Current State #126 | July 12, 2013

Jul 12, 2013

Current State broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, the "I am Lansing" campaign; the silent disco at Common Ground; The BLAT! Pack; Harris Nature Center summer programs; The Soil & the Sun; and Common Ground memories.

'I am Lansing' campaign promotes exercise, nutrition

Jul 12, 2013
Courtesy/City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department

 All this week, Current State has been broadcasting here at Adado-Riverfront Park, site of the Common Ground festival.  This public green space alongside the Grand River is one of dozens of properties managed by the city of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department.

Common Ground afterparty: disco with no speakers

Jul 12, 2013
Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival

There’s a big afterparty at the Common Ground Music Festival Friday and Saturday nights, and there’s a fun, unusual twist to the proceedings.

It’s a disco, but it’s unlike any you may have ever experienced before. The disco is silent.

Volunteers keep things running at Common Ground

Jul 12, 2013

Musicians, sponsors and fans are among crucial elements that go into making the Common Ground Music Festival a success. Not to be overlooked, though, are the contributions of festival volunteers.

Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival

The BLAT! Pack was founded in the late Summer of 2008 and has seven artists and vocalists. The group will perform on Sunday at the GM Pavillion Stage.

Harris Nature Center offers summer outdoor activities

Jul 12, 2013
Courtesy/Harris Nature Center

The height of the summer season means camping for many Michiganders. And even if you can’t get away every weekend, Meridian Township’s Harris Nature Center can help.


Courtesy/Common Ground Music Festival

The band The Soil And The Sun identifies itself as “corn-fed, Michigan-made.”  They describe their music as "Experiential Spiritual Orchestral Rock."

More than just the music, Common Ground is about the memories and the people who flock here every summer.