A new block party will spotlight established and emerging local music at The Heidelberg Project in Detroit’s McDougall-Hunt community on Aug 26.
The inaugural Detroit LIVE will feature performances by hip-hop artist Clear Soul Forces; DJ, producer and historian John Collins (Underground Resistance); rapper, DJ and visual artist Sheefy McFly; hip-hop artist Rah the Son and six other local acts.
Sound will be provided by the Audio Rescue Team. Detroit LIVE also will feature open mic sessions for other interested artists to showcase their talent.
Donna Kassab, POWER Entertainment owner and Detroit LIVE creator, has joined forces with Jenenne Whitfield, CEO of The Heidelberg Project, to host the free event near the city’s iconic outdoor art installation from noon to 8 p.m. at 3600 Heidelberg Street.
“The Heidelberg Project is one of the most visited cultural destinations in Detroit, so we wanted to bring a lot of people together around art to build a sense of community,” Kassab said. “Detroit LIVE is all about the spirit of collaboration through arts and entertainment.”
Detroit LIVE attendees will hear remarks from Detroit City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield and participate in movement sessions by the Detroit Body Garage and Yoga Dan Gottlieb.
Local food vendors will be available to provide tasty cuisine while kids will enjoy face painting, arts and crafts and other activities from the Michigan Science Center.
Kassab said she plans to host other Detroit LIVE events in the years ahead.
“Each year, we’ll have it toward the end of summer in a different neighborhood,” she said. “Throughout the year, we’ll be on the lookout for existing and up-and-coming talent for future events.”
Detroit LIVE is part of Thirty Months of Heidelberg, a series of special programming in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of The Heidelberg Project that runs through January.
To learn more about Detroit LIVE, visit the event’s website and Facebook page or the Heidelberg Project website.
The Detroit LIVE lineup includes:
Detroit Youth Volume
DJ Stacye J
Stevie Soul + Omar Aragones
Rah the Son
John Collins (Underground Resistance)
Clear Soul Forces
What: Detroit LIVE
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: The Heidelberg Project in Detroit’s McDougall-Hunt community at 3600 Heidelberg St.
Cost: FREE – RSVP here
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