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TOMORROW: 8th Annual SCP Backpack Music Festival - Belle Isle Park

8th Annual Backpack Music Festival

VENUE: Belle Isle Park - Shed 19 & Shed 20 - Detroit MI
TICKETS: $10 Pre-Sale – $20 After or Backpack Donation
TIME: 8am - Dark
AGES: All Ages (including Kids)

The Backpack Music Festival (formerly Detroit House Music Picnic) is the flagship event of SCP Michigan, a non-profit organization that donates backpacks and school supplies to Metro Detroit area school children in need through the Backpacking for Success program. Last year's event at Midtown's New Center Park (7th Annual) expanded the musical variety a bit from the usual House and Techno DJs and artists and added a few mainstream acts but still made for an enjoyable event for all. The 8th Annual Backpack Music Festival is on track to deliver more as it returns to where it all started – Detroit’s jewel – Belle Isle Park on Saturday August 3, 2013 from 8am until Dark.

The line up for the 8th Annual Backpack Festival features Juan Atkins (Godfather of Techno), DJ extraordinaire Terrence Parker, DJ Psycho, Bruce Bailey, DJ Seoul & TLinder - Detroit Techno Militia - doing 2x4 Turntables, DJ Maestro (Hustle/Line Dance King) and more. The event also includes a few live bands like Lola Valley (ft. Monica Blaire), spoken word performers like Jessica Care Moore, and others. Full line up and more info coming soon at

JUST ADDED! - Special Sunrise Breakfast & Kidz Corner EARLY EVENT (8am-11am)

The Sunrise Breakfast kicks off the 8th Annual Backpack Music Festival with Fun "Kid Friendly" Activities including Bouncey Houses and Maze, Story Telling, and a Interactive "Hands On" Music Tent and more! 2 Stages of Detroit entertainment kick off the event with featured DJs - DJ Dru Ruiz & DJ Dan Wagner plus DJ Head from Airtime trampoline in Troy. SubDivizion has a special Interactive Kidz Music area powered by Abelton Live. All Kids eat FREE (accompanied by Adult) but please RSVP with number of kids at

This is an All Ages Family event. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, grills, food and beverages, and even smaller Camping tents to make the event comfortable and enjoyable.

Admission to the event is a Backpack with school supplies or a $20 cash donation on the day of the event. Limited number of $10 pre-sale tickets are available or on the morning of the event at the special Sunrise Pancake Breakfast opening event