Baldwin Summer Concerts unveil schedule for 2021

General Assembly Big Band will close out the 2021 Baldwin Summer Concert series Sept. 4. (Star file photo)

General Assembly Big Band will close out the 2021 Baldwin Summer Concert series Sept. 4. (Star file photo)

BALDWIN — With summer right around the corner, organizers of outdoor concert series have been locking in bands.

Baldwin Summer Concerts kicks off its 2021 season June 23 with its "Echo Through the Timber" and "Sounds from the Forest" series. From 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, live bands will perform a variety of music at Wenger Pavilion behind Jones Ice Cream in Baldwin.

Attendees may sit in the pavilion or bring their own lawn chair. Concerts also will be broadcasted on 99.3 FM for those who would be more comfortable sitting in their car.

Echo Through the Timber: 7-9:15 p.m. Wednesdays

• June 23, Community Gospel Awakening with Rev. CJ Kingdom Chris Grier: heart & soul reboot

• June 30, Bill Heid Quartet with Paul Keller on bass and Rob Smith on sax: jazz, swing, soul

• July 7, Harper and MidWest Kind: a unique blend of blues, soul, folk world jazz, R&B

• July 14, Fremont John's Acoustic Thunder: singer/songwriter, acoustic rock and blues

• July 21, Mustang Band with Eric Vanderstel: classic rock, country

• July 28, Jenna Mammina: pop, folk, R&B, jazz, captivating vocals

• Aug 4, Mary Rademacher with the Mark Kahny Band: pop, jazz, show tunes

• Aug 11, Motor City Josh and the Big 3: straight up blues

• Aug 18, Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra: swinging originals and traditional favorites

• Aug 25, Headwinds Blues Project: traditional and progressive blues

Sounds from the Forest: 7-9:15 p.m. Saturdays

• June 26, Wendell Harrison Quarter: jazz, funk, swing, balladry

• July 3, Holly Mcguire with Kevin McConnell Trio: jazz, blues, pop, rock

• July 10, Tell Yo Mama: pop, R&B, funky jazz and soul, dance, vocals

• July 17, Nick Moss Band: Chicago-style blues, guitar, vocals

• July 24, Serita's Black Rose: funk, rock, blues, soul (also a parade show 1-2:30 p.m.)

• July 31, Greg Nagy's Men of Leisure with Jim Alfredson on keys: pop, blues, soul, rock

• Aug 7, Rodney Whitaker Quarter: straight ahead jazz

• Aug 14, Planet D Nonet: big band, pop, jazz, roots

• Aug 21, Chris Foreman's Soul Message Band: Hammond B3, jazzy funk and soul

• Aug 28, U'Neek: high energy R&B, pop, Motown, soul

• Sept 4, General Assembly Big Band: a 20-piece orchestra playing jazz, pop and show tunes in honor of late founder/director Tom Sheppardson.