Schedule of Events - all events at Harbor Park at the foot of Main Street, next to the Harbor, unless otherwise listed.
Monday, May 28: The St. Clair County Community College Symphonic Band with esteemed conductor
Carl Gippert, will perform during our annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. The band consists of
talented community members, college students, music educators, and high school students. Mr. Gippert promises a diverse repertoire suitable to this event. www.Sc4.edu/band
Saturday, June 30: Mount Clemens Regulars and the Midland Mighty River Hogs - Civil War era baseball teams will play an exhibition game at the Bark Shanty Community Center. Play Ball the old fashioned way! www.mountclemensregulars.com
Saturday, July 7: Sam Fest! -Sanilac American Music Festival. 10 am to 7:00 pm, A full day of great
American music, jams and workshops for one low price spread across the beautiful museum grounds. Come and go as you please with your SamFest admission button. From 7 to 10:00 pm Saturday night our free all-inclusive show will congregate in Harbor Park as a lead-in to our fabulous fireworks show!
Saturday, July 14: Sweet Claudette and her Vibes Axis Band –The matriarch of the Detroit Blues scene is Port Sanilac-bound for a rocking fun, real-deal Blues performance. Sweet Claudette's style is tastefully sassy. She can rock it to you from the Harbor Park gazebo or bring it into the audience! www.sweetclaudette.com
Saturday, July 21: Funkee Station - Keepin' it groovy and soulful with their funky sound! Their sets are full of dance music from the worlds of classic soul, Rhythm & Blues, funk and Motown. www.funkeestation.com
Saturday, July 28: Caribbean Blue -the premier Jimmy Buffet Tribute band! Relax and enjoy an island attitude as their music instantly takes you to paradise! With outstanding musicians bringing their tropic rock to you, we transform Port Sanilac into island time. Join us as we rock the night away! Grass skirts, flower shirts and parrot heads welcome! www.caribbeanbluesband.com
Saturday, August 4: Golden Griffon Stringtet -with dance caller Karen Dunham, returns for our annual
Civil War Days Grand Ball at the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum. Playing dance music from the museum porch, their repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, and waltzes. Come join us on the museum
lawn in some vintage contra dances – no prior experience required!
Saturday, August 11: Bill Denbrock Big Band - The 1930’s and 1940’s were the heyday of the Big Bands – the Swing Era – and Denbrock embraces the music. This group of musicians plays at festivals and events throughout Huron and Sanilac Counties – and beyond. www.thumbmagazine.com/index.php
Saturday, August 18: Planet D Nonet- The “D” in their name stands for Detroit and their sounds embellish the rousing little big band blues! Band leader Spangler states “We go back to a little meaner and leaner time of swing music. We use two trumpets, a trombone, and three saxes which gives us the agility of a small group but the harmonic palette of a larger group, so we can cover both worlds. That’s what fascinates me!” www.eastlawnrecords.com
Saturday, August 25: Blue Water Ramblers - The repertoire of the Blue Water Ramblers comes right out of their Michigan life experiences and the history of the Great Lakes region. It includes lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, Michigan humor, 60’s civil rights and protest music, love songs, and gospel music. These combine into a versatile program to the delight and entertainment of their audiences. Banjo Jim says “We’re singing the people’s songs about the people’s lives and they can join right in and sing along.”
Saturday, September 1: The Boa Constrictor Band is a hand-picked band of Detroit’s finest musicians. All of the members come from the cores of many of the best Blues bands that Detroit has to offer. Detroit Blues has its own distinctive style – a lowdown industrial sound evolved from the Delta Blues. Its birthplace was Paradise Valley and Hasting Street and they are bringing it home to Port Sanilac!