Classic rock tribute bands, The Who Show and The Rock Show will co-headline the third concert in the 2009 Rockin’ on the Riverfront classic rock series on Friday, Aug. 7 from 8 – 10:30 p.m. The 2009 concert series sponsor is Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock Station 94.7 WCSX-FM.

The Rock Show is a Midland, Mich.-based tribute band that plays the hits of the iconic classic rock band, Journey. The band’s high-energy show – fittingly named “Don’t Stop Believing” – has won over Journey fans across the state. Expect to hear a tribute to all of Journey’s many hits from “Wheel In The Sky” to “Any Way You Want It” and “Open Arms”.

With note for note musical renditions, authentic costumes and vintage instruments, The Who Show will recreate a Who concert experience from the 1970s right on Riverfront Plaza. From classic hits such as “Teenage Wasteland” and “Pinball Wizard”, The Who Show has been thrilling audiences across the nation for more than a decade. VH1 has even noted the band as the “Most Believable 1970s Era Who Tribute”.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront will continue to feature classic rock headliners and openers every Friday through September 4, making the Riverfront Plaza the Friday night destination for food, fun and FREE concerts.

Upcoming Rockin’ on the Riverfront concerts include:

August 14 – Rare Earth original lead singer Peter Rivera, Iron Butterfly and Blues Image lead singer Mike Pinera, Sugarloaf original lead singer Jerry Corbetta and Novi, Mich. bass player Larry Prentiss, touring as the Classic Rock All Stars.
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.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront sponsors include Bridgestone, Fathead, Quicken Loans, Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, MediLodge, Motor City Harley-Davidson, Pepsi, SKYY Vodka and 94.7 WCSX-FM.

For more information, call (313) 567-6700 or visit or


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