Steppenwolf took the Stage at about 9:00 and the audience went ballistic. John Kay, the legendary singer, began with Sookie Sookie Sue and ended at about 10:20 or so with The Pusher. In between these two songs were amazing hits from this iconic band's long career. This year is, in fact, the 50th Anniversary of Steppenwolf. It seems impossible, but it is.
A shocker was that John Kay announced that this is the last time Steppenwolf will be performing in Detroit; he said 50 years was long enough. He thanked his fans for their years of support and told everyone that he would spend his time working to support our biosphere and the numerous endangered and threatened species that mankind is driving to extinction. He and his wife have a foundation for this cause, The Maue Kay Foundation (https://mauekay.org). The mission statement is, "The Maue Kay Foundation is a non profit 501(c) (3) charitable foundation formed in 2004 by John Kay and Jutta Maue Kay which supports individuals and organizations engaged in the protection of WILDLIFE, THE ENVIRONMENT and HUMAN RIGHTS."
The concert was awesome, the crowd was fired up, and the evening was a lot of fun. John Kay's voice hasn't lost anything; he still sounds like he did in 1968, possibly better. It was a good time and we strongly recommend that you get down to Detroit for the next three Friday nights and see the remaining concerts (listed above). In addition to the concert, there is a lot of great food and drink in the area to make your evening even more enjoyable.