Robert Bannon Set to Perform at Motor City Pride Festival in Detroit
Accomplished singer, artist, and SNL actor Robert Bannon will be joining the lineup of talented musicians for the Motor City Pride Festival in Detroit’s Hart Plaza this Sunday. Bannon will take the stage at 2:00 pm and perform songs from his debut album ‘Unfinished Business, which features duets with vocalist Loren Smith and Grammy Nominated American Jazz and pop vocalist Jane Monheit. This will be Bannon’s first trip to the city and one that he is looking forward to.
“When I think of iconic music cities, I think of Detroit,” said Bannon. “From Motown to Aretha, the best singers in the world all seem to be tied back to the Motor City. When Motor City Pride asked if I would come out, it took me about 5 seconds to say, “YES!”. I am so excited to meet some new friends, hear some great music, and share my story with you all!” On the video for his latest single “I Think He Knew Me”, Bannon pairs his incredible vocals with emotional visuals to tell the story of a father struggling to understand his son’s sexual orientation. The track highlights one of the challenges that members of the LGBTQ+ community face when seeking acceptance from their families.
Bannon has also been praised for his debut single “From A Distance”, a moving rendition of Bette Midler’s original which Bannon sang as a heartfelt tribute to healthcare workers that worked hard to provide service during the 2020 pandemic. Composer and playwright Matt Gould stated “In a time when truth and authenticity are constantly questioned, Robert Bannon speaks from his heart and sings from his core. He is a refreshing and beautiful artist. Robert is the kind of artist we need right now.”
By Jess McKenzie
Jess McKenzie is a graphic designer from Detroit, MI with a passion for branding. She is a self-proclaimed nerd that loves 80s movies and longs for Saturday morning cartoons to return. When she is not tied to her computer, she can be found taking random road trips and practicing landscape photography.