Roosevelt Park in front of Michigan Central Station (the old train station) in Detroit, Michigan.
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Sicari the Assassin, Milton and the Monsters, Mike 'Agent X' Clark, Billy Love, Kym Wright, Jackie Green, Moon Spirit, Paris Brown, DJ Blend, M.O.D.E.E.C. w/ United Flow, Royal T, The Honey Children, Greg Mudge, M.L. Liebler w/ The High Strung, Velveteen Rabbit, Yin, DJ Invisible, Dez, DJ Head, Duminie Deporres w/ 444, Lord Scrummage, Noman, Gun Line Band, Mid-Coast Most, 5 ELA, God Brothers, Mobil, Dopehead 313, Crown Nation, Danny Brown, Nick Speed, Frank Raines, Aaron Atkins, Anthony Attalla, Shawn Michaels, Thomas Emmanuel, Ryan Christopher, John Johr, Matt Herdman, DJ Seoul, Shane LaChappelle, Hady Basha, Marcus Beier
3rd Annual showcase festival in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Detroit. Come not only for the music - we'll have performance art, kids center, vendors, food contest, and more genres of music than you can shake your booty to in one day.
May 17, 2010 - Press Release
Detroit's New Holiday | Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus | "We hope for better things; it shall rise from the ashes"
DETROIT | CORKTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL (CMF) is quickly growing into one of the area premier and most endearing annual music events and looking again to draw a large audience of music lovers. Taking place during the day of July 24, 2010 in Roosevelt Park, located in front of the infamous Michigan Central Station; the festival is design to attract many visitors and press as well as locals from area neighborhoods to enjoy. The festival is a free event that relies on hard working volunteers and wonderful community sponsorships, independently financed by said businesses and groups. After obtaining a permit through the City of Detroit to have the festival in 2008, and partnering with the Detroit International Lions Club (one of the oldest national community service organization) in 2009; this year, the Festival's founding business QUIETDOWN PRESS joined forces with 4th Horizon BEATLOVAS MUSIC and SPINdetroit to cover a greater playing field for music. CMF is always seeking more support from both local and corporate sponsors to help make CORKTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010 the best one yet.
The objective of the CORKTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL is to bring together Detroit and the metro Detroit area by offering them a free day of music, dance, art, food, and fun in Roosevelt Park. CMF staff is diligently planning this year event to incorporate a wide array of musical genres and fun activities for all to enjoy. Understanding to Detroit's plight, the festival is dedicated to remaining free and open to the public.
Bringing together numerous Musicians, Djs, Artists and Performers (in the shadow of the neighborhood's historic ruins of the Michigan Central Station) on three stages; this year's festival will be on Saturday July 24, 2010. This is the 3rd annual CORKTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL in Roosevelt Park. Admission is Free (*with an autonomy base structure, please see guidelines) to this growing and wonderful event. Working together we will make this a success. Corktown is welcome to any and all help. We need the city to come together to present this new kind of festival, a true community celebration. We are a FREE festival and though monetary funds are always welcome they aren't always possible, especially with the current economic climate. That is where volunteers and help working together as a neighborhood and a city can still move us forward towards our mission + love.
Our Mission and Love- RAISE THE FLAG! The festival is an opportunity to showcase the deep current of underlying musical talent in Detroit. We are not aimlessly blind to the endless problems and dilemmas that Detroit has and continues to tolerate. Though, by the way of music and allowing the festival to remain free to the public, we feel that some of the artificial divides (politics, racism, gender, class, etc.) can be crossed with the possibility to mend, heal and move forward in finding solutions.
Our Line Up~ The motor city is sacred ground in the area of Music with a foundation made of true GOLD. CMF is providing a day filled with the area’s best performers, all types of headlining act representing a variety of musical genres and styles. From Blues to Reggae, Funk to Minimal; by uniting under our city flag we are bringing you a new focus, spirit and energy that stand to rival any neighborhood or festival in the nation.
PEACE FIELD~ CORKTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL (CMF), in association with the Detroit International Lions and Leo Clubs offers a call for public art. Any and all pieces symbolizing PEACE are welcome to be showcase in the CMF PEACE FIELD PROJECT. All artists are welcome to begin installation anytime during the week leading up to the festival July 18-24, as long as work is positioned before the festival begins. Each individual artist is responsible for their works. * Please remember that works will be viewed and enjoyed by all ages. In the very unconventional call for Public Art, CMF with the Lions and Leo members of Detroit hope to transform this once almost completely abandon City Park into an example of PEACE for Detroit's future.
In peace we invite kids of all ages and sizes to attend CORKTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Younger children should come with a responsible adult (Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Great Grandparents and/or Legal Guardians). Please put name tags on children that include parent name(s) and any important medical information. Name tags will be available for free at the Kid's Tepee. Also, many fun activities will also be available at and around the Kid's Tepee. PLUS+ This is also one of the nation's only pet friendly festivals. Pets are welcome but please always with an owner and on leashed if necessary. Pet owners are responsible for behavior and maintenance of their own pets.
CMF is also asking people attending the festival to be aware that Roosevelt Park is very open to the elements! (~but we still want you to feel at home). To overcome, we are asking festival attendees to bring ur 'funkiture' (items you would not mind giving away) and set up house for the day in the Park to enjoy the festival. Old Chairs and Sofas, umbrellas for drizzle/sun, anything you think would help the 'home feel'. Pieces you don't wish to take back home, CMF will donate the 'funkiture' to our local Salvation Army or if you see an item you might want at the end of the fest, please feel free to give it a new home. The majority of the festival will take place in the southern, lower most shaded part of the park- sunscreen, hats, water, lawn chairs, blankets, etc. are always good ideas to remember. Please don’t leave personal items unattended. Rain or shine, the show will go on ~part of the joy of a festival. (Please note: the last two years have been pure sunshine)
Welcome Home to Corktown. It is a new holiday. Be proud. We are Detroit. We make music. For more information on performance times, the peace field, funkiture and all other festival activities please visit the website at www.corktownmusicfestival.com
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