Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and vocalizes. Saluting swing to rock, he covers music from the Swing Era to early Rockabilly and Country, to Elvis Presley and more. Leading his Tribute to Benny Goodman, Dave has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops (2013) and has played the show with 35 other US and Canadian orchestras including Nashville, Detroit, Rochester, Omaha, Toronto, Vancouver, Orlando, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Portland, Oregon, Portland, Maine, and Houston.
A jewel in our SummerFest lineup, War Memorial partner Michigan Opera Theatre returns to the stage with an entracing concert of music from the opera and Broadway stages.
Detroit's premier dance and Motown band, Mainstreet Soul returns to our stage with an energetic and wide-ranging array of musical hits sure to please young and formerly-young alike! Everyone will jam to songs from Adele, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Pharrell, Tower of Power, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Kool and The Gang, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Sly and The Family Stone, and more.
Enjoy the laid-back yet exhilarating Caribbean vibe of Air Margarittaville, a beloved staple of SummerFest for years, returning to our stage after a brief hiatus! A Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Air Margarittaville is sure to please “Parrotheads” young and old!