Music 2012

 NORTHVILLE Fridays 7:00 – 8:00 on Main Street across from Marquis Theater

  • May 25 NHS Jazz Band
  • June 1 Talent for the Title-Contest sponsored by Broughton Music & Starring “The Gallery”
  • June 8 David Gerald-Mississippi Blues
  • June 22 Jill Jack will be performing as part of the Arts & Acts Festival
  • June 29 Novi Community Band-Stars & Stripes Forever
  • July 6 Sound Alternative-Motown, R & B and Funk
  • July 13 Gia Warner-Rock Classics
  • July 20 Lady Sunshine-Blues/Soul
  • July 27 Justine Blazer-New Americana County
  • August 3 Shawn Riley Band-Celtic & Classic Rock
  • August 10 The Crutches-Pop/Rock
  • August 17 Global Village-Motown, Rock and Blues
  • August 24 Randy Brock-Classic Rock & Rock
  • August 31 Steve King-Classic Rock

 PLYMOUTH – Fridays 7-9:00 – Kellogg Park across from Penn Theater

  • May 25 – Bugs Beddow Band (rhythm & blues)
  • June 1 – The BelAirs (50’s & 60’s)
  • June 8 – Motor City Soul (Motown)
  • June 15 – The BluesCasters (blues)
  • June 22 – The Shawn Riley Band (top 40 last 30 yrs)
  • June 29 – Al Jaquez & Friends (pop & rock)
  • July 6 – Steve King & the Dittlies (rock)
  • July 13 – Art in the Park – NO BAND
  • July 20 – The Sound Alternative – Rock and soul – one of Detroit’s premier horn band
  • July 27 – Gia Wraner – Rock, Soul and original material
  • August 3 – The Crutches – Mix of funk, soul, rock and roll
  • August 10- Mass Transit Bank – All your favorites you’ve forgotten
  • August 17 – Randy Brock Group – Blues/rock and roll
  • August 24 – Rodeo Derive – Country with rock and roll
  • August 31 – Lady Sunshine and the X Band – Soul

MILFORD – Thursdays – 7:00 – 8:00 – Central Park

  • June 7 – Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies (Rockin’ Oldies)
  • June 14 – Nick Palise & Sovereign Blues (Big Band Swing)
  • June 21 – Paisley Fogg ( 60s & 70s Rock)
  • June 28 Motor City Brass (Patriotic Program)
  • July 5 – David Gerald Band (Deep Down Detroit Blues)
  • July 12 – Steve King & The Dittilies (Nostalgia Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 19 – Wildfire Country Band (Country with Attitude)
  • July 26 – Jill Jack Band (Original Roots Rock)
  • August 2 – Kimmie Horne (Sultry Blend of Jazz, Pop, and R&B)
  • August 16 – Rain make-up date if needed
  • August 23 – Gemini (Children’s Concert)

FARMINGTON – Riley Park Friday Nights 7-8:30 – Grand River East of Farmington Road

  • June 8, 2012 – The Luddites
    This unique, 11-piece ensemble considers itself the loudest acoustic band in the world – a bit peasant and a bit punk. The Luddites blends sounds and styles to create an orchestra with lots of energy. The members have a great time playing from an arsenal of non-electric instruments. The Luddites has won seven Detroit Music Awards and continues to entertain audiences with big, bombastic fun. What is a Luddite? Come to the concert and find out.
  • June 15, 2012 – The BackBeats
    See Michigan’s best Beatles tribute right here in Downtown Farmington. Dressing the part, Paul, John, George and Ringo will bang out your favorite Beatles songs with note-for-note accuracy on authentic instruments. You’ll swear it really is the Fab Four.The BackBeats don’t just play Beatles songs, this dynamic group puts on a show that will entertain all ages and leave you talking about it Monday at work
  • June 22, 2012 – Union Avenue Band
    Union Avenue came together as the result of a simple idea. To play good, honest music from many different genres. From rock to reggae, country to blues. The name Union Avenue is a tip of the cap to the Memphis street that is home to Sun Records
  • June 29, 2012 – The Paisley Fogg
    Three brothers – David, Keith and Tom – who don’t hunt, fish or watch football but collectively own 20+ guitars and love 60’s music. Start with the brothers’ 3-guitar front line, add the solid rhythm section of Tommy A on drums and Ronny G on bass, toss in a little “Janis and Grace” from Dawn and what you get is Paisley Fogg.
  • July 6, 2012 – The HandGrenades
    Boasting a polished sound, with no shortage of catchy hooks, it’s not surprising that The HandGrenades cite The British Invasion as a primary influence. Additionally, prominent two and three-part harmonies are reminiscent of early Motown and undoubtedly contribute to the band’s rockin’ retro feel. The HandGrenades’ high-energy live shows are a definite must-see—as a staple of their engaging performance, they distribute instruments to the audience and invite them on stage.
  • July 13, 2012 – Hullabaloo
    Hullabaloo is a Michigan-based band performing original music and cover songs in electric live performances. Their blend of ska-funk-jazz mixed with high energy and a unique blend of horns will have you dancing in your seat.
  • July 27, 2012 – Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies
    Front man Billy Mack has a strong, smooth voice combined with his incredible vocal range, dynamic stage presence and experienced band ensures that Billy and JJJ’s will keep the dance floor packed with boppers, rockers, two-steppers and swing-dancers alike. The infectious energy Billy Mack and his Juke Joint Johnnies gets everyone involved in the fun!
  • August 3, 2012 – Paul Dozier Quartet
    Paul Dozier is a talented Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Musician, one who plays multiple instruments: the guitar, bass, drums and saxophone. He brings fresh sounds and jazzy blends of instrumentals as well as arrangements which seem to have no boundaries. Paul Dozier Quartet has been performing for 11 years and have performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.
  • August 10, 2012 – Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
    Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko, which include true-life tales of bank robbing aunties, moonshinin’ grandpas and celebration of love, life and nature. Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound.
  • August 17, 2012 – Gasoline Gypsy
    Gasoline Gypsy is a three piece band based out of Port Huron, Michigan who’s sound is all their own. They’re a mix of everything from country-blugrass to good old fashioned rock & roll with some folk and blues thrown in for good measure. With such a mix it is hard to place Gasoline Gypsy in just one genre.
  • August 24, 2012 – The Kreellers
    Get ready for this spirited Celtic Rock band that will blow your socks off! High-energy performances set these guys apart from the crowd. Rugged versions of Irish classics and Kreellers originals will give the crowd reason to stomp its feet. Returning from a Downtown Farmington appearance in 2011, The Kreellers is looking forward to rockin’ the house. This is guaranteed to be one memorable night. Bring the family and enjoy another summer night with us

LIVONIA – Thursdays 7:00 –8:30 – “Larry J. Nehasil Park” formerly know as Civic Center Park located at Five Mile and Farmington Roads

  • July 12 – Sinjon Smith, Rock/Pop
  • July 19 – TJ Thomas and Kentucky Strait Rock/Pop
  • July 26 – Blue Lakes International Exchange, Wind Ensemble
  • August 2 – The Groove Council, Classic/Motown
  • August 9 – Motor City Soul – Detroit Dance/Rock
  • August 16 – Steve King & Dittilies, Classic Rock
  • August 23 – Big Band TNT, Big Band/Jazz
  • August 30 – Livonia Symphony Orchestra, Parks & Rec Gym Classical



Wixom – Thursdays 7-9PMSibley Square, Pontiac Trail east of Wixom Road

  • June 14 THE CRUTCHES (Pop Rock)
  • June 21 JUSTINE BLAZER (Americana Country)
  • GO BIKE NIGHT Oakland County Bike Clinic will be onsite with bikes for kids & adults, teaching the basics of bike safety.
  • American Cycle & Fitness will also display bikes. Ride your bike to the concert!
  • June 28 NOVI CONCERT BAND 6:30-7:30 PM; STEVE KING & THE DITTILIES 8:00-10:15 PM
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION 6:00-10:15 PM Strike up the bands! VFW will present the colors and honor our veterans. Kids Inflatables (wear socks), farmers market and beer tent featuring craft beers from Short’s Brewing Company .
  • July 5 THE SHAWN RILEY BAND (Celtic / Classic Rock)
  • July 12 GROOVE THERAPY (Classic Rock / Blues)
  • HOT BLUES & BBQ 5:00-10:00 PM Lip smacking BBQ and Red Hot Blues.
  • July 26 SOUND ALTERNATIVE (Motown R&B & Funk)
  • Aug 2 GIA WARNER (Rock / Classics)
  • Aug 9 GLOBAL VILLAGE (Classic Rock)


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