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Movement Festival 
The countdown is on to Movement Electronic Music Festival, one of the summer’s most highly anticipated events. Electronic music fans from around the world will gather in Hart Plaza along the Detroit River for the 10th annual Memorial weekend celebration.  
 
German electronic music pioneers and Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, Kraftwerk, will make their first-ever appearance at Movement as the festival’s Saturday night headliner. The incredible lineup of more than 100 artists, from A to Z (literally — Abbe & Toth to Zip), is available online so fans can map out their game plan.

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Detroit is a music town as much as it is the Motor City, and its devoted fans and music-lovers help draw some big acts to the city. The city’s sound systems and stages don’t skip a beat for the holiday season, so if you’re looking for a fun night out on the town in November and December — or a thoughtful gift idea to be cashed in after the New Year — check out these superstar performers coming to Detroit.


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Stars and Stripes Festival

Some things I’d like to do this summer:

  • Stroll through an art fair
  • Ride carnival thrill rides
  • Listen to live music under the stars
  • Watch an amazing fireworks display

Come to think of it, I can cross all of these things off of my summer wish list in one place — the 2015 Stars & Stripes Festival, June 25-28 at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights.


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The 2015 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown is coming to Detroit June 5-6. The country music festival is one of the most popular events the city hosts, and this year it's got a new location on the riverfront.

Here's what you need to know if you're heading down to boogie down:


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Every Memorial Day Weekend Detroit moves to one beat. Many consider the Movement Electronic Music Festival to be Detroit’s signature event, attracting hundreds of thousands of people from all across the globe to Hart Plaza in the heart of downtown.


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