The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF), a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announced its award of $100,000 to Detroit Sound Conservancy. With more than $80 million in funding, the Action Fund is the largest U.S. resource dedicated to the preservation of African American historic places. Detroit Sound Conservancy is one […]
Posts Tagged: Blue Bird Inn
Sounds of Detroit Archaeology Series Presentation with Michelle McKinney
Join us at 7pm April 29th, 2021 for “Sounds of Detroit Archaeology Series” presented by The Detroit Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society. Our Executive Director and Director of Collections, Michelle McKinney shares our ongoing archival work and preservation of the Blue Bird Inn.
Announcing The Blue Bird Inn Historic District!
The Blue Bird Inn, an institute of Detroit music and a hearth of the Black community, has been designated a local Historic District by the City of Detroit.
In Memoriam: Lee Simmons
Lee Simmons, Detroit Sound Conservancy Board Member and nephew of Mary and Clarence Eddins who once owned the Blue Bird Inn, has died of COVID-19.
Invited: African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
Some good news! Earlier this year, we submitted a letter of intent to partially fund the restoration of the Legendary Blue Bird Inn through the National Trust for Historic Preservation‘s very competitive African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The grant is worth $50-$150,00. The National Trust got 537 other letters so we are honored to […]
Our Letter of Support to Make ‘The Bird’ a Local Historic District (2020)
You can learn more about our work with The Legendary Blue Bird Inn here. 9 January 2020 Zene Fogel-Gibson, Chair Historic Designation Advisory Board Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 218 Detroit, MI 48221 Dear Ms. Fogel-Gibson: In May of 2019, Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) asked City Council to make The Legendary […]
Music in the Archives: Performance at the Reuther
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 […]
Blue Bird Stage: Noel Night Performances
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 […]
A Great Day On Tireman
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 […]
Call & Response: Exhibit and Performance
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 […]