2022 River Blast’s Back at the Belle Isle

Catch the weekly concerts every Wednesday at the Belle Isle State Park

Framington Concert Band Director Damien Crutcher. Photo courtesy of MOBIG.
Belle Island

After a pandemic hiatus, the “River Blast 2022” is back with a series of concerts. Featuring different music groups each week, the concerts will take place Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Belle Isle State Park.

Ten concert bands will present free performances each week.

“We were off because of COVID, so just getting back is exciting,” Music On Belle Isle Group (MOBIG) President Craig Strain said.

The Strain added that their audience has grown with each concert.

“We’re looking forward to good weather and we’ve got a terrific lineup of some wonderful bands, so I’m just looking forward to a fun summer with great music,” Strain said.


With all the band’s wide-ranging repertoire, a variety of musical genres will surely be represented, and there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Mark your calendars and head on down to Belle Isle, and enjoy some great music in one of Detroit’s most beautiful parks for an evening of good music:

  • June 29: Farmington Concert Band 
  • July 6: Motor City Brass Band 
  • July 13: Farmington Concert Band M-1 Jazz Collective 
  • July 20: Canton Concert Band 
  • July 22: Downriver Community Band 
  • August 3: Rock Bottom 
  • August 10: Warren Concert Band 
  • August 17: Professor Vincent Chandler and the WSU Jazz Warriors 
  • August 24: Dr Pocket 
  • August 31: Birmingham Concert Band

“River Blast 2022” is presented by MOBIG. The musical group is on a mission of reviving the vibrant musical scene in Belle Isle, Detroit, and restoring the historic Remick Bandshell and the Detroit Concert Band’s tradition of performing summer concerts for the public.

For the comfort of the attendees, MOBIG advises the public to bring lawn chairs. They also noted that, at the last minute, concerts may be canceled if the weather condition turns bad.

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