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 14 of 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.




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.



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 old cinema. Riders will be dropped off at the main entrance to Interlochen, within steps of the concert venue. 



All concerts start at 8 p.m. 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



BATA will provide transportation to and from the following 14 concerts for the 2017 Summer Concert season: 


June 1, 2017: ZZ Top

June 27, 2017: Marc Broussard

June, 28, 2017: Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs

June 29, 2017: Paul Shaffer

June 30, 2017: OK Go

July 6, 2017: Michael Feinstein

July 12, 2017: Trace Adkins

July 17, 2017: Straight No Chaser

July 19, 2017: Diana Ross

July 22, 2017: Amos Lee

July 25, 2017: Chris Janson

August 10, 2017: Salt-n-Pepa and Tone Loc

August 14, 2017: Gavin DeGraw

August 17, 2017: Jethro Tull