Concert Series at The Great Estate

Lose yourself in a beautiful evening of music and atmosphere at Meadow Brook.

The Concert Series at the Great Estate is a lively evening of music and atmosphere at Meadow Brook. Bring a date or some friends to enjoy live performances by some of Metro Detroit’s most talented musicians in the Garden Tent.

Come early to explore the grounds and bring your own picnic. This popular evening includes a cash bar.

Concert sERIES features:

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



June 23 | Ben Sharkey

July 15 | Collision Six

July 29 | Kimmie Horne

August 12 | Dave Bennett

October 29 | Parallel Fifth


$30 per person | $27 Meadow Brook Members | Per Concert

6 p.m. Check in begins and cash bar opens
7 – 9:30 p.m. Concert

Reservations are required.


About the Artists:

Ben Sharkey

Ben Sharkey

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.

Collision Six

Collision Six is a fun, energetic and versatile cover band that has been lighting up the stage in the Midwest since 2002. While keeping residencies at Motor City and MGM Casino, the band has focused on celebrating life’s big moments at weddings and events for the past decade.

Their performance builds as they transition smoothly from song to song, mixing and mashing up songs that span the generations, and feeding off the audience. Collision Six has put together a show for all ages, and they’ve done it with 100% live music. You’re not going to want to miss this show!

Kimmie Horne

Kimmie Horne singing

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.

Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett with clarinet

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.

Parallel Fifth

Parallel Fifth BandParallel Fifth is the real deal, delivering music from all decades and all genres with energy and authority.

With a set list designed to keep the dance floor moving, this band has been “the buzz” of the Detroit Music Scene for the past 5 years.

They work hard in the weeks leading up to an event and want to know every detail and expectation so they can deliver as promised.

Their number one goal is to make your guests forget about the world for a while and relish in the moment. Lorio Ross Entertainment is overjoyed to represent Parallel Fifth and we look forward to introducing this great new band to you and your guests.


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