Tag Archive: Swing

– Swing – Jazz – Lindy – Dance –

– Dance –

Whiteys Lindy Hoppers .. Hellzapoppin.

Nicholas Brothers. The greatest dance sequence.

Swing Time – Rogers and Astaire

Swing-a-thon Group Dance –
Strictly Come Dancing: 2013 – BBC One

Patrick Robinson & Anya
Quickstep to ‘Man With The Hex’ –
Strictly Come Dancing: 2013 – BBC One

   – ( also see MWTH – Atomic Fireballs –  – below ) –

Strictly Come Dancing – Intro with Lindy Hoppers – 21.11.’15 BBC

Strictly Come Dancing Season 13 Episode 9
W4S2 Results PDTVx264 JIVE mp4

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– Bands – Neo Swing   Videos –

The Atomic Fireballs – Man With The Hex HQ


Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – “Zoot Suit Riot”

Detroit Swing City – Alien Fashion Show




What got us going was that it was
Norma Miller’s birthday .

Mr. G   used to Chauffeur and chaperon her around at the
American Lindy Hop Championships .

Known to many as the Queen of Swing,
Norma Miller is an author, choreographer, dancer, comedian and actor
whose career spans over seven decades.
Discovered at the age of twelve at the Savoy Ballroom ,
Ms. Miller has been in show business ever since.

Honored with a 2003 National Heritage Foundation Fellowship from the National Endowments of the Arts for her role in creating and continuing to preserve “the acrobatic style swing dance, known as the Lindy Hop” .

Norma Miller is one of the creators of the acrobatic style of swing dancing known as the Lindy Hop. As a child, she watched the dancers at the legendary Savoy Ballroom perched on the fire escape outside her mother’s Harlem apartment. When she was 12, she was “discovered” dancing outside the Savoy, and in 1934 was invited to join Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, soon to make an extended tour of Europe.

Upon her return, she appeared in the Marx Brothers’ movie A Day at the Races (1937), and from 1937 to 1940 Miller performed with Ethel Waters. Pursuing a career in both dance and comedy, she began working with comedian Redd Foxx in 1963 and later joined him on the 1970’s television series Sanford and Sonserving as both a stand-up comic and choreographer.

In addition to a rich and long career as a dancer, Miller has become a seminal historian of swing dance. Her biography, Swingin’ at the Savoy: A Memoir of a Jazz Dancer, documents the swing dance era, and her recollections on Ken Burns’s Jazz documentaries provided a first-hand account of the Harlem music and dance scene. Today she teaches swing dance, including master classes at Stanford University and the University of Hawaii, and has choreographed dance scenes in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and Debbie Allen’sStompin’ at the Savoy.

National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506
202.682.5400  |  webmgr@arts.gov

Ms. Miller is also the subject of author and historian Al Governor’s recently released children’s book, “Stompin at the Savoy”.
Illustrated by Martin French, the book tells the story of her childhood in Harlem and takes readers to Paris, Rio and Hollywood as a teenage Norma travels the world dancing with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

Florida filmmaker John Biffar completed a 72 minute documentary in 2006,
“Queen of Swing” (view the trailer.)
Narrated by Bill Cobbs, Queen of Swing takes an inside look at Norma Miller’s influence in the globalization of America’s jazz culture and her and her fellow artist’s role in racial integration.

For more information on John Biffar’s documentary, “Queen of Swing”, 
please contact Dreamtime Entertainment by phone at 239-549-4081 
or via Email at          John@DreamtimeEntertainment.com.



Norma Miller was born in Harlem, New York, in 1919.
When the Great Depression began in 1929, Miller and her family moved to a new apartment that faced the Savoy Ballroom.
The Savoy was where Miller began her career as a professional swing dancer.
One day when Miller was 12, she was dancing outside the Savoy and approached by Twist Mouth George  .
Later that year, Miller entered the Savoy Lindy Hop Contest, which was held at the Apollo Theater.  with one of her high school friends. They won the contest.
Winning gave Miller recognition and prompted Herbert “Whitey” White to ask her to join his group, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
The group rose to prominence after winning a contest at the Harvest Moon Ball. Miller and the group performed on Broadway and in several motion pictures.

Swingin at the Savoy: A Memoir of a Jazz Dancer, Miller’s autobiography, describes her early life and meetings with the well-known jazz musicians and swing dancers of that time, including Frankie Manning, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie.

Miller appeared in six films and four television series.
Her most well-known film appearance is in the swing dancing scene in the film Hellzapoppin, featuring Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.




Year Film Role
1937 A Day at the Races Black Singer
1941 Hellzapoppin’ Dancer (Cook)
1976 Sparkle Doreen
1977 The Richard Pryor Special Bar Patron
1992 Malcolm X Roseland Dancer
1995 Captiva Island Clara

TV Show Appearances

Year Show Role
1973-1974 Sanford and Son Dolly/Roxie/Jackie
1976 Grady Go-go dancer
1977 Sanford Arms Dolly Wilson
1979 Vega$ Maid

Documentary Appearances

Year Documentary
1989 Call of the Jitterbug
1993 Mo’Funny: Black Comedy in America
1996 E! True Hollywood Story
1999 American Masters
2000 Jazz
2006 Queen of Swing
2012 The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America
2013 Moms Mabley: I Got somethin’ to Tell You

Info primarily from ;

 John Biffar
National Endowment for the Arts








– Chicago – from the River Taxi  –     Chicago IL

9-13: Taste of Chicago | The Loop
10-13: North Michigan Avenue Arts Fest | Streeterville
11-13: Irish American Heritage Festival | Mayfair
11-13: Windy City Smokeout | River North
11-13: Square Roots Festival | Lincoln Square
12-13: Summer on Southport | Lakeview
12-13: Roscoe Village Burger Fest | Roscoe Village
12-13: West Fest | West Town
18-20: BenFest | North Center
18-20: Taste of River North | River North
19-20: Chicago Craft Beer Festival | Lincoln Park
19-20: Celebrate Clark Street | Rogers Park
19-20: Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Fest | Lincoln Park
20: Chinatown Summer Fair | Chinatown
25-27: Jeff Fest | Jefferson Park
26-27: Wicker Park Fest| Wicker Park
26-27: Taste of Lincoln Avenue | Lincoln Park

– Above – Already happened ——–
– If you want to schedule something –
– with your entourage –
– Some info –
(( used to have a great – Thursday night dance series –
     Grant Park ??? ))

2-3: Taste of Latin America | Logan Square
8-10: Ginza Holiday Festival | Old Town
9-10: Northalsted Market Days | Boystown
9-10: Chicago Hot Dog Fest | Lincoln Park
9: Bud Billiken Parade & Picnic | Washington Park
9-10: Retro on Roscoe | Roscoe Village
10: Slow & Low: Community Lowrider Festival | Pilsen
14-17: Festa Italiana | Little Italy
15-17: Festival Cubano | Riis Park
15-17: Edison Park Fest | Edison Park
15-17: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest | Rogers Park
16-17: Albany Park World Fest | Albany Park
16-17: Chicago Air & Water Show | North Ave. Beach
16-17: The Great American Lobster Fest | Navy Pier
22-24: The Boulevard | Logan Square
22-24: Sausagefest Chicago | Old Town
23-24: Taste of Greektown | Greektown
23: Chicago Fashion Fest| Wicker Park
23-24: Chicago’s New Orleans Festival | Wicker Park
23-24: Bash on Wabash | South Loop
29-31: North Coast Music Festival | West Loop
30-31: Remix Chicago | Logan Square

6: Guinness Oyster Fest | Roscoe Village
6-7: Ukrainian Village Fest | Ukrainian Village
12-14: Festival de la Villita | Little Village
13-14: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts | Lakeview
13-14: Crush in Old Town | Old Town
20-21: Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest | Lakeview
20: Design Harvest Fest | Ukrainian Village

Outside Chicago –

7/27: Bloody Mary Fest | Highwood
7/30: Northbrook Days | Northbrook

8/1-3: LaGrange Endless Summer Fest | LaGrange
8/2: Highwood Craft Beer Festival | Highwood
8/2: St. Paulapalooza | Woodstock
8/5: Art dans la Rue | Oak Park
8/8: Wood Dale Prairie Fest | Wood Dale
8/9: Veggie Fest | Naperville
8/10: Family Kite Festival | Elmhurst
8/12: La Gran Fiesta | Highwood
8/16: Oak Park Micro Brew Review | Oak Park
8/16-17: Oak Park Ave.-Lake Ave. –
Arts and Crafts Show | Oak Park
8/20: Garlic Fest | Highwood
8/22-23: Naperville Wine Festival | Naperville
8/23: Parkapalooza | Elmhurst
8/29-31: Summer Sunset Fest | Lake in the Hills
8/29-31: Taste of Melrose Park | Melrose Park

9/6-7: Passport Europe Summer Festival | Lisle
9/7: Evanston Streets Alive | Evanston
9/7-8: Homer Harvest Days | Homer Glen
9/7: Cornfest Family Fun Day | Oak Brook
9/12-14: Fall Fest Family Festival | Des Plaines
9/13: Rock the Block | Lake Zurich
9/13-14: Autumn Harvest | Deer Park
9/19-20: Autumn in the Park Festival | Palos Park
9/21: Shermerfest | Northbrook

– Great Town – In the Summer … –

The LaFontaine Main Stage at The Riverside Beer Garden

The main stage, sponsored by
The LaFontaine Automotive Group
, will be under the big top in the Riverside Beer Garden, with live music until midnight on Friday and Saturday! Families are welcome until 9pm both Friday and Saturday evening!

Click Here For Our Full Schedule!


Scott Morgan
Performing Saturday, August 16
A true Michigan Rock’n’Roll legend, Scott Morgan first gained fame in the mid 60′s with the Ann Arbor garage/soul band the Rationals. He went on to front some of the most legendary names in Detroit Rock including Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, Powertrane and Doge Main, as well as European collaborations like Hydromatic Drive & The Solution. Morgan is bringing his new 10 piece garage/soul band to the Heritage Festival Stage, which includes members of the more recent Detroit Garage Rock heroes The Sights.

1979922_10203739004660160_1795154558_oThird Coast Kings
Performing Friday, August 15
The Third Coast Kings are a seven element proper deep funk and soul outfit from Michigan. They make it a point to remain true to the style and technique of playing proper deep funk and soul to a live audience that might otherwise only be heard on dusty 45s. They are proud to be a part of the growing number of acts putting the right kind of funk back onto the stage, bringing the hot heat to wherever they perform, like only the Kings can. These cats will put the dip back into your hips and the jive in your stride.

lady-sunshine-and-the-x-band-c1d737b5c051c253_largeLady Sunshine & the X Band
Performing Saturday, August 16
Lady Sunshine was born to sing the blues. Born on a plantation near the Mississippi Delta in West Helena Arkansas, Lady Sunshine grew up singing gospel music as a little girl and is definitely the ‘real deal’! Sunshine is the consumate entertainer and that deep soulful southern hunger that drives her is apparent both on and off the stage through her heartfelt originals and down-to-earth demeanor. She moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1975 and began performing professionally in genres such as Blues, R&B, Gospel, Soul & Jazz.

George Bedard

George Bedard & the Kingpins
Performing Friday, August 15
George Bedard has been a seminal figure on the Michigan roots rock scene for more than 20 years. A member of the Silvertones in the 1970s and Tracy Lee & the Leonards in the 1980s, Bedard has been increasingly attracting the attention that his energetic guitar playing and gutsy vocals deserve as leader of his own band, the Kingpins. Goldmine recently called Bedard “one of the best rockabilly pickers on the planet,” while Record Roundup wrote “Bedard may not become the next trendy thing, but as far as this kind of music, he’s already the next cool thing.

5611435485_9d05d8837f_zBlack Jake & the Carnies
Performing Sunday, August 17
Led by the pied piper of the macabre, “Black Jake”Zettelmaier, these nontraditional ne’er-do-wells disinter traditional instruments from their folky tombs and imbue them with new unnatural life. Jolts of punk, ragtime, blues,and circus music course through every fiber, creating a rampaging crabgrass monster of dynamic energy you just can’t ignore. Friend and foe alike can’t help but marvel at their foot-stomping, genre-throttling licks.

1459175_10152042344972184_1033366417_nDragon Wagon
Performing Sunday, August 17
Dragon Wagon’s  high-energy mix of bluegrass, rock and folk with just a shot of Irish whiskey is guaranteed to get any crowd dancing, laughing, and singing along.  Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, Bass, Drums and harmony vocals bring honest original music and tasty covers to life with expert musicianship and a genuine crowd connection. Featured at major events and venues nationwide, Dragon Wagon has earned the respect of their peers and the love of fans across the country with their Fine Mitten Spirits!


John Latini & the Flying Latini Brothers
Performing Saturday, August 16
John Latini may have grown up in Queens, New York, but he’s as truly a son of Michigan as if he’d been issued a passport. It’s not just that this singing, songwriting, guitar-slinging, uber-performing bluesman seems to be a perennial nominee for every Southeast Michigan music award, and winner of many, including the Metro Detroit Songwriting Grand Prize in 2004 and the Detroit Blues Challenge winner in both 2008 and 2009, and songwriting honors in North Carolina and Texas. And it’s not just that he’s been awarded an official Proclamation from Paul Schreiber, mayor of his Ypsilanti home town, or that he received a “Letter of Recognition and Appreciation” from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

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Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys
Performing Friday, August 15
Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys got its start in 2005. Just like rockabilly originators Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and Carl Perkins, this Michigan trio cut its teeth on steel-guitar driven country in the style. But the draw of the big beat was irresistible, and over time the band’s approach has become sharper and tighter. Not self-consciously retro, Delilah and the Lost Boys remain committed to hand-crafted American music that stands at the crossroads of creativity and craftsmanship, liberally drawing from hony tonk country, rockabilly and surf music.


Captain Ivory 
Performing Saturday, August 16
The Motor City is a down and dirty place to be these days.  Captain Ivory’s music reflects this sentiment with a raw power that mirrors the crumbled rubble of a Detroit city street.  The same streets that laid the groundwork for some of Rock N’ Roll’s most acclaimed artists–Captain Ivory kept their ear to the pavement to blend sounds both new and old.  A sound of legends who’ve walked before, with a twist of new that is sure to get your feet tapping and hands clapping…

photo-4-5The Devil Elvis Show
Performing Friday, August 15
Formed in early 2007, The Devil Elvis Show is a Rock & Roll band from the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area that specializes in performing Elvis tunes in a unique and modern way.  Combining 50’s Rock & Roll with elements of rockabilly, country, punk, soul, and R & B. Devil Elvis is more than a tribute to Elvis, it is a tribute to Rock & Roll itself. The band appeals to anyone that enjoys a rockin’ good time.

NoteworthyNoteworthy Soul Band
Performing Friday, August 15
“A collaboration of diverse musicians, inspired by the spirituality of music” NoteWorthy’s style is a fusion of old-school and new, and appeals to a wide spectrum of tastes. Whether they are playing a bluesy rendition of a classic hit or an original creation, NoteWorthy keeps it RAW, INTENSE and REAL.

1902811_10203145597895950_4461232735676800972_nTall Cool One
Performing Saturday, August 16
Led Zeppelin is alive and well and living in Ypsilanti through this local tribute band!




Dave Menzo and the
Cave of Wonders

Performing Saturday, August 16
From deep tribal drums sounds, to the soaring strings and vocals, and all the electrifying layers in between.



1891134_10152271175480266_108833099_nGhost City Searchlight
Performing Sunday, August 17
Ghost City Searchlight plays original music inspired by traditional Celtic and American folk songs infused with raucous energy. Their brand of charismatic folk-rock tells stories that are drawn from the spirit of tall tales heard around the campfire, from the pages of dime novels read under the covers with a flashlight, and from the personal experiences of anyone who
feels the deck is stacked against them.
2014 YHF Main Stage Schedule

– We do not think it will show up, or print , as well as the ones we had –


Livonia’s outdoor summer concert series 7-9 p.m. Thursday
Livonia City Hall at Five Mile and Farmington roads.

The concerts, sponsored by the Livonia Parks and Recreation and the Livonia Arts Commission, are free for the public to attend. They continue 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 29.

With the exception of Aug. 22, all concerts will be held outdoors at Livonia City Hall. The Livonia Symphony Orchestra will play Aug. 22 in the Livonia Community Recreation Center gym.

Chris Swish, arts commission liaison, said the concerts will feature an extra half hour of music this year. All of the groups, except the Earth Angels dance group and the symphony, are new this year or have not played as a part of Music from the Heart in several years.

An arts commission committee selects the groups each February. “Every year they try to get something for everybody,” she said, adding the genre ranges from rock and roll to swing music to the classics.

In the case of inclement weather, check the city’s web site, www.ci.livonia.mi.us, to see if the concert has been canceled.

Canceled concerts are not rescheduled..

The concert schedule is as follows:

July 11 – The Paisley Fogg, ‘60s rock and pop

July 18 – Midnight Special, ‘70s rock and pop

July 25 – Trilogy, mixed

Aug. 1 – Allan as Tim and The Dance Hall Rockers, Tim McGraw music, country

Aug. 8 – The Earth Angels School of Rock, dance/rock for children

Aug. 15 – The Millionaires, swing music

Aug. 22 – Livonia Symphony Orchestra, classical

Aug. 29 – Sinjon Smith, rock


– MidwestMusicMafia –

June 2013

M            T              W            T              F              S              S

10           11           12           13           14           15           16

17           18           19           20           21           22           23

24           25           26           27           28           29           30


date & time       park       location               act/event            part of the series            

June 10, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park                   Mon

                Campus Martius Park     HOT SAUCE                   MID-DAY MUSIC SERIES

                CADILLAC SQUARE           BILLY BRANDT              LUNCHTIME

June 11, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                Campus Martius Park     TBD                                 MID-DAY MUSIC SERIES

June 12, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               THE RIVER WEDNESDAYS

June 13, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               NOTORIOUS       MID-DAY MUSIC

June 14, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park                     – F –

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               LUTHER BADMAN KEITH

                CADILLAC SQUARE           DIXON’S VIOLIN                LUNCHTIME


– Jazzin’ on Jefferson – 2013 –


4:15-4:45 p.m. Johnson Boys

5:00-6:00 p.m. Chris Canas

6:15-7:15 p.m. Stacie Sandoval

7:30-8:30 p.m. Sheila Landis

8:45-10:00 p.m. JOJ All Star- Thornetta Davis wsg Benny Reeves



Noon-12:45 p.m. 313 Live Experience

1:00-2:00 p.m. Urban Stringz

2:15-3:15 p.m. Charity

3:30-4:30 p.m. Scott Gwinnell Sextet

4:45-5:45 p.m. Nadir

6:00-7:00 p.m. The Groove Council

7:15-8:15 p.m. The B. Williams Experiment

8:30-9:30 p.m. The Bluescasters

9:45-11:00 p.m. Odu Afrobeat Orchestra










date & time       park       location               act/event            series            

June 17, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park                     Mon

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               313 THE LIVE EXPERIENCE

June 17, 12:00 PM            Cadillac Square at Campus Martius Park

                CADILLAC SQUARE           JILL JACK              LUNCHTIME ACOUSTICS

June 18, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               OTTO VECTOR

June 19, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               THE RIVER

June 20, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               BILL MEYER         MID-DAY

June 21, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               DAVID GERALD


——————–  Saturday – June 22, 2013 ——————


——— 12:15 PM Paradise Valley Park


———  2:15 PM   Paradise Valley Park

                CUTTIME PLAYERS                CUTTIME PLAYERS              

———  4:00 PM   Paradise Valley Park

                Paradise Valley       TUMBAO BRAVO             

———  5:30 PM   Paradise Valley Park

                Paradise Valley   BUDDY BUDSON – “Songs of Ellington”             

———  7:30 PM   Paradise Valley Park         PARADISE ARTS FESTIVALS

                Paradise Valley   MARCUS BELGRAVE – P V ORCHESTRA        



RiverWalk just west of Rivard, – Michigan Lottery National Music stage

The Guess Who on Friday – 06/21/ 2013 ,

The O’Jays on Saturday

 George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars on Sunday – 06/23/2013 – night. 


MI Lottery Stage




Name of Band



Friday, June 21, 2013

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.




Friday, June 21, 2013

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Random Family



Friday, June 21, 2013

8:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Motor City Rock


Friday, June 21, 2013

9:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Guess Who

Classic Rock




Saturday, June 22, 2013

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Melvin Davis

Motor City Soul


Saturday, June 22, 2013

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Katrina Carson



Saturday, June 22, 2013

8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

“Soul Preacha’s”  feat. 



Marcus Cole & Mark A’lleven


Saturday, June 22, 2013

9:15 to 9:30 p.m.

D.Academy of Arts & Sciences 



Saturday, June 22, 2013

9:30 to 11:00 p.m.































Sunday, June 23 2013

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Infatuations

Rock’N Soul


Sunday, June 23 2013

8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

George Clinton




              Monday, June 24 at 10:06 p.m.



             Ford Fireworks  – presented by Target  –  Detroit River  –  downtown Detroit  –

Chevrolet Stage

Date of Performance

Time of Performance

Name of Band


Friday, June 21, 2013

11 :30  to 1:00 p.m.

Milan-Music For Grasshoppers


Friday, June 21, 2013

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Carl Henry


Friday, June 21, 2013

3:00 to 4 p.m.

Abigail Stauffer


Friday, June 21, 2013

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Secrets

Motor City Rock

Friday, June 21, 2013

6 to 7 p.m


Space Funk

Friday, June 21, 2013

7:30to 9 p.m.

Larry Lee

Ol’Skool Funk

Friday, June 21, 2013

9:30 to 11 p.m.


Straight up PARTY!


Saturday, June 22, 2013


Britney Stoney

Neo Soul

Saturday, June 22, 2013

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Electric Graffiti


Saturday, June 22, 2013

2:30 to 4 p.m.

Free Beer

Party  Rock

Saturday, June 22, 2013

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Citizen Zero

Motor City Rock

Saturday, June 22, 2013

6 to 7 p.m

Jennifer Westwood


Saturday, June 22, 2013

7:30to 9 p.m.

Savage Rascals


Saturday, June 22, 2013

9:30 to 11 p.m.




Sunday, June 23, 2013

11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

Ally Shermetaro


Sunday, June 23, 2013

1 to 2:00 p.m.

Mary McGuire

Indie Cool

Sunday, June 23, 2013

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Gerard Gibbs Trio *

Motor City Cool

Sunday, June 23, 2013

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Blood Sisters


Sunday, June 23, 2013

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Reefermen

Funk’n Rock

Sunday, June 23, 2013

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Muggs

Motor City Rock

Sunday, June 23, 2013

8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

David Shelby



Soaring Eagle Stage



Name of Group/ Genre


Friday, June 21

11:00 a.m.

Emilio Basa (Acoustic Pop)


Friday, June 21

12:30 p.m.

Cliff Gracey (Singer/Songwriter)


Friday, June 21

2:30 p.m.

Corktown Popes (Rock/Pop)


Friday, June 21

4:00 p.m.

Two Tone Tobacco (Rock ‘n Country)


Friday, June 21

6:00 p.m.

Dr. Pocket (Blues Rock ‘n Soul)










Saturday, June 22

11:45 a.m.

The Outer Vibe


Saturday, June 22

1:00 p.m.

Candace Sosa (Singer/Songwriter)


Saturday, June 22

2:30 p.m.

Tom Butwin (Pop/Rock)


Saturday, June 22

4:00 p.m.

Fever Tongues (Alternative/Pop)


Saturday, June 22

6:00 p.m.

T $ Green’s Roadwork (Motor City Funk)


Sunday, June 23

4:30 p.m.

Chunky Funk (Soul/R&B)


Sunday, June 23

6:00 p.m.

Laith Al-Saadi (Blues Rock ‘n Soul)





date & time       park       location               act/event            part of the series            

June 24, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park                                 Mon

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               YAMINAH BROCK             MID-DAY

                CADILLAC SQUARE           SEAN BLACKMAN            LUNCHTIME

June 26, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               THE RIVER WEDNESDAYS

June 27, 12:00 PM            Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               URBAN STRINGZ II           MID-DAY

———     5:30 PM            Campus Martius Park


June 28, 5:00 PM              Campus Martius Park

                CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK               4 GREAT BANDS – 4TH FRIDAYS 


         Sunday – June – 30 – 2013 –  Y A  Salsa  –

         Concert  Of  Colors  –  2013


Thursday, July 4 @ Scarab Club

217 Farnsworth St., Detroit

7:30 p.m. Planet D Nonet   (South African jazz)

Friday, July 5 @ Detroit Institute of Arts

On the South Lawn

5 p.m. October Babies (multicultural funk/jazz)

7 p.m. Feufollet (Cajun)



—  New Center Park —

The Classical Revolution Lunch Series runs Thursdays from noon until 1pm.
You may bring your own lunch – or – try something delicious from –                                                          along Grand Boulevard or from the Fisher Building or New Center One.
Soft drinks are available inside – Conservatory.

June 20 – CutTime Simfonica –
Midday Rhapsodies
June 27 – CutTime Players –
Carmen Fantasy
——————-  July   2013 ————
July 11 – Doug Scott –
Piano and Soloists
July 18 – To Hit Percussion Ensemble –
Round the World
July 25 – CutTime Players –
Dance of the Comedians

Thursday Alfresco Jazz & Blues  –  June 6th through August 29th. 2013 –
Conservatory serving food & beverages opens at 5:00pm.
Music Starts at 6:00pm.

June 20- Rhythm Society Orchestra
W/ Paul King

June 27- Bill Meyer &
Detroit New Orleans Band


Saturday Showcase presented by Metro Times

June 22– Armando Vega –
Salsa Latin Jazz Band  9:00pm

June 29- Concert of Colors “Tune Up”
W/  Bomba Rica  8:00pm
& M.A.K.U. Sound System 9:30pm


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