Concert of Colors

The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. Enjoy global music at its finest at this colorful, festive, upbeat summer event. 

The lively nine-day festival unites metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups through music and dance acts from around the world – creating a dialogue where participants embrace freedom of expression.

Over its rich 27-year history, the festival has blossomed into a celebrated, beloved highlight of metro Detroit’s summer festival season - one of the few remaining large scale, free-admission music festivals in the area.

For more information and a detailed schedule, please visit Concert of Colors' website here >

 

Joining us for this weekend’s popular Concert of Colors? Two additional neighborhood lots will be available for parking.

  • Wayne State University: Welcome Center Parking, 42 W. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
  • Rackham Memorial Parking: 45 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Wednesday, July 10

  • 6 p.m. WDET Tiny Desk Contest performance | DSO Sosnick courtyard | @ Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
  • 7 p.m. Ismael & the Earth Island Drummers | DSO Sosnick courtyard | @ Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
  • 8:30 p.m. Will Sessions with the Dames | DSO Sosnick courtyard | @ Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

Thursday, July 11

  • 6:30 p.m. Forum on Community, Culture & Race: The Power of Owning Our Voices | The Annex @ Arab American National Museum

Friday, July 12

  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Detroit Historical Museum
  • 1:00 & 4:00 p.m. God Said Give 'em Drum Machines - The Story of Detroit Techno | Detroit Historical Museum
  • 5:00 p.m. DJ Equad | Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • 5:00 p.m. Titled Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars | Michigan Science Center
  • 6:00 p.m. Sanna Su | Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • 6:45 p.m. Boog Brown | Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • 7:30 p.m. Pamela Wise Ensemble | Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • 9:30 p.m. David McMurray & The Black Light Collective | Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Saturday, July 13

Sunday, July 14

  • 11:00 a.m. Jere Stormer's Singer/Songwriter Showcase | Kresge Court
  • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. African Masquerade | Kresge Court
  • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. C'mon, Blink Your Eyes! The Magic of African Masquerade | Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Music Performances @ the Wolverine Outdoor Stage | DIA North Lawn
  • 1:00 p.m. The Inspiration of Motown: The influence of an iconic sound on art, culture & social movements | Detroit Film Theatre
  • 2:00 p.m. Detroit Community Yoga w/ Salar Ansari & Detroit Women's Chorus | Rivera Court
  • 3:00 p.m. La Inspiracion | Detroit Film Theatre
  • 4:30 p.m. Taslimah's Ragtime Band | Rivera Court
  • 5:30 p.m. 47 Soul | Detroit Film Theatre
  • 7:00 p.m. Shigeto | Rivera Court
  • 8:00 p.m. Third World | Detroit Film Theatre
  • 8:30 p.m. Iyawo Folkloric | Scarab Club

Monday, July 15 

Tuesday, July 16

Thursday, July 18

  • 6:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m. Dancing in the Street: Celebrate the 78th Birthday of Martha Reeves & The 60th Anniversary of Motown with Martha Reeves and the Don Was All-Star Revue | Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    • Only ticketed event of the festival. Tickets range from $50 - $100