Join us at the Reuther Library January 23 for a night in celebration of Detroit music. With performances by Melvin Davis and Ron English, this free event will highlight the importance of musicians’ oral histories in the community. Held in partnership with Detroit Sound Conservancy, the event features the legendary Blue Bird Inn Stage. Facebook […]
Detroit Sound Conservancy is pleased to join the Wayne State University Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs for holiday fun at Noel Night 2019 including live music on the Historic Blue Bird Inn Stage! The event begins at 3 pm and goes to 7 pm. Live music includes: 4 pm Mike […]
We are proud to announce that our Executive Director Dr. Carleton Gholz will be traveling to Wollongong, Australia this fall to participate in “Sounds of our Town.” “Sounds of our Town” will explore the role of popular music heritage in the revitalization of cities that have experienced industrial decline. Featuring panelists involved in popular music […]
https://www.facebook.com/events/2066694560107119/ Join us Saturday morning of Detroit Jazz Festival for a community photo produced by Detroit Sound Conservancy and NPA Arts! All ages welcome. Musicians should bring their instruments. Donuts by Dilla’s Delights –> first come, first served until gone. 10 AM = call time10:30 AM = photo11:00 AM = done! This event is supported […]
As part of our ongoing community engagement surrounding the restoration of the Club Heaven Sound System, we are excited to partner with LGBT Detroit and Hotter Than July for “From Stonewall to Heaven.” How have members of the LGBTQ+ community maintained the experience of performance and expression for 50 years? How has the experience of […]
Call & Response June 14, 2019 – August 25, 2019 Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 14 – Sunday, August 25, 2019 Performance, Panel Discussion, and Reception: Saturday, August 3, 2-6 pm https://stamps.umich.edu/exhibitions/detail/call-response Celebrating the legacy of sonic resistance in Detroit and beyond, Call & Response features the work of Romare Bearden, Chakaia Booker, Tony Cokes, Saffell […]
We participated in MotorCity Makeover to engage residents and continue to protect and preserve the legacy of the Blue Bird Inn.
On April 5, 2019, we were honored to be a part of the unveiling of the new Marvin Gaye stamp. The unveiling took place at the Detroit Historical Museum inside our Salvaging Sound exhibit on the Historic Blue Bird Inn Stage. The event was coordinated by the United States Postal Service. The photos below were […]
LaVell Williams (1967-2018), Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Board President, who mentored a generation of music lovers, is remembered in this obituary.
Terry Jean Pollard was known in the Detroit jazz community as “the queen of the vibes” for her mastery of the instrument. A Detroit bred pianist/vibraphonist, Pollard was a powerhouse performer who started out playing at jazz clubs around the city including a famous stint with the Billy Mitchell band at the Blue Bird Inn […]