Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Experience illuminating live music with today’s Groupon to the opening night Michigan Irish Music Festival on Friday September 16th, from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Heritage Landing in Muskegon. Choose from the following options:
- For $6, you get admission for two (up to a $16 value).
- For $12, you get admission for four (up to a $32 value).
Admission is $2 for children aged 6–12 and free for those aged 5 and younger.
Wandering packs of music lovers can explore the three covered stages touting danceable tunes, or peruse the overflowing Celtic goods at the Michigan Irish Music Festival, a three-day celebration of Ireland. Friday night bears witness to an assortment of festivities nestled on the bank of Muskegon Lake beginning at 5 p.m. with a set from The Waxies—an explosion of traditional folk melodies as energetic as Benjamin Franklin's end-zone dance. Friends can whoop and whirl at the traditional Hooley dance party at Bob and Bernie’s Pub at 6:45 p.m., or get down with the Mona Shores Fiddlers in the dance tent at 7:00 p.m. before indulging in fish and chips, corned beef, and other traditional eats at the Celtic Kitchen. Once refueled by the hearty old-country feast, friendship troupes can meander through the bustling Irish market en route to the 9:30 p.m. show of Old Blind Dogs, a Scotland band at the forefront of the roots revival of the music of their native country.