In celebration of the 20th Annual Concert of Colors, the U-M Detroit Center and Michigan State University’s Detroit Center will co-host an Outdoor Stage of music and culture from 2-9 p.m. July 14-15 in Detroit’s Midtown area.
The stage, behind the U-M Detroit Center, features 14 acts covering a multitude of music and performance genres. This year’s headliners include DJ and producer DJ Captn20 and jazz and R&B singer Ben Sharkey.
Other notable performances include jazz-blues fusion group the Chris Canas Band, the gospel-jazz Tim Ellerbe Project, African-inspired Puerto Rican folk band BombaRica, and spoken-word musical poet Keir Jackson. For a complete list of artists, performance times and interviews, go to the Detroit Center Concert of Colors lineup page at www.concertofcolors.com.
To kick off the Outdoor Stage festivities, a reception for U-M faculty and staff will take place from 2-3 p.m. July 14 at the Detroit Center. Complimentary parking and light refreshments are available for attendees.
The U-M Detroit Center is on the first floor of Orchestra Place, 3663 Woodward Ave., next to Orchestra Hall. For more information, go to www.DetroitCenter.umich.edu or call 313-593-3584.
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