MO POP Music Festival 2017 | July 29 + 30
Jul 30

MO POP Music Festival 2017 | July 29 + 30




By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM

MO POP Music Festival pulled out all the stops for their major headliners this year, including Alt-JFoster The PeopleRun The Jewels, and Solange


In comparison to the Lollapalooza lineup which was also just released, a good chunk of the headliners are the same, so we expect that many people will opt staying in Michigan and hitting these artists rather than making the trek to Chicago. 

What will be involved in this year's festivities on July 29 and 30? Quite a few things! 

MO POP's Press release states that "In addition to 10+ hours of non-stop music each day," there will be the Riverside Biergarten, which will feature microbrews, Michigan beer, and specialty drinks. The Food Truck Alley will be returning for a diverse platter of all delicious noms, as well as the Craft Bazar, which will have a ton of handmade goods from Detroit's special talents. 

They will also be bringing back the Tech Tent and MO POP Arcade, which is a hot spot for cool people, [READ:] Air Conditioning. 

To purchase tickets, you can snag Early Birds on 3/24 for $89.50 (for the weekend), $65.00 for for a single day.

The price will jump on 4/3 to $109.50 for the weekend, and $75 for a single day after early bird so be sure to snag them while you can!

You can also pick up tickets with no service fees at Royal Oak Music Theatre on 3/24, and then on 4/3, you can snag them at any location below: 

129 S Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

318 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

1 S Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI 48342

512 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226

400 Renaissance Center A-403, Detroit, MI 48243

541 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823



Harry Potter and the Transfigured Town: 2017, Ontario, Canada
Oct 15

Harry Potter and the Transfigured Town: 2017, Ontario, Canada

By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM

The Group "Dads and Dragons" have organized the second Harry Potter and the Transfigured Town Festival in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The festival, according to Narcity, will be transformed for 3 days into the Magical World of Harry Potter, and it is to raise funds to improve the town. 

The event includes the following: 

  • Official Quidditch Canada matches for Goderich’s Cup,
  • Unofficial Quidditch matches for the Marauder’s Cup,
  • Live performances by The Lovegoods and Tonks, as well as The Aurors,
  • Multiple vendors and participating businesses (including a craft wand shop),
  • A Poly-Wizard Tournament,
  • A House challenge,
  • A scavenger hunt,
  • Free face painting, and much more!

What could be the first makings of a Harry Potter Con of sorts, I of course, already got tickets. You can do so here, and the early birds at $15 were already gone, so if you're a die hard Harry Potter fan, it's time to head to Canada this fall.  And for you Detroiters, it's ony a 3 hour car ride - shorter than driving to Toronto. 

Youmacon 2017
Nov 5

Youmacon 2017

Photo from Eventbrite

Photo from Eventbrite

Description from Eventbrite

"Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.

Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it's known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later."

High Times Cannabis Cup - Midwest
12:00 pm12:00

High Times Cannabis Cup - Midwest

  • 9197 E MI State Road 36, Whitmore Lake, Michigan 48189
Info and Photo From Facebook Event

Info and Photo From Facebook Event

June 24th and 25th for the 2017 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Midwest presented by Grow Green Michigan at the Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan. Please note this Cup is open to MEDICAL PATIENTS ONLY.

HIGH TIMES will give you a live cannabis experience, featuring a live grow room, a cannabis career fair, edibles village, topical massage spa, vape lounge and so much more! 

Grow Green will have Triminator, Rambridge Wholesale, Botanicare, Hortilux, Twister, House & Garden, Smart Pot and more with us at our booth. Don't miss out on special event pricing on your favorite items, cool Cannabis Cup swag, and more!

Maria Montoya at the Garden Bowl @ Majestic Theatre
5:00 pm17:00

Maria Montoya at the Garden Bowl @ Majestic Theatre

  • 4140 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48201 United States
Info And Photo From Facebook Event 

Info And Photo From Facebook Event 

I couldn't be more excited to be able to perform here and mark it off my list. So thrilled to be doing this at this venue. Last year I performed at the MIX Bricktown and now this. Sh*t!! Haha.

We perform at the Garden Bowl at the Majestic Theatre at 5:00pm-6:00pm.

See ya then. 


This is a free event*
All Ages
Free to Public

Visit for more info. 


June 21st, 2016 marked the inaugural Make Music Detroit celebration. Detroit joined cities around the world to celebrate music in its many forms. Inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique (a national music party day inaugurated in 1982), Make Music Day or World Music Day takes place on the same day in more than 700 cities in over 100 different countries throughout the globe, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Nepal, Kenya, and Japan. For more information, please visit Make Music Day or Fête de la Musique‘s websites.

All Make Music Detroit events are:

- Free (no tickets, no musicians or audience members are charged)
- All ages with genre restrictions
- At multiple locations
- On June 21st (the longest day of the year)


Make Music Detroit is more than a music event. Our purpose is to bring attention the importance of early music exposure for kids and the benefits of music in people's daily lives. Detroit became a fountain of reverence in culture and humanities in part because of how the universal availability of music and arts education enriched its citizens. Every Detroit child deserves access to music education and Make Music Detroit is dedicated to supporting this goal.

2016 RECAP:

For the inaugural MMD2016, we coordinated more than a dozen sites around the city to serve as venues for over 100 free performances. Most sites were dispersed within three walkable clusters situated within the Cultural Center, Downtown and North End neighborhood. Attendees were able to visit Detroit Institute of Arts, ASSEMBLE Sound, The Carr Center at Harmonie Park, Urban Bean Co., Northern Lights Lounge, Cass Cafe, Third Man Records Cass Corridor, Jazz Cafe at Music Hall and other sites along the Oakland Avenue Artist Corridor to enjoy and experience every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of many musical persuasions (from jazz to folk to experimental to soul to electronic).

This year for MMD2017, performances will start Wednesday, June 21st at Noon and ends at Midnight. Mark your calendars and let’s make it better than the last. We will see you there!

Motor City Pride Festival 2017 @ Hart Plaza
Jun 11

Motor City Pride Festival 2017 @ Hart Plaza

  • Hart Plaza
Photo & Info From Facebook Event

Photo & Info From Facebook Event

Michigan's largest LGBTQ Pride celebration! Join us on Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th at Hart Plaza in Detroit where we'll have five stages of entertainment, craft beers, food trucks, a family area, hundreds of vendors and thousands of people showing their pride.

High School Sweetheart's EP release
May 6

High School Sweetheart's EP release

Facebook Event Page

Facebook Event Page

5/5 FOR $5!!! 
No plans for Cinco de Mayo? Join High School Sweetheart and friendsMisterILLingsworthMega Powers, and The Dropout at The Loving Touchto celebrate their first EP!! Mister will be hosting the whole night of talent and The Dropout will be bringing the energy on the back end and closing it down!

8pm- Doors
9pm- Mister
9:30pm- Illingsworth
10:15pm- Mega Powers
11pm- High School Sweetheart
Midnight- The Dropout

$5 Admission

26th Annual Detroit Music Awards
6:00 pm18:00

26th Annual Detroit Music Awards

Please join the Detroit Music Awards Foundation for the 2017 26th annual Detroit Music Awards!!!

Performances By:
Craig Brown Band
Royce 5'9" feat VMDP
Jena Irene Asciutto
TheFags - Detroit Power Pop
The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra
KDJ Trio

Distinguished Achievement Awards:
WEMU 89.1
Sphinx Organization
Third Power

Detroit Spirit of Entertainment Award:
Royce 5'9"

Tickets: OR at the door!
VIP Tickets/Tables:

Pre-Show: Centaur Bar - Doors 4pm - Awards 5pm

Please support our sponsors!
Adcraft Club of Detroit
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Imperial Beverage
Hard Rock Cafe Detroit
M1 Records
Made In Detroit
Tequila Cabresto
Elite Ink Tattoo Company
Short's Brewing Company
Centaur Bar
Barritt's Ginger Beer
Chalk Hill Estate Winery
Sebastiani Wines
Black Magic Hydroponics
Detroit Metro Times
KLA Laboratories, Inc.
Wall Street Productions

Cinco De Mayo at SLOWS
11:00 am11:00

Cinco De Mayo at SLOWS

Celebrate the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla this Friday 5/5 at Michigan Avenue. We're serving special menu items (while supplies last) all starting at 11am.

Menu includes:
*Brisket Tacos
*Pork Chili Tacos
*Ancho Chicken Wings
*Ranchero Beans
*Queso Corn
*Chips & Smoked Salsa

From the Bar:
*House Margaritas
*Dos Equis Amber
*Negra Modelo

Plus we're releasing our Summer Wine & Cocktail Menu

Grensta (Psycho Disco) w/ Sonya Alvarez at Grasshopper
9:00 pm21:00

Grensta (Psycho Disco) w/ Sonya Alvarez at Grasshopper

Surreal Sleepwalking + The Grasshopper Underground present:

Grensta (Psycho DiscoNite RecordsPerfect Driver Music)

Sonya Alvarez (Country Club DiscoSurreal Sleepwalking)
Roman Holliday (Surreal SleepwalkingGrenadier Club)

+ No matter how big or small the club or festival, Grensta brings a dynamic underground ethic to every show; an ethic that is reminiscent of the days when DJ’s themselves were not the idolized center of the room, but instead selfless participants in the enjoyment of the beats and the atmosphere. This attitude is reinforced by his unique production approach, as his tracks emote a fresh interpretation of classic deep house using smooth builds and infectious bass lines with crunchy analog leads that drive his audience forward.
Winning the Insomniac Discovery Project: Beyond Wonderland contest was a big moment, giving him a taste of what hard work and determination can bring when following a dream. His tracks are supported by the likes of Golf Clap, Shiba San, Dillon Nathaniel, Vanilla Ace, Sinden and Treasure Fingers, appear in mixes on Perfect Driver, The Birdhouse, Data Transmission and RinseFM as well as in publications like Mixmag, Earmilk, YourEDM, Gotta Dance Dirty, and Magnetic Magazine.



Flint Eastwood | April 14 @ Fisher Building
8:00 pm20:00

Flint Eastwood | April 14 @ Fisher Building

Flint Eastwood is releasing a new EP called "Broke Royalty" on 4/14. To celebrate, she is throwing the first full-blown show in one of Detroit's most beautiful spaces, the lobby of the Fisher Building, with some of her favorite artists. 

BERSERKER IV April 14-15th @ The Crofoot
Apr 15

BERSERKER IV April 14-15th @ The Crofoot

April 14-15th 2017
The Crofoot
1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI

2 packed nights of extreme underground music! 30 bands on 3 stages!

The Obsessed
Negative Approach
Brain Tentacles
Child Bite
Immortal Bird
Horrible Earth
Cemetery Piss
Fuck You Pay Me
Cotton Museum
Against The Grain
Hollow Earth
Artillery Breath
Sunlight’s Bane
Night Vapor
Fell Ruin

Limited Advance Weekend Passes just $50 – an $80 value!
These special 2-day passes include an 18”x24” screenprinted poster plus a high-quality enamel pin. Limited to 200, less than 100 remain!

Standard 2-Day Pass*: $60
Single Day Pass*: $40 advance / $50 day-of
*These options will become available once the limited advance weekend passes are sold-out.

Tickets available online here:

Also available fee-free in-person at the Crofoot box office (Pontiac, MI) and UHF Records (Royal Oak, MI)

As always, BERSERKER is an all ages event! Doors open at 6pm both days.


Local Natives | Royal Oak Music Theater
6:30 pm18:30

Local Natives | Royal Oak Music Theater

AEG Live Presents:
Local Natives
wsg Little Scream
All Ages / General Admission

Local Natives believe in equality, safety, and dignity of all people. They have partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is going to support gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

Get tickets at
Royal Oak Music Theatre Box Office
Charge: 1-888-9-AXS-TIX.
For more info, Call 248.399.2980

Party! Album Release Party | The Pike Room
6:00 pm18:00

Party! Album Release Party | The Pike Room

Party! Album release party. 
If you're not here you're missing out on a bunch of cool ass live music. If you're 21+ have a drink or a lot with us because;
Its going to be a Party! 🎉🎉 and tickets are only $10! *All Ages*

Presented by Eternally Nocturnal 💀

Performances by:
Man Eating Lion
Helpless Hearts (celebrating 1 year anniversary)


UPDATE: As of 3/30, Desires and The Banshee Pilot will not be performing.

Jay And Silent Bob Get Old | The Fillmore Detroit
7:00 pm19:00

Jay And Silent Bob Get Old | The Fillmore Detroit

This is a fully reserved, all ages event. Doors open to the public at 7pm.

The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. Now you can see them live recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on Itunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, always hilarious, look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for - an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories.

Mobina Galore wsg: BOTF, Young Hunger  | New Dodge Lounge
8:00 pm20:00

Mobina Galore wsg: BOTF, Young Hunger | New Dodge Lounge

  • New Dodge Lounge

Fresh off of tours with Against Me! and Propagandhi, Mobina Galore will be in Hamtramck for one night!!!
Mobina Galore, based out of Winnipeg, MB, Canada, are a vocally aggressive power chord punk rock duo formed in late 2010 by Jenna (guitar/vocals) and Marcia (drums/vocals). They are signed to New Damage Records and Gunner Records (Europe/UK).

2017 Marche Du Nain Rouge - Celebrating All That Is Detroit!
1:30 pm13:30

2017 Marche Du Nain Rouge - Celebrating All That Is Detroit!

From Facebook Event: This annual mardi-gras carnival like parade and celebration features people dressing up in costumes and mardi-gras masks as Detroiters gather to ban and unite against negativity - and show their love of the 'D. Everyone gets to march in the parade - EVERYONE! This is more than just a parade and celebration however - the goal is to unite us, focus on what is good - to build a better 'D - together and for everyone!

All Things Detroit & Food Truck Rally
12:00 pm12:00

All Things Detroit & Food Truck Rally

All Things Detroit is the special event happening multiple times a year that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs across Michigan with their unique items, exclusive offerings and treasures ready for your purchase and made as your prize to take home.

On Sunday, March 26th attendees will have the opportunity to dine on Detroit delectables and sample savory sweet treats, as well as acquire acclaimed products and services from in and around Detroit. Most importantly, patrons and participants are also supporting small businesses. 

Tickets on sale NOW! Admission $5
Children 12 and under are free

Beat the Crowd Package $15 includes:

• Full hour of shopping before open to the public.

• Complimentary food truck voucher (Only vaild with the following food trucks Marconi's Pizza or Matt & Mo)

• Complimentary beverage voucher (TBD)

• All Things Detroit tote bag

Children 12 and under are ineligible for the Beat the Crowd package unless ticket is purchased.

For more information go to or download the All Things Detroit App available at Apple Store & Google Play.

Sponsorship opportunities available.

Follow us on IG @allthingsdet or @askjennyfer

Detroit State of Mind: An Art Experience
7:00 pm19:00

Detroit State of Mind: An Art Experience

Detroit State of Mind is a unique curated art show featuring distinctive pieces by eight local artists. Each artist’s story is unique, and the narrative their artwork constructs is just as colorful as the city that it was created in. The Art Experience will feature photography, painting, music, and the premiere of the 5th episode in the #JourneyToADetroitFilm Series. Admission is free, but we will be accepting donations at the door for the Detroit Impact Center, a community based youth center on Detroit’s Westside that works to help at-risk youth develop a sound values system, strong personal motivation, and positive self-esteem. Doors open at 7pm—bring a friend and come enjoy the artwork and an adult beverage with artists and other locals. 


Alex Plachta (@futuresuspect)
Eric Hergenreder (@hergenreder)
Felicia Fullwood (@fjf_4192)
Hunter Hawkins (@hawwkinss)
Jordan Garland (@jordangarlandmi)
Roman Kahler (@foranova) 
Scot Ferguson (@scotferguson)
Tyler Ezell (@lumen8shun)

Sounds By:


Information on the Detroit Impact Center:

Bathroom Of The Future | March 25 @ Loud Music & Apparel
7:00 pm19:00

Bathroom Of The Future | March 25 @ Loud Music & Apparel

  • 414 Huron Avenue Port Huron, MI, 48060 United States

Bathroom of the Future are releasing our second EP, a cassette titled "Welcome to Work Life". To celebrate we will have a live rock and roll show at Loud Music, some of our friends will join us playing some loud rock and roll of their own. 

Live music from
Bathroom of the Future - Pop Punk / Prehistoric emo playing songs about video games and love.

Solitary Subversion - Prog punk band featuring ex members of the Vulnerable!

HandWringer - 3-piece punk band out of Flint, making their Loud Debut.

All Ages!
Donations at the door are greatly appreciated
Doors at 7pm
Music starts at 8pm

There will be some pizza provided as well as fun and games. Get there early and win something!

From: Facebook Event

From: Facebook Event