Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront to Take Detroit by Storm This Summer

May 27
8:38 2014
Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront to Take Detroit by Storm This Summer

Rock and roll returns to the Detroit Riverfront this summer for the annual Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront summer concert series. Once again, the lineup is sure to satisfy classic rock fans who look forward to this annual event.

Kicking off Friday, July 11, the Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront concert series will offer six free consecutive Friday evenings of rock and roll fun. Located in the heart of the city, between the GM Renaissance Center and Detroit River, the event has become a summer destination for dining and entertainment in Detroit.

In partnership with Detroit's #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, the Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront will amaze rock audiences with Friday night shows from 8-10 p.m. July 11 through Aug. 15.

This year's scheduled lineup includes:

  • July 11: The Guess Who, Canada's first international rock band, has been jammin' since 1962 with hits like American Woman and These Eyes.
  • July 18: Leon Russell, the rock and roll 'renaissance man' and hall of famer, has written a song for you over his four-plus decade career.
  • July 25: Starship has been scoring major hits across the U.S. with lead singer Mickey Thomas since the early 1980s. Featured in the film Mannequin, Starship's 1987 song Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now also reached No. 1.
  • Aug. 1: April Wine has earned their place in the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with songs like Just Between You and Me and Roller, while Detroit born and bred, The Rockets, are best known for hits like Turn up the Radio and Oh Well.
  • Aug. 8: Eddie Money has been entertaining fans with hits like Take Me Home Tonight and Two Tickets to Paradise for more than 30 years.
  • Aug. 15: America's extraordinary four-decade musical legacy trademarked evocative lyrical landscapes with songs like A Horse With No Name and Sister Golden Hair.

"There's nothing better than an evening of music in Detroit Rock City," said Trudi Daniels, morning host at WCSX. "Fans who attend Rockin' on the Riverfront this year will celebrate the summer with live music and hits they remember in the iconic setting between the GM Renaissance Center and the Detroit River."

Admission to the 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.

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Anton Anderssen Dr. Anton Anderssen is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in "high culture." Visit his web page at Anton is a member of several high IQ societies, including Mensa, Triple 9, ISPE and Prometheus. He has seasonal residency on the Italian Riviera, The Alps, Hawaii, Michigan and elsewhere world-wide covering cultural events. Dr. Anderssen's articles are included in the United States Library of Congress as part of their Official Performing Arts Historical Web Archives.


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