The Corktown Popes
ONE NIGHT ONLY - SATURDAY AUG 5!

BRIGHTON AFTER DARK A NEW-er LIVE MUSIC VENUE!
LIVE OUTDOOR ACOUSTIC MUSIC VENUE and BEVERAGE GARDEN

DOWNTOWN BRIGHTON

CIAO AMICI’S RESTAURANT PARKING LOT
217 W Main Street
 (click here for directions)

Gates open at 7:00pm with music starting at 8:00pm.
Wristbands are just $5, beer and wine also $5 (with a “finer” wine option at just $10!).

Brighton Fine Arts will again be bringing a hip new band to downtown Brighton for one night only on Saturday, August 5th. This newest music stage, moved to the Ciao Amici Restaurant parking lot in 2017 and tagged as Brighton After Dark, will feature The Corktown Popes. Founded in early 2010, The Corktown Popes set out to create something familiar, yet unique. They began by seeking out talented musicians with a penchant for energetic live performances and a strong Caledonian soul.

Their fans are quick to say “they are not a Celtic band and not a rock band, but have been accused of being both”. They have been featured on WDIV Channel 4 and are known for being both hip and energetic. They will definitely leave you wanting more.

Here is what others are saying about The Corktown Popes: “I've covered my wife's favorite local band, The Corktown Popes, before. This eclectic group of veteran Detroit rockers continues to make outstanding music that defies conventional boundaries of genre. Sure...they're got an Irish voiced lead singer...but they're a Detroit Rock band, right? ...with an accordion, which makes them a Tex/Mex Tejano band, right? ...and a mandolin which makes them country/roots band, right? ...and uileann pipes (they're NOT bagpipes) and we're back to Irish band? Whatever they are, they are tremendous performers and wildly popular, so, with a second album--The Body and the Blood--ready for release, the band booked the Magic Bag in Ferndale, invited some friends to share the stage with them and promptly filled the joint with their loyal fans. My wife and I met some friends there for an evening of live, local music and had a great time.” - John P. Bayerl, PhD

Take a listen for yourself to hear more of what their fans already know…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgwG4z3Nz-k

Terry Burns - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Paul Goodmen - Accordion
Jason Kuehn - Guitar, Whistle
Steve Taylor - Mandolin, Guitar
Ron Pangborn - Drums
Rocco Popielarski - Bass

The four remaining live acoustic music stages at Brighton Fine Arts will be a welcome mix of some of our most popular singer/songwriters and some talented artists new to the local scene. The complete music lineup for this year’s festival will not disappoint!