Summer Concert Series
Look forward to a vibrant evening at Meadow Brook’s beloved Summer Concert Series. Each of the three concerts will feature live music by some of Detroit’s best, including Dave Bennett, Kimmie Horne and Ben Sharkey.
Enjoy the music and take the opportunity to stroll the lush gardens.
The Summer Concert Series features:
- Full cash bar
- Will occur rain or shine
- See below for updated details and precautions related to COVID-19
$30 per person | $27 members | Per Concert
*Special members-only offer: Attend all three concerts for $71!
All concerts are Thursdays from 7 – 9:30 p.m.
July 16: Dave Bennett
July 30: Kimmie Horne
August 6: Ben Sharkey
Updated Event Details and COVID-19 Precautions
Please note that hors d’oeuvres will not be available, but guests are welcome to bring a picnic meal to enjoy on our grounds prior to the concert. Guests are not permitted to bring in any outside beverages. Beverages can be purchased at the cash bar located in the Garden Tent.
Check in will begin at 6 p.m. and the bar will open for beverages for those with picnic meals.
The Garden Tent will open for seating at 6:45. Meadow Brook will provide chairs but due to social distancing requirements, there will be no tables for sitting. Cocktail tables will be available for those wishing to stand.
About the Artists:
Dave Bennett | July 16
A multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett is a self-taught clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums and vocalizes. In addition to his own music, he covers music from the Swing Era to early Rockabilly and Country, to Elvis Presley, the Beatles and more. His second release, Blood Moon, which features five originals and six pop/jazz covers, hit the No 24 on the Billboard Jazz chart in 2018.
Kimmie Horne | July 30
As a descendant of the legendary songstress and actor Lena Horne, and niece of the late great singer/songwriter Cleveland Horne of the “Fantastic Four”, it is no surprise that Kimmie Horne’s talent transcends the boundaries of impeccable vocals alone. Kimmie’s songs, “I Hope You Dance,” and special arrangement of “I Will Survive,” demonstrate the undoubted blend of her talent and sophistication.
Ben Sharkey | Aug. 6
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. The Michigan native has also become one of the Motor City’s premiere live entertainers, with hundreds of performances at jazz hotspots like Cliff Bell’s and a five year and counting residency at the Axis Lounge at the MGM Grand Detroit.