Concert of Colors: The Prodigals
The Prodigals are an Irish-American punk band that formed in 1997, merging Celtic melodic roots with rock rhythms. Calling their genre of music "jig punk," the Prodigals fall within a tradition epitomized by the Pogues and Black 47. Since 2017 the band's lineup features the three original members: Gregory Grene (button accordion and lead vocals), Andrew Harkin (bass), Brian Tracey (drums), plus Galway's Dave Fahy (guitar and lead vocals).
The band has its own unique sound, particularly distinguished by lead melodic roles being filled by button-key accordion and bass along with the vocals. Their songs Open Reel and The Bunch of Red Roses were featured on the soundtrack for the film Pride and Glory during the bar fight scene between Edward Norton and Colin Farrell. The Prodigals call Paddy Reilly's (the world's only all-draft Guinness bar) their home when in New York City.
All performances are free, those scheduled for inside the Detroit Film Theatre require online ticket registration. For the complete 2022 Concert of Colors concert schedule visit concertofcolors.com.
The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. Global music at its finest at this colorful, festive, upbeat coveted summer event. It’s produced by the Concert of Colors with partners Culture Source, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS, University of Michigan – Detroit Center, Michigan Science Center, Detroit Historical Museum, College For Creative Studies, Hellenic Museum of Michigan, Third Man Records, Lowriders of Detroit, Science Gallery Detroit, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Midtown Inc., University of Michigan Dearborn, University of Michigan – Detroit, Arab American National Museum, WDET, The Scarab Club and the International Institute of Metro Detroit.