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As concerts gradually come back into play, Pontiac’s Crofoot complex is getting back on track – outside.
As last fall, the venue will host a series of performances at the Crofoot Festival Grounds in municipal parking lot # 9 on Pike and Saginaw streets. Mount. Joy and Michigander open the season on Friday May 7, with Liquid Stranger on Saturday May 8. The doors of both open at 6 p.m.
Concerts are booked until July and more are expected to be added.
The shows were originally planned for River Station Detroit, a planned new venue in the city that was scuttled by logistical challenges.
Tickets to the Festival Grounds are sold for around 400 socially distant square pods that can seat four or six people, making them the largest concert gatherings in the metro area since the start of the pandemic. A contactless system will be implemented for food and drink orders, and masks will be required except for eating or drinking.
Tickets and updates are available through thecrofoot.com.
More music recommendations for the weekend (all subject to change):
• Venom Of Virtual, Fatal Conceit, Kiljin and Red Brick Road will perform a special Save Our Stages 1 concert on Friday May 7th at Diesel Concerts Detroit, 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield Township. Doors at 7 p.m. $ 10 entry; 586-933-3503 or dieselconcerts.com.
• The singer-songwriter and theater songwriter “Waitress” Sara Bareilles broadcasts a Hollywood Bowl concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, via her Youtube channel.
• Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jader Bignamini is in town for a pair of virtual performances this weekend at Orchestra Hall – Haydn and Schubert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and with guest violinist Midori at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday 8 may. $ 12 for each concert, via dso.org.
• The Metropolitan Opera Theater closes its “Happy Mother’s Day” week with three archival streaming performances: Berg’s “Wozzek” from January 2020 on Friday, a 2009 presentation of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” on Saturday May 8; and Handel’s “Agrippina”, from February 2020, on Sunday May 9, all at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.
• The Detroit Institute of Arts is hosting “Mongolian Melody,” a Morin Khuur Center concert at 8:00 pm Friday as part of its celebration of Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month. The show airs on DIA’s YouTube channel. More information via dia.org.
• Weezer is celebrating his latest album – and second this year – “Van Weezer” with a virtual night out on Friday at 8pm. Connect via livexlive.com.
• The String Cheese Incident airs its 2011 concert at Michigan’s Electric Forest Festival at 8 p.m. Friday, free via nugs.net.
• Richard Marx and his band perform live Friday at 8 p.m. via a network of online services and cable / satellite providers. Get the recap at stream.richardmarx.com.
• Dead and Company revisits its January 2020 concerts in Cancun at 9 p.m. Friday and again on Saturday. Tickets via nugs.net.
• Queen Nation honors – who else – Queen at 9 pm Friday. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• Michael McDonald presents “Home Alone 3: Yo Mama Be There” (Mother’s Day weekend included?) At 9pm Friday, with a VIP reminder at 10:30 am. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• The punk rock troupe MxPx gives a concert “Between this world and the next” at 9:30 pm Friday. Tickets via mxpx.com.
• Van Morrison celebrates his new album, “Latest Record Project: Volume 1” at 3pm on Saturday May 8th from Real World Studios in Bath, England. Tickets via nugs.net.
• Staind performs his 2001 multiplatinum album “Break the Cycle” in its entirety at 5 pm Saturday. Tickets via StaindLive.com.
• Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall document the making of their new album, “The Marfa Tapes,” at 7 p.m. Saturday via Lambert’s official Facebook page.
• Nativity In Black honors Black Sabbath on Saturday at Diesel Detroit Concerts, 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield Township. Doors at 7 p.m. 586-933-3503 or dieselconcerts.com.
• The Chamber Music Society of Detroit returns to the stage at 8 pm Saturday at the Flagstar Strand Theater, 12 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac. Tickets cost $ 30 for adults, $ 25 for seniors and $ 10 for students; 313-335-3300 or CMSDetroit.org.
• The RFD Boys live stream for the Ark’s Family Room series at 8 p.m. Saturday via Facebook Live. Donations go to the group and the hall, theark.org.
• Jimmy Buffett presents an archival show from Toronto at 8 p.m. Saturday, free via nugs.net.
• Opera vocal quartet Il Divo airs a special Mother’s Day weekend concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, with a preview of songs from their upcoming album, “For Once in My Life: A Celebration of Motown.” Tickets eticket.events/ildivo.
• Detroit jazz drummer Gayelynn McKinney leads McKinney Zone in a show at 8:30 pm Saturday at the Blue Llama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor. Tickets via stageit.com.
• Dionne Warwick celebrates Mother’s Day with another “At Home With You” concert at 2 pm on Sunday May 9 at 8 pm. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com. For an interview with Warwick visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.
• Dixon’s Violin, the Keynote Sisters and the Gasoline Gypsies team up for a live performance at 3 pm Sunday at Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion. Tickets via Eventbrite and the Facebook page of the place.
• The Traverse City trio, the Accidentals, celebrate their new EP, “Time Out (Session 1)”, with a virtual night out on Sunday at 8pm. The group will be joined by co-authors Kim Richey, Maia Sharp, Dar Williams and Tom Paxton. Tickets via theaccidentalsmusic.com. For an interview with the visiting group theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.
• Blues-rock guitarist Ana Popovic will perform at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $ 35; 735-513-5030 or thetokenloung.com.
• Sarah Jarosz performs from Brooklyn, NY, Sunday at 8:30 pm, with “The Blue Heron Suite”. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.