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The Lookout | April 13, 2021

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Common Ground set for July 10 and 11

Common Ground set for July 10 and 11
  • On April 21, 2020

By Chloe Gregg
Staff Writer

Many students look forward to the summer months, with no school and lots of music festivals. Given the current situation the world is in, people are probably even more excited about the warmth and being able to actually leave their house. Everyone has been cooped up, some for months.

Once the stay-at-home order is lifted for Michiganders, there will certainly be lines of people waiting to get into their favorite places.

Fortunately for Michiganders, one of the state’s biggest music festivals is scheduled to take place after the lockdown is lifted. Common Ground Music Festival will have its 21st anniversary on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11.

For the first time, the iconic music festival is slated to take place in Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing. There is a possibility that the lockdown will be extended, but as of right now, there are no changes to the dates of the festival.

“Our team is working closely with local and state health officials,” Common Ground hosts said in an official statement. “Know that we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily as it evolves. If anything changes regarding the status of Common Ground 2020, we promise that we will update you.”

Headlining the event are popular music group Blink-182 on Friday and hip-hop artist Nelly on Saturday. Other “special guests” include, The Used, Grandson, The Legal Immigrants, Baby Bash, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Juvenile.

Common Ground tickets are $39 for seating in the grandstands and $59 for field level for individual days. The cost for both days is $70 for stands and $106 for field.

Given the uncertainty behind the lockdown’s end date, Common Ground officials offered, “Know that if the worst-case scenario for us happens and we are forced to postpone our shows, you’d have the option to use your 2020 tickets for the rescheduled dates. If you aren’t able to attend the rescheduled dates, you’d be able to roll your tickets over to Common Ground 2021 or you’d be able to get a refund.”

LCC student and Common Ground attendee Tori Tenlen said she is excited for the upcoming event and has already purchased her tickets.

“I think the timing is perfect,” Tenlen said. “All I want to do right now is get out and see my friends and have fun. It’s nice that I have something to look forward to during quarantine. Common Ground 2020 is going to be the best yet.”

To purchase tickets or read more about the event, visit