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June 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Detroit’s Premier Jump Blues and Swing Band
The Millionaires are a Detroit, Michigan based band, specializing in Swing, Jump Blues, Rhythm & Blues, and Latin Jazz.
Early seating opens at 5:30. Shows start at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for general admission on the Great Lawn. A limited number of chairs are provided, but it is recommended you bring your lawn chairs. The Terrace is wheelchair accessible.
“…their repertoire digs deep into the genre, as a read-through of the titles will attest. They take a swing at Roy Milton, Buddy Johnson and T-Bone Walker classics as well as contemporary material from the Stray Cats and Detroit pianist Bill Heid. (Bob) Conner, the man with the replete and steady beat, has done it right.” ~ Jim Gallert / Detroit / March, 2000
The immediate origin of the band can be traced to the mid-1990’s and a rehearsal-only project which eventually became a performing group known as The Magnificent Seven. By the end of the decade, the band had recorded their “Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket” release and settled into their new persona as “The Millionaires”
In truth, however, the die was cast long before, by the many generations of great Detroit area musicians, bands, and orchestras that had one thing in common….their love for playing dance music. The musical styles within that genre, while each having their own unique qualities, also have one thing in common….they have provided us with our legacy of popular music.
Today, The Millionaires remain dedicated to that cause, dedicated to playing live music….music that swings and jumps, music that gets fingers snapping and toes tapping….DANCE MUSIC.