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Thursday, 23 July, 2009 11:59 PM
Rock Concerts Return to Detroit's Riverfront Starting July
Derringer kicks off the free classic rock concert series
credit: Franco Public Relations Group
-- The 2009 Rockin’ on the Riverfront summer
concert series, sponsored by Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and
in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock Station 94.7
WCSX-FM, is ready to rock the ‘D’ by setting the
Riverfront Plaza’s scenic stage with some of classic rock’s
most unforgettable bands. The concert series kicks off July
24 and will make the spectacular Riverfront Plaza THE Friday
night destination for food, fun and FREE concerts.
Rockin’ on the Riverfront will feature seven sizzling
Friday night shows from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., July 24 through September
Rick Derringer will headline the series on July 24. A seasoned
musician and entertainer, Derringer has recorded four blues
CDs, numerous jazz hits and has produced and written albums
for the World Wrestling Entertainment. He is best known for
his big hits, "Hang on Sloopy" (performed with his
former band, The McCoys) and "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo."
Additional Rockin’ on the Riverfront performers
July 31 – Leon Russell
August 7 – The Rock Show & The Who Show (Journey tribute
band and The Who tribute band)
August 14 – Classic Rock All Stars
August 21 – Foghat
August 28 – Edgar Winter
September 4 – TBA
Local bands and performers will open each of the seven shows.
“Summer in Detroit wouldn’t be the same without
the Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series,” said
Andiamo President and CEO Joe Vicari. “The beautiful riverfront
creates an ideal backdrop to enjoy these free classic rock concerts.
We invite everyone out to join us on the riverfront for a memorable
Admission to the concerts is free and no advance tickets are
necessary. Viewing space will be on a first-come, first-serve
basis and people are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs
and blankets. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are
invited to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the view of
the stage from the water.
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshment and food
concessions at several locations on the plaza. Outside food,
beverages or coolers will not be permitted. Andiamo Detroit
Riverfront will accept dinner reservations before and after
the concert and invites guests to take advantage of its gorgeous
outdoor patio overlooking the Detroit River.
Convenient parking is available for $5 per vehicle at the GM
surface lot at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater,
adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center. Valet parking is also
available at the GM Ren Cen North Lobby on Jefferson Avenue.
For more information, call (313) 567-6700 or visit www.andiamoitalia.com/detroit.
Franco Public Relations Group