Support the Festival

We like to make this a free event for everyone. We run completely on donations and sponsorships.

About the Festival

Pitch a tent at Tie Dye and stay awhile. Located in Howard City, MI, Tie Dye Music Celebration is all about good music and good vibes. Whether you’re coming to see a favorite musician, or looking for camaraderie, we have that and even more at this annual event. We are all about supporting local talent. Visit our lineup page for more information on who’s coming. Some musicians are returning, and some are debuting at this one-of-a-kind event. It’s a full weekend music celebration of local West Michigan talent. Started by three musicians themselves, Michael Patterson, Brian Arnold, and Lawrence Bate, the Tie Dye is a West Michigan summer hidden gem that is sure to make any music lover’s summer. We are in search of wonderful volunteers to help make the celebration as successful as ever. Please contact us or check out our Facebook event for more information. This year’s celebration will be held on Friday, August 27th – Saturday, August 28st. The festival weekend is the perfect way to end summer with great music and friendly people. You can even bring the family along to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. Children are allowed and encouraged but, pets are not. We apologize for this inconvenience. Every year, Tie Dye Music Celebration is a free event for everyone and we like to keep it that way. The celebration runs solely on Tie Dye volunteers, contributions, sponsorship, and donations from local businesses and those willing to support local music. We thank everyone willing to contribute and help make this music festival a recurring event. There’s no age limit and no specific music taste required to attend the festival. Just you, the music and good vibes all around. Our motto is For the Love of Music. We encourage all attendees to be respectful to everyone around you and make friends along the way. Bring your own food and beverages if you’re staying for a while. Camping is welcome and encouraged in order to fully enjoy all weekend long. So, you want to enjoy great music, friends and good times all in one summer weekend? Be sure to check us out and tell your friends. They’re sure to come back for years to come. Oh yeah, and did we mention Tie Dye Music Celebration is a FREE event? Get ready for the West Michigan music event of the summer. Tie Dye is back and better than ever.

The Tie Dye Team

Learn more about the people that make the festival happen.

Michael Patterson


Brian Arnold


Lawrence Bate


Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the festival?

How much are tickets?

The Tie Dye Music Festival is a FREE event for anyone.

Can I bring my dog?

No pets allowed, sorry.

Can I camp on the festival grounds?

Yes! Just bring your own gear and food. We encourage camping to experience the whole weekend.

Where is the festival located?

The festival location is in Howard City, Michigan. Visit our getting here page for more information.