Capital City Brass Band August 19

While musical trends come and go, some traditions, like the brass band, keep evolving and reaching new musical heights without having to toot their own horn. Brass bands were formed in working-class communities in England in the early 1800’s. Although these kinds of musical groups were never truly seen as high art like orchestras or small, traveling ensembles, they were still considered to be a centerpiece for communities to gather and socialize around a common culturally shared interest: music.

Fast forward to today, and The Capital City Brass Band has certainly upped the ante on what a brass band can be. Formed in 2001, this award-winning group (check out all their awards here) is an auditioned group of approximately 25 extremely polished brass and percussion musicians.

Their repertoire consists of virtuosic versions of classical standards, jazz, show tunes, and solo features that spotlight various performers in the ensemble. You will not regret hearing these talented musicians and their conductor, James Otto.

The concert will take place at the Victory Park Band Shell at the usual time, 6 p.m., on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Prepare to be amazed as we present yet another reason to Think Music Think Albion™.

First Call August 12

POW! ZWAP! A dynamic vocal duo fronts the hard-hitting Detroit-based rock band First Call, and believe me they hold nothing back. We were introduced to them at a wedding and judging by the audience response, we knew they would be an excellent fit for one of our rocking Sunday evening concerts.

Swingin’ at the Shell has had a history of bringing in excellent Michigan talent and this funky band will not disappoint. With a playlist that ranges from Frank Sinatra to Motown to today’s radio hits, First Call will entertain you with a musical performance that is sure to bring down the house.

The summer is sizzling, and that means it’s time to Think Music Think Albion™. The party starts at the Victory Park Band Shell at the usual time, 6PM, on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Don’t forget your dancing shoes for this one!

Thornetta Davis August 5

We decided to add a little royalty this year and who better to reign over the musical court than Thornetta Davis, crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in 2015 and winner of more than 30 Detroit Music Awards.

This multi-accomplished performer has a strong, smooth and melodic voice that’s only enhanced by her soulful band of Detroit musicians.  From blues, to R&B, to rock, Thornetta does it all, performing across the Detroit area as well as internationally.  From tours in Italy and performances at Blues festivals in Tunisia, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Norway, Germany, Holland, England and Canada, Thornetta has been exciting and wowing audiences worldwide.  The praises and awards keep rolling in for her Honest Woman album, which recently netted another award: L’ adademie du Jazz Award for “Prix Blues Album.”

Get excited about “Detroit’s Funky Rocking Blues Diva” by visiting Thornetta’s website, or visit her Facebook page and remember to Think Music Think Albion™.

Music will start flowing from the Victory Park Band Shell at the usual time, 6 p.m., on Sunday, August 5, 2018.