A nationally recognized Motown tribute band will perform a free concert on Saturday, July 29, in Cambridge City.

The Motown Sounds of Touch became a Top 3 finalist on NBC’s “The Winner Is” show hosted by Nick Lachey.

Cambridge City Main Street’s concert begins with Scotty Unplugged from 6-6:45 p.m. on a stage at Creitz Park behind the Cambridge City fire station, 127 W. Maple St. No rain date or alternate location are planned.  

Until 9 p.m., Touch will perform hits from artists such as the Four Tops, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, the O’Jays, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, the Temptations, Luther Vandross, and the Commodores.

Touch members also have written songs for artists including Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson.

Anthony “Plum” Brown, Xonerale Freeman, Arthur “Hakim” Stokes and Floyd Weatherspoon proudly note their quartet is based in Dayton, Ohio, the funk capital of the world. Two were previous members of funk band Platypus.  

Touch has performed all over the country for more than 15 years at occasions such as Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker and Ron Oester.

The band has shared the stage with acts including Rick Springfield, Al Green, Mickey Thomas and Starship, the Temptations, Eddie Money, Night Ranger, the Spinners, Lou Gramm/Foreigner, and Ray Charles.

Cambridge City Volunteer Fire Department, the Fresh Side and Schunk’s Concessions will sell food.

This is the second show in CCMS’ summer concert series, which opened with Indianapolis blues artist Duke Tumatoe. Sponsors include Miller’s Wood Specialties, Dot Foods and SugarCreek.

Stella Luna and the Satellites, a cover band, will headline the Aug. 19 concert.

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A version of this article appeared in the July 26 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.