The Universal includes some of the most powerful jazz musicians from the region including Marion
Hayden and Gayelynn McKinney and in a
cross-cultural celebration of spiritual Jazz, from John Coltrane to Dizzy
Gillespie to Pharaoh Sanders.
Concerts take place on most
Thursday evenings from June 13 to August 8 on an outdoor stage, located at the
corner of Kercheval Avenue and St. Clair Avenue, from
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is no concert on July 4. The
performances take place, rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concerts will
be held at Maire Elementary School, 740 Cadieux Road,
two blocks west from the normal site. Venue changes due to weather and other
notifications will be posted online at www.thevillagegp.com and www.facebook.com/thevillagegrossepointe,
on the evening of the concert.
Music on Plaza is presented by Ascension St. John Hospital and
produced by the Grosse Pointe Village Downtown Development Authority.
Additional support comes from Genesis Cadillac and Genesis Chevy as well
as ATA National Title, Stifel, Windows by Andersen, Flagstar, Merrill
Lynch, Wayne County Community
College, Adlhoch and Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. Joining
them are Cellular One, GP Tax Service, TCBY, GP Geek, Ameriprise Financial, Sunrise
Senior Living, Chares Krasner , Massage Green, Old Pony Martini Pub
and Bikes, Blades and Boards.