The Troy Summer Sensation Concert Series is Back!
On select Thursdays this summer, enjoy a variety of music at Boulan Park (1898 Boulan Park Dr., Troy). Stop by after work, grab a bite to eat from food trucks on site, and enjoy the show! Food trucks open for business at 5:30 pm, and concerts last from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Thanks to our sponsor, Beaumont Hospital for their generosity. Their support makes the Summer Sensation Concert Series possible each year.
This year's lineup:
JULY 11 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Back Beats
Using authentic instruments, clothing, and hairstyles, The BackBeats transport their audiences on a Magical Mystery Tour of yesteryear, when the whole world first heard the four names of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The BackBeats is proud to be the only Michigan-based Beatles show to have had sponsorship by both of the major classic rock Detroit radio stations (FM 104.3 and FM 94.7) and also by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. In 2009, when The Beatles released their highly anticipated video game "Beatles: RockBand", it was The BackBeats that were hired to represent The Beatles for the release of the game in the Michigan market. The BackBeats methodology has always been that although no one can deny the importance of recreating the music with note-for-note accuracy, it’s the presentation of the material, the ability to keep the audiences dancing, clapping, and laughing that has always made the band stand out amongst the scores of tribute bands around the world
JULY 25 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Mainstream Drive (Detroit, MI) is a high energy dance cover band formed in 2008. The band performs popular or "Mainstream" songs from many genres of music which is pleasing to all audiences. The six member band includes both male & female lead vocalist and backing vocals from other members. Using today's music technology, there is no limit to what instruments can be heard Live throughout a show. This gives Mainstream Drive the ability to play current Top 40 hits through Motown favorites.
AUGUST 8 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Brushes with Broadway with Tom Butwin & Musical Guests
Tom Butwin is a four-time Detroit Music Award nominee and recently starred as "Jesus" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar.” Since 2003, Tom has released many albums and EPs, the most recent being 2018’s The Superstar EP and 2016's collection of classic musical theater songs, A Different Stage. In Nov. 2017, Tom was featured on PBS’s Detroit Performs Live alongside Alexander Zonjic & Ruben Studdard. Tom also shared the stage with two of Broadway’s “Phantoms," from The Phantom of the Opera, Franc DiAmbrosio & Ramin Karimloo. Tom regularly performs his original music at venues and festivals throughout the US and Canada. Tom is an Athens High grad.
AUGUST 22 | Thornetta Davis
International singer, songwriter, recording artist, and SAG/AFTRA member Thornetta Davis, was awarded by the Detroit Blues Society the “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and awarded a star on the Canada South Blues Museum “Walk of Fame.” In 2015 Thornetta was crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in a ceremony by the Detroit Blues Society, with proclamations from the City of Detroit, County of Wayne and the State of Michigan.Her labor of love CD entitled Honest Woman has
recently been nominated by the Blues
Foundation, for two 2017 Blues Music Awards, for best song (I gotta sang the blues) and emerging artist CD. As a winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, Thornetta has also won eight 2017 Detroit Music Awards, which include Outstanding Record Producer, Outstanding Blues Recording, Outstanding Blues Vocalist and Outstanding Live Performance.
Read the full press release.
Food Trucks on site:
Harold's Italian Ice