Detroit Music Weekend – a free, outdoor event produced by Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts – will return for a second year June 14-17.
This year’s performers with Detroit and Michigan ties are The Jacksons, Mark Farner of Flint’s Grand Funk Railroad and actor and singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels, who was raised in Chelsea.
According to details announced by Music Hall in a press release this week, The Jacksons – who were signed to Motown Records in 1969 – will perform a 75-minute concert at 9 p.m. June 16 that will highlight their brother Michael Jackson’s legacy “through the use of revolutionary digital technology.”
The Jacksons includes Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine Jackson, who will be honored at this year’s event. In 2017 Aretha Franklin was the honoree, and she received a street named in her honor and a mayoral key to the city.
The Detroit Music Weekend is touted as a four-day party, but the main event is 2-11 p.m. June 16. More than 400 performers are set to entertain at a free event from Paradise Valley Park to Capitol Park on several stages. This line up includes Daniels and Farner, as well as local acts from all genres.
The day also includes a MotorCity Market featuring Detroit-inspired and Detroit-based retail and food.