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YA SALSA SOCIAL – DECEMBER 18, 2016

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

  • The YA Salsa Social is
    Detroit’s biggest salsa dance party.

    Hosted once per month by YA Salsa,
    attendees have the chance to learn salsa from some of the best instructors in Metro Detroit.

    WHAT :
    $10 at the door gets you:

    -Beginner & Intermediate and On2 Salsa Lesson
    starting at 5:30 ++ p.m.!
    -Endless Beverages & Snacks!
    -A huge wooden dance floor!
    -The hottest salsa tracks spun by our volunteer guest DJ’s
    -Two floors of dancing:
    Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs,
    Latin Mix downstairs !
    -Cash Bar!

    WHEN:
    ( usually) – ( Last) Sunday ( of month) , from 5:30 – 10 p.m.

    WHERE:
    American Legion Post 346
    31775 Grand River Ave,
    Farmington, MI

    WHO:
    All Ages welcome

    www.yasalsa.org

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    https://midwestmusicmafia.wordpress.com/

    MidwestMusicMafia  At Live or GMail  Dot Com

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Noel Night

The 44th annual Noel Night will take place on
Saturday, December 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Detroit’s #MidtownDetroit District.

Over 100 institutions, including;

Detroit Institute of Arts,
Michigan Science Center,
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History,
Detroit Historical Museum,
Detroit Public Library,

will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house.
Performances by over 200 area
music,
theater,
dance ,
other special performance  groups.

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The evening’s festivities culminate with a community sing-along on
Woodward Avenue led by the The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division Band
—a long-standing Noel Night tradition.
Noel Night activities take place in Midtown Detroit, and free shuttle service is offered between participating venues.
Convenient parking is available in area lots.
Detroit Lyft is the offical ridesharing partner of Noel Night.
Visit: https://www.lyft.com/invite/noelnight16
or
apply the code NOELNIGHT16 for a $20 credit.el

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Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit’s Midtown district.
Call 313-420-6000 or visit http://www.noelnight.org/ for additional information.

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(( from – – Develop Detroit | Facebook – ))

December 3 2016 
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Midtown
will be warm and bright for the 44th annual Noel Night celebration .
At the Detroit Historical Museum from 5 to 10 p.m.,
visitors will have the chance to talk to and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as enjoy musical entertainment .

The evening’s festivities culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Avenue led by the Salvation Army Band, a long-standing Noel Night tradition.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Grand Trunk Passenger Station
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Streets of Old Detroit
5 – 9 p.m.
Shops open to the public

Legends Plaza (outside Woodward entrance)
6 p.m./7 p.m./8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir

America’s Motor City
6 p.m./7 p.m.
Mike Monford

Kid Rock Music Lab
5:30 p.m.
Anthony Retka wsg Nicole Varga on violin
6:30 p.m.
Anthony Retka wsg Kelly Tuscherer on vocals

Wrigley Hall
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Make & Take Crafts with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Louise C. Booth Auditorium
5 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Madrigal Chorale
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Suzuki Royal Oak
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sean Blackman “In Transit”

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– Detroit Jazz Festival – Music –

– September – 02 (Friday) – 05 (Monday)-

– Labor Day Weekend –


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Monday – July 25 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
EMMA GUZMAN

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.

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Monday – July 25 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Pete ‘Big Dog’ Fetters
PETE ‘BIG DOG’ FETTERS AND THE BOURBON STREET BLUES BAND –
4 Piece Band playing New Orleans style blues.

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Tuesday –  12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
CLASSICAL TUESDAYS: NuClassica

“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
 CADILLAC SQUARE
Richard Arthur

Tuesday –  July 26 2016  //   6:00 PM
 PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
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.

 

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Wednesday – July 27 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
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
CADILLAC SQUARE
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.


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Monday –  August 01 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
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
CADILLAC SQUARE
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.

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Tuesday – August 02 2016  —   6:00 PM
PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
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

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Wednesday – August 03 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
Corndaddy

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
 CADILLAC SQUARE
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 .

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Thursday – August 04 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
THURSDAY LUNCH LIVE: Old Adage Band

PRESENTED BY IHEARTMEDIA AND EMBARCO ENTERTAINMENT


Thursday – August 04 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
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

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK BEACH
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
 PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
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.

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Friday – August 05 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
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
CADILLAC SQUARE
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
 THE BEACH @ CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

KING MELLOWMAN AND MELLOW RUNNINGS

Monday –  August 08 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
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
CADILLAC SQUARE
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.

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Tuesday –    August 09 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
BFE

“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
 CADILLAC SQUARE
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
 PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
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.

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Wednesday –   August 10 2016  //   12:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
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
 CADILLAC SQUARE
Jerry Brooks

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

PRESENTED BY IHEARTMEDIA AND EMBARCO ENTERTAINMENT
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
CADILLAC SQUARE
Barelyon

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

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK BEACH
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
 PARADISE VALLEY’S BEATRICE BUCK PARK
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
 GRAND CIRCUS PARK
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.

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Friday –  August 12 2016  //   11:00 AM
 CADILLAC SQUARE
FARMERS MARKET FRIDAYS

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

Friday –  August 12 2016  //   12:00 PM
 CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
C3

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
CADILLAC SQUARE
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
THE BEACH @ CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
OBIE WON

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.
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Detroit – Summer – 2016 – DownTown Parks – June –

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  • 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-
PARK BEACH
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
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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”
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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 …

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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,
Billboard,
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.

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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”

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  • JULY –

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