The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman will hit the Detroit Riverfront Plaza for 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.
Born in Winnipeg, Canada, guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer Randy Bachman has become a legendary figure in rock and roll, earning more than 120 gold and platinum albums/singles worldwide for performing and producing.
Bachman first scored Billboard success with his band, The Guess Who, in 1965 with the song, “Shakin' All Over”. By 1970, The Guess Who had sold more records than the entire Canadian recording industry with their hits, “These Eyes”, “Laughing”, “Undun”, “No Sugar Tonight” and “American Woman”.
In 1970, Bachman formed Brave Belt – a country rock group experimenting with new musical styles, which eventually evolved into Bachman-Turner Overdrive, known for their hits such as “Let it Ride”, “Roll on Down The Highway”, “Takin' Care of Business” and “You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet”.
Bachman will perform from approximately 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Backstage Pass will open the show at 8 p.m. Edgar Winter will play in a rescheduled concert on Sept. 11 to officially conclude the series.
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.