2020 Concerts

The 2020 Baldwin Summer Concert series runs from July 25 to September 5, 2020 - 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, Michigan.

SATURDAY, JULY 25 - TOSHA OWENS

Award-winner Detroit singer/songwriter Tosha Owens is joined by the Alex Lyons on bass, Glen Giordano on drums and Jimmy Alter on guitar for an evening of Rock, R&B, Soul and Blues. To listen to Tosha, click here.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 - FERAL CATS DELUXE

Relive the great music of the 60s to the 90s in a musical blend of early rock to rhythm and blues.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 - BIG WILLY

Winner of the 2012 CBS Blues Brawl, Big Willy and his talented group of musicians are a Michigan package of high energy vocals, rousing guitar riffs and all original music. To hear a sample, click here.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 - ORGANISSIMO

The award-winning, international touring trio "successfully walks the line between complex and accessible, maintaining super-tight grooves throughout," says Keyboard Magazine about Organissimo. Their last two LPs, one featuring soulful renditions of the Beatles are getting international reviews. Jim Alfredson, Hammond B3 organ, bass, keys and vocals; Larry Barris guitar, Randy Marsh, drums. To go to their web page, click here.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 - ROBERT PACE

Steeped in funky blues, pop, gospel, R&B and soul. Robert Pace is joined today by Rick Hicks, Paul Lesinski and Scott Veenstra for an evening of smooth and earthy funk, R&B, jazz and soul. Robert Pace and the "Brew Crew" will satisfy your full-bodied entertainment palate. To hear a studio recording, click here.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 - DOWNTOWNERS

The Downtowners are a 5-piece band from Northern Michigan. Led by singer/songwriter Tim Krause, the band also features bassist Bob Brown, drummer Larry Foster, keyboardist Greg Miller, and guitarist Tony Dziabuda. They bring years of experience, playing everything from Classic Rock and Country, to Key West favorites with a hint of a tropical breeze!


SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 - U-NEEK

Formerly The Ultimate Taste Band, U'Neek is an old school R&B band out of Muskegon. They play a mixture of music from 70s and 80s, funk, classic rock and R&B.

U'Neek. has shared the stage with of the greats of R&B such as Bobby Rush, John Legend, Shirley King, Bobby Blue Band, Patti LaBelle and Con-Funk-Shun. They have now recorded their own music, and their first song "Falling In To You" has been released by their record label Bell Time Records.

The band members are Paul Dye on guitar and vocals; Melvin Parker, Bass; Elbert Evans, guitar and vocals; Andre "Dreco" Coleman, drums and vocal; Larry Latin, vocals; Willie Young, keyboard; and Kim Lewis Williams, lead vocals.

Check out their web page here.

Wednesday, August 26 - Third Coast Swing

Third Coast Swing is a band based in West Michigan. They specialize in Manouch/Swing Jazz popularized by guitarist Django Reinhardt. To listen to some of their captivating music, click here.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 - JENNA MAMMINA, ROLF STURM AND FRIENDS

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 most recent album is getting rave reviews internationally. She is joined tonight by New York City guitarist Rolf Sturm. To visit her web page, click here.

Wednesday, September 2 - Mary Rademacher and the Rad Pack

Mary Rademacher, a great singer, dancer, and general bundle of energy is back at Wenger Pavilion for what promised to be a great evening of music. She is joined by Mark Kahny on keys and vocals and Tim Johnson on drums and vocals. If you are a fan of the Great American Songbook and everything from jazz to pop to blues and more, this group is for you. The Rad Pack makes for a great evening of entertainment. For a sample of Mary's great vocals, click here.

Saturday, September 5 - The Alumni - Past and Present Members of the General Assembly Big Band

This is an unusual year, but we are still sticking to tradition. Because of the pandemic, we can't bring you the entire 17-piece orchestra of the General Assembly Big Band. The band, which has played the Baldwin Summer Concerts for 23 of its 28 years, will instead be represented by five present and past members. Great music will be brought to you by director Tom Sheppardson on trombone, Tom Stansell on sax, Edgar Struble on keyboards, John Petersen on bass, and Tim Fronchek on drums. To learn more about the General Assembly Big Band and to hear some of their music, visit their web site by clicking here.

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