The public is invited to a free concert July 14 on Belle Isle honoring area frontline workers as well as the memory of those who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concert will feature Lashell Renee, winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Pop Star competition, as well at the Gwen Fox Trio, Notorious and other performers. Vickie Thomas will serve as master of ceremonies.
The concert is set for 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Sunset Point on the island’s western end, near the James Scott Memorial Fountain.
Though the event is free, space is limited. Attendees must register for a free ticket at the Wayne County Commissioners Tribute Concert section of the Eventbrite ticket site.
Those who plan to attend are asked to bring their tickets with them. They are also advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
A state parks passport, or $12 daily admission fee per vehicle, is required for admission to Belle Isle. Annual state parks passports, which provide admission to any Michigan State Park, are available for $17 at the vehicle entrance.
“This is a perfect opportunity to relax, say thanks and remember our loved ones,” said Wayne County Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick the event’s creator and chairwoman.
Event sponsors include Sinai-Grace Hospital, Laborers Local 1191, Sun Valley Foods Co., Golden Dental Plans, Heritage Optical, Queen Lillian LLC and the War on Trash initiative.
Additional information is available by calling McCormick’s office at 313-224-0884.