The shore of beautiful Lake St. Clair makes the ideal setting for the 2012 Grosse Pointe War Memorial Summer Music Festival. Showcasing great sounds, hot food and a beautiful setting, the five concert series will be held Wednesday evenings, beginning July 11 and continuing through Aug. 8.
Summer Music Festival headliners are Steve King & Dittilies (July 11), Devin Scillian & Arizona Son (July 18), Toppermost (July 25), Air Margaritaville (Aug. 1), and New Odyssey (Aug. 8). The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. The grounds open at 6 p.m.
Admission to each concert is $8 per person; one child 10-and-under is admitted free with each paying adult (additional children are $4 per child). For example, two adults with two children under the age of 10 for $16; two adults with three children under the age of 10 for $20.
The Open Grill will provide hot food for festival guests. Burgers, brats, chicken sandwiches and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Guests also are welcome to bring their own picnic.
Guests are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair, then relax and enjoy. The concerts are held lakeside on the beautiful grounds of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. For more information, call (313) 881-7511 or visit online www.WarMemorial.org.
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial is located at 32 Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe. There is lighted and free parking. Residents of all communities are welcome.
The Summer Music Festival at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial is sponsored by Abbott Nicholson PC, Beaumont Health System, DeSeranno Wealth Planning, DuMouchelles, Grosse Pointe Dermatology Associates PC, Pointe Alarm, Tocco Mannino Landscaping, Your LOCAL Car Guys, and the Grosse Pointe News.
The 2012 Summer Music Festival Line-Up
Steve King & The Dittilies are billed as America’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll band and variety show, showcasing hits from the 1930′s through the present. July 11.
Devin Scillian & Arizona Son — Country and folk music from a genuine western newsman and talented performer. Scillian has released three albums of original country and folk music. The single “Half Past You” from his Tulsa album raced up the charts in Europe, hitting number one on the Danish country charts. July 18.
Toppermost — The look the part and they sound it, too. Michigan’s renown Beatles tribute band brings the music and presence of the Fab Four to the concert stage. July 25.
Air Margaritaville — The renowned Jimmy Buffet tribute show is an express pass to tropical paradise – think sandy beaches, sunsets, your favorite beverage, flowered shirts, great music and a wise-guy parrot. Aug. 1.
New Odyssey — The group stars three guys who play 30 instruments and span 30 musical years, from classic rock to country favorites through modern sounds. Great sounds. Big fun. Aug. 8.
The Historic Venue
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial is an exceptional community resource. It serves an estimated 200,000 individuals with more than 2,000 functions annually that include dance, art, music, theater, health and personal enrichment and a multitude of children’s and youth programs.
The main building, constructed in 1910 on the shores of Lake St. Clair, is the former home of the Russell Alger family. It is designated as a state and national historic site and serves as a living memorial honoring Grosse Pointe residents who have served in the armed forces. As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the War Memorial receives no tax-dollar support and relies on voluntary contributions to carry out its mission.