Events

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Until the Governor allows 50% seating capacity in restaurants, we cannot have our Jazz at Shield’s concerts. Please check back when that occurs.

Jazz at Shield's - We gather in many places, but routinely at Shield’s of Southfield two or three times a month from 1-3:30 p.m. – normally the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. We are proud to host the finest musicians of these genres in the Detroit, Toledo, and Ann Arbor areas. Because of COVID, we may expand the number of performances each month in the future to make up for lost concerts.

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Rec Bowl Series - Jazzin’ With Some Barbecue  - An outdoor summer jazz series in downtown Mt. Clemens! View the Rec Bowl website. Owners Fred and Patty Fox have hosted this fine series of live jazz for 9 years. It’s a fun, family-friendly event under a covered area, features the best in local area bands, a dance floor, and owner Fred Fox’s famous barbecue. It happens every Wednesday, May through October. We feature swing dance bands, big bands, and classic rock events on the weekends. Entertainment charges at the door apply – $10. There’s a full menu, reasonably priced, and a cash bar. It’s the place to be outside in the summertime!

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Terrace Inn Jazz Weekends (BayView)  - We’re also proud promoters and organizers of the Spring and Fall Terrace Inn Jazz Weekends at the Historic Terrace Inn in BayView (Petoskey), Michigan. These weekends feature the finest bands from our area for a 3-day getaway of live jazz with a full dining menu, a beautiful venue, and did we mention shopping for the jazzy gals?

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Other Special Events - We also host many special events throughout the year, such as our early bird New Year’s Eve Dinner Party and summer picnics, and support many other major local events such as the Michigan Jazz Festival, and Scott Gwinnell’s Help With Jazz Workshop.