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Sunday, 29 June, 2014 5:14 PM

Local bands win big gigs at GM Ren Cen

First WCSX Rockin’ Wars winners to take Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage

Photo credit: Driving Friday

Driving Friday will open for The Guess Who on July 11, 2014.

 

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DETROIT – The 2014 Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series, in its ninth season, will be unlike any other as local bands battled for their place on stage. Rock and roll bands competed in 94.7 WCSX Detroit’s Classic Rock’s first ever Rockin’ Wars for their shot to open for the headliners in this year’s free concert series, presented in partnership with Chevrolet, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and Metro PCS.

Local bands had the opportunity to upload a video of their performance to the 94.7 WCSX’s website, with only the top 20 entries posted and voted on by listeners. The online ‘battle of the bands’ then was cut to six top contenders, until the Rockin’ Wars was finally whittled down to three winners. The top three will open for some of the series biggest headliners. They are: Driving Friday Montage will open for The Guess Who on July 11, Danny D and the Vagabonds who will open for Leon Russell on July 18 and Impossible Tuesday who will perform before Starship on July 25. All of the winning bands are based in Detroit.

The rest of the Rockin’ on the Riverfront lineup includes April Wine and The Rockets on Aug. 1, Solid State opening for Eddie Money on Aug. 8 and Purdy Good opening for America on Aug. 15. Both Solid State and Purdy Good have opened for Rockin’ on the Riverfront in the past and have proven to be fan favorites, so they were invited to play the concert series again this year.

“We wanted to give local bands the opportunity to rock and have our listeners involved in selecting who they want to hear at Rockin on the Riverfront this year,” said Trudi Daniels, morning host at WCSX and host of this summer’s concerts, “We really do live in Rock City and these bands are proof of Detroit’s love of good music. I’m looking forward to seeing these great Detroit-based bands play at the iconic setting created between the GM Renaissance Center and the Detroit River.”

Admission to all Rockin’ on the Riverfront 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. Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and Joe Muer Seafood will accept dinner reservations before and after the concert and both restaurants offer outdoor patios overlooking the Detroit River and the Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage. Coach Insignia will also be taking reservations and their bar will be open late each night of the concert series.

The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the official hotel of the Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series and is located adjacent to center stage. Make a night out of your visit downtown and stay in one of the newly renovated guestrooms so it’s just a quick elevator ride home from the concert. For reservations call 1-800-352-0831 and request code LPR or visit the website.

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.

Additionally, 94.7 WCSX will be selling Stone Soup Project™ raffle tickets each Friday during the concert series to win a rebuilt 1970 Pontiac Firebird. The Stone Soup Project is an annual challenge to 94.7 WCSX listeners to rebuild a classic car solely on donations and volunteers. The Stone Soup Project™ has raised over 1.2 million dollars since its inception eleven years ago. This year’s charity is Holy Cross Children’s Services. Raffle tickets are $10.

The 2014 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is sponsored in partnership with Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and MetroPCS.

For updates and information, visit www.facebook.com/RockinontheRiverfront and www.facebook.com/GMRenCen or www.gmrencen.com.

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Source: Franco Public Relations

 


 

 

Photo credit: Danny D

Danny D and the Vagabonds will open for Leon Russell on July 18.

 

Photo credit: Impossible Tuesday

Impossible Tuesday who will perform before Starship on July 25.

 


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