Lookin' Back RedCommerce Township, MI: On November 23rd Lookin’ Back and Midland Brewing Company present the 2nd Annual Bob Seger Tribute Holiday Dinner Concert at On The Dunes Sports facility at 2055 Haggerty Road in Commerce Township.  What was once an abandoned Erb Lumber yard now stands a completely remodeled state-of-the entertainment complex featuring a 2500 square foot dance floor, a major league stage, eighty widescreen and projection TV’s, 8 virtual golf simulators, an outdoor patio overlooking ten deep sand beach volleyball courts, an arcade room with pinball, ping pong, air hockey, corn hole (bean bag toss), video games and a pool table.

On The Dunes opened June 28th and now employs nearly sixty full and part-time employees and is looking to establish itself as much more than an upscale sports bar.  The new million dollar facility is also a quality restaurant and banquet facility featuring daily lunch and dinner specials, and a spacious live music venue as well.  On The Dunes owner Vonda Widner, who is a self-proclaimed Bob Seger fanatic in her own right, said, “We hope the love of Bob Seger’s music will attract a large number of classic rock fans of all ages who also like to play golf and would have never otherwise discovered our beautiful new facility.”

Mid-Michigan-based Midland Brewing Company will be this year’s presenting sponsor for the tribute bands second holiday dinner concert.  The brewery plans to introduce their award-winning craft beer for the first time in Oakland County at this year’s event.  Dennis Lawrence is Midland Brewing Company’s Sales Manager: “At Midland Brewing we love old time lagers and ales just as much as old time rock- n-roll.  In fact we’ve historically sponsored The Midland Music Festival, so when Lookin’ Back approached us to be a sponsor we jumped at the chance.  Our involvement allows us to introduce our new brews in a strong market we plan to aggressively develop in 2014. It was simply perfect timing for both for us.”

The 2nd Annual Bob Seger Tribute Dinner Concert will mark Lookin’ Back’s eightieth performance since their August 2009 debut and the last public performance of a busy 2013.  Since its inception, Lookin’ Back has racked up some pretty impressive accomplishments that include performances with Seger’s own Silver Bullet Band founding members, Charlie Martin (drums) and Alto Reed (sax) on four separate occasions.  Lookin’ Back has also rocked some of Michigan’s largest festivals and many private parties from Ohio’s Catawba Island Yacht Club to Detroit’s Athletic Club, even major league sport venues as The Palace Of Auburn Hills and, on three occasions minor league baseball’s Whitecaps Stadium in Grand Rapids.

Lookin’ Back’s founding member, leader and tribute band booking agent, drummer Todd Stoney stated, “Our second holiday concert, much like our annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash each May, moves to different venues throughout Metro-Detroit to be fair to many enthusiastic Bob Seger music fans that drive from afar to engage with us.  It’s literally a Bob Seger music love fest for us all.”  This event was held in Macomb County’s Shelby Township last year.

It’s no surprise the Detroit market has no shortage of outstanding musical talent and Lookin’ Back’s 2013 regular and alternate musicians line up are but some of Detroit’s premier players including Chuck Bartels and Johnny Abraham on Bass, James Hughes and Carl Cafagna on saxophone, Paul Cervenak and Jim Molnar on keyboards, Scott Kenerson and Pete Peltier on Guitar, with Todd Stoney on drums and Jeff Zook covering lead vocals.

The band is poised and positioned for a very busy 2014 with at least eight shows already scheduled.  The official schedule will be announced at Lookin’ Back’s 5th Annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash May 10th at a venue that Mr. Seger himself performed in the late 1960’s, ironically.  And with the next two public shows being in proximity to Mr. Seger personal residence, the band hopes he and the family might simply drop in to say hi and feel the love.  That would surely be a special treat for all involved.

Buffet Dinner Seating At 6:30

Concert Starts At 8:30

Concert Ends Around Midnight

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