The Ferndale Library Summer Concert Series brings top tier talent from around the state of Michigan to perform for the Ferndale community. On Tuesday, July 17, Nadir Omowale and the band will bring the FUNK to Funky Ferndale!
Songs by Detroit rockers + songs that celebrate Detroit rock music, curated by the highly sought-after, award-winning producer from Detroit. Feat. Mike Ellison; Mick Collins; Wayne Kramer; Susan Calloway; Laura Rain; Jessica Hernandez; Kenny Watson; Nadir Omowale; Steffanie Christi’an, cohost Ann Delisi + Revue House Band: Sweet Pea Atkinson, Donald Ray Mitchell, Sir Harry Bowens, Brian Roscoe White, Wayne Gerard, Luis Resto, Dave McMurray, Rayse Biggs, Ron Pangborn, Ron Otis + Don Was.
River Days 2018, located on the Detroit Riverfront, is a celebration of music, food, and fun. This festival features delicious food from around Michigan, carnival rides, endless activities, and some of the greatest talent in Metro Detroit.
Soaring Eagle Music Stage Schedule
The best of metro Detroit’s classic rock, country, funk and soul bands will play on the Soaring Eagle Stage, located along on the GM Plaza in front of the Renaissance Center.
Nadir and the band will bring the heat at 2:30pm
Currents Music Festival features 12 bands with 12 hours of stellar original music, a Beer Garden featuring craft beer from River’s Edge Brewery, Draught Horse, and Drafting Table. The event is free with a $2 cover for the Beer Garden. There will also be food from local restaurants available.
Here’s the Lineup:
The Messenger Birds
The Social Bandits
Laura Rain and The Caesars
Nina & The Buffalo Riders
The Hacky Turtles
Sons of Ditches
Vinotecca features a wine bar, a small plates menu and world cuisine. Bassist Christopher Spooner, drummer/percussionist Lauren Johnson and guitarist/vocalist Nadir Omowale will bring a full course helping of the funk.
Vinotecca is located at 210 S. Old Woodward Avenue in downtown Birmingham.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit Vinotecca’s web site www.vinotecca.com or call 248-203-6600.
“The Year of Living Stevie” is host Daryl Bean’s biweekly podcast about life, creativity, and the music of Stevie Wonder. In each episode, musicians explore Stevie’s influence, and the affect his music has had on them.
In this episode, musician/vocalist/songwriter/
One FUNomenally Funky Night of Detroit style grooves!
Kat’s Funkaholic is a rocking funky group of top notch musicians playing songs from her CDs plus covers of Prince, Rick James, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Time, Bruno Mars and more!
Nadir opens the show with his funky trio featuring Christopher Spooner and Lauren Johnson. It’s gonna be a nasty, stanky, funky night!
Purged, a multi-faceted multimedia exhibit, is all about the art of metamorphosis. Detroit artist Nancy J. Rodwan requested that people she knows give her items they’d been meaning to dispose of but for some reason had stored away in their closets, attics, basements, or garages. Everyone she asked enthusiastically offered her a variety of things ranging from old electronics and clothing to books and kitchen utensils – all of which she completely transformed into art.
Examples of the paintings, sculptures, assemblages, collages, and fiber art Rodwan created from cast-off detritus include: A bold doll-like figure called “The Deity of Funk Stitched Together from Jive Ass Slippers” made from the leather baby shoes donated by musician Nadir Omowale; A majestic horse head-shaped wooden sculpture called “Gizo’s Great Horse” carved from a piece of molding from an old Detroit building given to her by Olyami Dabls, the artist and founder of Dabls African Bead Museum; A sculpture suggesting a robotic hand crafted from pieces of a typewriter salvaged frthe former headquarters of the Detroit Free Press by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and talk show host Stephen Henderson.
“How Cool is That” was inspired by a pair of Wonder Woman dolls donated by Detroit radio legend Ann Delisi. Nancy Rodwan explains:
“I am a big fan of Ann Delisi’s show Essential Music on Detroit’s WDET and listen to it in my studio regularly. The deep thought, research and pure fun she puts into her program inspires me. Ann can often be heard saying – how cool is that? – when something strikes her fancy. It makes me smile every time she says it. I wanted to create something fun with the dolls. I asked Nadir Omowale to write a funky love song titled “How Cool Is That?” and I created a stop-motion film featuring the lovebird dolls.
Funk Assassin Nadir Omowale, bass ninja Christopher Spooner and super drummer Lauren Johnson present a Power Funk Trio set as part of a benefit for the Musician Friends of Porter Creasman Trust Fund. Other artists on the bill include Greg Blucher, Jason Milan and Anthony Retka.
Musician Friends of Porter was established for the young son of local musician Brandon Creasman who passed away in 2010. Creasman’s son Porter is autistic, and music has been very therapeutic in his development. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Porter Lorien Creasman Support Trust.
HAMTRAMCK MUSIC FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR 2018!
Now in its fifth year, Hamtramck Music Fest returns to fill Hamtramck with four nights of local music starting Thursday, March 1. For one weekend bands from all over Michigan will take over the town and perform in Hamtramck’s dive bars, music venues, and PLAV halls.
For the price of a $10 wristband, guests can roam Hamtramck for three days and nights of live music. If you’re in need of a new favorite local band, this is your festival to find them.
Hamtramck Music Fest Kickoff Party!
Ghost Light Hamtramck Schedule:
Bar opens @ 7p
Music @ 8p
Funny Burger on the grill all night
For more information visit hamtramckmusicfest.com
Presented by Planet Ant| a 501(c)(3) non-profit