Wide array of genres set to satisfy all at Sterlingfest 2022, new features bring energy to well-loved festival

July 25, 2022

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – The last weekend in July makes Dodge Park in Sterling Heights the destination for what has become the region’s favorite art and music festival, the Sterlingfest Arts & Music Fair! The Prince Project and The Springsteen Experience tribute acts, multi-platinum legendary arena rock artists Jefferson Starship, and the Detroit-based good-time, chart-crossing Uncle Kracker all come together to bring visitors an eclectic blend of live entertainment across four stages at the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair set for Thursday through Saturday, July 28, 29 and 30.

The main stage festivities kick-off with the dazzling Christian Financial Credit Union fireworks show in Dodge Park! Earlier in the day, stop by one of the food vendors located near City Hall and the Upton House and sample everything from fresh lemonade, delicious fudge, hot kettle corn, grilled hot dogs, roasted almonds and more. Or join the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Suds ‘n’ Sounds Pavilion for a beverage and some great music. Then walk or run off all those calories at the Amazon SterlingFAST 5k on Saturday morning, July 30.

Enjoy dozens of rides, games of chance and skill and tasty elephant ears along the Stellantis Family Midway, located in Dodge Park near the Genisys Credit Union Kidz Tent, or browse the offerings of dozens of art vendors in the Art Fair across Utica Rd. Take a tour of the historic Upton House Museum from 1-4 p.m. on either July 29 or 30. And new this year, you can even try your hand at axe throwing at The HUB Stadium trailer along Utica Road!

The city of Sterling Heights is proud to announce this year’s entertainment lineup for all four stages. The 2022 line-up includes:

DTE Foundation Entertainment at the AT&T Main Stage in Dodge Park

Thursday, July 28:

  • 7 p.m. – Elektrik Dream
  • 8 p.m. – The Prince Project (Prince Tribute)
  • Dusk – Christian Financial Credit Union Fireworks Show

Friday, July 29

  • 7 p.m. – The Springsteen Experience (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)
  • 8:15 p.m. – Jefferson Starship

Saturday, July 30

  • 7 p.m. – Mike Leslie Band
  • 8 p.m. – Uncle Kracker

The Ford Motor Co. and Brice Group at Graystone Consulting Jazz & Blues Stage

Thursday, July 28

  • 10 a.m. – Hughes/Smith Quintet
  • 1:30 p.m. – Inside Story
  • 5 p.m. – Mister Bill and His Zcats

Friday, July 29

  • 10 a.m. – Sky Covington
  • 1:30 p.m. – The Blue Cat Band
  • 5 p.m. – Motor City Josh and the Big 3

Saturday, July 30

  • 10 a.m. – Cool Lemon Jazz
  • 1:30 – p.m. – Billy Davis Rhythm Machine Band
  • 5 p.m. – Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations

The LGC Global Suds ‘n’ Sounds Stage

Thursday, July 28

  • 11 a.m. – STAR the Band
  • 1:15 p.m. – Jimmy Auquier
  • 4 p.m. – Wayback Machine
  • 9:30 p.m. – Space Cat

Friday, July 29

  • 11 a.m. – Kevin B. Klein
  • 1:15 p.m. – Uc3
  • 4 p.m. – Oak City Roots
  • 9:30 p.m. – Persuasion

Saturday, July 30

  • 11 a.m. – Caleb Sanchez
  • 1:15 p.m. – Maria Montoya
  • 4 p.m. – Bernadette Kathryn
  • 9:30 p.m. – Nightline

Genisys Credit Union Kidzfest Tent Stage

July 28, 29 and 30 – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Little Creatures (nature), Rosco the Clown, Eugene Clark (magic), Tim Salisbury (juggler), Kevin Devine (music), Science Alive (nature), Jason Abbott (magic), Crazy Craig (juggler), Lou’s Pet Shop (nature), Mad Science Detroit (science), Guy Louis (music) and Jonathan Haglund (juggler).

Sterlingfest 2022 sponsors include: Amazon, Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, AT&T, Beaumont Hospitals, Bonner Advisory Group, Brice Group Morgan Stanley Graystone Consulting, Challenge Manufacturing, Christian Financial Credit Union, Comcast, DTE, Extra Credit Union, Ford Motor Company, Genisys Credit Union, The HUB Stadium, Hubbell Roth & Clark, Leaffilter.com, LGC Global, Metro Wire and Cable Corp., Michigan Lottery, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Peak Realty, Pet Supplies Plus, Petitpren, SMART Flex, Stellantis, Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation, Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, Urban Air Adventure Park, United States Marine Corps and United States Navy.

Get additional details including maps and schedules at sterlingfest.info or call the Sterling Heights Community Relations Department at (586) 446-2470.

About the city of Sterling Heights

Founded in 1968, the City of Sterling Heights continues to be a vibrant, inclusive community for residents and businesses that is safe, active, progressive and distinctive. The Sterling Heights 2030 Visioning Plan creates a bold vision for an exceptional quality of life, offering distinctive neighborhoods, a world-class library, 31 parks and green spaces, and low tax and crime rates. With roughly 135,000 residents, it is the second largest suburb in Metro Detroit, and the fourth largest city in Michigan. To learn more, visit sterling-heights.net.


The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues and job opportunities.
More than 700 businesses are represented in the DMCVB’s membership. The DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau. visitdetroit.com


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