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7/8/16

UPCOMING (July 14-17): The 24th Annual Concert Of Colors in Detroit



The Concert of Colors is Metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. It is produced by the Arab American National Museum with partners Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS, Midtown Detroit Inc. and University of Michigan – Detroit Center. The goal of this five-day festival is uniting metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups by presenting musical acts from around the world. Over its 23-year history, the festival has become a beloved highlight of metro Detroit’s summer festival season, and one of the few free-admission music festivals remaining locally.

All performances are free and open to the public.
All venues are on or near Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit.
 
The 2016 Concert Of Colors schedule is as follows... 
 
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Arab American National Museum: The Annex @ AANM
13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI, 48126
 
6:30 p.m. Forum on Community, Culture & Race | Artists Speak: Water is Life
FREE. RSVP requested HERE.
To read about the presenters and performers click HERE.
 
 
Friday, July 15, 2016 (three venues; indoors + outdoors)
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (outdoors on the Museum campus)
315 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Doors 6 p.m.
Food + drink $
8:30 p.m. Brown Rice Family (roots/reggae)
8 p.m. Spoken Word with Joel Fluent Greene, Ajanae Dawkins, Caesar Torreano & Phonex Eagle (poetry)
7 p.m. Warrior’s Rhythm featuring Mike Ellison (AfroFlow)
 
 
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 (Indoors, 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 $
9:30 p.m. Film: Finding Fela (Dir: Alex Gibney; USA, 2014) in the Detroit Film Theatre
6 p.m. Dos Santos Cumbia Dance Party (Mexican Cumbian) East Lawn (along John R St.)
 
 
Saturday, July 16, 2016 (two venues; indoors + outdoors)
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Doors 9 p.m.
Food + Drink $
9:30 p.m. The AfroDixieRemixes Listening Session: A John Sims Project (spiritual, blues, gospel, jazz, funk, calypso, samba, soul, R&B, house, hip hop) in the Detroit Film Theatre
Collaborators: Alise Alousi, Nandi Comer, Roberta Estrela D’Alva, Kahn Santori Davison, Bill Harris, Mahogany Jones, M.L. Liebler, Naomi Long Madgett, Maya Stovall, Stringz of Hardcore Detroit and Rhonda Welsh
 
 
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
1-9 p.m Growth Center vendors on Parsons Street
1-9 p.m Food truck rally outdoors and indoor food vendors
Noon-10 p.m. Biergarten and BBQ on Parsons Street
1-7 p.m. DIA AWAY display on Parsons Street
1-8 p.m. Arts & Scraps kids activities on Parsons Street
Noon-9 p.m. Theatre Bizarre carnival games on Parsons Street
 
 
Meijer Main Stage at Orchestra Hall
8 p.m. 9th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue: Showcase from 100 Best Detroit Songs contest (eclectic)
Click here for more info and performer lineup
5:30 p.m. King Sunny Ade (Nigerian, world music pioneer)
3 p.m. Yuna (Malaysian pop)
 
 
Comerica Diversity Stage (The Music Box)
9:30 p.m. Palenke Soultribe (Afro-Colombian electronic)
7 p.m. Brown Rice Family (roots/reggae)
4:30 p.m. Alsarah & The Nubatones (East-African retro pop)
2 p.m. Fred Penner (children’s folk)
 
 
Wolverine Outdoor Stage (Sosnick Court, behind Orchestra Place bldg.)
7:30 p.m. MamaSol & Tha N.U.T.S. (hip hop/neo-soul)
6 p.m. Britney Stoney (neo-soul)
4:30 p.m. Tahnz and The Filthy Animals (jazz/rock/blues)
3 p.m. Casual Sweetheart (indie pop)
1:30 p.m. The Sun Drummers (African drums)
12 p.m. (noon) Roots Vibrations (reggae)
 
 
Sunday, July 17, 2016 (two venues; indoors + outdoors)
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Doors 9 p.m.
Food + Drink $
7:30 p.m. Astrid Hadad (Mexican cabaret) in the Rivera Court
 
 
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
1-9 p.m Growth Center vendors on Parsons Street
1-9 p.m Food truck rally outdoors and indoor food vendors
Noon-10 p.m. Biergarten and BBQ on Parsons Street
1-7 p.m. DIA AWAY display on Parsons Street
1-8 p.m. Arts & Scraps kids activities on Parsons Street
Noon-9 p.m. Theatre Bizarre carnival games on Parsons Street
 
 
Meijer Main Stage at Orchestra Hall
8 p.m. Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra (salsa)
5:30 p.m. The Mighty Sparrow (Calypso)
3 p.m. Cibo Matto (Japanese rock duet)
 
 
Comerica Diversity Stage (The Music Box)
9:30 p.m. Battle of Santiago (Latin rock)
7 p.m. Kiran Ahluwalia (Indian African fusion)
4:30 p.m. Howling Diablos (funky blues)
2 p.m. Detroit Arab American Sound Experience feat. Detroit Jammerz, Compact Deity and Mazaj (Arab American rock)
 
 
Wolverine Outdoor Stage (Sosnick Court, behind Orchestra Place bldg.)
7:30 p.m. Sean Dobbins (jazz)
6 p.m. Kevin Christian (R&B)
4:30 p.m. Tristan Brooke (acoustic rock)
3 p.m. Blue Black Hours (heavy psychedelic)
1:30 p.m. Buya (Puerto Rican drums)
12 p.m. (noon) Iyawo Dance Theatre + Folkloric Women’s Vocal Ensemble (dance)

 
Visit the Concert Of Colors website for more info at http://www.concertofcolors.com