– Music – Detroit Music Weekend – 2017.06.08-11 –

Detroit Music Weekend
Stars Aretha Franklin
Featuring Josh Gracin

Detroit Music Weekend June 8-11

Detroit Music Weekend   – June 8-11

is  about COMMUNITY and celebrating our cultural differences through the myriad of creative and powerful musical interpretations that all share the regional DNA that is Detroit.
Detroit Music Weekend brings this sense of community into the very center of one of the busiest entertainment districts in all America for the weekend of June 8-11, 2017
The weekend will be filled with cultural exhibits from Detroit’s finest not-for-profit museums and galleries
highlighting all the new restaurants and retail in downtown Detroit.

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Starring   –  Aretha Franklin

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featuring

Josh Gracin,
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Larry Callahan – Selected of God Choir,
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Laith Al-Saadi,
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Obed Succari ,
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Sean Blackman-InTransit
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Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
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DMW SuperBAND

Best of Detroit Showcase


Schedule:

Detroit Entertainment District  

(At Madison East of Grand Circus Park)
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Friday – June 9th
FREE CONCERT

Tribute concert to the Queen of Soul
starring celebrity vocalists – backed by the Detroit SuperBand at Music Hall.
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Saturday – June 10th

Aretha Franklin

– headlines a free outdoor concert
includes some of the most popular Detroit bred musical acts

Friday – June 9, 2017

6:00 PM

Inaugural Detroit Music Weekend Gala

Detroit Opera House Stage
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7:00 PM
Gospel Promenade and Sneak Peek of the New Detroit Music Stages, Tents and Pavilions
Madison Ave

8:00pm
Dedication Ceremony & Superstar “Tribute to Aretha Franklin
MUSIC HALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Surprise guest vocalists with The Detroit SuperBand

Saturday – June 10, 2017

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Outdoor Public Legends Concert:
Madison Central Stage

Josh Gracin
Larry Callahan & Selected of God Choir
Laith Al-Saadi
DMW SuperBAND
Obed Succari
Sean Blackman-InTransit
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
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Invited Artist Showcase Tent
Music Hall Parking Lot
Featuring:
Juried Showcase winners listed below:

6:00pm   – ( *Free Event*)
Aretha Franklin – Main Event
Madison Central Stage

9:00 PM
Tickets $80-$120
Tuxedo ft. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One

11:00 PM
DJ D-Nice

SHOWCASE STAGE

9:00pm

Awesome DJ mix
3FIFTY TERRACE

Sunday – June 11, 2017
Tickets $45-$95

4:00 PM
R&B Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

6:00PM
Concert
Music Hall

Related Off-Site Events:

JUNE 2-10
Cinetopia

June 10th
Free Madison Stage

Aretha Franklin

A 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over
simply by her first name:

Aretha.

The reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul” has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release,

ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS.

Her many countless classics include
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,”
“Chain Of Fools,”
“I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”;
her own compositions
“Think,”
“Daydreaming”
“Call Me”;
her definitive versions of
“Respect”
“I Say A Little Prayer”
“Freeway Of Love,”
“Jump To It,”
“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),”

The recipient of the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor,  The Presidential Medal Of Freedom,
18 Grammy Award winner –

Grammy Lifetime Achievement
Grammy Living Legend awardee,

Rolling Stone magazine’s No. 1 -“The Greatest Singers Of All Time.”

Featured Artists

Tuxedo feat. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One

Grammy-nominated singer, producer, songwriter, arranger, audio engineer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist, Mayer Hawthorne takes his stage name from his middle name and the Ann Arbor street he grew up on. In addition to his recordings, his music can be heard on the soundtracks of TV and movies and his myriad of influences include that of his father’s Detroit band.

Josh Gracin

As a country music singer, former member of the US Marine Corps, and finalist in American Idol Gracin has had many singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks list. He most recently released an EP title Nothin’ Like Us, Pt. 1 that is available to download on iTunes and streaming on Spotify.

Larry Callahan & Selected of God Choir

When twenty Detroit singers open their mouths and it sounds like there are a hundred, you know you’re listening to Larry Callahan and his Choir.
Working together for over ten years, they have put their rich and powerful vocals to work in the service of God and of show business magic, including the unforgettable Superbowl XLV commercial with Eminem.

Laith Al-Saadi

Soulful vocalist and powerful guitarist with a taste for blues, vintage R&B, jazz and classic rock, Laith Al-Saadi’s influences as an Ann Arbor kid layered his father’s Arabic classical onto his mother’s broad range of musical interests.
He won the nation’s hearts and ears with his appearance on ‘The Voice’ last summer, and his current album, ‘REAL’ is staking a claim at the tops of a whole variety of charts

Obed Succari

Master Panamanian percussionist brings an exciting energy (band PanaMO) to metro Detroit’s live entertainment scene.
Fusing his Latin percussion training with a Motown-inspired musical style to create a jazz sound like no other…

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

From Hamtramck to the world, Mitch Ryder’s turbo high-octane sound has created a deep groove and inspired countless other legends including Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, and Bruce Springsteen.
Mitch and the band return to Detroit with their unmatched style of pure visceral rockin’ R&B.

 DJ D-Nice

Detroit SuperBAND

The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is producing tribute to Aretha Franklin and they have assembled a super band of performers including guest singers and musicians.

Below are some of the fantastic artists that will be participating in the
Detroit Music Weekend.

Kern Brantley Musical Director ` (Mary J. Blige / Beyoncé /Lady Gaga)
Valdez Brantley (Usher /Chris Brown/Neyo/Lil Wayne)
Greg Phillinganes – (Keyboards / Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson)
Ron Otis (Drums/Kem)
Andre Frappier (Guitar/Ariana Grande)
Ralphe Armstrong (Bass – Aretha Franklin Band)
Larry Fratangelo (Percussionist – Kid Rock Band)
Dave McMurray (Horns/Kid Rock)
Walter White (Trumpet/Aretha Franklin)
John Rutherford (Trombone/Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Michigan Opera Theatre)
Kamau Kenyatta (Saxophones)

Super Celebrity Voices

Beth Griffin (Vocals/Kem/Anita Baker),
Curtis Boone (Vocal Coach)
Gloria Ridgeway (Vocals/Aretha Franklin/Mary J Blige/Nancy Wilson),
Beth Griffin (Vocals/Kem/Anita Baker),
Cherri Black (Vocals/Katy Perry),
Thornetta Davis,
Tasha Page-Lockhart,
Twinkie Clark,
Keke Wyatt,
LJ Reynolds
Vicki Winans

Paradise Valley Stage

KING LYNXX
ZAY & ZAYON
ELIJAH J
MELVIN DAVIS
KENDRICK HARDAWAY
NICK SPEED
DMK
ALISE KING
BRUCE BAILEY

Showcase Stages – Juries Showcase winners

MUSIC

Detroit Children’s Choir
Randal V. Wilson and The ChoZen few
John Churchville / Sumkali
Rela Percussion
Dan Tillery
DeSean Jones / Knomadik (via Cornelius Harris)
Jade Reynolds
Sphinx

DANCE

Argentine Tango Detroit
Detroit Windsor Dance
Hardcore Detroit Haleem Rasul
Jennifer Harge
Ballet Detroit

THEATRE

Detroit Public Theatre
Mosaic
Shakespeare In Detroit

PUPPETRY

PuppetART

OTHER GENRES

Joel Fluent Greene
King Moore

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