Summer Concerts in the Park!

The 10th season of  the popular True North Radio Network Concerts in the Park is ready to kick-off in June!  All concerts are free thanks to many community minded businesses.

Saturday, June 4th, The Persuassion Band Detroit’s Hottest Band!. Kicking off the series, it’s the return of the Persuasion Band. This 9-piece band features 2 female singers, was voted Detroit’s hottest band. They play everything from Motown to the Black Eyed Peas. They are appearing for the 7th time at the concert series and are back by popular demand. They are one of the most popular bands to ever play in Alpena.

Saturday, June 11th, Julianne and the Rogues return to the Alpena Stage. She has won 7 Detroit music awards including the 2016 outstanding country music songwriter. She is an award winning recording artist and songwriter. She always puts on a great show and says that Alpena is always one of her favorite places to showcase her music.

Saturday, June 25th, Start Me Up!, the Rolling Stones Tribute Band. From “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” to “Honkey Tonk Women” . Everyone will be Rockin’ & Rollin’ with this Rolling Stones Tribute band, Start Me Up! Long hailed as “The Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band” in the world! The Rolling Stones earned their title by wowing audiences worldwide with some of the most electrifying performances in the history of rock-n-roll. Start Me Up is able to capture this raw energy through their fiery performances encompassing a myriad of songs throughout The Rolling Stones career and present it in such a way that audiences are able to experience the same sensation of what it was like to be at a Stones concert in their heyday.

Monday, July 4th, The System, a Bob Seger Tribute. This band was featured the first year of the concert series and we are bringing them back for an encore 10 years later. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bob Seger has had a stellar career spanning more than five decades, with 11 Platinum albums and still has an incredible fan base who love his music. The System is the tribute to one of rock’s most enduring performers. The System has been performing to hundreds of thousands of fans across the Midwest for more than a decade. The System – The Nation’s Premier Bob Seger Tribute, has recreated a classic 70s era concert experience consisting of all of the radio hits and fan favorites, combining studio as well as live versions from the multi-platinum “Live Bullet” album! If you’re a Bob Seger fan, you’ll want to see this show!

Saturday, July 9th, The Avalons. They are experts at involving everyone in the show. Through music, comedy and crazy antics, the audience will be swept away on a memorable journey through the 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s. It’s fun entertainment the entire family will enjoy! The Avalons have shared the stage with such well-known artists as: The Beach Boys, America, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Smothers Brothers, The Vogues, and Tommy James & The Shondells, and dozens of other legendary Rock-n-Roll and Country superstars.

Saturday, July 30th, Tweed and Dixie make their first appearance in Alpena. The honest memoirs of country music’s forefathers and all-out rock and roll attitude collide within the beautiful contradiction known as Tweed And Dixie. Meeting somewhere between Waylon and Whitesnake, their sound has been crafted from growing up in the working class, grease-driven Motor City Madhouse and running the backroads of Great Lakes country. The group’s chemistry is comprised of the deeply rooted, country-rock soul of Barry Forster, pop-driven energy of Billy Gunther, gut-busting bass lines and soaring vocals of Rick Maida, and soulful, thunder-drumming of Justin Clifford (and his beard).

Saturday, August 6th, The Magic Bus makes a stop in Alpena. This band re-creates the music of the Woodstock era of psychedelic rock and roll. Their incredible music abilities and authentic look will transcend the modern and transport you back in time.

Saturday, August 13th, the Joe Band, a tribute to Joe Cocker. His status as one of rock and roll’s enduring performers and his gutsy, gravelly vocal style and unique stage presence make him not only one of the most dynamic singers in the music industry, but one of the most distinctive voices in the history of rock and roll. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to accurately represent one of the most well respected interpreters of classic soul records, big power ballads, and high energy tracks of our generation. Conceived by Chris Benjey, the Joe Band brings together a talented cast of Detroit and Ann Arbor musicians dedicated to one thing: paying homage to a performer who through either influence, inspiration, or both has had a profound effect on our musical lives. The band also pays tribute to the women of sou1..