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May 14, 2015

Lathrup Village FREE Summer Concert Series Schedule 2015

Lathrup Village FREE Summer Concert Series Schedule
Concerts are held on Wednesday evenings 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lathrup Village Municipal grounds
27400 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village , MI 48076
Please use Annie Lathrup School for overflow parking.

June 10:  Maggie McCabe:  "Known for preaching soulful explorations of American folk and blues" (MetroTimes), Maggie McCabe is an award-winning musician and vocalist specializing in blues, rock, folk, soul and gospel. Maggie and her band will perform hits from some of her favorite BluesJune 10th to  artists including Bonnie Raitt, Sippie Wallace, Maime Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and more. Expect to move and swing with this trip through music history.

June 17:  Michael O’Brien and the Distractions:  Lathrup Village resident Michael O’Brien started playing professionally at the age of 18 in pubs throughout the Windsor/Detroit area and in subsequent years has had gigs in places as varied as the resorts of Couer d’Alene, Idaho and the then still sharply divided Belfast, Northern Ireland.
After years of playing around town, in 1998 Michael joined forces with Dan and Chris Spilker to form the band Michael O’Brien and the Distractions. Together they have played their unique blend of Celtic traditional, folk, American country and folkified rock music at pubs and festivals throughout the Midwest.

June 24:  Demetrius Nabors: Pianist, arranger, composer, and producer Demetrius “Krayon” Nabors was born and raised in Detroit.
 Demetrius journey has been blessed with many accomplishments and plateaus. His
talents caught the attention of Motown recording artist, KEM, who hired Demetrius May
2013 as a music producer for Kemistry Records, LLC. Demetrius completed his Bachelor’s and Masters Degree in Jazz Studies and Improvisation from the University of Michigan.

July 1:  TnT Big Band:  TNT Big Band is a high energy performing band that plays all styles of Big Band Music.
They are fortunate to include three of the best local vocalists: Norman Thrasher ( Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012), Renee King Jackson ( Best Jazz Vocalist 2011 by Detroit Black Music Awards) and up and coming vocalist Charlie Dental.

July 8:  Shelia Landis Quartet:  Vocalist Sheila Landis has been performing her soulful interpretations of jazz and blues since 1973. A turning point in her career was the 1981 release of her debut vinyl LP "Jazz Rendezvous" on her own label, SheLan Records. Landis has been voted "Outstanding jazz Vocalist" seven times, as bestowed by the Detroit Music Awards.
July 15:   Root Doctor:  Root Doctor plays a diverse mix of classic soul and R&B alongside traditional blues and inspired original material. Along with over 20 years of club, concert and festival performances, they have released four recordings to local and national acclaim. The Root Doctor resume' includes appearances with Tab Benoit, Ray Charles, Macy Gray , Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Little Richard, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush, James Cotton, Taj Mahal and many more.

July 22:  Hot Sauce:  Back by popular DEMAND! Hot Sauce began bringing Love, Inspiration, Freedom, & Entertainment to the stage ten years ago, and has been captivating and electrifying audiences of all ages ever since. The multi-talented band combines a fusion of jazz, gospel, r&b, rock, and hip hop with  timeless delivery reminiscent of Earth Wind and Fire but clearly set to a unique harmony of their own.

July 29:  Bobby Murray;  Murray’s roots with the blues run deep, back to high school when he and band mate Robert Cray saw Albert Collins perform at their high school graduation in Tacoma, Washington. In the ensuing decades, Murray amassed a considerable resume of his own.
He performed in Etta James’ backup ensemble, the Roots Band, for over two decades, including shows at the WOMAD festival at the Barcelona Olympics and at the inaugural for President Bill Clinton. You may have heard his guitar work on James’ song “Blues is My Business,” that was used on “The Sopranos” or seen him perform on “The Tonight Show,” “Austin City Limits” or “Late Night with David Letterman.”

August 5:  Dr. Pocket ;  A ten piece, horn driven, R&B band making the best music possible.  We are not into hula hoops, the chicken dance, or the Hokey Pokey.  We make music that makes us happy and you happy.  We play the great new tunes and the forever great older tunes.  We do Uptown Funk, Stay With Me, Happy & Rollin In the Deep better than you have ever heard them.  We have great fun doing classic rock, R&B, and the finest horn bands: Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power and AWB that will bring back great memories.
Four terrific vocalists, a hot horn section and a tight rhythm section –
August 12:  Southfield Jazz Orchestra:  The Southfield Jazz Orchestra was started in January of 2010 and is under the direction of Saxophonist Eric Rayford.
The band performs mostly as a Jazz Ensemble playing big band jazz style music featuring tunes such as
“In the mood”, “Teach Me Tonight”, “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White”, “Love for sale”, and many
more. It is the home of some of the best musicians you will find. It is also home to two of the area’s
international jazz artists. Local Saxophonist George Benson and Vocalist Barbara Ware are international jazz artists who are Southfield Jazz Orchestra’s own artists in resident. They rehearsal and perform with the band regularly and have been with band since 2010.

August 19: Mainstreet Soul “as requested”.  Mainstreet Soul is a 10-piece horn band consisting of some of the finest talent Metro Detroit has to offer. Founded on the love of horn driven music, Mainstreet Soul is dedicated to bringing only the best possible music and performances to the stage. Playing literally the best of "rock, pop & soul", Mainstreet Soul plays the songs of artists such as Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Stevie Wonder, Kool & The Gang, Chicago, Sly & The Family Stone, hits from Motown and much, much more. Whether the engagement is in a night club setting, wedding or a private party, be assured that when the lights go down low you’ll be having a funky good time to the sights and sounds of Mainstreet Soul.


This will conclude the 2015 Summer FREE Concert Series, 11 wonderful concerts in all!
 Please consider becoming a Lathrup Village Community Foundation member. Your yearly membership of  at least $25 will help ensure that these wonderful community musical gatherings will continue for years to come.


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