DETROIT ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

June 14 - 17, 2018

 
 
 
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2018 DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND

June 14-17, 2018

Harnessing the power of Detroit music and cultural preeminence.

*Line up of performerS, participants, and sponsors coming soon!*

DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND grows bigger, better, and bolder in 2018 with a huge collection of unique Detroit shopping and dining opportunities, multiple downtown happenings, and – of course – music, and lots of it. This blockbuster event is what the world expects from Detroit, and this June 14-17, the city’s performing arts come together for a total downtown Detroit experience.

 
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2018 DMW Featured Artists

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The Jacksons

 
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Ben Daniels Band

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Jeff Daniels

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Will Sessions

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Mark Farner's American Band

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Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions" - Complexions Contemporary Ballet

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Craig Brown


2018 Online Submission Applications NOW OPEN!

DEADLINE: May 1, 2018

Applications are accepted for Showcase Artists, Cultural Pavilion, Retail Booth & Displays and Foodtruck & Delights (Rock the blocks).

2018 DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND SPONSORS


2018 Corporate Sponsors

 
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Individual Sponsors

Mr. Cameron B. Duncan - Ms. Carol A. Friend - Mr. & Mrs. Chris Granger - Ms. Sonna Johns & Mr. Robert Kaiser - Mr. Don Manvel - Mr. Allen Ross - Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Vanneste - Mr. W. David Tull 

 
 

 

2017 DMW ARCHIVES:

Finally, all of Detroit’s music came together in one epic festival!

Performances Starring ARETHA FRANKLIN, Tuxedo feat. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One*, Josh Gracin, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, DJ D-Nice, Zayion McCall & The Crew, Laith Al-Saadi, DMK and many more…

Additional Performances by:

LARRY CALLAHAN & SELECTED OF GOD CHOIR  |  OBED SUCCARI PANAMO  |  SEAN BLACKMAN'S  IN TRANSIT  |  KING LYNXX  |  ELIJAH J  |  KENDRICK HARDAWAY & THE UNION  |  NICK SPEED  |  MELVIN DAVIS  |  ALISE KING  |  TANDEM (BRUCE BAILEY  |  BALLET DETROIT  |  RANDALL V WILSON & THE CHOZEN FEW  |  DE'SEAN JONES  |  JADE  |  ARGENTINE TANGO DETROIT  |  DETROIT WINDSOR DANCE  |  TORCH WITH A TWIST  |  JOEL GREENE  |  MOSAIC YOUTH THEATRE OF DETROIT  |  HARDCORE DETROIT  |  PUPPETART  |  KING MOORE  |  DETROIT CHILDREN'S CHOIR  |  JENNIFER HARGE  |  SUMKALI  |  SPHINX  |  DAN TILLERY  |  DETROIT PUBLIC THEATRE  |  SHAKESPERE IN DETROIT

 
 

 

2017 DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND SPONSORS

 

Presenting Sponsors:

 
 
 
 

Gala, Showcase and Post-Performance

 
 

Hosting Sponsors:

 
 

Supporting Sponsors:

Cameron B. Duncan   -   Carol A. Friend   -   Ann M. Hall   -   Don Manvel   -   Michele & Paul Samuels   -   Donna & Jeff Vanneste  - The Welburn Group

2017 Featured Artists

 
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Aretha Franklin

 
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tuxedo feat. Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One

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DJ D-NICE

Larry Callahan & Selected of God Choir

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Sean Blackman In Transit

Laith Al-Saadi

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Obed Succari's PanaMO

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

Josh Gracin

 

2017 Superband Artists

 

KERN BRANTLEY - Musical Director

BETH GRIFFITH - Vocals

DAVE McMURRARY - Saxophone

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KAMAU KENYATTA - Saxaphone

VALDEZ BRANTLEY - Keyboards

LARRY FRATANGELO - Percussion

ANDRE FRAPPIER - Guitar

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CURTIS BOONE - Vocals

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Luis Resto

 GREG PHILLINGANES - Keyboards

GREG PHILLINGANES - Keyboards

WALTER WHITE - Trumpet

RON OTIS - Drums

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Thornetta Davis- Detroit's Queen of the Blues

GLORIA RIDGEWAY - Vocals

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CHERRI BLACK - Vocals

JOHN RUTHERFORD - Trombone

 

To see the full lists of 2017 Featured, Superband, Showcase, Paradise Valley, and Super Celebrity Vocal artists, visit the archive sections in each of the artist tabs. 

Let’s put Detroit music to work for Detroit!
— DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND
 
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