Detroit natives The Romantics will rock Detroit on the GM Riverfront stage on Friday, Aug. 13 for the final concert in the 2010 Rockin’ on the Riverfront classic rock concert series, sponsored by Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock Station 94.7 WCSX-FM.

Formed on Valentine’s Day, in 1977, The Romantics are eastside Detroit boys who added a unique twist to Detroit’s rock scene. Fusing British invasion, punk and new wave sounds, they made it big with hits like “What I like about you”, “One in a million” and “Talking in your sleep.” Even 36 years later, they continue to liven up the stage with their volume, energy, and talent.

Local band Steve Kostan With The Eddie Leighton Project will open the concert at 8 p.m. and The Romantics will take the stage at approximately 9 p.m.

Admission to the concerts is free and no advance tickets are necessary. Viewing space will be on a first-come, first-served 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.

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshment and food concessions 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 invite guests to take advantage of its 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.

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


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