Thursday, June 25, 2009

Things to Do Thursday: 4th Fridays at Campus Martius




4th Fridays by Ford returns this year to Campus Martius! 
This Friday, the theme is "Celebrating 50 Years of Motown"!

6:00PM, features live music variety, drink specials and opportunities for networking in the beautifully landscaped Park.
From 6:00-7:30PM, the best of Detroit’s music and entertainment will be featured at the Park.
The Ford Half-Time Show, 7:30-8:00PM, will include give-aways and raffle prizes from 4th Fridays sponsor Ford Motor Company.
The 4th Fridays with Ford monthly headliners will take the stage at 8:00PM and perform until 9:30PM.
Contemporary film classics with musical themes, projected on the big screen in the Park, will close each month’s 4th Fridays with Ford celebration, beginning at 9:30PM. Bring your blanket or pull up a Park chair and enjoy the films.
Or, you might end the night of music on a free walking tour led by Inside Detroit. Each month will “spotlight” four restaurant or bar locations in a different downtown district, offering special 4th Fridays discounts. The tour will end at the official Inside Detroit After Party location with food and drink specials and insider fun.
Featured 4th Fridays with Ford events on June 26:
A sampling of entertainment during Lunchtime Arts, from 11:30AM- 1:30PM in the Park, will feature preview artists from Concert of Colors July event. 
A mix of music and dance is highlighted on the main stage, 6:00-7:30PM, including a Tribute to Motown’s 50th Anniversary featuring a powerhouse band led by Edward Gooch, road musician for The Miracles and The Four Tops, The Funk Brothers, musical director Robert Jones, and more performers to be announced.
From 7:30-8:00PM, a “Happy Anniversary Motown” cake-cutting will take place with the Motown Historical Museum, plus prizes for “Detroit Trivia” audience game players.
Making an appearance as the headliner is long-time Silver Bullet Band saxman Alto Reed, leading a band of Detroit Classic Rock all-stars including drummer Johnny “Bee” Badanjek and guitarist Jim McCarty, both formerly of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. This special evening marks the launch of Alto’s new classic Detroit Rock album, “Tonight We Ride.” Alto Reed and the Detroit Classic Rock all-stars will perform from 8:00-9:30PM.
Continuing with the Motown theme, “Standing in the Shadows of Motown, is the film classic that will be shown on the big screen at 9:30PM in the Park to culminate 4th Fridays with Ford
The featured downtown district and official after party location in June is Bookies Bar & Grille in North Downtown. The address is 2208 Cass Ave.
 
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