Jazz in the Park

Jazz in the Park Returns on June 3!

WEST MICHIGAN JAZZ SOCIETY presents the Byron Center Jazz Orchestra at Millennium Park on June 3 at 6:30-8:30pm.  Admission is Free!

  • June 3 - Byron Center Jazz Orchestra
  • June 10 - Dave Bennett Quartet
  • June 17 - Mexicuba, Yuriana Sobrino Garcia - CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER
  • June 24 - Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra directed by Dr. James Sawyer
  • July 8 - Ivan Akansiima
  • July 15 - Lisa Sung Group
  • July 22 - [Bill and Laurie] Sears and Sears Quintet
  • July 29 - Jeff Shoup Group featuring singer, Freddie Cunningham
  • August 12 - Mary Rademacher Quartet featuring Paul Keller
  • August 19 - Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
  • August 26 - Rain Date

Camp Blodgett Summer Concerts

Your ticket purchase supports our work serving West Michigan youth year-round!

Enjoy an evening of live music and beautiful views of Lake Michigan at Camp Blodgett this summer! This year we will have fun activities for the kids, food trucks, and a cash bar. ​

Friday, June 21 - West Michigan Jazz Society presents Sam Gucwa

Sunday, July 7 - ​MOLLY

6PM - 9PM - Music starts at 6:30pm

Buy tickets!

Early Bird (through May 10): $15
Single Ticket (May 11 - July 7): $20
Two Tickets (May 11 - July 7): $35
Four Tickets (May 11 - July 7): $60

Kids aged 14 and under are FREE

113 S. Division Spring Lake, MI 49456


Jazz on the Patio Concert Series*


Kicking off their summer season will be the incredibly talented Randy Napolean and feature bassist and vocalist Reuben Stump along with the great Walter Blanding on tenor Saxophone.


The critically acclaimed vocalist Libby York will be headlining this concert along with Tom Vaitsas and bassist Rodney Whitaker.


The performing duo of Edye Evans Hyde and Mike Hyde will feature saxophonist Mike Frost for the final concert of the series.

*ALL performances are $49 per person//Seating is limited!

Doors open at 6:30, concert begins promptly at 7:30.

Come early, choose your seat! Chef Patrick’s appetizer menu and bar offerings will be available for purchase.

Tim Scully’s “Up North” 2024 Music 2024
Series season began June 14, in Traverse City and will go through Wednesday, September 3, in Ludington.

This is Tim’s 30th year of presenting these free concerts!!!

Check www.baldwinsummerconcerts.org for the complete musical line up!

Show time everywhere (except Pentwater) is 7-9:15pm

The WEDNESDAY Jazz performances in Baldwin at Wenger Pavilion, 7-9:15

Wed July 3 “Funky Uncle”, electric funk and modern groove

Wed July 10 “Jazz Deluxe”, Dr’s Robin Connell and Paul Brewers’s Quintet

Wed July 17 “Jim Cooper Quartet”, vibes and virtuosity

Wed August 21 “The General Assembly Big Band”, jazz and swing

Wed Aug 28 Mary Rademacher’s “RadPack”

The Weekly Line-up:

Metro Soul Band, Motown, jazz, and more

Mon- July 1 Elberta / Waterfront Park 

Tues- July 2 Manistee / 1st St., Beach 

Wed- July 3 Ludington / Waterfront Park

Thurs- July 4 Cadillac / Rotary Arts Pavilion 

Fri- July 5 Reed City / Rambadt Park

Sat- July 6- Baldwin / Wenger Pavilion

Anthony Stanco Quartet, Golden Era of swing, bop, blues and jazz

July 7 Pentwater / Gull Landing (5:30-9pm)

July 8 Elberta / Waterfront Park 

July 9 Manistee / 1st St., Beach 

July 10 Ludington / Waterfront Park

July 11 Cadillac / Rotary Arts Pavilion 

July 12 Reed City / Rambadt Park

July 13 Baldwin / Wenger Pavilion

Marshland Express, The Randy Marsh Quartet

July 13 Traverse City / Civic Center 

July 14 Pentwater / Gull Landing (5:30-9pm)

July 15 Elberta / Waterfront Park 

July 16 Manistee / 1st St., Beach 

July 17 Ludington / Waterfront Park

July 18 Cadillac / Rotary Arts Pavilion 

July 19 Reed City / Rambadt Park

July 20 Baldwin / Wenger Pavilion

Jeff Haas’s “Big Fun Electric Band”, jazz, funk and fusion

July 10 Traverse City / Civic Center 

July 11 Pentwater / Gull Landing (5:30-9pm)

July 12 Elberta / Waterfront Park 

July 13 Manistee / 1st St., Beach 

July 14 Ludington / Waterfront Park

July 15 Cadillac / Rotary Arts Pavilion 

July 16 Reed City / Rambadt Park

Aug 17 Baldwin / Wenger Pavilion

Dawn Campbell and the Bohemians, popular combo that mixes it up

July 21 Pentwater / Gull Landing (5:30-9pm)

July 27- Traverse City / Civic Center 

July 29 Elberta / Waterfront Park 

July 30 Manistee / 1st St., Beach 

July 31 Ludington / Waterfront Park

Aug 1 Cadillac / Rotary Arts Pavilion 

Aug 2 Reed City / Rambadt Park

Aug 3 Baldwin / Wenger Pavilion



Annual WMJS Membership



Annual membership renewals are due on January 1st, 2024.

Payment can be made by mailing in a check or by clicking here or on the link below to pay through PayPal. We will get your new annual membership card sent out right away after payment. If you received our mailing in error, please just disregard. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

West Michigan Jazz Society   PO Box 150307 Grand Rapids, MI   49515



Blue Lake Public Radio

features Jazz From Blue Lake every Monday through Friday starting at 10 p.m. and the 5 hour broadcasts are also available the following day on demand by clicking the Jazz From Blue Lake links at www.bluelake.org/ondemand.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the West Michigan Jazz Society is to advance, uphold, and sustain live jazz in West Michigan through promotion, performance and education.

Part of WMJS's mission statement is to provide music scholarships for deserving students in pursuit of jazz education.The 2024 Music scholarships are ready to receive requests! PLEASE help us get the word out and direct worthy candidates here!

WMJS Board Meeting Minutes
Now Available Online

The minutes of the WMJS Board Meeting from this past August are now available on this site under the "More" tab above or HERE. Minutes will be added and archived in the months ahead on this page.