The wildly popular Candlelight concert series is bringing its magic to the spectacular War Memorial in Detroit for its open-air concert series. You can enjoy the soothing sounds of some of the world’s most iconic artists from the stunning grounds of the venue, overlooking Lake St. Clair.
Enjoy amazing views as you are whisked away by the beautiful, tranquil sounds of classical numbers. You can already be a classical fan, but if you’re new to the music you can still simply sit back and savor the stunning pieces you’ll hear, including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a Romantic Jazz concert, dedicated to celebrating legendary artists that have left a mark in the history of jazz, such as Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
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The War Memorial: A charming gem on the shores of Lake St. Clair
Located on the grounds of the historic Alger Estate, the charming War Memorial was built in 1910 in Italian Renaissance-style architecture. It was first the estate of the Alger family, then in the 1930s used as an art branch of the Detroit Institute of Arts and eventually in 1949, following the end of WWII, it was converted into a war memorial, dedicated to the victims of the war. Today, it also serves as a venue for concerts, wedding and special occasions, due to its charm and green gardens overlooking Lake St. Clair, making it the perfect setting for intimate and moving Candlelight concerts.
Candlelight at The War Memorial
Experience the enchanting compositions of Vivaldi and Jules Massenet, or listen to great hits by Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Ella Fitzgerald with a classical twist, as you feel the breeze in the grounds of The War Memorial. The stage will be lit up by hundreds of glowing candles, as the performers of a string quartet take to the stage. If you’re looking for a special plan with your friends and loved ones, these summer open-air concerts are sure to captivate you and will make for an evening to remember.
From Vivaldi to Queen, rediscover your favorite artists and musicians through the Candlelight lens this summer. The Candlelight concerts will take place in The War Memorial in charming Grosse Pointe, right outside the city. Performances will take place on their beautiful lakefront lawn, with stunning views of Lake St. Clair.
There will be a bar on site so attendees can also purchase a refreshing drink and sip as they listen. There will be two shows each evening with time beforehand at most locations to enjoy a few sips.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.