Swingin’ at the Shell concert series began in 2003. Before that time there were community band concerts with local talent. The new concerts featured statewide talent and grew in popularity as the word spread. This year’s series features musicians from around Michigan, several with connections to Albion or Marshall. We did some research so you can learn about the bands and even hear some of them perform here in videos before you come out. These concerts generally have refreshments available such as brats, popcorn and water, and the sales help to support local organizations. This year also there are two new businesses in downtown Albion that would love to have you stop by before the concert. These are the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, that has a nice lounge with light dinners and drinks, and the Albion Malleable Brewing Co. Other Albion restaurants are traditionally closed on Sundays with the exception of La Casa Mexicana, near the highway, and some chain restaurants also near exit 121 on the business loop. Please come to Albion, bring some chairs or blankets, and be ready to relax for an evening of entertainment. Welcome.
Concerts are held on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Victory Park Bandshell, Albion Michigan - Marshall Rotary Band (guest conductor Samuel McIlhagga.) Dr. Samuel McIlhagga, is associate professor of music, chair of the music department and director of bands at Albion College where he directs the "British Eighth" marching ... Read More
Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 6 PM - 7:30 PM The Founding is a Progressive Celtic band from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With their timeless, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting, they strive to constantly push the boundaries of the Irish and Scottish music traditions. Over the past two years The Founding ... Read More
Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM Thornetta Davis - Detroit's Queen of the Blues: T H O R N E T T A D A V I S INTERNATIONAL SINGER, SONGWRITER AND RECORDING ARTIST SAG and AFTRA Member CROWNED "DETROIT'S QUEEN OF BLUES" BY THE DETROIT ... Read More
Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM BAND BIO Take a hot, extremely talented front duo and back them with a funky, highly experienced backline and you get the First Call Band from Detroit. A band dedicated to fun performances, memorable events, and very happy clients! They’ll ... Read More
Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM The all-volunteer brass and percussion ensemble that’s inspired by traditional, British-style brass bands was organized in 2001. Players come from across mid-Michigan and represent a cross-section of the community at large. Band members recently had the honor of participating at ... Read More
Sunday, August 26, 2018, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM Kevin Nichols is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The band was born out of some casual Tuesday night jam sessions in the basement studio of singer/songwriter Kev Nichols, this band of seasoned musical veterans is ready to give your ears a heaping ... Read More
Sunday, September 2, 2018, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM Thunderwüde grew a following with a weekly gig at the Chelsea Alehouse, e which has roots with Albion College and the Goodrich Club. Read about how the owners of the Alehouse blended music and beer to encourage cultural appreciation in Chelsea ... Read More
Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM The Nations #1 Bob Seger Tribute Band! THE LOVE FOR BOB SEGER MUSIC IS PALPABLE! Earlier known as "the Rebound Band" Lookin' Back is a perfect band for the end of the Swingin' at the Shell 15th annual concert series in Albion ... Read More