Looking to fill your calendar this September? This month is packed with festivals, food, cars, music and lights!
September 3 – 6
SOARING EAGLE ARTS, BEATS & EATS, ROYAL OAK
After going dark in 2020, Royal Oak’s annual celebration of art, music, and food is returning with more than 200 performances across nine stages — including Stone Temple Pilots, its biggest headliner yet. There’s also a fine-art show and food from 50+ local restaurants and food trucks. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday weekend!
SMOKIN’ JAZZ & BARBECUE BLUES FESTIVAL, BRIGHTON
Smoked meat and even smokier tunes? The 15th annual Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival offers plenty of both. Hit Main Street f rom Grand River to First Street for ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and more, then wander over to Mill Pond Lane for live blues.
MOTOR BELLA M1 CONCOURSE, PONTIAC
There was no North American International Auto Show this year, but car lovers can get their fix at the inaugural Motor Bella, which organizers are billing as “a tour through the ever-evolving world of mobility.” Attendees can take a ride in an autonomous electric car, experience a sports car rocketing f rom zero to 60 MPH in three seconds, and check out the latest and greatest in automotive technology.
DLECTRICITY, an outdoor nighttime festival that celebrates art and light installations, is returning to Detroit for the first time since 2017. Spaces along the Woodward Corridor as well as Beacon Park will be illuminated with works from more than 40 artists from around the world. Time to get lit!
A Month of Music
September is packed with opportunities to see live music. Here are a few of our picks:
DEAD & CO. 9/10 @DTE
ERYKAH BADU 9/11 @ FREEDOM HILL
HARRY STYLES 9/2O @ LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
ALICE COOPER 9/25 @ DTE
LEON BRIDGES 9/29 @ THE MAJESTIC THEATRE