June 9 - 11, 2017


Presenting Sponsors:


Hosting Sponsors:


Supporting Sponsors:

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


Free outdoor concerts



Plus over 40 showcases highlighting Detroit’s premiere music, dance and theatre Explore Detroit’s new restaurants and retail stores with special festival discounts



Featured Artists


tuxedo feat. Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One




Thornetta Davis- Detroit's Queen of the Blues

Larry Callahan & Selected of God Choir

Kern Brantley

Ralphe Armstrong

Gloria Ridgeway

Walter White

Andre Frappier


Luis Resto

Laith Al-Saadi

Valdez Brantley

Beth Griffith

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Cherry Black

Ron Otis

Curtis Boone

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

Josh Gracin


Greg Phillinganes

Larry Fratangelo

Dave McMurry

John Rutherford

Kamau Kenyatta


An Annual Affair

The Detroit Music Weekend Experience

For too long, Detroit music has been overlooked as an economic asset for our city and region. The city is open for business and the arts are a vital part of its success, uniquely able to add to the bottom lines of a broad range of neighboring businesses, while bringing people from all walks of life together in shared celebration. We are proud to say that there is a plan to activate our full region’s unified performing arts & culture sector through the production of a blockbuster event that will transform downtown and our city’s perception of what the arts can really do.


A Sampling of invited SE Michigan Performing Arts Organizations


A Man Can Change

Academy of Russian Classical Ballet

Aletia Droba

All the worlds a stage

Anonymous Dance Crew

Argentine Tango Detroit

Ballet Americana

Ballet Detroit

Barefoot Productions Theatre

Biba Bell

Big City Dance Center LLC

Carr Center

Center of Music & Performing Arts (COMPAS)

Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Chinese Folk Dance of Metro Detroit

Companeros de Flamenco / Michelle Millman

Dance Dynamics

Dasan Mitchell

Deadly Dames Burlesque

Dee Watkins / Isisraks Dance

Detroit Actors Theatre Company

Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings

Detroit Children's Choir

Detroit Concert Choir

Detroit Institute of Music (DIME)

Detroit Public Theatre

Detroit Rep


Detroit Tap Repertory

Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy

DSO Civic Jazz Ensemble: need contact there

Eisenhower Dance

Erika Stowall / Big Red Wall Dance Company

Flint School of Performing Arts

Flint Youth Theatre

Garage Cultural

Geiger Classic Ballet Academy

Grosse Pointe Dance Center

Grosse Pointe Theatre

Haleem Rasul Hardcore Detroit

Hardcore Detroit

Harriet Berg

Heritage Works

Hilberry Theater

HNM Dance Company

Intrinsic Theatre Company / Monster Box Theatre

Jazz & Spirit Dance Theatre of Detroit

Jennifer Harge

Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company

Kristi Faulkner Dance

Lakes Area School of Highland Dance

Legacy Dance Studio LLC

Lethal Rhythm Dance Crew

Link School of the Arts

Lisa LaMarre / LaMarre & Dancers

Lisa McCall / LM Productions Ent. Group

Living Arts

Luna Dancers

Marygrove Theatre/Dance


Meadow Brook Theatre - Oakland University

Michael Means

Michelle's Academy of Dance & Perf Arts Ctr

Michigan Ballet Theater

Michigan Classic Ballet

Michigan Dance Project / Kathy King

Michigan Opera Theatre

Michigan Philharmonic

Michigan State University Community Music School

MoreDances / Janet Clayton

Mosaic Youth Theatre

Motor City Brass Band

Motor City Dance Extension

Motor City Youth Theatre

Mt. Zion Dance Company

Northville Ballet Theatre

Oakland Choral Society

Opera Modo

People Dancing

Performance Network

Planet Dance

Plowshares Theatre Company


Pure Existence Dance Co


Rackham Choir

Raices Mexicanas

River Raisin Dance Academy / Centre for the Arts

Rochester School of Dance

Rosemarie Floyd School of Dance / TMB Ballet

Ryan Myers-Johnson

Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers

Shakespeare in Detroit

Southwest Dance / Living Arts

Sphinx Organization


Spotlight Dance Works

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook


Stereo Junkies Crew

Take Root Dance

Taylor Dance

The Hinterlands

The Purple Rose Theatre Company

The Ringwald

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill (Canton Village Theatre)

Timberlane Dance

Tipping Point Theatre

Two Muses Theatre

UD Mercy Theatre co

United Sound Systems

Valentina's School of Ballet

Water Works Theatre

Wild Swan Theater

A Sampling of invited SE Michigan Cultural offerings

826 Michigan, Inc.

Alfred Berkowitz Gallery

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Anton Art Center

Arab American National Museum

Artrain, Inc.

Arts and Scraps

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Brighton Art Guild

Brighton Arts and Culture Commission

Cabaret 313

Cantata Academy Chorale

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

College for Creative Studies

Cranbrook Art Museum

Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research

Cranbrook Educational Community

Cranbrook House and Gardens

Cranbrook Institute of Science

Creative Many Michigan:

Culture Source: Hillary / Brand & Community Strategist

Detroit Artists Market

Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Historical Society

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Public Television

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit Zoological Society Ron Kagan


Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House - Henry Ford Estate

FAR Therapeutic Arts & Recreation

Focus: HOPE Community Arts Department (CAD)

Friends of Historical Hamtramck

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

Grosse Pointe Art Center

Grosse Pointe Historical Society

Grosse Pointe War Memorial

Holocaust Memorial Center

Image and Arts Council of Troy

Leslie Science and Nature Center

Lorenzo Cultural Center

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Meadow Brook Hall

Michigan Dance Council

Michigan Science Center

Michigan State University Community Music School


Motown Museum:

Northville Art House

Oakland University Art Gallery

Paint Creek Center for the Arts


Pro Musica of Detroit, Inc.

Scarab Club

The Ark

The Art Experience, Inc.

The Arts Alliance

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts

The Community House

The Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation

The Freer House

The Henry Ford

The Jewish Hour Radio Program

The Michigan Theater Foundation

The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

The Scrap Box

Troy Historic Village

Two Twelve Arts Center

U of M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

U of M School of Music, Theatre and Dance

University Musical Society

University of Michigan Detroit Center

University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities

University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

University of Michigan Libraries

University of Michigan Museum of Art

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design

Village Fine Arts Association

Wayne State University Public Radio

WRCJ 90.9 FM

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Site Location

Additional Visual Arts Exhibits & Performances, Discounts and more!!!

  • Showcase Tent 

  • Cultural Pavilion 

  • Family Fun Exhibit

  • Red Carpet Promenade

  • Restaurant and Retail Village

  • Grand Circus Park

  • Detroit Opera House

  • Q-Line

  • Madison Central Stage 

  • Music Hall Center 

  • Paradise Valley

  • 3Fifty Terrace

Invited Restaurant and Retail participants within 500 yards of main stage

7 Greens Detroit Salad Co.

A-Loft Detroit

Angelina Italian Bistro

ASHE Supply Co

Bleu Detroit


Broderick Grille

Broderick Tower Apartments

Centaur Bar

Centre Park Bar

Cheli’s Chili Bar

Chrome Bar and Grille

Citizen Yoga

Cornerstone Barrel House

Colors Restaurant

D Shop

Detroit Beer Company

Détroit Is The New Black

Detroit Seafood Market

Dilla’s Delights

DOH Parking Garage

Downtown Louie’s

DSE Detroit

Elwood Bar

Gameday Detroit

Hastings Street Apartments

Henry the Hatter

Himelhoch Apartments

iVape Detroit

John Varvatos


Jose’s Tacos

Kit & Ace

Kraemer Design Group

La Casa Cigars and Lounge



Nike Store

Park Avenue House

Punch Bowl Social


Rusted Crow Detroit

Simmons & Clark Jewelers

Small Plates




Steve’s Deli

The Skip

Shinola Hotel

Under Armour

Vault of Midnight

Texas de Brazil

The Ashley

The Hudson Cafe

The Town Pump Tavern

Vertical Wine Bar

Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine

Warby Parker

Whiskey Disco

Wright & Co.

Wurlitzer Hotel

Z Lot

Let’s put Detroit music to work for Detroit!