DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - The 7th Annual GM River Days kicked off Friday on the Detroit riverfront.
River Days runs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. And 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
It costs $3 to get in before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. the cost is $5.
More than 75 street performers and musical acts will fill the area along the Detroit riverfront from the Renaissance Center to Milliken State Park & Harbor with rocking tunes and entertainment for the whole family.
"We are pleased to have such an outstanding lineup of musicians and performers throughout the festival," said Detroit RiverFront Conservancy president and CEO, Faye Alexander Nelson. "It is wonderful to see some of Detroit's best local musicians performing on the same stage and during the same festival as internationally renowned legends."
Along with legendary national acts such as The Guess Who, The O'Jays and George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, the festival will feature an incredible lineup of hot local talent.
On Friday night, Motor City rock powerhouse SuperLast took to the Michigan Lottery Stage. Then, on Saturday, Soul Preacha's featuring Marcus Cole & Mark A'lleven lit up the evening with their soul stylings. Local R&B favorites The Infatuations will open for George Clinton on the National Stage on Sunday evening. Cliff Bell's is also bringing some exciting local flavor to the line-up including Melvin Davis performing on June 22 and Gerard Gibbs performing on June 23.
On the Chevrolet Stage, festival-goers can enjoy an eclectic selection of music from local bands, including blues, rock, funk, country and indie. On Friday, guests enjoyed local Larry Lee and Persuasion. On Saturday night, the Savage Rascals and Kaleido hit the stage. And finally, on Sunday evening, The Muggs and David Shelby close out the festival with upbeat Motor City Rock and country repertoires.
The Soaring Eagle Stage will feature a strong local lineup that will feature back-to-back sets from blues rock 'n soul performer Dr. Pocket, Motor City funk band T $ Green's Roadwork and local blues rock legend Laith Al-Saadi as headliners on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
In addition to the electrifying musical lineup, this year's GM River Days also features a full schedule of exhilarating, family-friendly programming.
The Detroit River ArtScape showcase and competition returns for its second year and will feature the work of 15 finalists (up from 10 in 2012) along the RiverWalk, with early expanded dates beginning Monday, June 17 through Sunday, June 23. The artwork sculptures, paintings, photography, glasswork, murals, metalwork and mixed media pieces from artists across Michigan and Ohio.
While a professional jury will determine the winners of the show, festival attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite "People's Choice" artist through a special text-messaging program, courtesy of ePrize.
There will be a number of other events and activities taking place this weekend.