ON SALE Date(s):

  • Four Concert Package tickets go on sale to Friends of Ford House on Tuesday, April 16.
  • Individual concert tickets go on sale to Friends of Ford House on Tuesday, May 14, and to the public on Tuesday, May 31.

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ABOUT THE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:

Ford House’s summer concert series transforms the sprawling estate into a symphony of melodies under the open sky. Vibrant evenings come alive as acclaimed artists grace the stage. Each concert enchants the audience as they lounge on the lush lawns or sway to the rhythm on picnic blankets. The historic setting adds a timeless charm to the festivities, making every note a cherished memory. Join in the harmony of nature and music, embracing the magic of Ford House’s summer soirées.

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VISITOR INFORMATION:
  • Ford House is a National Historic Landmark and 501c3 not-for-profit. Please respect the historic nature of the property, including our grounds and trees.
  • Parking is across the street from Ford House in the Lake Shore lot. The lot will open at 5 p.m. Police crossing guards will be present to help you safely cross to the Main Gate. Please follow the instructions they give you.
    • Accessible parking will be available through the North Gate for those cars with placards.
    • For those with dinner reservations in The Continental before the concert, you may also enter through the North Gate.
  • Be prepared to walk from the parking lot to the concert behind Ford House on the shore. Please bring whatever you can carry on your own. You may bring and use hand-pulled wagons and carts.
    • Shuttles will only be available for guests parking in the accessible parking lot and Reserved Seating ticketholders. All other guests are asked to walk to the concert area.
  • Concessions are available starting at 5 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pop, snacks, and wine and beer will be available for purchase. No alcohol may be brought on the property.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the grounds during the summer concerts.

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2024 Outdoor Summer Concert Lineup

Gabriel Brass Band: Friday, June 28

The Gabriel Brass Band is a Detroit-based band that continues the musical tradition of the Gabriel family, who brought New Orleans jazz to Detroit in the 1940s. The current band leader, Dameon Gabriel, can trace his musical lineage back at least six generations. This ensemble promises to get toes tapping and audiences grooving with their up-tempo traditional jazz with funk and hip-hop.

The Killer Flamingos: Friday, July 19

Bright, colorful, vibrant… those are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of flamingos. But they are also steady, firm, and well-balanced, which is exactly the combo you get with the Killer Flamingos. They cover Top 40 across the decades, from the 80s to current hits, with some Motown and other familiar favorites sprinkled in. Their considerable versatility, combined with off-the-chart levels of crowd interaction, has kept the Flamingos at the top of fan-voted lists like Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Best Band” and WDIV’s Click On Detroit’s “Best Local Band” for numerous years since 2008.

The Dave Hamilton Band: Friday, August 9

Get ready to groove to the sounds of Motown as the Dave Hamilton Band pays tribute to the legendary genre. With soulful rhythms and timeless classics, this performance promises to capture the essence of Detroit’s rich musical heritage.

Michigan Philharmonic presents "Car-Tunes!": Friday, August 23

Experience a symphonic journey like no other with the Michigan Philharmonic led by the esteemed Nan Washburn at Ford House's "Car-Tunes!" outdoor concert. Rev up your evening with iconic melodies from Disney's Cars, the timeless tunes of Back to the Future, Grease, the Beach Boys, and the enchanting rhythms of An American in Paris. Join us for an unforgettable fusion of music and nostalgia under the stars. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind musical adventure!

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Friends of Ford House

An annual Friends of Ford House membership is a great way to enjoy all that Ford House has to offer! Enjoy discounted tickets, discounts on dining and shopping, pre-sale access, exclusive events, and more.

Special Thanks

Ford House is grateful for the generous support of Ford Motor Company Fund and helping us fulfill our educational mission and making Ford House more accessible to our community.

About Ford House

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. Now a National Historic Landmark, 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.