Sally Isola, of Roseville, and Jeffrey Whelan, of Roseville, dance to local band 2MD at Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza June 13.

Sally Isola, of Roseville, and Jeffrey Whelan, of Roseville, dance to local band 2MD at Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza June 13.

Photo by Sean Work


Eastpointe Music in the Plaza concert series continues with 2MD

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published June 20, 2018

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EASTPOINTE — Since 2013, Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza concert series behind City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave., has had residents from all over southeast Michigan come to enjoy the summer weather, bring out their lawn chairs and hear tunes from multiple music genres. 

On June 13, 2MD, formerly known as WTFK Radio, performed Top 40 and classic rock songs. 

This year’s other scheduled performers include:

• Kat Orlando Duo (featuring Larry Pinho on guitar) playing Top 40 and classic songs June 27.

• Bob and Carl performing Top 40 and classic songs July 11. 

• Eastside Drive, which is new to the concert series, performing Top 40, rock and pop July 25.

• Jibs Brown playing acoustic guitar songs, Motown, blues and original music Aug. 8.

Dave Kimta, of 2MD, gave a brief history of the band’s name. 

“We’re glad to be here. The first time we were here, we were Ozzie; the second time we were here, we were WTFK Radio; and tonight we are 2MD, Two Many Daves,” said Kimta. 

Roseville resident Nancy Dixon has been coming to the Music in the Plaza concert series for the last four years. 

“I’m interested in all of them. I try to come to as many as I can,” said Dixon. 

Dixon’s mother-in-law, Kim Dixon, said she enjoys coming to Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza because it’s “easier to get to than going to St. Clair Shores’ concert series.” 

Nancy Dixon likes a variety of music. 

“As long as I can tap my foot to it, I like it,” she said. 

Last year, residents and attendees were able to purchase popcorn and water. While there hasn’t been any food to purchase at previous concerts this year, it will be back at the June 27 concert. The money will go toward the Eastpointe High School band camp. 

Eastpointe Mayor Suzanne Pixley wasn’t able to make the June 13 Music in the Plaza, but she heard that the band did “very well.” 

“I know the group. I remember them from last year, and they’re a good group. I saw people dancing on Facebook, and it looked to be very fun,” she said.

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