Final downtown Farmington lunch concerts feature local singers

Two more concerts remain in the inaugural season of downtown Farmington’s Lunch Beats concerts, held Wednesdays at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park.

Benny Edwards
Benny Edwards (contributed)

Benny Edwards, who performs on August 1, attended Michigan State University on a Music and Fine Arts scholarship. After graduating, he moved to North Carolina, where produced his own album and continued as a professional performer, then returned to Detroit and began working with small business owners and incorporating his musical expertise – educating, training, consulting, and performing.

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“Music is my passion,” he said in a press release. “It is always on my mind and has been since I was a child. I want to encourage musicians of any age to be yourself, to be music.” Learn more at

Sami Mei
Sami Mei (contributed)

The August 8 concert features Sami Mei, a vibrant singer/songwriter whose style blends pop and rock with touches of jazz and soul. She was inspired to pursue music after getting hooked on a video of Elton John’s iconic guest appearance on “The Muppet Show.”. Mei started writing her own songs and playing piano at age 8, then picked up a guitar several years later in order perform a broader range of material. Learn more at

The free concerts start at 12 p.m. Learn more at

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