The Young Lions Collective AT KERRYTOWN CONCERT HOUSE
The MOTOWN SOUND
Friday, JuLY 23rd @ 8:00 PM
The Young Lions Collective at Kerrytown Concert House represents the best and brightest of Michigan’s next generation of jazz musicians. The Young Lions Collective will feature a rotating cast of promising young artists destined to make an impact in Michigan and beyond. The legendary Motown era made its mark not only on the music industry, but also on society as a whole.
From Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin to the Temptations and The Four Tops, the Motown Sound has cemented itself as a pillar of American culture. In this performance, the YLC will perform a diverse array of selections from the classic Motown catalog highlighting the many pivotal artists who helped shape a generation. Hosted by Detroit saxophonist, Stephen Grady Jr., the YLC will bring a fresh sound to these classic recordings, and bring a soulful night of music, fun, and groove to KCH.
Important Info Regarding The Lot Lounge
The Lot Lounge is an outdoor venue in our back parking lot. A cash beer and wine bar will be available for those 21+.
If this event needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, the show will go on for you at home! We’ll move the artists inside and pivot to a livestreamed concert on the same date and time at a private link that will be shared only with ticket holders. All decisions regarding inclement weather cancellations will be made no later than 2 hours prior to the performance, at which point all ticket holders will be notified by email about the cancellation with instructions for accessing the private livestream.
PLEASE NOTE: Since we have this livestreaming option for our audiences (and the artists we engage), there will be no refunds or exchanges for The Lot Lounge ticket purchases this summer. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to find innovative ways to continue connecting artists and audiences!
As part of the next generation of Detroit-grown musicians, Stephen Grady Jr. is building a name by performing with such greats as Marcus Belgrave, James Carter, Geri Allen, Bob Hurst, Kareem Riggins and many others. He has also received the National Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, the first annual JC Heard Youth Jazz Award and the James Tatum Scholarship. Recently, he attended the Stanford Jazz Residency through a full scholarship program. After graduating from University of Michigan in 2016 with a bachelor degree in Jazz Studies, he’s currently attending Michigan State University under a full Graduate Assistantship and regularly performing with The Rodney Whitaker Septet and Detroit Carr Center’s Gathering Orchestra, among others.