EVENTS AND ARTISTS

Friday

June 9, 2017


5:00 PM

Public Celebration

CORNER OF MADISON AND RANDOLPH

Check back  BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

6:00 PM

Inaugural Detroit Music Weekend Gala

GALA Dinner:

Detroit Opera House Stage

*Ticketed Event*

7:00 PM

Gospel Promenade and Sneak Peek of the New Detroit Music Stages, Tents and Pavilions

Madison ave

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8:00pm

Dedication Ceremony & Superstar "Tribute to Aretha Franklin"

MUSIC HALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS      

*Ticketed Event*

 

Detroit SuperBAND

*All the guest Stars are also a big secret but keep checking back until we can finally announce them. (hint) you have heard of all of them...

Kern Brantley, Musical Director – (MD – Mary J. Blige / Beyoncé / Lady Gaga)

Valdez Brantley (MD – Usher / Chris Brown / Neyo / Lil Wayne)

Greg Phillinganes - (Keyboards / Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson)

Luis Resto (Keyboards – Eminem Band)

Thornetta Davis (R&B vocals, Queen of Soul)

Kamau Kenyata (Saxophones)

Ralphe Armstrong (Bass – Aretha Franklin Band)

Mitch Ryder (Vocals/Bob Seger/John Mellencamp/Bruce Springsteen)

Larry Fratangelo (Percussionist – Kid Rock Band)

Beth Griffin (Vocals/Kem/Anita Baker)

Curtis Boone (Vocal Coach)

Gloria Ridgeway (Vocals/Aretha Franklin/Mary J Blige/Nancy Wilson)

Beth Griffin (Vocals/Kem/Anita Baker)

Cherri Black (Vocals/Katy Perry)

Ron Otis (Drums/Kem)

Dave McMurry (Horns/Kid Rock)

Walter White (Trumpet/Aretha Franklin)

John Rutherford (Trombone/Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Michigan Opera Theatre)

Andre Frappier (Guitar/Ariana Grande)

 

Saturday

June 10, 2017

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Outdoor Public Legends Concert:

Madison Central Stage

Josh Gracin

Larry Callahan & Selected of God Choir

DMW Superband

Laith Al-Saadi

Music Hall Big Band

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

*Free Event*

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6:00pm

Aretha Franklin – Main Event

Madison Central Stage

*Free Event*

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Invited Artist Showcase Tent

Music Hall Parking Lot

Featuring:

Juried Showcase winners will be announced April 27

9:00 PM

Tuxedo ft. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One

11:00 PM

DJ D-Nice

SHOWCASE STAGE

*Ticketed Event*

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9:00pm

Awesome DJ mix

3FIFTY TERRACE

*Ticketed Event*

 

Sunday

June 11, 2017


4:00 PM

R&B Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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6:00PM

Concert

Music Hall 

*Ticketed Event*

 

Related Off-Site Events: 

JUNE 2-11

Cinetopia

Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor

*Ticketed Event*

Motor City Pride

 Hart Plaza

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