Your Guide To Detroit River Days Festival

GM River Days presented by the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, returns June 24-26, 2016.  This one of a kind festival  takes place along the Detroit Riverfront – from the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Terminal & Dock just west of the GM Renaissance Center, to Rivard Plaza and the William G. Milliken State Park. River Days is a celebration of Detroit’s RiverWalk with activities on land and water.  Experience all the RiverWalk has to offer, from the tall ships, jet-ski demos and riverboat tours to live music, sand sculptures, kids activities, delicious eats and much more!

Admission to GM River Days is $3 before 3pm and $5 after 3pm to support the non-profit Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.  GM River Days is FREE to enter on Friday between 11am-5pm.

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Yoga on the River

Beginners and experienced yogis alike are invited to participate in “Yoga on the River.” The community event is Hosted by Detroit Bikram and takes place in the idyllic setting on the GM Plaza overlooking the Detroit River on Saturday, June 25 at 9:30 a.m. before GM River Days.

Zip Line Rides 

Daredevil festival goers will get a bird’s eye view of the Detroit River, GM Renaissance Center and State Park with zip line rides available. Thrill seekers will get to fly 300-feet across the sky. This festival feature is the longest, fastest mobile zip line available and allows two people to zip simultaneously on two lines 34 feet in the air.

Tuskeegee Air Show

This year’s GM River Days celebration will include an airshow Friday at 1:00pm, Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 starting at 4:00 p.m. each day. The show is being staged by the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum. The show will include something for everyone.

Diamond Jack River Boat Tours

Diamond Jacks River Tours will be docked at Rivard Plaza during River Days!  Festivalgoers will be able to take 1-hour tours and experience the sights along the newly refurbished RiverWalk from the Detroit River.

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Quicken Loans National Stage
Located between Schweitzer & Rivard on Atwater

Friday, June 24, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.             Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men (Rock and Roll)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.             Laith Al-Saadi (Soul)
8:40 to 10:00 p.m.           B-52s (New Wave)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.                Tuskeegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:30 to 6:00 p.m.                Brielle  (R&B)
6:45 to 7:45 p.m.                SWV (R&B)
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.              Patti LaBelle (R&B)

Sunday, June 26, 2016                                                          

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.                Tuskeegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.                Notorious featuring Leslie Nelson  (R&B, Soul, Funk)
6:45 to 7:45 p.m.                Jeffery Osborne (R&B)
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.              Mint Condition (R&B)

Chevy Stage
located on GM Plaza outside the GM Wintergarden

Friday, June 24, 2016
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.          Mia Green (Acoustic Pop)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.              Off The Ledge (Funky, Folky, Blues)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.              Teddy Richards (Singer/Songwriter)
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.              1592 (Reggae/Rock)  
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.              Pete ‘Big Dog’ Fetters and The Bourbon Street Blues Band (Blues)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.              Carolyn Striho (Indie Rock/Pop)
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.            Paul Lamb & The Detroit Breakbown (Classic Rock/Blues Rock)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.            BIKRAM YOGA                  
11:30 to 12:30 p.m.          Katelynn Corll (Acoustic/Singer Songwriter)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.              Awkward Theory (Alternative Hip Hop)
2:30 to 3:45 p.m.              Austin Scott (Americana)
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.              Tuskeegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.              The Native Howl (Mix of bluegrass and metal)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.              The Reefermen (Rock)
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.            Stone Clover (Irish Americana Rock)

Sunday, June 26, 2016
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.            YOGA                  
11:30 to 12:30 a.m.          Cayenne & Ginger (Acoustic pop)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.              Shay Lewis (Pop/R&B)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.              Carcosa (Alternative rock)
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.              Tuskeegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.              Sam Van Wagoner (Acoustic Pop, Rock, & Blues)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.              Laura Rain & The Caesars (Retro Soul)
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.            Larry Lee & Back in the Day (Funk R&B)

Michigan Lottery Stage
located near the Beaubien and Atwater Entrance

Friday, June 24, 2016
12:00 to 12:45 p.m.           Trey Connor (Acoustic/Folk, Pop/Rock)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.               Boudoir Noir (Dreamy, cabaret pop)
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.               Alison Albrecht (Acoustic and Roots)
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.               Telephon9 (Electro Pop)
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.               The Ruiners (Garage Rock, Biker, Bubble Gum, Rockabilly)
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.               Inohs Sivad Evolution (Funk, Rock, Soul)
9:00 to 10:00 p.m.             JCanady & The Soul Nyce Band (Jazz, funk, Fusion, Soul)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
12:00 to 12:45 p.m.           Sophia Avocado (Mixed Genre)
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.               Inner Mitten Blues (Blues/Rock/hip-hop)
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.               Lilac Lungs (Pop/Alternative)
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.               Tuskeegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.               Roots Vibrations (Reggae/Soca/Caribbean music)
6:45 to 8:00 p.m.               Last Call (New country rock)
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.             Bobby Murray (Blues. Rockin' soulful, blues)

Sunday, June 26, 2016
12:00 to 12:45 p.m.           Emily Rose (Folk)
1:15 to 2:15 p.m.               Dragon Wagon (Acoustic folk-rock/Americana/bluegrass)
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.               Blood & Wine (Heavy Alternative Rock)
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.               Tuskeegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.               Oak City Roots (Indie Folk/Rock)
6:45 to 8:00 p.m.               The Dave Hamilton Band (Pop, Funk, Rock)
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.             The Orbitsuns (Outlaw Country)


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