WCSX’s Riverfront Celebrates 10 Years
May 29, 2015
Celebrating a decade of classic rock on the Detroit riverfront, the General Motors Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series returns this summer to strike a chord in the D. Kicking off on Friday, July 10, the annual concert series will welcome rockers of all ages to the riverfront plaza, between the GM Ren Cen and Detroit River, to enjoy six consecutive Friday evenings of music from 8-10 p.m. Special this year in honor of the tenth anniversary, organizers have announced the addition of an encore performance featuring Eddie Money on Friday, Aug. 21.
“Ten years is a long time, and we really wanted this milestone year to be special,” said Claudia Killeen, General Motors Renaissance Center Development manager. “Rockin’ on the Riverfront would not be possible without the thousands of fans who come out each year to the support the shows, and adding another night of music to the schedule is our way of thanking ROR fans.”
This year’s complete lineup includes:
- July 10: The Doobie Brothers invite you to Listen to the Music for a feel good evening on the Detroit River.
- July 17: .38 Special will be Rockin’ into the Night with the Motor City.
- July 24: Dennis DeYoung of Styx will invite rockers to Come Sail Away.
- July 31: Burton Cummings of The Guess Who will serenade Detroiters with hits like These Eyes and Stand Tall.
- Aug.7: Credence Clearwater Revisited will be rollin’ on the river to Proud Mary.
- Aug. 14: Kansas will Carry on the rockin’ with the Motor City’s Wayward Sons.
- ENCORE Aug. 21: Eddie Money will take Two Tickets to Paradise and serenade the Motor City’s rockers.
Admission to the concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the shows from the water.
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshments and food concessions at several locations across the plaza. Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and Joe Muer Seafood will accept dinner reservations before and after the concert and both restaurants offer outdoor patios overlooking the Detroit River and the General Motors Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage.
The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the official hotel of the General Motors Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series and is located adjacent to center stage. Make a night out of your visit downtown and stay in one of the newly renovated guestrooms so it’s just a quick elevator ride home from the concert. For reservations call 1-800-352-0831 or visit the website.
Convenient parking is available for $5 per vehicle, starting at 5 p.m. at the GM surface lot located at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater streets, adjacent to the GM Ren Cen.
Once again this year, fans are invited to help select the opening bands during the “Rockin’ Wars.” Now through June 12, bands will “battle it out” for the opportunity to open for event headliners. Fans can watch videos of the contestants on http://wcsx.com/rockinontheriverfront2015/ and vote for their favorite artists. The top five contestants will have the opportunity to rock out on the riverfront stage.
The 2015 General Motors Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is sponsored in partnership with Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Andiamo Italia and Greektown Casino.
Stay in tune with the latest updates and information on the 2015 General Motors Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series by visiting www.facebook.com/RockinontheRiverfront, or follow the conversation on Twitter using #Rockin10.
About the GM Ren Cen
One of Detroit’s most iconic skyscrapers, the GM Ren Cen serves as the global headquarters for General Motors Corporation. Located along the international riverfront since 1977, the GM Ren Cen reaches across 5.5 million square feet of prime real estate and is divided into seven towers of office, retail and lodging space. Welcoming more than 15,000 visitors and employees to the building each day, it provides an array of dining, shopping and meeting opportunities, including eateries like Coach Insignia, Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and Joe Muer Seafood, as well as the 71-story Detroit Marriott hotel, a conference center and more. The building also hosts the annual General Motors Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series each summer. For more information, visit www.gmrencen.com. Connect with the GM Ren Cen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Trip Advisor.