Rare Earth original lead singer Peter Rivera, Iron Butterfly and Blues Image lead singer Mike Pinera and Sugarloaf original lead singer Jerry Corbetta, touring as the Classic Rock All Stars, will take the stage at the fourth concert in the 2009 Rockin’ on the Riverfront classic rock series on Friday, Aug. 14. The 2009 concert series sponsor is Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock Station 94.7 WCSX-FM.

With Rivera on drums and lead vocals, Rare Earth sold more than 25 million records and produced popular hits such as “Get Ready” and “I’m Losing You.” Rare Earth was also the first all white band signed by Motown Records. On lead vocals and guitar, Pinera found astounding success with Iron Butterfly and Blues Image, but he’s best known for bringing the world the classic rock hit ”Ride, Captain, Ride.” Former lead singer, keyboardist and founder of Sugarloaf, Corbetta helped the group find success with hits such as “Green-Eyed Lady” and “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You.”

Novi, Mich. bass player Larry Prentiss will also join the Classic Rock All Stars on the Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage. Detroit band Standing Room Only will open the show at 8 p.m., and the Classic Rock All Stars will perform from approximately 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Upcoming Rockin’ on the Riverfront concerts include:

August 21 – Foghat
August 28 – Edgar Winter
September 4 – TBD

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.


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