Every year the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce gives Dexter residents and visitors alike another good reason to come downtown — to Monument Park in particular —, with the yearly Summer Concert Series.
This year the event sort of unofficially kicks off with a performance by the Dexter Community Orchestra this Friday. The DCO will be performing a “pop concert” at the Monument Park gazebo.
The summer concert series will run from June 19 until Aug. 7. For a complete schedule of performance dates and performers, see the scheduling list below.
Monument Park is located at Main and Central.
Hosted by the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce. 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 734-426-0887.
June 12: (unaffiliated) Dexter Community Orchestra. Pop concert. *Begins at 7:00pm, not 6:30.
June 19: Jake Reichbart Trio. Jazz Ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Reichbart.
June 26: Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies. Local roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabiliy, early rock ‘n’ roll, western swing, and hillbilly pop covers.
July 3: Randy Brock Group. Detroit blues trio.
July 10: Flying Latini Brothers. Reunion of this veteran local band fronted by singer-songwriter John Latini that plays country-flavored rock, along with some Tom Waits songs and other offbeat covers.
July 17: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock ‘n’ roll.
July 24: Sexy Monster. Veteran Detroit funk-rock fusion dance quintet fronted by vocalist Debbie Porchiran.
July 31: The Invasion. British Invasion cover quartet from Redford.
Aug. 7: Men in Black. Local classic rock band.
All scheduling information for the concert series was found in the Ann Arbor Observer. – LK