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Grand Concert Series

6 pm on June 15th & 16th, July 27th & 28th, August 24th & 25th, September 14th & 15th

The Lansing City Market is excited to announce the return of our summer concerts on the riverfront. The Grand Concert Series is comprised of Jazz on the Grand on select Wednesdays this summer, with Blues on the Grand following on Thursday. The City Market and LEPFA have been working with local organizations, including the MSU College of Music, T. Rose Inc, and MICA, to give back to the community and provide more entertainment options for Greater Lansing residents. The event’s free admission is due to generous sponsorship by LAFCU, WKAR, Dominos Pizza, Emergent Biosolutions, Wolverine Development and Gordon Food Service. 

Bring a camping chair, but leave the food at home, because you can grab a drink and a burger at the Waterfront Bar & Grill, a sweet treat from Nom Nom Cupcakes, or bbq from Red's Smokehouse. Other select merchants will be open throughout the event.

The schedule of performers is as follows. All concerts start at 6 pm:


June 15th - MSU Professors of Jazz, MSU Big Band Symposium Octet I & II (partnering with Lansing Parks & Recreation's Concerts in the Park) 

July 27th - Medium Rare, East Lansing High School Jazz Band

August 24th - Orrick Ewing, Lansing Community College Jazz Band

Sept. 14th - Phil Denny (and friends), Lansing School District Choral Ensemble


June 16th - Twyla Birdsong (and band), Everett High School Jazz Band 

July 28th - Thornetta Davis, DeWitt Jr High jazz band

August 25th - David Gerald, MSU Community Music School

Sept. 15th - Frog & the Beeftones


Free Cooking & Nutrition Classes provided by MSU Extension

Wednesdays, July 13th - August 17th, 4 pm - 6 pm

Throughout the class schedule, we'll cover healthy snacks, food safety at home, shopping smart, tips for eating out, and planning balanced meals. You will receive free groceries to make these recipes at home! Our class meets once a week for 6 weeks and lasts 2 hours. The class takes place inside the Lansing City Market.

To sign up, call MSU Extension: (517) 887-4588.

Live Music At The Market!

The Market presents a FREE live musical performance most Saturdays.

July 16, 2016 - 2:30 pm - 5 pm Dana Malburg (pop & country singer-songwriter

July 23, 2016 - 10 am - 2 pm DJ Carleton

July 30, 2016 - 10 am - 2 pm Michaela Stock

July 30, 2016 - 2:30 pm - 5 pm Jen and Juice

Interested in performing at the Market? Stop by our office OR contact the market manager, Audrey, at  



TEAM City Market

TEAM City Market

Every third Friday at noon

Are you passionate about Lansing? Are you full of cool ideas that would make this city and its riverfront a more bustling shopping and entertainment hub? Join the brand new TEAM City Market! You’ll get to meet with other inspired members of the community to brainstorm over lunch every third Friday at noon. But not only that, you’ll get to help implement these ideas that will help create the future City Market! Boost your resume, self-esteem, or just your #lovelansing status while having fun with a very small time commitment! Our next meeting is Friday, July 15th at noon. Take out lunch is available from Waterfront Bar & Grill and Red’s Smokehouse or you can bring your own.



4th Saturday Crafter's Market

Every 4th Saturday through September

From 10 am until 5 pm, enjoy perusing the crafts of local artisans, including pottery, knitted items, jewelry, and more, every 4th Saturday at the Market. July 23rd craft booths include map jewelry, vintage video game art, vinyl record art, felt art, and LuLaRoe women's and girls' clothing. 

Add to your experience by enjoying lunch at Red's Smokehouse or the Waterfront Bar & Grill, or pick up groceries you may need from Iggy’s In Convenience or Hills Cheese! There will also be face painting for the kids, provided by the amazing Hilary MacDonald!

Crafters will be set up on the lower riverside plaza (but be sure to check out our gift items inside!), and parking is just steps away. This event will be held rain or shine.

Nutrition Education from AmeriCorps

Tuesdays, 3 pm to 6 pm

Presentations are repeated between 3 and 6 pm on Tuesdays.

7/26: Food Group Basics

8/2: Supermarket Smarts - Shopping Healthy on a Budget

8/9: Gardening 101

8/16: Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks


Little League Cooking Class - Free

August 13, 2016, 11 am - 12 pm

For ages 17 and under. We’ll be discussing the 5 food groups of the MyPlate, emphasizing to make half your plate fruits and vegetables at every meal. We'll also cover good tips and tricks to healthy eating while promoting physical activity. Recipes will be announced here soon!

Pour it Up: Sweet & Savory

Pour it Up: Sweet & Savory

August 20, 2016, 1 pm - 5 pm

On August 20th, from 1 pm - 5 pm, come chat with reps and taste what is sweet and savory! The event will feature sweet and savory beers, wines, and spirits.

Tickets are $20 at the door, which gets you a wristband, five drink tickets, a logo glass to take home, and entrance into the tasting area. Tastings are 1 ticket each and additional tickets are $2 each.

We are looking for volunteers for this event. Please contact Audrey at

Free Spartan Dance Center Fitness Classes

Select Saturdays, starting June 4th

Join Spartan Dance Center at Lansing City Market select Saturday mornings for a fun and energizing Zumba class! The classes with begin promptly at 10:30am and will go until 11:15am.

Remaining schedule: 8/13, 8/20

Ever wanted to try out a new workout class? Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Pound, P90X – There’s just so many to choose from! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderately intense aerobic activity each week. This can be brisk walking, water aerobics, riding a bike on level ground with few hills, pushing a lawn mower, etc. It is also recommended that adults participate in sets of 8-12 repetitions of muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days per week. This includes lifting weights, working with resistance bands, body weight exercises (push-ups, sit-ups, etc.), heavy gardening, yoga, etc.

Does 2 hours and 30 minutes seem like a lot? Well it’s not – that’s about the same amount of time you might spend watching a movie or watching TV on any given day. Spreading out your time throughout the week makes this 2 hours and 30 minutes seem like a lot less. Keep in mind, 10 minutes at a time is fine! 

Don’t think you can find the time? Join Spartan Dance Center at Lansing City Market every other Saturday morning for a fun and energizing workout class! The classes with begin promptly at 10:30am and will go until 11:15am – Look at that! You’re almost a third of the way to your weekly goal! 


Lansing Adventure Club

July 30th - August 19th, 2016

The Promotions Committee of Downtown Lansing Inc. is bringing an exciting new program to downtown Lansing this summer -- the Lansing Adventure Club! The Lansing Adventure Club is an opportunity for kids of all ages to get out and explore all that our community has to offer from July 30 to August 19, 2016. Join the adventure as we invite the children in our community to explore downtown Lansing through a series of outdoor activities.
Here’s how it works. Children select an activity from the Adventure Guide. When they complete the activity, they will bring their Adventure Guide and proof that they completed the activity (photo, drawing, list, etc.) to the sponsoring Adventure Station to receive their activity badge. There is a different activity badge for every activity -- no two are alike! (They can only complete each activity once -- no double badges). Children must have an Adventure Guide in order to receive badges.

Collect at least 15 badges to be eligible to enter to win one of two fabulous prizes! 

Stop by the Downtown Lansing Inc. table at Movie Night on the Capitol Lawn on August 19, 2016 or stop by the Downtown Lansing Inc. office (401 S. Washington Sq. Ste. 101) between 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday before August 24, 2016 and show the representative that you have 15+ badges to be entered to win! Winners will be contacted on August 25, 2016.

Prizes available:
- Lansing Lugnuts suite for up to 10 people for the August 31, 2016 game (provided by MLive Media Group)
- Prize pack valued at $150 for Impression 5 Science Center (provided by Impression 5)