General Motors Rockin' on the Riverfront is set to take over GM Riverfront Plaza Friday nights.
The highly anticipated lineup of classic rock all-stars begins July 13 and continues every Friday through August 17 from 8-10 p.m.
The full schedule of bands performing at this year's Rockin' on the Riverfront summer concert series will include:
July 13: Sponge and John Waite (Molly; Missing You)
July 20: Starship (We Built This City, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, Sara)
July 27: Ace Frehley (former KISS guitarist)
August 3: Lou Gramm of Foreigner (Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded)
August 10: The Sweet & The Tubes (Ballroom Blitz; She's a Beauty)
August 17: Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad and Marshall Crenshaw (We're An American Band; Someday, Someway)
The event is partnered with Detroit's Classic Rock Station 94.7 WCSX-FM and the new Soft Rock 105.1 FM.
Over the years the event has transformed from a free concert to a summer destination for dining and entertainment. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Convenient parking is available for $5 beginning at 5 p.m. at the GM Surface Lot and boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront.
Outside food, beverages or coolers will not be permitted. However, Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshment and food concessions at several locations across the plaza.
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and Joe Muer Seafood will accept dinner reservations before and after the concert and both restaurants offer outdoor patios overlooking the Detroit River and Rockin' on the Riverfront stage.
The Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center is offering two viewing packages. The Andiamo Riverfront package includes a four-course dinner and overnight accommodations. The Joe Muer Seafood package includes a four course dinner, overnight accommodations and breakfast at forty-two degrees north. For reservations specify the package and call 1-800-352-0831 or visit detroitmarriott.com. Use promotional code D60.
For updates and information, visit www.facebook.com/RockinontheRiverfront and www.facebook.com/GMRenCen or www.gmrencen.com.