Detroit has a long, storied history with music and is a major center for musical creation. From hip-hop to techno to "The Motown Sound," Detroit is a music-lover's paradise.
The city celebrates its music history through museums, clubs, bars, and festivals happening throughout the year. No music-lover can come to Detroit without stopping by Hitsville USA. The Motown Museum celebrates the sound that crossed genres and generations. See the place where hits from Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, and The Temptations were made.
For nearly 40 years, the Movement Electronic Music Festival is a three-day annual event that highlights Detroit's electronic music legacy.has celebrated the city's rich history with jazz. It's the largest free premiere jazz festival in the world and features performances from artists like Herbie Hancock, Miles Mosley, and Kamasi Washington. The
Looking for live music? Check out these Detroit staples: The Raven Lounge is Michigan's oldest blues bar, TV Lounge is the hottest dance club for EDM fans, and Baker's Keyboard Lounge claims to be the world's oldest jazz club and has been home to jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and Cab Calloway. Third Man Records was founded by White Stripes lead singer and guitarist Jack White in Detroit and has opened a retail location featuring a record store, novelties lounge, in-store performance stage, record booth, and vinyl record pressing plant. The shop is located in the Midtown neighborhood, which is home to many great shops, including Shinola, and restaurants. Recently reopened this year, the Caucus Club is a great place to grab a bite and experience Detroit music history. In 1961, then-unknown Barbra Streisand launched her singing career at Caucus Club.