With the warm summer weather comes outdoor activities and events with friends and family. One of the biggest things to do in the summer is attend outdoor concerts. With Covid-19 restrictions allowing summer concerts to go, mostly, back to normal, everyone is excited to get back into the heat for some great music and fun. Here are some summer 2022 concert festivals coming to the midwest. 

Inkcarceration 

What makes a summer weekend better than a concert series? Perhaps welcoming tattoo artists from all around the world to work during the shows.  

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Location: The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH 

Dates: July 15-17, 2022 

Price:  

Single Day GA - $90 + fees 

Single Day VIP - $215 + fees 

Weekend GA - $230 + fees 

Weekend VIP has already sold out. 

Friday 15 Headliners: 

Korn, Papa Roach, 3 Days Grace, IPrevail, Sleeping with Sirens, Code Orange, Laguna Coil, From Ashes To New, Born of Osiris, Oxymorrons, Spoken, As You Were and more. 

Saturday 16 Headliners: 

Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Falling in Reverse, Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Avatar, Spiritbox, Saint Asonia, Ayron Jones, If I Die First, Paralandra and more. 

Sunday 17 Headliners: 

Disturbed, Lamb of God, Seether, Black Veil Brides, Jelly Roll, Nothing More, 10 Years, Sick Puppies, Butcher Babies, John 5, Fire From the Gods, Dreamwalker and more. 

Tattoo Artists: 

Bad Boy Tattoo, Bare Knuckle Tattoo, Black Label Custom Tattoing, Black Sage Studio, Bleeding Black Tattoo, Casually Tragick Custome Tattoo Experience, Darklite Studio, Envious Ink, Ink Therapy and more. 

Tent and RV Camping is available for this concert series, but have already sold out for the upcoming 2022 series. 

Sad Summer Festival 

Presented by Journeys, this summer concert works with local nonprofits to provide an all-inclusive ‘sad’ experience. 

Location: Crofoot Festival Pontiac, MI 48342 

Dates: July 20, 2022 

General Admission: $49 

VIP Admission: $99 

Headliners: Waterparks, Neck Deep, Mayday Parade, State Champs, Hot Mulligan, Against The Current, The Summer Set, Magnolia Park 

Gridlife festival 

This weekend summer festival offers the closest experience to Southwest Michigan residents.  

Location: Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI 

Dates: June 3-5, 2022 

Single Day Tickets: 

Friday GA Tickets tier 1 - $65 

Saturday GA Tickets tier 1 -$65 

Weekend Tickets: 

Early entry access - $50 

Weekend GA tickets tier 2 - $110 

Weekend VIP tickets tier 3 - $225 

Additional Passes: 

Campground Pass - $120 

RV Camping Pass - $210 

Vehicle Parking Pass - $40 

Friday, June 3 Headliners:

Kaskade, wavedash, grabbitz, DNMO, KTRL, Acemyth, Kacper Kawala 

Saturday, June 4 Headliners:

Joyride, Kavinsky, Blanke, Egzod, FWLR & Jelo, Kar Pow, Audia, Indvstry 

Mo Pop Festival

This festival is so much more than music. Like most festivals, food and entertainment is a given. Unlike most festivals, Mo Pop also has an arcade, junk city, and craft bazaar stands for visitors to interact with.

Location: Hart Plaza in Detroit, MI

Date: July 30 & 31, 2022

Single Day GA: 

tier 2 - $109 + fees

tier 3 - $129 + fees

VIP tier 2 - $289 + fees

VIP tier 3 - $319 + fees

Weekend GA:

tier 3 - $169 + fees

VIP tier 3 - $369 + fees

Headliners:

Glass Animals, Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Kaytranada, Khruangbin, Girl In Red, Dominic Fike, Dayglow, Ashe, The Backseat Lovers, The Marias, Tai Verdes, Beach Bunny, Mariah the Scientist, Wet Leg, Daisy and more.

Faster Horses

Location: Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI

Date: July 22 - 24, 2022

Price:

Weekend GA - $225 + fees

Tack Room VIP - $449 or $699 + fees

Parking GA - $45

Parking VIP - $75

Headliners:

Morgan Wallen, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne, Cole Swindell, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, Lauren Alaina, Michael Ray, Jameson Rodgers, Runaway June, Tiera Kennedy, Ashley Cooke and more.

What summer concerts are you looking forward to in 2022? Any specific artists? Do you prefer concerts in Grand Rapids, Detroit, or anywhere in the Midwest? Is there a specific festival you look forward to? What are the differences in festivals before and after Covid-19?

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