Plainwell Music Society

Non-profit organization that brings free music concerts to the people of the Plainwell and Otsego, Michigan area.

What a good idea that Amish Oak Treasures shared to have a picnic on your porch, and what could make it better than some music to dance to with that lemonade and potato salad?

Dust off your dancing shoes and put on that dress you like and get your porch party on! Here's the Out of Favor Boys live at the State Theater - LISTEN HERE to "NOBODY'S LISTENING"!

Need ideas for things to do at home with your family? Try having a picnic on the porch!

This year’s winner of the prestigious James J Hewitt Memorial Scholarship was Caleb Piersma on bassoon.

Auditions where open to high school students and the winning musician was awarded $1000.

New this year we have successfully completed auditions for the James J Hewitt Memorial Scholarship. It was open to high school students and the recipient was chosen by audition. The award is $1000. This year’s winner is Caleb Piersma on bassoon. He will perform with us at our spring concert on May 17th. We are very proud to offer this scholarship and thrilled with the young talent that we saw during auditions. Here are some photos from the auditions.

Who's The Artist?

SOUND UP! New WHO's THE ARTIST just posted!

HINT for those of you who make it out to the shows, this group has played at the band shell and was a crowd pleaser!

WHO'S THE ARTIST? --> Answer at the website in the new blog post, link in comments below!

Plainwell Music Society wants to see if you can tell "Who's the artist". HINT in the video! Listen and see if you can figure it out! Answer to post on the Bl...

President Jay Miller says "I like watching the people enjoy the different groups we bring in"

Meet Plainwell Music Society President Jay Miller!

Jay talks about what he enjoys the most about the Plainwell Music Society, his favorite types of music AND Jay let's spill if he cheers for BLUE/MAIZE or GREEN/WHITE in this new blog post.

Find out more here: "I attended many Plainwell Music Society Concerts prior to officially joining in 2014. I wanted to become further involved in this great community and its musical outreach which involves so many wonderful musical groups from the surrounding area." - Jay Miller President, Plainwell Music Society Meet...

[04/27/20]   We are excited to bring you something new and exciting called WHO'S THE ARTIST!

SOUND UP! Answer posted to the blog on website!

From Traditional Sacred to Dixieland - It's PROCLAMATION BRASS!

This summer would have brought PROCLAMATION BRASS from Kalamazoo to the 2020 Plainwell Music Society's 30th year...

Proclamation Brass
Thomas R. Holmes, Modern Woodmen of America

#plainwellmusicsociety #plainwell #brassband This summer would have brought PROCLAMATION BRASS from Kalamazoo to the 2020 Plainwell Music Society Summer Concerts as one of the many talented groups helping celebrate what is the societies 30th year. Due to unforeseen circumstances, instead of sitting by and letting the days go by, the Plainwell....

The only thing constant is change.

New BLOG post now up!!

--> The Plainwell Music Society invites you to create a member profile on our web page via the LOG IN link on the upper right :)

--> If you are someone who loves to make music, even if it's the kazoo during quarantine, we invite you to share your clips, videos and links with us!! The Plainwell Music Society is in the process of making changes to our online presence. Our goals: To increase our ability to communicate with our sponsors, patrons and performers. To increase our ability to listen and be aware of the concerns, ideas and responses of our supporters. "We hope to hear...

[06/24/19]   The Ice Cream Social is this Wednesday, June 26. Come at 6:00 to enjoy ice cream donated by Dean's and Plainwell Ice Cream with cake created by Roberta Kuitert as you listen to the musical styling of David Forsman. Your donations will help support Good Hands Plainwell. At 7:00 we welcome the Out of Favor Boys. Their concert is sponsored by Ron Jackson Insurance Agency.

[05/24/19]   Thank you to the Plainwell High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir for a wonderful opening concert to our 2019 season. Thank you, also to their sponsors the City of Plainwell and Four Roses Cafe. Next week on May 29th we welcome the "world famous" River Cities Concert Band. You will not want to miss that! See you there at 7:00.

Ah...Spring! Can summer be far behind? Our concert season is gearing up for familiar favorites and new faces. You will be delighted. Our March meeting will be on the 20th at 7:00 at the Plainwell Library. We welcome new members.

[01/25/19]   The count down to May and outside concert weather has begun. We welcome you to step into the musical waters and visit the Plainwell Music Society. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 20th, at 7:00 at the Ransom Library. The Blue Water Ramblers will be in concert on June 12th to begin the sesquicentennial Plainwell Days Festival celebration (June 15,16,17).

[01/10/19]   The Plainwell Music Society will be meeting on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 at the Ransom Library in Plainwell. Please join. We welcome new members.

Our first concert will be the Plainwell High School wind ensemble and concert choir on May 22.

The River Cities Concert Band (RCCB) will play on May 29th.

They are always a great start to our concert season and certainly favorites. See you when the grass is green and the breezes mellow.

[12/15/18]   The Plainwell Music Society Board of Directors will be meeting December 19th at 7:00 at the Ransom Library in Plainwell . We welcome those interested in learning more about the Plainwell Music Society to please join us.

[05/17/18]   Summer is almost official. One week from today on May 23rd the Plainwell High School music department will start the Plainwell Music Society summer concert season at 7:00! We hope to see you there! Take note

[05/13/18]   The goals of the Plainwell Music Society are to present a variety of music for area residents, to provide a venue for local musicians and to enrich the local communities.

Plainwell Music Society | Schedule

Thank you, everyone, for joining us for the 2017 concert season. Please click the link below to visit our website and take our survey! We'd love to know what you thought about our performers this year and to hear if you have any suggestions for next year! The Plainwell Music Society is a non-profit organization that offers free summer concerts in Southwest Michigan. View the schedule here.

[04/18/17]   Our schedule for the 2017 concert season is now available in the events section of this page! Get your calendars ready and check out the great performers that we have lined up this year!



[07/27/16]   Last Concert of the season tonight!!! Come join us for some great music and FREE POPCORN!!

The 2016 Plainwell Music Society Summer Concert Schedule.
Wednesdays, 7:30 PM at the Band Shell

May 25, 2016 - Plainwell High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir - Our traditional first concert of the season, thee two groups present their last concert of the school year. This is a chance to recognize graduating seniors! THIS PERFORMANCE ONLY AT THE OLD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM!!

Sponsored by the Allegan County Community Foundation

June 1, 2016 - River Cities Concert Band - Our friends and neighbors will perform classic concert band music.
Co-Sponsored by Clearwater Financial and Casa Real

This Concert starts the Plainwell Days Festival

June 8, 2016 - Don Middlebrook and Pearl Divers take us south with Tropical Rock.

Sponsored by Anna R. Pipp Foundation

June 15, 2016 - The Schlitz Creek Bluegrass band will delight us again with their varied bluegrass music!

Sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America

June 22, 2016 - Sentimental Journey presents a 40's radio show.
Classic songs of the 1920's, 30's, 40's and WWII. Big Band, and Swing Era music.

Sponsored The Allegan County Community Foundation

June 29, 2016 -6:30PM Jordan Norman-acoustic indi-folk ICE CREAM SOCIAL

7:30PM The Adams Family Band - The Adams family returns with 50's and 60's classics!

Co-sponsored by American Legion Post 84,
and Anna R. Pipp Foundation


July 13, 2016 - Mall City Harmonizers and Mid-Lakes Chorus. these A cappella groups have performed for us since our first year.

Sponsored by Anna R. Pipp Foundation

July 20, 2016 - Cal Klokkert - A Johnny Cash tribute!

Sponsored by the Allegan County Community Foundation

July 27, 2016 - Lomax Big House - Lomax returns with their huge range of Americana music.

Sponsored by the City Of Plainwell


Old Outlaws July 17th 2013

Last Performance of the 2013 Season

July 24th Band Shell performers

Pictures from the July 24th Music Society perfomance with the Mid-Lakes Chorus and the Mall City Chorus.

Pictures from the July 24th Music Society perfomance with the Mid-Lakes Chorus and the Mall City Chorus.

Plainwell Music Society's cover photo


The goals of the Plainwell Music Society are to present a variety of music for area residents.

To provide a venue for local musicians.

To enrich the local communities.


President: Jay Miller, Vice-President: Lisa Boer

Secretary: Paula Fenstermaker, Treasurer: Dave Hubbard

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