Rockin' on the Riverfront 2014 Summer Concert Series!
Rockin’ on the Riverfront, the annual FREE concert series (no tickets necessary) will return in its ninth season to the Detroit Riverfront this summer, welcoming crowds every Friday night for classic rock and roll revelry in Detroit. In partnership with Detroit's #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, Rockin’ on the Riverfront is set to amaze audiences of all ages with shows running from 8-10 p.m. every Friday night through August 15.
Honoring All Who Serve (or Served) in Our U.S. Military at the Rockin’ on the Riverfront Concerts
***Local Bands Win Big Gigs at GM Ren Cen!***
94.7 WCSX and Strategic Staffing Solutions are honoring veterans who served or are currently serving as members of our U.S. Military. Veterans are encouraged to log on to WCSX.com to register for special VIP seating at Rockin’ on the Riverfront. Each week we’ll pull 10 winners (plus guest) to sit in Veterans Row. Sponsored by Strategic Staffing Solutions. Click here to register for your chance to win!
WCSX Rockin’ Wars Winners to Take Rockin’ on the Riverfront Stage
The 2014 Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series, in its ninth season, will be unlike any other as local bands battled for their place on stage. Rock and roll bands competed in 94.7 WCSX Detroit’s Classic Rock’s first ever Rockin’ Wars for their shot to open for the headliners in this year’s free concert series, presented in partnership with Chevrolet, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and Metro PCS.
Local bands had the opportunity to upload a video of their performance to the 94.7 WCSX’s website, with only the top 20 entries posted and voted on by listeners. The online ‘battle of the bands’ then was cut to six top contenders, until the Rockin’ Wars was finally whittled down to three winners. The top three will open for some of the series biggest headliners AND THE WINNERS ARE:
- Driving Friday Montage opened for The Guess Who on July 11
- Danny D and the Vagabonds opened for Leon Russell on July 18
- Impossible Tuesday will perform before Starship on July 25.
All of the winning bands are based in Detroit.
2014 Rockin' on the Riverfront Lineup
July 11: The Guess Who, Canada’s first international rock band, has been jammin’ since 1962 with hits like American Woman and These Eyes.
July 18: Leon Russell, the rock and roll ‘renaissance man’ and hall of famer, has written a song for you over his four-plus decade career.
July 25: Starship has been scoring major hits across the U.S. with lead singer Mickey Thomas since the early 1980s. Featured in the film Mannequin, Starship’s 1987 song Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now also reached No. 1.
Aug. 1: April Wine has earned their place in the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with songs like Just Between You and Me and Roller, while Detroit born and bred, The Rockets, are best known for hits like Turn up the Radio and Oh Well.
Aug. 8: Eddie Money, in the spotlight with hits such as Take Me Home Tonight, Two Tickets to Paradise.
Aug. 15: America’s extraordinary four-decade musical legacy trademarked evocative lyrical landscapes with songs like A Horse With No Name and Sister Golden Hair.
Pre-Party on the Patio at the Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center
Rockin' Grillin' & Drinkin'!
Every Friday beginning July 11 thru August 15, 2014
You're invited to join the Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance
Center as they host a 'party on the patio' with rockin', grillin' and
drinkin' Friday night before each Rockin' on the Riverfront concert
begins! Food and drink specials will be available from the outside
grill and bar. Friday evening entertainment each week will be Matt Dmits
(member of Downriver Detroit's Inside Outlaws). (In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Hotel Lobby / Volt Bar.) See you there!
Admission to all Rockin’ on the Riverfront concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the shows from the water.
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshments 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 the Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage. Coach Insignia will also be taking reservations and their bar will be open late each night of the concert series.
The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the official hotel of the Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series and is located adjacent to center stage. Make a night out of your visit downtown and stay in one of the newly renovated guestrooms so it’s just a quick elevator ride home from the concert. For reservations call 1-800-352-0831 and request code LPR or visit the website.
Convenient parking is available for $5 per vehicle, starting at 5 p.m. at the GM surface lot located at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater streets, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center.
The Stone Soup Project
94.7 WCSX will be selling Stone Soup Project™ raffle tickets each Friday during the Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series to win a rebuilt 1970 Pontiac Firebird. The Stone Soup Project is an annual challenge to 94.7 WCSX listeners to rebuild a classic car solely on donations and volunteers. The Stone Soup Project™ has raised over $1.2 million dollars since its inception eleven years ago. This year’s charity is Holy Cross Children’s Services. Raffle tickets are $10 and the car will be on display in the GM Wintergarden the night of the Eddie Money concert (Friday, August 8). The drawing for Stone Soup Project car will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 inside the GM Wintergarden!
The 2014 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is sponsored in partnership with Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, MetroPCS, Strategic Staffing Solutions, and Andiamo Detroit Riverfront.
For updates and information, visit www.facebook.com/RockinontheRiverfront and www.facebook.com/GMRenCen or www.gmrencen.com.
A big thank you to our 2014 sponsors:
Questions? Email us at GMrencen@cbre.com or call the Customer Service Desk at 313.567.3126.