Make Music Detroit


MMD2017 Sign Up Instructions For Artists

May 3, 2017

  MMD2017 ARTIST REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS (PDF Manual with Screen Shots Below or Click Here)   Visit and click “Sign up as a Performer Now” link in the “Participate” section Click “Register” when the webpage loads on the separate tab Register with a current email and contact information.  If you are a kid, please haveContinue Reading »

Harvest Moon Dance

September 10, 2016

  here is our programming for the 16th. performances by  Dear Anna, Sophia Avocado, Soul Pepper, and DJ Heru-Ur & Auset. Sign up for the Drum Devils Rhythm Workshop at 8pm at space is limited, ages 8+ event includes participation from Avalon International Breads, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, Traditional South Serbian cookbook/Starinski kuvar juzneContinue Reading »

RADIO: Stateside on Michigan Public Radio by Cynthia Canty

June 25, 2016

From Jakarta to Detroit, event celebrates music worldwide By STATESIDE STAFF • JUN 20, 2016 SHARE   (listen to it here)   Make Music Days have appeared in 700 cities in 120 countries across the world. The events are inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, a celebration inaugurated in 1982, and they occur onContinue Reading »

Television: WXYZ – JoAnne Purtan of 7 Action News at Noon

June 20, 2016

(watch the interview here) “Make Music Detroit:” Detroit joins cities around the world for largest global music event Free music at dozens of locations in city 12:54 PM, Jun 20, 2016 Detroit is joining cities in 120 countries for “Make Music Day” Tuesday June 21st.  You can enjoy free music at dozens of locations.  Click the videoContinue Reading »

Carr Center Summer Arts Academy 2016

June 10, 2016

The Summer Arts Academy (SAA) is an intensive program designed to provide challenging educational and training experiences in the fine and performing arts. SAA is designed to nurture the talents of emerging young artists in visual arts, dance, and jazz music. Find your home at the Carr Center Summer Arts Academy 2016 and nurture a love for the arts!Continue Reading »

Crain’s Business Detroit Covers Make Music Detroit

June 4, 2016 The guys were on the “Veranda” Larry King’s term of endearment for the parking lot outside of Red Door’s Great Hall of the People when we soke with Blake Froling over the phone when I walked in. Detroit will be the home of a citywide music event on June 21 called Make Music Detroit. TheContinue Reading »

Detroit Party Marching Band at Honk Festival 2012 by Benjamin Greenberg

About the Cover Photo

May 13, 2016

So, we love this picture so much that we just had to use it and now, we know where it came from and who it is. We’ve made new friends and we hope they’ll be joining us to Make Music. Detroit Party Marching Band at Honk Festival 2012 by Benjamin Greenberg. The source of the photoContinue Reading »


May 13, 2016


Bobby McManus

May 13, 2016

Bobby McManus and his band bring the pulsating bass and deep groove of electronic dance music to the familiar instruments of american folk. Percussive acoustic guitar is slapped and strummed into a frenzy of rhythm and bass topped off with healthy amounts of melody from the the group vocals and string section . A treatContinue Reading »

School of Rock Farmington House Band

May 13, 2016

School of Rock Farmington House Band kids are 11 to 18 years old, these are our top students who love to get the experience playing on a live stage. They play Classic and Modern Rock everything from Motown to Metal. They are dedicated hard working musicians don’t let their ages fool you, they can rockContinue Reading »

Olivia Millerschin

May 13, 2016

Olivia Millerschin is a singer-songwriter from Metro-Detroit who, at 20-years-old, already has a list accolades to her name. Among those: – original song, “I Can Say,” was chosen for the finale of MTV’s “Finding Carter” Dec. 15, 2015 – chosen as one of 13 singers for The musical composition (cd) produced by Republic Records forContinue Reading »

The Mighty Funhouse

May 13, 2016

The Mighty Funhouse is a Jazz/P-Funk band featuring four great musicians: Skeeto Valdez on the drums/MC/bkvoc Paul Randolph on the Bass and Ldvocals John “JD” Douglas on the trumpet/bkvoc Phil Hale on the Keys/bkvoc You may have seen us Wednesday nights at Motor City Wine and Thursday nights at Northern Lights. We play in variousContinue Reading »


May 13, 2016

milieu explores the existential sojourns into the realm of deep electroacoustic music. His versatility is demonstrated through his ability to cross and bridge all genres, and his aural experience is dictated by melodic content. His production is based on texturized beats of squealing mayhem, cradled under gentle melodies and placid harmonies, packed into tight flowingContinue Reading »

Emma Guzman

May 13, 2016

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 with Kelly and Nikki Keniepp. Emma spent 4 summers studying music at Interlochen Academy of the Arts andContinue Reading »

The Mosaic Singers

May 13, 2016

With their collective voices raised in song, the Mosaic Singers shift effortlessly from Motown to Mozart and Broadway to Bach

Andrew Iannaccone

May 13, 2016

I’m math teacher, and when paying the piano I see sine waves of all kinds when I close my eyes. They carry the music and tell me where and when to play. Pretty tripy honestly.

Phillip J Hale (aka PhilHarmonic)

May 13, 2016

Detroit area blues, jazz, funk artist who has played with many local and international artists, including Thornetta Davis, Martha Reeves, Jazzhead, and his own urban progressive music group, PhilHarmonic.

RJ Spangler Trio + Larry Smith

May 13, 2016

The RJ Spangler trio features guitarist Oliver Nevels, string bassist Gregory Cook and drummer RJ Spangler. It is their honor to back jazz master Larry Smith on the alto sax. All are seasoned veterans, throughout United States and Europe, in addition to Larry making several trips to perform throughout Asia. The musicians in this groupContinue Reading »

Windstar Soul

May 13, 2016

Based out of Detroit, Michigan Windstar Soul works hard to bring back the original Detroit soul vibe with a modern twist. Touching a variety of genres, this 5-piece group blends soul, funk, hip hop with surprising free jazz/ psychedelic elements. Seeing Windstar Soul live is exciting because they allow for their musical intuition to translateContinue Reading »

Looze Cannon

May 13, 2016

A different and unique talent that is [mentally] on a different page than most rappers. While my music is competitive, relate-able, real and feel-able, key attributes that makes me that UNIQUE artist is: • I am respectful to women, I believe in the “old ways” of how you should treat your lady at my youngContinue Reading »

Malena Quartet

May 13, 2016

The Malena Quartet plays a mixture of original compositions, free improvisations and jazz standards. Though María Elena’s originals read like a bouquet of wild flowers, lush harmonies, flowing melodies, and bubbling underscoring of drums and bass weave through every composition. This group is influenced by established masters of their craft from Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderly,Continue Reading »

Detroit Institute of Arts Plaza

April 26, 2016

We are very excited to announce the Detroit Institute of Arts has granted us the use of their Woodward Avenue Plaza.  

First Post

March 31, 2016

Hello Detroit! Make Music Detroit is off and running.  On June 21st, the great music city of Detroit will be joining over 800 cities world wide celebrating the longest day with a grand citywide music celebration. Volunteer today and we can guarantee a great time as well as the satisfaction of working on the groundContinue Reading »