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.

August 22

DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale

Dance to the beats of DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, Detroit’s Godmother of House Music.

August 22

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.

August 22

Baking Lesson with Good Cakes and Bakes

Learn to bake with April Anderson, the owner of Good Cakes and Bakes.

August 22

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.

August 22

jessica Care moore

Internationally renowned poet jessica Care moore will share a poem about her hometown.

August 22

Mr. and Mrs. Smooth Line Dancing Lesson

Learn some signature Detroit line dances from Mr. and Mrs. Smooth.

August 22

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!

August 22


Detroit DJ ERNO (aka Erno the Inferno) will keep the party going with his unique style.

August 22


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.

August 22

Raye Williams

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.

August 22

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.

August 23

The Bushman

Get up and dancing as legendary Detroit DJ and radio personality The Bushman spins a special set for Detroit Out Loud.

August 23

“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.

August 23

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.

August 23

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.

August 23

King Thomas Moore

Youth poet King Thomas Moore will share a special poem about the city of Detroit.

August 23

Painting with Phil “Fresh” Simpson

Enjoy a painting lesson with Detroit artist Phil “Fresh” Simpson whose bright and cheerful style will inspire everyone.

August 23

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!

August 23

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.

August 23

Joel Fluent Greene

Poet and author Joel Fluent Greene will share a poem about Detroit.

August 23


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.