Downtown Farmington Wednesday concert series livens up lunch

Downtown Farmington’s latest live music experience launches Wednesday, June 6, with a 12 p.m. concert at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park.

The Lunch Beats series, which runs through August 8, features local musicians performing in a range of styles from pop and jazz to Nashville. Bring a sack lunch or grab a carryout from a downtown restaurant.

Here’s the line-up of weekly June concerts:

Jimi K Downtown Farmington Lunch Beats
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June 6 – Jimi K

Jimi K is a versatile musician and vocalist who may follow up a Beatles or Motown tune with a 1940s swing number. His soulful singing blends with guitar work that has a sophisticated rhythmic drive. Learn more at facebook.com/james.kochans 

June 13 – Steve Taylor

A graduate of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, Steve Taylor performs all over Michigan as a solo acoustic artist and with his band, The Steve Taylor Three. In December 2005, Steve released his first solo album, “And So On…”, and in October of 2014, The Steve Taylor Three released the album, “Check Your Baggage”. Learn more at facebook.com/stevetayloracoustic

June 20 – Sheila Landis & Rick Matle

A seven-time “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” winner at the “Detroit Music Awards,” Sheila Landis’ most adventurous work is done in the company of long-time musical partner, 7-string guitarist, Rick Matle. Together, they fearlessly explore swing, jazz, blues, Brazilian rhythms, funk, pop and their own inventive collaborations. Learn more at sonicbids.com/band/sheilalandisrickmatle/

June 27 – Carly Bins

Eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Carly Bins is originally from Northville, but is now based in Nashville. She has won numerous local competitions and released her  first EP, “3 A.M.”, in 2016. Her latest single, “Not Meant to Be”, came out in 2017. To learn more, visit carlybins.com

The series continues in July with performances by Mark Reitenga (July 11), Maggie McCabe (July 18), Al Carmichael (July 25), Benny Edwards (August 1), and Sami Mei (August 8).

Visit downtownfarmington.org for information on the venue, concerts, and parking, and follow Downtown Farmington on Facebook and Twitter for updates.