Greater Alexander

February 4th, 2023- 7:00pm

The Hawk Blackbox

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Greater Alexander is a well-known piano and guitarist in the city of Detroit. He has a way of creatively expressing the greater part of himself through the medium of a sonic musical landscape. He was born in New York, raised in Greece and is currently residing in Detroit, Michigan.

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An Evening of Stand Up Comedy

February 11th, 2023- 7:00pm

The Hawk Blackbox

This event takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Your host for the evening -Mark Boyd
Mark Boyd spent most of the 80s and 90s, 48 weeks per year, performing in comedy venues, and a few “not-so-comedy” venues, all across the United States and Canada. He has appeared on several comedy showcase programs on television, such as “Evening at the Improv.” Also a talented actor, Mark has appeared in numerous films and television shows including Whip It, 12 Monkeys and MacGyver.

Camila Ballario

Camila Ballario is an Argentine-born comedian from Michigan. She was voted ‘Best Comedian in Washtenaw County’ in 2020, was winner of ‘Best of Fest’ at the 2021 Big Pine Comedy Festival and 'Best of Fest' at Laugh After Dark Comedy Festival in 2022. Camila has been entertaining crowds far and wide with her fresh brand of stand-up. She often combines her ideas with songs to give a unique look into her perspective on the realities of being a woman in her 30s.

Billy Ray Bauer

Billy Ray Bauer has performed in forty states and in Canada at comedy clubs, casinos, and corporate functions for many major companies including General Motors and Microsoft. He has been a repeat guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show and appeared on Fox TV and Canadian TV's “Just for Laughs”. Billy Ray has performed at dozens of comedy clubs including The Funny Bone in Cleveland and Cincinnati, The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Detroit, Crackers in Indy, Bonkerz in Orlando, The Museum Club in Flagstaff and many more. He has appeared in Las Vegas at the Plaza Hotel and headlined the Rampart Casino. In addition, he's headlined at the Edgewater Resort and Casino in Laughlin, NV, the Rocky Gap Casino in Maryland, the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, WI, and Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI. He's worked with some of your favorite comedians including Tim Allen, Drew Carey, The Smothers Brothers, Lewis Black and Louie Anderson. Billy Ray was voted best local comedian by Hour Detroit magazine in 2017.

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Dames Brown presents: The Love Counselors Chapter III

February 18th, 2023- 8:00pm

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Detroit soul sensations Dames Brown join us for a post-Valentine’s Day lovefest February 18th on the Hawk Mainstage! Joined by Ben Sharkey, Desean Jones & the Urban Art Orchestra, and Terry Thomas, Wil Monie, Soul Deacon, and Sheefy McFly these Motown divas are ready to keep the love alive in Farmington Hills! There will be an afterglow in the Black Box with a Valentine's themed drink and photo-ops with the performers.

Beer and wine will be available for patrons 21 years and above.

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Three Men and a Tenor

February 25th, 2023- 8:00pm

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Great pop vocal music, quick-witted humor, and overall likeability make THREE MEN and a TENOR a unique vocal music and comedy show experience that cannot be matched. The group has over 3,000 performances together, a national touring schedule, and has opened shows for national legends like Jay Leno and The Beach Boys and starred in their own national PBS-TV special "Three Men and a Tenor- In Concert" that was shown across the country from Los Angeles to Nashville on major PBS affiliates.


3MT was voted "The Best Entertainment in Michigan" 4-times. THREE MEN and a TENOR has regularly sold-out shows at performing arts centers, theatres, and festivals and fairs for nearly 30-years with a powerful blend of vocal harmonies and feel-good music for all ages.

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Blackthorn

March 4th, 2023- 7:30pm

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Irish music sensation, Blackthorn, combines traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and reels, and ancient airs for a musical experience that captures the history and legend of Ireland and its people. Regularly featured at world renowned Irish festivals and venues, the Detroit-based band joins us for a night of Irish music just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

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Mini Mozart Series- Percussion

March 9th, 2023- 10:00am-11:00am

The Hawk Blackbox

This workshop takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Little ones, ages three to five, with a caregiver, are invited to join us for a fun, musical morning. Each session will introduce your little one to a different section of the orchestra. We’ll learn together about brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments. Each session will include a simple musical craft, age-appropriate learning opportunity and the chance for music-making with friends.

+This event offers sensory-friendly components.

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Steve Taylor Acoustic

March 11th, 2023- 7:00pm

The Hawk Blackbox

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Metro Detroit Singer-Songwriter Steve Taylor will bring his acoustic originals and familiar covers to our Campfire Concert series. Always a favorite at local venues, Steve has a busy solo career and also fronts the Steve Taylor Three. Join us around the fire, sing a few songs and spend an evening listening to some new and old favorites.

Beer and wine will be available for patrons 21 years and above.

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Farmington Concert Band: Wild Symphony

March 19th, 2023- 3:00pm

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Join the FCB as they perform Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony. Wild Symphony is accompanied by vibrant illustrations on screen behind the band, from the New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same title which has been translated in more than 20 countries worldwide.

From the author, Dan Brown

Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends! You’ll meet a big blue whale and speedy cheetahs, tiny beetles and graceful swans. Each has a special secret to share. Along the way, you might spot the surprises Maestro Mouse has left for you — a hiding buzzy bee, jumbled letters that spell out clues, and even a coded message for you to solve!

Dan Brown—the man behind the #1 best-selling publishing phenomenon The Da Vinci Code—is known for exciting twists, turns, and surprises. His newest surprise, Wild Symphony, unveils the novelist as a lifelong musician and composer who was inspired at a young age by Peter and the Wolf, The Carnival of the Animals, and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

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Detroit Retro Society

April 1st, 2023- 7:30pm

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

The top-tier Detroit music revue, Detroit Retro Society, performs the music that makes Motown so special. Musicians in the Detroit Retro Society have shared the stage with everyone from classic acts like The Temptations, Parliament Funkadelic, Foreigner and Aretha Franklin to modern acts like Sturgill Simpson, Kid Rock, and Griz. This high-energy performance will get you on your feet and dancing all night long!

Beer and wine will be available for patrons 21 years and above.

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Ray Ureña

April 13th, 2023- 7:00pm

The Hawk Blackbox

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Ray Ureña is not only a talented guitarist, but a multi-instrumentalist whose career span includes touring, playing festivals, film scoring, and electronic music production. Though his music education is rooted and jazz, his work as a guitar sideman has landed many gigs opening for Bare Naked Ladies, Eddie Money, The Spin Doctors, Everclear, Robert Bradley, and Kid Rock. 

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Xiao Dong Wei and Friends

April 15th, 2023- 8:00pm

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

At the age of 11, she was accepted into the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Ten years later she earned her degree, becoming "Master of the Erhu". A 2012 Kresge Artist, she has appeared as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She has been featured on National Public Radio and has produced multiple critically-acclaimed albums. Xiao Dong Wei is a lecturer at the University of Michigan and her music can be heard all around the world.

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The Ehnes Quartet Returns

April 28th 2022, 7:30pm 

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

James Ehnes, Amy Schwartz-Moretti, Violins
Matthew Lipman, Viola
Edward Arron, Cello

Fresh from a season of recordings and gripping performances around the globe, this electrifying
ensemble returns to the open arms of our growing audience. Their captivating program of
works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Bartok promises to be memorable indeed.
As always, our friends in the Ehnes Quartet look forward to interacting with you from the stage
at our trademark Just Between Us artist talkback, immediately following the concert.

Program:

String Quartet Op.20 no. 5                                      Franz Joseph Haydn

String Quartet no. 6                                                 Bela Bartok

String Quartet Op. 44 no. 2                                     Felix Mendelssohn

This concert is presented in collaboration between the City of Farmington Hills and Chamber Soloists of Detroit. Learn more about CSD here: https://www.chambersoloistsdetroit.org/

Formally established in 2010, the Ehnes Quartet’s highly refined, sensitive and expressive performances have delighted audiences and critics across the globe and have made them one of the most sought after chamber groups performing today. Hailed as “an important new force in the chamber music arena” with a “dream-team line-up” (Strings), the Ehnes Quartet is comprised of four internationally renowned string musicians: violinists James Ehnes and Amy Schwartz Moretti, and cellist Edward Arron. For this concert they are joined by violist Matthew Lipman.

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in 37 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. His recordings have been honored with many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy. James was recently named Gramaphone Magazine's 2021 "Artist of the Year." He plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.

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The Farmington Chorus Spring Concert

May 12th, 2022- 8:00pm

May 13th, 2022- 4:00pm

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

The Farmington Chorus was established in 1980 under the sponsorship of the Farmington Hills Parks and Recreation Department as an activity for community residents. They have been performing Holiday and Spring Concerts ever since.

Beer and wine will be available for patrons 21 years and above. 

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Eat It Up Trio

May 18th, 2023- 7:00pm

The Hawk Blackbox

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Detroit-based and undeniably swinging, The Eat It Up Trio is Michigan’s premier professional purveyor of possibly the most pleasurable music three humans can safely perform within the parameters of the law. Comprised of drummer Sean Perlmutter, bassist Trevor Lamb, and pianist/vocalist Mike Harrison, the Eat It Up trio delivers original songs and arrangements with a versatile repertoire spanning from traditional jazz to modern R&B, funk to folk country, classic rock to bebop, and all the cracks and crevices in between.

Beer and wine will be available for patrons 21 years and above. 

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Mr. Bob's Rubber Band

June 17th, 2023- 2:00pm

The Hawk Mainstage

This concert takes place at the Hawk Community Center located at 29995 W 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Mr. Bob's Rubber Band is metro Detroit's premier children's band. These Detroit Music Award winners entertain all ages from pre-school on up playing Motown hits, pop, funky nursery rhymes and more! Perfect for all ages and fun for the whole family!

This event offers sensory-friendly components. 

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