DETROIT (CBS Detroit) What started as an “April Fools” show has become an annual tradition celebrating Detroit music — Welcome to the fourth annual DETROIT by DETROIT showcase.
The musical showcase will take over the Magic Stick Feb. 22, showcasing the talent right here in metro Detroit, and proving ‐ once again ‐ why the local music scene is unlike any other.
It started in 2011 with 12 Detroit bands covering 12 other Detroit acts. This year, with the same concept, it will feature more bands than you can count on two hands, switching between two stages.
“It’s a musical thrill ride, with each year bringing new surprises,” promoters say.
Participating bands were given the opportunity to cover the Detroit artist of their choice, with each act playing three songs each. Covered acts range from the nationally‐acclaimed Grand Funk Railroad and The Supremes, to local favorites like The Hard Lessons and Phantasmagoria.
All ages are welcome, with a $5 donation for 21+ and $7 donation for under 21.
For the third year in a row, proceeds will fund a special scholarship at School of Rock for a future Detroit rock and roll‐er– and emceeing this year’s event will be the ladies of Hip in Detroit.
And here’s what you’ll see:
(MAIN STAGE) AFTER DARK AMUSEMENT PARK as The Supremes (HEADLINING)
(SIDE STAGE) STEVIE SOUL & OMAR ARAGONES as Rodriguez
(MAIN STAGE) DAN HENIG as Madonna
(SIDE STAGE) MOD ORANGE as The Hard Lessons
(MAIN STAGE) THE HANDGRENADES as Phantasmagoria
(SIDE STAGE) DON DUPRIE as Barrett Strong
(MAIN STAGE) JET RODRIGUEZ as Grand Funk Railroad
(SIDE STAGE) MIKE GALBRAITH as Aretha Franklin
(MAIN STAGE) SIX AND THE SEVENS as The Knack
(SIDE STAGE) AWESOME JARVIS & THE WHALES as The Dirtbombs
(MAIN STAGE) THE PHILTER as Del Shannon
(SIDE STAGE) I LOVE LIGHTNING BUGS as Majesty Crush
(MAIN STAGE) 500 CLUB as The Suicide Machines
(SIDE STAGE) BLAIRE ALISE & THE BOMBSHELLS as The Detroit Cobras
(MAIN STAGE) SCHOOL OF ROCK as The Temptations (OPENING)