More than 100 performances on four different stages, fireworks on Friday, carnival rides, kids’ activities, petting zoo and more. Lineup features Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, Ty Stone, Sweet, Soul Asylum, Smash Mouth, Tonic, Rick Springfield and more.
Returning for its fifth year, Macomb County’s Stars and Stripes Festival offers a glut of free activities to celebrate America’s birthday. Carnival rides, fun for the kiddies, laser shows, BMX shows, art displays, Friday night fireworks and more take place alongside four days of free concerts. Headliners include Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley (!) (10:30 p.m. Friday), Smash Mouth (10:30 p.m. Saturday) and Rick Springfield (10:30 p.m. Sunday). Still spindly ’70s glamsters Sweet (“Fox on the Run”), Soul Asylum and Tonic also perform, while locals including Ty Stone, Doop & the Inside Outlaws, the Muggs, Robin Horlock, Hush, the Sights, 60 Second Crush, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, plus many more round out the lineup.
Stars and Stripes takes place in downtown Mount Clemens; http://starsandstripesfest.com for info.