FREE Summer Concerts in Southeast Michigan

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FREE Summer Concerts in Southeast MichiganSummer is just around the corner and soon the kids will be out of school! In Southeast Michigan, we are blessed to have a wide variety of FREE concerts. Therefore, I’ve teamed up with two other writers to bring you a comprehensive list of these concerts.  

Other concerts by county:  

Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood Livingston County Summer Concert Series
Metro Detroit Mommy Oakland County Summer Concert Series
Ann Arbor With Kids Washtenaw County Summer Concert Series

Wayne County 

Canton

Tuesdays are Terrific

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 16 – August 13 

Place: Heritage Park 

Schedule: 

  • July 16 –  Ralph’s World – One of the best parts about Ralph’s World is sharing the fun and energy of the music with fans at our live concerts.  He has toured the country, playing venues as large as Central Park in New York City, the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park near Chicago, Lollapalooza. 
  • July 23 – Genot Picor Storyteller – Sharing stories, songs, dances, of the places he explored from the Great Lakes, to the Ohio, Mississippi, St. Lawrence and Mohawk Valleys.
  • July 30 – Music Man Dave – Music Man Dace writes and performs clever, funny, rocking, dance-able, and seriously cool children’s music.
  • Aug 6 –  Entertainment TBD
  • Aug 13 – Story Rhythms – Story teller, musician and artist for a unique combined performance

Thursday Night Concert Series 

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays, June 27 – August 15

Place: Amphitheater of Heritage Park

Schedule:

  • June 27 –  Serious Jack (Rock, pop, funk, & country music from the 60’s to top 40)
  • July 4 – NO CONCERT
  • July 11 – The Groove Party (Classic Rock, Funk, Jazz, Motown, R&B, and Today’s Hits)
  • Jul 18 – Killer Flamingos (Pop, rock, and electronica)
  • July 25 – Shiny Penny (Classic rock)
  • Aug 1 – Dueling Pianos (Interactive musical comedy) 
  • Aug 8 – Alexandria N’ Transit (Pop rock) 
  • Aug 15 – Trilogy (Dance hits) 

Dearborn

Music in the Park 

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Dates: Wednesdays, June 5 – July 10

Place: City Hall Park, 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn

Schedule: 

  • June 5 – Earl Mixxin McKinney and Bruce Bailey
  • June 12 – Mollywop!
  • June 19 – Ras Kente 
  • June 26 – The Charlie B Keyz Band and Eclectic Soul
  • July 10 – Badman Blues 

Detroit

Rockin on the Riverfront

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Dates: Fridays, July 12 – August 16 

Place : GM Plaza behind the GM Renaissance Center on the Detroit Riverfront

Schedule:

  • July 12 – The Marshall Tucker Band
  • July 19 -Mark Farner’s American Band
  • July 26 – Soul Asylum
  • August 2 – Loverboy
  • August 9 -Jon Anderson of YES
  • AUGUST 16 – Little River Band

Grosse Pointe

Music on the Lawn

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Except Sept. 21) 

Dates: Select Fridays (Except Sept. 21) *See schedule  

Place: Lawn of City Hall 

Schedule:

  • June 28 – Sun Messengers (Dance Band)
  • July 26 – Detroit Social Club Blues Band (Motown-inspired R&B, blues & jazz)
  • August 23 – Buggs Beddow and the Good Stuff (Rock and Soul)
  • Sept 21 (5 pm- 9 pm) – Sonic Freeway  (Hits from the 1960s through the present)

Livonia

Music from the Heart

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays, July 11 – August 29 

Place: Livonia City Hall located at Five Mile and Farmington Roads

Schedule: 

  • July 11 – Motor City Soul (funk, soul, Motown, rock, blues) 
  • July 18 – Trilogy (big band swing, Motown, classic rock, disco, & more) 
  • July 25 – Rock & Roll Never Forgets – Bob Seger Tribute (Rock & Roll) 
  • August 1 –  Devin Scillian & Arizona Son Band (Country) 
  • August 9 – Sinjon Smith (Rock and Country) 
  • August 15 – Cruizin’ Jupiter (Hits from the last 5 decades) 
  • August 25 – Mainstreet Soul 
  • August 29 – Steve King and the Dittilies (hit songs from the 1930s through the present)

Northville

Tunes on Tuesdays (Concerts for Kids) 

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am 

Dates: June 18 – August 27 

Place: Town Square, Downtown Northville. Rain location – Genitti’s Hole-In-The-Wall Theatre (108 East Main, Northville)

Schedule: 

  • June 18 – Janet Marie and m’Archibald
  • June 25 – Palamazoo
  • July 2 – NO concert 
  • July 9 – Paula Doak
  • July 16 – Kevin Devine
  • July 23 – Paula Messner 
  • July 30 – Earth Angels 
  • Aug 6 – Rick Kelley 
  • Aug 13 – Eugene Clark 
  • Aug 20 – Guy Lewis 
  • Aug 27 – Stephanie Jay 

Wednesday Night Concerts – Northville Unplugged

Time:

Dates: Wednesdays, May 29 – August 28

Place: Town Square, Downtown Northville

Schedule:

  • May 29 – Nick and Keelan  (Acoustic Duo)
  • June 5 – Nick Fegedi (Singer Songwriter/Americana/Folk Rock)
  • June 12 – Grace Rembinski (Singer Songwriter)
  • June 19 – Ryan Racine (American Root)
  • July 3 – NO Concert
  • July 10 – Jill Jack (Americana)
  • July 17 – The Johnnies (Acoustic/Electric Duo)
  • July 24 – Alex Mendenall (Indie Soul/Alternative/Jazz)
  • July 31 – Matt Gabriel – Earth Tones (Roots/Country/Americana)
  • Aug 7 – Sam Van Wagoner (Acoustic Singer Songwriter)
  • Aug 14 – Kris Kurzawa (Latin Jazz)
  • Aug 21 – Shawn Riley Duo (Acoustic Duo)
  • Aug 28 – Steve Taylor (Americana)

Northville Friday Night Concerts

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Fridays, May 31 – August 30

Place: Town Square, Downtown Northville

Schedule:

  • May 31 – Kris Kurzawa Group (Classic Rock)
  • June 7 – Jon Fett Quartet (Rock)
  • June 14 – Randy Brock (Northville’s Blues Master)
  • June 21 – Arts & Acts Festival (Northville Art House)
  • June 28 – Bobby Murray Band (Blues)
  • July 5 – NO concert
  • July 12 – Detroit Social Club (Variety)
  • July 19 – Theo Gridiron (Blues/Soul)
  • July 26 – Sound Station (Classic Rock)
  • August 2 – Buy MI Now Festival
  • August 9 – Gia Warner (Classic Rock)
  • August 16 Shawn Riley Duo (Celtic & Classic Rock)
  • August 23 – Steve King & The Dittilies (Classic Rock)
  • August 30 – Social Bones (Improvisational Jams)

Plymouth

Wilcox Wednesdays Music in the Park

Time: Noon

Dates: Wednesdays, June 19 – August 28

Place: Kellogg Park, Main Street and Penniman Avenue (Rain location: The Gathering adjacent to Kellogg Park) 

Schedule: 

  • June 19 – Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady
  • June 26 – Gemini with Plymouth Fife and Drums 
  • July 10 – Nick Fugedi
  • July 17 – Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic 
  • July 24 – Cupcakeasaurus
  • July 31 – Chautauqua Express
  • Aug 7 – Joel Tacey’s Tip Top Entertainment
  • Aug 14 – Earth Angels 
  • Aug 21 – Mr. Nick Davio 
  • Aug 28 – Miss Paula & the Candy Bandits 

Music in the Air

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Dates: Fridays, May 24 – August 30 

Place: Kellogg Park, Main Street and Penniman Avenue

Schedule: 

  • May 24 – Bobby Murray Band (Blues, Soul and Rock)
  • May 31 – 80’s Inc. (Music from the 1980’s)
  • June 7 – Lady Sunshine & the X Band (Soul)
  • June 14 – Von Zippers (Classic to Modern Rock)
  • June 21 – Major Dudes (Classic Rock)
  • June 28 –  Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band (Old school Funk, R&B, Pop, and Motown) 
  • July 5 – Steve Acho (Pop and Rock)
  • July 19 – Steve King & The Dittilies (Classic Rock and Dance)
  • July 26 – Randy Brock Group (Detroit’s #1 Blues Guitar Master)
  • August 2 –  Dale Hicks Band (Motown and 70s Rock)
  • August 9 – Motor City Soul (Motown, Soul, R&B, Oldies, and Modern Pop/Rock)
  • August 16 – Theo Gridiron (Pure Detroit Soul)
  • August 23 – Rick K. & The Allnighters (Rock n’ Roll)
  • August 30 – Magic Bus (Woodstock Era)

Van Buren Township

Mini Concert Series

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays, July 10, July 17, July 24

Place: Senior Garden, 46425 Tyler Road, Van Buren Township, MI 48111

Schedule:

  • July 10th – The Dan Rafferty Band
  • July 17th – The Blue Water Kings Band
  • July 24th – 50 Amp Fuse

Wayne

Concerts in Goudy Park

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays, July 17-August 28 

Place: Goudy Park

Schedule: 

  • July 17 – Major Woody (Rock, Dance, Alternative, R & B, Motown)
  • July 24 -Theo Gridiron (Pure Detroit soul)
  • July 31 – Live Bullet Detroit (A Bob Seger Experience)
  • August 7 -Rock Star (80s Hair Band)
  • August 14 – Steve King & the Dittilies (Variety)
  • August 21 – Power Play (Rock)
  • August 28 – Fifty Amp Fuse (Greatest hits of all time)

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