2016 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront Concert Series

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series a special event! If you want a chance to relive those memories, enter to win a limited edition 2016 Rockin’ on the Riverfront poster, below.

Everyone knows that summer doesn’t officially begin in Detroit until the Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series begins. Where else can you count on seeing some of the most talented and enduring performers in rock n’ roll, for free, set against the iconic GMRENCEN on one side and the Detroit River on the other?


ROR Landscape


2016 marks the 11th year of the free concert series and we can’t wait to groove to some classic rock on a hot summer night. After a decade of concerts, the series is kicking of this season with a new logo and a rockin’ lineup.




Make sure to save the date for six consecutive Friday nights of free music from 8-10 p.m.


ROR Dates


This year’s rockin’ lineup includes:


Get ready to find Sweet Freedom with Michael McDonald on July 8.


Michael McDonald


Have Visions with Don Felder on July 15.


Don Felder


Blue Oyster Cult is Burnin’ for You to join a feel-good evening on the river on July 22.




Grand Funk Railroad will do The Loco-Motion on July 29.


Grand Funk Railroad


Starship Built This City and wants to rock it on August 5.




Bret Michaels ain’t looking for Nothin’ but a Good Time on August 12.




Planning on staying downtown after the concerts? Book a room at the Detroit Marriott, the official hotel of Rockin’ on the Riverfront.

What did you think about this year’s lineup? Let us know in the comment section.

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5 thoughts on “2016 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront Concert Series

  1. Friday i know that fridays rockin non the river concerts are free. i want to get up front type tickets to the BOC show on july 22nd. Are VIP type tickets for sale, or do you just need to arrive real early, or do you need to know somebody? my wife is a GM employee. does that make a difference? i would appreciate any info if you could reply. Thank you.

    1. Hi Greg, VIP tickets are only available through Andiamo or you can try to win them through WCSX or the Rockin on the Riverfront Facebook page.

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