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Music Makes the Market!

Music is a harmonious mainstay at the market from Opening Day through the end of October! Each week brings a unique blend of acoustic rhythms and harmonies from folk to R&B to classic rock. Our musicians are veterans of the local music scene who add a dimension of both sound and feeling that will make your visit an experience. Come listen, or as pop troubadour legend Jackson Browne would have it, "Stay ... just a little bit longer ... Stay ... just a little bit more ..."

Our Schedule

6/23/2018
Mark Reitenga


Mark Reitenga plays an Energetic Brand of Acoustic Pop/Folk/Rock throughout Metro Detroit. Enjoy Marks "Welcome to my Living Room" quality on originals and Human Jukebox-like covers.

6/30/2018
Bob Monteleone


Bob has been playing professionally for over 30 years. In the 1980's he was the lead guitarist in the reggae band Black Market. In the 1990's Bob played with The Look as well as Raggamuffin. In 2003 he started Hanzie Records to release the first Luck & Trouble album MALFUNCTION JUNCTION, which was a collaboration with Brian Blush of the Refreshments. Since then, Bob has produced 19 albums, mostly for Hanzie Records, most recently last year's ACOUSTIC MADNESS(self titled), Robert Thibodeau's FOLK ROCK LOVE and this year Dave Edwards Band's HEART'S DESIRE. Bob's main focus the last few years has been the trio Acoustic Madness he co-leads with Mitch Purdy. Bob also play gigs solo, as Bob & April (with his wife, April Monteleone), with The Stumbling Mice, Ken & Bob Show (w/Ken McCauley) and the Dave Edwards Band, as well as Hanzie reggae artist the Belle Islanders. Bob has been nominated for 13 Detroit Music Awards in the last 3 years.
 
 

7/7/2018
Steve Taylor


Steve is a graduate of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music and a veteran of the local music scene. He performs all over the Metro Detroit area as a solo acoustic artist, bringing his blend of soulful original material and songs by his favorite artists to more intimate settings. Steve loves to take requests, tell stories, and share songs. Steve is a graduate of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music and a veteran of the local music scene. He performs all over the Metro Detroit area as a solo acoustic artist, bringing his blend of soulful original material and songs by his favorite artists to more intimate settings. Steve loves to take requests, tell stories, and share songs.

7/14/2018
Mike Freeman Jr.


A mainstay of the metro-Detroit music scene, Mike Freeman Jr. performs an eclectic set of music that draws from multiple genres and spans several decades. In addition to performing cover music, Mike is currently finishing production of an all-original acoustic EP set to be released this summer.

7/21/2018
Jamrocks


In the summer of 2009, a group of musicians who frequented some of Metro Detroit's drop-in Celtic music sessions decided to form a somewhat more organized group ... and Jamrocks was born. Since then, various members of Jamrocks have performed at venues as diverse as retirement homes, charity fundraisers, restaurants/pubs, concerts in the park, and large music festivals. The group, which performs in the Celtic tradition with bodhrans, fiddles and mandolins, tailors its playlist for each performance. While festivals lend themselves to a larger group that performs pub songs and ballads, the more intimate gigs (such as performances at the Market) allow the Jamrocks, as the groups says, "to focus on our first love: recreating the ambiance and energy one would experience at the 'Ceilis' of Ireland and Scotland - where folks would gather at the end of the long work week to dance to live music, and share good times with friends old and new. We wish to thank the City of Farmington for allowing us to share our passion for performing Celtic dance music with those who visit the Market in 2018. Slainte!"

7/28/2018
Sinjon Smith


A Detroit legend in the making. Formed in late 2003, Sinjon Smith's core is the longtime writing team of Chris Wietzke and Diane Smith, who are known for their memorable melodies and unforgettable hooks. They are inspired by their love of such music greats as Led Zeppelin, Heart, Bonnie Rait, and Shelby Lynne. Sinjon Smith's live lineup includes guitarist Marc Davis, bass player Gregor Pendgraft, drummer Lonnell Lewis, and vocalist Meagan McMillan. Sinjon Smith is able to smear the line between Pop/Rock & Country, bringing the best of both genres to a new sound that sets them apart from all others in their class.

8/4/2018
Kielbasa Kings


Since 1999, the Kielbasa Kings Polka Band, based in Dearborn, have delighted audiences with contemporary and traditional polkas, waltzes and obereks, instrumentally and sung in Polish and English.

8/11/2018
Gia Warner


You know this voice ... Gia Warner's evocative voice has reached you through film scores for composers Angelo Badalamente and Joseph Loduca, international television work for the series Xena, Warrior Princess, Hercules, Legend of the Seeker, and countless national ads for clients like NBC, Ford, Chiquita and Cdillac. In her hometown of Detroit you have heard her on spots for Greektown Casino, D.O.C., Gardner White Furniture, Shore Mortgage and many, many more. What do these industry people know that you don't? The answer to that is GIA WARNER.

8/18/2018
Larry Arbour, an Elk Himself!!


Larry Arbour has been doing acoustic folk-rock 60's, 70's, & 80's for 40 years. Bars, nightclubs, restaurants, country clubs, farmers markets, weddings, funerals, private parties, from Flat Rock to Clarkston. Self-taught at 13, and never stopped. Songs from the soul. For kids 6 to 96.

8/25/2018
Full Tilt Boogies Blues Band


The very entertaining duo of "Razor Ray & T-Bone" perform a vast variety of hips swayin, head poppin, toe tappin & finger snappin musical renditions that are sure to bring a smile to your face and a skip in your step. Razor Ray & T-Bone have performed through the years at small garage sales to very large concert venues and are looking forward to this summers events. Be sure to mark your calendar for the "Razor & T-Bone" shows.

9/1/2018
Mark Reitenga


Mark Reitenga plays an energetic brand of acoustic pop/folk/rock throughout Metro Detroit. Enjoy Mark's "Welcome to my living room" quality on originals and human Jukebox-like covers.

9/8/2018
Bob Monteleone


Bob has been playing professionally for more than 30 years. In the 1980s he was the lead guitarist in the reggae band Black Market. In the 1990s Bob played with The Look as well as Raggamuffin. In 2003 he started Hanzie Records to release the first Luck & Trouble album MALFUNCTION JUNCTION, which was a collaboration with Brian Blush of the Refreshments. Since then, Bob has produced 19 albums, mostly for Hanzie Records, most recently ACOUSTIC MADNESS (self titled), Robert Thibodeau's FOLK ROCK LOVE and Dave Edwards Band's HEART'S DESIRE. Bob's main focus the last few years has been the trio Acoustic Madness he co-leads with Mitch Purdy. Bob also play gigs solo, as Bob & April (with his wife, April Monteleone), with The Stumbling Mice, Ken & Bob Show (with Ken McCauley) and the Dave Edwards Band, as well as Hanzie reggae artist the Belle Islanders. Bob has been nominated for 13 Detroit Music Awards in the last three years.

9/15/2018
Mike Freeman Jr.


A mainstay of the metro-Detroit music scene, Mike Freeman Jr. performs an eclectic set of music that draws from multiple genres and spans several decades. In addition to performing cover music, Mike is currently finishing production of an all-original acoustic EP set to be released this summer.

9/22/2018
Full Tilt Boogie Blues Band


The very entertaining duo of "Razor Ray & T-Bone" perform a vast variety of hips swayin, head poppin, toe tappin & finger snappin musical renditions that are sure to bring a smile to your face and a skip in your step. Razor Ray & T-Bone have performed through the years at small garage sales to very large concert venues and are looking forward to this summers events. Be sure to mark your calendar for the "Razor & T-Bone" shows.

9/29/2018
The Amici Band with special guest David Passalaqua


Strolling accordion at 9:00 am, The Amici Band 11:00 am. Authentic Italian classics with heartfelt, robust vocals.

10/6/2018
Sinjon Smith


A Detroit legend in the making. Formed in late 2003, Sinjon Smith's core is the longtime writing team of Chris Wietzke & Diane Smith who are known for their memorable melodies and unforgettable hooks. They are inspired by their love of such music greats as Led Zeppelin, Heart, Bonnie Rait, and Shelby Lynne. Sinjon Smith's live lineup includes guitarist Marc Davis, bass player Gregor Pendgraft, our drummer Lonnell Lewis, and vocalist Meagan McMillan. Sinjon Smith is able to smear the line between Pop/Rock & Country bringing the best of both genres to a new sound that sets them apart from all others in their class.

10/13/2018
The Potter's Field


Rochelle Clark and John Natiw are The Potter's Field, a Midwest-based Folk/Americana/Roots duo. Known for poetic, gritty lyrics, driving instrumental style (including acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, harmonica, typical and non-typical percussion elements and the occasional kazoo), close and powerful vocal harmonies and easy stage presence, The Potter's Field surprises with new songs and ideas that sound familiar yet nostalgic.

10/20/2018
Larry Arbour


Larry Arbour has been doing acoustic folk-rock 60's, 70's, & 80's for 40 years. Bars, nightclubs, restaurants, country clubs, farmers markets, weddings, funerals, private parties, from Flat Rock to Clarkston. Self-taught at 13, and never stopped. Songs from the soul. For kids 6 to 96.

10/27/2018
Mark Reitenga


Mark Reitenga plays an energetic brand of acoustic pop/folk/rock throughout Metro Detroit. Enjoy Mark's "Welcome to my living room" quality on originals and human jukebox-like covers.

12/1/2018
Strolling Carolers Noon - 1:30