Detroit is the perfect place for music lovers. Especially now that concerts are back in full effect after two years of stifling restrictions. Detroit is known as the Motor City, but also as the origin of Motown music. That, coupled with the stellar concert venues throughout Metro Detroit, makes for an unbeatable concert-going experience. July is a jam-packed month for concerts. Here are just a few…
This R&B vocal group got their start at Motown Records, rising to fame shortly after the release of their debut album. They became well known for their a cappella harmonies and the way they paired hip-hop beats with R&B. They’re now a trio, which includes Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Wayne Morris. They’re scheduled to perform July 8 at Music Hall Center at 8 p.m.
Dionne Warwick was practically born into music. Her parents both held careers in the industry, and her other family members formed the gospel group, the Dinkard Singers, who were signed to RCA Records. She soon followed suit, becoming the group’s instructor, then joining them during their performances. She started doing background vocals for various artists, and eventually secured her own record deal. Her concert will take place on July 15 at 8:00 p.m. at Music Hall Center.
Also known as the “Godmother of Soul”, Patti LaBelle has led a long and rewarding music career. Fans are mostly drawn to her because of the power and range she displays while singing, along with the emotion she emanates. Her performance is set for July 17 at Sound Board Theater at the Motor City Casino and Hotel, starting at 7:30 p.m.
5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian pop band that has come to be loved by people all over the world. All four members contribute vocally, with Luke and Michael on guitar, Calum is on bass, and Ashton behind the drum kit. They’ve recently resumed the ‘Take My Hand World Tour’ with their special guest, Pale Waves, and will be performing in Detroit on July 21. The show will take place at Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at 7 p.m.
Elton John knew from a young age that he wanted to establish a career in music. Elton started learning to play the piano when he was 6 years old, then moved on to singing and composing as he grew older. He was in a band for about 5 years before becoming a successful solo artist. He will perform in Detroit for his ‘Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour’ on July 18 at 8 p.m. The show will take place at Comerica Park and tickets can be bought here.
Bikini Kill is a punk rock band, admired for their feminist lyrics and empowering performances. The 4 band members include Kathleen Hanna (singer-songwriter), Erica Dawn Lyle (guitar) Kathi Wilcox (bass) and Tobi Vail (drums). The band has reunited for tours, after breaking up in 1997. Their performance will be at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on July 23 at 8 p.m.
The Weekend is a singer, songwriter, and producer who dabbles in various genres including pop, R&B, hip-hop, and alternative R&B. He is well-known for the expressions of his personal experiences through music, along with his versatility and somber lyricism. Romance and escapism are popular themes displayed throughout his songs. The Weekend is set to perform on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Ford Field.