Troy’s Summer Sensation Concert Series Returns
The Troy Summer Concert Series is back! Boulan Park on Crooks Road between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads will be the backdrop for some fabulous music on select Thursdays this summer. Stay after work, grab a bite to eat, and listen to music from 6:30-8:30pm. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and relax with friends as a variety of music fills the air. Food will be available from food trucks starting at 5:30 pm and there are plenty of picnic tables. Food trucks are subject to change.
The series is sponsored by Beaumont Hospital.
The Concert schedule is as follows:
July 12: Bugs Beddow
Legendary trombonist Bugs Beddow has won over 20 Detroit Music Awards, been nominated for 2 Grammy's, and leads his five piece band of veteran Rock & Soul musicians through genres of music from artists like Chicago, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi, Earth Wind & Fire, Hall & Oates, James Brown, Steely Dan, Kool & the Gang, Temptations, and many more. You'll dance all night to this charismatic group as they perform a show you'll long remember.
July 26: Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band
Former NFL player and executive Larry Lee followed his passion after 18 years in the NFL and started something that has become world class. His lifelong love of music coupled with over 30 years of professional bass guitar playing experience has recreated a fire within him that is only quenched when the audiences he performs for stand up and cheer just as they did when he played in the National Football League.
LL and BITD is comprised of some of the music industry’s best. There are former members of the Temptations, Spinners, Dramatics, Contours, and includes a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. In the group’s 10 year existence it has been nominated and won several awards from various entity’s to include Best Live Performance Group of the Year, Best R and B Band, and in 2006 Larry was voted Bass Player of the year by the Detroit Music Awards.
August 9: Detroit Soul Revue
The Detroit Soul Revue band is a ten-piece band with lots of vocals, horns and a locked and loaded rhythm section. They will feature a large selection of soul, funk and rock tunes that will make it hard to sit still … they are in the business of getting folks moving, after all! The brand is relatively new, but the band is really not – it’s the next incarnation of the long running Mass Transit Band that has been entertaining Detroit for the past 30+ years.
August 23: 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. As winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards for “Best Soul/Blues Album, Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine“ Coolest Blues Song” Thornetta has garnered international attention by winning the prestigious French 2018 La Academie du Jazz Award for Best Blues Album.
“We are so excited to bring back the Troy Summer Concert Series at Boulan Park again this summer,” Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. “We appreciate the support of our concert series sponsor, Beaumont Hospital, and invite everyone to come out for some fantastic music this summer at one of Troy’s largest parks. The concert series is yet another activity for people of all ages to enjoy this summer along with other great programs at our Library, Community Center, Historic Village, and Nature Center.”
For more information, call the Community Affairs Office at 248.524.1147 or check out the City’s new website at troymi.gov.
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