Tag Archive: Country

– S.E.Michigan –
– Labor Day Weekend –

– Michigan State Fair –


( map )

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017      10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Friday, September 1, 2017:     10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 2, 2017: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Sunday, September 3, 2017:    10:00 am –  10:00 pm

  • Monday, September 4, 2017:   10:00 am –   9:00 pm

    • (Interior exposition hall will close at 5:00pm on Monday)


– Detroit Jazz Festival –

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The Detroit International Jazz Festival was founded in 1980 by Robert McCabe and the Detroit Renaissance.
Along with the Detroit Grand Prix and the International Freedom Festival, the Festival was intended to bring people into the city and to provide all segments of the population with world-class entertainment.From 1980 to 1991, the Festival flourished through a partnership with the highly regarded international jazz festival in Montreux, Switzerland.
In 1991, the Festival merged with Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, where it resided until September 2005.In March 2005, Detroit philanthropist and Mack Avenue Records Chairman Gretchen Valade emerged as a major sponsor of the Festival.
With additional support from the Knight Foundation, the Festival expanded in all aspects.
Its new footprint, covering three blocks, provided two additional stages and more space for food vendors and other activities.

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Looking to attract new audiences to jazz and the Festival, in 2011, jazz musician Chris Collins was appointed as artistic director and has since taken on the role of president of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation.
With Collins’ vision and the support of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Board of Directors – led by Chair Gretchen Valade – the Foundation has continued to integrate new and exciting artistic elements and opportunities into the signature event, in addition to year-round programming.

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The Detroit Jazz Festival is now managed and produced by the Detroit International Jazz Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2006.
Through the generosity of Detroit philanthropist and Mack Avenue Records Chairman Gretchen Valade, the Foundation also established a significant endowment to support Festival operations.
The staff and advisory committee continuously work to raise the balance of operating costs through corporate partnerships, contributions and earned-income opportunities.

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For nearly 40 years, the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation has celebrated Detroit’s rich history of jazz music by providing year-round concerts and educational programming, and of course, organizing the world’s largest free jazz festival over Labor Day weekend.

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With the support of corporate sponsors, philanthropic organizations, individual donors and volunteers, the Detroit Jazz Festival is free to music fans looking to revel in the artistry and improvisation of jazz legends, rising stars, legacy and homecoming artists.
Each year’s lineup of more than 60 performances spanning multiple stages, as well as spontaneous late-night jam sessions, offers something for everyone.

Year-round educational programming creates one-of-a-kind opportunities for regional students and aspiring musicians to help them achieve artistic excellence, while  concerts celebrate the works of students and mentors, in addition to local and national artists.


The 20th Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats

presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Downtown Royal Oak.
200 performances on nine stages,
a  Fine Arts Show,
local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in Metro-Detroit.
Each year international, regional and local attractions at the festival
in the the City of Royal Oak .

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Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is free to enter until 5pm on Friday only.  
Festival admission is
$3 until 3pm,
$5 after 3pm,
$7 after 5pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

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– Hamtramck –

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   2017  –  Hamtramck Labor Day Festival – hamtownfest.

38th annual Labor Day Festival,
Sep. 2, 3, and 4, 2017


For the past three decades Hamtramck celebrated Labor Day weekend with a festival on the Main Street of Joseph Campau,  Leave your bike with  Wheelhouse Detroit,   for FREE.
located at the northeast corner of Caniff and Jos. Campau,
With two separate stages, booths from a number of restaurants and a full line-up of carnival rides, there’s never a dull moment at the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival.

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History of Labor Day Festival,

37 years of fun

Hamtramck City Festival was first proposed in 1980.

The Dodge Main factory had just closed.

Then-Mayor Robert Kozaren, with the help of a group of dedicated citizens, conceived having a huge city festival that would  boost the spirits of the residents, and show  that Hamtramck  could smile in the face of a crisis.

The first festival was planned for late September.

From the start it was a huge success, with over 100,00 people attending.
People from across the area came to the festival
to enjoy the music, food, crafts and all manner of fun.

The festival was moved up to Labor Day to take advantage of the better weather and longer holiday weekend.

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Hamtramck History

Founded in the wake of the American Revolution, Hamtramck remained largely unknown for more than 100 years as a dusty farming community on the edge of Detroit, Michigan.
In 1910, the town took a new direction with the opening of John and Horace Dodge’s auto factory.
By 1930, it had a population of 56,000 –
one of the most densely populated cities in the United States.

Polish immigrants made up the majority of this  population.
After centuries of repression by the Russians, Prussians, Austrians, and Germans, the Polish immigrants hungered for democracy. .
By 1922,  Hamtramck  incorporated as a city, the Poles were the controlling influence,
Even as the sounds of heavy industry faded,  Hamtramck maintained its persona as an immigrant community.
these days Arabs, Bangladeshis, Bosnians, Serbians, find the city an attractive place to settle.

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(primarily from)
(Kowalski, Greg. Hamtramck: The Driven City. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.)




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 –


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