Lineup

This year, Detroit Out Loud showcased Detroit’s best talent from the East side to the West side. Thank you to the performers, artists, musicians, families, businesses and community leaders who made this year’s event so special!

Both Days

Host: Kevin Irwin

Detroit emcee and influencer Kevin Irwin will be your host for Detroit Out Loud, guiding you through all the amazing performances over the two-day event.

Day One

DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale

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

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Day One

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.

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Day One

Mark Wallace, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Mark Wallace shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day One

Louisiana Creole Gumbo, 2019 Detroit Demo Day Winner

Join Joe Spencer of Louisiana Creole Gumbo and Trevor Nelson of the Rocket Community Fund for a conversation about entrepreneurship in the city of Detroit.

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Day One

Baking Lesson with Good Cakes and Bakes

Learn to bake with April Anderson, the owner of Good Cakes and Bakes. Check out the recipe here to make sure you have the ingredients to follow along!

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Day One

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.

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Day One

Spotlight: DAAS Choir

Join the Detroit Academy of Arts and Science for a tribute to Motown music.

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Day One

Big Sean

Big Sean shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day One

jessica Care moore

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

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Day One

Roula David and Jesse Cory, 1xRun

Roula David and Jesse Cory share a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day One

Mr. and Mrs. Smooth Line Dancing Lesson

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

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Day One

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!

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Day One

Jasmin Deforest and Laura Grannemann, Rocket Community Fund

Jasmin Deforest and Laura Grannemann share a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day One

Drew Drialo, El Club

Drew Drialo shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day One

ERNO

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

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Day One

Angela Yee, The Breakfast Club

Angela Yee shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day One

Suai Kee, Motown Musician Accelerator

Suai Kee shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day One

Charity

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.

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Day One

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.

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Day Two

The Bushman

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

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Day Two

“Shop Talk” – Social Club Grooming Co.

Join Sebastian Jackson, owner of Social Club Grooming, as he leads a special “Shop Talk” with author and publisher Shawn Blanchard.

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Day Two

Jeanette Pierce, Detroit Experience Factory

Jeanette Pierce shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day Two

Spotlight: DAAS Choir

Join the Detroit Academy of Arts and Science for a tribute to Motown music.

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Day Two

Painting with Phil “Fresh” Simpson

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

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Day Two

Zuri Hudson, The Zuri Reads Initiative

Zuri Hudson shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day Two

King Thomas Moore

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

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Day Two

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!

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Day Two

Mark Wallace, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Mark Wallace shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day Two

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.

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Day Two

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. Check out the recipe here to make sure you have the ingredients to follow along!

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Day Two

Roula David and Jesse Cory, 1xRun

Roula David and Jesse Cory share a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day Two

House Music Spotlight: Inner City

The legendary electronic Detroit music group founded by techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson will be doing a special spotlight performance for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day Two

Big Sean

Big Sean shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day Two

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.

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Day Two

DJ Killa Squid

Join Detroit native DJ Killa Squid for a hip-hop inspired DJ set.

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Day Two

Jasmin Deforest and Laura Grannemann, Rocket Community Fund

Jasmin Deforest and Laura Grannemann share a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day Two

Angela Yee, The Breakfast Club

Angela Yee shares a special message of support for Detroit Out Loud.

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Day Two

Joel Fluent Greene

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

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