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Concert Weekend: Chicago/Doobie Brothers, Concert of Colors, Postmodern Jukebox/Straight No Chaser and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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Classic rock stalwarts Chicago and the Doobie Brothers team up for a night of hits, together and separately, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets are $39.50-$125 pavilion, $25 lawn. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com. For interviews with both bands visit TheOaklandPress.com/Entertainment.

Also playing:

• Kenny Rogers brings his The Gambler’s Last Deal farewell tour, featuring Linda Davis, to the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the Oakland University campus in Rochester Hills at 8 p.m. Friday, July 14. Tickets are $25-$85 pavilion, $20 lawn with a $60 lawn four-pack. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com.

• Jason D. Williams channels Jerry Lee Lewis’ great balls of fire at 8 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 248-544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

• Lake Orion’s 20 Front Street hosts a pair of well-established local singer-songwriters this weekend — guitar-toting John Latini on Friday, July 14, and Susan Calloway on Saturday, July 15. Tickets are $15 for each show. Call 248-783-7106 or visit 20frontstreet.com.

• The 25th Annual Concert of Colors, one of the metro area’s most diverse free music festivals, runs through Sunday, June 16, in and around the Cultural Center area with the 10th Don Was All-Star Revue (this time spotlighting “Music Of Rebellion”), Sweet Honey in the Rock and many more. Visit concertofcolors.com for schedules and other information. For an interview with Don Was, visit TheOaklandPress.com/Entertainment.

• Gospel homegirl Cece Winans’ Fall In Love Tour stops at 8 p.m. Friday, July 14, in Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Blvd., Detroit. Tickets are $33-$42. Call 313-309-4700 or visit motorcitycasino.com. For an interview with Winans, visit TheOaklandPRess.com/Entertainment

• Night Ranger opens this year’s Rockin’ on the Riverfront series behind the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14. Admission is free. Visit gmrencen.com.

• Postmodern Jukebox, Straight No Chaser and Jon McLaughlin range from big band to a capella at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre. Tickets are $39.95-$79.95 pavilion, $29.95 lawn. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com.

• Triumph’s Rik Emmett is accompanied by Dave Dunlop for an acoustic show on Saturday, July 15, at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. Call 248-544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

• Crobot, Royal Thunder, Tripp ’N’ Dixie and locals White Shag rock on Saturday, July 15, at the Pike Room, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Call 248-858-9333 or visit thecrofoot.com.

• Modern rockers AFI, Circa Survive and Citizen play Saturday, July 15, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$59.50. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

• Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore brings his own band to town, with Shells opening, at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at El Club, 4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Visit elclubdetroit.com.

• In the middle of baseball seasons, American Football plays, with William Tyler opening, on Saturday, July 15, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 in advance, $30 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

• Local rockers Chasing The Sun celebrate the release of a new album on Saturday, July 15, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 734-513-5030 or visit tokenlounge.com.

• New Jersey jangle rockers the Feelies celebrate their new album, “In Between,” with two sets on Sunday, July 16 at El Club. Tickets are $35-$60. Visit elclubdetroit.com. For an interview with the Feelies, visit TheOaklandPress.com/Entertainment.

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