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2019 Fall Music Festivals in Metro Detroit


Summer isn’t the only season for stellar music festivals. Just because temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing color and “hoodie weather” is nearing full effect doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good show. In between trips to your favorite cider mill and perfecting your Halloween costume, check out these music festivals coming to Metro Detroit this fall.

Motown 60th Anniversary Weekend (Sep. 21-23)

Celebrating 60 years since the formation of the Motown Record Corporation, this three-day festival will bring in performers such as Regina Belle, gospel label group Tye Tribbet & G.A., Trash Page-Lockhart, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard and more. The festival will conclude on Monday, Sept. 23 with a golf outing called “Soul in One Celebrity Golf Classic” at Tam-O-Shanter Country Club. Guests will have the opportunity to tee off with Motown alumni in addition to enjoying a gourmet lunch and dinner.

Detroit China Festival (Sep. 21)

Now in its second year, the Detroit China Festival aims to celebrate Chinese culture in Metro Detroit. In addition to Chinese food, drinks and merchandise, there will also be live performances. “Iron Mic,” a three-hour showcase of hip-hop entertainment in China will take place on the mainstage. This will be the first time Iron Mic will take place in America with a few American rappers also taking the stage for an international performance. In addition, there will also be traditional Asian cultural performances.

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HearseFest 2019 (Sep. 21)

This year’s HearseFest is gearing up to be bigger than ever. The spooktacular event will now take place at the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds in Fowlerville, Michigan. In addition to a costume contest, Pine-Box Derby and vendors, there will be horror-themed live music from Slasher Dave of Acid Witch fame. This will be Slasher Dave’s first appearance at the festival so get your tickets now! $2 gets you into this howlin’ good time.

Hazel Park Roots Festival (Sep. 28)

Kicking off its first year, the Hazel Park Roots Festival is happening Saturday, September 28. The event is a celebration of roots music. Performances will take place at House of Shamrocks with other venues in the works, such as Joebar/Frame, The Kozy Lounge and The 510 Building. Event organizers are now taking applications for artists and bands interested in performing.

Emo Night Brooklyn (Oct. 11)

Fans of emo, screamo and the like will love Emo Night Brooklyn. For one night, you can be transported back to the first decade of the new millennium and hear music from your favorite bands, like Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Yellowcard, New Found Glory and many more. Emo Night Brooklyn is your chance to party with your people at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit.

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