We are thrilled to present our 34th season of free summer concerts this year! Join us each Tuesday night from June 18 through August 27 at the Montague Band Shell to dance, sing, and create. The concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and in the event of rain, are hosted at the Montague High School Center for the Arts at 4900 Stanton Blvd. The 2019 Free Summer Concert Series is made possible by the Viola Bray Charitable Trust and the Montague-Whitehall Rotary Club.
The 2019 ACWL Free Summer Concert Series line-up includes 11 performances:
June 18 Westside Soul Surfers - This ten-piece powerhouse offers top notch vocal harmonies and a rhythm section to get you dancing!
June 25 Uneven Ground - A four-piece traditional Celtic band, Uneven Ground blends vocals with instrumentals to bring their listeners on a unique musical journey. Grounded in the roots of traditional Irish music, Uneven Ground present a blend of songs molded from hundreds of pub tunes from around the Celtic region. Sponsored by the White Lake Community Library.
July 2 The Pherotones - A jazz and lounge style band based out of Ann Arbor are here to cover all of your favorite American popular music from 1920-present, movie & TV themes, sing-alongs and drinking songs, Fernet Branca, heady segues, cover songs. Sponsored by the West Michigan Wine & Jazz Festival.
July 9 Scottville Clown Band - This hilarious group of very talented musicians come together many times throughout the year to share this passion for entertaining crowds and travel all over Michigan to strut their stuff. Known for their colorful attire and crazy antics Scottville Clown Band is a beloved experience for all ages. Sponsored by The Church Event Center.
July 16 Magic Bus - Come and take a psychedelic ride with this Woodstock Era Rock Tribute. Magic Bus’s incredible musical abilities and authentic look will transcend the modern and jet you back to the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco in 1967. Sponsored by HarborLight Credit Union and Jan & Stan Gorecki.
July 23 Upcoast Kin - A West Michigan brother and sister duo sharing acoustic originals and covers. Sponsored by the City of Whitehall.
July 30 Serita’s Black Rose - A self-professed “Funkateer”, Serita Crowley of Serita’s Black Rose from Grand Rapids, Michigan brings a raucous mix of FUNK, ROCK, BLUES, NEO-SOUL, and AMERICANA. Serita, along with her partner Jon Hayes are at it’s core, performing together for nearly two decades. As an acoustic duo, they play much of the timeless “feel good music” from the 60’s and 70’s that everyone can enjoy. Her fiery, blues- and soul-infused vocals will shake the ground beneath your feet. Serita picks her music like she cooks her food, -it has to be to her taste, and it tastes good! Take a big bite, and it will fuel your soul!! Sponsored by Dee Stress U Massage.
Aug 6 Matt Gabriel - A singer/songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country–the quality of folk and blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit.
Aug 13 Delilah DeWylde - Get ready to travel back to the days of rockabilly. Bandleader Delilah DeWylde (upright bass/lead vocals) is veteran of the West Michigan music scene and an alumna of rockabilly institution DangerVille. Her out-sized stage presence is the centerpiece of the show — one minute singing sweetly, the next slapping her bass into submission. Sponsored by Pinheads.
Aug 20 Great Scott - Great Scott is the hottest cover band in the Midwest, playing the best of the 50's to the new millennium. Sponsored by Boardwell Mechanical Services.
Aug 27 Aoife Scott - An award winning folk singer and songwriter based in Dublin, Ireland. Born into the legendary Black family, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, and has long enjoyed success as an established artist in her own right. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, her dynamic and profound vocals explore the emotional depths of her lyrics, leaving the audience entranced. Aoife has a dynamic and profound sound, Her music has a broad creative scope but is largely influenced by her own roots in folk and traditional Irish music. Sponsored by Michigan Irish Music Festival.