July 17-Major Woody
The 2019 Summer Concerts in Goudy Park will kick off on Wednesday, July 17, with Major Woody, a band that has not performed in past summer concerts. This Livonia cover band, formed in 1992, performs pop, rock, Motown and classics. There have been a few member changes over the years, but four of the original founding members are currently in the band. The seven-piece band has male and female front singers; the size of the band allows for a full sound and versatility in song choice. According to Patti Dickson, wife of lead vocalist Glenn Dickson, “Major Woody’s greatest asset and reason for their popularity is their contagious fun and enthusiasm. Guaranteed a good time that people can’t resist joining in. They also limit the amount of venues they perform, thus keeping them fresh and excited for their performances. They will not disappoint!” Join Glenn Dickson (lead vocals), Carrie Shelton (lead vocals), Carl Gerhard (lead guitar), Greg Panaretos (rhythm guitar), Mike Wigand (bass guitar), Tim McPherson (keyboard) and Duran Grisa (drums) as they gather to entertain you at the opening concert of the Goudy Park summer series.
July 24-Theo Gridiron
Theo Gridiron is the singer of the Detroit Lions fight song. Theo’s life changed when he tried out for the 2004 WDIV Super Singer contest in Detroit where he caught the eye of a Detroit Lion’s exec who reached out and asked if Theo would be interested in performing the team’s fight song at home games. Born and raised in Detroit, Theo has developed his brand of “soul-stirring, gospel-influenced, pure Detroit soul” from an early age, according to his website. A blue-collar Big 3 worker by day, he brings his passion for singing to the Goudy Park stage on Wednesday, July 24.
July 31-Live Bullet Detroit
According to the band’s Facebook page, Live Bullet Detroit “Formed in July 2015. Live Bullet Detroit is comprised of some of the area’s top musicians. Lead by the strong vocals and stage performance of Kevin Evans, expect to be entertained by music from the Live Bullet album in its entirety as well as other favorites. Adding to the performance, the members are also dressed in clothing from the 70’s to give a complete BOB SEGER EXPERIENCE!”
ROCKSTAR will be making their 2nd appearance in the Wayne summer concert series, having played here last summer. This 80s hair band will give you the ultimate 80s rock experience. Their repertoire includes hits from Quiet Riot, Journey, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Poison, Motley Crue, Cinderella, Night Ranger and many others. According to their website, “ROCKSTAR has had the honor of sharing the stage with some of the original 80’s greats including Steven Adler of Gun’s & Roses, Berlin, Foreigner, Brett Michaels of Poison, Sebastion Bach of Skid Row, Night Ranger, Winger, .38 Special, Loverboy, Warrant, Faster Pussycat, John Waite, and many more. Come see why ROCKSTAR is known as ‘The International 80’s Rock Sensation’ by getting the Ultimate 80’s Rock Experience!
Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Amphitheatre in Goudy Park. The concerts are presented to you by the Wayne Rotary Club.
The remaining concerts for August include:
Steve King and the Dittilies (Aug. 14)
Power Play (Aug. 21)
Fifty Amp Fuse (Aug. 28)
These bands will be highlighted in next month’s edition of The Wayne Dispatch.