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Lansing JazzFest Schedule – 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

5:30 – 6:45    Solace with Aneesa Strings and Dakota Peterson
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15      Nicole New & the Woodward Horns
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Orquesta Ritmo
North Stage

9:30 – 11:00   Lowdown Brass Band
MICA (South) Stage

Saturday, August 6, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

2:00 – 3:00     JAMM Scholarship Band
MICA (South) Stage

3:00 – 4:00     Nashon Holloway and Bryan Blowers
North Stage

4:00 – 5:30     Betty Baxter “Satin Sounds” – 2016 JAMM Tribute Honoree
MICA (South) Stage

5:30 – 6:45     Fred Knapp Trio
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15    The People’s Jazz Band
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Michael Dease wsg Doug Webb
North Stage

9:30 -11:00    Ramona Collins


MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival


Friday, August 12, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, noon – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 14, noon – 6:00 p.m.


Lansing Folk Festival - Schedule - 2016


Sunday, August 14


Paulette Brockington, Swing Dance, Noon–12:30 p.m.






Monday – July 25 2016  //   12:00 PM

Emma Guzman is a singer-songwriter from Detroit Michigan. Billed by the Metro Times as a “songwriting prodigy”, she released her 1st album of original material at just 13 years old. She is currently recording her second album to be released on Backburner Records this fall.


Monday – July 25 2016  //   12:00 PM
Pete ‘Big Dog’ Fetters
4 Piece Band playing New Orleans style blues.


Tuesday –  12:00 PM

“The electro-pop violin band, NUCLASSICA®,
nominated Best Entertainment 2014, 2015, 2016 (Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine), is transforming and redefining the traditional concert experience with a fiery hot image, engaging virtuosity and high- energy stage presence.
Under the direction of lead violinist, Jordan Allen Broder, accompanied by his entourage of captivating ladies, NUCLASSICA is an electrifying, one-of-a-kind show.”

Tuesday –  July 26 2016  //   12:00 PM
Richard Arthur

Tuesday –  July 26 2016  //   6:00 PM
Lin Roundtree

Soul Trumpeter Lin Rountree, an accomplished performer and recording artist, is a pioneer helping to frame the new sound of Soul-Jazz. Direct from the ‘new’ Detroit music factory, his playing has been described as soulful, funky, and sensual. Be it R&B/Soul or Groove Jazz, he has an innate ability to connect his music to his listener’s soul.



Wednesday – July 27 2016  //   12:00 PM
Horse Cave Trio
“Horse Cave Trio ~ Red Hot Rockabilly, Hi-Octane Roadhouse Blues & the Detroit Hillbilly Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Wednesday – July 27 2016  //   12:00 PM
AJ Kish
Experienced guitarist, drummer, bassist and singer with AJ Kish is influenced by The Beatles, Joe Walsh, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Tool, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Toadies, Alice Cooper.


 – –  August  – –


Monday –  August 01 2016  //   12:00 PM
All Directions Band
The All Directions Band has been a fixture in the southeastern Michigan music community for a number of years playing a powerful blend of Classic R&B, Motown, Blue and Jazz.
The band has backed up a wide spectrum of talent including Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees “Ben E. King And The Drifters” and “The Diamonds” singing groups as well as jazz legend Grady Tate and members of the band have performed with a variety of top name artists including Chuck Berry, The Tommy Dorsey Band and Clarence Clemons.

Monday –  August 01 2016  //  12:00 PM
Dan Mazur
Dan Mazur is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, music teacher, band leader and performer based out of Metro Detroit.  Making the decision to go full time as a musician in 2009, Dan has played over 1,400 shows and passed the 200 gig mark every year since.


Tuesday – August 02 2016  —   6:00 PM
Polyfold Summer Residency Music of Tia Imani Hanna Project

Tia Imani Hanna violin and vocals,
Carolyn Koebel Percussion,
Elden Kelly Guitar.
Pure improvisation in the styles of many cultures and whatever the spirit hears


Wednesday – August 03 2016  //   12:00 PM

Corndaddy’s music harkens back to the glory days of country rock through filters of power pop, bluegrass and British Invasion bombast.
“Stellar”—Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press.

Wednesday – August 03 2016  //   12:00 PM
Celia Nip ft Danny Runey

Singer and Songwriter, Celia Nip is gearing up to take over with her new EP
“When It Was You” mixing dance, pop ballads and more.
High energy, catchy main stream pop .


Thursday – August 04 2016  //   12:00 PM


Thursday – August 04 2016  //   12:00 PM
Jen Cass

Born to unusually hip parents in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, singer-songwriter Jen Cass was raised on a healthy mix of folk music, homegrown vegetables, spontaneous dancing, black licorice and Motown.

Thursday – August 04 2016  //   5:30 PM
Mix & Mingle Presented by Channel 955

socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour
featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.

Thursday – August 04 2016  //   6:00 PM
Polyfold Summer Residency Music of Daher, Jones and Setzler

POLYFOLD is a collective of musical artists who have joined together to develop, and present creative works.
Founded in Detroit, Polyfold produces concerts and recordings, hosts outreach events and educational workshops, and fosters creative community in Detroit and beyond.


Friday – August 05 2016  //   12:00 PM
The Boogie Woogie Kid Trio

“Michigan’s Best” in Ragtime, Boogie-Woogie & Blues performance,
Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid brings
Singer Emma Aboukasm,
Drummer Sean Nasrey for THE BOOGIE WOOGIE KID TRIO!
performing piano favorites from the swingin’ days of the 20s 30s & 40s,
with classic American songs like Swanee River, Women be Wise, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, Waltzing Matilda, Glory of Love, When the Saints go Marchin’ In, Bumble Boogie and many more!
Now with over 3.5 million Youtube views see why The Boogie Woogie Kid is called “Michigan’s Best!”

Friday – August 05 2016  //   12:00 PM
Kate Hinote & The Disasters

Kate Hinote & The Disasters are an acoustic trio
of the Americana, Folk-Noir, Indie band, The Blueflowers.
Performing predominately original material, the trio will entrance you with their intensity and beautiful harmonies.

Friday –  August 05 2016  //   5:30 PM


Monday –  August 08 2016  //   12:00 PM
Picks & Bows

Picks and Bow is a Celtic  and Folk instrumental music band formed in 2006.
Their venues include festivals, community concerts, weddings, special events .

Monday –   August 08 2016  //   12:00 PM
Jason Waggoner

Jason Waggoner is the type of Americana artist that has a wide verity of influences .
His music will make toes tap, voices sing, dancers swing, hearts break and tears fall.
Jason is from the rural outskirts of Detroit and is as comfortable in the woods as he is on the pavement.


Tuesday –    August 09 2016  //   12:00 PM

“The BFE—The Blaine Fowler Experience—play hits from artists like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Killers, The Cars, Cheap Trick, and more. Guitars. Drums. Bass. And lots of fun. Featuring 96.3 WDVD’s morning guy, Blaine Fowler on vocals and guitar,
The BFE will rock the D!!”

 Tuesday –   August 09 2016  //   12:00 PM
Ted Nagy

Ted Nagy’s raw songwriting style encompasses the creative genres of gritty guitar in the Bluesy, Rock, Country and Twang of Detroit Americana.
He attempts to make a song roll along as a movie might.

Tuesday –    August 09 2016  //   6:00 PM
Polyfold Summer Residency Indian Woods and Percussion

The music of India includes multiple varieties of Indian classical music, folk music, and Indian pop.
India’s classical music tradition, includes Hindustani music and Carnatic, has a history spanning millennia and developed over several eras.
The team will perform Carnatic Music Fusion with melodic music, with improvised variations, consisting of compositions with improvised embellishments.


Wednesday –   August 10 2016  //   12:00 PM
Whiskey Deluxe

Whiskey Deluxe is a country band that loves to rock!
Country music of yesterday and today!

Wednesday –  August 10 2016  //   12:00 PM
Jerry Brooks


 Thursday – August 11 2016  //   12:00 PM
Danny D

Danny D grew up in the center of the Detroit rock and Motown music scene.
Playing his own music since a young age, Danny D has matured into a sophisticated singer, songwriter and musician with the inspiration of his Detroit music roots .

Thursday – August 11 2016  //   12:00 PM

Barelyon is what happens with the Big Apple meets the Motor City.
Embracing the history of music while molding it into something new.

Thursday –  August 11 2016  //   5:30 PM
Mix & Mingle Presented by Channel 955

Socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.

Thursday –  August 11 2016  //   6:00 PM
Polyfold Summer Residency Music of Kashperko, Koi and Taylor

POLYFOLD is a collective of musical artists who have joined together to develop, and present creative works.
Founded in Detroit, Polyfold produces concerts and recordings, hosts outreach events and educational workshops, and fosters creative community in Detroit and beyond.

 Thursday – August 11 2016  //   7:00 PM
Heritage Works presents “Cultural Scripts”

Travel through West Africa with Heritage Works as they explore movement and music of Senegal, Mali and Guinea.
Heritage Works will present new and original works about Detroit by Detroit native Nathan Trice and Detroit lover Ana Maria Alvarez.
A part of Heritage Works Cultural Scripts project, these works are rooted in 2015 community dialogues with Detroit residents.


Friday –  August 12 2016  //   11:00 AM

Shop a great selection of fresh produce and cottage foods from an array of local growers.

Friday –  August 12 2016  //   12:00 PM

C3 is a Detroit born artist, composer, lyricist, and performer whose music works to promote positivity and life lessons.
C3 is currently a Songwriter at Detroit Institute of Music Education and has been performing around the Metro Detroit area for a year.

Friday –  August 12 2016  //   12:00 PM
Trey Connor

Trey Connor is a 19 year old songwriter and guitarist with a vocally driven sound containing elements of acoustic and modern rock.
His original work is characterized by unforgettable melodies with signature sounding vocals and artful guitar work.

Friday –   August 12 2016  //   5:30 PM

Obie Won,  is an explosion of culture, lyrics and energy .
Covering a range of topics musically, he is the complete package when it comes to edutaining audiences of all ages.


– Music – Concert Of Colors – Detroit – – 07 / 14-17 /2016 –

– Concert  Of  Colors –

– Concert Of Colors 2016 – Palmieri – Was –

Friday, July 15, 2016

Scarab Club

217 Farnsworth St.
Detroit, MI 48202
Doors 8:30 p.m.
Soft drinks $

9:30 p.m. Planet D Nonet (African Township jazz)

Detroit Institute of Arts (outdoors)

5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Doors 5 p.m. for music on East Lawn
Doors 8:30 p.m. for film at Detroit Film Theatre
Food + Drink $
6 p.m. Dos Santos Cumbia Dance Party (Mexican Cumbian) East Lawn (along John R St.)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Detroit Institute of Arts

froDixieRemixes Listening Session: A John Sims Project
(spiritual, blues, gospel, jazz, funk, calypso, samba, soul, R&B, house, hip hop) –  Detroit Film Theatre

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward Ave.Detroit, MI 48201     –   Doors 1 p.m.
1-9 p.m. Build Bazaar vendors inside Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
Growth Center vendors on Parsons Street
Food truck rally outdoors and indoor food vendors
Noon-10 p.m. Biergarten and BBQ on Parsons Street

Meijer Main Stage at Orchestra Hall

3 p.m.         Yuna (Malaysian pop)
5:30 p.m.    King Sunny Ade (Nigerian, world music pioneer)
8 p.m.         9th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue: Showcase -100 Best Detroit Songs contest (eclectic)
Click here for more info and performer lineup

Comerica Diversity Stage (The Music Box)
2 p.m.        Fred Penner (children’s folk)
4:30 p.m.   Alsarah & The Nubatones (East-African retro pop)
7 p.m.       Brown Rice Family (roots/reggae)
9:30 p.m.   Palenke Soultribe (Afro-Colombian electronic)

Wolverine Outdoor Stage (Sosnick Court, behind Orchestra Place bldg.)
12 p.m.      (noon) Roots Vibrations (reggae)
1:30 p.m.   The Sun Drummers (African drums)
3 p.m.         Casual Sweetheart (indie pop)
4:30 p.m.     Tahnz and The Filthy Animals (jazz/rock/blues)
6 p.m.           Britney Stoney (neo-soul)
7:30 p.m.     MamaSol & Tha N.U.T.S. (hip hop/neo-soul)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Detroit Institute of Arts

 7:30 p.m. Astrid Hadad (Mexican cabaret) in the Rivera Court

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

 Meijer Main Stage at Orchestra Hall

3 p.m.       Cibo Matto (Japanese rock duet)
5:30 p.m.  The Mighty Sparrow (Calypso)

8 p.m. Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra (salsa)

 Comerica Diversity Stage (The Music Box)

 2 p.m.         Detroit Arab American Sound Experience-
Detroit Jammerz, Compact Deity and Mazaj
4:30 p.m. Howling Diablos (funky blues)
7 p.m.         Kiran Ahluwalia (Indian African fusion)
9:30 p.m.  Battle of Santiago (Latin rock)

 Wolverine Outdoor Stage (Sosnick Court, behind Orchestra Place bldg.)

12 p.m.   (noon) Iyawo Dance Theatre + Folkloric Women’s Vocal Ensemble (dance)
1:30 p.m. Buya (Puerto Rican drums)
3 p.m.         Blue Black Hours (heavy psychedelic)
4:30 p.m.    Tristan Brooke (acoustic rock)
6 p.m.         Kevin Christian (R&B)
7:30 p.m.     Sean Dobbins (jazz)

Detroit – Summer – 2016 – DownTown Parks – June –


          – DATE – ///          /// – Location –   /// – Event / Band / … ////


  • JUNE –

Mn –   06 – 12:00 PM –          CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       NEW WORLD SOUL

Tu –  07  – 11:00 AM –           CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       PRINCE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

–   6 – 8 PM.       –     PARADISE VALLEY –        Ken Kozora, Project

Wd –  08 – 12:00 PM –           CAMPUS MARTIUS –        THE FLUTTER & WOW
The Flutter and Wow band is known for their captivating stage presence as they merge vocal harmonies, infectious rhythms, and strings into their unique brand of Rustbelt Americana.
The band lead by Tasha Lord
Detroit Music Award Nominees 2012-2016
Best Folk Band,
Best Acoustic Band,
Best Folk Recording-Outstanding Americana Vocalist.

Th –     09 – 12:00 PM –        CAMPUS MARTIUS           iHeartMedia
5:30 PM –         CAMPUS MARTIUS –        Mix & Mingle –x- Channel 955-
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.
– 06 – 8 PM.      –   PARADISE VALLEY –          Dave Hamilton Band
Fr –  10 –   12:00 PM     –      CAMPUS MARTIUS  –         MADELYN GRANT
Madelyn Grant is a young soul and R&B singer
Her vocals are on the Grammy nominated remix of ODESZA’s “Say My Name”

Mn –    13  – 12:00 PM                 CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       PEACEFUL WARRIORS PROJECT

Tu –     14  – 12:00 PM                CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       THE TED NAGY TRIO
–  6 – 8 P.M.    –        PARADISE VALLEY –          Obed Succori, Trio

Wd –  15  – 12:00 PM      –         CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       BILLY BRANDT

Th –   16  –   5:30 PM –              CAMPUS MARTIUS –        Mix & Mingle –x- Channel 955-              PARK BEACH
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.
– 6 – 8 PM.    –         PARADISE VALLEY –          Maestro Pastor Steve Thompson

Fr –  17  –  12:00 PM      –        CAMPUS MARTIUS –        DETROIT’S PUBLIC SECRET
5:30 PM    –           CAMPUS MARTIUS –        MOLLYWOP!
–   @ THE BEACH  –          Detroit-based band that plays original and classic reggae music.
Smooth vocal harmonies and hard-hitting musicians bring the party …

Mn –  20  – 12:00 PM –                CAMPUS MARTIUS           TRUE LOVE BAND
The True Love Band is a Professional Family Band specializing in jazz, funk and R and B.
They are active in performing for various communities throughout Detroit

Tu –  21 – 12:00 PM –                   CAMPUS MARTIUS –        MISTY LOVE
–  6 – 8 P.M.        –          PARADISE VALLEY –          Mark Stone, Group

Wd –  22 – 12:00 PM –               CAMPUS MARTIUS –  NIKKI HOLLAND & DIRTY ELIZABETHS
“Americana music right from Detroit, MI.
Nikki Holland & The Dirty Elizabeths deliver a full-flavored singer songwriter experience with a blend of folk rock music, sides of country and blues, and pop for a smooth finish.

Th –   23  –   5:30 PM –               CAMPUS MARTIUS –        Mix & Mingle –x- Channel 955-              PARK BEACH
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.
– 6 – 8 PM.    –           PARADISE VALLEY –          Big Will 360

Fr – 24  – 11:00 AM – 2 PM     CADILLAC SQUARE –        FARMERS’ MARKET
Shop a great selection of fresh produce and cottage foods from an array of local growers.
12:00 PM             CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       ANNABELLE ROAD
9:00 PM –          CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       CLARE DUNN
MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Clare Dunn is a dynamic new artist on the country music scene garnering praise for her sultry vocals and sizzling guitar work.On tour with superstars including
Bob Seger,
Keith Urban
Miranda Lambert
Critics call her “magnetic on stage.”
Clare plays lead guitar on all of her material including her current single, “Tuxedo,” off her self-titled EP. The Colorado native was named “One to Watch” by
USA Today,
Rolling Stone,
Boston Globe,
and recently joined Miranda Lambert on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour
and Chris Young on the I’m Comin’ Over Tour.

Mn –        27  – 12:00 PM –             CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       DUANE HARLICK

Tu –        28  – 12:00 PM –              CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       OFF THE LEDGE
“Good times call for great music.” Off The Ledge is a band that impeccably combines elements of blues, funk, rock, jazz, and folk into their songs for your listening pleasure.
–  6 – 8 P.M.        –             PARADISE VALLEY –          Steve Grady, Kasan Belgrave,                                                                                                                                The Jazz Off Band

Wd –    29  –  12:00 PM –               CAMPUS MARTIUS  –       ALAN TURNER
Nashville recording artist, Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band are well known for their high energy rocking country entertainment!
They have been nominated for 18 Detroit Music Awards and were a national nominee for the 2015 Inspirational Country Music Award, “New Artist of the Year”!

Th –   30  –   5:30 PM –                   CAMPUS MARTIUS –        Mix & Mingle –x- Channel 955-          PARK BEACH
socialize and relax with iHeartMedia’s Boji at a weekly Downtown happy hour featuring delicious food and drink specialties each Thursday.
– 6 – 8 PM.    –             PARADISE VALLEY –          “Our Songs…Our Stories”


  • JULY –



Bennett - Siers - Weed - Dirty Dog


Music – Jazz, Blues, Swing …  May  2016 ++

5-03, Tuesday,   7 p.m.,
Dave Bennett –  fundraiser for Waterford Kettering HS Music Program,
Waterford Kettering Performing Arts Center,

2800 Kettering Drive, Waterford, 48327.
Tickets $10,

5-03, Tuesday,   Every  at 5:00 p.m.,
5 O’Clock Rush Concert Series
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
8000 Woodward Ave.,

  • 5-03 – Alan Day and Stefan K
  • 5-10 – Vocalist Tony Camilletti with pianist Harvey Reed
  • 5-17 – Vocalist Brad McNett with pianist Scott Gwinnell
  • 5-24 – Vocalist Sandra Bomar with pianist Harvey Reed
  • 6-07 – Alan Day and Stefan K
  • 6-14 – Vocalist Ramona Collins with pianist Josh Silver
  • 6-21 – summer Solstice Jazz concert featuring the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra,
    7-8:30 p.m. (guest vocalists TBA)
  • 6-28 – Vocalist Kate Patterson with pianist Bill Meyer

5-03, Tuesday,   5:30 p.m.
Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band
Paul Klinger,
James Dapogny on piano,
Paul Keller,
Mike Jones on clarinet,
Rod McDonald, Guitar
Terry Kimura. trombone.
Dixieland and Traditional Jazz
$10 entertainment charge. :
Zal Gaz Grotto
azz from the 1920s and 30s.
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor.

5-03, Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.
Pianist Charles Boles,
guitarist Ron English,
bassist John Dana
Renell Gonzalez
no cover!
Dirty Dog Jazz Café.
97 Kercheval,
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236,
(313) 882-5299.

5-03, Tuesday. 8 p.m.
Dennis Coffey
Motown, Jazz and Blues
Pat Smillie – 1st Tuesday,
Theo Spight, Detroit Lions’ vocalist – 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Lady Champagne 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore, Detroit.
Great jazz, great food, no cover, and free lighted parking.

5-03, Tuesday,    8-11 p.m.
Michele Ramo
Jenuine Cigar Lounge,

44791 Schoenherr Road.
Call Jenuwine at 586/ 997-1731.

5-03, Tuesday,    7-10 p.m.,
Pianist Pat Cronley
drummer John Hill
bass player Jack McDonald
swinging’ Special guest sit-ins.
Soggy Bottom
613 Martin Luther King Ave.
N of downtown Flint.

5-03, Tuesday, 8-11PM.
jam session – full set of jazz, then open to sit-ins.
New Way Bar
23130 Woodward Ave,
Ferndale, MI 48220
No cover charge.

5-04, Wednesday,
Dirty Dog Jazz Café.
97 Kercheval,
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236,
(313) 882-5299.
Usually no cover charge for Wednesday and Thursday jazz shows!
Please visit their web site for more details about the artists and pricing.

  • 5-04 through 5-07 – Michael Zaporski on piano
  • 5-11 through 5-14 – Randy Napoleon on guitar
  • 5-18 through 5-19 – trumpeter Roy Hargrove & the Detroit Jazz Festival All-Star Trio
  • 5-25 through 5-26 – Anthony Stanco on trumpet
  • 5-27 through 5-28 – Tia Fuller
  • 6-02 through 6-04 – Dennis Coffey on guitar
  • 6-08 through 6-11 – Drummer Pete Siers featuring Dave Bennett

5-04, Tuesday,    4- p.m.,
Paul Keller and Bob Mervak
piano/bass duo jazz
Gentleman’s Consignment clothing store
625 S. Washington,
amazing clothing and jazz. Free refreshments.

5-04, Wednesday (every),    9:30-12:30 p.m.,
The Lotus Jam,
weekly jam session
James Hughes and Jimmy Smith.
Different rhythm sections weekly,
jam session after the 1st set,
Black Lotus Brewing Company,
1 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, 48017.

5-04, Wednesday (first of each month),    6:30-9:30 p.m.,
Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band
Grand Hotel (TV’s Grand Event) in Trenton.
2651 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183,
eservations recommended. $5 cover, food and drink specials.

5-04, Wednesday,    8 p.m.,
The Hot Club of Detroit
Evin Perri on guitar,
Julian Labro on accordion,
Ivan Pena on rhythm guitar
Jordan Schug on bass.
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Avenue,
Ann Arbor, 48104,
734-769-2999, kerrytown concert

5-04, Wednesday    6:30-9:30 p.m.  
first of every month, next month changes to THURSDAY!),
The West Side Ramblers
Morgan Humecky on vocals, lead guitar and banjo;
Sherry Humecky on the hammered dulcimer;
Brian Newsom on chord melody/rhythm banjo;
Kim Dominick on electric bass;
Bob Ervin, rhythm guitar and vocals.
older music of the 1900s or earlier -Dixieland, Big Band, Folk, Country western and more.
Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325
41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth MI.

5-04, every Wednesday,    8-11 p.m.,
Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland
The Sodbuster
Haymarket Square,
5758 N. Main Street
Sylvania, Ohio,

5-05, Thursday (except the second) – 7-9:30 p.m.
Jerry McKenzie’s Just Jazz
Ray Tini on bass with special guests each week

Telegraph just north of 10 Mile Rd., west side of the street.
2nd Thursday: Don Swindell Band.

  • 5-05 – Jim Cooper on vibes
  • 5-12 – Don Swindell Band
  • 5-19 – Sandra Bomar on vocals.
  • 5-29 – Paul Vornhagen on flute/saxophone/vocals

(( 5-05, 5-19, 2nd and 4th Thursday. Temporarily until hockey playoffs are over: ))

5-05:     7-10 p.m.,
Bootlegger’s Pig & Whiskey,
15412 Mack Avenue.
new bar owned by Jai-Lee Dearing,,
5-05, Thursday:
O’Malley’s Bar and Grill,
15231 Farmington, x 5 Mile

5-05, Thursday,      8:30 p.m
pianist Bill Meyer,
Ralphe Armstrong on bass
Gayelynn McKinney on drums.
No cover for the best live jam
2738 Russell in the Detroit Eastern Market.

5-05, First Thursday of each month,      7:30-10:30 p.m.,
Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn and vocals,
Jerry Neeley on keyboard/vocals,
Tom Ploeger on sax,
Dennis DeCello on drums,
Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals
Sports Channel Bar,
25419 Jefferson Avenue, north of 10 Mile Rd., next to Harbor Lanes,
St. Clair Shores.
Sit-ins welcome! .

5-05, Thursday, 1st only,    7-10 p.m.
Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO)
Club 54

Van Dyke Road just north of 16 Mile Road on the east side of the street (in the Sterling Plaza)!
$5 cover, not much for a 19-piece band!

5-05, Thursday,      6-9 PM
Paul Keller,
Sarah D’Angelo
Duncan McMillan
London Chop House,
155 E/W.?  Congress
downtown Detroit.

5-05, Thursday,      8-11 p.m.,
Michele Ramo on 8-string guitar.
Jenuwine Cigar Factory Outlets
, #
44791 Schoenherr Rd.,
Sterling Heights,

5-05 every Thursday,    7-10 p.m.
Fred Scott on solo piano and vocals,
La Dolce Vita,

17546 Woodward Avenue,

5-05, every Thursday,     5:30-8:30 p.m.
Dan David Trio
Detroit Seafood Market

435 Randolph St., Detroit.

5-06, Friday, 5:01 (( last of the Spring season ))
Linda Yohn, 89 1 WEMU Music Director:
Los Gatos.
Rush Street Nightclub,
314 South Main Street
Ann Arbor

5-06, Friday,      7-10 p.m.
The Rich Michaels Trio
Rich on drums,
Ray Tini on bass
Chuck Shermetaro, featuring special guests every week,
Joe’s Top Dog Restaurant and Bar,
13342 Michigan Avenue,
Dearborn, 48126 (1 block East of Scheafer).
Parking in back, and they have great food!

  • 5-6 – Chris Collins on saxophone, Tad Weed on piano
  • 5-13 – Meri Slaven on vocals
  • 5-20 – Johnny Trudell on trumpet
  • 5-27 – Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

5-06 and 5-07, Friday and Saturday,      7-10:30 p.m.,
trumpeter Jimmy Smith, Jazz Series
208 W. Fifth Street,
Royal Oak,
no cover,

5-06, Friday – Paul Keller and Friends perform great jazz from 7 till 10:30 PM at Onyx, 208 W. Fifth. Joining Paul will be Beth Stalker, vibraphonist Jim Cooper (from Chicago via Saugatuck), and saxophonist Steve Wood. Great food and drinks at Onyx.

5-06, Friday, Vocalist Kathy Kosins accompanied by Cliff Monear on piano at Maria’s in West Bloomfield, 7-9:30 p.m.

5-06, every Friday,      7-10:30 p.m.,
pianist Pat Cronley – vocalist Joanne Roach
Prime 29 Steakhouse,
6545 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield,
248- 737-7463.

5-06 and 5-07, Friday and Saturday,      6-9 p.m.,
Fred Scott on piano and vocals
Little Daddy’s
27250 Eureka Road,
Taylor, 48180,

5-07, Saturday,      1-3:30 p.m.
The Greater Detroit Jazz Society
Jazz at Shield’s
TNT Big Band – Tony DiMaria and Ted Smith.
Featured vocalist – Renee King Jackson.
Shield’s of Southfield,
$10 entertainment charge.
5-07,   6-9 p.m.
Jazz at the Maple – Dave Lundin Jazz Duo,
Dave Lundin on piano
Keith Malinowski on bass.
Maple Theater Cafe,
Corner Maple and Telegraph.

5-07, Saturday,      7-10pm,
Vocalist Meri Slaven
Pianist Kevin Grenier,
Osteria 222
22266 Michigan Ave.

5-08, Sunday,      2 p.m.,
Kind of Blue Revisited
Ellen Rose on piano,
Paul Keller on bass,
Pete Siers on drums,
Paul Finkbeiner on trumpet
Stephen Grady on saxophone.
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Avenue,
Ann Arbor, 48104,


5-08, every Sunday, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
vocalist Sheila Landis and 7-string guitarist Rick Matle
jazz, blues and R&B   –  Sunday, Brunch
Beans and Cornbread Soulful Bistro

29508 Northwestern Hwy
Reservations suggested. 248-208-1680.

5-08, Sunday, (every)     Brunch, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Gene Parker
Perrysburg Holiday Inn
(exit 193 off 75 south)

5-08, Sunday (every), 10 a.m. brunch,
Trumpeter Ingrid Racine Quartet
Gandy Dancer,
401 Depot Street
Ann Arbor
734-769-0592, . Call to make sure she’s playing that day.

5-08, Sunday,
Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings,
Zal Gaz Grotto.

2070 Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor, between Liberty and Pauline – across from Ann Arbor west side Post Office. Entertainment charge $10,

5-09, Monday,      7-10 p.m.
Paul Keller Orchestra
Zal Gaz Grotto
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor.
$10 entertainment charge

5-10, Tuesday,      7-10 p.m..
Blues @ The Elks features
Kathleen Murray Band.
Kathleen Murray on vocals,
Bob Bowman on drums,
Mike Ferencz on guitar,
Craig Scott on bass and
Evan Mercer on keys.
Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325
41700 Ann Arbor Rd.,
Plymouth, Mi. 48170    (1/2 mile W. of I-275)
734-453-1780 for info.,

5-11, Wednesday,      6:30-9:30 p.m.,
The Rec Bowl
in downtown Mt. Clemens kicks off it’s summer series,
Jazzin’ with Some Barbecue –
The Millionaires
with vocalists Camille Price and Dan Devins,
jazz bands and dancing – Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society.

5-12, Thursday,      7:30 p.m..
The Brian Delaney Quartet
Ypsilanti Community Choir Spring Concert
Towsley Auditorium
Washtenaw Community Campus,

5-12, Thursday (every other)      8-10 p.m.,
Rob Crozier Duo
Ann Arbor
111 W. Liberty St.,
Ann Arbor, 48104.
no cover.

5-14, Saturday,      Doors open at 7 p.m., shows start at 8 p.m.,
Kittens & Crooners,
Elegant evenings featuring metro-Detroit’s top jazz vocalists,
wine samplings, tasty bites and local Art House artists
Northville’s Tipping Pointe Theatre,
361 E. Cady Street,
May 14: Paul King / July 9 Beth Stalker.
Pre-sale tickets: 586-484-8797,
www.2Stones ;, Presented by Financial Architects, Inc.

5-15, Sunday, 4 p.m.,
Randy Napoleon Trio Album Release
Randy Napoleon on guitar,
Rodney Whitaker on bass
Keith Hall on drums.
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Avenue,
Ann Arbor, 48104,

5-18, Wednesday,      6:30-9:30 p.m.,
The Rec Bowl
Dave Bennett Quartet. – Dave’s birthday

5-19, Third Thursday,       7-10 p.m.
The Riverboat Ramblers
Bob Ervin,
Brian Newsom
Pat MacCarroll
Commonwealth Club,
30088 Dequindre Road,
Warren, MI 48092-1811,

5-19, Third Thursday,   . 5-7:30 p.m
Pat Cronley and Friends
White Horse
621 West Court St.,
part of Flint Jazz Walk.

5-19, Third Friday,     9 p.m. to midnight. 
Dennis Coffey Quartet
Motor City Wine

1949 Michigan Avenue
Corktown, telephone
5-19, Thursday,      7-9:30 p.m.
“Anything Goes” sing-along at the Dakota Inn with Kerry Price,
John R just north of McNichols (6 Mile)
Good German food and drink, lighted and guarded parking lot, reservations recommended, 313-856-9722.

5-20, Friday,      2:15-3:15 p.m.,
Metro Jazz Voices
All Seasons of West Bloomfield
5600 Drake,
West Bloomfield,
Free and open to the public.

5-20, Friday,     9-10 p.m.,
The Rochester Symphony Orchestra
vocalist Edye Evans Hyde and The Terry Lower Quartet
play “American Treasures.” 8 p.m.,
featuring their 2016 Young Artist Award Winner pianist Greg Hartmann,
playing ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’,
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rochester.

5-20, Friday,   12:30 p.m.
Vocalist/pianist Kerry Price presents “Sentimental Journey”
the music of post-World War II.
Programs with sing-along
Mahany-Meininger Senior Center,
3500 Marais in Royal Oak,
near ROHS, $2 at the door.

5-20, Friday, 8 p.m.,
From Ragtime to Rock N’ Roll
Jon Milan on piano,
Kerry Price on piano and vocals,
Matthew Ball (“The Boogie Woogie Kid”) on piano
Dave Bennett, piano and vocals.
Kerrytown Concert House,
415 North Fourth Avenue,
Ann Arbor, 48104,

5-20, Friday,      7-10:30p.m.,
Vocalist Meri Slaven
pianist Scott Gwinnell,
Miles Brown on bass,
Bill Higgins on drums a
Carl Cafagna on sax/flute,
The Onyx
208 West 5th St.,
Royal Oak,

5-20, Friday,
Planet D Nonet at Bootleggers
Grosse Pointe Park

5-22, Sunday, 6-8 pm
The Brian Delaney Quartet
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery,
420 N. Main Street,
Chelsea, MI.
In support of recent CD release “Let’s Get Acquainted.”
No cover charge, Good food & drink.

5-22, Sunday,
Attic Dwellers Acoustic Jam Session
P.L.A.V. Post #6,
9545 McDougall
Hamtramck, (Joseph Campau to Eveline),
Free and open to all levels of acoustic players and listeners., .

5-22, Sunday,
Sandra Bomar and Tony Camilletti on vocals,
Harvey Reed on piano,
John Dana on bass,
Eric Lundquist on sax and winds
Miguel Gutierrez on drums.
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge,
20510 Livernois Ave.,
$5 cover.

5-26, , Thursday      (every 4th Thursday), ( 6-23 )  7-10 p.m.,
The Metro Detroit Jazz Orchestra,
“Live at the Blue Goose Inn” featuring vocalist Gary Sacco,
28911 Jefferson Ave.,
St. Clair Shores, 48081,
 Hear and download free tracks of the band here:

5-29, Sunday,      2:30 p.m
The Speakeasy Quartet – “Jazz a la French Flair” – a cabaret-style concert.
re-visits the Parisian Salon theme from a couple years ago with favorites and new tunes making a “French Connection.” Music of
Edith Piaf,
Maurice Chevalier,
Sydney Bechet,
The Hot Club of France etc.

Ray Manzerolle, re-joins the SEQ!
Mike Karoub, cello;
Hugh Leal, guitar;
Mike Karloff, piano
Place Concorde,
7515 Forest Glade Dr.
Windsor (10 min. from bridge or tunnel via E.C. Row expressway)
Wine and full bar and snacks available in a cabaret style concert in the banquet room
Tickets on sale from Place Concorde or by phone order at 519 948-5545.
Advance $20, at the door $25.

5-29, Sunday,      4-7 p.m
Planet D Nonet
Blue Goose Inn,.,
no cover, donations accepted ,

5-31, Tuesday,      7 p.m.
Elaine Greenberg’s fabulous cancer fundraiser “Jazzalot”,
Temple Israel in West Bloomfield,
Dave Bennett,
George Benson on sax,
The Cliff Monear Trio
Sean Dobbins – Drums
Nick Calandro – bass)
the talented young people of The Southeastern Music Academy Jazz Ensemble
Tickets $30 tax-deductible.
For ticket info or to charge your tickets, call 248-702-5938.
You can also send a check, payable to “Living for Music, Inc.’
along with self-addressed envelope to:
Living For Music, inc., P.O. Box 7023, Huntington Woods, MI 48070.


5-31, Tuesday,
Jazz @ The Elks
RJ Spangler’s Planet D Nonet 9 piece Jazz/Swing Band.
Enjoy listening to and dancing to
RJ Spangler on Drums,
Justin Jozwiak on Reeds,
Jim Holden on Brass,
Goode Wyche III on Tenor Sax,
James O’Donnell on Trumpet and Vocals,
Ken Ferry on Trumpet and Flugelhorn,
T-Bone Paxton on Trombone and Vocals,
Mike Zaporski on Keys,
Shannon Wade on Bass.
See their website at
$10 donation,
Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks #325,
41700 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, 48170.


6-3, Friday,      8 p.m.,
TNT Big Band
vocalist Charlie Dental
Cadieux Cafe

6-4, Saturday,      7-10pm,

Vocalist Meri Slaven
Pianist Kevin Grenier,
Osteria 222
22266 Michigan Ave.

6-4, Saturday, Planet D Nonet, North Oakland Homeless Benefit, (sold out).

6-5, Sunday,
The Jazz Cycle
Mt. Clemens Art Fair.
start at 11:30 a.m. Come hear a variety of Jazz from your Classic Standards, to Jazz Funk, Fusion, Latin and Ballads. Location of performance is in front of the Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place Drive.


– Swing – Jazz – Lindy – Dance –

– Dance –

Whiteys Lindy Hoppers .. Hellzapoppin.

Nicholas Brothers. The greatest dance sequence.

Swing Time – Rogers and Astaire

Swing-a-thon Group Dance –
Strictly Come Dancing: 2013 – BBC One

Patrick Robinson & Anya
Quickstep to ‘Man With The Hex’ –
Strictly Come Dancing: 2013 – BBC One

   – ( also see MWTH – Atomic Fireballs –  – below ) –

Strictly Come Dancing – Intro with Lindy Hoppers – 21.11.’15 BBC

Strictly Come Dancing Season 13 Episode 9
W4S2 Results PDTVx264 JIVE mp4

— ———-
– Bands – Neo Swing   Videos –

The Atomic Fireballs – Man With The Hex HQ

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – “Zoot Suit Riot”

Detroit Swing City – Alien Fashion Show



What got us going was that it was
Norma Miller’s birthday .

Mr. G   used to Chauffeur and chaperon her around at the
American Lindy Hop Championships .

Known to many as the Queen of Swing,
Norma Miller is an author, choreographer, dancer, comedian and actor
whose career spans over seven decades.
Discovered at the age of twelve at the Savoy Ballroom ,
Ms. Miller has been in show business ever since.

Honored with a 2003 National Heritage Foundation Fellowship from the National Endowments of the Arts for her role in creating and continuing to preserve “the acrobatic style swing dance, known as the Lindy Hop” .

Norma Miller is one of the creators of the acrobatic style of swing dancing known as the Lindy Hop. As a child, she watched the dancers at the legendary Savoy Ballroom perched on the fire escape outside her mother’s Harlem apartment. When she was 12, she was “discovered” dancing outside the Savoy, and in 1934 was invited to join Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, soon to make an extended tour of Europe.

Upon her return, she appeared in the Marx Brothers’ movie A Day at the Races (1937), and from 1937 to 1940 Miller performed with Ethel Waters. Pursuing a career in both dance and comedy, she began working with comedian Redd Foxx in 1963 and later joined him on the 1970’s television series Sanford and Sonserving as both a stand-up comic and choreographer.

In addition to a rich and long career as a dancer, Miller has become a seminal historian of swing dance. Her biography, Swingin’ at the Savoy: A Memoir of a Jazz Dancer, documents the swing dance era, and her recollections on Ken Burns’s Jazz documentaries provided a first-hand account of the Harlem music and dance scene. Today she teaches swing dance, including master classes at Stanford University and the University of Hawaii, and has choreographed dance scenes in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and Debbie Allen’sStompin’ at the Savoy.

National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506
202.682.5400  |

Ms. Miller is also the subject of author and historian Al Governor’s recently released children’s book, “Stompin at the Savoy”.
Illustrated by Martin French, the book tells the story of her childhood in Harlem and takes readers to Paris, Rio and Hollywood as a teenage Norma travels the world dancing with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

Florida filmmaker John Biffar completed a 72 minute documentary in 2006,
“Queen of Swing” (view the trailer.)
Narrated by Bill Cobbs, Queen of Swing takes an inside look at Norma Miller’s influence in the globalization of America’s jazz culture and her and her fellow artist’s role in racial integration.

For more information on John Biffar’s documentary, “Queen of Swing”, 
please contact Dreamtime Entertainment by phone at 239-549-4081 
or via Email at



Norma Miller was born in Harlem, New York, in 1919.
When the Great Depression began in 1929, Miller and her family moved to a new apartment that faced the Savoy Ballroom.
The Savoy was where Miller began her career as a professional swing dancer.
One day when Miller was 12, she was dancing outside the Savoy and approached by Twist Mouth George  .
Later that year, Miller entered the Savoy Lindy Hop Contest, which was held at the Apollo Theater.  with one of her high school friends. They won the contest.
Winning gave Miller recognition and prompted Herbert “Whitey” White to ask her to join his group, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
The group rose to prominence after winning a contest at the Harvest Moon Ball. Miller and the group performed on Broadway and in several motion pictures.

Swingin at the Savoy: A Memoir of a Jazz Dancer, Miller’s autobiography, describes her early life and meetings with the well-known jazz musicians and swing dancers of that time, including Frankie Manning, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie.

Miller appeared in six films and four television series.
Her most well-known film appearance is in the swing dancing scene in the film Hellzapoppin, featuring Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.




Year Film Role
1937 A Day at the Races Black Singer
1941 Hellzapoppin’ Dancer (Cook)
1976 Sparkle Doreen
1977 The Richard Pryor Special Bar Patron
1992 Malcolm X Roseland Dancer
1995 Captiva Island Clara

TV Show Appearances

Year Show Role
1973-1974 Sanford and Son Dolly/Roxie/Jackie
1976 Grady Go-go dancer
1977 Sanford Arms Dolly Wilson
1979 Vega$ Maid

Documentary Appearances

Year Documentary
1989 Call of the Jitterbug
1993 Mo’Funny: Black Comedy in America
1996 E! True Hollywood Story
1999 American Masters
2000 Jazz
2006 Queen of Swing
2012 The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America
2013 Moms Mabley: I Got somethin’ to Tell You

Info primarily from ;

 John Biffar
National Endowment for the Arts







PDF-MW-Dtrt-20150827 Prts- A02-15HMp-Dtrt-NC-A02a-15K--Doc11-14.pngThe 2015 schedule for the 43rd annual Noel Night is listed below.


  1. – 3980 Second


Enjoy the sounds of Ryan Spencer ofJamaican Queens.
Detroit Clothing Circle •
Sfumato Fragrances Subtrakt • 419.206.7113 •

     2  – 71 Garfield
• 313.831.5100 •
…, refreshments, and more!

LTGraphics Artist Studio & Showroom
71 Garfield, Suite 170 • 313.930.0318 •
Lynne Ford Studio 71 Garfield, Suite 160A •
Sharper Vision 71 Garfield, Suite 180 • 313.974.7299 •
SocraTea 71 Garfield, Suite 50 • 313.833.7100 • … holiday tea tasting and cookie pairing (supplies limited).

Trent Creative
71 Garfield, Suitte 150 • 313.799.0348 • Open house and refreshments.

  1. – 8 Degrees Plato Detroit

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT** 3409 Cass • 313.888.9972 •

A variety of craft beers, meads and hard cider offered for sale. Take home a growler filled with fresh holiday ale or enjoy a pint in the tap room! Performances by Bruce Farrell & Chrissy Morgan.


  1. – Artloft
    **NEW TO NOEL NIGHT** 4160 Cass, Suite C • 313.818.0023 • 
    Musical trio performing on stage in store and Mrs. Claus will be handing out candy canes and random surprise gifts.

5:30-5:45 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause
6:15-6:45 p.m. – Julie Monahan, Flute Solo
7:15-8:15 p.m. – Britney Stoney performs

  1. – Avalon International Breads

422 W. Willis • 313.832.0008 •
Warm up with hot drinks, soups, hand pies and lots of love at Avalon
freshly baked cookies, samples of their Stollen and new Italian Pannetone!
Enter their holiday cookie decorating contest and join their
“hustle line” from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Instruction provided.
5:15-5:30 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause
5:45-6:15 & 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Vista Vero
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Nikki Holland
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Michael Adams

 6 – AYV Midtown
4100 Woodward, Suite 201 (Located next door to the Majestic) • 313.831.2473 •
retail showroom for the lifestyle clothing brand: AYV Premium Lifestyle Apparel

7 – Back Alley Bikes | Hardcore Detroit | Ocelot Print Shop

3535 Cass • 313.873.5630
Located inside the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation
7:30 & 8:30 p.m. – Hardcore Detroit  – Break Dance performances in the CCNDC community room

  1. – Bethel A.M.E. Church
    5050 St. Antoine • 313.831.8810 •

4:45 p.m. – Bethel Praise Chorale
5:00 p.m. – Bethel Kids Jump 4 Jesus/Women of Praise
5:15 p.m. – Bethel A.M.E. Church Choir
5:30 p.m. – Burton International Dance Company
5:45 p.m. – Jazz & Spirit Dance Theatre of Detroit
6:00 p.m. – St. Stephen A.M.E. Church Choir
6:15 p.m. – St. Stephen Praise in Motion Dancers
6:30 p.m. – Duke Ellington Sophisticated Ladies Choir
6:45 p.m. – Duke Ellington Dance Ensemble
7:00 p.m. – Gospel Temple Baptist Church Choir
7:20 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts Dance Company
7:45 p.m. – Michael Mindingall & Communion
7:45 p.m. – Duke Ellington School Dance Team
8:00 p.m. – East English Village Prepatory Academy Dance Team
8:15 p.m. – Greater Quinn A.M.E. Church
8:45 p.m. – Spain Middle School Dance Company
9:00 p.m. – Anna Marie (soloist)
9:15 p.m. – Diamond Divas Dancers
9:30 p.m. – Aaron Bravesoul Parrott

9 – The Black Dress Co.
87 E. Canfield • 313.833.7795 •
6:15-7:00, 7:15-8:00 & 8:15-9:00 p.m. –Collective Peace

  1. – Bob’s Classic Kicks
    4717 Woodward • 313.832.7513 •
    DJ and live band. Hot cocoa will also be served.

11 – Busted Bra Shop
15 E. Kirby, Suite A • 313.288.0449 •

12 – Campus Bible Fellowship
74 W. Forest • 313.833.9038 •
Enjoy a holiday music ensemble featuring songs performed by a
string quartet, handbell ensemble, and vocalists at

6:00 pm, 7:00 pm & 8:00 pm
at the CrossRoads to the Nations House.
They will also have complimentary holiday refreshments available.

  1. – Cass Café
    4620 Cass • 313.831.1400 •
    6:00-9:00 p.m. – Lac La Belle performs
    an acoustic duo from Detroit, Michigan,
    Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace.
    Influenced by early Americana
    accordion, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, harmonizing vocals, and fingerpicking resonator guitar.
    favorite holiday tunes alongside festive bluegrass, old-time, and 1920’s western swing.

Exhibition: “The Artists of Corktown Studios.”
On view:  November 7, 2015 – January 24, 2016.

14 – Cass Corridor Commons – 4605 Cass
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Detroit Community Music Showcase
PARLOR ROOM: 5:00 p.m. – CommonUnity Café –  menu of seasonal treats, so you can fill you hearts and appetites with cheer!

  1. – Cathedral Church of St. Paul
    4800 Woodward • 313.831.5000 •
    5:00-10:00 p.m. – Live Animals of the Nativity on the Woodward Lawn.  5:15 p.m. – “Strolling” Tour of the Cathedral
    6:00 p.m. – Cathedral Choir in Concert
    6:30 p.m. – PianOboe in Concert
    7:00 p.m. – “Seated” Tour of the Cathedral
    7:30 p.m. – Organ Recital by Jeremy David Tarrant
    8:00 p.m. – Holiday Music by the 35-piece Five Lakes Silver Band.
  2. – Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren • 313.494.5800 •
    GM THEATER: 5:15-6:00 p.m. – Ballet Renaissance 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Delta Prep Academy High School, Vocal21. Detroit Design Center Gallery
    **EXTENDED HOURS** 4225 Third •

… baked goods and savory treats. Holiday gift sales.

10:00 p.m. – The Strange performs, including local performers Brett Lucas, James Simonson, and many more.


  1. – City Bird | Nest

460 W. Canfield • 313.831.9146 • 460 W. Canfield • 313.831.9776 •


  1. – College for Creative Studies

201 E. Kirby • 313.664.7400 •

annual Student and Alumni Art Sale will be held in the Walter B. Ford II Building, …

Blacksmithing and glassblowing demonstrations by CCS faculty and students will be held in the Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden.

6:00-8:45 p.m. – Friends Vocal Quintet (in the Walter B. Ford II Building)


  1. – Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward • 313.832.8540 •

A light snack will be available to their guests.


  1. – Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs

5461 Brush • 313.873.1727 •

An evening of holiday shopping and music, free hustle lessons and ZUMBA, quilt displays and building tours.

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Enjoy the music of the Violin Divas 7:15-8:15 p.m. – Lady Champagne



  1. – Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward • 313.833.1805 •


GRAND TRUNK PASSENGER STATION: STREETS OF OLD DETROIT: LEGENDS PLAZA (outside Woodward entrance): 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir Qui Qui Edibles will provide food for purchase throughout the night.

WRIGLEY HALL: BOOTH AUDITORIUM: 5:00 & 6:30 p.m. – Madrigale Chorale 7:30 p.m. – Twelfth Night Singers 8:45 p.m.- Keith Gamble Quartet

AMERICA’S MOTOR CITY: 6:00 & 7:00 p.m. – YMCA Deep River Choir


  1. – Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward • 313.833.7900 •

LECTURE HALL: 5:00 & 6:30 p.m. – Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company performs “My Favorite Holiday Memories” 8:00 p.m. – Shakespeare in Detroit performs “Veni, Vidi, Vici”


RIVERA COURT:   5:15 & 6:30 p.m. – Cree Carrico performs “A Broadway Christmas” 8:45 p.m. – Imani Winds

PRENTIS COURT: 5:00-9:00 p.m. – The Snow Queen 6:00 p.m. – Dixon’s Violin

KIRBY ENTRANCE: 5:00-8:30 p.m. – Photos with Santa.

STUDIO 1ST LEVEL: 5:00-8:30 p.m. – Gingerbread workshop craft activity

CRYSTAL GALLERY: 6:15 p.m. – Tia Imani Hanna  8:00 p.m. – Inner Voices

KRESGE RECEPTION: 5:45 p.m. – Nicole New 7:15 & 8:45 p.m. – Augustus Williamson

DETROIT FILM THEATER: 6:15 p.m. – Tuba Christmas 7:00 p.m. – Festival Singers  7:45 p.m. – Mosaic Singers

Food and drink available in Cafe DIA, Kresge Court, and the Great Hall. Holiday shopping also available.


  1. – Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward • 313.481.1339 •

CASS MEZZANINE: 5:00-10:00 p.m. – Gratitude Steel Band

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY: 5:00-8:45 p.m. – Visit with Santa
SOUTH WING: 5:00 p.m. – Living Arts 5:45 p.m. – Dance City Performance Team & Studio Detroit 7:30 p.m. – Marygrove Repertory Dance 8:30 p.m. – Heritage Works

CLARA STANTON JONES FRIENDS AUDITORIUM: 5:15 p.m. – The Marvin Jones Trio 6:45 p.m. – PanaMO 8:15 p.m. – Maurice Davis

GALLERIA: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – A poetry and music performance featuring InsideOut Literary Arts Projectwriters:

Audra Kubat, Mahogany Jones, Naidra Walls, Terrell Morrow, Hajjar Baban and Justin Rogers.


  1. Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 •

ATRIUM: 6:15-6:45 p.m. – Detroit Children’s Choir MUSIC BOX: 7:00 & 8:15 p.m. – The Diving Bell (FREE)

ORCHESTRA HALL: “Mahler’s Resurrection” (Tickets required $ ).


  1. – Detroit Yoga Lab

69 W. Forest • 313.831.9642 •


  1. – Ecumenical Theological Seminary

2930 Woodward • 313.831.5200 •

… Light refreshments will be offered.

6:00 p.m. – AKA Ringing Pearls Bell Choir.


  1. – Epicurus Restaurant

111 W. Warren • 313.832.0133

5:30-9:00 p.m. – Jay Graves performs.

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  1. – First Congregational Church

33 E. Forest • 313.831.4080 •


SANCTUARY: 6:30 p.m. – Detroit Medical Orchestra – “Symphony No. 5, Op. 64” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

This performance will play the full sympony and will last approximately 50 minutes. 8:30 p.m. – Madeleine Peyroux – American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist Delicious hot food will also be available for sale.


  1. – FLO Boutique

404 W. Willis • 313.831.4901 •

… live dancing mannequins.



  1. – Galerie Camille

4130 Cass, Suite C • 313.974.6737 •

… Multimedia street performers …


  1. – The Garden Theater

3929 Woodward • 313.832.0888 •


beautifully renovated historic theater, … Midtown’s newest restaurant inside, The Block.

A cash bar inside the theater will be open during the evening.

7:30 p.m. – Project Daydream performs “Madeline the Musical” 9:00 p.m. – Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys


  1. – Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

3965 Woodward • 313.831.9627 •

Stop in for a locally roasted cup of coffee, glass of beer or wine or a cocktail with a holiday twist.

acoustic trio The Half Bloofs (x – The Blueflowers acoustic trio) from 5;30-8:30 p.m.

late night DJ sessionafter 9:00 p.m.


  1. – Great Expressions

3670 Woodward • 313.355.1665 •


  1. – The Green Garage

4444 Second • 313.444.4054 •

5:30 p.m. – Kitty Donohoe performs


  1. – The Hannan House

4750 Woodward • 313.833.1300 •

HANNAN CAFE: 6:30 p.m. – DEPSA Youth Chorale 7:30 p.m. – Lorenzo Rhodes

ELLEN KAYROD GALLERY: LOWER LEVEL: 6:00 p.m. – DSA Male Ensemble: Visions 7:00 p.m. – Hannan Center for Lifelong Learning’s Belly Dancing Class: The Silver Shakers 7:30 p.m. – Chinese Program


37.-    Hellenic Museum of Michigan

67 E. Kirby • 313.871.4100 •

… live Greek music, dance, pastries and much more!

Exhibit:  “Nike: Greece’s Critical Role in Nazi Germany’s Defeat”


  1. – The Inn on Ferry Street

84 E. Ferry • 313.871.6000 •

Tours of the Scott House will be available throughout the evening.


  1. – The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit

111 E. Kirby • 313.871.8600 •

“Holidays Around the World,” –  cultural performances, ethnic food, displays unique gifts from many lands.


  1. – Kit and Ace


4240 Cass, Suite 106  •

Christmas music mixes by DJ IV Wolves


  1. – Majestic Theater Complex

4120 Woodward • 313.833.9700 •

Majestic Cafe dinner, drinks and laughter featuring  Konrad Lee, Loung Singer Extraordinaire.

There will be food and drinks for purchase and holiday shopping in the Majestic for Noel Night.


  1. – Michigan Science Center

5020 John R • 313.577.8400 •

5:00-8:30 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods Student Art Gallery 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods performances from their

Madrigal Choir, Concert Choir, Chorale Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Flute Quartet, Dance Department …

Arts Academy in the Woods is a 2015 sponsor of Noel Night!

MiSci LUNAR GALLERY STAGE: 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – The Music of Wizard of Oz: – Warren Civic Theater.

singers perform songs from their upcoming show on the MiSci Lunar Gallery Stage.

MiSci DTE ENERGY SPARKS THEATER: 6:00-8:30 p.m. –

MiSci KIDS TOWN: MiSci ENTRANCE LOBBY: 6:30-7:30 p.m. –  Super Grover

MiSci COSMIC CAFE: Open 5:00-8:30 p.m. Grab ‘n Go food and beverages. Prices range from $0.50 – $8.00.

FOOD TRUCKS | 5:00-9:00 p.m. Beignets 2 Go and Bigalora Wood Fired Pizza will be located in the Science Center’s parking lot.


  1. – University Prep Science & Math Middle School


5100 John R • 313.832.8400 •

Holiday crafts for children 12 and under. Snacks also available ($).

CAFETERIA: 5:00 p.m. – UPSM Elementary School 5th Grade Choir 5:45 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Singers & Strings 6:30 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Dancers 7:15 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Singers & Strings 8:00 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Dancers


  1. – Michigan State University – Detroit Center

3408 Woodward • 313.578.9708 •

2ND FLOOR ENSEMBLE ROOM: 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Instrument Petting Zoo!

2ND FLOOR FRONT LOBBY: 5:00-6:00 p.m. – Mariella Mouse in the Opera House Story Time – Children …

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM: 5:30-6:30 p.m. – MSU Detroit Gospel Choir, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Spartan Youth Jazz – Open jam session


  1. – Model D House

4470 Second •


  1. – Motor City Brewing Works

470 W. Canfield • 313.832.2700 •

Detroit’s oldest Brewery celebrates hand‐crafted beers and ciders,

and serves gourmet pizzas and other foods featuring locally grown produce…


  1. – Motor City Brewing Works Warehouse | RUNdetroit | Shinola

441 W. Canfield

… live entertainment from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Kid’s Holiday Dance Party featuring DJ Anytime and His Incredible Pop Machine 7:30 p.m. – Danny and the Darleans | All ages show 9:00-10:00 p.m. – Bronze Radio Return | All ages show


  1. – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

4454 Woodward • 313.832.6622 •

Art, music, treats and crafts for all ages.

Pilar Cote will DJ Latin music throughout the evening.

5:00-9:00 p.m. – Art activity with Lisa Luevanos

MUSEUM: Exhibition: United States of Latin America. Curated by: Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra.

…thirty emerging artists from Latin America,

MOBILE HOMESTEAD: Exhibition: You Can’t Print That! 50 Years of The Fifth Estate.


  1. – N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

52 E. Forest • 313.831.8700 •

 “Simbi dzebasa – Four contemporary artists from Zimbabwe

3:00-10:00 p.m. – House music by DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale


  1. Plymouth United Church of Christ

600 E. Warren • 313.831.2460 •

LOWER LEVEL: … light meal with sides and drinks.  – Secured parking also available.

UPPER LEVEL SANCTUARY: 5:00 p.m. – Spain School Performing Arts Mime/Choir/Dance 5:30 p.m. – Plymouth Renaissance Choir 5:45 p.m. – MacArthur K-8 University Academy Middle School Concert Choir – Southfield 6:05 p.m. – Plymouth Gospel Choir/Plymouth Youth Choir 6:15 p.m. – Levey Middle School Marching Band – Southfield 6:30 p.m. – Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy 7:00 p.m. – Dancematics 7:30 p.m. – Cass Tech Orchestra 8:00 p.m. – Higher Praise Dancers/Plymouth “Water” Chorale/Plymouth Blended Voices 8:30 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts Dancers


  1. – Preservation Detroit

4735 Cass • 313.577.3559 •

Placemaking Cass Park activities and gallery of historic buildings.

… DJ Jeff Richards will spin Detroit and holiday tunes.

Free hot cider and cookies, and more!


  1. – St. Josaphat Church


715 E. Canfield • 313.831.6659 •


  1. – The Scarab Club

**EXTENDED HOURS** 217 E. Farnsworth • 313.831.1250 •

Two bars with beer, wine & spirits, hot chocolate & cider.

Food Truck Rally. Visit Santa by the fire and create kid-friendly craft.

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Delta Prep Academy Vocal 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Suzuki Royal Oak 7:15-8:00 p.m. – Laith Al-Saadi 8:30-9:30 p.m. – RJ Spangler


  1. – Simone DeSousa Gallery

444 W. Willis • 313.833.9000 •

Music and refreshments.


  1. – Small Mall on 2nd

4246 Second • 313.960.4656

… Wi-Fi Study Hall and Sweet Chateau Cupcakes.

5:30-9:00 p.m. – A local pianist will provide musical accompaniment to sing Christmas carols.

Light refreshments. Holiday shopping.


  1. – Source Booksellers

4240 Cass, Suite 105 • 313.832.1155 •

7:30-10:00 p.m. – Barbara Ware, local jazz singer and her musicians …


  1. – Spiral Collective – Dell Pryor Gallery | Tulani Rose

Dell Pryor Gallery • 4201 Cass • 313.833.6990 • Tulani Rose • 4201 Cass • 313.832.2477 •

5:00 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause 6:00-9:00 p.m. – Enjoy the holiday sounds with visiting DJ JMO of St. Louis – Christmas House music.


  1. – University of Michigan – Detroit Center

3663 Woodward • 313.593.3584 •

Visit the U-M Detroit Center and enjoy seasonal musical performances, a scavenger hunt and holiday crafts.

5:00 p.m. – Oak Park Voices of Inspiration School Choir 6:00 p.m. – Detroit Christian Youth Orchestra 6:45 p.m. – Winans Academy Orchestra 7:10 p.m. – Winans Academy Dance Company 8:30 p.m. – LSO Dance Company


  1. – Wayne State University Art Department Gallery

150 Art Building (in WSU’s Community Arts Center, near Cass & Kirby) • 313.577.2980 •

… Hot cocoa and cookies will be available. Art Department Gallery.


  1. – Wayne State University Bookstore

82 W. Warren • 313.577.2436

Warm up in the cafe with a seasonal holiday drink!


  1. – Wayne State University Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance

Hilberry Theatre 4743 Cass • WSU Theatre Box Office • 313-577-2972 •

2:00 & 8:00 p.m. – Inspecting Carol. By Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

(Tickets required).

Maggie Allesee Dance Theatre 4841 Cass (3317 Old Main) • 313.577.4273 •

WSU Dance Company performs their annual evening-length presentation. ($).

Studio Theatre 4743 Cass (below the Hilberry Theatre) • 313.577.2972 •

  1. – Wayne State University – Old Main Building

4841 Cass

CASS AVENUE ENTRANCE | FRONT FOYER: 4841 Cass • 313.577.6156 •

5:00-10:00 p.m. – WSU Dance Workshop students present a hot chocolate/coffee station. 5:00-10:00 p.m. – Live Coal Gallery

5:00-10:00 p.m. – T.A.P. – Teen Artists Program – art on exhibit and for sale. 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. – WSU Jazz Ensembles

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: 4841 Cass | 1st Floor • 313.577.2598 •
PLANETARIUM: Room 0209, Lower Level • 313.577.2107 •

SCHAVER MUSIC RECITAL HALL: Old Main Annex Building, enter at 480 W. Hancock between Cass and Second • 313.577.1795 •

7:30 p.m. – Holiday Strings – A recital of string chamber music featuring students from the Wayne State University Department of Music.


  1. – Wayne State University Welcome Center

42 W. Warren •


  1. – WDET 101.9 FM Detroit

**NOEL NIGHT SPONSOR** 4600 Cass • 313.577.4146 •

Hot cocoa will be available to warm you up!


  1. – Whole Foods Market – Nutrition & Culinary Education Center

3670 Woodward, Suite 103-B • 313.354.6150

Tasty samples and sparkling cider will be served.

Cooking demos will ake place at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00.


  1. – Will Leather Goods


4120 Second • 313.309.7892 •

Holiday drinks and entertainment for the entire family!


  1. – Woodward Avenue Bandstand

Located on Woodward Avenue between Kirby and Farnsworth

6:00 p.m. – Allen Park High School Marching Band 7:00 & 8:15 p.m. – Bacchanal Promotions “Top Hat Side Show” 8:00 p.m. – Detroit Party Marching Band 9:30 p.m. – Salvation Army Brass Band Sing-Along


  1. – Youth Development Commission

30 E. Canfield, 2nd Floor • 313.963.8916 •

Crafts, live music, group mural, art exhibit, youth photo competition, food and warm drinks. Holiday shopping also available!

SECOND FLOOR: 6:00 p.m. – Live music (jazz band) 7:00 p.m. – DSA – Vision Male Ensemble of the Arts 7:30 p.m. – Kia Kyndel 7:45 p.m. – Deshawn Wilson 8:00 p.m. – Photo contest judging begins. 8:15 p.m. – Akil Alvin, Donnevan Tolbert & Friends


  1. – Z Ballerini


4215 Cass • 313.312.9817 •

6:30 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause 7:30 p.m. – Urban Stringz 8:30 p.m. – The Festival Singers


  1. – Apetechnology


Old Man Winter and his Icicle Army robots will take over the College for Creative Studies’ Ford Campus’ circular drive at Kirby and John R.


  1. – Corktown Studios


  1. – Ralph Taylor | Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions

Ralph Taylor of Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions will present The Broken Angel, a large-scale dance and music production outdoors on the Wayne State University green space at the southwest corner of Woodward and Warren.


Also –



Hopcat 4265 Woodward • 313.769.8828 • Hopcate will feature a FREE performance by The Infatuations from 10:00-11:30 p.m.

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– Halloween Dance Party –

Lesson from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (Salsa by Kiyana)

Professional Show Dance at 9:00pm (-Cha-Cha-)

Meeting House Grand Ballroom of Plymouth 

Open Dancing from 9pm til Midnight

Ford Ballroom Dance Club Events are open to the public where everyone is welcome.

Singles and couples are invited to the Meeting House Grand Ballroom in Plymouth to the annual Halloween Dance Event.

Enjoy the wonderful recorded ballroom/Latin music from  DJ  Tom Walthall.

Halloween Costumes contest  – but not mandatory.

Kiyana Brown has been dancing for 18 years and has been formally trained in Cecchetti Ballet Grades I-IV.

She took a dive into the world of ballroom, teaching and choreographing – American Rhythm and Smooth .

She has also training in International Latin to eventually compete pro/pro with her partner


The Meeting house is located on the second floor of

499 South Main St.,

Plymouth, MI 48170.

$12 per person.

Include dance lesson.

dance shoes and brushes for sale.

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– Brown & Brown –

HOT Sizzling Latin Show Dance by Professional  Dancer Kiyana Brown & Chad Brown.

For more information, please contact Jenny Remington at

Or call 313-805-8044.








Music – Jazz- Detroit – MI – DJF – Labor Day WE – 2015 –

– Music – Jazz- Detroit Jazz Festival – 

  • Friday,   September 4, 2015
  • Monday, September 7, 2015

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI (map)

42.332152 -83.047036


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August 27-29, 2015 (thu-sat) Kalamazoo Island Festival – at Growlers Baseball Field, Mayor Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo (West MI). + facebook
Annual. Reggae music includes “international, national, regional, and local talent and is the largest celebration of the Caribbean culture in Michigan.”

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Blues By The Bay – in East Tawas, MI (East Michigan).
Annual three day blues festival presented by the Tawas Bay Blues Society (TBBS).

Performer Line-Up on website, $20 for all three days.

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Porcupine Mountains Music Festival – in the U.P. (upper peninsula). + facebook
Annual, held in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Annual festival features “folk, blues, bluegrass and contemporary music from top-class nationally touring artists as well as up and coming Michigan artists.

Over 30 artists, outdoor stages.”

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Sun Dried Music Festival – in Mason, MI (near Lansing). + facebook
Annual, free Admission, showcases a variety of musical performances ranging from rock, jazz, blues, latin jazz, salsa, and country.

September 4-6, 2015 (fri-sun) Marquette Area Blues Fest – in Marquette, MI (U.P., upper peninsula).
Marquette Area Blues Society (MABS) Annual Blues Festival in the Upper Peninsula includes main performances, music workshops, dance workshops, festival after party.

September 4-7, 2015 (fri-mon) Arts, Beats & Eats Festival (Ford Arts, Beats & Eats) – in Royal Oak, MI

(just north of Detroit). + facebook
“Oakland County’s Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity. The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit, plus international, regional and local attractions. annual event every Labor Day Weekend.

September 4-7, 2015 (fri-mon) Detroit Jazz Festival – 35th Annual – at Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverfront.
Free Admission, several stages, features Jazz & crossover music.

September 5, 2015 (sat) Thumbfest – in Lexington (in Michigan’s Thumb). + facebook
“Annual, FREE all-day music festival for the entire family with music stages spread throughout downtown Lexington. Thumbfest spotlights acoustic music from traditions as diverse as New Orleans brass to Celtic, PanWorld to blues, Eastern European to Americana.

There are multiple stages, workshops, jam sites, dance hall, song circles, children’s stage area, crafts and a Hootenanny at the end of the night.


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