Friday, July 07, 2006

Classic Rock on the River

Classic rock fans, rejoice!

The RenCen Shops at GM have teamed-up with local music station 94.7-WCSX to bring you one of the best events of the summer: a free classic-rock concert series on the Detroit Riverfront.

Featuring well-known national and regional classic-rock bands, 'Rockin' on the Riverfront' takes place every Friday night from 8 - 10 pm at the GM Riverfront Plaza, located behind the Renaissance Center.

Remaining acts and dates of this year's series, which kicked-off on June 18 wih Grand Funk Railroad, are as follows:

July 14: Alberta Adams
July 21: The Romantics
July 28: John D. Lamb
August 4: Howling Diablos
August 11: Blue Oyster Cult
August 18: Grievous Angels

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, and boaters are welcome to anchor near the riverfront to enjoy stage-views from the water.

Outside food and beverages are not permitted, but concession stands selling beer, wine and food are available in different areas around the Plaza during the concerts. Net profits from the concert's concession sales will be donated to area charities.

Parking options include the lot at the corner of Atwater and St. Antoine ($10) or any of the public surface lots along Atwater ($3). Valet parking is also available at all entrances of the Renaissance Center (price varies). The PeopleMover is another alternative; just park near any DPM station and ride the rail to the RenCen for just 50 cents each way.

Concert viewing is solely first-come, first-served, so get there early (anytime after 6 pm) for the best view of the stage!

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