Catch up with Grammy nominated singer Kem before his concert this weekend
There was a lot of excitement on “Live In The D” today because we were joined by three-time Grammy nominee, Detroit singer Kem, who will be performing in town this weekend. Not only do you have a chance to enjoy his music, but you will also be a part of something that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.
UB40 is coming to Detroit
When we say “Red Red Wine,” you probably think of the song by UB40 with the same name. You may also know the song “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” or “Here I Am.” Now, the famous band is back with a new single called “Champion.” It is the latest song from UB40 and it will be on their upcoming album “UB45.”
Detroit Symphony Orchestra requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend concerts
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that it will require guests to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (48-hour PCR or six-hour antigen) to enter the Orchestra Hall and Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.
The virtual concert you have to take straight, no chaser
For Music Monday, Live in the D brought back a fun musical group called “Straight No Chaser.” The group has two certified gold albums and has sold more than a million concert tickets worldwide and one member is from the D! And get this: They use their voices in place of instruments!
Ann Arbor Summer Festival announces adapted 2021 season
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – With summer on its way, Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) is gearing up for an adapted 2021 season. On Thursday, the organization announced this summer’s festival season will include outdoor concerts and pop-up events around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Instead, from June 11 to July 3 it will hold an adapted season anchored by the Tiny TOPS and Live Here Now outdoor programs. AdThe Live Here Now program will host pop-up concerts and events in public spaces around both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, said A2SF. Learn more about Ann Arbor Summer Festival at www.a2sf.org.
Candlelight concerts hosted in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A church in Downtown Detroit is now hosting safe and socially distanced candlelight concerts. The concerts are held at St. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church on St. Antoine in partnership with event organizer Fever. “It’s actually been a special experience to be able to bring live music to people in a really safe and comfortable way. This particular experience works really well with socially distancing because were able to space everyone out,” said Bree McCormack, event manager at Fever. “It’s a nice place to be with another person and share in the music together, but also a peaceful, relaxing vibe with the candlelight,” said Julie Ford with St. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church.
Romance shines bright at these concerts by candlelight
If you are missing the excitement of going out to a concert and hearing live music somewhere that is not in your home, there is now a way to experience it. Classical By Candlelight is a small concert, with masked performers, where music ranging from Bach to Miles Davis fills the room. The concerts were brought here by the company, Fever Up, and the concept began in historic churches in Spain. Now you can enjoy the wonder of live music, in a romantic setting, during a night out after hours. Watch the video above to learn more about the Classical By Candlelight concerts.
A Detroit native is back to celebrate the blues virtually for Concert of Colors
Concert of Colors is the largest, free world music and diversity festival in the Midwest. Jason Carr spoke with Don Was, a Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer from Oak Park whose music is featured in the concert. Don says that the concert feels like a homecoming for him. JYYou can watch the concert virtually now through October 11th on Detroit Public TV and its website, or listen to it on 101.9 FM. For more information visit concertofcolors.comWatch the video for a taste of Concert of Colors.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra begins their digital concert series
COVID-19 may be limiting the ability for live audiences, but the Detroit Symphony Orchestra isn’t letting that stop them from bringing live music back to the city. The DSO is beginning its 2020 season virtually this week, with a digital concert series that will broadcast live performances on Thursday and Friday nights. The broadcasts will be available to watch at the DSO website, along with information about tickets, events, and how to watch. He says that the switch to virtual performances gave them the opportunity to try out new pieces that wouldn’t normally be performed in live concert. Bignamini said “We are energized at the opportunity to perform as an ensemble again and bring world class music into homes across Detroit and beyond.”
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to broadcast three Not Too Close events this week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Missed Ann Arbor Summer Festivals Not Too Close summer concerts? At 8 p.m. from Thursday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 22, A2SF will broadcast three concerts on its social media pages. Each performance has been recorded and edited by the Ann Arbor District Library. In an email, A2SF said that concerts from the Aug. 13 Not Too Close events will be broadcast next week but details have not been announced. In July, A2SF announced that it would host a series of limited capacity outdoor events at different locations around Ann Arbor.
Ticket sales open for University Musical Societys 142nd season
Mich Tickets are now on sale for the University Musical Societys 142nd season, along with new safety protocols for in-person performances. UMS has released a list of strategies they will be using to help enforce social distancing at their live venues. Some of the changes concert-goers might see in the upcoming season are capacity reductions, timed entries and exits, and shorter performances without intermissions. To address the cancelled events, and even when performances return to live venues, UMS will be offering refunds or exchanges for tickets this season, no questions asked. Like what youre reading? For more information on buying tickets for UMS events you can visit ums.org or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival announces new Not Too Close summer events
A new round of free events have been announced by the Ann Arbor Summer Festival as part of its Not Too Close event series. The series kicked off at the end of July and offers socially distanced concerts and movies at locations around Ann Arbor. Heres what is scheduled so far:Concerts3 p.m. on Aug. 13 -- LaRon Williams5:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 -- Sumkali7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 -- Dani DarlingMovies10.p.m. Participants at Not Too Close events are required to wear masks unless in their assigned area. The Not Too Close events are offered as part of the Ann Arbor District Librarys Summer Game and sponsored by KLA.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to host live concerts, movies
ANN ARBOR Its usual roster of events may have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the Ann Arbor Summer Festival is kicking off live summer concerts and movies on Thursday. Working with the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department, AASF is introducing its limited capacity Not Too Close events. Each event is limited to 100 people who will be socially distanced. The Not Too Close live concerts and movies are offered as part of the Ann Arbor District Librarys Summer Game. Learn more about the Not Too Close events here.
Ann Arbors The Ark launches fundraiser to make sure music lives on
It launched the free Ark Family Room Series in April and offers between 15 to 20 virtual programs a month. It wants to raise $25,000 to keep funding programs, like its Ark Family Room Series, that go beyond Ann Arbor. Some supporters are local and loyal fans of the music venue, but others are in Australia, Ireland and the state of Washington. Currently, it is working to develop ticketed events and is exploring ways to make virtual programs more enriching and engaging for patrons. RelatedJeff Daniels to perform at The Ark in Ann ArborAnn Arbor music hub hosts award-winning lineup during the Ark Family Room July concerts
New music from Trey Simon on Music Monday
Music Monday is still doing things a little different these days. For Music Monday this week Tati chatted with singer/songwriter Trey Simon. Trey has a new single titled Speak to Me being released on June 22nd. Worship music and church has been such an anchor in my life, said Trey. Watch the video to see Trey perform his song When the Lights Turn On.
7 concert films you should watch if you’re really missing live music
Some experts believe it could be more than a year until live concerts return to our daily lives, which is heartbreaking for people who love seeing live music. So until then, the next best thing to do is watch a concert movie from one of your favorite artists. Look no further than Beyoncé's “Homecoming,” her live concert that was filmed in 2018 when she headlined Coachella, the Southern California music festival. From the costumes, dancing and marching band music arrangements, Beyoncé transformed Coachella into “Beychella,” and we’re lucky enough that the entire show is documented. Not only is Timberlake’s music incredible catchy, but the production value that went into this show, especially the choreography, makes it worth visiting.