Summer Concert Series

Experience a beautiful evening of music at Meadow Brook

The Summer Concert Series at the Great Estate hosts talented artists for a lively evening of music and atmosphere.

Bring a date or friends to enjoy live performances by some of Metro Detroit’s most talented musicians.

Come early to explore the grounds and bring your own picnic dinner to enjoy in the Garden Tent. Outside food is allowed, but all beverages must be purchased at the cash bar.

This popular evening includes a cash bar, fun snacks, self-guided touring of the historic mansion during the talent break, and takes place in our beautiful Garden Tent, rain or shine.

Concert sERIES features:

  • Full cash bar
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Will occur rain or shine in our climate controlled Garden Tent



June 27 | Kimmie Horne

July 11 | Mobile Dueling Pianos – SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist here!

July 24 | Dave Bennett

August 1 | Mobile Dueling Pianos – New date added!

August 8 | Ben Sharkey


$40 per person

$36 Meadow Brook Members

7 – 9:30 p.m. 


About the Artists:

Kimmie Horne

Kimmie Horne

Kimmie Horne is a consummate entertainer! A native Detroiter and is considered by many to be one of the most outstanding Performer & Recording Artist to emerge from the Detroit area in years! Her beautiful alto voice coupled with her unmatched ability to perform and entertain puts her in a category of her own.

Kimmie is Grand Niece of the legendary Movie Star and Songstress, Lena Horne and niece of Cleveland Horne of Motown’s Fantastic Four fame and is an Internationally Acclaimed, Performer and Recording Artist! Having been a featured performer at the prestigious Bellagio Casino Resort and also engaged at the luxurious Venetian Casino and Resort, Kimmie became one of the most sought-after entertainers in the United States. She is a frequent visitor to Japan, entertaining multitudes of adoring fans in Kyoto, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Osaka and Nagoya. Recently, she performed in concert in Toronto and Montreal, Canada and Puerto Rico in January 2010.

Mobile Dueling Pianos

Come and experience the phenomenon that is dueling pianos! A dueling piano show is a live, all-request interactive experience, with a heavy emphasis on sing-a-long and audience participation! The performers of Mobile Dueling Pianos are prepared to play all your favorite tunes from The Beatles and Elvis to Snoop Dogg and Miley Cyrus and everything in between!

The dueling piano show format originated in New Orleans in the early 1900’s. The oldest dueling piano bar, Pat O’Brien’s, is still in operation today. Circa 1987, the style developed into the “rock n roll” style of show we’re familiar today, featuring additional instruments such as drums or comedic monologue. Today there are dueling piano bars in just about every major city in America and a few countries throughout the world.

Frank McGlynn, owner of Mobile Dueling Pianos, has been involved in the dueling piano bar circuit since the mid-2000’s, leading him to start his own company in 2014. He’s traveled abroad with cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines, even spending two years as principal entertainer for Crazy Pianos, a dueling piano company out of the Netherlands. While standard dueling piano shows take place in one location (commonly called dueling piano bars), Mobile Dueling Pianos brings the fun to you, performing at both corporate and civic events, fairs, festivals and weddings around the country!

Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett

Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, AND vocalizes. Saluting Swing to Rock: covering music from the Swing Era to early Rockabilly and Country, to Elvis Presley and more. Leading His Tribute to Benny Goodman, Dave has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops (2013) and has played the show with 35 other US and Canadian orchestras including Nashville, Detroit, Rochester, Omaha, Toronto, Vancouver, Orlando, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Portland, OR and Portland, ME, and Houston. Fifty performing arts centers across the USA have had success with his presentations.

An annual fixture at several American music festivals, Dave’s “Rockin the ‘50s” show always brings down the house! Dave pays tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis (piano and vocals), and Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley (electric guitar and vocals). Dave’s original compositions are influenced by the style of Roy Orbison, the “Soul of Rock and Roll”. Some of his annual “roots music” presenters include The Elkhart Jazz Festival, The Suncoast Classic Jazz Festival, The Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, The Southeast Clambake Music Festival, and The Redwood Coast Music Festival.

Ben Sharkey

Ben Sharkey to perform at Meadow Brook Hall

Perfectly fusing vintage old school cool and contemporary jazz, soul and pop energy and swagger, Ben Sharkey has enjoyed an extraordinary dual career over the past ten years. Since the charismatic vocalist posted his first raw home videos of himself singing Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra classics to YouTube in 2007, he has amassed over 5 million views worldwide for over 70 clips – including the professionally shot, James Bond themed original “What You’ve Given” (over 150,000 views alone!)

The Michigan native has also become one of the Motor City’s premiere live entertainers, with hundreds of performances at big house venues such as the Fillmore, Royal Oak Music Theater, and Comerica Park, also playing at jazz hotspots like Cliff Bell’s and a five year and counting residency at the Axis Lounge at the MGM Grand Detroit.


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Spend an evening at the estate with our Summer Concert Series.