Interlochen Summer Concert Bus


Leave your car at home and enjoy a summer concert at Interlochen Center for the Arts. For just $5 round-trip you can let BATA do the driving while you enjoy the performance and avoid traffic and parking congestion. BATA and the Interlochen Center for the Arts have partnered to provide transportation to the most popular concerts throughout the summer. A full list of concerts and dates are listed below or you can visit the Interlochen Arts Festival website here.



Reservations - Call 231-941-2324:

Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling BATA’s Customer Service at 231-941-2324 and requesting a ride on the Interlochen Concert Bus.


Fare - $5.00:

Roundtrip fare is only $5 and cash or BATA fare card is accepted as payment on the bus. Credit cards are not accepted on the bus but can be used to purchase fare at one of BATA’s Transfer Stations.



Pick up locations are at BATA’s Hall Street Transfer Station and the rear entrance to the Grand Traverse Mall at BATA’s GT Mall stop location, near Dunhams. Riders will be dropped off at the main entrance to Interlochen, within steps of the concert venue. 



All concerts start at 8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and departure times both to and from Interlochen are as follows:


Departure to Interlochen


Departure back to Traverse City

6:30 pm

BATA Hall Street Station

~45 minutes after departure

6:45 pm

G.T. Mall

~30 minutes after departure

7:15 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

15 minutes from the

 end of the concert


2018 Concerts:

BATA will provide transportation to and from the following 13 concerts for the 2018 Summer Concert season: 


  • YES - June 28, 8pm - Kresge


  • Blondie - June 30, 8pm - Kresge


  • Glenn Miller - July 4, 2pm - Corson (Departure times: 12:30 p.m. @ Hall St., 12:45 p.m. @ GT Mall and 1:15 p.m. at Interlochen Center for the Arts) - CANCLED


  • George Clinton/Robert Randolph - July 11, 8pm - Kresge


  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited - July 12, 8pm - Kresge


  • Lindsey Stirling - July 13, 8pm - Kresge


  • Beach Boys - July 17, 7:30pm - Kresge* (Departure times: 6 p.m. @ Hall St., 6:15 p.m. @ GT Mall and 6:45 p.m. at Interlochen Center for the Arts)


  • Reba - July 24, 8pm - Kresge


  • Avett Brothers - August 10, 8pm - Kresge


  • Steve Martin/Martin Short - August 11, 8pm - Kresge


  • Jim Gaffigan - August 16, 8pm - Kresge


  • Earth, Wind, and Fire - August 21, 8pm - Kresge


  • Jeff Daniels - August 24, 8pm - Corson