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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
Calling all designers! In preparation for our Blue Bird Stage Homecoming Celebration on August 26th at Detroit Public Library and our upcoming #DETROITSOUND4 conference on September 9th we are looking for a few good designers to take a crack on remixing the Blue Bird Stage backdrop in 2D. Our goal will be to pick the […]
This is an update from our ongoing engagement with the Blue Bird Inn. You can read more about our efforts here. Blue Bird Inn exterior today By C. Lorin Brace VI and Samantha Ellens The Blue Bird Inn, located at 5021 Tireman on Detroit’s West Side was at one point the most prominent and important […]