'All Summer Long' Fireside Patio Series

A Synthesis of Dance, Drink, Music & Mingle

The Fireside Grill & Patio at the Suburban Collection Showplace is hosting a summer-long patio entertainment series open to the public beginning Thursday, June 16th and running through mid-September.  All performances will begin each Thursday at 8:00 p.m. and will play into the evening, ending at 12:00 midnight. There is no cover charge and inclement weather will not stop the show, as the party will simply move inside into the Fireside Grill. Performances will range from big band, jazz, blues, rock, pop, classical to world music.

The well-appointed outdoor patio, featuring a large cozy fireplace, floral-embellished water fountain, comfy cocktail lounge sofas and chairs, and handsome brickscape construction, is both romantic and stimulating and is the perfect setting for relaxing on a summer’s eve to enjoy drinks, dinner, dancing and mingling with some of the top musicians in the local / regional area.

The Sanctuary Blues Band will take to the stage to kick-off the summer series on Thursday, June 16th. TSSB is an extraordinary group of talented musicians who have a deep respect for music they play. Founded by Doug “Xharp” Glaser, the band has played clubs, events, corporate functions and private events for the last six years. Fun, entertaining and musically satisfying, this is a band to keep your eyes on.

TSBB will be at playing at the Fireside patio on June 16th, July 7th, July 28th and August 18th.

Here’s what some others are saying about TSBB:

"The Sanctuary Blues Band is a great group of very talented musicians that really know how to work a room. You can really tell they have fun and enjoy what they’re doing and that energy extends to our customers both young and old. Long sets and short breaks keep my customers in the house, very professional."
Nick Plante
General Manager
Zukey Lake Tavern

"Our customers really love The Sanctuary Blues Band. Their Rhythm & Blues music is top shelf and their interaction with the audience is captivating. Lots of fun. We highly recommend this band, very professional."
General Manager/Owner
Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ

"We love havingThe Sanctuary Blues Band entertain at our customer events. Their music is outstanding plus they go out of their way to promote our products and participating vendors, very professional."
Katie Kriems
Marketing Director
Motor City Harley-Davidson

The following week you will hear the next generation of jazz musicians perform on Thursday, June 23rd when Kayvon Gordon brings his smooth jazz quartet to the Fireside patio. This locally-based percussionist and producer has performed as a drummer for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s civic jazz program, the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center quintet, and his own Kayvon Gordon Quartet.  While still in high school Gordon was selected and flown to Los Angeles to perform at jazz venues and Grammy Week events, such as the Grammy Celebration after-party. In Los Angeles, Gordon was also part of a group that recorded an album at the Capitol Studios & Mastering in Hollywood. A passionate and talented musician, Gordon says he’s had many mentors including Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpet player who played with Ray Charles. Gordon entertains with a soulful sweetness sealed with edgy excitement including music picks that traverse the cultural landscape, featuring summery tunes from every era of popular music history.

The Kayvon Gordon Quartet will be at playing at the Fireside patio on June 23rd, June 30th, July 21st and August 4th.

Next we welcome Shawn Riley & the Shawn Riley Band to the Fireside patio stage.  This band is not to be missed; just try to sit still when this fun-lovin’, finger-snappin’, hoppin’ and boppin’ group plays everyone’s toe-tappin’ favorites into the summer night. The Shawn Riley Band will make its first appearance at Fireside on Thursday, July 14. What makes this group unique is the diversity of music with a perfect blend of selections from the early 50's and beyond. Shifting gears from the oldies to taking on some of today's new sounds, the band continues to amaze.

Promoters have described it as Yesterday's Top 40. In addition, there is a collection of Irish & Celtic songs both new and old, a bit of country, a bit of blues, and a whole lot of energy and fun. The diverse set-list is what keeps you wanting more. You will enjoy the band’s creative take on covers from a wide range of genres.

The band has performed over the years at many top events, including several post-Yacht Race parties on Mackinac Island, weddings across the country, corporate events, and many other private engagements.

The Shawn Riley Band will be at playing at the Fireside patio on July 14th, August 11th, August 25th, and September 8th.

For more details about the ‘All Summer Long’ Fireside Patio Series visit us online at  www.suburbancollectionshowplace.com and click on the Event Calendar tab located on the top left of the page. You may also call the Suburban Collection Showplace at (248) 348-5600 during regular business hours to obtain more information. The Fireside Grill & Patio is located adjacent to the Hyatt Place Hotel at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, 48374.

This series is sponsored by the Epoch Hospitality Group in partnership with Boco Enterprises, owner of the Suburban Collection Showplace.