Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Motor City Music Conference explodes onto the Detroit scene

400+ acts. 40 venues. 5 days.

The Motor City Music Conference - expected to draw thousands into downtown Detroit this week - kicks off tomorrow with a bang: the Motor City Music Awards.

Legendary Detroit musicians Eminem and Aretha Franklin are both up for accolades, as well as Slim Shady's prodigy group, D12. The show will be held at the State Theater and is sold out.

If seeing your favorite local and national musicians is your thing, not to worry; there are plenty of other opportunities to do just that when MC2 - the nickname given to the fledgling music festival - swings into full-throttle Thursday night with plenty of acts to go around. Click
here for a complete listing of artists, show times, and venues.

Along with hundreds of musicians of every musical genre imaginable, MC2 will also feature three full days of music and industry panels, as well as a music/lifestyle trade show at Cobo Hall. In addition, national music personalities Snoop Dogg and Moby are set to play full concerts. Snoop will be at Cobo on Saturday night, while Moby will play the State Theater on Friday. Proof from D12 will be in the spotlight at Envy on Thursday.

Tickets for the event come in various types and prices, depending on whether you want to see one day of music or all four, and whether you want all-access or first-come, first-serve seating. This
article from Sunday's Free Press breaks the ticket complexity down to plain English. They range in price from $15-$100 and are available at Ticketmaster and one-day passes can be purchased at the venue, but get ready to stand in line if you choose this option.

MC2's website has information on anything else you need to know including detailed maps, artists times and venues, and more.