Monday, July 30, 2012

FREE Rockin' on the Riverfront Concert Series continues on 8/3 with Lou Gramm of Foreigner

Lou Gramm will take the stage at 9pm on the Detroit Riverfront
Lou Gramm to make Detroiters Hot Blooded at Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront...

The 2012 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series welcomes the voice of a generation and one of the most recognizable performers in music today, Lou Gramm of Foreigner to the GM Riverfront stage on August 3. The concert presented in partnership with Detroit’s Classic Rock Station 94.7 WCSX-FM and the new Soft Rock 105.1 FM will rock the riverfront stage starting a 7:30p.m.

As the vocalist on 20 Top 40 singles, Lou Gramm is in a class of his own. He exploded onto the international music scene with Foreigner’s chart topper, “Feels Like the First Time” in 1977, and continued to rock the charts with songs like “Cold as Ice,” and “Long Way From Home.” By the release of their second album, Foreigner’s self-titled debut record had gone quadruple platinum. Over the next decade the band continued with an endless string of Top 10 hits, including “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” and one of the biggest hits of all time, “I Want to Know What Love is.”

Gramm continued rocking the charts after he left Foreigner in 1988, launching two solo albums Ready or Not and Long Hard Look, which also featured chart toppers, “Midnight Blue” and “Just Between You and Me.”

“I am enormously proud of this, and the music I have made with Foreigner,” said Lou Gramm. “I am at a point in my life where I can really enjoy the result of my many years of hard work. I am having fun now, for the first time in a long time.”

WCSX’s own Steve Kosten Band will open the evening at 7:30 p.m., and Lou Gramm will take the stage at 9 p.m.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront offers more than free concerts in its 2012 summer season spanning six consecutive Friday evenings that began July 13. Located in the heart of the city, between the GM Renaissance Center and Detroit River, the event has become a summer destination for dining and entertainment in Detroit. Upcoming shows include: The Sweet & The Tubes on August 10; Mark Farner of Grand Railroad and Marshall Crenshaw on August 17.

Admission to the concerts is always free and no advance tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. In addition, boaters on the Detroit River are welcome to anchor near the riverfront and enjoy the shows from the water.

Fans are invited to watch FOX2 in the Morning every week to enter a FOX2 EXPOSED contest for a chance to win a VIP prize package, which includes two (2) VIP access wristbands and lanyards with front row seats, dinner for two (2) at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront in the Rockin’ on the Riverfront VIP section (the evening of the concert only), overnight accommodations for two (2) at The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (the evening of the concert only), free parking in the Beaubien Garage located on Beaubien Street (the evening of the concert only) and a band meet-and-greet (if available). To enter, access the online contest entry form on the and follow instructions. Questions for the Lou Gramm contest will be read on Monday, July 30.

The 2012 Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series is sponsored in partnership with Detroit Classic Rock Station 94.7 WCSX-FM, the new Soft Rock 105.1 FM, Volunteer Energy, Belle Tire, Quicken Loans and WJBK FOX2.

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