Room 1
18:30 - 19:30
Access to Arts & Culture
The Evolution and Transformation of Detroit’s Music & Creative Scene

Short thesis

Detroit-based artists have impacted soul, country, rock, hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues, techno and pop music for many decades. Musical titans and household names like Aretha Franklin, the White Stripes and Big Sean hail from Detroit. Like other industries, Detroit's music scene is changing; weaving history, tech, art and soul into its new style. Join Motown Musician Accelerator, a new initiative for emerging artists, on an interactive walk through Detroit's world renowned music scene.


"The Evolution and Transformation of Detroit’s Music Scene" is a panel based discussion with invited experts on the history and transformation of music in Detroit.

Highlights will include Detroit's entry into the popular music sphere, the impact of the Motown Sound on pop music, and the future of Detroit's music scene and the artists and movements who will lead the city into its next musical era. 

Visual and audio components will engage audience members along with unique perspectives, accounts, and insights from moderator and panelists.

Audience members will gain a deep understanding of Detroit's unique musical contributions and an excitement for what's to come from the city's emerging artists. Audience members will also have the opportunity to dialogue with panelists who will include respected Detroit music veterans and rising stars.