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Category: Announcements, Concerts, Outdoors, Summer

Ford House is thrilled to announce an exciting lineup of outdoor concerts set to grace the historic estate’s picturesque grounds this summer. With a diverse range of musical styles and talents, the series promises something for everyone to enjoy under the summer sky.

“Eleanor and Edsel Ford were well-known for their hospitality and support of the arts. We embody that spirit in welcoming such phenomenally talented artists with diverse musical styles and from varying cultural backgrounds,” said Ford House President & CEO Mark J. Heppner. “Whether you’re a fan of brass, prefer a throwback to the neon-infused 1980s, want to dance the night away to your favorite Motown hits, or relish in the symphonic delight of the acclaimed Michigan Philharmonic, each performance promises to be an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. We invite music lovers of all ages to join us for these special evenings under the stars at Ford House.”

Kicking off the series on Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m., the renowned, Detroit-based Gabriel Brass Band will take center stage. Known for their infectious New Orleans energy and vibrant performances, this ensemble promises to get toes tapping and audiences grooving with their up-tempo traditional jazz with funk and hip-hop.

Next, on Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m., prepare for a high-energy performance from The Killer Flamingos, Detroit’s biggest and best party band. The Killer Flamingos present unforgettable performances that have kept Detroit on the cutting edge of current music. An explosive live show packed with outstanding musicianship and high energy has made Killer Flamingos a household name.

On Friday, August 9, at 7 p.m., 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.

Wrapping up the summer concert series on Friday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m., the Michigan Philharmonic will take the stage for a grand finale: “Car-Tunes!” Led by acclaimed conductor Nan Washburn, the orchestra will enchant audiences with a captivating repertoire, highlighting favorite car-inspired music from your favorite movies, television series, and other pop culture icons like “Grease,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Disney’s Cars,” “Back to the Future,” and more!

Package tickets to all four outdoor summer concerts at Ford House will be available to Friends of Ford House only, starting Tuesday, April 16, and are only available through Monday, May 13. Package tickets are $145 per individual for VIP seating and $75 per individual for General seating.

Tickets for individual concerts go on sale to Friends of Ford House on Tuesday, May 14, and will be available for purchase by the public on Tuesday, May 28. Friends of Ford House receive a discounted ticket rate of $40 per individual for VIP seating and $20 per individual for General seating. Public tickets are $50 per individual for VIP seating and $25 per individual for General seating. Once on sale, tickets may be purchased at fordhouse.org/concerts.

Guests may sign up for the Ford House email newsletter at www.fordhouse.org/email to request an email reminder for on-sale dates. For more information and to stay updated on all upcoming events, visit www.fordhouse.org.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of live music in one of Michigan’s most stunning outdoor venues. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable summer at Ford House!

Friends of Ford House enjoy pre-sale access, discounted tickets to all public events, discounts on dining and shopping, and more. To learn how to become a Friend of Ford House, visit www.fordhouse.org/friends.

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!