Ticket sales for Friends of Ford House/Members open on Friday, February 9, 2024. Ticket sales for the public open on  Friday, February 23, 2024.


Friday, March 22

7 p.m.


21 and older


Enjoy an evening with Straight Ahead, Detroit’s renowned all-female quartet/quintet, on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Lake Shore Room overlooking Ford Cove. Immerse yourself in the rhythm while enjoying handcrafted drinks from our cash bar. Secure your spot for an unforgettable night of jazz and waterfront ambiance. Elevate your night by indulging in a delectable pre-show dinner at the Continental — dinner reservations recommended — setting the stage for a seamless transition into the soulful sounds of the upcoming concert.


The GRAMMY-nominated all-female quartet/quintet, Straight Ahead performs music that ranges from bop to poppish, modern jazz to R&B and fusion. The group came together in Detroit in 1987. Comprised of lead singer Cynthia Dewberry (who also played flute), violinist Carter, keyboardist Eileen Orr, bassist Marion Hayden-Banfield, and drummer Gayelynn McKinney (all of the musicians also sang), Straight Ahead was a finalist in the 1989 Sony Innovators competition. The following year, they opened for Nina Simone at the Montreux Jazz Festival.


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Ford House is a 501c3 nonprofit and National Historic Landmark. Experience the historic family home of Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford, and his wife, Eleanor. Visitors from all over the world come to wander, wonder, and explore the beauty of this 1928 National Historic Landmark and uncover a unique piece of the American automotive story in metro Detroit. Learn more below.