Summer wouldn't be the same in Huntington Woods without the longstanding tradition of Concerts in the Park.
This year there will be fresh talent and new features to make up the free family event and the lineup has been set. More about this year's series here.
Take a look at the details of this year's event below. You'll find the basics to mark your calendars for the things you don't want to miss, and a glimpse at the local acts taking the spotlight.
If you go
- What: 2012 Concerts in the Park Series, hosted by Huntington Woods Parks and Recreation
- When: 7:15 p.m. each Tuesday from June 19-July 31. The Fourth of July celebration is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
- Where: Scotia Park
- Admission: Free
- Weather: In the event of rain, the concert will be moved inside the Huntington Woods Recreation Center.
- More info: 248-581-2700
- June 19: Third Coast Kings
- June 26: Gary Greenfelder Big Band
- July 3: Adult Battle of the Bands
- July 4: Sun Messengers, party band
- July 10: Sin Hielo with special guest Nicole New, Latin/jazz/rock
- July 17: The Kreellers, Celtic rock
- July 24: Steppin In It, modern folk
- July 31: Battle of the Bands winner
A look at the bands
Third Coast Kings is an eight-piece high energy funk band that prides itself in "proper deep funk and soul." Hear its music here.
Gary Greenfelder Big Band is just that: a big band that makes up an even bigger orchestra sound. The orchestra musicians span the trumpet to the sax and the band has a theatrical twist. Learn about the Gary Greenfelder orchestra here.
The Sun Messengers is no stranger around Metro Detroit as not only an award-winning wedding band, but the official band of the Detroit Pistons. It performs high-energy music tributes to some of Motown's best. Find out more here.
The Sin Hielo duo is made up of Detroit heavy-hitter guitarists Wayne Gerard and Sean Blackman who play an eclectic mix of jazz, rock and Latin-infused sounds. Visit their Facebook page here. Sin Hielo's special guest Nicole New is a Detroit vocalist that combines jazz, pop, bluegrass and musical theatre to create a sound all her own. Visit Nicole New's website.
The five members of The Kreellers help keep Irish music alive and well around Metro Detroit with a vibrant and fast-paced Celtic rock style that fuses traditional sounds with modern rock, funk and punk. Listen here.
Steppin In It is a Lansing-based quartet that performs a mix of blues, bluegrass, funk, jazz and zydeco with themes of the American spirit to heartache. Learn more here.
Come back to Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch for more information on this year's Concerts in the Park series.