Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts 2017 Lineup

The Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts are presented by LowellArts and the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. This outdoor concert series runs June 15 to August 25, 2017. Thursday evening concerts begin at 7pm in front of the Flat River, 113 Riverwalk Plaza, in downtown Lowell, MI. Food and spirits are available, admission to the concerts and parking are free.

The concerts promote the best of the region’s talented musicians, featuring music groups exclusively from Michigan. The concerts consist of a diverse mix of music including Blues, World Music, Roots, Rock, Swing, Big Band, Jazz, Country, Americana, Folk, Indie, Funk, R&B and more! The concerts draw upwards of 1,000 visitors each week. The concert venue is wheelchair accessible. Bleacher seating is available or attendees can bring their own folding chair.

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June 15 – Harper & The Midwest Kind – Blues, World Music, Roots
Borrowing from Western and Aboriginal music, an original take on the roots genre labeled “World Blues”

June 22 – Brena – Rock, Motown
Features horns, violin, keyboard, electric and acoustic guitar and vocal harmony

June 29 – Rhythm Section Jazz Band – Swing, Big Band, Jazz
“Little Big Band” consisting of alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals

July 6 – Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys – Country, Rock, Americana
Honest storytelling and music that explodes into the audience like an electrifying dose of adrenalin

July 7 (Friday) – The Bronk Bros. – Country, Southern Rock, Americana
Combines impressive vocals, remarkable guitar playing, rocking harmonica, and crowd engaging stage energy

July 13 – The Steve Hilger Band – Blues
Progressive blues mixed with traditional blues music, come out for an exciting blend of smokin’ hot blues!

July 20 – Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys – Americana
Eclectic Bluegrass band with distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise and creative arrangements

July 23 (Sunday at 3pm) – 126 Army Band, “The Governor’s Own” – Military Ensemble – Grand Rapids based citizen-soldiers, the band has been providing music for the nation since 1857

July 27 – The Natchez Trace – Country, Rock
Award-winning group, celebrating 30 years, kickin’ instrumentation and tight 4-part harmony

August 3 – The Ragbirds – Folk, World Music
A fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow

August 17 – Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe – Folk, Gypsy Swing, Indie
Known for energized, dynamic performances and gargantuan musical talent

August 24 – The Hip Pocket – Funk, R&B Band
High energy R&B, with cutting edge horn arrangements and exceptional musicianship

August 25 (Friday at 6pm) – Rockin’ for the Showboat
Alive & Well, The Adams Family, Josh Rose, The Preservers, Time Hungry, The Upstage Crew Blues Band – Regional and local bands joining forces to raise money and help rebuild a Lowell community icon