2018 Concerts

The 2018 Baldwin Summer Concert series  runs from June 20 to September 2, 2018 - every Wednesday and Saturday evening from 7-9:15 p.m., rain or shine.  Come out and support live music at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

Wednesday, June 20 - Community Gospel Explosion - A Heart and Soul Reboot

The Community Gospel Explosion features nationally-recognized musical minister Chris Greer, and a multi-denominational group of singers for  an informal evening of inspirational song and praise.

Saturday, June 23 - Boogie Woogie Babies

A revue of great girl groups and singers from throughout pop music history.The group features Mary Rademacher Reed, Barb Wisse and Francesca Amari, with musical director/pianist Mark Kahny The Boogie-Woogie Babies are known for their tight harmonies, beautiful blends and entertaining shows.  Come out for their high-energy show that features time-honored songs by the McGuire Sisters, Shirelles, Carol King and more.

Wednesday, June 27 - Kathy Lamar

Kathy has made her mark in Las Vegas, working with Gladys Knight and The FourTops.  A beautiful vocalist with a smooth sound and a raw spirit, Kathy will take your breath away and leave you mesmerized.  To hear Kathy, click here.

Saturday, June 30 - Biscuit Miller and The Mix

Biscuit Miller are two-time winners of the  Blues Foundation Music Awards,  in 2012 and 2017.  David "Biscuit" Miller  on bass is joined by the Mix including Dr. Love on drums, with  Bobby B  and Alex "Southside" Smith on guitar. This group, whose touring schedule takes them all over the country, plays blues at its best, with a fun and funky style.  To hear their music, click here.

Wednesday, July 4 - Saline Fiddler Philharmonic

Saturday, July 7 - Big Boss Band

Wednesday, July 11 - Jenna Mammina

A singer with a sultry and seductive voice and a hypnotic delivery, Jenna Mammina's repertoire includes folk, pop, and jazz. A native of SW Michigan, Jenna now calls San Francisco home.  Her new album is getting rave reviews internationally. She is touring the world with New York City guitarist Rolf Sturm and Western Michigan's own Keith Hall on drums.

Saturday, July 14 - Paul Keller's At Sundown Quartet

The PKB plays swing and straight ahead jazz with an emphasis on fun and surprising presentation. When not leading his own ensemble, Paul records and tours the world with Diana Krall, John Pizzarelli and Russell Malone.  Featured are veterans Steve Wood on sax and flute, Kevin Kanner on drums, Duncan McMillan on keyboards and the beautiful voice of vocalist Sarah D'Angelo.

Visit Paul Keller's web site by clicking here.
To listen to Sarah D'Angelo with Paul Keller and friends, click here.

Wednesday, July 18 - Mustang Band

Saturday, July 21 - Tell Yo Mama
Tell Yo Mama is a Lansing, Michigan based groovy mix of funk, soul, rock and blues.  The group features the head-turning vocals of Lucas Holliday.   

To hear their music, go to their web page here.

Wednesday, July 25 - The Greg Nagy Band

Blues take center stage at Wenger Pavilion when the Greg Nagy Blues Band returns to  Baldwin. A Flint native, Nagy's music is infused with elements of soul, r&b, rock and gospel. Nagy's first feature album, Walk that Fine Thin Line earned him a prestigious Best New Artist debut nomination from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, as well as praise from media outlets including Downbeat, All About Jazz and Blues Revue, which called Nagy "one of the blues world's best newcomers of recent years. To find out more about Greg or to listen to his music - including tracks from his latest album, Fell Toward None - go to his web site here

Saturday, July 28 - James Cloyd Group

Wednesday, August 1 - Sunset Grove

Saturday, August 4 -  The Planet D Nonet 
The "D" is for Detroit and this tightly-rehearsed, big band infuses all its music with a bluesy Detroit sound.  The Nonet will rock you with swing music from Ellington & Strayhorn, Count Basie and Benny Carter to more modern charts by Sun Ra and Pharoah Saunders.  Planet D Nonet is all about swing, blues, jazz and classic songs.  You'll be tapping your feet from the first bars and you're guaranteed to go home with a smile on your face.  Sample their great music here.

Wednesday, August 8 - Robert Pace

Saturday, August 11 - Bennie Reeves

Wednesday, August 15 - The Key West Permafrost Blues Band 

"Hot Rod" Harry Dempsey, music professor at Ferris State University and former member of Frank Sinatra Jr's touring big band, leads this eight-piece group that plays "Big Band Blues" from Chicago to Key West Caribbean. To visit their web page, click here.

Saturday, August 18 - Jeremiah Johnson Band

Wednesday, Auguts 22 - Harper and Midwest Kind 

Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter "Harper" has a strong resonant voice and a deep almost mystical approach to music.  His World Blues are a rich musical stew of 50s rhythm and blues, a 60s message of love and unity and a 70s funky soul, stirred up with masterful harmonica and the deep, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo.  Visit Harper's web site here.

Saturday, August 25 - Jenna Mammina//Rolf Sturm

Saturday, September 2- The General Assembly Big Band

In keeping with tradition, the Baldwin Summer Concert season comes to an end with the great music of The General Assembly Big Band. This all-star band, led by Tom Sheppardson, was formed in 1971.  Over the years, the personnel has changed, but the band - playing the music of Basie, Ellington, Woody Herman, Glen Miller, and other greats - continues to receive  rave reviews from audiences from Traverse City to San Francisco.  This is not just a big band sound.  It's a full 17-piece orchestra with a female vocalist performing the best of the old and new in music for listening and for dancing. 

To learn more about the band and to hear some of their music, visit their web site by clicking here.