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Music Makes the Market!

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 ..."

Our Schedule

6/22/2019
Mark Reitenga


Mark Reitenga plays an energetic brand of Acoustic Pop/Folk/Rock throughout Metro Detroit. Enjoy Mark's "welcome to my living room" quality on originals and human Jukebox-like covers.

6/29/2019
Sinjon Smith


A Detroit legend in the making. Formed in late 2003, Sinjon Smith's core is the longtime writing team of Chris Wietzke and Diane Smith, who are known for their memorable melodies and unforgettable hooks. They are inspired by 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, drummer Lonnell Lewis, and vocalist Meagan McMillan. Sinjon Smith is able to smear the line between Pop/Rock & Country, bringing the best of both genres to a new sound that sets them apart from all others in their class.
 

7/6/2019
Mike Freeman


A mainstay of the metro-Detroit music scene, Mike Freeman Jr. performs an eclectic set of music that draws from multiple genres and spans several decades. In addition to performing cover music, Mike is currently finishing production of an all-original acoustic EP set to be released this summer.

7/13/2019
Bob Skon


Fusing a singer/songwriter style with a healthy dose of folk-rock and a touch of jazz, Bob delivers sweet and lively melodies wrapped around intelligent, well-crafted lyrics that capture those moments in life we can all identify with. Bob's performances include an ever growing list of original songs including “Till I Stop Thinking About Her,” a winner in the Michigan Songwriter’s Contest, along with interpretations of beloved covers by artists including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Elvis (Presley and Costello), The Beatles, The Band, Talking Heads, Lyle Lovett, and others. More info can be found at bobskon.com.
 

7/20/2019
Razor Ray & T-Bone


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.

7/27/2019
Steve Taylor


Steve Taylor graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music with a degree in songwriting. After returning to Michigan, he joined the popular local band Vudu Hippies. The band’s CD “Trampoline” earned rave reviews and a Detroit Music Awards nomination for Album of the Year. The Vudu Hippies opened for such acts as Oasis, Spin Doctors, Grand Funk Railroad and Pat Benetar. The Vudu Hippies also wrote and performed the theme song to the NBC sketch comedy pilot “Live on Tape.” In addition to performing, Steve also works as a freelance arranger for horns, strings and voice, and spends a fair about of time in the studio producing other artists. In 2002, Steve completed a master’s degree in music theory at Wayne State University and produced the CD “Fall” for his band Five Days Straight. His song “Without” was featured on a DVD of the show “Dawson’s Creek.” Steve is also a sought-after sideman, playing alongside Tim Diaz, Jody Raffoul, Karen Newman and Mitch Ryder. Steve performs as a solo acoustic artist, bringing his blend of soulful original material and songs by his favorite artists to more intimate settings. His trio, The Steve Taylor Three, has performed all over Michigan and in Nashville while supporting their album “Check Your Baggage.” Their second full-length album, “The Tennessee Sessions,” was recorded in Nashville and Memphis and was released in March of 2018. You can see Steve all around Detroit either solo, with The Steve Taylor Three or playing mandolin in the Detroit-based Corktown Popes.
 

8/3/2019
Mike Freeman


A mainstay of the metro-Detroit music scene, Mike Freeman Jr. performs an eclectic set of music that draws from multiple genres and spans several decades. In addition to performing cover music, Mike is currently finishing production of an all-original acoustic EP set to be released this summer.

8/10/2019
Larry Arbour


Larry Arbour has been doing acoustic folk-rock 60's, 70's, & 80's for 40 years. He delivers songs from the soul at area bars, nightclubs, restaurants, country clubs, farmers markets, weddings, funerals and private parties from Flat Rock to Clarkston. Self-taught at 13, he's never stopped. For kids 6 to 96.

8/17/2019
Sinjon Smith


A Detroit legend in the making. Formed in late 2003, Sinjon Smith's core is the longtime writing team of Chris Wietzke and Diane Smith, who are known for their memorable melodies and unforgettable hooks. They are inspired by 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, drummer Lonnell Lewis, and vocalist Meagan McMillan. Sinjon Smith is able to smear the line between Pop/Rock & Country, bringing the best of both genres to a new sound that sets them apart from all others in their class.

8/24/2019
Mark Reitenga


Mark Reitenga plays an energetic brand of Acoustic Pop/Folk/Rock throughout Metro Detroit. Enjoy Mark's "welcome to my living room" quality on originals and human Jukebox-like covers.

8/31/2019
Bob Monteleone


Bob has been playing professionally for more than 30 years. In the 1980s he was the lead guitarist in the reggae band Black Market. In the 1990s 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 ACOUSTIC MADNESS (self titled), Robert Thibodeau's FOLK ROCK LOVE and 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 (with 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 three years

9/7/2019
The Potter's Field


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.

9/14/2019
The Amici Band

Authentic Italian classics with heartfelt, robust vocals.

9/21/2019
Sinjon Smith


A Detroit legend in the making. Formed in late 2003, Sinjon Smith's core is the longtime writing team of Chris Wietzke and Diane Smith, who are known for their memorable melodies and unforgettable hooks. They are inspired by 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, drummer Lonnell Lewis, and vocalist Meagan McMillan. Sinjon Smith is able to smear the line between Pop/Rock & Country, bringing the best of both genres to a new sound that sets them apart from all others in their class.

9/28/2019
Gary Niemenski


With a love for melodies from the 60's through the 90's, Gary has been writing music since high school and as a past member of Detroit's own 80's power pop band Starfire. As a singer/songwriter, Gary is truly inspired to write original music from his deep Detroit musical roots for the enjoyment of his audience. His performances include various art fairs, festivals and restaurants. In 2016, Gary performed at the Farmington Farmer's Market, Trenton Summerfest, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Michigan State Fair, Jackson Cascade Falls Concert in the Park, Clinton Township's Festival of Senses and other venues in the Metro Detroit Area. His songlist includes a variety of standards, pop, country and classic rock songs. 

10/5/2019
The Kielbasa Kings


Authentic Polish music anybody can polka to!

10/12/2019
Bob Skon


Fusing a singer/songwriter style with a healthy dose of folk-rock and a touch of jazz, Bob delivers sweet and lively melodies wrapped around intelligent, well-crafted lyrics that capture those moments in life we can all identify with. Bob's performances include an ever growing list of original songs including “Till I Stop Thinking About Her,” a winner in the Michigan Songwriter’s Contest, along with interpretations of beloved covers by artists including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Elvis (Presley and Costello), The Beatles, The Band, Talking Heads, Lyle Lovett, and others. More info can be found at bobskon.com.

10/19/2019
Mike Freeman


A mainstay of the metro-Detroit music scene, Mike Freeman Jr. performs an eclectic set of music that draws from multiple genres and spans several decades. In addition to performing cover music, Mike is currently finishing production of an all-original acoustic EP set to be released this summer.

10/26/2019
Bob Monteleone


Bob has been playing professionally for more than 30 years. In the 1980s he was the lead guitarist in the reggae band Black Market. In the 1990s 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 ACOUSTIC MADNESS (self titled), Robert Thibodeau's FOLK ROCK LOVE and 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 (with 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 three years.