Music heals in times of trouble – for six decades, the Detroit Soul Ambassador Melvin Davis has provided music and memories to help us all. Now we can help Melvin. During the heart of the pandemic, Melvin soldiered through a debilitating case of COVID pneumonia only to begin another fight against Leukemia. While he is […]
As of April 30, 2021 Detroit Sound Conservancy is pleased to announce that we have moved the majority of our archive out of storage and into a large and wonderful climate-controlled room at the WGPR building on East Jefferson in Detroit. Our Detroit music artifacts and audio-visual collection has been largely inaccessible-but-safe, secured quietly in […]
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 […]
Our 2018 begins now. It’s been an incredible year. The Blue Bird Stage went to France, we turned five, John Lee Hooker got inducted into the Detroit Sound Hall of Fame, we have come up with a plan to restore the Club Heaven Sound System as a mobile legacy performance program, and we did acoustic […]
Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Sound Conservancy partner during September for Feelgood Tap Fundraiser and Event Batch Brewing Company in Corktown continues to develop local philanthropic partnerships through the Feelgood Tap, an in house initiative that became a 501c3 in late 2016. In September, participating Feelgood Tap establishments get to focus on a local partner […]
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 […]
On July 16th, Detroit Sound Conservancy partnered with StoryCorps to activate a session between our adviser Curtis Lispcomb (in photo on left) and his longtime friend Damon “Magic” Percy to discuss their shared history in Detroit dance culture generally and the Club Heaven Sound System in particular. A report from Magic: “We discussed how music […]
An open letter to Detroit Mayor Duggan on the need for a true “music city” strategy for Detroit’s living musical legacies.