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Posted on August 4, 2019


Jack Dropper and the Best Intentions – August 11



Jack Droppers is a Grand Rapids native who has made quite a name for himself with his Americana-fueled, roots rock band called Jack Droppers and The Best Intentions.  While some influences of Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen do weave their way into his songs, there is no doubt that Jack brings his own distinctive style


Posted on July 29, 2019


Ron Short Entertainment – August 4



  Looking for a hunk, a hunk, of burning fun you’ll love? Ron Short is a multitalented world-famous entertainer and is one of the most exciting and realistic Elvis tribute artists in the world. He looks, moves, sings, and even plays guitar like Elvis did. With his colorful personality, Ron performed next door to Don


Posted on July 22, 2019


The Invasion – July 28



Don’t look now, but an invasion is coming! The Invasion is Detroit’s premium British Invasion cover band.  The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-60s and was influential in the counterculture forming on both sides of the Atlantic. Drawn together from a love of this type of music, The Invasion’s tight harmonies and


Posted on July 18, 2019


Marshall Rotary Band – July 21



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 medleys,


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 planning our annual concert series, we look for groups that can fill the bandshell stage with their presence and project to the incredible lawn where the crowd sits. As you can imagine, any stage can be lonely, but the large Victory Park bandshell stage and lawn can be a mighty void to fill if


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


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