The 2012 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series welcomesa stellar double-bill featuring The Sweet and The Tubes for the second to last concert of the series on the GM Riverfront stage, Aug. 10.The concert presented in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock Station 94.7 WCSX-FM and the new Soft Rock 105.1 FM will rock the riverfront stage starting a 7:30p.m.
The Sweet rose to worldwide fame as one of the most popular glam rock acts, with a musical style that evolved from a bubblegum vibe to hard rock vocals. They achieved their first hit “Funny Funny” in 1971, androcked the UK charts with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970’s, including “Block Buster,” “The Ballroom Blitz,” “Fox on the Run,” and “Love is Like Oxygen.”
The Tubes catapulted into the rock and roll limelight during the mid-1970s and continued into the 1980s with classic rock staples. With top hits like “White Punks on Dope,” “What Do You Want From Life,” “Don’t Touch Me There” and their number one Billboard hit “She’s a Beauty,” the Tubes continued to evolve and ignite the rock world with their creativity.
The Sweet will open the show at 7:30 p.m. and The Tubes will take the stage at 9 p.m.
Rockin’ on the Riverfront will continue with the final show on August 17 featuring Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad and Marshall Crenshaw. Located in the heart of the city, between the GM Renaissance Center and Detroit River, the concert seriesis a summer destination for dining and entertainment in Detroit.
Admission to the concerts is always free and no advance tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the shows from the water.
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront will provide refreshment and food concessions at several locations across the plaza. Outside food, beverages or coolers will not be permitted. Andiamo Detroit Riverfront and Joe Muer Seafood will accept dinner reservations before and after the concert and both restaurants offer outdoor patios overlooking the Detroit River and Rockin’ on the Riverfront stage.
Convenient parking is available for $5 per vehicle, starting at 5:00 p.m., at the GM surface lot at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater streets, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center.
The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is offering two viewing packages. The Andiamo Riverfront package includes a four-course dinner and overnight accommodations. The Joe Muer Seafood package includes a four course dinner, overnight accommodations and breakfast at forty-two degrees north. For reservations specify the package and call 1-800-352-0831 or visit detroitmarriott.com. Use promotional code D60.