Artwork by Bert Boerema

Sounds of the Forest/Echo Through the Timber

Summer, 2021

Welcome to the 29th season of summer concerts in Baldwin, Michigan. We host free concerts on Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 7-9:15 p.m. Concerts will begin on Wednesday, June 23 and end on Saturday, September 4. Some of the country's best jazz, blues and folk and rock musicians showcase their extraordinary talents at Wenger Pavilion, located in downtown Baldwin. The music is also broadcast on 99.3 FM so you have the option to enjoy the music from your vehicle.

There's ample free parking, nearby restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors and fudge shops, a great local history museum, and a warm, friendly atmosphere. (All Covid-19 guidelines will be followed, so depending on any restrictions in place this summer, some venues may be closed.)

Baldwin is located in western Michigan in the heart of beautiful Lake County. After a day of canoeing or fishing in our Blue Ribbon Trout Streams; swimming in one of our more than 100 lakes; or hiking our nearby trails, including the longest completed stretch of the North Country Trail, join us for some great music. Sit back and relax. Or get up and dance. It's all free and it's waiting for you.

Take a look at our exciting schedule for this summer on our 2021 Schedule page. Find a map, and how to get in touch with us on our Contact Us page. While there, you can also sign up for our email list. Before each concert, we'll send you a reminder email of the upcoming concert, including links where you can listen to a preview of the great music you will hear at the concert.

If you want to help us keep the music playing in Baldwin, go to the Support Us page and make a donation. It will be deeply appreciated.

Share our web site - baldwinsummerconcerts.org with your friends and family.

For programming and scheduling information...

Tim Scully, 231-723-7500


DEDICATION - LeeAnn Russell

We are saddened to share the passing of LeeAnn Russell, owner of the Fabric Peddler, and longstanding supporter of the Baldwin community. She actively took part in the business of downtown Baldwin, supported activities of groups too numerous to list, was a mainstay in her church - the Baldwin UCC - and loved people with her generous words and deeds. She especially loved music and was a part of "Sounds from the Forest/Echo through the Timber" from the beginning when her mother Norma Russell and Shirley Wenger laid the groundwork for the concert series. She has been greatly appreciated for all she has done through the years and she will be deeply missed. The entire 2021 season - our 29th - is dedicated to her memory.