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Lunch Beats is Downtown Farmington's newest concert series! Bring your sack lunch or carry out at one of our delicious restaurants. You can bring your own picnic blanket or sit on one of the restaurant patios surrounding Riley Park. All performances will be held at the Sundquist Pavilion in Downtown Farmington.
Want to explore Downtown Farmington eats? Check out the Downtown Farmington Restaurant Directory.

This free concert series is presented by Sidecar Slider Bar 
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2019 Lunch Beats Lineup

June 5 Mark Jewett
Sponsored by Dagwoods Deli

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Mark Jewett is a Detroit area singer-songwriter. His work has been twice recognized by American Songwriter Magazine (2015 and 2017 Lyrics Contests) and twice by the For Song Sake Songwriting Challenge as (2013 and 2012). His listeners have noted similarities in his songwriting and delivery styles to a variety of artists, including Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Jesse Winchester, Nick Lowe, and Michael Franks. While his music tends to defy any strict genre definition, you are likely to hear influences from folk, rock and pop to country and blues.
For a sneak peek, visit www.markjewett.com

Looking for something to eat while you watch Mark Jewett perform?
Order takeout at Dagwood's Deli!
menu: www.dagwoodsdeli.biz
carryout number: 248-474-3800

order online at: doordash.com

 June 12 Steve Taylor
Sponsored by Cottage Inn Pizza          

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Steve Taylor graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1995 with a degree in songwriting. Blending soulful music and intimate lyrics, he performs all over Michigan as a solo acoustic artist and with his band, The Steve Taylor Three. In December 2005, Steve released his first solo CD "And So On..." In October of 2014, The Steve Taylor Three released "Check Your Baggage”. Whether playing his own or others material, his honesty and sincerity comes through in every performance.

For a sneak peek, visit www.facebook.com/stevetayloracoustic 

Looking for something to eat while you watch Steve Taylor perform?
Order takeout at Cottage Inn Pizza  
menu: https://cottageinn.com/menu/
carryout number: (248) 957-9400 

June 19 Jimi K
Sponsored by The Cheese Lady

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Jimi K is a versatile musician and vocalist capable of an astonishing range of material. Don’t be surprised if he follows up a Beatles or Motown tune with a swing number from the forties. His singing is soulful and from the heart and his guitar work has a sophisticated rhythmic drive. He engages his audience with his light hearted stage presence and a genuine enjoyment of performing music that he truly loves.

For a sneak peek, visit www.facebook.com/james.kochans

Looking for something to eat while you watch Jimi K perform?
Grab a grilled cheese from The Cheese Lady!
https://thecheeselady.net/locations/farmington

order ahead: 248-957-9581


June 26
 Sami Mei
Sponsored by Dagwoods Deli

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Sami Mei is 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.” She 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. She has the old soul of a seasoned explorer with a seemingly unlimited well of inspiration and is currently working on her third CD of original material.

For a sneak peek, visit http://www.samimei.com

Looking for something to eat while you watch Sami Mei perform?
Order takeout at Dagwood's Deli!
menu: www.dagwoodsdeli.biz
carryout number: 248-474-3800

call to order takeout: (248) 888-0700

July 3 Mark Reitenga
Sponsored by  Mi.Mosa

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Mark Reitenga performs with an energetic, acoustic guitar and smooth vocal style that delivers an intimate vibe. With his "welcome to my living room" attitude and musical storytelling ability he delivers a large variety of popular songs from the likes of America, The Beatles, Paul Simon and Van Morrison. He is also an accomplished songwriter with a large catalogue of original tunes. He released his CD Unsung in 2016.

For a sneak peek, visit https://www.reverbnation.com/markreitenga

Looking for something to eat while you watch Mark Reitenga perform?
Order take out from Mi.Mosa

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call to order takeout: 248.957.8119

 July 10 Maggie McCabe
Sponsored by Tayler Prescription

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Maggie McCabe is an award winning musician who has made her mark on the Detroit music scene for over 20 years. Soul, Americana, acoustic rock and blues are all part of a Maggie McCabe show. She will even add in the occasional Celtic sing along to connect with her audience. Her light hearted spirit and love of performing will keep you entertained and engaged.

For a sneak peek, visit http://www.facebook.com/MaggieMcCabeMusic

Looking for something to eat while you watch Maggie McCabe perform?
Order take out from Sidecar Slider Bar

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call to order takeout: (248) 536-2907

July 17 Al Carmichael

Sponsored by Dagwood’s Deli

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Al Carmichael is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist who prizes strong songs. He believes good music can come from anyplace and from many different stylistic points of view be it rock, pop, blues, country, r&b, folk or bluegrass. An accomplished songwriter he scored a #1 country hit with “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am” recorded by Lee Roy Parnell and received a Detroit music award for “Best Country Songwriter”. His warmth, humor and love of music bring a heartfelt intimacy to his performance.


For a sneak peek, visit https://allthingsal.wordpress.com/

Looking for something to eat while you watch Al Carmichael perform?

Order takeout at Dagwood's Deli!
menu: www.dagwoodsdeli.biz

carryout number: 248-474-3800
order online at: doordash.com

July 24 John Latini

Sponsored by Hewitts Music
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This guitar slinging bluesman is a multi award winning songwriter and an intense performer. His soulful vocals animate the stories of his songs. He writes honest, no nonsense songs about real people. This past December he was the Grand Prize Winner of the Dallas Songwriting Contest with his song “Pull Me Up” from his celebrated record “The Blues Makes me Feel Alright”.


For a sneak peek, visit www.johnlatini.com

Looking for something to eat while you watch John Latini perform?

Order take out from Sidecar Slider Bar

menu: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ded15c_a40114640eba429a99f6be1737da9482.pdf?index=true

call to order takeout: (248) 536-2907

 July 31 Carly Bins

Sponsored by the Farmington Downtown Development Authority

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Carly Bins is a 19 years old singer-songwriter originally from Northville and now based out of Nashville. She has won numerous local competitions due in large part to her solid songwriting and stunning presence stage. Her amazingly flexible and luxurious vocal technique is the perfect vehicle for her beautiful melodies and heartfelt, emotional lyrics. She released her first EP 3 A.M. in 2016 and her latest single Not Meant to Be in 2017. Carly is truly up and coming original talent.
For a sneak peek, visit https://www.carlybins.com/home

Looking for something to eat while you watch Carly Bins perform?

Order take out from Sidecar Slider Bar

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call to order takeout: (248) 536-2907

August 7 Billy Brandt

 Sponsored by Dagwood’s Deli

Billy Brandt playing guitar

Billy Brandt is a multiple-award winning Detroit area singer songwriter whose roots, folky, psychedelic alt-country background underpins strong songwriting and an adventurous spirit. Be prepared for a genial and musically rewarding show embracing multiple genres of songs you know and songs you will discover.
For a sneak peek, visit www.billybrandt.com

Looking for something to eat while you watch Billy Brandt perform?

Order takeout at Dagwood's Deli!

menu: www.dagwoodsdeli.biz

carryout number: 248-474-3800

order online at: doordash.com

August 14 Sheila Landis & Rick Matle
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Singer Sheila Landis is a Seven-Time Winner of the "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" Award as bestowed by the Detroit Music Awards. Her most adventurous work is done in the company of long-time musical partner, 7-string guitarist Rick Matle whose full accompaniment supplies top, bottom and everything in between. Together Landis and Matle fearlessly explore swing jazz, blues, Brazilian rhythms, funky pop and their own inventive collaborations, elegant, yet edgy. They have released several CDs of their original and cover tunes.

For a sneak peek, visit https://www.sonicbids.com/band/sheilalandisrickmatle/

August 21 Emmanuelle Jacob

Sponsored by Care By Design Market

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A graduate of Clarenceville High School Emmanuelle is currently studying musical theater at Central Michigan University. He is already accomplished songwriter and a fearless singer who is not intimidated singing the songs of of Prince or Queen. Accompanying himself on keys he will take you on a wide ranging musical journey with the soulful singing chops of an artist twice his age.
For a sneak peek, visit www.facebook.com/emmanuelle.jacob

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