Rock band Foghat will heat up the stage on Friday, Aug. 21 for the fifth concert in the 2009 Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series, sponsored by Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock Station 94.7 WCSX-FM.
Foghat is the recipient of several awards including a platinum record for their Fool For The City album, which included their trademark song "Slow Ride" and cemented their place as one of the world’s top rock acts. Throughout the 70’s, they continued to hit the charts with hit singles such as "I Just Wanna Make Love To You", "I’ll Be Standing By" and “Stone Blue”. Today, Foghat is fronted by Detroit native and former Ted Nugent lead singer, Charlie Huhn.
Michigan-based guitar/harmonica duo Griff and John's Afterhours Experience will open the show at 8 p.m., and Foghat will perform from approximately 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Rockin’ on the Riverfront will continue to feature classic rock headliners every Friday through September 4.
Upcoming Rockin’ on the Riverfront concerts include:
August 28 – Edgar Winter
September 4 – Randy Bachman (performing the hits of his former bands the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
Admission to the concerts is free and no advance tickets are necessary. Viewing space will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and people are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are invited to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the view of the stage from the water.
Food and refreshment concessions from Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will be available at several locations on the plaza. Outside food, beverages or coolers will not be permitted. Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will accept dinner reservations before and after the concert and invites guests to take advantage of its gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking the Detroit River.
Convenient parking is available for $5 per vehicle at the GM surface lot at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center.