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Music in the Park Events in Southeast Michigan

The 2014 summer concerts are in full gear. Grab the kids, blankets, favorite snacks and head to shows in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Round up your kids and load up your car: Outdoor concerts are happening all over metro Detroit. And most are free! Sing along and dance to some of your favorite tunes at a local park this summer and enjoy quality family time. Why not make a day of it? (Some venues charge a small fee for parking or admission, so don't let one penny go to waste!) So pack your sunscreen, ponchos, umbrellas, sweaters or whatever you need to spend the day appreciating music in the park.

Macomb County

Summer Sounds Presented by Motor City Co-Op Credit Union

  • Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 4-8 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays and Memorial Day
  • Dates: daily, May 24-Sept. 1, 2014
  • Address: The Mall at Partridge Creek, 17420 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-226-0330

This concert series, now in its seventh year, features music from Sun Messengers, Boogie Dynomite, Parrots of the Caribbean, The Square Pegz, Big Will and The 360 Degree Band and many more.

Music at the Market and Concerts at the Square in Warren

  • Times: Market: noon June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, Aug. 3, 17; Square: 7 p.m. July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17
  • Dates: Sundays, June 8-Aug. 17
  • Where: Warren City Square, 1 City Square
  • Phone: 586-264-0959

In the Market series, catch Sentimental Journey June 8, The Royal Blackbirds June 15, Second Chance June 22, Laughing Madmen June 29, The U.S. Army Reserve Command Band July 6, Disabled Grace July 13, Rockstar July 20, Total Rehab Band Aug. 3 and Lucy and Steve Aug. 17. The Square series has Alan Turner & The Steel Horse Band July 20, The Sound Alternative July 27, The Persuasion Band Aug. 3, Rhythm Society Orchestra Aug. 10 and Masters of Music Big Band (Minus 9) Aug. 17.

Nashville in the Neighborhood

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Dates: Wednesdays, June 11, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3, 2014
  • Address: Stage in front Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-469-4168

Nashville comes to Macomb County this summer by way of 99.5 WYCD. Grab your cowboy boots and come to downtown Mount Clemens for a free country concert featuring some of your favorite artists, like Jason Michael Carroll, Paulina Jayne, Gunner and the Grizzly Boys and Parmalee.

Riversight and Sound Concert

  • Time: 8 p.m.-dusk
  • Date: Friday, June 27, 2014
  • Address: Clinton Riverfront Park, across from city hall at 1 Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-469-4168

Air Margaritaville gets things rocking. Families are welcome to bring coolers with food and beverages. Note: The annual fireworks show launches at 10 p.m., after the concert.

Summer Concerts and Kids Day in Shelby Township

  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Dates: Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2014
  • Address: Shelby Township Municipal Grounds, 52700 Van Dyke Ave. (July 23 6:30 p.m. Kids' Day is at River Bends Park, south side of 22 Mile Road, just west of Shelby Road)
  • Phone: 586-731-0300

Kids get treated to music and movies at this community event. Square Pegz deliver '80s and '90s tunes July 9, Marley-ritaville Band mashes up Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffet July 16 and country rocker Justine Blazer is July 30. The can't miss Kids' Day is July 23, complete with climbing wall and movie Despicable Me.

Music in the Park in Macomb Township

  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Dates: Thursdays, July 10, 17 and 24, 2014
  • Address: Macomb Corners Park, 25 Mile Road (one mile east of Romeo Plank Road), Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-992-2900

These 90-minute shows go rain or shine! Includes a cool Kidzone play area with fun, games and surprise guests. Music acts include Brian Lorente and the Usual Suspects July 10, The Jerry Ross Band July 17 and Fifty Amp Fuse on July 24. Concessions are available for purchase.

Oakland County

Summer Concert Series in Milford

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Dates: Thursdays, June 5-Aug. 14, 2014 (except Aug. 7, which is the week of the Milford Memories Summer Festival)
  • Address: Central Park, 151 N. Main St., Milford
  • Phone: 248-684-9719

This local series dishes up lots of tunes, traditionally including jazz, pop, nostalgic rock 'n' roll, country and more. Check ahead for the current list.

Friday Nights Music Series in Auburn Hills

  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Dates: Fridays, June 6-Aug. 22, 2014 (except July 4; there's an additional show Saturday July 21)
  • Address: Riverside Park, 3311 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-370-9353

Start your weekend off with live music every Friday night. Performances include Sound Proof (June 27), The Crutches (July 25) and kid-friendly Chautauqua Express (Aug. 8).

Eat to the Beat Lunchtime Series

  • Time: noon-2 p.m.
  • Dates: June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, 2014 (second Thursday of the month)
  • Address: City Centre Plaza, Central Park Boulevard one block west of Evergreen between Civic Center Drive and 11 Mile Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4620

Enjoy your lunch from a variety of food trucks and catch a concert, too. Catch The Straight Ahead jazz ensemble (June 12), Laura Rain and the Caesars (July 10), Carl Cafagna & Friends Organ Trio (Aug. 14) and The Sun Messengers (Sept. 11).

Concerts in the Park in Clarkston

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.; local talent performs at 6:30 p.m.
  • Dates: Fridays, June 13-July 18, 2014
  • Address: Depot Park, near Depot and South Holcomb roads, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-625-8055

Depot Park is boasts Friday night concerts, which feature music from Outer Vibe (June 13), Magic Bus (June 20), Stardusters Big Band (June 27), Rusty Wright Band (July 11) and more.

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