PARADISE VALLEY ARTISTS
Celebrating some of Detroit's favorites as well as up and coming artists, the Paradise Valley Stage is right across from the Paradise Valley Park. Urban artists, youtube sensations, broadway stars, DJ's, and more will be performing on this stage to bring in audiences of all musical flavors. If you haven't heard of these artists yet, you sure will know them now!
SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH
Detroit Music Weekend Open Concerts
Paradise valley stage
Performing @ 12:00pm
King Lynxx is a socially conscious, new age lyricist who hails from Inkster, MI. He began creating inspirational music at the age of seven, with hopes of reconnecting with his father and his first love, Hip-Hop. Lynxx has become a member of the group Critical Condition and is performing in the Detroit circuit.
Zayion McCall & Crew
Performing @ 12:45pm
James McCall aka Zayion McCall grew up watching cartoons such as Lazy Town, Wonder Pets, and varies Nickelodeon kid shows that made him just sing along. He always wanted to be a singer growing up, and became a rhymer in middle school, soon adding original raps and freestyle. His lyrical content has grown exponentially, and working with Zay Hilfiger’s electric energy, the two have built a brotherly bond.
Performing @ 1:30pm
Elijah Johnson is a 18 year old phenom talent. Selected in 2010 from among thousands for the role of young Simba in Disney’s Broadway Musical, "The Lion King", he has since won numerous talent showcases around the country, appeared in a feature film, a gospel stage play and several commercials/infomercials. He performed for the Governor at the State of Michigan's Christmas party and is currently preparing his debut album.
Performing @ 2:15pm
Melvin Davis has an incomparable résumé as a part of Detroit's soul music scene. He’s a singer, songwriter, drummer, and bandleader who has worked with everyone from Smokey Robinson and David Ruffin to Wayne Kramer and Dennis Coffey.
Kendrick Hardaway & The Union
Performing @ 3:00pm
Kenderick Hardaway is the music industry’s hidden jewel – a musical ‘triple threat’ with a quiet vocal storm, an instrumental genius and a creative mastermind. His creative writing abilities have ben requested by artists such as Jamie Foxx and Genuine. His inspiration stems from personal experiences both good and bad: “I like to write about issues and situations that people can relate to.” Kendrick has performed around the world, including in Germany opening for 112 and Montel Jordan.
Performing @ 3:45pm
Nick Speed is a Detroit platinum-credited hip hop producer who has produced tracks for 50 Cent, Mopreme Shakur, Lloyd Banks, M.O.P., Talib Kweli, Phat Kat, Musiq Soulchild, Bishop Lamont and many more. During the late 1990s, Nick Speed formed a hip-hop crew called 9-2-5 Colony with classmates Magestik Legend and iLite, both of whom would go on to become part of the Subterraneous Records stable of artists.
Performing @ 4:30pm
DMK Damoli, Melanee, and Kourtney make up the immensely talented R&B female trio DMK from Detroit and have been honing their soulful harmonies and powerful vocals together for over 12 years now. As Detroit natives, their Motown roots run deep, and not just because of their affiliation with the city. Kourtney’s grandfather is Levi Stubbs of the Legendary Motown group The Four Tops who has had a huge influence on the girls. Reminiscent of the 90’s vocal group, En Vogue who is also another influence for DMK; they’ve found a great musical balance of traditional and current R&B that merges perfectly with updated new jack swing rhythms.
Performing @ 5:15pm
ALISE KING’S STRONG but SMOOTH voice will leave you wanting to hear more! She will make you dance, fall in love and cry just from her beautiful delivery of song, and with her signature GROWL she continues to WOW her audiences and fans. Alise has developed a huge following and fan base of people who love her humble spirit and ability to give one heck of a live performance.
TANDEM (Bruce Bailey)
Performing @ 6:00pm
Premier House Music DJ and Event Promoter Bruce Bailey IS original Detroit Royalty. Everyone knows his name and you haven’t really gotten your dance vibe on if he didn’t provide the music backdrop. That’s because house music is his rhythmic heartbeat and passion of his soul. It is what drives him and motivates his commitment to his art.