Feb. 19 2014 12:00 AM

Brand New, The Front Bottoms, 311 part of the summer festival’s lineup


The first round of bands has been announced for this year’s Common Ground Music Festival. The 15th annual summer festival’s lineup includes ‘90s rap-reggae rockers 311, alt-rockers Brand New and indie-punkers Front Bottoms.

Common Ground is usually a week long concert that kicks off the second week of July, but this week’s announcement only covered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, July 8-10.

Tuesday and Wednesday nights’ lineups consisted of alternative rock bands, with Thursday night being country-tinged.

Tuesday, July 8, will feature New York-based Brand New, who will be joined by Circa Survive, the Hold Steady, Say Anything, the Front Bottoms, Kevin Devine and the Goddam Band, Braid, So So Glos, You Blew It, Seahaven and Dinosaur Pile-Up.

On Wednesday, July 9, 311 will headline the evening’s performances, with Flobots, OPM and Radical Something are also slated to play. Then on Thursday, July 10, country artists Justin Moore and David Nail are scheduled.

Common Ground will be in the Adado Riverfront Park along the banks of the Grand River in downtown Lansing. The schedule usually consists of a blend of national and local rock, country, hip-hop and pop artists. Each year, Common Ground attracts thousands of visitors to mid-Michigan.

More bands will be announced in upcoming weeks. Single day tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at commongroundfest.com, by calling (877) 569- 7767 or in person at 901 N. Washington Ave., Lansing.