Friday, August 9, 2024

7 p.m.

Age range:



Ford House’s summer concert series transforms the sprawling estate into a symphony of melodies under the open sky. Enjoy incredible talents while you lounge on the lawn with Lake St. Clair at your back.


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.


  • Friend of Ford House – Reserved Seating: $40
  • Friend of Ford House – General Seating: $20
  • Public Reserved Seating: $50
  • Public General Seating: $25

A Reserved Seating ticket includes a folding chair in a premium location. A General Seating ticket allows you to use any grass space designated for concert seating. 

  • 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 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 for purchase starting at 5 p.m. No alcohol may be brought on the property.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the grounds during the summer concerts.
  • Children must remain with parents/guardians at all times.


Additional Outdoor Summer Concerts

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 Killer Flamingos: Friday, July 19

After nearly 30 years of performing, the Killer Flamingos have established themselves as one of the premiere bands in the Midwest.

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.

Ticketing & Admission Policies

Please read our ticketing & admission policies thoroughly.

Book your lunch or dinner reservation at The Continental


Indulge in an extraordinary dining experience at The Continental at Ford House. Savor exquisite cuisine while overlooking the breathtaking views of Lake St. Clair. This Grosse Pointe Shores gem offers an unforgettable combination of remarkable food and stunning scenery. Reserve your table today!

Joining has its perks!

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, pre-sale access, exclusive events, and more.

Special Thanks

Ford House is grateful for the generous support of Ford Philanthropy 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. 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.