April 23, 2014

32nd Annual Homecoming: Fireworks, Food, Car Cruise

Dearborn Homecoming Car Cruise and Car Show

DEARBORN, Michigan - The City of Dearborn’s Homecoming festival will celebrate its 32nd year August 5-7 at Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill.  The annual event is made possible in part by presenting sponsor Oakwood Healthcare. As always, it will feature spectacular fireworks Saturday and Sunday, courtesy of major fireworks sponsor Westborn Chrysler Jeep, with additional support from sponsor Kenwal Steel Corp. And, the festival is famous for nationally known entertainment Saturday and Sunday, along with three days of fun for the whole family. This year, the City is joining with … [Read more...]

Free Outdoor Concert Series Continues in Dearborn

Fifty Amp Fuse

DEARBORN, Michigan – The City of Dearborn is boosting the opportunities to hear free music in outdoor settings by offering three Music Under the Starts Concerts in July and August. Music Under the Stars is a long-standing tradition in the city, and this year concerts began on Thursday, July 21, at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course, featuring Rockestra. On Thursday, August 11, regional favorite Sun Messengers will entertain swimmers and park-goers at Dunworth Pool at Levagood Park. And on Thursday, August 25, Fifty Amp Fuse will return to the Dearborn Hills Golf Course. All … [Read more...]

Discounted Tickets for Homecoming On Sale Now

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DEARBORN, Michigan – Act now and save money when purchasing all-day wrist bands for the carnival at the 2011 Homecoming at Ford Field Park in Dearborn August 5-7. Advanced sales of all-day wrist bands are $12, plus a $1 service fee, from now until 11:59 p.m. on August 4 at www.wadeshowsinc.com. The carnival is open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-7. Online purchasers print a receipt, and bring that, along with their I.D., to the carnival ticket booth onsite at the festival to exchange it for an all-day wrist band for that day. Purchasers do not have to … [Read more...]

Hotel California to Headline Dearborn Homecoming

DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn won’t have to “stop believing” as “Frontiers— The Journey Tribute,” takes center stage at this year’s 32nd Homecoming festival August 5-7. The band will rock out on the Main Stage at Ford Field Park in Dearborn on Saturday, Aug. 6, starting at 8:30 p.m. Touring all across the United States and performing at venues such as The House of Blues, the group is known as “THE national full-time touring tribute to Journey.” Featuring vocalist Jeremey Hunsicker, the group caught the attention of Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain and founding member and guitarist Neal … [Read more...]

Danny Brooks and Sarah Dalton at 4thFridays on June 24

Danny Brooks

DEARBORN, Michigan - This Friday night, June 24th, beautiful melodies will be wafting through the walls of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. 4thFridays, a monthly coffeehouse event, will be showcasing blues artist Danny Brooks and singer/songwriter Sarah Dalton. As always - Rufus Harris and band will also share some tunes. Danny Brooks is an original. He "walks the walk". With stories that can make your arm hair prickle and melodies  infused with redemption, his music weaves authenticity and passion together. He considers performing an act of service and display of love, … [Read more...]

Free Outdoor Concerts All Summer in Dearborn

Alexander Zonjic

DEARBORN, Michigan – Free outdoor concerts highlight the summer in Dearborn, with music playing Wednesdays and Fridays in east and west Dearborn, respectively. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and stake out a good spot for great music on a summer evening. On Wednesdays, the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority (EDDDA) teams up with V98.7 Smooth Jazz HD and WWJ Newsradio to present Jazz On The Ave at Dearborn City Hall Park, 13615 Michigan Avenue at Schaefer. Sponsors for the series include Oakwood Healthcare, the Dearborn Community Fund, The Times-Herald, Press & Guide and … [Read more...]

Free Summer Concerts Scheduled for West Dearborn

DEARBORN, MI — Residents, businesses and visitors to Dearborn are encouraged to reserve Friday evenings to attend a free outdoor mini-concert series sponsored by the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority (WDDDA). All concerts take place in the Muirhead Plaza, adjacent to the Bryant Library on Michigan Avenue. All are 6:30 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. June 17:  The first concert features the Big Band Sound of Al Tedrick - Combo Featuring Bill Heart. July 1:  Concert goers will be entertained by a return performance of the Beat Club - a Beatles Tribute Band. This band looks … [Read more...]

4thFridays Features Chuck Tocco, Mleczko and Harris

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DEARBORN, Michigan - Kick off  a memorable Memorial Day weekend with great music at the 4thFridays coffeehouse this Friday, May 27th -- at the Dearborn Community and Performing Arts Center in studio A. Chuck Tocco and Dan Mleczko will be sharing their music, along with Rufus Harris. Chuck Tocco is motivated and driven by love. He aims to deliver a message of hope to man, and glory to God. His musical influences stem from the Beatles, the David Crowder Band, and Bob Dylan and his voice has been likened to that of Damien Rice, John Lennon, and David Grey. Chuck began playing guitar … [Read more...]

Violin and Cello Student Recital May 21

A cello student practices at the Henry Ford estate by the Rouge River

DEARBORN, Michigan – Local students from Dearborn and surrounding communities will present a free violin and cello recital in the classical tradition at the Henry Ford Centennial Library Auditorium on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm. The students range from beginning to advanced performers and have been preparing under the direction of both Joseph Deller and Brandon Cota. Deller conducts at the Dearborn Youth Symphony and also has an outreach program in Flint called the Troubadours. Cota is a local musical instructor. Both men are involved with the Michigan Philharmonic, the … [Read more...]

Vanguard Voices to Premier in Six New Choral Works

Vanguard Voices

DEARBORN, Michigan - Vanguard Voices, directed by G. Kevin Dewey, will present its Vanguard Premieres concert on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. at the Michael A. Guido Theater, 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn. Reserved tickets for the concert are $12 and $8 and are available from the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center box office at (313) 943-2354. The concert will feature two winning and four honorable mention compositions from the fourth Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition contest, which received 105 entries from composers of 15 nationalities and 13 different countries. The … [Read more...]