Strike out getting tickets to Opening Day? No worries, Detroit Proud is here to make sure your Opening Day is still a home run! Here’s a guide to downtown venues where you can catch the game, enjoy some great local live music, and celebrate the start of the 2015 baseball season!

Detroit Home Opener FestivalMadison Avenue Festival Grounds

The last handful of years, the Home Opener Festival has hosted a large number of tailgaters with a plethora of drinks, food, and live music! Local favorites Killer Flamingos will headline this year’s acts, along with local DJs Mike Anthony, Prevu, Mike Jones, and MORE!

Detroit Proud spoke to Killer Flamingos bassist, David Gondoly, about the band’s Opening Day performance.

Watch the Killer Flamingos perform live Opening Day 12p-1p at Home Opener Festival! (credit:

What’s the best part about performing on Opening Day?

The big tent is a total party, the environment downtown is taken over by people having a good time. It’s fun because the bands, DJs, and bar people are in their element during the day. We’re vampires, man, we usually don’t see the light of day! Downtown is just filled with energy, it’s a great time.

What can Detroit Proud readers – who have never seen the Killer Flamingos – expect on Monday?

We’re a five-piece band. Four of us sing – there are lots of harmonies. Michelle is our lead singer, she’s about as good as you’re going to see live. We’re a Top 40 cover band, and we play high energy songs – never slowing down. Expect a good time – lots of energy!

Check out the Killer Flamingos’ upcoming performance schedule HERE! Click HERE for more information about Home Opener Festival.

Exodus Rooftop‘Que & Brew

DJ Captn20 has held residencies around Detroit’s finest upscale nightclubs and lounges for years and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in EDM. He brings his high-energy performance to Exodus Rooftop Lounge on Opening Day.

Detroit Proud reached out to DJ Capn20 to catch his thoughts on Opening Day 2015, and here’s what he had to say:

DJ Captn20

DJ Captn20 will keep the party rockin’ Opening Day! (credit:

What are you looking forward to the most on Opening Day?

I love the spirit and the vibe downtown on Opening Day.  Everyone seems to be friends with everyone and the streets are filled with people having a great time and embracing the city…and our team!

Is this the year the Tigers win the World Series?

IT BETTER BE! Haha I don’t know if the fans can handle another let down.

What can Detroiters expect if they attend the Exodus party?

You can expect great times, great food, great music, with great people, at Greektown’s best indoor/outdoor rooftop venue! The party starts at 9am and goes all day! Tickets are still available HERE.

Cliff Bell’sOpening Day Party

Cliff Bell’s will be showing the Tigers game on their movie screen at 1pm. Hang around post-game to catch Detroit Blues Legend, Harmonica Shah, team up with Howard Glazer to perform raw, unadulterated blues! The guitar/harmonica duo will be performing live blues…Detroit style! Cliff Bell’s opens their doors at 10am. Click HERE for Cliff Bell’s events calendar for more information!

Harmonica Shah

Harmonica Shah and Howard Glazer perform Detroit Blues at Cliff Bell’s Monday afternoon! (credit:

Other Opening Day Hot Spots:

97.1 The Ticket Opening Day Block Party – Grand Circus Park

Cheli’s Chili – Live Music & Parking Lot Party

Old ShillelaghLive DJ & Dancing


So? What are YOU doing for Opening Day?


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