Submissions for the 2019 River Days Festival are now CLOSED! Thank you to all that submitted!


The 2018 GM River Days event will welcome an array of national music stars to the Quicken Loans National Stage, including classic R&B group Kool & the Gang along with tribute band Beatlemania Live! on Friday evening. Legendary funk sensation Morris Day & the Time will electrify the stage on Saturday, along with smooth R&B singer Donell Jones. The fun picks up again Sunday evening with the melodic sounds of multi-platinum soul singer Avant. Canadian R&B singer Tamia will also perform Sunday.

Concerts are included with River Days Admission, however VIP premier seats are available for purchase for the headlining concerts. Tickets cost $35 and include admission to the festival. Tickets can be purchased online here.




Friday, June 22

1:00 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow

4:00 p.m. The Band Mint

5:00 p.m. Evrod Cassimy

6:00 p.m. Beatlemania Live!

8:30 p.m. Kool & the Gang


Saturday, June 23

3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow

6:00 p.m. Brielle Lesley

7:00 p.m. Donell Jones

8:30 p.m. Morris Day & the Time


Sunday, June 24  

3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow

5:15 p.m. Notorious

7:00 p.m. Avant

8:45 p.m. Tamia


Michigan Lottery Stage Schedule

Metro Detroit’s R&B, reggae, rock & roll and country acts will fill the Michigan Lottery Stage, located along the Detroit Riverfront just east of Beaubien Street, featuring:


Friday, June 22  

11:15 a.m. Katelynn Corll (Singer/Songwriter)

12:15 p.m. Jake McArthur (Singer Songwriter)

1:00 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow

2:00 p.m. Brother Son (Indie Pop)

3:30 p.m. Austin Scott (Country Americana)

5:00 p.m. Priscilla Price (Blues & Soul)

6:45 p.m. The Reefermen (Rock)

8:30 p.m. The Persuasion Band (High Energy Party Music)


Saturday, June 23  

9:30 a.m. YOGA (Thrive Yoga Studio)  

11:15 a.m. Natalie Lucassian (Alternative Soul)

12:45 p.m. I’m with Molly (Blues and Classic Rock)

2:15 p.m. The Dudes Party Time Band (Rock)

3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow  

4:45 p.m. TAVISTOCK (Rock/Classic Rock)

6:30 p.m. Melanie Rutherford & Phat Greasy (R&B/Funk)

8:30 p.m. Larry Lee & Back in the Day Band (Funk/R&B)


Sunday, June 24  

11:15 a.m. Acoustic Ash (Singer/Songwriter)

12:45 p.m. Billy Gunther (Country)

2:15 p.m. Billy Brandt and the Sugarees (Americana Rock)

3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow

4:30 p.m. New World Soul (R&B Soul)

6:00 p.m. Roots Vibrations (Reggae/Soca)

7:30 p.m. Ideeyah (Soul/R&B)

9:00 p.m. Bob Murray Band featuring Lenny Watkins & Tosha Owens (Blues/Soul) 


Soaring Eagle Music Stage Schedule

The best of metro Detroit’s classic rock, country, funk and soul bands will play on the Soaring Eagle Stage, located along on the GM Plaza in front of the Renaissance Center, featuring: 



Friday, June 22  

11:45 a.m. Banjolectric (Global Electro-Folk)

1:00 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow  

2:15 p.m. Taneen (Pop/R&B)

3:45 p.m. Michon Young (Jazz/R&B)

5:15 p.m. Red Herring (Rock/Blues)

6:45 p.m. Roadside Rick & The Breakdowns (Classic Rock & Blues)

8:30 p.m. Crazy Babies – Ozzy ReBourne (Ozzy Ozbourne Tribute)


Saturday, June 23  

11:30 a.m. ROCKET(!!!) MAN (The Groove)

1:00 p.m. Terri Schuh (Neo-soul R&B)

2:30 p.m. Christian Vegh Band (Blues Rock)

3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow

4:45 p.m.  Blackmail (Rock/Funk)

6:30 p.m.  The Ruiners (Party Punk/Rock)

8:30 p.m. Frijid Pink (Rock/Classic Rock)


Sunday, June 24 

11:30 a.m. Sami Mei (Pop/Indie)

1:00 p.m. Drew Schultz & the Broken Habits (Soul/Motown)

2:30 p.m. Nadir Omowale (Funk)

3:30 p.m.  Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow

4:45 p.m. The Gia Warner Band (Rock/Americana)

6:30 p.m. Alise King (R&B)

8:30 p.m. Stone Clover (Paddy Slag)  


Meijer Kids’ Stage Schedule