LaborFest 2023

Not all festivals are created equal, and LaborFest is unlike any other!

LaborFest is a celebration of the region’s rich industrial history and the laborers who support the Salt, Lumber & Sand industries. Held on Labor Day weekend, we are in our 6th year of providing high-quality day entertainment. All proceeds go to current community projects to enhance and better our community. Our current project is a beautiful state-of-the-art iconic amphitheater to be built on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Full Schedule

Saturday September 2nd, 2023


1:00-2:00 Truck Driver Bingo
2:00-3:00 Nick Veine
3:00-4:00 County Parks
4:00-5:00 Duke and the Studebakers
5:00-5:30 DJ SKEEZY (& between sets)


5:30-6:45 Salt City All Stars
7:00-8:15 Downtowners
8:30-9:45 Sufferin Suckatash
10:00-11:30 FOGHAT

Join us for 12 hours of awesome music on the shores of Lake Michigan. Be ready to Rock and Roll with FOGHAT!!


West Shore Bank
BOS Manufacturing
Watson’s Manistee Chrysler
Bob’s Roofing
Ludington Beverage
USW Local 12585


USW Local 200667
Boyer Agency
Martin Marietta
Filer Credit Union
Morton Salt Co.
Blythe O’donnell
Hopwood’s Heating/Cooling
Manistee Beverage
T.J.’s Pub
Chopo’s Northside Bar
Feliczak Electric

Family Fare Manistee
Z’ Cart Rentals