Welcome to the 2018 Pontiac Power Week!  This year's line-up of events will take place August 11 - 18 and will introduce the addition of Art on Wheels and the Pontiac Power Week Classic Drive-in, a food stop where cruisers can order from delicious restaurants and have their orders  delivered to their cars by the Detroit Roller Derby Girls.  Morgan Evans, Billboard country music star, will be on hand courtesy of Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort to open the weekend activities on Friday, 17 August, at 8:30 p.m.  A full day of Power Week fun will take place on Saturday, August 18, from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. 

“Pontiac residents, businesses, and community partners have shown great enthusiasm for the new programming,” says Dr. Deirdre Waterman, Mayor.  “The push to Saginaw north of Huron is a component we are thrilled to include, and it is the direct result of the business community’s input.  The July 27th unveiling of the future home of the Pontiac Transportation Museum (with Phase 1 opening in 2019), was timely. Please drop by their information tent on Pike Street across from the Pontiac City Square parking lot to see the plans for the 55,000 sq. ft. museum.

I am also pleased to announce the return of the Pontiac Music Festival on September 22 at the Flagstar Strand Theatre.  Morris Day & the Time will headline the evening, along with a new line-up of Pontiac talent to open the show.  We have so much to which this great city can look forward with this week-long event,” Waterman concludes. 

PPW is reprising its traditional elements including The Classic Car Show, festive local food, and curated live music from open to close both days – Friday, August 17, and Saturday, August 18.  The northbound lane of Saginaw will again be open to Cruisers on Saturday and WWJ Radio 955 will be on air with its live traffic reports.  As always, there is no admission charge to the festival, thanks to sponsors like Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Flagstar Bank, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, M1 Concourse, and Advanced Disposal.  For a complete list of sponsors, click here.



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