Calling all rock fans! The Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is back and better than ever. The free concert series returns to the riverfront for a 13th year of legendary rock ‘n’ roll bands.
Join us for a summer of rock Friday evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. on July 13. Rockers of all ages are welcome, admission is free and the weather will hopefully be in our favor. Fans are welcome to begin setting up chairs on the GM Plaza at 5 p.m.
Check out this year’s lineup below!
July 13 – Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe
Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe has entertained rock fans independently and as the lead vocalist for rock band Mötley Crüe with hits “Dr. Feelgood,” “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Home Sweet Home” for the last 30 years.
July 20 – Uncle Kracker
Mount Clemens native and country-rock crooner Uncle Kracker has reached double-platinum success with his album, “Double Wide” and Billboard Hot 100 success with hits “Follow Me,” “Drift Away” and “In a Little While.”
July 27 – John Kay and Steppenwolf
Legendary rock group John Kay and Steppenwolf have released five albums since 1980 and boast sales in excess of 20 million units worldwide. Their best hits include “Feed the Fire,” “Rock & Roll Rebels” and “Hold On.”
Aug. 3 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas is returning to the Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage for a record fifth time! The group dominated the 80s and 90s airwaves with hits like “Jane,” “We Built This City,” “No Way Out” and “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now.” Mickey Thomas joined as Starship lead vocalist in 1979.
Aug. 10 – Survivor
Survivor released their first album in 1980 and is best known for their 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger.” New lead vocalist Cameron Barton is now breathing new life into 80s hits “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High On You” and “The Search is Over.”
Aug. 17 – War
War fuses elements of rock, funk, jazz, rhythm and blues to create a sound of their own. They debuted to international success with the overall bestselling album of 1973, “The World is a Ghetto,” and have had continued success with hits “Spill the Wine,” “The Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”
Opening acts for these bands will be selected through WCSX’s Rockin’ Wars contests, where local bands compete in a Battle of the Bands style competition to rock out on the riverfront. WCSX is also hosting My Kid Rocks! a contest where one Southeastern Michigan kids’ band will have the chance to perform a set before a national act.
Are you excited about this year’s lineup? Let us know who you’re most excited to see in the comment section below!