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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Sterling Heights announces Sterlingfest 2023 entertainment lineup

At the March 21 City Council meeting, the city of Sterling Heights released a video announcing the Main Stage acts for Sterlingfest 2023.

Most notably, the City has signed on Ann Wilson of Heart as the headlining act for Saturday night.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest voices in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, Ann Wilson is a true icon, known far and wide as lead singer and songwriter of the groundbreaking rock band Heart. Led by Wilson’s extraordinary vocal power, Heart has thrilled audiences for over four decades, earning sales of more than 35 million and well-deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Indeed, as lead singer of the first female-fronted superstar hard rock band, Wilson blazed a trail for generations of women to come, while her songs – including “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” “Straight On,” and “Magic Man,” to name but a few – have become part of the very fabric of popular culture.

Sterlingfest 2023 is set for Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29, running 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.  The entire lineup for each of the four Sterlingfest 2023 stages is as follows:

Thursday, July 27

AT&T Main Stage

7 p.m. - Opener TBA

8 p.m. - Hip Hop Hooray (80s and 90s hip hop tribute)
Dusk - Christian Financial Credit Union Fireworks Show

Suds ‘n’ Sounds Stage

11 a.m. - Devyn Mitchell

1:15 p.m. - Keynote Sisters
4 p.m. - Meldrum Brothers
9:30 p.m. - NKG

Jazz & Blues Stage

10 a.m. - Hughes/Smith Quintet
1:30 p.m. - Downriver Dan
5 p.m. - Pat Smillie

Genisys Credit Union Kidzfest Stage   

11 a.m. - Kevin Devine (music)
Noon - Science Alive (nature)
1 p.m. - Kevin Devine (music)
2 p.m. - Science Alive (nature)
5 p.m. - Rosco (clown)
6 p.m. - Joel Tacy (juggler)
7 p.m. - Rosco (clown)
8 p.m. - Joel Tacy (juggler)

Friday, July 28

AT&T Main Stage

7 p.m. - No Resolve
8:30 p.m. - Steven Adler of Guns N Roses (playing all the Guns N Roses hits)

Suds ‘n’ Sounds Stage

11 a.m. - Jeff Tucker
1:15 p.m. - Jeff Lehman
4 p.m. - The Whiskey Charmers
9:30 p.m. - Space Cat

Jazz & Blues Stage

10 a.m. - Jason Charboneau
1:30 p.m. - Woodford Station
5 p.m. - Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations

Genisys Credit Union Kidzfest Stage

11 a.m. - Little Creatures (nature)
Noon - Just Joe Magic (magic)
1 p.m. - Little Creatures (nature)
2 p.m. - Just Joe Magic (magic
5 p.m. - Tom Plunkard (magic)
6 p.m. - Tim Salisbury (juggler)
7 p.m. - Tom Plunkard (magic)
8 p.m. - Tim Salisbury (juggler)

Saturday, July 29

AT&T Main Stage

7 p.m. - Black Irish featuring Tosha Owens
8 p.m. - Ann Wilson of Heart

Suds ‘n’ Sounds Stage

11 a.m. - Julie Haven
1:15 p.m. - Mark Clay
4 p.m. - Bandwagon
9:30 p.m. - Persuasion

Jazz & Blues Stage

10 a.m. - Patrick Score Quartet
1:30 p.m. - Tosha Owens
5 p.m. - Motor City Josh and the Big 3

Genisys Credit Union Kidzfest Stage

11 a.m. - Lou's Pet Shop (nature)
Noon - Steve Floyd Duo (music)
1 p.m. - Lou's Pet Shop (nature)
2 p.m. - Steve Floyd Duo (music)
5 p.m. - Kuungana African Drums (music)
6 p.m. - Crazy Craig (juggler)
7 p.m. - Kuungana African Drums (music)
8 p.m. - Crazy Craig (juggler)

More information about the festival, including applications for artists and restaurateurs, is available at

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