Public Transportation to Interlochen Concerts


What is better than being able to leave your car at home and enjoy a summer concert at Interlochen Center for the Arts? For only $5 round-trip, BATA can do the driving while you enjoy the performance and avoid traffic and parking congestion. BATA and the Interlochen Center for the Arts have partnered up 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.


Public transportation to Interlochen concert via BATAReservations - Call 231-941-2324 or e-mail

Making reservations in advance is required to get a ride to an Interlochen concert and can be made by e-mailing or calling BATA’s Customer Service at 231-941-2324 and requesting a ride on the Interlochen Concert Bus. NOTE: Reservations must be made by noon the day of the concert. 


Fare - $5.00:

Roundtrip fare is only $5, you can either pay by cash or BATA fare card on the bus. We do not accept credit or debit cards on the bus, but they can be used to purchase your bus fares at one of BATA’s Transfer Stations.



The pick-up locations are are the Meijer US-31 Park-n-Ride and the Blue Vase Book Store in Interlochen. Upon arrival at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, riders will be dropped off (and picked up) at the main entrance to Interlochen, within steps of the concert venue. 


NOTE: ​Interlochen has a clear bag policy.  Only clear bags are allowed inside Kresge Auditorium for summer concerts. Exceptions will be made for medical equipment. All bags are subject to inspection. Learn more here.



All concerts start at 7 or 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and departure times both to and from Interlochen are as follows:


Departure to Interlochen


Departure back to Traverse City

5:45 pm

Meijer US-31 Park-n-Ride

~30 minutes after departure

6:00 pm

Blue Vase Book Store ~20 minutes after departure

6:15 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

~20 minutes from the end of the concert or once all passengers are present


Ride to Interlochen Concerts 2024:

BATA will provide transportation to and from the following concerts for the 2024 Summer Concert season: 

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

July 13 @ 7:30 pm – Norah Jones:

July 16 @ 7:30 pm – Jason Mraz:

July 26 @ 7 pm – 311:

Aug. 5 @ 7:30 pm – Jewel and Melissa Etheridge:


If there's an event not on this list you'd like transporation to please contact us at If we have enough interest we may be able to add that date as well.