/2 - 496 West (R & B) at Fulton Park
If you are interested in becoming a Host Neighborhood to bring Concerts in the Park to your local park, please read the application guidelines below. Once you have read the instructions, complete the initial application attached.
What are the benefits of hosting a Concert in the Park?
How does the application process work?
What type of effort is involved in hosting a Concert in the Park?Your neighborhood will need to have at least 1 person to work with Lansing Parks and Recreation. The event can be what the neighborhood would like to make it, depending on the plans, more support could be needed.
Ideas for hosting: