Tuesday, July 29, 2014

- 4 People going 2 Chicago - - A few shows - - - - - - - - - - - 07-09/2014 -

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 ... -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

- Jazz - SouthEast MI - July 20 - end of August - 2014 -

7-20, Sunday (every), Ingrid Racine Quartet at the Gandy Dancer, 10 a.m. brunch, 734-769-0592, 401 Depot Street in Ann Arbor. Call to make sure she's playing that day!

7-20, Sunday (every), jazz guitarist/vocalist Toty Viola and percussionist/vocalist Greco Freeman at LaDolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203 from noon-3 p.m. for their Jazz Brunch. Later that evening, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm, Toty Viola Guitar/vocals at La Dolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit.  www.totyviola.comwww.facebook.com/totyviola,  E-mail info@totyviola.com 

7-20, Sunday, Michele Ramo on 8 String Guitar, Heidi Hepler voice, Trattoria Da Luigi7-9:30 p.m., 415 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, 248-542-4444, reservations suggested.

7-20, Sunday, every, Soul Jazz Sunday @ the Cadieux Cafe. 8:30 p.m., 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224, 313-882-8560, www.cadieuxcafe.com.

7-21, Monday, Ann Arbor, The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra PKO plays tonight with special guest Lori Lefevere and every Monday night from 7 till 9:45 p.m. at Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor. Good food and drinks available at Zal Gaz Grotto. All year long, the Paul Keller Orchestra celebrates its 25th season! Abundant, safe and FREE PARKING. No steps. Come enjoy great big band music and enjoy Ann Arbor's beloved Monday Night big band tradition with PKO. 
NOTE: PKO will be on summer hiatus from July 28 (no PKO that night) until September 15
when they return to every Monday night big band activities.

7-22, Tuesday, Southfield Jazz Orchestra, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.7-25, Friday, The Jazz Cycle performs at Sterlingfest, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 40555 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights.

7-23, Wednesday, jazz pianist Larry Fuller from New York appears at the Steinway Piano Gallery. Special concert featuring Larry on piano, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. Larry Fuller was the pianist in the Ray Brown trio, has also played with vocalist Ernestine Anderson, the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the John Pizzarelli Quartet. 7 p.m., General Admission $20, tickets available at the door, 248-560-9200, www.steinwaydetroit.com. 2700 E. West Maple Road, Commerce Twp., 48390.

7-24, Thursday (2nd and 4th), The Marges Bar Band returns with the 40-year tradition of Thursday night jazz from 7-10 p.m.. For June and July, the band will be playing on the second and 4th Thursday of the month. Beginning in August, the plan is for jazz every Thursday, and these bands will change personnel throughout the month. This month includes: John Hammer on piano, Paul Klinger on cornet, Terry Kimura on trombone, Mike Jones on clarinet, Bill Bolle on bass and Bob Pinterich on drums. Marges Bar and Grill, 15300 Mack Avenue at Beaconsfield, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, www.margesbar.com

7-24, Thursday, The Millionaires play for Rochester Kiwanis “Music in the Park” at Rochester Municipal Park, 400 Sixth Street, Rochester, 48307, 7:30-9 p.m. www.millionairesplay.com

7-24, Thursday (every 4th), Charlie Miller Quartet at the Sakana Sushi Lounge, 22914 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 48220, 248-336-2555. 8 p.m. Charlie is the son of saxophonist Russ Miller.

7-25, Friday, Doug Horn, Cary Kocher, Paul Keller and Larry Fuller perform from 5:30 till 8:30 PM at the Ann Arbor City Club

7-25, Friday,
 Dave Bennett does Rockabilly
 the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens. 7:30-10:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and full menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $5 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone 586-468-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Societywww.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com

7-25, Friday, Friday Jazz at the Maple featuring The Dave Lundin Jazz Trio – Real Jazz for Real Jazz Lovers. Celebrate Summer featuring Dave Lundin on piano, Keith Malinowski on bass, Karen Tomalis on drums and Mike Shapiro on bongos. Good jazz, good food, good drinks and perhaps a good movie. Free at the Maple Theater CafĂ©, corner Maple and Telegraph. 6:15 p.m.

7-26, Saturday, The North Oakland Dixieland Band plays the Inn at Cass Lake, 900 Cass Lake Rd., 2-3:30 p.m., www.nocbdixie.com

7-26, Saturday, Birmingham's Day on the Town features live entertainment and a full day of family fun and shopping. Among the musical acts will be vocalist Sheila Landis with guitarist John Barron at Henrietta and Maple from 4-5 p.m. Stop by to say hello!

7-26, Saturday, Jesse Kramer Quintet – CD Release of Acacia, SEMJA/Kerrytown Club Series, Jesse Kramer, drums, Damon Warmack, guitar, Glenn Tucker on piano, Marcus Elliot, sax/composer, Kris Johnson on trumpet. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48104. 734-769-2999, kerrytownconcerthouse.com

7-27, Sunday, Sheila Landis, Rick Matle and Karen Tomalis entertain at the BIRMINGHAM FARMERS' MARKET from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 660 N. Old Woodward, Municipal Parking Lot #6. Fresh Michigan produce, flowers, crafts, kids' activities and more.

7-28, Monday, Swing Shift Orchestra – 17 piece swing band, Concert in the Park, Rochester. Please bring chaired, blanket or picnic dinner to the Rochester Municipal Park.

7-29, Tuesday, Metro Jazz Voices, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.

7-29, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks presents the Terry Lower Trio with Terry on piano, Edye Evans Hyde on vocals, Ray Tini on bass and Jim Ryan on drums. $10 at the door includes hors doeuvres. 7-10 p.m. The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. For more information, call 734-453-1780 or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com

7-30, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features The Millionaires 6:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $3 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone 586-468-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.comwww.millionairesplay.com

7-31, Thursday, Music on the Plaza 

features the Rhythm Society Orchestra,

Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com

7-31, Thursday, The North Oakland Dixieland Band plays for the Oxford Downtown Development Authority Concert in the Park, 7-9 p.m., www.nocbdixie.com

8-1, Friday, the Heather Black Project, Kerrytown Club Series, Heather Schwartz, vocals, Ingrid Racine, trumpet, Michael Malis, piano, Josef Deas, bass, Jesse Kramer on drums. Kerrytown Concert House, 734-769-2999, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com

8-1, Friday, Swingin Chopin jazz band, led by Detroit bassist Rich Kowalewski, 8 p.m., Bakers Keyboard Lounge for a special tribute to Bill Evans. The band will The band will debut "Gloria's Step" and "Jade Visions", two rarely heard compositions by the legendary bassist Scott La Faro along selections from the Evans “book.”  Swingin' Chopin's CD "Chopin Jazz" will also be featured along with popular Jazz Classics. Swingin' Chopin is rounded out by an ensemble of Detroit jazz veterans: alto-soprano saxist Joe Ivers, pianist Kurt Schreitmueller and drummer Rob Emanuel. More information is available on the web at www.reverbnation.com/swinginchopin. Baker's Keyboard Lounge is located at 20510 Livernois Ave. Detroit, Mi 48221. Cover charge is $10.00 and please call 313-345-6300 for show times.

8-5, Tuesday,  vocalist Barbara Ware and Friends Cliff Monear on piano, Dave Tatrow on trumpet, Jeff Pedraz on bass and Bill Higgins on drums, Gazebo Concert Series,
Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.

8-6, Wednesday (first Wednesday every month), Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band at the Grand Hotel (TV's Grand Event) in Trenton. The Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band will feature Ron on trombone with an all-star band.  TV’s Grand Event, food is reasonably priced and excellent (the hotel has the former Opus One chef). 6:30-9:30 p.m., reservations recommended. $5 cover, food and drink specials. , 2651 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183, 34-671-567, tvsgrandevent@yahoo.com

8-7, Thursday, Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn and vocals, Jerry Neeley on keyboard/vocals, Tom Ploeger on sax, Dennis DeCello on drums, Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals at Sports Channel Bar, 7:30-10:30 p.m., 25419 Jefferson Avenue, north of 10 Mile Rd., next to Harbor Lanes, in St. Clair Shores. Phone 586-771-2333. Good selection of food and drinks at affordable prices, nice room with lots of tables. Sit-ins welcome!

8-9, Saturday, The Jazz Cycle performs at Riverbank Park Jazz Festival, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Riverbank Park, downtown Flint, 48502.

8-10, Sunday (second of every month), Attic Dwellers Jam Session at Paycheck's Lounge2932 Caniff in Hamtramck, 1-5 p.m. Open to all acoustic players and listeners.

8-10, Sunday, Halladay/Schunk Celebrando! CD Release. Doug Halladay, composer, Gary Schunk, music director/piano, Andrew Bishop, saxophones, Anthony Stanco, trumpet, Vincent Chandler, trombone, Ron English, guitar, Kurt Krahnke, bass, Bill Higgins, drums, Jose ‘Pepe’ Espinosa, percussion, Ange Smith on vocal. Kerrytown Concert House, 734-769-2999, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com


8-12, Tuesday, Rhythm Society Orchestra,
Gazebo Concert Series,
Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.

8-14, second Thursday, Patrick MacCarroll, Bob Ervin and the The Riverboat Ramblers as they play Dixieland jazz at the Blue Goose Inn at 28911 Jefferson in St. Clair Shores, 6-9 p.m., 586-296-0950.

8-13, Wednesday, Jazz @ The Pond in downtown Brighton
features the Lynn LaPlante Seven – Latin Jazz at 7 p.m. at The Mill Pond, 202 W. Main Street in downtown Brighton. www.2stonesevents.com

8-15, Friday, Sheila Landis, Rick Matle and Karen Tomalis (drums) jazz it up at DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE in Maumee, OH from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Located in the Historic Commercial Building at 301 River Road. Call for details: 419-794-8205. Intimate room, great food and drink.

8-16, Saturday, Sheila Landis, Rick Matle and Karen Tomalis (drums) play at the Maple Theater Cafe from 6-9 p.m. Located at 4135 West Maple Road, Bloomfield, MI 48031. Tel: 248-750-1030.

8-17, Sunday, is The Elks Blues Summer Festival from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available (no outside food or drink allowed). Donation is $10 for adults, 12 and under $5. The groups featured will be:  Carl Henry, The BOA Constrictors, Greg Nagy Band, RJ's Kansas City Six, Thornetta Davis, and an All Star Jam  for a big finaleFor more information call 734-453-1780 or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com

8-23, Saturday, Jazz Master Series with the Dobbins-Krahnke-Weed Trio featuring Barbara Morrison, 8 p.m. Kerrytown Concert House, 734-769-2999, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com

8-24, Sunday, Detroit Jazz Musicians Co-op presents Barbara Morrison in “I Wanna be Loved” – Stories of Dinah Washington with the Ben Pruitt Detroit All Star Big Band, one night only, special guest appearances by Marcus and Joan Belgrave. The Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit, ticket sales 313-640-8552. Limited seating, $25 tickets, VIP $35. Live in Detroit in the historic rebirth of Paradise Valley’s Harmonie Park, 7 p.m.,  www.barbaramorrison.com

8-26, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks. $10 cover. Tommy Good Quartet with Tommy Good on vocals, Chuck Shermatero on keyboard, Ray Tini on bass and Jim Ryan on drums. Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge, 325 in Plymouth MI.  The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. For more information call 734-453-1780 or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com

- Canton Color Tour - Ford Rd - West of 275 - Free Jazz Series - - 2014 -

2014 Canton Color Tour Free Jazz Series
Featuring Seven Free Jazz Concerts

First Friday concert in Series is 7/11/2014
Last Friday concert in Series is 8/22/2014
Start time: 7PM - 9PM


2014 Jazz Color Tour Concert Schedule

7 Weeks of Jazz
Fridays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
July 11 - August 22

These free concerts will take place in the parking lots of various shopping centers in the color blocks along Canton's Ford Road.
Bring your lawn chair and get ready to sit back and enjoy!
@ShopCanton #JazzColorTour

2014 Schedule:

July 11
Phil Denny
Located in the Green Block
Ford between Morton Taylor & Sheldon
Denny began his full-time journey as a solo saxophonist in 2012.
Currently, you can hear the upbeat original “Traffic Jam” on the Billboard Smooth Jazz charts.

July 18
Kimmie Horne
Located in the Blue Block
Ford & Haggerty
Kimmie Horne’s beautiful alto voice is often compared to many female jazz legends.
Kimmie takes her audience on a musical journey through time, with a blend of old and new classic jazz favorites and originals.
Horne has toured all over the U.S., and most recently in Japan.
She has earned the Casino entertainer of the year award many times over.
Kimmie’s captivating show is a local favorite!

July 25
Demetrius Nabors
Located in the Purple Block
Ford & Sheldon
Demetrius “Krayon” Nabors grew up in Detroit heavily influenced by the music of his church.
An accomplished pianist and composer, his arrangements reflect the diverse blend of gospel, blues and jazz he heard as a child.

August 1
John E. Lawerence
Willow Creek
Located in the Blue Block
Ford between Lilley & Haggerty
John E. Lawrence hails locally from Ypsilanti, MI as a jazz guitarist with a Motown sound.
Lawrence is an accomplished musician recording six CDs and writing various instructional guitar books.

August 8
Tim Bowman
Home Depot
Located in the Orange Block
Ford & Lotz

Tim Bowman is a guitarist who cultivates a sound so unique, blending gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz. Bowman spent several years as Music Director for the gospel group “The Winans” before launching a solo career over 17 years ago.

August 15
Alexander Zonjic
Sam’s Club
Located in the Orange Block
Ford & Lotz
Alexander Zonjic has an impressive background as a child guitarist, who did not learn to play the flute until the age of 21.
He studied under the principal flutist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
His interest in jazz came in the ‘80’s as he toured internationally with Bob James and his band. Zonjic has been recording for over 3 decades with his eclectic jazz blend and other music genres.

August 22
Randy Scott
Super Bowl
Located in the Purple Block
Ford between Canton Center  & Sheldon
Randy Scott is a master at the saxophone and as a songwriter.
He produces for many jazz artists, and is the Co-Founder of the Timbre Entertainment Group.
He has been awarded two gold records, two platinum, and one multi-platinum record.

In the event of inclement weather, all concerts will be held indoors at Super Bowl 45100 Ford Rd. Watch for updates at ShopCanton.org and facebook.com/ShopCanton
and twitter.com/ShopCanton #JazzColorTour


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

- 2014 - Ypsi Heritage Festival -

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

- the 2014 Concert of Colors -


The full schedule for the   2014    Concert of Colors :

Saturday, July 5
7-11 p.m. Tune Up Concert, New Center Park
8 p.m. Chicago AfroBeat Project (Afrobeat)
9:30 p.m. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (Afro-Latin)

Thursday, July 10
The Scarab Club
7 p.m. Planet D Nonet — Sun Ra Centennial Band (avant jazz)
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Friday, July 11
Detroit Institute of Arts, South Lawn
5 p.m. PanaMO (Latin jazz/salsa)
7 p.m. Cuddle Magic w/ Phyllis Chen (baroque avant-garde)

Saturday, July 12
Max M. Fisher Music Center
Meijer Main Stage at Orchestra Hall
3:30 p.m. Conjunto Chappottin y sus estrellas (Cuban Son)
5:30 p.m. Black 47 (Celtic rock)
8 p.m. 7th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue: Bob Seger’s “Live Bullet” Revisited (rock).
Featuring Scott Morgan & the Sights,
Spyder Turner, Detroit Cobras, Liz Larin,
Nadir w/ Steffanie Christi’an,
Doop & the Inside Outlaws, Maysa Harra, the Infatuations,
Blaire Alise & the Bombshells,
Corktown Popes, Jess Domain, Luder, Lamont Zodiac and the All-Star Revue Band.

Comerica Diversity Stage, the Music Box
2 p.m. October Babies (world fusion/rock)
4 p.m. Gabriel Brass Band (New Orleans-style brass)
6:30 p.m. HK & Les Saltimbanks (French/Algerian)
9:30 p.m. Third Coast Kings (funk/soul)

Wolverine Outdoor Stage
1 p.m. TBA
2 p.m. Diviniti (Detroit house)
3 p.m. Wisaal (Arabic/techno)
4 p.m. TBA
5 p.m. Fifth Wall Concept (rock)
6 p.m. Enema Squad (funk)
7 p.m. Rayse Biggs (jazz)
8 p.m. Lola Valley (psychedelic soul)

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Max M. Fisher Music Center
Meijer Main Stage at Orchestra Hall
3:30 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Thornetta Davis and special guest conductor John McLaughlin Williams (classical/gospel/blues)
6 p.m. Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks (swing, country, folk rock)
8:30 p.m. Seun Kuti with Fela’s Egypt 80 (Afrobeat)

Comerica Diversity Stage, The Music Box
2 p.m. Taller Than They Appear w/ Maugre’s Vaudeville Puppets (folk, klezmer, variety)
4:30 p.m. Sheila Landis featuring Rick Matle (samba jazz)
7 p.m. Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars (African fusion)
9:30 p.m. Wayne Kramer & Melvin Davis’ Rock & Soul Summit (rocking R&B)

Wolverine Outdoor Stage
1 p.m. TBA
2 p.m. Muruga & the Cosmic Hoedown Band (psychedelic world music)
3 p.m. Denise Davis & the Motor Cityhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png Sensations (R&B, pop, funk)
4 p.m. Mariachi Flor de Toloache (mariachi)
5 p.m. Allan Barnes (jazz)
6 p.m. Annamaria Austin (R&B)
7 p.m. Sean Dobbins Organ Group (jazz)
8 p.m. Hot Sauce (soul)