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Here’s how to do some relaxin’ on the riverfront with music, movies and food this summer

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There is something about water that just makes us relax, get mellow and contemplate life. We are so luck in Detroit to have a terrific riverfront that lets us do that at our own pace.

However …

When you add great music, movies and good food, contemplation and mellowness turn into a rockin’ good time.

For four Thursdays in July and August, starting Thursday, July 14, you can celebrate summer along the beautiful Detroit Riverfront with a brand new entertainment series called Riverfront Relaxin’, presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy in conjunction with Park Solutions. It’s free and features live music, games, food trucks, vendors and classic movies under the stars.

RiverFrontRelaxin FINALIt all happens Thursday nights – July 14, July 28, August 11 and August 25 from 6 –10:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 8:30 p.m. You’ll find it at West Riverfront Park at 1801 Jefferson in Detroit (west of Cobo Hall and Joe Louis Arena).

Here’s the schedule:

  • July 14   Music: Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band;  Movie:  Purple Rain
  • July 28   Music:  Rockstar (80’s Tribute Band);   Movie:  The Breakfast Club
  • Aug 11  Music:  Jody Raffoul Band;  Movie:  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Aug 25  Music:  The BackBeats (Beatles Tribute Band);  Movie:  A Hard Day’s Night

Riverfront Relaxin’ is sponsored by Sponsored by Kinky Beverages and Miller Lite. For more information, visit

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