DETROIT — Rock and roll returns to the Detroit Riverfront this summer for the annual Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront summer concert series. Once again, the lineup is sure to satisfy classic rock fans who look forward to this annual event.
Kicking off on July 11, the concert series will offer six free consecutive Friday evenings of rock and roll fun. Located in the heart of the city between the GM Renaissance Center and Detroit River, the event has become a summer destination for dining and entertainment in Detroit.
In partnership with 94.7 WCSX-FM, the Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront will treat rock audiences to Friday night shows from July 11 through Aug. 15. Shows will run from 8-10 p.m.
This year’s scheduled lineup includes:
- July 11 — The Guess Who, Canada’s first international rock band, has been jammin’ since 1962 with hits like “American Woman” and “These Eyes.”
- July 18 — Leon Russell, the rock and roll ‘renaissance man’ and hall of famer, has written a song for you over his four-plus decade career.
- July 25 — Starship has been scoring major hits across the U.S. with lead singer Mickey Thomas since the early 1980s. Featured in the film Mannequin, Starship’s 1987 song “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” also reached No. 1.
- Aug. 1 — April Wine has earned their place in the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with songs like “Just Between You and Me” and “Roller”, while Detroit born and bred, The Rockets, are best known for hits like “Turn Up The Radio” and “Oh Well.”
- Aug. 8 — Eddie Money has been entertaining fans with hits like “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” for more than 30 years.
- Aug. 15 — America’s extraordinary four-decade musical legacy trademarked evocative lyrical landscapes with songs like “A Horse With No Name” and “Sister Golden Hair.”
Admission to the concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the shows from the water.
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshments and food concessions at several locations across the plaza. Convenient parking is available for $5 per vehicle, starting at 5 p.m. at the GM surface lot located at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater streets, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center.