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.
Detroit Sound Conservancy Awarded Relief and Resiliency Grant from Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource
We have been awarded a $10,000 “Relief and Resiliency” grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource.
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 […]
Dan Sicko Collections Fellow
We Are Hiring A Collections Coordinator Applications from qualified Wayne State University School of Information Sciences students and recently graduated students DUE Friday, April 24th, 2020. See below for more details and instructions. Overview In partnership with Wayne State University’s School of Information Sciences, Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) — a grassroots, do-it-yourself, nonprofit mobile museum […]
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 […]
Important Organizational News from Detroit Sound Conservancy
Our Executive Director will step down later this year. We are grateful for his founding vision. Our work continues with your ongoing support.
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 […]
Sounds of Our Town
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 […]
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 […]