DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Ah, nothing beats the mellow sounds of jazz on a summer afternoon in the park.
Detroit fans of great outdoor music have something to look forward to this summer because Chene Park has opened their box office on Atwater for advance sales of their Jazz Series.
This year’s offer includes a special buy-10-get-11 pavilion tickets for the season at the discounted price of $203 per season ticket. Individual tickets are $17 each for pavilion or $12 for a lawn seat, plus $3 facilities fee. The box office will also be open on Saturday April 14th to handle sales from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular box office hours resume beginning April 16th: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
New this year is the VIP ticket offer that includes orchestra pit seating and waterfront VIP Hospitality.
The fun begins an hour before the concert when VIP guests have early access to the venue through the VIP gate. These special guests will be treated to a catered buffet. A dedicated wait staff will handle all beverage orders.
VIP tickets are $385 per ticket. Advance single tickets are priced at $32 plus the $3 facilities fee. Day of event tickets will be higher and priced according to show demand.
The Jazz Series at Chene Park line up for 2012 includes:
JUNE 6TH LALAH HATHAWAY / RAHSAAN PATTERSON
JUNE 13TH CON FUNK SHUN / OHIO PLAYERS
JUNE 20TH GEORGE DUKE / STANLEY CLARKE
JUNE 27TH WILL DOWNING
JULY 11TH ALEXANDER O’NEAL/ CHERRELLE WSG ANGELA
JULY 18TH JOHNATHAN BUTLER/ ALEX BUGON
JULY 25TH (TBA)
AUG 1ST BONEY JAMES
AUG 8TH ROBERT GLASPER
AUG 15TH NORMAN BROWN/ GERALD ALBRIGHT
AUG 22TH BRIAN CULBERTSON/ DAVID SANBORN
Chene Park offers safe, lit parking and organizers suggest jazz fans come early and enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds leading into the amphitheater seating. All shows start promptly rain or shine.
Visit www.cheneparkdetroit.com to buy your tickets or call the Chene Park Box Office at 313-393-7128 for more information. Tickets are also available via Ticketmaster.