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Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 

MONROE, Mich. – The Lovin’ Spoonful, which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, will perform at Monroe County Community College’s La-Z-Boy Center on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The show, presented by Siena Heights University, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s La-Z-Boy Center, which is located on the Main Campus, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe.

In the middle of the “British Invasion” that dominated the American music scene in early 1965, rockers from Long Island and folk singers from Greenwich Village formed the Lovin’ Spoonful.  The band recorded and performed songs that would dominate the charts and establish it among the greats of the 1960s folk rock revival.

The Lovin’ Spoonful is known for producing some of the most iconic songs of that era.  With eight top-selling albums, the band ruled the radio with Top 10 hits like “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Daydream,” “You Didn’t Have to be so Nice,” “Nashville Cats,” “Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind,” “Rain on the Roof” and the ultimate anthem for a hot July evening, “Summer in the City.”

“What really set the Lovin’ Spoonful apart from the mid-Sixties pack of one-hit wonders was their daring eclecticism,” reads the group’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame biography.  “No two singles were written in the same style.”

Less than 200 tickets remain for the show.  Tickets for reserved seating are $30.  VIP tickets, which include balcony seating, munchies and cash bar, are $40.

Tickets can be purchased on the Web at, in person at the Cashier’s Office in the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building or via phone by calling the MCCC Ticket Hotline at (734) 384-4272.

Group rates, rooms and catering are available in conjunction with the concert.  For more information, contact Tom Ryder at (7344) 384-4201 or   

The 2015-2016 MCCC Season of Events sponsors are DTE Energy, Michigan Gas Utilities, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, the DTE Energy Foundation and Hanwha.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at