Chene Park’s Summer Concert Season Kicks Off May 27

Tickets for a diverse lineup of Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin and 80s shows available at Box Office and Ticketmaster

Detroit, May 25, 2018 – Chene Park Amphitheatre, Detroit’s premiere summer concert venue located along the Detroit River, fires up its summer season May 27, and runs through Labor Day weekend. The venue’s summer concert season includes more than 25 shows featuring a diverse range of Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin and 80s acts. Music lovers are welcomed to purchase tickets at the Chene Park Box Office and through Tickets are available starting at $19.*

This summer, Chene Park’s renown Wednesday Jazzy Nights series lineup includes Will Downing, June 6; David Sanborn, June 13; Jody Watley, June 20; An Evening with Branford Marsalis, June 27; Norman Brown, July 11; Boney James, July 18; Kamasi Washington, July 25; Peabo Bryson, August 1; Damien Escobar, August 8; Jean-Luc Ponty, August 15; Raheem DeVaughn, August 22; and Rachelle Ferrell, August 29. National acts such as Mike Phillips, Bobby Caldwell, Carmen Rodgers, Will Holton and The Hamiltones will open shows throughout the season. The series will showcase many Detroiters including Mark Mixx & Tha Street Jazz Cartel, Tim Bowman, Sean Blackman, Zo!, Thornetta Davis, 313 The Live Experience, L’Renee and Lin Rountree.

Weekends at Chene Park feature some of the hottest acts including: Los Tigres del Norte, May 27; Jhene Aiko with Ro James and Yuna, June 9; Ronnie, Bobby, Rick, and Mike with Silk, June 16; Maze featuring Frankie Beverly with The S.O.S. Band and Angela Winbush on Father’s Day June 17; Erykah Badu and Nas, June 23; The Whispers, The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds and Midnight Star, June 30; Patti LaBelle and Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds, July 14; Lincoln First Listen presents NE-YO with special guest Brandy, July 20; The Roots and Common, July 27; Lost 80s Live! featuring A Flock of Seagulls, The Romantics, Wang Chung, Farrington and Mann, Naked Eyes, Nu Shooz and Animotion, July 28; Nissan presents A Night with Kem with Tamar Braxton, August 3; Kem is joined by India.Arie, August 4; and Earth, Wind and Fire with Sheila E., August 18.

“Chene Park is a true Detroit gem. We are thrilled to bring a diverse range of acts for music lovers and those looking for a uniquely Detroit experience,” says Shahida Mausi, President of The Right Productions, Inc. The Right Productions manages and operates the Chene Park Amphitheatre. “From mainstream Jazz to Latin to R&B to 80s and Hip-Hop we have great seats available for our customers, whether they purchase online or at our box office. We’re pleased to celebrate fathers with great music in a great atmosphere on June 17. We look forward to welcoming new concert guests and reuniting with our loyal fans. There’s simply no better venue in Detroit for enjoying live music than Chene Park.”

2018 marks the first time that Earth, Wind & Fire, Los Tigres del Norte, Brandy, and Lost 80s Live! artists have appeared on the Chene Park stage. More than 150,000 guests are expected to attend concerts and special events during Chene Park’s 2018 season. This year, The Right Productions commemorates 15 years of hosting the hottest summer shows in Detroit at Chene Park, including 15 years of its renown “Return of the Legends” concert held Labor Day weekend. More than 250 music legends and hottest acts have performed on the Chene Park stage.

A portion of Patti Labelle and Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds ticket proceeds will go to the United Negro College Fund.

Recognized among USA Today’s 10 Best see & do in Detroit and ranked #63 among Pollstar’s Top 100 Amphitheatres in the World, Chene Park is a uniquely Detroit riverfront venue with a promenade, offering visitors walking trails and a fantastic view of Canada and barges on the water. Chene Park plans to employ 300 persons over the 2018 summer season.

The Wednesday Jazzy Nights series features 12 shows for the price of 11 at $268. The last opportunity for music lovers to purchase series passes is June 6th.

Concertgoers can download the Chene Park mobile app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play to be the first to receive news about Chene Park events. Music lovers should also check the Chene Park Amphitheatre website and social media channels regularly for promotions and more event details.

*Includes $4 facility fee. All shows are rain or shine. Events subject to change. Prices slightly higher day of show. Lighted and secure parking. Chene Park is a City of Detroit, Recreation Dept. facility, managed and operated by The Right Productions, Inc.

About Chene Park Detroit

Chene Park Detroit is one of the top 100 amphitheatres in the world and Detroit’s premiere summer venue for live music. Located at 2600 Atwater, this waterfront amphitheatre in the heart of downtown is the epicenter for live summer entertainment in the Motor City. Chene Park boasts 5,000 seats and 1,000 lawn spots for concert goers. The Chene Park Box Office is open on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phone: 313-393-7128. Tickets can be purchased anytime online through For more information on Chene Park, visit Follow Chene Park on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Chene Park view from the water

Photo: Chene Park Amphitheatre, Detroit. 

Chene Park 2018 lineup

Photo: Chene Park Amphitheatre’s 2018 Summer Concert Lineup


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