Enjoy free outdoor music concerts across Dearborn all summer long

DEARBORN – Free outdoor concerts will be plentiful throughout the city this summer.
The city of Dearborn, the East Downtown Dearborn Development Authority (EDDDA), the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority (WDDDA) and the Ritz-Carlton Dearborn are each hosting their own series of free outdoor concerts. The lineup includes concerts on almost every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening this summer.
A Dearborn summer favorite – Music Under the Stars – offers concerts in different outdoor venues across the city at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 27.
• July 23, Dearborn’s Ford Community & Performing Arts Center east lawn – Motor City Brass Band.
• July 30, City Hall Park – Dearborn Traditional Ensemble.
• Aug. 6, Dearborn Hills Golf Course – The Sun Messengers.
• Aug. 13, Levagood Park (Dunworth Pool deck) – Steve King & Dittilies “Twist and Splash Concert.”
• Aug. 20, Schemansky Park – Henry Ford Community College Jazz Band.
• Aug. 27, Dearborn Hills Golf Course – Fifty Amp Fuse.
“Jazz On Ave” concerts – sponsored by the EDDDA and Smooth Jazz V 98.7 – take place at City Hall Park from 7to 9 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:
• July 22 — Alexander Zonjic and Friends
• July 29 — David Myles & The Mylestones
• Aug. 12 — Jessie Coleman
• Aug. 19 — Penny Wells
• Aug. 26 — The Brothers Groove.
The WDDDA hosts a concert series on Fridays at Muirhead Plaza, located next to Bryant Branch Library, 22100 Michigan Ave.
• July 24, 6 to 9 p.m. – versatile cover band Radio Active.
• Aug. 14, 6 to 9 p.m. – Motor City music veterans Merge, performing musical hits from the 1950s to contemporary.
• Aug. 21, 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Cleary Quartet
• Aug. 28, 6 to 9 p.m. –Thornetta Davis, recognized for her exceptional blues vocal performances.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn is offering “Motown in The Courtyard” from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 17. Entrance and parking are free; no reservations are required. For more information, call (313) 441-2000.
The schedule of “Motown in The Courtyard” concerts is:
• July 23 – Jaki G and Legasy
• July 30 – The Sun Messengers
• Aug. 6 – Horizon
• Aug. 13 – Mel Ball and Colours
• Aug. 20 – The Kimmie Horn Show
• Aug. 27 – KGB
• Sept. 10 – Desire
• Sept. 17 – The Kimmie Horn Show

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