Movies and Music in the Park Events in Metro Detroit

Enjoy the summer weather and the starry night sky by checking out these movie and music in the park events.
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Movies and Music in the Park

When the leaves start to come back and the days get warmer, summer fun is on the horizon. Plan a fun summer day with friends and family by attending a music in the park event that will have you movin’ and groovin’! Or gather together for some great family time under the stars at a movie in the park event.

Music in the Park

Northville Summer Concerts

Enjoy the tunes of acoustic music at the Town Square in Downtown Northville this summer. So far, June performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7-9 p.m. June 2-24. Some artists and bands booked include Geoff Phillips, Sheila Landis, Motor City Soul, and more. This summer season is also bringing a new surprise — big bands will be performing the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, and August! There is no cost for the events. Northville Town Square, 150 E Main St., Northville; downtownnorthville.com.

Troy Summer Sensation

Boulan Park will be hosting concerts on select Thursdays this June through August from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy artists like Thornetta Davis and groups such as The Backbeats and the Gary Greenfelder Orchestra while strolling around and getting food from the food trucks that will be on site. There is no cost to listen to the music but be sure to check out their website to stay updated on events that are still to be determined. Boulan Park, 3671 Crooks Road, Troy; troymi.gov.

Ann Arbor Civic Band

Switch up the tunes by listening to the Ann Arbor Civic Band perform this June and July. Grab the family chairs or blankets for six performances by the Ann Arbor Civic Band, along with performances themed to The Classics, For The Kids, Michigan Through and Through, and others. Burns Park, 1300 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor; annarborcivicband.wixsite.com.

Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series

Royal Oak’s Summer Concert Series brings the heat by hosting concerts at Centennial Commons Park each week! The performances run Thursdays from July 6-Aug. 17. The pre-show will start at 5:30 p.m. with the featured artists performing at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. From country music to soul music and even Irish sounds, one can find a night that’s just right for them. Centennial Commons Park, 221 E 3rd St., Royal Oak; royaloakchamber.com.

Rhythms in Riley Park

Head out to Downtown Farmington with friends and family to dance to the rhythm at Riley Park. The Shawn Riley Band will be kicking off summer on June 9 by performing a variety of covers. There will be a range of music from Americana and Rock to Country, Blues, and Rockabilly. Riley Park, 33113 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills; downtownfarmington.org.

Freedom Hill

There are big names coming to the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill this summer! Have a rocking night out by seeing artists like Don Toliver, Yungblud, Melanie Martinez, Goo Goo Dolls & O.A.R., Hozier, and many more. Visit their website to see if one of the visiting performers catches your eye. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; freedomhillamphitheater.com.

Movies in the Park

McHattie Park

Enjoy a family outing this summer by taking a trip to McHattie Park for a night of movie fun. The films will begin at dusk with entertainment and activities starting at 7 p.m. The movies being shown this summer will be Encanto! on July 21, Back to the Future on August 18, and Top Gun Maverick on September 15. Be sure to check online for the latest details. McHattie Park, S Lafayette St., South Lyon; southlyonmi.org.

Booth Park

Nothing sounds better than a free outdoor movie night in the shopping district of Birmingham. Spend the afternoon strolling the streets, maybe get in some shopping, and then wind down for a movie night at Booth Park. Pre-show entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 7:30 p.m. The movie on June 9 will be Encanto! and The Grinch will be on the screen July 14. There are also movie nights planned for August 11 and September 8, but those details are pending. Booth Park, Booth Trail, Birmingham; allinbirmingham.com.

Brownstown

With kids’ activities taking place one hour before the movie starts at dusk, this is the perfect place to bring the family at no cost. A brand-new inflatable movie screen will be telling the stories of Rock Dog, Luca, Lyle Crocodile, and The Bad Guys. Bring a chair and blanket and spend a summer night under the stars. The Bad Guys will be shown at Hunter Park while all the others will be seen behind the Brownstown Event Center. Brownstown Event Center, 23345 King Road, Brownstown Charter Township.; brownstownrec.org.

Northville’s Ford Field

Not only does Northville host concerts but movie nights as well! There is more information to come but be sure to pack some bug spray, snacks, blankets, and head out to Ford Field on June 9 and July 7 for a movie in the park. The movies will begin at dusk so there is plenty of time to take a peek at the local businesses and restaurants that line the streets of Downtown Northville. Ford Field Park, 151 Griswold St., Northville; downtownnorthville.com.

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