It is going to be an awesome summer filled with music at River Park Square!  Mayor Listenberger is excited to host the Mayor’s Summer of Music 2024!  The Mayor’s Summer of Music is a FREE concert series that is hosted by the City of Plymouth and sponsored by numerous local businesses.  These concerts are held on Friday evenings in July, August, and the first Friday in September at River Park Square.  You are welcome to bring a cooler of your favorite beverages and food.  There will also be food available for purchase from a variety of local food trucks.  These concerts are family-friendly and a blast for everyone! 

We heard all your requests and did our best to hire your suggestions.  There will be 10 concerts this year and only 2 of them have played at River Park Square before.  We have a great mix of genres represented. 

Grab your calendars now and mark all the Fridays in July, August, and the first Friday in September from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm at River Park Square in Downtown Plymouth.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to sit on and be ready to hear some great music, hang out with friends, eat great food, and enjoy our great city!

We are currently looking for sponsors for this event.  Please feel free to reach out to the Mayor’s Office at 574-936-6717 or if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Here is the line-up for the Mayor’s Summer of Music 2024:

July 5th Mr. Funnyman

Mr. Funnyman is the ultimate variety band in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland performing a wide range of different cover music including but not limited to Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Chicago, ABBA, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Elton John, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Leonard Skynyrd, Steely Dan, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, The Who and dozens of other artists that would make this list too long. With a full horn section, male and female vocalists, drums, bass, guitar, and two keyboardists, no detail is missed when it comes to recreating the perfect sound.

July 12th Dead to Rights

The BEST Grateful Dead tribute band in Northwest Indiana! Featuring highly energetic music and the most youthful group of musicians to play the music since the Dead in 1966. Constantly playin’ our respects to Jerry and the Boys!

July 19th Small Town

SMALL TOWN first embarked on their musical voyage of discovery together as a tight-knit Musical Group in 2019. The members of the band grew up listening to a variety of musical genres that played an influential role in shaping their paths as musicians and ultimately led them to join forces and create SMALL TOWN!  The goal of the band was to create and replicate the live Mellencamp concerts utilizing all the same instrumentation! Small Town has collectively created the signature Mellencamp sound with Jen Cimbala on Fiddle, Bob Heckler on Accordion, keyboards, and melodica, Jim Croke on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and Mandolin.  Chris Sulcer joins in on guitar and vocals and Louis Sameniego brings the deep tones on Bass guitar while Shane Sameniego keeps the Kenny Arronoff beat on drums.   Doug Clapp leads the night full of #1 hits and sing-alongs on vocals!

July 26th The Cold Hearts

The Cold Hearts were formed in Indianapolis Indiana in the fall of 2017 by Jarod Stillwell (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Andy Frantz (lead guitar and harmony vocals), and Billy Dan Pemberton (upright and electric bass). By the spring of 2018, they were regulars at Duke’s honky-tonk in Indianapolis. In 2018 they were joined by Cory Brown (pedal steel guitar), Mike Stilts (electric guitar and bass), and Robin Steele (drums). The Cold Hearts are classic country at their roots and those roots run deep through Tennessee and Texas. Since 2021, they have held residencies at The Club Room at the Clyde Theatre in Fort Wayne as well as a monthly residency at Duke’s that focuses on Traditional Texas two-step dancing. “Although we are a classic band and I love to do the traditional Texas two-step myself, we also are fortunate to work with some great line dance instructors at our two-step Tuesday events to make dancing open to everyone.” -Jarod Stillwell The Cold Hearts have been fortunate enough to open for some of their heroes, including Austin’s Mike and The Moonpies, Nashville Tennessee’s The Cowpokes, and other notable Ameripolitan performers. In 2022 The Cold Hearts released two original singles on all streaming platforms that were recorded live at Duke’s. A honky-tonk shuffle number called “Rings” and an outlaw cowboy number that sounds like it came right from the gunfights of the old west entitled “Lonely Cowboys.”

August 2nd RockDogs  

The RockDogs are four veteran musicians who have 20+ years of experience playing the Michiana, NW Indiana, and Chicago markets.  The band consists of longtime friends who share a common passion and joy for playing live music.  With over 6 hours of material, The RockDogs are constantly updating their large catalog of music spanning multiple genres from the ’60s to new songs released in 2024.  It’s never the same show.  We customize our sets to fit the occasion of the event to promote fun, dancing, and a-rockin’ good time across all generations to celebrate with our audiences. Mike Bruneau- Percussion. Vocals Ed McDermott- Bass, Vocals Les Paw- Canine Emeritus Steve Stone– Guitar, Vocals Mel Williams-Vocals, Guitar

August 9th Echoes of Pompeii

This Pink Floyd tribute from Gary Indiana is made up of regular hard-working members, who come together on stage to perform the best music, from the best band rock and roll has produced in the past 50 years.

August 16th This Homemade Conspiracy

A small-town band with a dream! We cannot wait to see you!

August 23rd Justin Staublin Band

The Justin Staublin Band covers 70 years of Pop, Rock, and Folk music, including The Beatles, Mumford & Sons, Johnny Cash, and CCR. While Justin has been singing and playing guitar locally since 2003, in early 2017 Caitlyn joined him with violin and vocals, and Kevin joined him on drums to form a distinctive sound unlike any other music group in the area.  Because of their small size, they fit great in a small room or a big stage.  

August 30th Amarillo Sky

Comprised of great musicians from the Michiana area, Amarillo Sky is a modern country cover band that is sure to entertain. We play songs by country artists you hear on the radio every day like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Old Dominion, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, and Keith Urban – just to name a few. You’ll probably hear many of your favorites. Come on out to see us and be ready to dance the night away!

September 6th Blammo      

BLAMMO is a sure crowd-pleaser, bringing something new to every show. Whether at your nightclub or on your wedding day—no matter what your celebration—for over a decade this fantastic four-piece has energetically performed a wide variety of everyone’s favorite popular songs, from the 1960s through today, for a wide variety of audiences. BLAMMO dresses for the occasion and brings a youthful high-energy stage show, along with the professionalism and experience of a seasoned band to your event and much more.

 BLAMMO is made up of guitars, bass guitars, drums, three-part vocals, synthesizers, and keyboards. With all four original members, BLAMMO continues to fulfill the good times at every venue. BLAMMO also partners with Audio Engineer Kipp Koonce, one of the nation’s finest live-audio specialists fully equipped with a cutting-edge multimedia sound system. There’s something for everyone at a BLAMMO show. So, grab a spot close to the band on the dance floor, sit back enjoy the music, or just hang out. You’ll forget all about the grind and have nothing but good times!