The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity music festival. It is produced by the Arab American National Museum with partners Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS, Midtown Detroit Inc. and University of Michigan – Detroit Center. The goal of this five-day festival is uniting metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups by presenting musical acts from around the world. Over its 22-year history, the festival has become a beloved highlight of metro Detroit’s summer festival season, and one of the few free-admission music festivals remaining locally.
This year's "Tune-Up" concert. hosted by DJ Ismael from WDET’s "This Island Earth," features Spam Allstars, a multi-genre band who blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, and electronic to create what they call an electronic descarga, attracting people dancing salsa, break-dancers, and festival-goers driving for hours to catch a show.
More Concert of Colors events will take place between July 9-12. Visit www.concertofcolors.com for more information.