Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts Return for 2024

We received the following press release from LowellArts.

LOWELL, MI, April 12, 2024 | The Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts return for 2024. The 9-week concert series runs June 13 to August 15. Thursday evening concerts begin at 7:00pm along the Flat River on the Riverwalk Plaza in downtown Lowell, and are presented by LowellArts and the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. Concerts are family-friendly and wheelchair accessible. Bleacher seating is available, or bring a chair. Admission to the concerts and parking are free. Enjoy Lowell’s Social District for your adult beverages. Concessions also available for purchase. Concerts are held at Riverwalk Plaza, 113 Riverwalk Plaza, Lowell, MI 49331.

More details are posted on www.lowellartsmi.org/sizzlin-summer-concerts and www.discoverlowell.org/sizzlin-summer-concerts.

2024 Concert Line-Up

June 13 – The Schrock Bros with Madcat Ruth

The Schrock Bros Band is a Michigan based Americana/ blues ensemble that features soulful lead vocals, family harmony, and solid musicianship. The Schrock Bros perform original music peppered with a collection of nuggets from the Americana archives. Over the past 10 years the quintet has performed at a multitude of festivals, concerts, clubs, and special events.

June 20 – Desmond Jones

Desmond Jones is a five-piece American rock band from Michigan. With original music written to complement the group’s sound, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, funky bass lines, groovy drumbeats, and smooth saxophone. The group takes influence from Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Charles Mingus, Phish, The Band, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. Desmond Jones puts on exciting and high-energy shows with a high level of musicianship and skillful improvisation. Each show, set list, and song is different from night to night.

June 27 – Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish is a hyper-energetic rockabilly and blues band founded in 2013 by guitarist and singer Jesse Ray Cahue. The 2-piece band is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and has toured the country extensively through the years. The band is very well known for their signature, in-your-face Rock N Roll which pairs heavy in rock ‘n’ roll with some roots-style ballads and nods to early country and blues. The duo has a reputation for rambunctious, high-spirited performances that leave all wanting more.

July 4 – Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds (No fireworks after the show)

Led by dynamic, multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds create music that is equally danceable, intelligent, and vulnerable. They incorporate indie-pop melodies, global-infused beats, rock guitar riffs and folk sensibilities into a high-energy live show which leaves every listener in a higher place than when it began. Since 2005, they have gathered and maintained a passionate, grassroots fanbase by reinventing themselves with an ever-evolving sound.

July 11 – Prior Noon

Having opened for major country icons including Jon Pardi, Gabby Barrett, and Joe Dee Messina, Prior Noon is a country band made up of friends, and even a pair of brothers, who have grown up together playing music and figuring out life. These shared experiences and memories contribute to the band’s undeniable chemistry on and off stage. Prior Noon’s signature sound draws from their small-town roots and coming-of-age experiences and is inspired by artists such as Lady A, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift.

July 12 (Friday) – Josh Rose and The Founding Fathers

Josh Rose’s songs float into the room like a Lake Michigan evening onshore breeze. They refresh you, they energize you, and they linger long into the darkness of your favorite nights. His endless catalogue will make every interaction unique and fluid in the hearts and minds of the listener. His 2023 studio album, foreverland, will take all willing into the world of the Head-in-the-Clouds Folk music of Josh Rose.​

July 18 – Stone Street Revival

Stone Street Revival is a smile inducing multi-talented 8-piece horn band that will surprise you with every song in their set list. They play the tunes that make you want to turn up the volume and sing along – fantastic songs that are familiar hits, but you don’t hear other bands play!

July 25 – Roosevelt Diggs

Music is felt, not heard. Live music is an exchange of emotions from musician to audience and back again. It is something that cannot be harnessed with a silver disk or mp3. Roosevelt Diggs brings the wide influences of four individuals into one painted landscape. They focus their obsession for music into this live music setting…. for true Roosevelt Diggs, experience it live.

August 8 – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.

August 15 – The Insiders: A Tribute to Tom Petty

Close your eyes and you won’t know the difference. Open them and you still might be fooled. The Insiders present the premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers experience. With 6 veteran musicians and decades of combined stage and touring experience, The Insiders are genuinely running down the dream.

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