In Detroit, it's hard to think of Memorial Day weekend without the Movement Electronic Music Festival. Thumping bass lines and wild hip-shaking throngs temporarily transform the city's downtown into a carnival of dancing and modulated electro-beats. This year's party features some heavy hitters, including Moby, techno-pioneer Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin, also known as Plastikman. Local faves like Deastro, Shigeto and Phantasmagoria will also be on hand to give the crowds a taste of some lesser-known Detroit-area originals. In addition to the tunes themselves, tech companies will be perched in Hart Plaza to show off their latest gear and local artists with the Community Arts Moving Projects (CAMP) program will with offering visual surprises to those who pass through to check out the tunes. Visit the Movement website for a complete lineup and other happenings like official festival after parties.
During Detroit's annual country music-inspired Downtown Hoedown, dressing like a cowboy in the city almost seems normal. This year's throwdown, sponsored by WYCD-FM, takes place May 31 - June 2 on several stages set up around Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. Featured artists include Tate Stevens, ...
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