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. […]
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.
Herman “Uncle Herm” Hayes, James “Dilla” Yancey‘s uncle, knows how to move forward without slipping into amnesia. We are honored to be a small part of his entrepreneurial efforts at Dilla’s Delights to create possibilities for his nephew’s daughters by lending him our Paradise Valley model from the Graystone International Jazz Museum Collection. The model […]
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 […]