Common Ground Music Festival

Ace Hood at Common Ground Music Festival

The sun peered from behind a gray sky as hundreds gathered in front of the enormous stage complete with jumbotrons on each side alerting those too far back to see the on stage antics. Any regular Friday, it’s place to relax by the Grand River while resting in the greenery underneath the shadows of a nearby Burger King, Rally’s and an urban loft complex which reminds you, even in the park, you aren’t too far from the city. That week, however, Adado Riverfront Park transformed itself into the setting of Lansing’s largest music festival.

To complete the picture of this perfect evening in the park with all of your closest strangers was “Bugatti” singer Ace Hood. Although Big Sean was billed as the top performer for Common Ground’s Friday line-up, Ace gave life to the crowd in his own way. Read More…

VIDEO PREMIERE: Circa Survive Interview @ Common Ground

We were so excited when we heard that we would have the chance to sit down with Circa Survive. In the video, Anthony Green and company talk about what they wanted out of their band and much more.

For more Circa Survive:
www.circasurvive.com
www.facebook.com/CircaSurvive
circasurvive.bandcamp.com

Common Ground Photo Recap

We sent some photographers to the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI to capture the tunes and bring the experience to your screen. Check out photos after the jump for pics from performances during the last three days of the festival, featuring  MGMT, The Avett Brothers, and Ludacris, plus local favorites such as BLATpack, Frontier Ruckus, and more!

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Exposure 7.16.13

We wrap up Common Ground Music Festival with an audio diary from Impact’s Miguel Martinez. Music artist ZZ Ward talks about her music and her inspiration. Common Ground Marketing Director Jenna Meyer also joins Exposure. Later on the show, Host Abbie Newton speaks with Michigan State University professor Troy Hale about a weather balloon he launched in space. Lastly, MSU Salsa Club member Zac Tomczyk teaches us the steps behind the passionate Salsa dance.

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Torch and Twang 7/9/13

Tonight on Torch and Twang we’ll be featuring Luke Winslow-King, who is playing a show at Liberty Plaza this Thursday, plus a number of the acts from the Saturday lineup at Common Ground Music Festival. Plus, a bunch of new music at 10 o’clock, including the new record from Gregory Alan Isakov!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Steve Earle & The Dukes- Calico County- The Low Highway
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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit- Outfit- Live from Alabama

Enter the Haggis- Down the Line- The Modest Revolution Read More…

Torch and Twang 7/2/13

For the first show of July, Eric is joined by talented singer-songwriter Mike Vial, who will be performing at Common Ground Music Festival next Monday, July 8. Plus, four hours of the best roots music in mid-Michigan!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

John Fullbright- Moving- From the Ground Up

Jason Isbell- Flying Over Water- Southeastern Read More…

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