Entertainment in Detroit


Detroit is famous all over the globe as the city of motor cars. It is widely known as the motor city. The city got that nickname owing to the existence of a large number of car factories in the region. Detroit is a major city in United States and it is the largest city in the State of Michigan. The bustling metropolis teeming with motor vehicles is situated on the banks of Detroit River. It holds eleventh place in population among US cities. But there is more  entertainment  in Detroit than driving the latest fancy car of any brand. Detroit is where some great music bands and musicians in United States were born.

Celebrity musicians like Eminem, Diana Ross, Kid Rock, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Seger are some of the most famous sons of Detroit and its high-class musical culture. Live music is an indispensable thing in the nightlife of Detroit. In DTE Energy Music Theatre and The Palace of Auburn Hills, the city has two very famous music venues. Detroit hosts world-class musical institutions such as Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Opera House. The major music festivals in Detroit are the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the Urban Organic Music Conference, the Motor City Music Conference, the Concert of Colors, and the Hip-Hop Summer Jazz Festival. For popular music, the bars and clubs are famous for providing non-stop music of all varieties during nights. Detroit has hosted and has been hosting some of the very famous music bands in United States such as MC5, The Stooges, Amboy Dukes, The Detroit Wheels, Rare Earth, Alice Cooper, Sponge, and Uncle Kracker. There is famous song known as Detroit Rock City by the band Kiss, which embodies the musical spirit of the city. There are a number of drama troupes and drama theatres in Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts, Fisher Theatre, and Fox Theatre are highly respected institutions in the world of art and artists. Other famous drama theatres in Detroit are the Gem Theatre, the Palace of Auburn Hills, and the Nederlander Organization.

Some of the important museums in United States are situated Detroit. Detroit Institution of Arts and Detroit Historical Museum are very popular places among the visitors to Detroit. Other tourist and  entertainment  attractions in Detroit include Motown Historical Museum, Tuskegee Airmen Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Fort Wayne, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. But the unique show in Detroit, which symbolizes the motor city image of Detroit, is the North American International Auto Show. River Days, a festival held on the riverfront of Detroit River that lasts for five days, is a hugely popular tourist attraction of Detroit.

Source by Ian Pennington

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