DETROIT (WXYZ) - 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 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. Echoing the city-wide celebration in 2017 of Aretha Franklin, which included the naming of a Detroit street in her honor as well as a mayoral key to the city, this year The Jackson 5 will be the honored legend. In addition to the hundreds of performers, the Jacksons themselves – Tito, Marlon, Jackie, and Jermaine - will perform live, outdoors and free-to-the-public, on Saturday, June 16th at 9:00 p.m.
The mesmerizing, highly polished 75-minute show also highlights brother Michael’s legacy through the use of revolutionary digital technology.
Saturday, June 16 from 2pm – 11pm is ‘THE DAY’ for free-to-the-public outdoor performances across five stages and the giant MotorCity Market -- the largest one-day display of Detroit’s creativity, innovation, and commerce all in one festival. This year, stretching from Paradise Valley Park to Capitol Park, it includes such Detroit legends as Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad fame, superstar actor/singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels, Will Sessions and Craig Brown to name a few on the Madison Central Stage. They join with over 400 performers representing every genre of music and the performing arts.
To learn more, or get the entertainment lineup visit https://www.detroitmusicweekend.org/