As Lansing kicks off its
Common Ground Music Festival
the region takes stock of the myriad benefits of its growing concert
and festival lineup.
According to excerpts from the article:
From city-sponsored events to events sponsored by arts councils and
businesses, organizers say the main goal is to increase the quality of
life in the community.
Businesses near free-concert venues also find themselves often
benefiting, creating a mix that seems to make free concerts pay off for
East Lansing Summer Concert Series helps draw people to the
business area. But it's also a way for the city to express how much it
values community events, arts and culture, and bringing the community
together, said Ami Van Antwerp, East Lansing's communications
the things people really value about living here is all of the festivals
and events you can attend," she said.
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