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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 ..."

Swing Farmington
May 14


To celebrate our "Swing into Spring" Opening Day, Swing Farmington will be offering free swing dance lessons for all ages beginning at 10:00am Swing Farmington has been an active part of the Metro Detroit community for the past few years, hosting weekly swing dances in the city of Farmington. The all ages dances are held six months out of the year at the Walter E. Sunquist Pavilion in Downtown Farmington, and at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills for the other months, as well as during bad weather conditions. The weekly dances held on Thursday nights begin with a lesson at 8:00pm, followed by open dance from 8:30pm - 11/11:30pm.

Swing Farmington also hosts special events throughout the year, including their annual summer live band event, Orange Night, Vintage Vinyl Valentines, and more. The regular weekly dances cost $2.00 to attend and are open to the public.

Swing Farmington

The Normandies
May 14


Alternative folk rock based in Metro Detroit. We make earthy, summer soundtrack vibes rooted in folk with strong indie rock influences and a touch of soul.

Jamrocks
July 18


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 tailors their playlist for each performance; while festivals lend themselves to a larger group to perform pub songs and ballads, our more intimate gigs (such as our performances at the Market) allow us 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 2015. Slainte!

The Normandies
Jamrocks
Gia Warner
June 25

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 home town 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.

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Gia Warner

Mark Reitenga
July 9, September 17 and October 22


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.

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Mark Reitenga

Bob Monteleone
June 11, August 6, November
5

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.

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Bob Monteleone 

Sinjon Smith
June 4, September 24, October 29

A Detroit legend in the making. Formed in late 2003, Sinjon Smith's core is the long-time writing team of Chris Wietzke & Diane Smith who are known for their memorable melodies and unforgettable hooks. They are inspired from 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 genre's to a new sound that sets them apart from all others in their class.

Sinjon Smith
Daniree Duo
June 18, September 10


Daniel Goree, from the Pacific Northwest, and Donald "Bopper" Clark, a Michigan local, get together to take listeners on a journey through American music. Both of these musicians, Goree on lead guitar and Clark on bass, have been around the world, bringing sounds and perspectives to their interpretation of American rhythm & blues, Motown and country. Their music ranges from country standards of Waylon Jennings to R&B by Marvin Gaye to pop hits of Michael Jackson. The only thing you can expect is surprise at what they might pull out next.

Daniree Duo 
"RAZOR RAY & T-BONE" from "THE FULL TILT BOOGIE BLUES BAND"
September 3
, October 1

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.
RazrRay&T-Bone 
JT ACOUSTICALLY
May 21, July 23

Jerry & Terri , share the middle name "Lee" which is how they named their Duo. Terri Stefanka is a versatile singer with a powerful voice and the ability to perform a wide range of vocal styles, who also plays harp & sings in her own Rock band. Jerry Sadler is classically trained Guitarist, who also plays & sings in a Country band. Together Jerry & Terri, combine their many years of playing and singing experience to bring you, a pleasing, easy listening Acoustic duo.
JT Acoustically

Larry Arbour
July 2, August 13


Larry Arbour has been doing Acoustic Folk-Rock 60's,70's, & 80's. For 40 Yrs. 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.
Larry Arbour
Steve Taylor
August 20

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 Taylor
 

The Potter's Field
August 27


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.

The Potter's Field
Gary Niemenski
July 30


Gary Niemenski is a singer songwriter based out of Farmington, Michigan. He was a member of one of the successful local bands in the 80's in Starfire. He occasionally performs at various festivals and art fairs during the summer. More recently, he performed for the International Pop Overthrow Festival held every year with a stop in Detroit. In 2007, he reformed Starfire and was selected by the Detroit News for their Sonic Summer Battle of the Bands which included a concert at Campus Martius. In 2008, Gary recorded "Livin' in the City" CD available on iTunes and Amazon. Playing multiple instruments allows him to perform and appreciate many songs from the 60's through present times for all ages.
Gary Niemenski
Almost Home
October 15


With the flood of synthesized, formulated and canned music of recent years, it seemed there was a huge void, with many clubs featuring classic/hard rock or dance music. Very few bands have thick, vocal harmonies with acoustic instrumentation and tasteful arrangements. From discussions about the current condition of the music industry, a few campfire sing-a-longs and the desire to get out and have fun, 'Almost Home' was born. We perform an interesting array of songs, even stripping down some classics then adding our own touches. An evening with 'Almost Home' offers a little something for everyone.
Almost Home