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DETROIT, MI – The public is invited to a free concert Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 on Belle Isle honoring area frontline workers as well as the memory of those who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wayne County Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick is the event chair, with commission Chair Alisha Bell and Commissioner Johnathan Kinloch serving as event co-chairs.​

The concert will feature Lashell Renee, winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Pop Star competition, as well at the Gwen Fox Trio & Notorious and other performers. Vickie Thomas will serve as master of ceremonies.

The concert is set for 4:30-8 p.m. at Sunset Point on the island’s western end, near the James Scott Memorial Fountain. 

“This is a perfect opportunity to relax, say thanks and remember our loved ones,” said Commissioner Baker McCormick the event’s creator, Chair of Wayne County Health & Human Services Committee and who’s Northwest District was a COVID-19 hot spot.

Though the event is free, space is limited. Attendees must register for a free ticket at theWayne County Commissioners Tribute Concert section of the Eventbrite ticket site, www.eventbrite.com. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring their tickets with them. They are also advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets.A state parks passport, or $12 daily admission fee per vehicle, is required for admission to Belle Isle. Annual state parks passports, which provide admission to any Michigan State Park, are available for $17 at the vehicle entrance.

​Event sponsors include Sinai-Grace Hospital, Laborers Local 1191, Sun Valley Foods Co., Golden Dental Plans, Heritage Optical, Queen Lillian LLC and the War on Trash initiative.​ Additional information is available by calling Commissioner Baker McCormick’s office at (313) 224-0884.

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