BLUE BIRD INN GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY & ANNUAL BBQ Please join Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) at our annual community BBQ, and celebrate us breaking ground for the rehabilitation of the historic Blue Bird Inn! The event will take place on Sunday, September 10, from 2-5pm outside the Blue Bird Inn, located at 5021 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, […]
You’re invited to Join the Birds of the West Side Team Blue Bird of Detroit Sound Conservancy and The Cardinal Foundation Saturday, SEPTEMBER 10th 2-5pm 5021 Tireman Ave on the sidewalk in front of The Blue Bird Inn Live Jazz Performance from Gayelynn McKinney & The McKinney Zone Trio BBQ, LIVE MUSIC, Fun! FREE and […]
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 […]
Detroit Sound is honored to announce we have been awarded a $150,000 Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D) grant from The Kresge Foundation! The funds will be used to open The Blue Bird Inn once again as a neighborhood hearth for the community in the form of a music venue, gathering space and cultural education center. […]
GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT 🏘 We are excited to share that Detroit Sound Conservancy has been awarded a NeighborHUB grant, sponsored by The Detroit Regional Chamber (@detroitchamber) and @generalmotors. From the program’s largest-ever applicant pool, we were among the 10 nonprofits from Detroit neighborhoods to receive a portion of the total $500,000 in grants. Receiving this grant is […]
Earlier this summer, we received a Community Development mini-grant from Co.Act Detroit and CDAD, with funding from the McGregor Fund and the Hudson-Webber Foundation! We’ve been using these funds to directly support our partnership between DSC’s Team Blue Bird and The Cardinal Foundation, to continue the food distribution program to homebound senior neighborhood residents in […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]