DEARBORN – The city will host a free concert series giving people a chance to celebrate throughout the summer, beginning with a performance by Motor City Brass Band at 3 p.m. June 27 at Ford Field Park, and running through the end of August.
Days and times vary for the series; concerts are outside at Ford Field Park or inside at the Michael A. Guido Theater at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. All are free and attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs to the outdoor events.
The free concert series includes other local favorites, like Fifty Amp Fuse and the Dearborn Symphony, as well as bands playing the music of Chicago and Santana.
The free concert series is designed to generate the same type of community spirit and offer the same type of musical entertainment usually found at the city’s Homecoming festival, which was cancelled in March 2021 due to COVID safety concerns based on conditions at the time.
The lineup is:
June 27, Motor City Brass Band, 3 p.m. at Ford Field Park — The band will celebrate their 25th anniversary with music from Broadway, films, and their catalog of favorite pieces, as well as pop hits.
July 10, Fifty Amp Fuse, 7 p.m. at Ford Field Park — The band will play pop hits from the ’70s and beyond.
July 17, Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience, 7:30 p.m. at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center — This band, led by the brother of original Chicago member Peter Cetera, will perform authentic renditions of Chicago’s greatest hits. (This concert is free, but reserved tickets are available to Dearborn residents for $5. These can be purchased online at www.dearborntheater.com).
July 24, The Santana Project, 7 p.m. at Ford Field Park — This tribute group will bring you the hits from the band Santana.
Aug. 13, Packin’ Heat, 7 p.m. at Ford Field Park — This nine-piece band will perform a range of hits from Motown to recent popular music.
Aug. 20, Atomic Radio, 7 p.m. at Ford Field Park — They will highlight a variety of hits from the ’80s, ’90s, and today.
Aug. 28, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center — The Symphony will end the series with classical Broadway hits, music from popular films, and more. (This concert is free, but reserved tickets are available to Dearborn residents for $5. These can be purchased online at www.dearborntheater.com).
Nonprofit groups expected to participate
Local nonprofit groups that provide services to the community are expected to participate at the concerts by fundraising through food and beverage sales, or by raising awareness through information booths, as they typically have done at Homecoming. Details are still in development.
The concert series is sponsored by Beaumont Health.