As hard as it is to believe, we are nearing mid-August, which means summer is winding down. That is unfortunate, but we still have some time left to enjoy the nice weather and outdoor happenings. One thing to take advantage of is outdoor music around southeast Michigan. Listed below are places offering outdoor concerts for the duration of summer.
Music in the Air Concert Series is at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth and began in May. Concerts take place on Friday nights at 7 p.m. through Sept. 4, and are free to attend! Upcoming shows include The Phoenix Theory tomorrow, Aug. 14 and the Randy Brock Group on Aug. 21.
Summer Sounds at The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township continues until Sept. 7. Partridge Creek is an open-air mall and the Summer Sounds series provides patrons the chance to hear local musicians while they stroll, shop and dine. There is live music at the mall every day until the concert series ends.
Music From the Heart is an ongoing outdoor concert series on the steps of Livonia City Hall. The concert series takes place on Thursday nights. It began in July and runs through Aug. 27. Each show is from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tonight, Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies perform rockabilly and western swing music.
Rockin’ on the Riverfront Summer Concert Series in Detroit is an annual free concert series throughout the summer. Well-known bands perform in front of the beautiful Detroit River and no ticket is necessary to attend. Kansas performs tomorrow night and Eddie Money takes the stage next Friday, Aug. 21.
Friday Night Music Series at Riverside Park in downtown Auburn Hills has also been going strong this summer. Concerts are on Fridays and there are two shows remaining. The Bel Airs, a 1950s and 1960s band, perform tomorrow night. Cancel Monday, a dance band, performs the following Friday, Aug. 21.
As you can see, there are various opportunities to catch some live music in an open-air environment! Outdoor concerts are fun, free and a good way to spend a summer night with friends and family.