Swingin’ at the Shell concerts 2016

Swingin’ at the Shell free concerts at the beautiful Victory Park bandshell are made possible by the generous donations from a number of donors including Albion Community Foundation, Parks Drug Store, Caster Concepts, Team 1 Plastics, and TruGreen.  These events are also supported, in part, by the Michigan Humanities Council. The concerts below took place in July, August and September of 2016.  For the upcoming season in the summer of 2017- you can also support this worthy cause.  Tax exempt donations can be made directly from the website SwinginattheShell.com.  Just look for the donate button.  You can also go to the Swingin’ at the Shell facebook page and send a message to get more information.

Marshall Rotary Band

Sunday July 17, 2016 6 p.m. at Victory Park Bandshell, Albion Michigan –  Marshall Rotary Band (guest conductor Ed Zentera, retired KCC conductor, will provide us with a great concert full of marches, anthems and classic concert band pieces)

Steve King and the Dittilies

Sunday July 31, 2016, 6 p.m. at Victory Park Bandshell Steve King and the Dittilies (oldies) We had a great time with Steve King and the Dittilies last summer and many folks asked us to bring them back! We’ll be rocking around the Shell with a night of oldies! “Steve King and the Dittilies: ‘America’s …

Shawn Riley Band

Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Did you see the Shawn Riley Band perform at Blues at the Bohm?! We’re excited to welcome him back to Albion! Surrounding himself with incredible talent, The Shawn Riley Band was borne and has quickly become one of the top live performance bands in Michigan. …

Brian Vander Ark (of the Verve Pipe)

Sunday, August 14 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Did you get a chance to see Brian at the Bohm in 2015? He gave an amazing performance and we are SO EXCITED to welcome him back in Albion! This Michigan native will knock your socks off with his passion and talent! Brian Vander Ark is …

Big Boss Blues

Sunday, September 4 at 6 PM – 7:30 PMBig Boss Blues is rolling back into Albion this year on September 4th for another electric concert. AND Marshall High School’s own Jacob Kershaw will be joining BBB to wow us with his amazing talent. Big Boss Blues is sure to entertain with blues hits and little …

Blackthorne

Sunday, August 28 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM  – Doesn’t everyone have a little Irish in them? The music of Blackthorn will make you feel as though you’re enjoying the sights and sounds of Ireland. Blackthorn takes the stage on August 28th. The 5 member group brings traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively …

The Moxie Strings

Sunday, August 21 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM  – Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, often joined by percussionist, Fritz McGirr, all hold Bachelor …

Brena Band

Sunday, September 11 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Brena Band will take the stage on September 11th for the grand finale concert of the 2016 Swingin’ at the Shell series. Brena Band is an exciting cover band featuring horns, violin, keyboard, electric and acoustic guitar, and vocal harmony.

U.S. Air Force Band

Bonus concert on SATURDAY Sept 3 – more details coming soon. Check in at SwinginattheShell.com for the most up to date information.