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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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Kid Rock. Photo Credit: Olympia Entertainment


Kid Rock continues to be one of Detroit’s most vocal supporters, as he celebrates the city in his lyrics. The new song “Detroit Michigan” from his upcoming album “Rebel Soul” is a tribute to the city and its musical heritage—available exclusively via Pure Michigan at Michigan.org through Nov. 19, 2012. It seems Kid Rock is everywhere lately. During the World Series he teamed up with Quicken Loans to narrate the Opportunity Detroit commercial that promoted growth in the Motor City.

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The following is a guest post by Victoria Araj, writer for Quicken Loans and Managing Editor and Publisher of the Quicken Loans Zing Blog. With degrees from MSU and U of M, her allegiance to the Mitten State is indisputable. She loves politics, decorating, photography, fashion, music and the Detroit Red Wings. With a camera always in-hand, you’ll likely find her snapping photos of Detroit while hanging out with family and friends.

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Last week, we posted about Detroit Weekend Activities on a Budget, as recommended by Guest Blogger Victoria Araj. She had so many great recommendations that we couldn’t fit them all in one post, so here are Victoria’s picks for Saturday and Sunday in The D:

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DSO LiveFromOH logoThe Detroit Symphony Orchestra is making classical, jazz and pop music more accessible to the public than ever. The community-supported orchestra, directed by Leonard Slatkin, is offering new, low-cost “Detroit Rush” tickets, as well as free community concerts, live webcasts and a smartphone app for iPhone and Android platforms.

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