Detroit Out Loud is Back!
August 22 & 23
3PM - 7PM Both Days
Last summer, the Detroit Out Loud festival brought the city together for a day of art, music, food and fun. And while we can’t be together in person, we can still show our city some love.
Detroit Out Loud is back for a special virtual event that you don’t want to miss. Featuring cooking lessons, craft workshops, and live art, as well as performances by dynamic dance groups and musical artists, Detroit Out Loud is YOUR CHANCE to represent your city and show how much Detroit means to you.
There’s something for everyone at Detroit Out Loud!
Check out the calendar below to see all of the fun activities happening during the event. Event schedule is subject to change.
DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale
Dance to the beats of DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, Detroit’s Godmother of House Music.
Ballet Folklorico de Detroit
Celebrate Detroit’s Mexican community with Ballet Folklorico De Detroit, a community group of dancers who dedicate their time, passion and talent to showcase traditional dances and preserve Mexican culture.
Baking Lesson with Good Cakes and Bakes
Learn to bake with April Anderson, the owner of Good Cakes and Bakes.
Black Bottom and Paradise Valley Tour w/ Jamon Jordan and Joel Fluent Greene
Learn about the rich history of Detroit’s Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods with Jamon Jordan and Joel Fluent Greene.
jessica Care moore
Internationally renowned poet jessica Care moore will share a poem about her hometown.
Mr. and Mrs. Smooth Line Dancing Lesson
Learn some signature Detroit line dances from Mr. and Mrs. Smooth.
GO Time! (Do the Hustle)
It wouldn’t be a Detroit party without the Hustle. For our first GO Time! activity, we want you to get up and dance!
Detroit DJ ERNO (aka Erno the Inferno) will keep the party going with his unique style.
Over guitar-led melodies, 808 beats and churchy organ riffs, Detroit-based singer/songwriter Charity delivers a genre-defying fusion of R&B, Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop.
Mixing the nostalgia of 80’s R&B with Nashville’s songwriting style, Raye Williams is a powerhouse performer who is effortlessly re-creating the genre of “Diva Pop” for this generation.
Night at the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In
Come to the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In theater and enjoy a movie with the whole family, courtesy of Detroit Out Loud! Free tickets to the show are first-come, first-served, so make sure to arrive early. For directions, visit the theater website.
Get up and dancing as legendary Detroit DJ and radio personality The Bushman spins a special set for Detroit Out Loud.
“Shop Talk” – Social Club Grooming Co.
Join Sebastian Jackson, owner of Social Club Grooming, as he leads a special “Shop Talk” with mentorship expert Shawn Blanchard.
Gardening with Malik Yakini
Check out D-Town Farm for gardening tips from Detroit-based activist and educator Malik Yakini, the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
Cooking Lesson with Mike’s Kabob Grille
Learn how to cook with delicious Mediterranean flavors during this special cooking lesson with the experts from Mike’s Kabob Grille.
King Thomas Moore
Youth poet King Thomas Moore will share a special poem about the city of Detroit.
Painting with Phil “Fresh” Simpson
Enjoy a painting lesson with Detroit artist Phil “Fresh” Simpson whose bright and cheerful style will inspire everyone.
GO Time! (Family Play Time)
It’s GO Time! That means we want you to go outside and enjoy family playtime. Color with chalk, jump rope, play catch…just have fun!
Jit Lesson & Cypher feat. Sheefy McFly, King Diddo and the Keep Jit Alive Dancers
Detroit Jit isn’t just a dance, it’s an art form. Watch as some of the best dancers in Detroit show how this unique expression comes to life.
Joel Fluent Greene
Poet and author Joel Fluent Greene will share a poem about Detroit.
Detroit Out Loud will wrap up with an incredible performance by the Grammy Award-nominated soul singer, songwriter, and producer Dwele.
Bring Detroit Out Loud Home with GO Time Kits
There will be lots of fun virtual programming during Detroit Out Loud, but we want you to get out and enjoy the sunshine too! That’s why, in honor of our city’s iconic “313” area code, we’re giving away 313 special GO Time Kits as part of Detroit Out Loud.
A Night at the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In
Enjoy a night out at the movies courtesy of Detroit Out Loud! We’ve partnered with the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In Theater to offer free tickets on Saturday night August 22nd. These tickets are first-come, first-served, so make sure to get there early.
For directions, visit the theater website.
Past Event Photos
Thank you to everyone who made the first Detroit Out Loud a success!