Category: Music


– Music – Jazz – Blues –
-2017 – October –

10-4, first Wednesday of every month, 
– 6:30-9:30 p.m.,
TV’s Grand Event
2651 W. Jefferson Avenue,
Trenton, MI 48183,
734-671-5676,
Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band
Ron on trombone,
Johnny Trudell on trumpet
all-star band.
reservations recommended. $5 cover,
food is reasonably priced and excellent (the hotel has the former Opus One chef).
food and drink specials.
http://www.tvsgrandevent.com/home

10-5, First Thursday of each month,

7:30-10:30 p.m.,
Sports Channel Bar
25419 Jefferson,
St. Clair Shores,
586-771-2333
Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn/vocals,
Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals,
Dennis DeCello on drums,
Jerry Neeley on keys,
Tom Ploeger on sax
Sit-ins welcome!
hear some good easy jazz, nice setting and great food.
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10-5, First Thursday of each month.

Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks #325,
41700 Ann Arbor Road,
Plymouth, MI 48170,
734-453-1780
West Side Ramblers
Morgan Humecky   vocals, lead guitar and banjo;
Sherry Humecky the hammered dulcimer;
Brian Newsom chord melody/rhythm banjo;
Kim Dominick electric bass;
Bob Ervin, rhythm guitar and vocals.
http://www.plymouthannarborelks325.com
email jazzattheelks@gmail.com.

10-6, Friday,
ConCorde Inn of Clinton Township,
44315 N. Gratiot Ave.,
Clinton Township, MI
48036,

Hurricane Fundraiser Dance, – Swing Detroit.

7:15 p.m.-8 p.m.- Beginner dance lesson – John Salalila.
8-10 p.m., Tbone Paxton on trombone backed by the RJ Spangler Trio.
7-11 p.m.,  $15,
Cash Bar, 50/50 and silent auction.
Get your picture taken free with a great photographer:
https://mdm3962.wixsite.com/artofcapturinglife
http://www.facebook.com/swingdetroitdotcom,
http://www.concordeinns.com,
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446621482052650/10-8, Sunday,  7 p.m
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Tamir Hendelman Trio,
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-10, Tuesday,  7-10 p.m.
Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325
41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth MI.
734-453-1780
Blues @ The Elks – in partnership with the Detroit Blues Society
(www.detroitbluessociety.org).
Monsieur Guillame & His Zydeco Hepcats.
Monsieur on accordion and vocals,
Erich Goebel on guitar and vocals,
Joe LaBeau on sax,
Perez Morris on frottoir (rub board) and congas,
Mike Ziegeler on drums
Frankie Lee on bass.
$5 donation at the door and bring your dancing shoes.
http://www.plyaa325.com
email jazzattheelks@gmail.com.

10-13, Friday, 7:30 p.m. I
Forum Hall at Palmer Commons
University of Michigan campus,
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ellen Rowe New Album Concert
“Momentum-Portraits of Women In Motion.”
Ellen Rowe, piano
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet;
Tia Fuller, alto sax;
Virginia Mayhew, tenor sax;
Lisa Parrott, bari sax;
Melissa Gardiner, trombone;
Marion Hayden and Marlene Rosenberg , bass;
Allison Miller, drums
The pieces are new compositions for a new album recording October 14 and 15.
free and open to the public.

10-13, Friday,  8 p.m.,
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Bob Sweet Quartet,
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-14, Saturday,  8 p.m.,
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Petra van Nuis, vocalist
Andy Brown guitar,
Jim Dapogny,
Paul Keller
Pete Siers,
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-15, Sunday,
Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site
49965 Van Dyke Ave.,
between 22 and 23 Mile Roads,
Shelby Township, MI 48317.
586-739-4800
Annual Open House
featuring Johnny Trudell,
http://www.packardmotorfdn.org/Coming%20Events.htm

10-15, Sunday,  2 p.m.,
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit,
6600 W. Maple Road,
West Bloomfield,
248-661-1000,
Hot Ivories – From Ragtime  to Rock and Beyond.
Four-pianist piano summit
Matt Ball,
Jarrod Champion,
Jon Milan
Kerry Price,
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
jccdet.org

10-15, Sunday,  1-5 p.m.
9545 McDougall
(Joseph Campau to Eveline),
Hamtramck,
313-874-5322.
Attic Dwellers Acoustic Jam Session at P.L.A.V. Post #6, ,
Free and open to all levels of acoustic players and listeners.
The attic Dwellers Acoustic Club charges no dues
is an open-circle acoustic jam session
all who want to lead some songs can,
those who want to play along or just listen, also can.
PA available for vocalists. Beginners to experts can enjoy.
(To get on their mailing list, contact them at:)
atticdwellersdetroit@gmail.com,
If parking fills up, there is a public parking lot nearby on Eveline.)

10-18, Wednesday,
Schoolcraft College Liberal Arts Office and Music Department.
Schoolcraft College, Kehrl Auditorium, VisTaTechCenter,
18600 Haggerty Rd.,
Livonia.
734-462-4403,
Noon Jazz Concert
Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet
Chris Codish organ,
Cory Allen guitar
Marcus Elliot, saxophone
Sean, drums.
Free, open to the public
Your donation at the door helps fund music student scholarships.
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/music

10-20 through 10-22, Friday through Sunday,
TERRACE INN JAZZ WEEKEND

(sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society),
Cakewalkin’ Jass Band from Toledo
Dave Bennett Quartet,
traditional jazz weekend getaway … almost sold out.
http://www.TheTerraceInn.com
10-22, Sunday,  2 p.m.,
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Paul Keller’s At Sundown Quintet
Paul, bass,
Sarah D’Angelo, voice and clarinet,
Duncan McMillan , piano,
Steve Wood , sax/flute
and others …
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-23, Monday,  8 p.m.,
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Ave.,
Ann Arbor,
734-769-2999
Brian Charette and Jordan Young: A Circuit Bent Organ Duo, .
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-30, Monday,
Zal Gaz Grotto Club
Ann Arbor
during the performance of the Paul Keller Orchestra.
Linda Yohn will be the recipient of the 2017 Ron Brooks Award for 2017.
Linda has been the Program Director for WEMU for twenty years.
More details to come. Congratulations, Linda!

10-31, Tuesday,  7- 9:30 p.m.
Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325
41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth MI.
734-453-1780
Shahida Nurullah Quartet.
$10 at the door.
http://www.plyaa325.com
email jazzattheelks@gmail.com.

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( we have not given these people a plug in a while … )
Dirty Dog Jazz Café.
11-15 and 11-16, Wednesday and Thursday,
97 Kercheval Ave.,
Grosse Pointe,
Emma Aboukasm, Vocalist
Cliff Monear,
Jeff Pedraz
Pete Siers
http://www.dirtydogjazz.com11-29, Wednesday,
Noon Classical Concert at Schoolcraft College
Schoolcraft College Liberal Arts Office and Music Department.
Schoolcraft College, Kehrl Auditorium, VisTaTechCenter,
18600 Haggerty Rd.,
Livonia.
734-462-4403,
Anthony Bonamici on piano,
from Hertzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg Russia
Free, open to the public
Your donation at the door helps fund music student scholarships.
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/music

12-13, Wednesday,
Schoolcraft College Liberal Arts Office and Music Department.
Schoolcraft College, Kehrl Auditorium, VisTaTechCenter,
18600 Haggerty Rd.,
Livonia.
734-462-4403,
Noon Jazz Concert
Paul Keller Holiday Jazz Concert
featuring Sarah D’Angelo vocals,
Paul Finkbeiner trumpet,
Keith Kaminski sax,
Terry Kimura trombone,
Ellen Rowe piano
Sean Dobbins drums
Free, open to the public
Your donation at the door helps fund music student scholarships.
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/music

GDJS Presents Earlybird New Years’s Eve Dinner and Jazz
5th year presenting – jazzy “Earlybird” New Year’s Eve at Shield’s.
http://www.GreaterDetroitJazzSociety.com

DETROIT BLUES SOCIETY
Find out what is happening in the Detroit blues scene by becoming a member
http://www.detroitbluessociety.org

 

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– MUSIC –
– S.E.Michigan –
– Labor Day Weekend –

– Michigan State Fair –

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  • Thursday, August 31, 2017      10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Friday, September 1, 2017:     10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 2, 2017: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Sunday, September 3, 2017:    10:00 am –  10:00 pm

  • Monday, September 4, 2017:   10:00 am –   9:00 pm

    • (Interior exposition hall will close at 5:00pm on Monday)

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– Detroit Jazz Festival –

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HISTORY

The Detroit International Jazz Festival was founded in 1980 by Robert McCabe and the Detroit Renaissance.
Along with the Detroit Grand Prix and the International Freedom Festival, the Festival was intended to bring people into the city and to provide all segments of the population with world-class entertainment.From 1980 to 1991, the Festival flourished through a partnership with the highly regarded international jazz festival in Montreux, Switzerland.
In 1991, the Festival merged with Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, where it resided until September 2005.In March 2005, Detroit philanthropist and Mack Avenue Records Chairman Gretchen Valade emerged as a major sponsor of the Festival.
With additional support from the Knight Foundation, the Festival expanded in all aspects.
Its new footprint, covering three blocks, provided two additional stages and more space for food vendors and other activities.

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Looking to attract new audiences to jazz and the Festival, in 2011, jazz musician Chris Collins was appointed as artistic director and has since taken on the role of president of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation.
With Collins’ vision and the support of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Board of Directors – led by Chair Gretchen Valade – the Foundation has continued to integrate new and exciting artistic elements and opportunities into the signature event, in addition to year-round programming.

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The Detroit Jazz Festival is now managed and produced by the Detroit International Jazz Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2006.
Through the generosity of Detroit philanthropist and Mack Avenue Records Chairman Gretchen Valade, the Foundation also established a significant endowment to support Festival operations.
The staff and advisory committee continuously work to raise the balance of operating costs through corporate partnerships, contributions and earned-income opportunities.

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For nearly 40 years, the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation has celebrated Detroit’s rich history of jazz music by providing year-round concerts and educational programming, and of course, organizing the world’s largest free jazz festival over Labor Day weekend.

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With the support of corporate sponsors, philanthropic organizations, individual donors and volunteers, the Detroit Jazz Festival is free to music fans looking to revel in the artistry and improvisation of jazz legends, rising stars, legacy and homecoming artists.
Each year’s lineup of more than 60 performances spanning multiple stages, as well as spontaneous late-night jam sessions, offers something for everyone.

Year-round educational programming creates one-of-a-kind opportunities for regional students and aspiring musicians to help them achieve artistic excellence, while  concerts celebrate the works of students and mentors, in addition to local and national artists.

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The 20th Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats

presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Downtown Royal Oak.
200 performances on nine stages,
a  Fine Arts Show,
local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in Metro-Detroit.
Each year international, regional and local attractions at the festival
in the the City of Royal Oak .

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Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is free to enter until 5pm on Friday only.  
Festival admission is
$3 until 3pm,
$5 after 3pm,
$7 after 5pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

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– Hamtramck –

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   2017  –  Hamtramck Labor Day Festival – hamtownfest.

Hamtramck
38th annual Labor Day Festival,
Sep. 2, 3, and 4, 2017

 

For the past three decades Hamtramck celebrated Labor Day weekend with a festival on the Main Street of Joseph Campau,  Leave your bike with  Wheelhouse Detroit,   for FREE.
located at the northeast corner of Caniff and Jos. Campau,
With two separate stages, booths from a number of restaurants and a full line-up of carnival rides, there’s never a dull moment at the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival.

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History of Labor Day Festival,
Hamtramck

37 years of fun

Hamtramck City Festival was first proposed in 1980.

The Dodge Main factory had just closed.

Then-Mayor Robert Kozaren, with the help of a group of dedicated citizens, conceived having a huge city festival that would  boost the spirits of the residents, and show  that Hamtramck  could smile in the face of a crisis.

The first festival was planned for late September.

From the start it was a huge success, with over 100,00 people attending.
People from across the area came to the festival
to enjoy the music, food, crafts and all manner of fun.

The festival was moved up to Labor Day to take advantage of the better weather and longer holiday weekend.

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Hamtramck History

Founded in the wake of the American Revolution, Hamtramck remained largely unknown for more than 100 years as a dusty farming community on the edge of Detroit, Michigan.
In 1910, the town took a new direction with the opening of John and Horace Dodge’s auto factory.
By 1930, it had a population of 56,000 –
one of the most densely populated cities in the United States.

Polish immigrants made up the majority of this  population.
After centuries of repression by the Russians, Prussians, Austrians, and Germans, the Polish immigrants hungered for democracy. .
By 1922,  Hamtramck  incorporated as a city, the Poles were the controlling influence,
Even as the sounds of heavy industry faded,  Hamtramck maintained its persona as an immigrant community.
these days Arabs, Bangladeshis, Bosnians, Serbians, find the city an attractive place to settle.

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(primarily from)
(Kowalski, Greg. Hamtramck: The Driven City. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.)

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 – MO POP –

 – West  Riverfront  Park –

 – Detroit,  Michigan –

– 2017-07-29,30 –


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Third Man Records
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit

Doors at 6 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Pure Heart Travelers (gospel)
7:30 p.m. Warren Defever (experimental/world)
8:30 p.m. Nikki D. Brown and the Sisters of Thunder (gospel)
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Arab American National Museum:
13624 Michigan Ave., 
Dearborn, MI, 48126

6:30-9:30 p.m. Forum on Community, Culture & Race —

RSVPs for this program have reached maximum capacity

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit

11 p.m.-1 a.m. After party with DJ Michael Elliott
Includes FREE admission to the Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibit;
light snacks and beverages available for purchase.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull Ave., Detroit

12 p.m. Las Cafeteras workshop + performance
(folk,son jarocho, urban son)
Free admisson;
RSVP to reserve a seat at      http://bit.ly/lascafeterasworkshop

Alkebu-Lan Village
7701 Harper Ave., Detroit

2-4 p.m. Song, Dance & Drumming Workshop w/ Mokoomba (Afro-fusion)
All ages welcome! Free admission;
RSVP to reserve a seat at http://bit.ly/mokoombaworkshop

John R Stage
presented by
Detroit Institute of Arts,
The Wright Museum
Michigan Science Center

On the sidewalk at the entrance to the Science Center and John R. John R.
will be closed from Farnsworth to Warren.
RAIN VENUE: Detroit Film Theater at DIA.

5:30 p.m. Onyx Ashanti (electronic/experimental)
6:15 p.m. De’Sean Jones – Underground Resistance/Knomadik
(electronic/experimental)
7 p.m. Efe Bes (African fusion)
7:30 p.m. Kuumba (jazz/Latin/African)
9 p.m. Aurora Harris (spoken word)
9:30 p.m. Griot Galaxy (avant-garde jazz)
Michigan Science Center is offering free admission between 3-5 p.m.
RSVP here:             http://bit.ly/CoC25MiSci
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave.

Doors open at 1 p.m.

Meijer Main Stage (Orchestra Hall)

3:00 p.m. Mokoomba (Afro-fusion)
5:30 p.m. Sidestepper (Colombian electronica)
8 p.m. 10th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue: Music of Rebellion (rock/eclectic)

Comerica Diversity Stage (The Cube fka The Music Box)

2 p.m. Yoga session with DJ Alsultany and Detroit Community Yoga (world/electronic)
4:30 p.m. Voices of Hope feat. Victor Ghannam + Ismael Duran (Arabic Latino fusion
7 p.m. Las Cafeteras (folk, son jarocho, urban son)
9:30 p.m. DJ Alsultany (world/electronic)
Wolverine Outdoor Stage (behind University of Michigan — Detroit Center)
HOST/MC: MELODY PARKER
1 p.m. Misfit Jazz Quintet (jazz)
2:30 p.m. Sumkali (Indian fusion)
4 p.m. Charlie Dentel + the Strange Angels (rock)
5:30 p.m. Isis Damil (R&B)
7 p.m. Emmalee Jazz Quartet (jazz)
8:30 p.m. Chris Canas Band (blues)

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

2-4 p.m. White Panther Party: A Historic Reunion Commemorating the 1967 Rebellion
(in the General Motors Theater)
Panelists: Pun Plamondon; Leni Sinclair; Genie Parker; John Sinclair. Moderator: Peter Werbe.

5-6 p.m. Book signing + merchandise for sale (in the Museum Store)

Detroit Insitute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

2 p.m. FILM: Sita Sings the Blues
4:30 p.m. FILM: Mali Blues
In the Detroit Film Theater
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

2 p.m. FILM Sita Sings the Blues
4:30 p.m. FILM Chasing Trane
In the Detroit Film Theater
(See also: Alex Harding at Scarab Club 6:30 p.m. Sunday )

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Doors at 1 p.m.

Wolverine Outdoor Stage

(behind University of Michigan — Detroit Center)
HOST/MC: MELODY PARKER
1 p.m. Ndeep (soul)
2:30 p.m. Bad Ronald Revival (acoustic)
4 p.m. Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet (world)
5:30 p.m. C3 & The Third Generation Band (R&B)
7 p.m. Sean Dobbins (jazz)
8:30 p.m. Bill Moss Jr. (gospel)

Meijer Main Stage (Orchestra Hall)

3 p.m. Martha Redbone (R&B/soul/indigenous)
5:30 p.m. SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® (gospel/blues)
8 p.m. Big 4 Palladium (Latin jazz)

Comerica Diversity Stage (The Cube fka The Music Box)

2 p.m. Sun Messengers (rock/electric)
4:30 p.m. Laura Rain & the Caesars (soul/blues/R&B)
7 p.m. Mokoomba (Afro-fusion)
9:30 p.m. Rocky Dawuni (Ghanian reggae/Afrobeat)

Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St., Detroit

6:30 p.m. Alex Harding plays the music of John Coltrane (jazz/experimental)
(See also: FILM:
Chasing Trane at Detroit Institute of Arts 4:30 p.m. Sunday)

– Music – Thursdays – Sonic Lunch – 2017.06.01 – 08.31 –

Started in 2008,

Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch

is a free weekly summer outdoor concert series that takes place at noon on Thursdays in downtown Ann Arbor at the corner of Liberty and Division streets
from June through August.
Sonic Lunch features a live band ranging from regional to national and international acts. Each week, lunch is available on-site from a local vendor.
Last year’s lineup was highlighted by Ann Arbor native Laith Al-Saadi’s performance in front of the largest crowd in Sonic Lunch history on the heels of his top-four finish during season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Other notable past performers include

BORNS,
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas,
Joshua Davis,
Vulfpeck,
Darren Criss
Mitch Ryder.

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June 1 –
Laith Al-Saadi –

In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America’s hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Now he’s poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world.
Laith Al-Saadi was  honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like

Taj Mahal,
Luther Allison,
Buddy Guy,
Son Seals,
Gregg Allman
B.B. King.

Audiences have , propelled Al-Saadi’s most recent release, “REAL” to the top of the blues chart for five weeks and the top 20 album chart for two weeks.
Laith also had four singles in the top ten iTunes singles charts, and his albums
“In The Round”
“Long Time Coming”
spent time at the top of the rock and album charts.
Guitar World Magazine has called Laith Al-Saadi a cross between “Danny Gatton and Buddy Guy at their best,”
Guitar Center crowned him one of the top four blues guitarists in the United States.
?University of Michigan Graduate,
Degree in Jazz Guitar and Bass.
?Phillip-Michael Scales
Phillip-Michael Scales (Formerly Briar Rabbit) is a gifted songwriter who happens to be the nephew of BB King.
His sound fits between folk and soul; demonstrating his knack for thoughtful, catchy melodies.
In 2013, he won an International Songwriting Award.
Along with his gift for writing critically acclaimed songs
(Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, American Songwriter)
comes his ability to captivate his audience in a live setting.
Armed only with a guitar, Briar Rabbit uses his strong, soulful tenor, and quick wit to deliver both a musically and emotionally dynamic performance.
“There’s something so great about earning a crowds trust, leading them through an emotional journey and coming out the other side together.”
Briar Rabbit has spent time all over.
He was born in Metro-Detroit, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, spent four years in Chicago, and settled in Los Angeles.
He is no stranger to touring and has been on the road for the better part of five years opening for such acts as

Guster,
David Cook,
Crystal Bowersox,
Tyler Hilton,
Jon McLaughlin,
Cory Brannan
Kate Voegele.

His music has taken him all the way to the Middle East, as well as festivals across the US and Canada.
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June 8 –
L P –

Part Feist and part Joan Jett, powerful, genre-defying, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter LP (Laura Pergolizzi) was raised in New York on a steady diet of

Joni Mitchell,
the Doors,
the Pretenders,
Nirvana,
Jeff Buckley.

She spent her formative years honing her craft in other bands before releasing her 2001 solo album, Heart-Shaped Scar (produced by David Lowery [Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker]) .
She began to hit her stride in 2004 with her second outing,
Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol,
Her 2006 appearance at the South by Southwest Music Conference  resulted in a deal with Island.
With Island, Pergolizzi began writing songs for other artists, including

Heidi Montag,
Rihanna,
Christina Aguilera.

A 2011 Citibank television commercial, which featured excerpts from LP‘s “Into the Wild,” gained Pergolizzi a huge fan base.
Her Warner Bros. debut EP,
Into the Wild: Live at Eastwest Studios, appeared in April 2012
Her full-length debut album,  Forever for Now, saw release in 2014.
In 2016, LP issued her  fourth studio long-player, Lost on You, via Vagrant Records.
The album’s opening track, “Muddy Waters,” appeared during the taut closing scene of the season four finale of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. (AllMusic.com)
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June 15 –
TUXEDO –

Before he moved west and became a retro-soul dreamboat, lovers of roller skate disco and electro-funk in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan knew Mayer Hawthorne as DJ Haircut, and his mixtape Shoot the Duck, Vol. 1 was a prized possession.
The disco, post-disco, and boogie tracks on that mix provide the inspiration for Tuxedo, a band formed by Hawthorne and Jake One, a fellow lover of those sweet sounds.
The two had exchanged similarly smooth and funky disco mixtapes in 2006, then years later decided to make their own version.
The duo proves to be masterful at re-creating the feel of the moment in the early ’80s . The duo conjures up visceral memories of the finest artists of the era,
From the drum machines to the synth settings, everything is just right.

“Lost Lover” is pure Gap Band swagger,
“The Right Time” sounds like Billy Ocean getting AM radio funky,
“Two Wrongs” is a lovely quiet storm ballad with a perfect guitar solo.

From beginning to end, the album is a happily reverent trip back to a time that’s too often ignored by both disco and funk fans.
Tuxedo is a fine display of the duo’s love for the electric funk disco sound, and their immense skill at re-creating it. (allmusic.com)
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June 22 –
The Accidentals –

Billboard’s Breakout Band at SXSW 2015,
Huffington Post’s Sweet Sixteen of 2016,
Yahoo Music’s Top Ten Bands to Watch 2017…

From 2012-2014, The Accidentals recorded three original albums, were guest artists on fifteen others, scored two films, and landed song placements in commercials, documentaries, and music compilations while playing over seven hundred live shows. THEN they graduated high school.
After graduation from world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, The Accidentals added multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter, Michael Dause, as their touring/studio drummer and opened for musical greats such as;

Andrew Bird,
Sixto Rodriguez (Sugar Man),
Brandi Carlile,
Dar Williams,
Ladysmith Black Mambazo,
Ben Sollee,
Rusted Root,
The Wailers,
Keller Williams,
Arlo Guthrie,
Martin Sexton,
Joan Baez,

and more.
In 2015, they scored original pieces for a 72-piece orchestra, an opera-dance project with Son Lux, and a smaller 30-piece string ensemble while touring the US extensively.
In June of 2016, they released a brand new, self-produced EP called Parking Lot, of which the single, “Michigan and Again,” went viral.
They’re kicking off 2017 as major label artists, having signed a record deal with Sony Masterworks to release a full-length album in the second quarter of the year.
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June 29 –
Theo Katzman –

If you’ve heard the name Theo Katzman recently, you probably know him as the singing drummer and guitarist in the funk band Vulfpeck.
With his 2017 release, Heartbreak Hits, Katzman returns to his roots as a rock and roll inspired singer/songwriter.
A 10-song collection of musings on loss and letdown, Heartbreak Hits blends personal vulnerability with imaginative songcraft, yielding an album that’s somehow a living dichotomy of tragic/comedic, serious/satirical, over-the-top/subtle, and healing/hurting.  Katzman  writes “songs to soothe your post-Y2K pop culture hangover.”
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July 6 –
Michigan Rattlers –

Upholding a time-honored songwriting tradition, Michigan Rattlers recount human stories through a soundtrack of Americana punctuated by countrified rock’n’roll and folk.
The subjects of their 2016 self-titled debut EP practically live and breathe between Graham Young’s rustling guitar and Adam Reed’s percussive upright bass.
Born in Petoskey, MI and based in Los Angeles, the duo’s music plays out like a film.  “All of my favorite songs tell stories,” says Graham.
Lifelong friends Graham and Adam began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school.
Residing in a quiet tourist town of 6,000 located on the banks of Lake Michigan, the pair regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing an inimitable musical chemistry informed by the likes of

AC/DC,
Chet Atkins,
Eric Clapton,
Creedence Clearwater Revival,

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July 13 –
Tim Reynolds Trio  / TR3 –

Virtuoso guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, Tim Reynolds formed the first incarnation of TR3 in 1984, playing a wild hybrid of psychedelicized rock, funk, and prog.
The trio featured a constantly revolving cast of musicians other than its guitarist and front man.
After moving to North Carolina’s Outer Banks in the middle aughts, Reynolds met bassist Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier.
Playing and touring together, they eventually gelled into the most visible — and constant — incarnation of TR3.
Their mix of Reynolds‘ quirky originals and unusual versions of cover songs by

James Brown,
Led Zeppelin,
King Crimson,

and others added breadth and depth to their stage shows.
In early 2014, TR3 signed to ATO Records, and in August the pre-release single “All Over the Place” appeared.
The sophomore studio full-length Like Some Kind of Alien Invasion appeared in October of that year.
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July 27 –
NOMO –

NOMO was conceived in 2003 when University of Michigan jazz studies graduate, multi-instrumentalist (tenor sax, keyboards, electric mbiri) Elliot Bergman, and some of his acquaintances began jamming at an Ann Arbor, MI, house where many of them lived. This led to the eventual formation of the group, which recorded its self-titled EP on Ypsilanti Records that same year – after producer Warn Defever dared Bergman to bring as many people as he could to the studio.
In 2004 the band (which, with album and live appearances combined, has had over 60 contributors) issued a full-length record of the same name.
NOMO‘s mix of African beats, avant-garde jazz, and funk caught the attention of California’s Ubiquity Records, who soon signed them.
The founding members of NOMO also currently play in Wild Belle.
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August 3 –
The Record Company –

The Record Company write and play raw, sincere rock n’ roll.
Influenced by the rough honesty of their heroes–bluesmen like John Lee Hooker, early punk bands like The Stooges, and rock greats like The Rolling Stones–their sound incorporates slide guitar, distorted bass, a garage-sale Ludwig drum kit and the heartland-hued voice of Chris Vos, who grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm.
The three-man group started in late 2011, hanging up some old mics and recording live in the bass player’s living room in Los Feliz, CA.
The Record Company have since played concert halls across North America, opening for acts as diverse as

B.B. King,
Social Distortion,
Buddy Guy,
Grace Potter,
and Trombone Shorty.

The band toured Europe supporting Blackberry Smoke in Oct-Nov 2015, and their first full-length album is came out on Concord Records on February 12, 2016.
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August 10 –
May Erlwine & The Motivations –

Some people might call May Erlewine “Michigan’s darling songbird”, but her songs have traveled far beyond her home state.
One of the most prolific and passionate songwriters of her generation, May’s music has touched the hearts of people all over the world.
Her words have held solace for weary hearts, offered a light in the darkness and held a lot of space for the pain and joy of being alive in these times.
Raised in a family rich with art and music, May began writing songs and playing them for the people at a very young age.
Her journeys have taken her all over the world, from street corners to renowned stages, May has performed for all walks of life.
In her travels, Erlewine came to know the land and the pulse of the people.
Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.
May pulls from a wide variety of sounds and influences to create her unique musical landscape.
You’ll hear traditional folk roots, old time country swing, soul, and rock and roll, but mostly, she’s inspired by the hearts of the people and the one in her chest.
This music is about feeling and it’s about telling life’s stories.
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August 17 –
Stellars / Jacob Sigman –

The Stellars

The Stellars are an Ann Arbor-based rock band that bring a refreshing brand of rock’n’roll that harkens back to the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, while retaining a unique modern sound.
Born and raised in the Mid West, Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Jacob Sigman combines influences of Motown, Soul, and Contemporary Pop music to create something both new and familiar.
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August 24 –
Joshua Davis –

Michigan’s Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land.
He writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul.
Performing Songwriter Magazine called the result, “Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around.
For over 15 years Joshua has made his living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge across the US and Canada at festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses and dives – as a solo act, front man for roots ensemble “Steppin’ In It”, classic swing band “Shout Sister Shout”, songwriter showcase band “The Starlight Six” and frequently as a workshop facilitator, presenter or instructor.
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August 31 –
         Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers –

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone.
With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven.
Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery headdresses and bubbling smiles.
A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and—at last—into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.
“The live show is the purpose of the band.
This is why we make music.
Playing music is a symbiotic process, and without a crowd it is just a bunch of guys jamming,” says Hertler.
“We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time.
From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles—literally anything goes.”

YA SALSA SOCIAL – DECEMBER 18, 2016

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

  • The YA Salsa Social is
    Detroit’s biggest salsa dance party.

    Hosted once per month by YA Salsa,
    attendees have the chance to learn salsa from some of the best instructors in Metro Detroit.

    WHAT :
    $10 at the door gets you:

    -Beginner & Intermediate and On2 Salsa Lesson
    starting at 5:30 ++ p.m.!
    -Endless Beverages & Snacks!
    -A huge wooden dance floor!
    -The hottest salsa tracks spun by our volunteer guest DJ’s
    -Two floors of dancing:
    Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs,
    Latin Mix downstairs !
    -Cash Bar!

    WHEN:
    ( usually) – ( Last) Sunday ( of month) , from 5:30 – 10 p.m.

    WHERE:
    American Legion Post 346
    31775 Grand River Ave,
    Farmington, MI

    WHO:
    All Ages welcome

    www.yasalsa.org

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    For more events – info – see :
    (( you have to go into the ” older posts ”
    for some of the info ))

    http://swingandsalsa.blogspot.com/

    https://danceartsmusic.wordpress.com/

    http://midwestmusicanddance.blogspot.com/

    http://midwestmusicmafia.blogspot.com/

    https://midwestmusicmafia.wordpress.com/

    MidwestMusicMafia  At Live or GMail  Dot Com

    People have asked –

    Twitter,com/MadDamMad

    Twitter,com/MusicMobsters

    Twitter,com/DanceArtsMusic

    Mr.G-ROX  At  Email

Noel Night

The 44th annual Noel Night will take place on
Saturday, December 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Detroit’s #MidtownDetroit District.

Over 100 institutions, including;

Detroit Institute of Arts,
Michigan Science Center,
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History,
Detroit Historical Museum,
Detroit Public Library,

will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house.
Performances by over 200 area
music,
theater,
dance ,
other special performance  groups.

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The evening’s festivities culminate with a community sing-along on
Woodward Avenue led by the The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division Band
—a long-standing Noel Night tradition.
Noel Night activities take place in Midtown Detroit, and free shuttle service is offered between participating venues.
Convenient parking is available in area lots.
Detroit Lyft is the offical ridesharing partner of Noel Night.
Visit: https://www.lyft.com/invite/noelnight16
or
apply the code NOELNIGHT16 for a $20 credit.el

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Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit’s Midtown district.
Call 313-420-6000 or visit http://www.noelnight.org/ for additional information.

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(( from – – Develop Detroit | Facebook – ))

December 3 2016 
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Midtown
will be warm and bright for the 44th annual Noel Night celebration .
At the Detroit Historical Museum from 5 to 10 p.m.,
visitors will have the chance to talk to and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as enjoy musical entertainment .

The evening’s festivities culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Avenue led by the Salvation Army Band, a long-standing Noel Night tradition.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Grand Trunk Passenger Station
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Streets of Old Detroit
5 – 9 p.m.
Shops open to the public

Legends Plaza (outside Woodward entrance)
6 p.m./7 p.m./8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir

America’s Motor City
6 p.m./7 p.m.
Mike Monford

Kid Rock Music Lab
5:30 p.m.
Anthony Retka wsg Nicole Varga on violin
6:30 p.m.
Anthony Retka wsg Kelly Tuscherer on vocals

Wrigley Hall
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Make & Take Crafts with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Louise C. Booth Auditorium
5 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Madrigal Chorale
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Suzuki Royal Oak
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sean Blackman “In Transit”

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 August 15 2016 –  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE

LAURA MENDOZA

NOON – 2 P.M.

Laura Mendoza hails originally from the Detroit rock band, White Shag.

Stripping it down with classic rock, punk, country and her own band’s original tunes on acoustic.
Special set from Detroit croonerette

August 15 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
SHAUNELLE THE VOICE & MELODIKSOUL
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CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
THE ANTHONY LAI BAND
At the heart of The Anthony Lai Band is a love for vocal harmony.
The group blends voices inspired by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Fleetwood Mac …
Together with a fusion of rock n’ roll, folk, and classical music.

 August 16 2016 –  12:00 PM
August 16 2016 –  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE

NATA MUSIC

NOON – 2 P.M.

Nata Music is a combination of classic R &B,  early Motown mixed with new school …
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August 16 2016 –  6:00 PM
PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK

POLYFOLD SUMMER RESIDENCY UPFRONT DETROIT

6-8 P.M.

A Detroit based group of musicians – perform groove-based compositions

Derrick Benford – Piano
Nate Winn – Drums
Michael Scott Taylor – Bass
Guest* Jeffrey Trent – Saxophone

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August 17 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

TAYLOR TUCKY BAND

Taylor Tucky –  best of today’s Modern Country radio hits – fast-paced dynamic show.

August 17 2016 –  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
NEXT GENERATION

NOON – 2 P.M
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August 18 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

THURSDAY LUNCH LIVE: PATO

PRESENTED BY IHEARTMEDIA AND EMBARCO ENTERTAINMENT

A Detroit based singer, writer, and guitarist. Pato composes music and writes lyrics around his native Motown and Argentinian experiences.

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August 18 2016 –  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE

OMAR ARAGONES

NOON – 2 P.M.

Playing music that is soulful and fun.
Blending genres such as R&B, Pop and Rock to create sounds that everyone can enjoy.

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August 18 2016 –  5:30 PM

MIX & MINGLE PRESENTED BY CHANNEL 955

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK BEACH
THURSDAYS, 5:30 -8:30 p.m.
Socialize and relax at a weekly Downtown happy hour.
Features delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.

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August 18 2016 –  6:00 PM

PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK

POLYFOLD SUMMER RESIDENCY MUSIC OF LEVINE, MALIS AND SHADIK

6-8 P.M.

POLYFOLD is a collective of musical artists who have joined together to develop, and present creative works.
Founded in Detroit, Polyfold produces concerts and recordings,
hosts outreach events and educational workshops,
fosters creative community in Detroit and beyond.
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August 19 2016 –  11:00 AM
CADILLAC SQUARE

FARMERS MARKET FRIDAYS

11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Shop a great selection of fresh produce and cottage foods from an array of local growers.


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 August 19 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

SARAH SHERRARD BAND

The Sarah Sherrard Band is a seasoned Classic Rock group from Southeastern Michigan They make you feel something familiar and new all at the same  time .

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 August 19 2016 –  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE

ALLISON ALBRECHT

NOON – 2 P.M.

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August 19 2016 –  5:30 PM
THE BEACH @ CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

ANTHEM

Anthem Reggae Band -original sound that is creating a big wave throughout the USA. Anthem provides musical enchantment and diversity –  reggae, from roots to dancehall.

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August 19 2016 –  6:30 PM
CAPITOL PARK

THE FRIDAY RIDE

Live Cycle Delight will lead bike enthusiasts on a seven to eight mile ride through downtown, the riverfront, and various landmarks in the city.
Starting at 6:30pm in Capitol Park, the ride last approximately 90-minutes, and will end at one of Detroit’s favorite spots, Campus Martius Park’s Beach Party Fridays.
As part of the ride, Live Cycle Delight will assist riders with bike checks for safety, and host a brief discussion about the rules of the road and how to safely navigate downtown as a biker in today’s fast paced traffic.

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August 21 2016 –  11:00 AM
CAPITOL PARK

MICHELLE HELD

11 A.M.

Michelle Held’s music harnesses all that encompasses the city, from hard-bitten soul to an ethereal grit.
She honed her skills at coffee shops and open mics.
With appearances at the DIA; TV and Radio spots on WDET, NPR, WXYZ , TV20,
she has carved out a place in the Detroit music scene.
Her singular voice, razor sharp candor and intricate guitar style honors the past yet owns a timelessness that rings through each song.

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August 21 2016 –  1:00 PM
CAPITOL PARK

DEBLON JACKSON

1 P.M.

Deblon Jackson is an excellent Flutist Born in Detroit Michigan.
She received her Bachelors of Music Education at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Was a Flutist in the United States Air Force Band.
Founder of Classique Productions which is dedicated to preserving Jazz music with young people.
CD White Blaze depicts her excellent musicianship and musical technique.
Was the runner-up in the Detroit International Jazz Festival Solo Competition in 2002. Founder of Jazz Kids and won the Detroit finals for Women who Jams June 24, 2006.
Performed with Teddy Harris Jr., James Tatum, Milt Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Rodriguez, and many others.

part of     SUNDAY BRUNCH
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 August 22 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

BEVLOVE

August 22 2016 –  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
CHRIS HEINE AND JIM WALKUP

NOON – 2 P.M.
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August 23 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

SIDE TRAKD BAND

SideTrak’d was formed in November 2011 by five musicians who have each spent 20+ years in music.
They specialize in danceable rock-n-roll from  60s to 90s, primarily .
Classic rock with some soul/R&B, Motown and modern rock mixed in.
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August 23 2016 –  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE

JGRAVES

NOON – 2 P.M.

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August 23 2016 –  6:00 PM
PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK

POLYFOLD SUMMER RESIDENCY MUSIC OF TAIKO DRUMS

6-8 P.M.
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August 24 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

BORDER PATROL

Border Patrol is a lyrically driven folk-rock group from Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.
Blending elements of traditional bluegrass and folk with punk and indie expression, they feature vocal harmonies and surprisingly upbeat melodies about our impending doom and the monotonies of every day life and love in this modern age.

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August 24 2016 –  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE

BRAZIL AND BEYOND DUO

NOON – 2 P.M.

The Brazil and Beyond Duo featuring Rich K on the Brazilian ukulele, six string bass and Garry Weinberg on seven string Brazilian guitar performing Latin-Brazilian selections and Beatles covers.
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August 25 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

THURSDAY LUNCH LIVE: JUSTIN ALEXANDER & THE MODERN CLASSICS

PRESENTED BY IHEARTMEDIA AND EMBARCO ENTERTAINMENT

Blending elements from across different genres to create his own unique style of pop-punk-rock .
Consistently winning over crowds with nothing more than a song, his voice, his guitar and his larger than life charisma.


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August 25 2016 – 12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE

ALEXANDRIA LINTNER

NOON – 2 P.M.

Alexandria Lintner is the lead singer of a strong and powerful acoustic project that does a variety of different music.
Sings it all from country to blues to modern to southern rock.

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August 25 2016 –  5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

MIX AND MINGLE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 5:30 P.M.

Caribbean eats and drinks with island sounds with Bahamian recording artist, Ya Tafari. Mix and Mingle is presented by Channel 955

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August 25 2016 –  6:00 PM
PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK

POLYFOLD SUMMER RESIDENCY MUSIC OF STATIN, TUCKER AND UESAKA

6-8 P.M.

POLYFOLD is a collective of musical artists who have joined together to develop, and present creative works.

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August 25 2016 –  7:30 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK

BRIAN “JAVONNTTE” GARRETT

7:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Has toured with Aretha Franklin,
Been featured on tracks with Amp Fiddler, Andres, Blake Baxter and has some very rare and sought after releases on now defunct label Noveau Riche.
A session musician, skilled in many instruments, Javonntte travels the country to sit in studio recording sessions producing everything from country bluegrass to techno to jazz or hip-hop.

August 25 2016 –  9:00 PM
GRAND CIRCUS PARK

GO FORTH

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 August 26 2016 – 12:00 PM

CADILLAC SQUARE

ALISE KING

NOON – 2 P.M.

Voted Female Artist of The Year by The Detroit Black Music Awards.

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 August 26 2016 –  5:30 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

THE STRANGE

part of 4TH FRIDAYS

August 26 2016 –  6:30 PM
CAPITOL PARK
THE FRIDAY RIDE


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August 26 2016 –  7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

NIK WEST

Top female bassist and vocalist Nik West. Funk, Rock, Soul.

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August 26 2016 –  9:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

GEORGE CLINTON & THE PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
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August 27 2016 –  12:00 PM

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

GRAND VALLEY CHARTER GALLERY

12-7 P.M.

The GVSU chARTer Gallery will feature about 500 pieces of art specifically created by students who attend a Grand Valley State University charter school.
The students displaying their work will represent 9 different charter schools located in metro Detroit.
Representing a wide range of grade levels, spanning from kindergarten to high school Their submissions will showcase a variety of mediums and artistic styles.

The GVSU Detroit Center serves as a hub designed to house teachers and students looking to meet, work, and learn outside of their school.

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 August 27 2016 –  12:00 PM

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER ACTIVITY

Exciting activities to get you in the mood the festivities of the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra’s presentation of “Sci-Phonic” and
Faygo Movies in the ‘D’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
Try your hand at one or both of these activities… Free and fun for all ages.

·         Alka Seltzer Rockets – create unique wings, nosecones and bodies for your rockets powered by a simple chemical reaction.

·         Gravity Well – Experiment with gravity and learn how objects orbit one another within our solar system.

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August 27 2016 –  1:00 PM CAMPUS MARTIUS MAIN STAGE
MAMMOTH FOLLIES

Presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets
Stage Show, 1 p.m.An old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.
Program dramatizes historic and scientific facts (as well as some myths) about the great age of the dinosaur.
Enormous puppets populate the stage, including your host Willie Mammoth, Smiley the Saber-Toothed Tiger, Bessie the lovable 27-foot long Apatosaurus, Tony and Trixie Triceratops, Terry the Pterodactyl, and the 11-foot tall T. Rex in a musical trip through pre-history.
Model Magic Dino Sculptures  –
Make & Take Session, 2 p.m.

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August 27 2016 –  7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

STAR WARS SPECTACULAR

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 7 P.M.
During Detroit SummerFest, don’t miss the Michigan Philpharmonic performing Sci-Phonic, supported by WRCJ 90.9 FM.
Stick around for the 8 p.m. showing of STAR WARS: The Force Awakens.

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August 27 2016 –  9:00 PM
CAPITOL PARK

THE INFATUATIONS

9-11 P.MThe Infatuations are simply… Detroit.
This band is a genre-bending mash-up of Funk, Soul and Detroit Rock & Roll with the well-crafted-pop-soul of Motown, to the sheer in-your-face bravado of
Parliament Funkadelic, to the raw untamed energy of Detroit Rock & Roll.
The Infatuations live performance has been described as electric, energetic, and euphoric. Leadsinger Kendrick Hardaway,
guitarist Christian Draheim,
bassist The Wolf,
guitarist Nick Behnan and
drummer Robert Myers
draw more and more fans into their #InfatuNation during every set. “Consistently fun and always drawing new fans” according to concert promoters, “they keep the ladies dancing and the fellas drinking”.
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August 28 2016 –  11:00 AM
CAPITAL PARK

PAINTING WITH A TWIST

11 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Painting with a Twist – Detroit/Downtown studio will be onsite with a painting demonstration by one of their very own local artist.
Participants may also partake in a 10-15 minute painting session with the artist.
This is your chance to see what PWAT has to offer.
In addition, to painting you will have the opportunity to win paintings being raffled off by Painting with a Twist.


part of SUNDAY BRUNCH

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August 28 2016 –  11:00 AM
CAPITOL PARK

KENNY WATSON

11 A.M.

Kenny Watson is a Motor City native, carved out of musical excellence and is equipped with the message of Love
With the vocal versatility that spans across the genres of R&B, Jazz, Alternative, Classical and Hip-Hop, Kenny Watson comfortably and confidently offers a unique musical experience.

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August 28 2016 –  1:00 PM
CAPITOL PARK

THE REDWOODS

1 P.M.

The Redwoods are an alternative rock band based in Detroit, MI.
All members are comprised of students/friends of the Detroit Institute of Music Education. As aspiring professional musicians, The Redwoods push boundaries musically and incorporate a large number of styles into their songwriting.

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August 29 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

THE SECRETS

The Secrets are seasoned music scene veterans who grew up in Detroit and were heavily influenced by its musical landscape along with the rock coming from overseas.
They have crafted smart, catchy, fun pop songs that sound instantly familiar yet fresh. They weave them artfully together with well-chosen cover tunes to create an exhilarating live show.

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August 30 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

THE LUCKY NOWS

The Lucky Nows – This high-energy band fuses alt-country, classic rock, delta blues, and folk to create a sound that is uniquely their own.
A delta blues, and folk to create a sound that is uniquely their own. A who’s-who of Michigan musicians, the Lucky Nows feature
Jen Cass,
Eric Janetsky,
Jon Potrykus
Jim Nelson.

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August 30 2016 –  6:00 PM
PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK

POLYFOLD SUMMER RESIDENCY OPERA OF MODO

6-8 P.M.

Opera MODO is a new and exciting opera company in Detroit, Michigan, dedicated to creating opportunities for young and emerging artists.
Founded in 2011 in Princeton, New Jersey, Opera MODO brings opera to the people through intriguing and modern productions of classical to contemporary operas.

Collaborating with local performers and businesses in Detroit, Opera MODO offers an intimate experience to engage audiences through storytelling, musical integrity and innovative process.
They specialize in setting standard repertoire in new and imaginative settings, bringing new life to our favorite stories.
They strive to balance inspiration from the composer through collaborative storytelling to enhance the experience for the audience and performers.

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August 31 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

ADAM LABEAUX AND THE CLOUDBUILDERS

Adam Labeaux is a Michigan staple that has been performing for nearly 25 years.
Adam and his new band, the Cloudbuilders turn out a soulful, funky, county, folk-rock explosion!

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September 01 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

METRO SOUL BAND (MSB)

Metro Soul Band (MSB) has evolved to be one of the most electrifying acts to come out
of Detroit in a long time.
They have developed a sound of smooth jazz mixed with Motown Classics and R&B.

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September 02 2016 –  12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

THORUGH OUR EYES

“Detroit’s hard rock and metal quintet, Through Our Eyes, brings a distinctive combination of high energy, catchy rhythms with beautifully crooned harmonies mixed with hardcore screams.
Remaining true to their belief of creating music that is honest, real, and from the heart, Through Our Eyes’ delivers a dynamic range of tunes, from bang your head metal to stadium rock anthems.
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Lansing JazzFest Schedule – 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

5:30 – 6:45    Solace with Aneesa Strings and Dakota Peterson
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15      Nicole New & the Woodward Horns
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Orquesta Ritmo
North Stage

9:30 – 11:00   Lowdown Brass Band
MICA (South) Stage

Saturday, August 6, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

2:00 – 3:00     JAMM Scholarship Band
MICA (South) Stage

3:00 – 4:00     Nashon Holloway and Bryan Blowers
North Stage

4:00 – 5:30     Betty Baxter “Satin Sounds” – 2016 JAMM Tribute Honoree
MICA (South) Stage

5:30 – 6:45     Fred Knapp Trio
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15    The People’s Jazz Band
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Michael Dease wsg Doug Webb
North Stage

9:30 -11:00    Ramona Collins


 

MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival

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Friday, August 12, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, noon – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 14, noon – 6:00 p.m.

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Lansing Folk Festival - Schedule - 2016

 

Sunday, August 14

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY STAGE JAM TENT

Paulette Brockington, Swing Dance, Noon–12:30 p.m.
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Monday – July 25 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
EMMA GUZMAN

Emma Guzman is a singer-songwriter from Detroit Michigan. Billed by the Metro Times as a “songwriting prodigy”, she released her 1st album of original material at just 13 years old. She is currently recording her second album to be released on Backburner Records this fall.

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Monday – July 25 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Pete ‘Big Dog’ Fetters
PETE ‘BIG DOG’ FETTERS AND THE BOURBON STREET BLUES BAND –
4 Piece Band playing New Orleans style blues.

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Tuesday –  12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
CLASSICAL TUESDAYS: NuClassica

“The electro-pop violin band, NUCLASSICA®,
nominated Best Entertainment 2014, 2015, 2016 (Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine), is transforming and redefining the traditional concert experience with a fiery hot image, engaging virtuosity and high- energy stage presence.
Under the direction of lead violinist, Jordan Allen Broder, accompanied by his entourage of captivating ladies, NUCLASSICA is an electrifying, one-of-a-kind show.”

Tuesday –  July 26 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
Richard Arthur

Tuesday –  July 26 2016  //   6:00 PM
 PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
Lin Roundtree

Soul Trumpeter Lin Rountree, an accomplished performer and recording artist, is a pioneer helping to frame the new sound of Soul-Jazz. Direct from the ‘new’ Detroit music factory, his playing has been described as soulful, funky, and sensual. Be it R&B/Soul or Groove Jazz, he has an innate ability to connect his music to his listener’s soul.

 

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Wednesday – July 27 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Horse Cave Trio
“Horse Cave Trio ~ Red Hot Rockabilly, Hi-Octane Roadhouse Blues & the Detroit Hillbilly Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Wednesday – July 27 2016  //   12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
AJ Kish
Experienced guitarist, drummer, bassist and singer with AJ Kish is influenced by The Beatles, Joe Walsh, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Tool, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Toadies, Alice Cooper.


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Monday –  August 01 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
All Directions Band
The All Directions Band has been a fixture in the southeastern Michigan music community for a number of years playing a powerful blend of Classic R&B, Motown, Blue and Jazz.
The band has backed up a wide spectrum of talent including Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees “Ben E. King And The Drifters” and “The Diamonds” singing groups as well as jazz legend Grady Tate and members of the band have performed with a variety of top name artists including Chuck Berry, The Tommy Dorsey Band and Clarence Clemons.


Monday –  August 01 2016  //  12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Dan Mazur
Dan Mazur is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, music teacher, band leader and performer based out of Metro Detroit.  Making the decision to go full time as a musician in 2009, Dan has played over 1,400 shows and passed the 200 gig mark every year since.

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Tuesday – August 02 2016  —   6:00 PM
PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
Polyfold Summer Residency Music of Tia Imani Hanna Project

Tia Imani Hanna violin and vocals,
Carolyn Koebel Percussion,
Elden Kelly Guitar.
Pure improvisation in the styles of many cultures and whatever the spirit hears

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Wednesday – August 03 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Corndaddy

Corndaddy’s music harkens back to the glory days of country rock through filters of power pop, bluegrass and British Invasion bombast.
“Stellar”—Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press.


Wednesday – August 03 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
Celia Nip ft Danny Runey

Singer and Songwriter, Celia Nip is gearing up to take over with her new EP
“When It Was You” mixing dance, pop ballads and more.
High energy, catchy main stream pop .

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Thursday – August 04 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
THURSDAY LUNCH LIVE: Old Adage Band

PRESENTED BY IHEARTMEDIA AND EMBARCO ENTERTAINMENT


Thursday – August 04 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
Jen Cass

Born to unusually hip parents in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, singer-songwriter Jen Cass was raised on a healthy mix of folk music, homegrown vegetables, spontaneous dancing, black licorice and Motown.

Thursday – August 04 2016  //   5:30 PM
Mix & Mingle Presented by Channel 955

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK BEACH
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour
featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.

Thursday – August 04 2016  //   6:00 PM
 PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
Polyfold Summer Residency Music of Daher, Jones and Setzler

POLYFOLD is a collective of musical artists who have joined together to develop, and present creative works.
Founded in Detroit, Polyfold produces concerts and recordings, hosts outreach events and educational workshops, and fosters creative community in Detroit and beyond.

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Friday – August 05 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
The Boogie Woogie Kid Trio

“Michigan’s Best” in Ragtime, Boogie-Woogie & Blues performance,
Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid brings
Singer Emma Aboukasm,
Drummer Sean Nasrey for THE BOOGIE WOOGIE KID TRIO!
performing piano favorites from the swingin’ days of the 20s 30s & 40s,
with classic American songs like Swanee River, Women be Wise, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, Waltzing Matilda, Glory of Love, When the Saints go Marchin’ In, Bumble Boogie and many more!
Now with over 3.5 million Youtube views see why The Boogie Woogie Kid is called “Michigan’s Best!”

Friday – August 05 2016  //   12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Kate Hinote & The Disasters

Kate Hinote & The Disasters are an acoustic trio
of the Americana, Folk-Noir, Indie band, The Blueflowers.
Performing predominately original material, the trio will entrance you with their intensity and beautiful harmonies.

Friday –  August 05 2016  //   5:30 PM
 THE BEACH @ CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

KING MELLOWMAN AND MELLOW RUNNINGS

Monday –  August 08 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Picks & Bows

Picks and Bow is a Celtic  and Folk instrumental music band formed in 2006.
Their venues include festivals, community concerts, weddings, special events .

Monday –   August 08 2016  //   12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Jason Waggoner

Jason Waggoner is the type of Americana artist that has a wide verity of influences .
His music will make toes tap, voices sing, dancers swing, hearts break and tears fall.
Jason is from the rural outskirts of Detroit and is as comfortable in the woods as he is on the pavement.

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Tuesday –    August 09 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
BFE

“The BFE—The Blaine Fowler Experience—play hits from artists like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Killers, The Cars, Cheap Trick, and more. Guitars. Drums. Bass. And lots of fun. Featuring 96.3 WDVD’s morning guy, Blaine Fowler on vocals and guitar,
The BFE will rock the D!!”

 Tuesday –   August 09 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
Ted Nagy

Ted Nagy’s raw songwriting style encompasses the creative genres of gritty guitar in the Bluesy, Rock, Country and Twang of Detroit Americana.
He attempts to make a song roll along as a movie might.

Tuesday –    August 09 2016  //   6:00 PM
 PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
Polyfold Summer Residency Indian Woods and Percussion

The music of India includes multiple varieties of Indian classical music, folk music, and Indian pop.
India’s classical music tradition, includes Hindustani music and Carnatic, has a history spanning millennia and developed over several eras.
The team will perform Carnatic Music Fusion with melodic music, with improvised variations, consisting of compositions with improvised embellishments.

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Wednesday –   August 10 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Whiskey Deluxe

Whiskey Deluxe is a country band that loves to rock!
Country music of yesterday and today!

Wednesday –  August 10 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
Jerry Brooks

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 Thursday – August 11 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Danny D

PRESENTED BY IHEARTMEDIA AND EMBARCO ENTERTAINMENT
Danny D grew up in the center of the Detroit rock and Motown music scene.
Playing his own music since a young age, Danny D has matured into a sophisticated singer, songwriter and musician with the inspiration of his Detroit music roots .

Thursday – August 11 2016  //   12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Barelyon

Barelyon is what happens with the Big Apple meets the Motor City.
Embracing the history of music while molding it into something new.

Thursday –  August 11 2016  //   5:30 PM
Mix & Mingle Presented by Channel 955

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK BEACH
Socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.

Thursday –  August 11 2016  //   6:00 PM
 PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
Polyfold Summer Residency Music of Kashperko, Koi and Taylor

POLYFOLD is a collective of musical artists who have joined together to develop, and present creative works.
Founded in Detroit, Polyfold produces concerts and recordings, hosts outreach events and educational workshops, and fosters creative community in Detroit and beyond.

 Thursday – August 11 2016  //   7:00 PM
 GRAND CIRCUS PARK
Heritage Works presents “Cultural Scripts”

Travel through West Africa with Heritage Works as they explore movement and music of Senegal, Mali and Guinea.
Heritage Works will present new and original works about Detroit by Detroit native Nathan Trice and Detroit lover Ana Maria Alvarez.
A part of Heritage Works Cultural Scripts project, these works are rooted in 2015 community dialogues with Detroit residents.

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Friday –  August 12 2016  //   11:00 AM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
FARMERS MARKET FRIDAYS

Shop a great selection of fresh produce and cottage foods from an array of local growers.

Friday –  August 12 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
C3

C3 is a Detroit born artist, composer, lyricist, and performer whose music works to promote positivity and life lessons.
C3 is currently a Songwriter at Detroit Institute of Music Education and has been performing around the Metro Detroit area for a year.

Friday –  August 12 2016  //   12:00 PM
CADILLAC SQUARE
Trey Connor

Trey Connor is a 19 year old songwriter and guitarist with a vocally driven sound containing elements of acoustic and modern rock.
His original work is characterized by unforgettable melodies with signature sounding vocals and artful guitar work.

Friday –   August 12 2016  //   5:30 PM
THE BEACH @ CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
OBIE WON

Obie Won,  is an explosion of culture, lyrics and energy .
Covering a range of topics musically, he is the complete package when it comes to edutaining audiences of all ages.
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