Television: WXYZ – JoAnne Purtan of 7 Action News at Noon
June 20, 2016
“Make Music Detroit:” Detroit joins cities around the world for largest global music event
Free music at dozens of locations in city
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 video player for JoAnne Purtan’s interview on 7 Action News at Noon.
Organizers say, you’ll be able to enjoy and experience “every kind of musician of every musical persuasion (from jazz to folk to experimental to soul to electronic).”
The free event will feature more than 70 musical performances . All participating venues will be free of admission and open to all ages. Organizers say it’s completely different from a typical music festival. Make Music Detroit is open to anyone who wants to perform , learn , or teach music .
More than a dozen sites around Detroit will serve as venues for the performers. Most sites are dispersed within three walkable clusters situated within the Cultural Center , Downtown and Detroit’s North End.
Some of the sites include: Detroit Institute of Arts, Assemble Sound, The Carr Center at Harmonie Park, Urban Bean Co., Northern Lights Lounge, Cass Cafe, Third Man Records, Jazz Cafe at Music Hall and sites along the Oakland Avenue Artist Corridor.
Performances start at Noon and end at Midnight. For complete schedule and venue detail, please visit the official website at www.makemusicdetroit.org .
You can expect to see performances by some of Detroit’s “venerable music icons and rising artists.” These include: iz Larin, winner of more than 20 Detroit Music Awards; renowned youth and student choral ensemble T he Mosaic Singers; Jazz Foundation of America’s R J Spangler Quintet f eaturing sax legend Larry Smith & vocalist Nikki Pearse ; PhilHarmonic Sextet featuring Detroit’s Queen of the Blues Thornetta Davis; current C JAM & former W DET radio host/DJ J udy Adams ; Metro Times 2016 Reader’s Choice Best Electronic Artist recipient Kevin Reynolds; platinum credited hip hop artist/producer Nick Speed; multi-instrumentalist & folk sensation Jennie Knaggs of Lac La Belle; Skeeto Valdez, Paul Randolph & John Douglas ‘ The Mighty Funhouse ; soul/funk legend Amp Fiddler ; and 11 yearold singersongwriter
Sophia Avocado .