Farmington Hills free concert features local a cappella group

TBD A Cappella will perform at the Stars in the Park concert series on Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, 24915 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills.

TBD A Cappella
TBD A Cappella (City of Farmington Hills)

This talented group is made up of six men who were members of competing a cappella groups at their colleges, including the Michigan State Accafellas, Western Michigan Broncords, and Florida State All Night Yahtzee. All are now local residents who still love to sing.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

Singing without instrumental accompaniment is difficult work, and a cappella groups’ voices cover all parts of a song.

“We will sing the TBD theme song, which lets everyone know who we are and why we do what we do,” said singer/spokesperson Phil Johnson. “You, the audience, get to name us at every show. We’ve never had the same name twice, so bring your best ‘T,’ ‘B,’ and ‘D’ word ideas, but keep it clean.”

TBD A Cappella puts on a family-friendly a cappella show with pop songs that everyone will know such as “One Call Away,” originally performed by Charlie Puth, “Hard to Handle” by the Black Crowes, and “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond, which requires audience participation.

Stars in the Park concerts start at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and last until approximately 8:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. The location will be confirmed after 4 p.m. on the concert hotline, 248-473-1848.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, the exclusive sponsor of the summer concerts, will offer two random raffle drawings for concert goers to win the use of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle for one week. Attendees (21 years or older with a valid U.S. driver’s license) may enter by visiting the vehicle display during each concert. One entry per person may be submitted at each concert, giving regular attendees more chances to win. Winners need not be present for the final drawing on August 15.

Correction: One of the colleges at which members of TBD A Cappella performed was incorrectly reported in the original version of this post. 

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