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Posted on July 1, 2019


Our 2019 Season!



We have our 2019 Swingin’ at the Shell summer concert series line-up all buttoned up and ready to go! We’re especially excited about this year because it is our 16th anniversary and we think our line-up is fitting of a BIG anniversary. Each concert is free and open to the public. All concerts are held


Posted on August 30, 2018


Lookin’ Back September 9



It has become a tradition in the past few years to have a tribute act once a season and this year we’re looking forward to Lookin’ Back! As one of (if not the best) Bob Seger tribute bands in the country, Lookin’ Back will close out another great year of Swingin’ at the Shell. Don’t


Posted on August 23, 2018


Thunderwüde September 2



We’ve had a number of requests for a bluegrass act for years, and haven’t found the right group to fit the bill until now. Enter Thunderwüde, a bluegrass trio out of Chelsea, Michigan. Their tight melodies and tantalizing compositions of original music, bluegrass standards and modern classics are beginning to make them somewhat of a


Posted on August 16, 2018


Kevin Nichols August 26



When we go about planning our annual concert series, we look for groups that can both fill the bandshell stage with their presence and project to the incredible lawn were the crowd sits. As you can imagine, any stage can be a lonely place, but the large Victory Park bandshell stage and lawn can be


Posted on August 9, 2018


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


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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


Posted on July 26, 2018


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


Posted on July 19, 2018


The Founding July 29



When you think of the hundreds of sample recordings that have been referred to our board of directors over the years, it’s not hard to imagine how difficult it is to make an impression.  One group that stopped us in our tracks was the Midwest-based group called The Founding, a six-piece “progressive Celtic” band that


Posted on July 13, 2018


Marshall Rotary Band July 22



  Between the costs, the time and the travel challenges, traditional concert band performances are becoming a scarcity. Despite these obstacles, the talented Marshall Rotary Band keeps going strong, and they’re ready to strike up a tune at this year’s summer concert series. You’ll soon be clapping your hands to crowd favorites, including show tune


Posted on June 12, 2018


2018 Season Announced!



We have our 2018 Swingin’ at the Shell summer concert series line-up all buttoned up and ready to go! We’re especially excited about this year because it is our 15th anniversary and we think our line-up is fitting of a BIG anniversary. Each concert is free and open to the public. All concerts are held


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