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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

Larry Arbour and Swing Farmington

As a special addition to Opening Day, local acoustic troubador Larry Arbor will perform 8:30 am (while we are still setting up the market!) until 10:30 a.m. Then Alexander Steward and Swing Farmington bring their high-energy style of dancing to downtown Farmington as the market "Swings into Spring." Free swing dance lessons start at 10:30 a.m.



In the celtic tradition with bodhrans, fiddles and mandolins. In the summer of 2009, a group of musicians who frequented some of Metro Detroit's drop-in Celtic music sessions decided to form a somewhat more organized group ... and, Jamrocks was born. Since then, various members of Jamrocks have performed at venues as diverse as retirement homes, charity fundraisers, restaurants / pubs, concerts in the park, and large music festivals. The group tailors their playlist for each performance; while festivals lend themselves to a larger group to perform pub songs and ballads, our more intimate gigs (such as our performances at the Market) allow us to focus on our first love: recreating the ambiance and energy one would experience at the "Ceilis" of Ireland and Scotland - where folks would gather at the end of the long work week to dance to live music, and share good times with friends old and new. We wish to thank the City of Farmington for allowing us to share our passion for performing Celtic dance music with those who visit the Market in 2015. Slainte!

Gia Warner and Bobby Lewis

This father-daughter, acoustic-electric duo has been wowing audiences throughout the Midwest with their singular blend of voices and guitars and their wide range of musical stylings. 
BOBBY LEWIS, Motown artist and longtime leader of the now retired Crackerjack Band, has been delighting folks for years with his unique, earthy voice and top-notch musicianship.  He’s performed coast-to-coast on concert stages from Vegas to Miami. 
GIA WARNER’S voice is recognizable from her work as a solo artist and her long list of advertising clients like Chiquita, Ford and Mercury.  Winner the Outstanding Americana vocalist award in 2015 and 2016 at the Detroit Music Awards, Gia’s credits include internationally syndicated television shows “Xena, Warrior Princess,” “Legend of the Seeker,” “The Librarians” and “Ash vs. Evil Dead” on the Starz network. In her home state, you have heard her voice on commercials for Greektown Casino, Shore Mortgage, Gardner White and many others. Gia has been touring in support of her CDs, playing many shows and festivals with her group, the GIA WARNER Band.
BOBBY and GIA bring family warmth and good humor to every note they sing and play. Whether playing a small club or large festival, tradition and talent come together to create an unforgettable musical experience. 

Bob Monteleone

Bob has been playing professionally for over 30 years. In the 1980's he was the lead guitarist in the reggae band Black Market. In the 1990's 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 last year's ACOUSTIC MADNESS(self titled), Robert Thibodeau's FOLK ROCK LOVE and this year 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 (w/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 several years.

Anthony Marchese (8:30 a.m.) And Larry Arbour (10:30 a.m.)

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.

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.

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.


Bob Skon